Fenix E05 2014 - Nichia LED swaps

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Fenix E05 2014 - Nichia LED swaps

This one is different from the older E05. Seems to me the whole head is a one piece aluminum with no threading. Carefully examined all possible junction but couldn't find any misfits. Had anyone here successfully removed/disassemble the head? I need suggestion before I try to force twist the PCB circuit in the head.

 

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Clemence

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I had the stainless version. Just used tweezers on the circuit board.

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Gunga wrote:
I had the stainless version. Just used tweezers on the circuit board.

I thought so too. I asked, just in case the head is a two piece. I have 10 of them waiting for 219B/C swap.
Thanks Gunga =)

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@ Gunga: was it severely glued?

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No. It came apart without too much effort.

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Gunga wrote:
No. It came apart without too much effort.

OK, thanks Gung. Mine is very tight. Will heat them to 80C to prevent damaging the PCB

- Clemence

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OMD….VERY tight. Still struggling….. Sad

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mission accomplished! 9 more to go…. Big Smile

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Woo Hoo! Remember mine was stainless.

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The trick is to heat them evenly to 90C for minimal 2 minutes. Then do it fast and steady. I used circlip pliers, my tweezer bent into funny shape.
Bought 10 pcs of these E05s as colour reference to the clients. I prepare 9 pcs for 2700K – 6500K high CRI EDC tint sampler, and the other for gift. I like the SS for keychain lights, more robust. Will order it later.
BTW, the low mode could be lower by simply replace the resistor, no? It’s way too bright.

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Be carefull, I ruined the driver of mi SS E05 when i tried to unscrew it with a sharp scissors. Good luck !

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Left to right: Original Cree XP-E2 – Nichia 219C 9050 4000K – 3500K – 3000K

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Very nice!

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OMG, love that 3000K!

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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OMG, love that 3000K!

Wait until I bring the 2700K later Wink
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Bring ‘em on!

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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If you have a BLF 348 or an Astrolux A01, please throw them into the lineup too! TFS.

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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dhvl1357 wrote:
If you have a BLF 348 or an Astrolux A01, please throw them into the lineup too! TFS.

I don’t really keep up with those flashaholic – must – have items anymore. I was collecting flashlights since the PETZL acetylene torch era (Now it’s scary to think about how I dug into caves with it). Then I sold all of them. These days I always try to sell before consider to buy a new one. All the flashlights I have right now are those leftover from previous sales. Unfortunately the Wizard, Prime, and Predator aren’t easily modified. These E05s are cheap, tiny, robust, and has regulated flat output, great for my marketing job.

Being active in BLF recently made me grow that urge back, hhhhhh…… Tired

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Left: sm273 R9050, Right: sm503 R9050

For those whom spoiled by the rosy 219B tint, 219C seems like a failure in tint evolution. Well to my eyes, it's the other way around.

If you see at the sequence above, 219B is the misfit of all those following black body locus. There will be no true "natural" white in all 219B variants line up. Indeed it's pleasant but too "artificial" from those naturist point of view.

 

- Clemence

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Great! I really like how bokeh effect helps to identify the tint color dominant.
Thanks for sharing!

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cool set of lights Thumbs Up

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clemence wrote:

For those whom spoiled by the rosy 219B tint, 219C seems like a failure in tint evolution. Well to my eyes, it’s the other way around.


If you see at the sequence above, 219B is the misfit of all those following black body locus. There will be no true “natural” white in all 219B variants line up. Indeed it’s pleasant but too “artificial” from those naturist point of view.


 


- Clemence


Great tint comparison indeed, thank you!

Rosy is not artificial in my opinion, but a rare natural occurance.
When we have a red dawn or red sunset then we get to experience the rosy tint of life where everything illuminated looks vibrant.

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clemence wrote:

For those whom spoiled by the rosy 219B tint, 219C seems like a failure in tint evolution. Well to my eyes, it’s the other way around.


If you see at the sequence above, 219B is the misfit of all those following black body locus. There will be no true “natural” white in all 219B variants line up. Indeed it’s pleasant but too “artificial” from those naturist point of view.


 


- Clemence


Great tint comparison indeed, thank you!

Rosy is not artificial in my opinion, but a rare natural occurance.
When we have a red dawn or red sunset then we get to experience the rosy tint of life where everything illuminated looks vibrant.

Never experienced any sunset or dawn like that, at least in my part of the world. Every time it always come in deep orange or yellow, never been pinkish. It’s pleasant and warm but unnatural (again, based on what I’ve seen). Very rare indeed

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or it’s just my eyes….. Sad

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clemence wrote:
or it’s just my eyes….. Sad

Your eyes are fine, as your beamshots are just right!
I haven’t seen a red sunset in many years, definitely rare.
But when I did I distinctly remember the surroundings looking vibrant, beautiful.

Yeah but tint is subjective, most will like the Macadams 3 Step.
I’m more of a ‘bottom half’ 7 Step guy myself. Smile

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clemence wrote:
The trick is to heat them evenly to 90C for minimal 2 minutes. Then do it fast and steady. I used circlip pliers, my tweezer bent into funny shape.
I apologize for resurrecting this thread, but I’m excited to report my successful 219B swap on a three-mode E05 thanks to this tip!

I am currently away from my work bench and have only limited tools. After heating the head with a small heat gun, I used two sharp finishing nails held in a pair of Vise-Grip pliers to remove the driver. Fenix used plenty of blue threadlocker on this particular E05. Silly

The rest of the swap went smoothly, and the light works great with an sw30 219B.