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Thank you brother! I am just a “work in progress”. Nothing more, nothing less. Smile

I have not decided what LED’s to use yet but then I have some time while I wait for aliexpress shipping. Although I love the round beam that Dale got in his build, I do know that I will be looking for the highest output possible, as well as the fact that I absolutely want to stick with a single-cell light because I like the size of the Z1 without the extension. So, that eliminates a few of the LED’s mentioned in this thread as they require the higher voltage.


I understand that completely…. same here. Wink

I understand, but you might as well get one that has an extension tube; cause when you see the one I will have this winter with the MTG2 in it you will forget about that second battery and be wanting one too. Big Smile

When those guys posted the beam shots of theirs with the MTG2 a while back……. I was smitten. Wink

Later……….. Smile

Haha, I am not sure you will convince me. Wink I should have clarified, I don’t mind some multi-cells as long as they are in a parallel configuration. I just don’t like any of those long-bodied lights.

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Haha, I am not sure you will convince me. Wink I should have clarified, I don’t mind some multi-cells as long as they are in a parallel configuration. I just don’t like any of those long-bodied lights.
I won’t have to do any convincing, the light will do that on it’s own I think. Wink
Plus, and I just measured; it only adds 2.75 inches…….
We’ll see. Smile

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Ooops… Could someone with calipers please check the ID of the lens cap, I think I will be needing a new one.


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Oh WOW, You know that scenario had crossed my mind and is why I remove batteries before capping the lens. Yikes, that is more than I imagined..

Edit: Give me a second… 51.96mm

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Edit: Give me a second… 51.96mm

Thanks! Is 51.96 the ID of the cap, or the OD of the bezel on the light?

One of the first times I used this light, I pulled it out of my bag in the dark. I pushed the button, but couldn’t figure out why nothing was happening. It took me longer than I should admit to realize the cap was on.

On the second day of ownership I was playing around with the light while cooking dinner. I turned it off, put the cap down, and set the light on my dresser. A few minutes later I walked past the light sitting there and thought, “imagine if I left that on? I better go double check.” I picked the light up and the results are pictured above. I’m lucky that I had the random thought to go double check the light or the damage could have been worse. I was also lucky that it was facing downwards, I don’t want to think about what would have happened if the light was facing upwards and the cap melted all over the lens.

Since then I’ve started to always unscrew the tailcap when setting the light down.

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I almost did it twice myself… luckily I remembered to check both times. Facepalm
I have just started “locking it out” now after each time I finish using it. Thumbs Up

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Edit: Give me a second… 51.96mm

Thanks! Is 51.96 the ID of the cap, or the OD of the bezel on the light?

One of the first times I used this light, I pulled it out of my bag in the dark. I pushed the button, but couldn’t figure out why nothing was happening. It took me longer than I should admit to realize the cap was on.

On the second day of ownership I was playing around with the light while cooking dinner. I turned it off, put the cap down, and set the light on my dresser. A few minutes later I walked past the light sitting there and thought, “imagine if I left that on? I better go double check.” I picked the light up and the results are pictured above. I’m lucky that I had the random thought to go double check the light or the damage could have been worse. I was also lucky that it was facing downwards, I don’t want to think about what would have happened if the light was facing upwards and the cap melted all over the lens.

Since then I’ve started to always unscrew the tailcap when setting the light down.


Yep, ID of cap as per your request, certainly informative ha ha, sorry for real and glad it isn’t worse, lock out the switch is a real good idea, really ha ha… Sick
Great experiment there in any case, cause and effect stuff .. ha ha ha LOL Thumbs Up Facepalm Sad Beer
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Yeah, I’ve been looking for a food jar cap or something the right size made out of translucent plastic.
I do the ‘lockout’ twist thing religiously now. I consider the blue taillight my warning that I forgot to lock it out.

Hey, now that you’ve got the opening already, you could carefully excise the wrinkled part and glue in a piece of translucent plastic to fill the opening ….
or use a couple of big round pieces of clear tape to hold a new bit of plastic in the opening ….

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That was what I was going to suggest also Hank, I took a very thin piece of plastic and cut the ID of the cap, then cut small slits and then glued the thin plastic inside the Jaxman cap and now I can turn it on and us it still like you see those old Army jeep black out slit head light lens covers back in my day anyhow, it works for me when being I don’t want big huge flood light but if set face down on cap you may not notice even with slits, so religiously as you said Hank is exactly what I do anyhow with all my lights, a twist of the wrist and lockout is sure way to never have any problem, like that ever..

Edit: Thank you by the way Hank for reminding me about switches, I have those dual blue LED switches and meant to do that also, I am right now trying to do a deal with BG for those switches now that they have had a complete falling out with Manker, I am trying to stay in BG loop to find out who will make our BLF lights now that Manker is out of the picture.
I bought a stupid Astrolux S1 for a friend last month and it blew up the second I hit the switch and when I went to try another Astro S1 switch assembly it would not thread on, so I tried a BLF A6 switch assembly and it threaded right on, so Manker but brand on wrong light that simple but BG didn’t believe me so I sent them not only pictures with my pitch gauge but to dumb it down even more I threaded on the bare aluminum A6 switch assembly and they wrote back that what I did was “Impossible” wow really.. ha ha, that’s what I thought also, oh boy I tell you sometimes BG really gets me.

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I tried many combinations of search terms and eventually found that searching for “52mm cap pvc” returned these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10Pcs-52mm-Inner-Dia-PVC-Insulated-End-Cap-Wire-Cable-Tube-Cover-Protector/32739618974.html

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hank wrote:

I do the ‘lockout’ twist thing religiously now. I consider the blue taillight my warning that I forgot to lock it out.
Yep me too, better safe than sorry.
Please give us some details on the “blue taillight” on your Z1… that sounds like a sweet mod. Thumbs Up

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Sounds interesting T18!

And well I do not use the lens cap for it is a nuisance IMHO
If I put it away for longer (not likely soon) then I will use it.

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> blue taillight
Misspoke, I put a couple of alignment dots of glow-in-the-dark paint on that tailcap.

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> blue taillight
Misspoke, I put a couple of alignment dots of glow-in-the-dark paint on that tailcap.
Thanks, no problem.
I was just getting all excited because every time I lock out the Z1 I have been thinking I wish the tailcap were lighted. Smile

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> 52mm cap pvc

One or two for flashlights, and the other eight or nine for, hmmm, maybe it’s time to build some fixed lighting and use these as diffusers.

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