i always have wanted to mod a good zoomie to add to my collection, so i ordered a UF-1405 from fasttech and yesterday it came in.
i started of with dedoming a XM-L2 U3 1A on a Noctigon in gasoline.
Let it sit over night and when i came back the dome was still barely hanning on the led. A small tap on the back and it popped off.
the gasoline was not so friendly for the plastic container i used. It melted the container but it still did the job. :bigsmile:
after that was done i started to take appart the light. the reverse threads on the pill tricked me a bit, but the pill came lose pretty easily.
the led-board on the other hand was glued in pretty bad and was a pain in the butt to get lose. Some tapping from the backside with a screwdriver was needed and the glue had to give up.
Then is was the drivers turn for an upgrade. I added a R200 resistor on top of the R120.
i also chanced te stock wires with some 22AWG silicon wires and solded them to the Noctigon board.
some Actic Silver 5 was added under the star and the pill was good to go!
put everything back together and done!
the light now pulls 1.65A the the tail, this means about 3Amps at the XM-L2. a great upgrade from the 0.85A stock at the tail.
i don’t have a lux meter but to put some number on it, the led should put out about 900-1000 lumen now its dedomed. This means about 800 OTF lumen when not zoomed and im guessing 500-600 lumen when zoomed in.
i will add some beamshots when it gets dark tonight.
EDIT: are in.
stock zoomed out VS modded zoomed out
stock zoomed in VS modded zoomed in
i hope you enjoyed reading this thread