DIY Glow Gaskets for Triples & Quads

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DIY Glow Gaskets for Triples & Quads

A wee tutorial on how to make your own glow gaskets for multi emitter lights BLF style.

I find these better than sticking a GITD strip to the inside wall under the bezel.

I have used a sheet of 1mm NBR rubber to make a template for marking out but you can make these without it using the same technique by just pressing the marks into the GITD material.

 

I used an old optic to mark the three leg positions by pressting the optic into the rubber.

Using a 3mm punch, take out the holes for the legs then press the optic into the rubber again to mark the optic well positions with your fingers and remove with a 6mm hole punch.

Then mark out the back of the GITD tape using the rubber template and take out the holes again with the corresponding cutters. Best to press on an old piece of wood for this.

It can be tricky getting the right position for punching out the holes.

You can use something of the right size to mark the outside edge, use the optic itself or cut freehand.

These discs don't have to be perfect as the optic hides most of it.This is the stickyback version for larger lights where there is more room to stick the GITD tape to the MCPCB.

Noctigon Meteor XP-G2.

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I also made some floating double sided discs for smaller lights using the same method as above except I stuck two GITD pieces together back to back.

These are good for where the wires, components etc mean sticking the tape down is not possible, these will also not heat up so much so may increase the life of the GITD tape.

You can also just use a single sticky version here and stick it to the top of the wires but I thought I would try this.

FourSevens Mini ML Ti Triple Nichia 219C.

Convoy S2+ Triple XP-L HI.

Emisar D4 Nichia 219C.

Feel free to post your own ideas here too.

Edited by: CRX on 08/29/2018 - 11:32
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Those look good! Nice job! Thanks for the tutorial.

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Nice work CRX, a lot less messy than me mixing V10 powder with epoxy and slopping it around. Oops

I will be looking for some GITD tape for future glow mods.

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DavidEF wrote:
Those look good! Nice job! Thanks for the tutorial.

Thanks, though I rushed these a bit they still look alright. Thumbs Up
Ford Prefect wrote:
Nice work CRX, a lot less messy than me mixing V10 powder with epoxy and slopping it around. Oops

Yeah I just added some GITD to these 47’s too with the powder & epoxy, not as easy.

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Sweet, love the look. Beer

 

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Would it be possible to use Lexel’s lighted TIR board with UV LED to excite the phosphor? Should allow much cleaner beam than the LEDs by themselves. Smile

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Nice work as usual CRX!

May I ask what triple optic you used to explain the development process?

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Thank you for posting this! Very insightful and I have never approached this kind of mod before. I might now!

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Nice. 4 triples and 2 quads please MailCool

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I wonder if someone could create printable templates for common optics…

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Agro wrote:
Would it be possible to use Lexel's lighted TIR board with UV LED to excite the phosphor? Should allow much cleaner beam than the LEDs by themselves. :)

Here's some examples using the SGN3, Off, low white, UV, Red, Off.

I don't think having low powered charging LED's close to this tape would work very well. Maybe that setup would work better with the tape on the sidewall?

I did use a similar method on the SL, these are eight fairly strong UV LED's though.

Lux-Perpetua wrote:
Nice work as usual CRX!
May I ask what triple optic you used to explain the development process?

Thanks. Carclo 10507 20mm size used there.

pinkpanda3310 wrote:
Nice. 4 triples and 2 quads please Cool 

We're out of quads at the moment but I got your triples Silly 

Agro wrote:
I wonder if someone could create printable templates for common optics...

There is someone selling printed versions, wouldn't be too difficult to make I think. (With a printer) Innocent 

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Doesn’t ship to my country.
Anyway, I may try to print some template. Probably no earlier than October though….

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Cool. Show us what you come up with Thumbs Up
I’ve seen a few different guys advertising these, pricey though and some are too thick, cause problems.

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Thanks to this thread I got the motivation to do the same on my M43.
A little sloppy but I like it Smile

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Nice, thanks for showing Thumbs Up

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Wow finges, that GITD looks really bright! Is it that bright in real life? You almost don’t even need the flashlight!

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I took this pic directly after a turbo blast with the light directly against a white wall Wink