Uniquefire UF-1405 - A worthy zoomy?

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scianiac wrote:
A sliced XP-G3 might be pretty good, considering dedoming them is complicated….

Slicing or dedoming does not increase the throw for the XPG3 as much as other LEDs.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/950071#comment-950071

Sliced, it is probably close in throw to the XPL HI, but at a larger current.

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I figured it would be in the same area as the XP-L HI but forgot about the higher power use, so yeah XP-L HI is probably the way to go.

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Well after a while of playing around with this light, the switch blew out. Anyone know a place in the US that has a replacement switch? I was looking at DX.com us warehouse and I saw this. http://www.dx.com/p/replacement-mode-clicky-switch-for-501b-l8-flashligh...
Is this compatible?

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Wow. Can’t believe this light is 3 years old already.

Autobotguy, I’ll have to open mine up and see what is in it. I do recall it has some funky setup with a spring and brass button, and the brass button is like half a mile away from the switch. I also recall my output doubled after drilling through the button and filling with solder.

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Or….does anyone know of a switch end that will fit this flashlight?? Something that I can just screw on the end.

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My attempt at a 1405. I used a 1S fet driver with a home made spacer. The led is an old school XP-G2 with small die. Not sure of the bin or tint but seems to be in the 2 range.

110 yards.

1405 110yds

EDC rotation:
KR4, SST-20 FA3 4000k (favorite!)
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (second favorite)
FW1A, LH351D 3500k (third favorite)
FW1A, XP-L Hi 3A
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
Emisar D4V2, brass E21A 3500k (night light of choice)

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autobotguy wrote:
Or….does anyone know of a switch end that will fit this flashlight?? Something that I can just screw on the end.

I measured my switch, and the one you have in your DX link should work. Also, this one from MTN should do the job as well, but you would have to solder it onto the board.
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_83...

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Sadly the switch board off of DX was sold out, so I just bought some switches and springs from Mtn Electronics. Hopefully will have them this week and have the light back up and running this weekend. _

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Tried to solder in the new switches from Mtn Electronics and sadly it looked like the switch board’s VIAs were toast. I ordered some new replacement switch boards from lightmall and after 2-1/2 weeks I got them in. Slapped the switch board in and BLAMO, ridiculous amounts of blinding light. To my surprise the switch boards included Omten PBS-101 switches! Now to solder in some copper wick to the switches spring to help with power transfer resistance. _

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