Does a mod-friendly 2xAAA penlight exist?

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dmsoule
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Does a mod-friendly 2xAAA penlight exist?

My ideal penlight has a 3000K 80+CRI emitter, with max output >100 lumens, a simple UI and no strobe. Either 10440 or NiMH, doesn’t really matter. Since I haven’t been able to find that, I thought I would try an emitter swap. My first and only attempt was with the Nitecore MT06MD (perfect light except for the 5000K led), which I promptly destroyed. Turns out the driver and board are glued in place and impossible to remove, at least for me.

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My experience with Sunwayman P02A (which is broken after 1-2 month usage) is that the pill was quite easy to extract but I find difficulty finding sub 10mm driver for this host.

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lumenzilla wrote:
My experience with Sunwayman P02A (which is broken after 1-2 month usage) is that the pill was quite easy to extract but I find difficulty finding sub 10mm driver for this host.

That looks promising, thank you!

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It is not exactly mod-friendly but there is a thread [!] to disassemble it: Hugsby XP-2.
The light is so cheap you can destroy a few trying.

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Lumintop IYP365.
Around 12 bucks on Gearbest and easily swappable LED

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The Sunwayman and Hugsby could work, but with that low price on that Lumintop, I couldn’t pass it up. I just ordered two of them in case I screw something up. Thank you, everyone!

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I just tore apart my friend’s Duracell 60-012 daylight 2-AAA pen/work light and was surprised to see it has a nice little aluminum pill with an 11mm driver. The led leaves a little to be desired because that one stopped working but, with a quick filing or sanding to flatten the top it would fit up to a 12 mm mcpcb.

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Nice tip, thanks!