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Nitecore emitter swap

Has anybody swapped emitters in a Nitecore flashlight? Recently ordered a MT2A, though delivery will be delayed so we will see how much I like it when it arrives. My thoughts are to swap in a new emitter (either 219b, sst-20 or LH351D depending on my mood at the time) but I was wondering if anybody has opened these up? Will my pointed tweezers work to unscrew the pill or do I need something different? Is it glued and/or will the boiling water trick work? Any other funkiness?

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I haven’t done that one, but I swapped the emitters in my TUP, TIP2, P18, and EC4GTS without any issues.

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Off topic what did you put in the ec4gts? I have a few gt’s in rout.

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RRPC wrote:
Off topic what did you put in the ec4gts? I have a few gt’s in rout.

I replaced the XHP35 with a neutral, high CRI XHP35 HI. one of my favorite mods. that obviously won’t work in yours, given the voltages.
note that there’s a lot of delicate wires to work around in that light.

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Awesome! Bet that’s a great light. Maybe will have to pay someone to fix this up with something warmer.
Thanks for the reply!

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Any update on this?
I have a MT2C and would like to replace the emitter with a nice 5000K emitter, XPL HI if possible.

I tried searching for Nitecore mods but I haven’t been able to find any mods of this series of lights from Nitecore.

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lg.tech wrote:
Any update on this?
I have a MT2C and would like to replace the emitter with a nice 5000K emitter, XPL HI if possible.

I tried searching for Nitecore mods but I haven’t been able to find any mods of this series of lights from Nitecore.


Can you get the head unscrewed?

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I can only get the head off the body. I think the driver might be glued in place. There’s a small ridge in head where I suspect might be a way to open up the head and have access to the emitter, but I’m not sure.

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Well if you can get it open, you can probably swap it. If not…

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I’ll give it a try one of these days.