Led upgrade on Stanley 369 tripod from 2008

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Wolfsbane2k
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Led upgrade on Stanley 369 tripod from 2008

Hi.

I’ve got a Stanley 369 tripod torch (6 led version) from circa 2008 that I have been using for a long time now, and having compared it to a recently bought headtorch I hadnt realised how poor it is!
http://www.flashlightreviews.com/reviews/stanley_max-t.htm

There are many newer models direct from Stanley but not aa driven, so i thought if see if anyone had ever modded one?

I’m trying to work out his to open it up, looks like it might be ultra sonically welded :-(, but thinking it’s so old it is probably not worth the time.

There appear a few Chinese knockoffs for the latest mini version, so new optics might be possible, allowing a change from the current 6× 5mm led to a 3×3 or similar.

Anyway, any ideas greatly appreciated!

Ta

Edited by: Wolfsbane2k on 11/13/2015 - 18:41
dchomak
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This goes back to my pre-BLF days. Back when I was a “loner” enjoying my passion by myself. That year I gifted a different version of the Stanley tripod light to all my family members. It was a single emitter version though.


I remember, I got these at Lowes. They were on sale and I bought one and brought it outside into the car and checked it out. When I saw how cool they were, I went in and got more.

That same year, there also was another more expensive model. A triple emitter tripod model that consisted of detachable lights. In other words, 3 separate flashlights that could be stored in a common tripod.

I thought that those were too cool to gift out and I kept them for myself. As you can see, too cool to even open up and use. :~

BTW, on my single emitter light, I did once start to take it apart to see if I could mod it but it didn’t seem worth while at the time. Perhaps I should look into it again. An XP-G2 could be perfect in that light,

For those not familiar with these, It can run on 3, 6 or 9 AA cells. They load into the legs of the tripod. The 3 legs run in parallel so more cells give added runtime.

Wolfsbane2k
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Glad I’m not the only one on BLF with this light then! It’s been my loft torch for as long as I can remember, so useful for area light or a directed spot for rewiring stuff up there. Like you, I bought 3 of these and gave them out as Xmas presents, as the diy store chain was closing down so I think I paid less than £5 for each.

I would love to upgrade it to the single emitter and just pwm contol it for brightness, but then I might as well just buy a second hand one, and upgrade that.