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SKV89 wrote:
Also how hard was it to swap the led? Does it use 16mm mcpcb?

No it uses a tiny little MCPCB around 12mm. It’s also very thin.
I sanded down a 10mm sink pad to put a LH351D in mine.

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Finished my BLF GT yesterday.
Stock driver and Lexel XHP35HI (my LED had only 3 working Dies)
Wavien Collar
Fresnel Lens
GITD Tape in the Reflektor Housing.

Not yet checked the Lux. I will do my Report on TLF, and perhaps link it here.

Cannot wait to see this!


It looks verry powerfull outside.
Nice big sqare beam.
Yesterday I met some other flashaholics on the Rudelsburg (https://www.google.com/search?q=Rudelsburg)
I hope someone made some photos of it and add it to our album: https://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/media/albums/saxxen-th%C3%BCringen-sa...
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Put a 4000k (xm-l2) emitter in a new V11R that I found cheap. Very nice tint and finally I have a rotary light.

Didn’t expect it, but it was one off the easiest mods. Light opened up pretty easy with some rubber and a vice.

Now to find a way to machine the tube to 18350.

!{width:95%}https://i.postimg.cc/RF8y12g4/20180922_172749.jpg!

Is it possible to share where you bought this? Smile

Also how hard was it to swap the led? Does it use 16mm mcpcb?

I bought it at fasttech with some points I had it was around 25bucks.

It indeed uses a small mcpcb. I reflowed the led on the original board. Should be fine at the max 2 amps of the light.

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Geuzzz wrote:
Put a 4000k (xm-l2) emitter in a new V11R that I found cheap. Very nice tint and finally I have a rotary light.

Didn’t expect it, but it was one off the easiest mods. Light opened up pretty easy with some rubber and a vice.

Now to find a way to machine the tube to 18350.

!{width:95%}https://i.postimg.cc/RF8y12g4/20180922_172749.jpg!


I did the same mod a few weeks ago with a 4000k 351D in a V11R. I sanded down a 16mm Noctigon MCPCB to fit and added a lighted tail cap.
Liked it so much I did the same mod to my V10R Ti.
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I did the same mod a few weeks ago with a 4000k 351D in a V11R. I sanded down a 16mm Noctigon MCPCB to fit and added a lighted tail cap. Liked it so much I did the same mod to my V10R Ti.

Nice! I also thought about a lighted switch and to use it as a bedside light. Didn’t do it yet because of the low efficiency of the light and the small 16340 cells. Didn’t want to add parasitic drain.

Maybe I will still do it after I bored the light to fit 18350s.

Do you have a picture?

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Since I put a boost driver in my Jaxman Mini C8 (M8) I took that old 2.1A driver and put it in an old S2+ light with a Seoul Viosys Z5 UV emitter and ZWB2 filter.

First world problems, I know, but the filter is so good I cant even see how good or bad I centered the LED once the pill got screwed in. I guess it’s fine cause the beam pattern looks “normal”.

Having only used the Jaxman light a few times “stock” I forgot it has strobe and beacon in the normal mode group and I think you have to bridge some of those stars on the driver to change it. Any documentation on that somewhere? It’s a 7135×6 driver from Jaxman, has 3 stars on the board. Will bookmark that for a rainy day.

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Geuzzz wrote:
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It’s already a bit beaten, because it’s my work light at the workshop
Duty scratches always look so good on lights of others. When I scratch my own I somehow never see it that way.
You could always send him one of yours to scratch up, then send back to you, no?

If they also magically turn into triples…


Not magically, but to be honest that“s not that difficult to turn an X2R into a triple…
I now have access to a lathe at work, but you could do the same with two 3mm alu or copper washer. (16mm and 18mm)
Then you have to file the MCPCB down to 18mm and voilà

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Triple 219C X2R

It’s already a bit beaten, because it’s my work light at the workshop


Is the driver stock or something high power pocket rocket what I’m seeing?
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ZozzV6 wrote:
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Triple 219C X2R

It’s already a bit beaten, because it’s my work light at the workshop


Is the driver stock or something high power pocket rocket what I’m seeing?

I kept the stock driver :
1/ It has to be reliable and not burn pockets, so no high power FET based driver
2/ I wanted to keep the rechargeable function
3/ It’s powerful enough for my use

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Oh so you just wanted more flood and better tint. Thumbs Up

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Couple of tritium switch mods

 

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And a couple of lighted switches.

 

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Nice mods CRX! I have a weak spot for that Ultrafire zoomie, ultra-cheap for what you get, well made and they have put a lot of thought in the design, only draw-back, for the size it should house a 18350 cell.

Is that RVS light an old-school light from dx back in the days? Fandyfire perhaps?

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Yeah the Ultrafire zoomie is nice, compact chubby Smile
I modded that one for an Efest 1200mAh 16500 cell so that’s much better too but I had to hack together the lighted switch from scratch.

That’s an Aurora SH-034 stainless steel with the blue lighted tail, cheap mans sinner Big Smile Think I bought it from Manafont maybe about seven years ago or so, one of my first lights, very well made. I’m in the process of tarting it up for sale.

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Yep, Aurora it was Smile
Some of those old lights are still in stock at dx btw, but not this Aurora.

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CRX wrote:
Yeah the Ultrafire zoomie is nice, compact chubby Smile
I modded that one for an Efest 1200mAh 16500 cell so that’s much better too but I had to hack together the lighted switch from scratch.

That’s an Aurora SH-034 stainless steel with the blue lighted tail, cheap mans sinner Big Smile Think I bought it from Manafont maybe about seven years ago or so, one of my first lights, very well made. I’m in the process of tarting it up for sale.


CRX, why didn’t you show it from the start?
Amazing. Smile
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Well it’s a bit of a mess really, but it works Big Smile

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So we finally get to see the ugly side of a CRX mod, he isn’t perfect!

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he isn’t perfect!

Certainly not Big Smile
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To me it’s beautiful. Smile

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contactcr wrote:
So we finally get to see the ugly side of a CRX mod, he isn’t perfect!

The outside is about beauty, the inside is about function. Both are outstanding (but who am I to judge).

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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I’m just giving him a hard time because of how refined all of his finished products look. However, if you look at hot rod car types or some other hobbies I assure you the inside is not always all about “function” to some Smile

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I stuck a Samsung LH351D in a Zebralight SC64c.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/62708

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I stuck a Samsung LH351D in a Zebralight SC64c.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/62708

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I bet THAT was fun Bob! Nice work!

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Today my Uv LED arrived (and a few really nice leds are on its way to me) so i wanted to work out a way to solder the LEDs to the MCPCB (My selfmade hotplate with modded PC Powersupply was damaged because of a broken waterpipe that flooded my workbench a few month back). But i had a few spare heating elements, my old Aluminium Block (i grinded it out of a Amplifier Cooler) and i could revive the temp controller. Using a car battery for the ~10Amps draw and my vise to hold it in place. The right side is cold enough to touch when the left side is above 200°C. Worked like a charm Temp set to 198°C (overshoot to only 203°C with hysterese set to 5°C) . Now i should get a new Powersupply and some kind of case to make it nice.




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That’s awesome Docc! Really good work on improvisation, you’re all set to go into the re-flow business now! Big Smile

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Grinded down the zwb2 filter and removed most of the rough machining marks (where the MCPCB is placed).
Today i reflow the UV led and then i have to wait for the driver.


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TOD’s hittin’ the mods fast & hard Thumbs Up

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Nice work Docc! Really cool what you can do with the glass lenses, neat set up for sure!

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