Lumintop Tool Copper with electronic switch

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Lumintop Tool Copper with electronic switch

I like the Lumintop Copper Tool but I wish it had a e-switch like the Ti and the Massdrop brass Tool.
So I have ordered me a Ti tailcap with switch from Lumintop as a spare part and did the following little mod Smile














So……how do you like it Smile

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Genius!! I really like it.
But where can you buy the separate Tool Ti tailcap??

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That was a coincidence, I`ve bought me a Tool Ti but the switch doesn`t work. I`ve wrote a E-Mail to Lumintop and they send me a new switch with the tailcap and I paid only for the shipping, In the meantime I disassembled the defective switch and after I assembled it again, the switch worked perfect. And now I have a spare switch for this mod.

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Oooh that looks nice!

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Thumbs Up Very Nice!

If they had that as solution/option I would have one of those as well, just got my very “cute” ti and that got drafted by my wife for handbag duty Smile

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That’s really neat! I’ve just been using the Ti tailcap on the Cu Tool, but your solution is much more elegant. Finally a use for my misshipped Cree Ti Tool, thanks!

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That is a cool switch, but my understanding is that the UI is the same whether you use the e-switch or regular clicky switch, so are there any practical advantages to using the e-switch?

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Yep, the UI is in the driver, but I at least prefer the sharp clicky feel of the Ti switch. Plus it of course enables tail standing.

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Absolutely right Thumbs Up

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I do like that e-switch on the Tool Ti better. I’ll have to keep this mod in mind Smile

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Today I grind the top of the tailcap a little bit more and smoothing the edges. Feels more comfortable now when you use the switch and works better with a thick thumb LOL

This is what I used for the grind work with 80 and later 600 sandpaper.



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Does it have a tiny button cell battery or am i mistaking?

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Yes, the e-switch has a little battery or capacitor build in.

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Much better Thumbs Up

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It is not a battery but a capacitor.

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I use the copper switch on the Ti.

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And again, today I grind the top of the tailcap a little bit more and smoothing the edges again. Now its perfect Smile

And…..perfect tailstand.

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Well done! Thumbs Up

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Looks great!

I do wonder if the manufacturer themselves understand what a attractive option the copper version would be modified like this?

If it was sold like this I would have bought it already Smile
Or a lamp with a conversion kit if there was one, not to fond of the original switch implementation on the non ti’s.

-lyse99

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Woow, hi there.. compliments and congrats Party !!
For exactly same purpose i ordered several myself Big Smile

That brings me to ask: is there a thread about negativ ordering experiences somewhere?

Clearly your mod should be the standard Silly Thumbs Up

Thanks for sharing the process of your improvements
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Amazing !!!

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Sub’ed.
Will do this hack after I got another switch Big Smile

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But where does one get another switch?

Overkill is just about enough!

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Yes. Looks awesome!

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I had a spare replacement Tool Ti tailcap laying around (my original tailcap WAS faulty until I took the circuit board out, cleaned the contacts with DeoxIT and screwed it back in).
After receiving my Tool Copper, I decided to have a crack at this mod. I’m quite pleased with the result: 






“Ears” cut off with an angle grinder (although could have easily been done with a Dremel), and ground level with my Dremel. Dremel used to sand the end flush, and then worked up sandpaper grits from 120 grit to 1200 (could’ve gone higher but didn’t have anything higher left). Dremel with buffing wheel and polishing compound to buff, and a final polish with Autosol metal polish.
I used 400 grit to 1200 grit and then buffed to give the button a welcoming satin finish.

She’s now my prettiest copper light (her name’s May btw – is that weird?).

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…..can’t see the pics Sad

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Fixed, thanks Smile

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Your Lumintop Cu looks very good, is also very nice polished Thumbs Up
I had already forgotten how good the Cu looks polished without patina, great job!
Here is mine with the Massdrop brass:

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My Tool Cu is still relatively new, it hasn’t had much of a chance to develop patina yet.
I think that it’ll look nice with a natural patina, yours definitely does

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Pulling up an old thread to explore a problem I’m having with this mod. I followed the above steps and everything went very well. Been EDCing it for six months or so. The issue I’m having is the switch will sometimes not operate correctly. Clicks may not switch from one to another, or may not turn off the light at all just keeps cycling without shutting off. Ideas?

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Replace switch.
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Looking at the pictures I don’t see a signal from e-switch to the driver. So it operates by cutting power. Right?

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