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I sanded the driver down, just enough to fit and shortened/reamed the pill a couple mil. I don’t normally keep the clips on, still thinking about it Wink
These boots are better quality:
http://kaidomain.com/p/S024944.12mm

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Also swapped in an SST-40 & cyan glow surround in the DQG Slim Ti extension tube light for around 1500lm max from a Sanyo UR14500P. I didn’t like the LH351D 4000K in this light.

14250 version

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Damn CRX, damn Cool

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CRX is slowly taking over this thread Evil

Nice work mate Thumbs Up You’re a master modder Crown

  

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CRX—- It’s great to see you still have a passion for modding lights—- I have all kinds of host and parts laying around—The get motivated to build them is the hard part—————- Beer Beer

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
CRX is slowly taking over this thread Evil

Nice work mate Thumbs Up You’re a master modder Crown


Not a master yet, always practising though Big Smile

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CRX—- It’s great to see you still have a passion for modding lights—- I have all kinds of host and parts laying around—The get motivated to build them is the hard part—————- Beer Beer

It’s quite easy to get motivated, you just need to substitute one thing for another until it becomes habit. Starting is always the most difficult part. I just swapped spending nights in the pub or watching tv to doing other stuff that I find satisfying.
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CRX I usually doesn’t modify much (I often do not have some part), but recently I have modded astrolux s41. I wanted to put a picture in this thread, but then you spilled a few your mods and I was a bit embarrassed to show it.

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Don’t be like that mate, never judge yourself by others. There are plenty of guys out there better than I am at this too, most probably seldom showing their work. So let’s see this s41 Smile

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Don’t be embarrassed! Did you see the first post that started this thread? It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

All mods (and questions about anything flashlight-y) are welcome here.

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Chatika vas Paus wrote:
CRX I usually doesn’t modify much (I often do not have some part), but recently I have modded astrolux s41. I wanted to put a picture in this thread, but then you spilled a few your mods and I was a bit embarrassed to show it.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Everyone in this forum was a novice once.
Enjoy your first step. And (maybe) share it with us.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Chatika vas Paus wrote:
CRX I usually doesn’t modify much (I often do not have some part), but recently I have modded astrolux s41. I wanted to put a picture in this thread, but then you spilled a few your mods and I was a bit embarrassed to show it.

CRX is an awesome dude for sure, helped me out many times and worked his magic for me, really is a top chap of the highest order! Cool Yet me, mr ven swaps the odd boot or optic! Facepalm I am the embarrassed one, get your mod up Thumbs Up

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You know what, guys? I had once a few other hobbies, but only in this forum I feel a nice atmosphere.
Only change to triple led. Soldered directly to pill. I hate the original beam.

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Very cool, which flavour nichia have you gone for? Cool

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Looks good!

You have some sludge on your emitter domes. It may be worth it to clean them with some isopropyl. Sometimes emitters can literally melt down if the foreign object is too big

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

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Cool, that’s what moddin’s all about Chatika vas Paus Thumbs Up
I was half expecting a magnet duct taped to the light or something Big Smile
Soldering looks better than mine too Smile

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Thanks.
This is 219b 5000k.
I cleaned as much as I could. I never manage to clean completely, something always stays.

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Very nice! I have converted a couple s41 and s42 to triples…best mod for the lights. I hated the beam of the astrolux quad.

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Trips are Cool Thumbs Up

Quad in a S2+ STUPID HOT fast!

Facepalm

KB1428 “Live Life WOT

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KawBoy, that’s good for a cold winter Big Smile
Still, it must have been a work to make it fit the S2+ head Shocked
Nice work all of you Wink And thanks for the inspiration Blushing

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Back when the Eagle Eye X6 first came out I did the first triple conversion and got hooked. I’ve done so many X6’s now with so many different configurations it’s become difficult to think of something new to do with them.

But it’s true, you start small and work up… like with most anything.

As I understand it, the S41 was a spin-off of a quad X5 I sent to Neal, back when the X6/X5 was a group buy and just taking off. I built the first quad X5 (I know this as it was a prototype I built it on) that one made 3030 lumens from the 14500 cell. It’s been used to scare Black Bear’s off from a camp-site… the forest ranger was quite impressed as I got the story. Yes, I gifted it to a friend up North.

Once you start, it becomes an addiction, be forewarned! Smile

Awhile back (Dec last year) I modified a friends Astrolux S41 to give him a better tint (he’s a tint snob) and while I was at it, I made a copper bezel to go on the copper head section for added heat sinking. He loved it. Big Smile


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Cool, that’s what moddin’s all about Chatika vas Paus Thumbs Up I was half expecting a magnet duct taped to the light or something Big Smile Soldering looks better than mine too Smile

I agree, the soldering looks top notch! And soldering the MCPCB directly to the pill too. You certainly aren’t a novice. Thumbs Up

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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KawiBoy how did you convert your s41 to triple? I had to grind the pill.

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CRX wrote:
Cool, that’s what moddin’s all about Chatika vas Paus Thumbs Up I was half expecting a magnet duct taped to the light or something Big Smile Soldering looks better than mine too Smile

I agree, the soldering looks top notch!

Just a lot of RF800.

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CRX is just killing it with all these mods. So well done

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staticx57 wrote:
CRX is just killing it with all these mods. So well done
Hahah yeah.

Notice how CRX mods more flashlights in the same period of time than all the rest of the modders on this forum combined! Silly

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Pssssssssssssst. I think CRX is a moddaholic.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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It’s true, I blame you guys Big Smile

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I gave my SS Enogear some custom colouring.

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Geuzzz wrote:
I gave my SS Enogear some custom colouring.
Nice, details please! Heat. chemical….?

Seeking the light.

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pc_light wrote:
Geuzzz wrote:
I gave my SS Enogear some custom colouring.
Nice, details please! Heat. chemical….?

Just a maniac with a blowtorch. Evil

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CRX wrote:
I sanded the driver down, just enough to fit and shortened/reamed the pill a couple mil. I don’t normally keep the clips on, still thinking about it Wink These boots are better quality: http://kaidomain.com/p/S024944.12mm

What do you use to ream a pill?

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