Need some help with a SUPERNIGHT 15

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Need some help with a SUPERNIGHT 15

I bought a SUPERNIGHT 15 (or at least that is what this no name light looks like). I got a good deal on it used. It arrived DOA.

The seller was stand up and refunded my money. I did continuity checks on the tailcap and the sections of tube (all good). I could not get positive continuity on the driver.

Part of the kicker is there is no bezel per se, the head spits into two parts the part with the fins and everything forward of that point.

What I need help with, is getting to the driver. I dont have a vise or any wrenches large enough. Anyone with ideas or who lives in Nor Cal that I can send it to?

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So to be clear, you can see where the head splits but you haven’t been able to get it open?

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I am pretty sure I see a seam.

The first photo down in the link, look right where the fins start n the left hand side.

I know there is no seperate bezel and as the head is larger then the driver I can reason that they did not squeeze the lens and reflector in from the back. Wink so I am pretty sure the seam I see, is where it actually seperates (sorry no good photos of the back of the head) the best one is the first one down from the link provided.

thanks pilotdog

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Right, they had to get the driver in there somehow. So either the driver is mounted on a pill that comes out of the top where you see the seam, or the battery tube unscrews from the finned part and the driver goes in there.

A lot of people have good luck using latex-coated work gloves to get a grip, or if it’s glued you may have to bake it or torch it or freeze it.

I usually try freezing first because it’s the least likely to screw up something else.

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(I unscrewed the retaining ring from the rear) and was able to drop the driver just less then a 1/4 inch. no way to work on it and no way to replace it with out tearing it out. Then I would have no idea what damage was done or where the wire might have broken (so not the best plan in my opnion).

clearly they assembeled the head (soldered up the emitter board from the front) after putting the driver in, then the reflector then the glass then oring and screwed the head togther.

I hope that helps.

Yes I will try the fridge and hope the latex gloves will help,

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I opened one of these once.  I remember something was awkward about it, but I can't recall exactly.  I think the LED lead wires were so twisted up (from screwing the head together at assembly), that I could not pull the driver out much.  I believe I just turned the driver to unravel the wires.  The twisted wires is probably why your light doesn't work.  The wires may have twisted tight enough to break a connection.

The head comes apart in like 4 pieces counting the bezel.

Best of luck.