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Last month I succesfully killed the tailswitch of my vintage SureFire 6PD. LINK1
Without the possibility to buy original replacement parts.

But fixed that with a small mod, and on top of that turned it into a lighted tailcap. LINK2

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Took a cheap 100LED UV flashlight, swapped out each LED with a fast auto color changing one. Now its a ‘Party Light’. Not enough party somewhere? Point this at it and the situation is resolved!


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Dzeric wrote:
Took a cheap 100LED UV flashlight, swapped out each LED with a fast auto color changing one. Now its a ‘Party Light’. Not enough party somewhere? Point this at it and the situation is resolved!

Looking at that: you’re only a few steps away from making a really incapacitating strobe! Evil

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Dzeric wrote:
Took a cheap 100LED UV flashlight, swapped out each LED with a fast auto color changing one. Now its a ‘Party Light’. Not enough party somewhere? Point this at it and the situation is resolved!

Very cool!
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A few weeks ago I took apart my Lumintop AAA Tool. This is the newer model with the TIR optic and the angry blue/purple Osram LED. Lumintop decided to glue the pill in, so it took some muscle and bending my tweezers to unscrew the pill. The glue was some sort of black rubbery stuff. In the process the driver was damaged I guess, because it would only work single mode after that.

Luckily Mtn sells the AAA Tool drivers, so I got a few. I also ordered a 3500k SST-20 on a 10mm MCPCB from Kaidomain.

I got the whole thing put back together today and it’s a major improvement to me. I’m discovering, that like most of you, I like the warmer tints better.

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Angry blue is an understatement, here’s what I measured from mine before modding it:

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Tool AAA + Osram + TIR
CCT = 7232K (Duv -0.0033)
Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 74.6
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contactcr wrote:
Angry blue is an understatement, here’s what I measured from mine before modding it:

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Tool AAA + Osram + TIR
CCT = 7232K (Duv -0.0033)
Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 74.6

I don’t know much about the DUV and the Ra, but I wouldn’t call a CCT of 7232K necessarily angry blue. I changed the XP-L HI in a Sofirn Q8 to some 7500K bin SST-40’s a while back, and it was cool, but not angry. I was actually surprised. It made my 5000K BLF Q8 look decidedly warm and green/yellow by comparison. But I thought it would be a lot bluer than it was. My point, I guess, is that it probably depends on the emitter brand, and it definitely is dependent on the “eye of the beholder” whether some light source looks “angry blue” or not.

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Changed aux LED colors on my E07 again (3rd change now). First I swapped the outter ring to orange but even with the trimmer cranked they were so much dimmer then the purple middle ring I didn’t like it so next I swapped the purples out for amber. That orange / amber combo was a great color combo (the only aux LED light I’ve ever had complimented by a non flashaholic!) but again, even with the Trimmers cranked to max they wernt very bright overall and what’s the point of bling if you can’t see it during the day lol.

I’m happy with this combo, I laid them out this way cause I really liked the flat spaces of the optic when it glowes purple and the green / pink ones light up the optic cones themselves (and that green pattern, which is visible IRL looks cool as hell too)

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Are those luxeon V2’s??

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Yes. IMO the best led you can put behind an optic at the moment.
In fact I only own 2 optic lights with anything else and both of those have LH351D W6’s for shear output.

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I re-capped my fluke 4 1/2 digit meter – and fixed the display and backlight in the other fluke… hey, it has a light…

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I have 3000K & 4000K V2’s that I want to try out in my E07, want to do some tint mixing. But I am afraid of the 4000K being too green. I know certain optics increases the green tint. What tint is your setup?

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5000k, no green hue at all in these. I bought 50 of these in that flash clearance sale a while back and have used all but 5. Never tried any other tints cause I was so pleased with the 5000k.

Luckily the LH351D W6’s are nearly identical tint making them my two favorite emitters! Almost can’t tell them apart in use.

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OK, thank you for the feedback. I got my V2’s from led4power.com and I will reflow them tonight. Just need to finish up new driver installation. I really hope they play well with the E07 optic.

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You can change out the E07 lens too. SKV found a replacement UCL one that doesn’t shift the tint as much

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That’s sounds promising. Any links or references?

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
That’s sounds promising. Any links or references?

Here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1538658#comment-1538658

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I downgraded my driver on the Astrolux s41 to a regulated biscotti 8*AMC7135
No more burning copper to me but brightness seems comparable. Pretty sure it’s brighter when it’s 12 amps vs 2.8 amps now but at least the modes are more practical to me
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contactcr wrote:
KevinZA1988 wrote:
That’s sounds promising. Any links or references?

Here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1538658#comment-1538658

Thank you!

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power911 wrote:

I downgraded my driver on the Astrolux s41 to a regulated biscotti 8*AMC7135
No more burning copper to me but brightness seems comparable. Pretty sure it’s brighter when it’s 12 amps vs 2.8 amps now but at least the modes are more practical to me
Now I can use my quad Nichia 219C for as long as I want

Way more practical !
I think i might do the same

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So I modded my FF E07 with one of Lexel’s FET+8+1 Anduril drivers and Luxeon V2 LED’s. Max ramp set to max AMC regulated current, turbo FET only. Aux LED’s are connected to the MCU for regular low-high-flashing-off. Switch LED’s always on. 3× 3000K & 3× 4000K in the outer ring, 1× 5000K in the centre. And it’s an epic combination for me as I like warmer tints. Here are a few pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qBQMFf1TL72GJkYa7

The two beamshots is THE FF E07 Luxeon V2 combo on the left, and FW3A XP-L HI 7A on the right. Next, I’ll try a 3000K, 4000K, 5000K Luxeon V2 combo FW3A. In my opinion, these LED’s are underrated.

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Nice mod, any reason why you didn’t also put the switch LEDs on MCU? Does Lexel’s driver for this have flashing pads or no?

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Yes, his drivers do support it. But I don’t use my E07 with a clip so I aways want to see the button. I always let it stand face down so it’s pointless to have the Aux LED’s on. I do turn them on for the show, or when I chuck it in a bag. Definitely makes it easier to spot.

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Xp-g2 s3 3d out, Luxeon V2 5000k in Big Smile

So in absolute fairness i did this swap because i had 12 of the V2’s laying around, did not knew what to expect but i like them. Slightly colder tint than the 3D g2’s but nothing that i cant live with. Never used these under carclo optic but i like them.

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Nice! That’s actually the perfect light to do 3000K, 4000K, 5000K tint mixing on!

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
Nice! That’s actually the perfect light to do 3000K, 4000K, 5000K tint mixing on!

I’m not sure it’s necessary to include 4000K unless you are finding the 3K+5K to be too far below BBL (which is unlikely) or you just want a little more output at the expense of tint shift upwards on BBL.

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I didn’t say strictly all three tints equally. One can use a combination of the 3 to get a lot of different tints. For example, 4× 4000K and 8× 5000K. Or 8× 3000K and 4× 5000K. Or even 2× 5000, 6× 4000K, 4× 3000K. Emphasis on tint mixing in that particular light. So many tint mixing options possible with that light, and many of them will suit a lot of people.

Like my EO7, the 1× 5000K is enough, to my taste, with the 3× 3000K and 3× 4000K. I had a 4000K in its place and it wasn’t quite right for me.

Another advantage of buying V2’s from led4power.com is that all the tints are the same Vf bin. Perfect!

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