What the Nitecore Tube really needs is...

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zak.wilson
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What the Nitecore Tube really needs is...

A dedomed XM-L2

Full album: http://imgur.com/a/CLnbe

  • Yes, it works
  • Yes, I’m insane
  • No, these exposed wires aren’t a very good idea
  • R1 is also bridged for increased current
  • Measured current was 610mA, which should be 250+ lumens
  • Yes, I’ve actually left it on for an extended period of time – the battery was at 3.4V after 15 minutes runtime and about 1 minute to rebound before I checked it
  • No, this battery probably isn’t designed for a 10C discharge rate. No signs of puffing yet though.
  • No, you probably shouldn’t attempt this – at least, don’t tell your lawyer I said you should

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I think you may have compromised the waterproofing?

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Blue light...

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The blue light is the original emitter with a current boost. The XM-L2 is the usual yellowish neutral you get from dedoming a cool white emitter.

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You, sir, have way too much time on your hands. Smile Big Smile :bigsmile: Wink Silly

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Just wait for what’s coming next. I’m thinking square copper rod with cutouts to clear the contacts, Nichia 219C and a 5mm fresnel lens. Though maybe 5mm round would work better – I might be able to retain the water resistance.

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Pst… Water proof key chain light, forget about it Smile 250 plus lumens is the keys to happiness on a key chain. :bigsmile:

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Great stuff….Go check what Vinh charges for the current mod boost. Maybe you can get some $_$ Big Smile

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I know Vinh sells those for $26 and I know it’s a 5 minute job if you’re practiced at it. I think the mod is worth doing, but not worth paying that for.

I’m seriously considering offering a more refined version of this for sale for $40ish. I’m definitely not as skilled and experienced at this stuff as Vinh, nor do I have a reputation that would let me charge a bunch for a trivial mod. Of course, a high-power LED, copper bar and a lens would make it a very non-trivial mod.

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Yes, you are insane :bigsmile:

Thanks for sharing!

Edit: added link https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/3m13l8/how_to_hotrod_a_nitecore_tube/??

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Ormbett wrote:
Yes, you are insane :bigsmile:

Thanks for sharing!

Edit: added link https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/3m13l8/how_to_hotrod_a_nitecore_tube/??

Thanks for sharing. Great read!

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
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Love it.  Thanks for sharing.

Maybe some silicone or hot glue to protect the wires and make it water proof?

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Nice job there. Maybe try with a smaller led….xpl?
I’d buy one haha