Convoy L2 XHP50 Mod

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Convoy L2 XHP50 Mod

Hi guys, I’m new in this flashlight modding world and eager to learn and enjoy. I have a Convoy L2 with an XPL HI NW emitter. I like the 1 cell form factor of the L2 but I’d like more output, so I would like to mod it to an XHP50 or XHP70 NW

Mi questions are: What emitter should I get so I can get 2500+lm? Will it work with L2 original driver? Will it work and give typical XHP50/70 output out of one Keeppower 5200mah?

I know that this questions might sound silly but I’m trying to learn. Any explanation on how to do this and suggested components would be much appreciated.

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There are no single-cell emitters which will do 2500+lm in an L2.

To get output that high, you would need to use either an XHP70 or XHP50 and a 6V boost driver, or an XHP35 and a 12V boost driver.

In an L2, the XHP70 will not throw well, the 50 will sort of throw alright, and the 35 will start to throw well.

If you really want 2500lm+, and you still want it to throw well, I’d recommend getting an XHP50, dedoming it, and using a boost driver.

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Thanks for your response. But getting a little confused here. Ive seen a few lights with a single 26650 battery running an XHP70 like the Klarus G20L for example that can put out 3000lm. Will this not be possible on an L2?

I know that the bigger the emitter more output but less throw. So that’s why I thought the XHP50 would be right in the middle.

Any suggestions on how to get more than 1000lm with a single 26650 on the L2? possibly the XHP35?

Thanks again Smile

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SkyLumen has a mod of the Convoy L2 with a Luminus SST40 emitter:

1 x HR20 1 x DN70 1 x DT35 1 x DT70 1 x DDT40W 8 x DX80

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XHP70-50 is a 6v emitter, you would need a really good boost driver to run off 1 cell!

You could run a SST-40 at 8-9 amps with a FETDD driver and a High current 26650 and get 2500lumens and decent throw!

Dale (DB Customs) has a Q8 doing over 11,000 lumens with 4 SST-40s in his Q8!

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55026?page=42 See Post 1288-1289

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Please see my post above regarding Sky Lumen. Thank you.

1 x HR20 1 x DN70 1 x DT35 1 x DT70 1 x DDT40W 8 x DX80

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Please see my bead blasted and polished L2 SST-40 at 8.8amps and it didn’t cost $100.00 bucks to do!

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Thank you so much. Amazing.

1 x HR20 1 x DN70 1 x DT35 1 x DT70 1 x DDT40W 8 x DX80

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It’s running TK’s Cresendo push button ramping, I like it better, it’s pretty cool! Thumbs Up

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
XHP70-50 is a 6v emitter, you would need a really good boost driver to run off 1 cell!

You could run a SST-40 at 8-9 amps with a FETDD driver and a High current 26650 and get 2500lumens and decent throw!

Dale (DB Customs) has a Q8 doing over 11,000 lumens with 4 SST-40s in his Q8!

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55026?page=42 See Post 1288-1289

So if I could run a 6V emitter out of a single cell, what would be that driver, could you name or link such driver..?

In the other hand, is XHP35 a 3V emitter? in that case, could it work for the L2 single cell config..!?

By the way, those two L6 and L2 look amazing..!

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XHP35 is a 12v emitter. Your best bet is to run the SST-40 FETDD driver for the out put you seek, 2500lms. I have another L2 running 2S 26650 and a XHP50 @ 9amps, that is really sweet! Nice blend of throw and flood and nice tint a XHP50 J4-1D.

Have you checked out the L2/L6 modding thread.might get some info that will help….http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50372

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Kaidomain H2-C 22mm “12V” Boost driver if that fits.

For modding it, check This thread.

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
XHP35 is a 12v emitter. Your best bet is to run the SST-40 FETDD driver for the out put you seek, 2500lms. I have another L2 running 2S 26650 and a XHP50 @ 9amps, that is really sweet! Nice blend of throw and flood and nice tint a XHP50 J4-1D.

Have you checked out the L2/L6 modding thread.might get some info that will help….http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50372

Thanks for your feedback, really appreciate it.

Dont quite know what a FETDD driver is or where to find it, could you please explain or link me one. Also, if you know a good place to buy leds on their PCBs or the SST-40 in Neutral white 4000-4500k would be amazing.

Thanks again for the info..! Smile

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Pentaprisma wrote:
KawiBoy1428 wrote:
XHP35 is a 12v emitter. Your best bet is to run the SST-40 FETDD driver for the out put you seek, 2500lms. I have another L2 running 2S 26650 and a XHP50 @ 9amps, that is really sweet! Nice blend of throw and flood and nice tint a XHP50 J4-1D.

Have you checked out the L2/L6 modding thread.might get some info that will help….http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50372

Thanks for your feedback, really appreciate it.

Dont quite know what a FETDD driver is or where to find it, could you please explain or link me one. Also, if you know a good place to buy leds on their PCBs or the SST-40 in Neutral white 4000-4500k would be amazing.

Thanks again for the info..! Smile


Yep, one stop shopping here..http://www.mtnelectronics.com/

Also these very really smart members are working on something you might be interested in http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56016 might want to inquire there about a 20mm 6v single cell boost driver! Your L2 is the newer model with the 20mm driver correct?

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EagleShield wrote:
Kaidomain H2-C 22mm “12V” Boost driver if that fits.

For modding it, check This thread.


Oh nice, I was looking for that thread too, thanks!

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Cool Thanks, Ill check the site..!!

Ok, so if XHP50 6V emitter cant run out of a single 26650, could you guys explain how Klarus G20L runs a XHP70 out of a single cell..? I don’t understand.

That was the example I took for my process of thought to convert the L2 at a higher output.

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Here ya go, check this out, it will explain a lot of things for you….

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/33820

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42745

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XHP70 have a 6V option too as the XHP50 depending on the Mcpcb (both have 12V option too).

But XHP35 and XHP35 Hi only comes in 12V option.

The xm-l, xm-l2, XP-l, XP-l hi, xp-l2, Sst-40 is a 3v emitter.

And whatever you choose you need the right driver to power them.

Not many drivers for 1 cell powered xhp35 and XHP35 hi tho.

One single cell driver is Kaidomain H2-C 22mm “12V” Boost driver.

It can power the xhp35 Hi, xhp50 (12V version), XHP70 (12V version) with a single battery. (If the driver fits the L2)

Link http://www.kaidomain.com/p/S026504.H2-C-22mm-1_5A-1-or-2-cell-5-Mode-Boost-Driver-Circuit-Board-for-Cree-XHP35-XHP50-12V

If you want a FET direct drive driver and add a de-domed/shawed Sst-40 or an XP-l Hi (I guess you want throw (long range)) you could use a 17mm BLF A6 A17DD-L FET+1 driver but I’m guessing you need a 17mm to 20mm driver adaptor.

Link https://m.banggood.com/Astrolux-S1-BLF-A6-A17DD-L-FET-1-2_8-4_35v-7-4-Modes-Flashlight-Driver-p-1009980.html

Link http://www.kaidomain.com/p/S023828.KD-17mm-Inner-to-20mm-External-Brass-Ring-Driver-Adapter-for-17mm-Circuit-Board-5-pcs

I don’t know where you live but mtnelectronics have a nice selection of drivers.

Link http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=67

I’m guessing you want a long range flashlight. I think you should go for a Direct Drive FET driver with de-domed/shawed Sst-40 or a XP-L Hi or if you can find a good 12V driver that’s fits then go for a XHP35 Hi.

I don’t know what size of the driver the L2 have so just guessing here.

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Hey Thanks, that was really explanatory…!!!

I live in the UK, and yeah, I’m looking for a thrower but I thought I could give it more output. The XPL HI works fine but could always do with more light isn’t it..?

Of course I could use the second battery on the L2 but for that matter I would have gotten the L6.. I like the small profile thrower..!!

Cool guys thanks for the output..!!

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I have an L2 running a xhp35 hi with a mtn buck driver that gets 2480 lumens and 280 kcd with 4 26350 in it. I’ve been thinking about getting one of those kaidomain boost drivers in it and see how it does with 2 26350’s

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Btw. If you are going for a DD FET driver make sure your emitter sits on a DTP (direct thermal path) Mcpcb and put on some good thermal paste under it like the Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound so it can transfer the heat properly to the flashlight host.

Same if you use the xhp35 Hi.

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Convoy L2 + FX-6 + XHP50.2 J4-3A + tailcap reverse click switch



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Hey johnkey68 nice set up…!!

Yeah, something like that is what Im after. Is that single cell light?

Do you know estimate output.. does it throw reasonably well..?

Thanks for sharing..!!

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JIGHEADWORM wrote:
I have an L2 running a xhp35 hi with a mtn buck driver that gets 2480 lumens and 280 kcd with 4 26350 in it. I’ve been thinking about getting one of those kaidomain boost drivers in it and see how it does with 2 26350’s

Hey interesting approach..!! would like to know how that turns out..!

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2 × 26350 = O.K. !!!!
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johnkey68 wrote:
Convoy L2 + FX-6 + XHP50.2 J4-3A + tailcap reverse click switch

I’m thinking of the same setup.
Did the driver fit well? I found it in 22mm version
Wich spring did you use?

How do you experience the light/ trow/ flood? Do you have some beamshots?

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I have my L2 running with one cell and a XHP50.2

I use this driver http://www.kaidomain.com/p/S026606.H1-A-20mm-3A-1-cell-5-Mode-Boost-Driv...

It is nice!