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Nicolicous wrote:
nice work hcanning

how did you strip off the anodisation…. chemical method?

It looks clean

Thanks. I used oven cleaner (caustic soda) Smile

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Moderately simple mod yesterday, did an emitter swap on an Olight S1R II, that nice limited purple colorway. 3000k, 90CRI XM-L2. Looks real pretty.

Gonna swap the other S1R II with the same emitter and fix the misaligned bezel on the first soon too, but pretty happy with this choice of emitter.

I did the same swap on my S1R II a while back and I was really surprised at how nice the tint is on the 3000K 90CRI XM-L2. It’s the second-pinkest LED I’ve seen after the sw45k.

I put the same emitter in a C8+ and while the tint is still very nice, it isn’t quite as pretty as it is in the S1R II. Must be how the beam is being blended by the TIR.

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Nice work! I have a Olight S1 Titanium that could use a better emitter. I found one video that starts disassembly (removal of bezel) but haven’t seen anything after that. Did you follow a site or other video for removal of the pill to access the emitter?

The process is essentially the same as this video that person you linked also posted, and is pretty much what I followed. I used an old frying pan to remove the old emitter and reflow the new one on however


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After trying one of Sofirns LH351D in 5000K, I finally gave my Klarus Mi1C a LED that has less green than the 219C and makes a slightly larger spot. Wanted this for a long time and now decided for the right LED.

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I did the same swap on my S1R II a while back and I was really surprised at how nice the tint is on the 3000K 90CRI XM-L2. It’s the second-pinkest LED I’ve seen after the sw45k.

I put the same emitter in a C8+ and while the tint is still very nice, it isn’t quite as pretty as it is in the S1R II. Must be how the beam is being blended by the TIR.

That’s impressive! Mine doesn’t appear to have any magenta tint to the beam, but I’m very okay with that regardless as it’s not horribly green or even yellowish, just a nice, warm white light.

I filed down and fit in a 3535 MCPCB into a black S1R II a while back, using a sliced 5000k dogfart and that one is also extremely nice. Again not a rosy tint but extremely pleasant to use with this TIR.

Also took a couple comparison image of the 3000k XM-L2, Sliced 5000k LH351D, and stock 6500k XM-L2. Used the tungsten WB setting on my phone so the beams look a little cooler than IRL, but it’s still a huge noticeable improvement.

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Glad to see that my vids are still useful Big Smile

Absolutely!

If only Olight used press-fit bezels that were easy to access on their other models like the S1R II and S-Mini

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hcanning wrote:


The reflector in my Q8 is somehow stuck. Is there a trick to get it out? Does it have to be unscrewed?
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hcanning wrote:
The reflector in my Q8 is somehow stuck. Is there a trick to get it out? Does it have to be unscrewed?

Reflector is hold by three screws. You must first unscrew the driver to get to them.

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Now that is a posh mod!
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Now that is a posh mod!

It was fun building it.

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Your post gave me moral support to continue my delayed mod. Hopefully I can do it in this weekend Beer
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Your post gave me moral support to continue my delayed mod. Hopefully I can do it in this weekend :BEER:

Just don’t give up! I still need to replace emitters on my board, have too much 4000K. Neeed one in 5000K 90CRI range.

Did i mention that Lux boards with e-switch are so damn nice?

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Yesterday I bought a cheap AA zoomie flashlight on a street store.
At first I thought it was like those AA zoomie lights we can find all over the place on AliExpress. Something like that Warsun penlight zoomie .
But then I noticed it wasn’t.
This is a push-pull, not twisty zoomie (that I like), but…when I started opening it, guess what?
It is all press fit and the pill is plastic, no shelf! Shocked

The driver is single mode, the led is CW! So I started thinking about a mod. And so I did!

Mod:
XML2 T6 3B on aluminium PCB (filed to fit the pill) + Lumintop Tool AA V2.0 driver + silicone inside between the PCB and the driver

As the driver doesn’t have metal parts on the side to make contact with the host (as it is press fit) I added some wires to make that contact! Otherwise it wouldn’t work.

The silicone was to, somehow, help to disspate someheat from the PCB. It will not be super effective but it is probably better than having nothing Silly


And this is the flashlight (zoomed in), compared with the Tool AA and the Livarnolux TL273:

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Good job MascaratumB! It seems the cheapo flashlights are the hardest ones to mod.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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For the sake of completeness:

Unheard wrote:
After trying one of Sofirns LH351D in 5000K, I finally gave my Klarus Mi1C a LED that has less green than the 219C and makes a slightly larger spot.

Measured it today at 410 lm, beam distance 87 m. Nichia 219C measurement (by Klarus) were 395 lumens and beam distance of up to 77 meters.
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NeutralFan wrote:
Good job MascaratumB! It seems the cheapo flashlights are the hardest ones to mod.

Thanks NeutralFan Wink
Well, that was, at least, weird to mod Oops Press fit, plastic pills and that combination of driver/pcb/pill….was fun Big Smile
It trows well with the Tool AA + XML2 but it is a light for fun, mostly Wink

[REVIEWS] ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 // AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 // BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 // BRINYTE: T28 / PT18pro / PT28 // DQG: AA Slim Ti // FIREFLIES: ROT66 GEN II // HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA // KLARUS: XT1C // LIVARNOLUX: 314791 // LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 // NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 // ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 // OLIGHT: M2R Warrior // ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro // ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 // SKILHUNT: M150 / M200 // SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B // WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 / TO50R / E19 // XTAR: PB2 Charger // Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3/ 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 // TIR: 1 / 2 // Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 /// My Collection /// My Review's Blog (PT) /// OL Contest 2019 /// GIVEAWAY: 1 / 2

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Welcome to the club of 219B sw45k lights, EagTac D25A!

(no clever tricks, just brute force)

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I’ve been super busy at work lately but finally got some time this arvo to work on this. My soldering and execution is not real good so this is kind of a proof of concept. As a result i had bad connections etc… and it took several goes to get it to function properly.

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New led mod Tired
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That must have hurt, might as well tell the story

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CNCman wrote:
New led mod Tired
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Let me guess. This new type of led mod throws a shadow into the light…. LOL LOL LOL

Sorry I couldn’t resist. Better luck next time CNCman Wink

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I had a simple yet satisfying evening swapping drivers and emitters in two hosts:

S21A, LH351D 5000K, 20mm, SST40 6A

C8+, SST40 6500K, Mtn FET 17mm

This is actually my second S21A that just arrived from Mtn. Electronics.  My first S21A fits all my 21700s but this one has a smaller inner diameter. I added an older convoy pocket clip but sealed it with heat shrink. It needs 6mm hex fasteners. I think the S21A is perfect for the  LH351D. 

I had my 5000K in the C8+ but the SST40 has quite a tight beam with this reflector. After reading about the choices of an XPL-Hi or an SST40, I chose MORE LIGHT with perhaps, a little less throw. 

EDC

FW3A, SST20 4000K || S21A, Crescendo Mtn20DD, LH351D 4000K || SP32A, SST40 5000K

Recent/ongoing Mods:

S2+, TexAven 17mm, LH351D | S21A, Crescendo 20mm, LH351D 4000K | L2 w/Mtn17DD Zener Guppydrv, XHP-50 | C8+ OP, DD XHP-50

SP32A w/SST40 5000K | SK Zoomie Nichia 5000k, C2 driver | EagleTac clip | Ultrafire C2 w/5A 17mm & XM-L2 | Nichia 219C 2700K with gray S6 |

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Sofirn SP31 v2.0 Tactical Flashlight (Cree XPL HI) || Sofirn SD05 Scuba Diving Flashlight || Sofirn SC31 USB Rechargeable (XP-G3)

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CNCman wrote:
New led mod Tired
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Is that some sort of new UV or IR led. I can’t see anything but a black spot. Silly
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You guys are cruel…

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Nah, it’s just a dark-emitting diode, or DED.

Yeah, it ded…

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So it emits dark energy?

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First mod in a LONG time. LED swap on a 2020 model Jetbeam RRT01:

Shaved LH351D 5000K from AEDe’s last batch

I cut flat parts on the centering ring so it would not “rock” against screw heads and clear my solder blobs. It sits nice and even now.

The spare garden hose washer you get with sprayers and hoses to work with bezel.

Very nice result. This is on high, in hot spot, using stock glass. If I replaced the glass it would be even lower DUV.

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