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Nice bankers lantern Wink .

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If you recall my 14500 fw3a from last week (a modded Nitecore D10 with custom fet+1 driver running anduril) I’ve now completed the mod with aux leds.

Add on aux board? We don’t need no stinkin aux board!

Installed and wired

Finished. Pic was taken hastily so it’s not directly head on, the main led is centered but because of how I had to do it both aux leds are offset to one side

This light is for sale. I’m also building one additional that’ll be for sale too.

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I know it’s nothing fancy but I’m new to modding and I wanted to post my mod. I still have a lot to learn and this thread is a fun read. I know this is a pretty simple mod for a lot of posters here, but I feel a sense of accomplishment with this build. Removing the factory solder from the pill was probably the hardest part. Lol

Convoy S2+ (Sand)
XPL HI
Fet +1 with Guppy
18350 tube
Clip from Mountain Electronics

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+some customisation of the ano Smile
Nice job, and much better than what I made when I started modding.

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Nicely done. Don’t worry that you think the mod is nothing special. I drilled a hole in a bowl showed it off Facepalm post #8302

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Thank you guys!
Hey MtnDon, I like it. That’s a good idea. The thing’s boredom brings us too. : )

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I’m waiting for the snow to melt….. but I think I’ll have to shovel first.

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Made an S2+ (shown with 18500 tube) with a 6×7135 biscotti driver and an XP-E2 (on a Noctigon board soldered to the pill) that was supposed to be binned at 485nm according to RS-components.

It appears to peak at 472nm Tired , which is the common blue wavelength and not that nice ice-blue 485nm, and the too fast biscotti driver acts a bit weird too, can’t switch the mode memory off.

So a bit disappointed after 1.5 hours work, but it was nice to do some soldering again, was a week ago already Facepalm

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Nice! Maybe one of these days I’ll build a blue or red light. I think it’s cool!

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Cereal_killer wrote:
If you recall my 14500 fw3a from last week (a modded Nitecore D10 with custom fet+1 driver running anduril) I’ve now completed the mod with aux leds.

Add on aux board? We don’t need no stinkin aux board!

Installed and wired

Finished. Pic was taken hastily so it’s not directly head on, the main led is centered but because of how I had to do it both aux leds are offset to one side

This light is for sale. I’m also building one additional that’ll be for sale too.


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Mod my long time favorite light, C3 SS clone with Lumintop Tool AA V2.0 driver, Nichia 219C sm4070e 4000K emitter, and lighted switch from Convoy.. have to use a 14500 battery so the switch led can turn on.

Tool AA V2.0 driver

Sanding driver to fit the pill (press fit)

using AWG24 cable



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Gchart (a member here) has a boost converter lighted tail cap so you can have the lighted tail while retaining AA compatibility.

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Cereal_killer wrote:
Gchart (a member here) has a boost converter lighted tail cap so you can have the lighted tail while retaining AA compatibility.

Thanks CK, that’s what I need.

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FT03 3rd emitter swap SST-40 50.2 3v and now the 90.2…

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Do you have some current, lux and lumen readings

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FT03 3rd emitter swap SST-40 50.2 3v and now the 90.2…

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Nice work guys! From the bankers lantern (who has money left to count around HERE?) to the nicely finished small lights for EDC. And Kawi, best swap yet… massive output AND throw, just gotta love it!

Y’all make me wanna DO somethin . . .

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Y’all make me wanna DO somethin . . .

Well the Old Lumens contest is open, to modders and builders… Wink
Fabulous prizes to be won.

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CRX wrote:
Well the Old Lumens contest is open, to modders and builders… Wink
Fabulous prizes to be won.
This topic is dangerous. It’s really making me want to jump into modding lights like this. I wish I had the time to learn, but have other priorities right now. But the bug is in the back of my mind… Wink
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Wieselflinkpro wrote:
Do you have some current, lux and lumen readings
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FT03 3rd emitter swap SST-40 50.2 3v and now the 90.2…


OK here is what I got so far, I swapped the lens and bezel out, UCLp lens added, tailcap spring bypass, stock driver, stock driver dual springs and leads… 30T battery.

5M 14200lux 355kcd

T/O 4990lm

Reset the meter while the light was still in Turbo, grabbed the phone camera and took a pic of the meter with out the lock/hold on… Amp reading 30T off the charger 4.21v Checked my LUX readings set-up against my stock FT03 but with a De-domed SST-40 1780lm I got 305kcd as it normally checks. Need bigger MCPCB’s and Centering rings for this 90.2 and a reflector designed for it would help I think also…

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Just swapped the emitters between a blue Emisar D4 and a grey Emisar D4v2.

Now the D4v2 has XPL HI 5D. I much prefer this to the SST-20 4000K that were originally in it. XPL HI has better tint (especially at lower power settings). It’s also enormously brighter and my batteries last longer with it.

Emitter swapping the D4v2 was a pain since in addition to the 2 big wires for the star there are 4 tiny wires for the aux LED board.

The trick was to go slow and be methodical. Don’t force anything. I found it easier to solder all 6 wires with both the star and aux LED already installed and screwed into place. I also temporarily soldered 4 small guidewires to the aux led wires to help me thread it through the star.

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I’ve been on a CSLNM1 thrower craze, I needed to make something more pleasant to look at. I used Ruspike C8 that was on sale for $8 a while ago as a host. Quality wise – that is the right price. But if it’s going to have a beautiful tint, I have to gussy up the outside too. I used Easy Off Oven cleaner to remove the black dye then sanded with grit 220,400,600,1000,2000 and finally polished with Mothers Mag using a microfiber cloth. I’m quite satisfied with what amateur efforts can yield with this stuff. I used it on a bunch of other lights too. Inside is Nichia 219b sw45k (azhu) and kaidomain 17 to 20mm ring with Biscotti 6 × 7135.




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That looks great flightless22!

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I got a Mateminco MT07 SST-20 5000K, I knew it would have a green tint on the lower levels , but it was really green Sick

I swapped the emitters to one of my favorites the XP-L HI V2 5D

With the Vapcell 21700 it draws 21.9A and 20.5A with the PLB 26650.

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CRX wrote:

CRX Fritz Quad LH351D Pocket Rocket – FET+1 – 18350 – Electronic Tail Sw – 2270lm.CRX Fritz Quad LH351D - FET+1 - 18350 - E - Tail Sw - 2270lm..

That’s a thing of beauty. Nice job, CRX! Thumbs Up In this mod, did you beef up the pill? Wondering how thermal management is working with this seriously small form factor.

EDIT: Ah, found your original post — with all the answers. Smile LINK. Yeah, I was wondering why you went with a quad… that cutoff on the optics kind of bugs me. I’d have gone triple too, like you originally recommended. Anyway, great work there! I love your talent. When I’ve got the extra cash, I’m going to see about a project… Wink

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Cool. Yeah I didn’t want to do it, said it will affect the beam, way too much heat for such a small steel host etc and I even built the head as a triple first, it was really nice, perfect, but that’s what he really wanted.

Well you’ve got till the end of Feb to come up with a nice mod or build to enter the Old Lumens contest too Wink

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