XM-L2 LED change (Olight S15)

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XM-L2 LED change (Olight S15)

I am thinking to try an LED change in one of my Olight S15, the one with the most green light… Big Smile

No reflow, complete MCPCB change, which LEDs are possible?

I think SST-40 should work, but only in CW available.

Any NW alternatives which will work also?

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Hum, independetly of the led you wanna try careful when modding!
This was what happened to me recently when I attemped an LED swap:

I gained a super loooow moonlight instead of the normal moonlight of the S1R!

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Thx, for warning.

After reading some old threads it looks like it is not possible to completly disassemble the light without damaging the switch… Shocked

Mhmm, maybe better leave it original…

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I have done several Olight LED swaps. Not easy but worth it afterwords. I have only had the driver out of a couple, not worth the effort and time. That is a reflector model, I would try to stay with the same size die for the best results. Although I did install a 219B in mine and love it. If you do one with a TIR, you really must stay with the same size die. The beam gets really ugly artifact wise if you go to a smaller die.

EDC rotation:
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Zebralight SC62w
Olight S1A
Olight S1R

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How hard is it to get the bezel off? The S15 has that inset bezel with about 6 notches. I’ve wondered if there’s a special tool for this or if something common can be used to take it off without damaging the anodizing.

Personally, I don’t think there’s much value in replacing the emitter, but I’m thinking of installing a minus green filter under the glass.