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It would be really awesome if you could put a XHP35HI in it. But you need a minimum of 3 cells in serie, preferable 4 cells. With a total of 6 cells thats not easy.
Or use a 4s3p 18350 setup. Big Smile

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Just swapped emitters in a $4 lantern from Home Depot.

What cells does that Lantern take?

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thijsco19 wrote:
It would be really awesome if you could put a XHP35HI in it. But you need a minimum of 3 cells in serie, preferable 4 cells. With a total of 6 cells thats not easy.
Or use a 4s3p 18350 setup. Big Smile

Got 4 26500’s for the TR20-2 and I could make 2 more tube extensions for the Courui for a total of 12 18650’s 4S3P. Courui would have some extreme run time don’t ya think! But would be really heavy, it would look like my 6D cell Maglite too! Big Smile

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WOW,! That extended bare Courui looks amazing.

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pilotdog68 wrote:
ReManG wrote:
Just swapped emitters in a $4 lantern from Home Depot.
What cells does that Lantern take?

3 ea of D cells, and it would fit 3 ea 26650 with a little modding…

It comes with the batteries, and supposedly runs 720 hours on low (20 lumen) and 24 hours on high (150 lumen)

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WOW,! That extended bare Courui looks amazing.

Group Buy?
Somebody make this happen!

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I got some new Ledil triple optics that are hard to find. The photo below shows the taller Ledil on the left, and the standard 20mm Carlco on the right. Unfortunately, the Ledil is 21.8mm and I cant find anything to fit it. It's just a tad too big. I was hoping that the bezel on the convoy S2+ would fit nicely around the raised dome, but it was not to be. Too bad

 

I had to do something today, so I sanded off the edges with a dremel so it would fit in the S2+. Below are before and after pictures of the Ledil with the edges sanded off.

With the MTN copper spacer for S2+ and taller optic, the body just screwed into the head, exactly, not a mm to spare. If the dome had fit through the center of the bezel, like it was meant to, it wouldn't have taken up so much room in the head.

Wall shot of the Ledil optic with 3 x XP-G2 S4 2C

Same wall with Carlco optic with 3 x XP-E2 OD

I haven't done much in while with XPG, but the S4 2C seems very yellow to me. More so than the picture represents. I'm not sure if I like it. Is this normal for XP-G2 S2 2C? I've been cranky all day, so maybe I should put it away til tomorrow and look again. 

I was wondering if maybe I damaged the emitters and the tint changed. Maybe I'll have to take it apart to check.

PS: this optic might be the solution to mini mags that have a larger head, and the Carlcos have too much side to side play. The dome would probably fit right inside the bezel.

Edit: Yeah, it's pretty green looking. I hate it. It makes my XML 4C look cool white.

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It’s sized for a 2 × 14500 ×5.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Extended “Bare Naked” Courui Pill…. Pressed in Aluminum heat sink 3/4’‘ thick….. touching on the side, shelf and inner body diameter. Drilled and tapped for the mcpcb.. out of the S70…. Wanted to use the LD2 driver but had to come up with a way of sinking and mounting it???? Got some 1/4” dia. copper rod, drilled and reamed the P60 pill, and then soldered it fully on both sides… Indicated the body in to my spindle on the drill press, then drilled and reamed a 1/4’‘ x 3/16 deep hole for the copper rod to be pressed into (my 1/4’‘ reamer is wore out and way undersized) Timed the pill holes to the main heat sink holes before pressing it in and thermal epoxying it too! All wired up ready to ROCK! Only need the Hot wire to the contact board seeing how the driver is now part of the light!! Now it works off the push button and also cycles thru the levels, + locks out, and you can use the E- switch to cycle thru the levels and off!!! Really like this LD-2 driver, wish they were bigger! Big Smile Put a really warm 4300-4500k XHP70 in it for a Nostalgic Watchman type of look…. it won’t last long though… got another shipment today from RMM….

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wow KB1428, that is a BIG mod. Very nice!

My mod for today: a black Convoy S2+ shorty (rubber boot) reamed for 18500 batteries, with a triple: ProLight pc-amber, XP-L HI U4 7A3, Oslon SSL80 4500K 96CRI. The leds are driven by a heavily modified intl-outdoor RGBW driver (resistors tweaked, one transistor replaced by FET) into a nice low-med-high-highCRI, all modes without PWM.
See http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/930226#comment-930226

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Djozz, when hooking up that 4 LED driver for three LEDs, do you just not bother with one wires from the driver for the fourth LED? Does it just cycle through the three emitters, or is there an empty click, where nothing happens?

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Djozz, when hooking up that 4 LED driver for three LEDs, do you just not bother with one wires from the driver for the fourth LED? Does it just cycle through the three emitters, or is there an empty click, where nothing happens?

If you click the link there’s a full explanation how it is done: channel 2 and channel 3 both are connected to the same led, with different currents. You can also connect all 4 channels to one and the same led and make a 4-hardware-modes driver like that (with the MCU just switching channels on and off).
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This


Here is the original thread but it doesn’t seem to interest many people ?

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Turned a Convoy L2 into an XHP70 P2 1C sinkpad with a GB 26mm driver L/M/H. Nice tint! 2 Efest 26650’s. SMO reflector.

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X3 wrote:
This

Here is the original thread but it doesn’t seem to interest many people ?

I’m always surprised at how few people respond to (what I think is) a nice post, but mind that there are many more readers than responders, and few responses does not mean that it is not appreciated.
Nice disassembly video! I never got the switch cover out of my Baton lights, and now I know how. Smile
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I’m always surprised at how few people respond to (what I think is) a nice post, but mind that there are many more readers than responders, and few responses does not mean that it is not appreciated.
Nice disassembly video! I never got the switch cover out of my Baton lights, and now I know how. Smile

It was quite the buzz on r/flashlight but not so here, I was a little surprised.
Anyway, now everyone know how to swap an Olight S2 emitter, which is really new.
I spent some time to find the way to do it on Internet and nobody has ever showed how to do it yet.
I’ll make another better quality video when I’ll swap my clean S2, but I was too proud of myself to wait Silly

Of course, I could have kept it secret and charge anyone who wanted me to swap emitter on my bench Wink but it’s not CPF lol

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X3 wrote:
It was quite the buzz on r/flashlight but not so here, I was a little surprised.
Anyway, now everyone know how to swap an Olight S2 emitter, which is really new.
I spent some time to find the way to do it on Internet and nobody has ever showed how to do it yet.
I’ll make another better quality video when I’ll swap my clean S2, but I was too proud of myself to wait Silly

Of course, I could have kept it secret and charge anyone who wanted me to swap emitter on my bench Wink but it’s not CPF lol


I can’t see anything on your post, only the word “this”. Something wrong with my browser? Other pics work.
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The first light with my F-8 driver for dual cell setup.

I used a Convoy M1 host and installed my F-8 with solder pads connected for 4 x AMC7135 and the FET on PB3 so I don’t have to HVSP reset the MCU prior to each flash. Once I’m happy with the firmware I’ll shift the connections on the solder pads to put the FET on PB5 and connect the currently unconnected remaining four 7135s on PB3.

In with my favorite LED, the 5000K MT-G2.


It’s a nice light, pretty bright with FET on full blast and useful lower modes using different amounts of 7135s. I haven’t fully converted my firmware to off switch only lights so all settings are currently coded, but that’s work in progress.

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Nice! You got skills.

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Well, I now have a FET driven Thorfire S70. It kind of happened by accident. I sliced the dome, but apparently my solder joints stuck out too far, contacted the reflector and fried the driver. Pulled the original driver, stripped the components to use it as a battery board. Overall I am pleased with how it turned out.

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The M2 is a nice MT-G host.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Mike C wrote:
X3 wrote:
It was quite the buzz on r/flashlight but not so here, I was a little surprised.
Anyway, now everyone know how to swap an Olight S2 emitter, which is really new.
I spent some time to find the way to do it on Internet and nobody has ever showed how to do it yet.
I’ll make another better quality video when I’ll swap my clean S2, but I was too proud of myself to wait Silly

Of course, I could have kept it secret and charge anyone who wanted me to swap emitter on my bench Wink but it’s not CPF lol


I can’t see anything on your post, only the word “this”. Something wrong with my browser? Other pics work.

If you click on the “Here” text it has an hypertext link which brings you to the dedicated post.
You’re supposed to see a YouTube video embbeded between “This” and “Here”
Anyway click here

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todays little mod was to shorten the battery tube of a convoy s4
to take 18500 cell , trying out my new/sh toy lathe

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Today, I started a new triple : S30RII !
I plan to use 3 of the 10 219C that I ordered on RMM at $2/ea.
Well, today I only received my 3XP boards and 10507 optics from Intl Outdoor.

I had to drill in the center of the stock LED shelf :

The copper pill, made of three 3mm plates (saw, file, drill…)

The Noctigon had to be reduced to 18mm in diameter :

Dropped in :

Annnnd that’s all, the bezel and stock lens + u-ring will then be screwed to close it all.
The height is exactly the same as stock copper board + optic with a 9mm height pill.

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Very nice. You sawed and filed the copper by hand? A modder after my own heart. There’s just something that feels good about shaping a piece of copper by hand, and having it fit perfectly.

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Yes, I cut some 20mm square, drill a hole in the center, cut a rough circle with a saw and file it fine. Then I mounted it on my drill, and filed it again while turning

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Yes, I cut some 20mm square, drill a hole in the center, cut a rough circle with a saw and file it fine. Then I mounted it on my drill, and filed it again while turning

Nice combination of host and triple! About the board filing, check for a short between the metal core and the led-minus (I remember some less favorite hobby-moments)
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djozz wrote:
X3 wrote:
Yes, I cut some 20mm square, drill a hole in the center, cut a rough circle with a saw and file it fine. Then I mounted it on my drill, and filed it again while turning

Nice combination of host and triple! About the board filing, check for a short between the metal core and the led-minus (I remember some less favorite hobby-moments)

I always clean up the edges with very fine emery paper to get rid of any rough edges or tailings that could cause a short.

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