Time to MoD the Jetbeam RRT01

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Time to MoD the Jetbeam RRT01

I want to swap out the emitter, its TOO BLUE for my taste.
I am thinking, hmm about going Warm, very warm ICAN warm…7A-8C range.
Anyone for some choices for an emitter for this ?
Not touching the ring or driver as they work fine.

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Important tip for modding the RRT-01:

When you unscrew the bezel to get to the emitter, only grip the head ABOVE the magnetic ring. NEVER grip below the ring ring unless you have already desoldered and removed the driver.

If you hold below the grip ring and unscrew the bezel, it is possible that the two sections of the head above and below the ring will unscrew instead of the bezel. If this happens while the driver is still installed the torquing action will destroy the driver wires.

Even worse, the driver itself is a 2-piece sandwich. The wires pass throw tiny holes in the top layer of the sandwich and are bonded to the inside of the bottom layer. It’s pretty much impossible to solder fresh wires on if you break the old ones since you won’t be able to get a soldering iron to the bondpads, and the wires will likely break inside the driver area. The driver is a custom magnetic ring driver… there aren’t any generic replacements available.

Basically, if you do it wrong, you pretty much destroy the entire light. Don’t ask me how I know….

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Firelight2 wrote:
Important tip for modding the RRT-01:

When you unscrew the bezel to get to the emitter, only grip the head ABOVE the magnetic ring. NEVER grip below the ring ring unless you have already desoldered and removed the driver.

If you hold below the grip ring and unscrew the bezel, it is possible that the two sections of the head above and below the ring will unscrew instead of the bezel. If this happens while the driver is still installed the torquing action will destroy the driver wires.

Even worse, the driver itself is a 2-piece sandwich. The wires pass throw tiny holes in the top layer of the sandwich and are bonded to the inside of the bottom layer. It’s pretty much impossible to solder fresh wires on if you break the old ones since you won’t be able to get a soldering iron to the bondpads, and the wires will likely break inside the driver area. The driver is a custom magnetic ring driver… there aren’t any generic replacements available.

Basically, if you do it wrong, you pretty much destroy the entire light. Don’t ask me how I know….

+1 The same happens in my Niteye Eye10 Ti, you know Niteye and Jetbeam are the same factory…

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So let’s get back on topic here… As you can see I have removed my bezel and added a glow spacer between the emitter and reflector. I also added some sexy color to the Ti bezel. No issues or damage.

Light uses a XM-L2. Maybe I’ll stick with the xml2 and go with a t4 7a tint from leddna…again driver is not going to be swapped. I wonder if that 600lm # goes down with the warmer tinted emitter…

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I was able to replace the broken wires on an original RRT-01 driver by taking the sandwich apart

I was also able to purchase a new 2019 RRT-01 driver from info@jetbeamlight.com
the new driver has strobe

Noctiluco wrote:
Niteye Eye10 Ti

yes, the new 2019 RRT-01 driver will work in the Niteye Eye10 TiC also

Mr. Nobody wrote:
I wonder if that 600lm # goes down

Yes,

I went to an N219b 4500k 9080 sw45k and now get 400 lumens. The LED came from azhu:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/68168

You need to swap the mcpcb and either file down a 16mm noctigon to about 15mm , or source something smaller, such as this (and reflow a Nichia LED):
https://ogazent.com/store/leds/xp-g2-led-on-12mm-copper-star/

I also replaced the reflector and now have a much nicer, ring free spill and tighter hotspot
there are two reflector choices, thanks to research by moderator007

Reflector #1. I like the very tight hotspot and smooth ringless spill
http://kaidomain.com/S021514-19_4mm-D-x-13_4mm-H-OP-Aluminum-Reflector?s...

here is a centering ring for Reflector #1 w a 6 mm bottom
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Reflector #2
http://kaidomain.com/S023424-19_3mm-D-x-13_4mm-H-Light-OP-Aluminum-Refle... (I like this one slightly better, the hotspot is a bit larger but without the “donut hole” in the middle of the hotspot)

here is the centering ring for reflector #2 with 5mm bottom

try both Smile

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You can also buy NOS Original RRT-01 here

and you can buy the short pocket clips from the same place as the drivers. The short pocket clips also fit the 2019 RRT-01

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Have to subscribe. Jon is the MAN when it comes to RRT!

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A nichia at 4000K high cri looks good in it. A pebbled TIR makes it a great around the house light. They just don’t have enough run time for me to carry.

SST-20 4000K looks good too, with a pebbled TIR as well.

I bought 10mm boards and made a round copper ring to fill in the gap. Filing down 16mm ones is a pain in the butt. I quit after 10 minutes and grabbed a bag of 10mm.

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I used the 12mm board, with a 219b 3000k (loving the tint), and a kaidomain reflector (love the ringless beam).. in that Eye10

credit to moderator007 for the 12mm board and kaidomain reflector links

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Looks super, Jon. Also, kudos to you for putting together that Group Buy. Are they limited to just 10, or do you know what’s the entire remaining inventory from that Australian seller? I wonder how they ended up with them.

Btw, cool to hear that JetBeam is able to provide RRT-01 parts. What do they charge for the updated release driver?

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Wierd thread necro… and peddling stuff to boot.