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Wojto wrote:
My first attempt at de-doming Did it on X6 BLF edition with XM-L2 by lifting LED of aluminium heatink, then I turned on flashlight for 10s to heat up LED and peeled off dome with some toothpick Cool It went easier than I thought. Unfortunately NW became warm tint

Despite the change in tint, are you happy with the throw now?

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Kawiboy is translated as WOT. Wink

(That’s Wide Open Throttle for those that don’t recognize the term.)

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@NeutralFan I was happy anyway, now it is perfect for my taste.

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6.32 amps on xp-g2 ?? Shocked Shocked Shocked

Never seen one over 5.2-5.4 amps


Yep old school XP-G2 got them back in the day at IO during my TK61 XP-G2 Mods. UT02 board after re-flow hooked directly to a 3 year old Red Efest 26500 test battery on the rock. (sink) Flux smoke 6.12amps at 30seconds. De-domed it, in the light, upside down sitting on a thimble of Imron thinner.

Those 20700’s kick it up a notch! Just over 7+ amps in my XP-LHI V3 lights too! Thumbs Up

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Awesome kwb !

Would love to have older xp-g2 Wink

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The local police were kind enough to remind me last night that I had a headlight and license plate light out on my old 1999 Mazda 626. So, for various boring reasons, I couldn’t just replace the bulbs over the license plate, so I got the LED replacement, and just soldered it in where the old fixture used to be.

Before (attempting to install the LED bulb with the old fixture):

Almost done:

After I finished soldering, and “potted” it (with hot glue), it worked. Since I also replaced the headlights, hopefully I won’t get another visit from the po-po tomorrow night. Assuming it is still working then Wink

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I modded a Olight SR90 intimidator today.

I bought the light as a host. I have no idea what happened to it but the insides were a scrambled up mess of shredded wires. The battery pack was still solid but I wanted to turn it into something I could use standard 18650’s in. Surprisingly easy mod actually.

I started by ripping the battery pack apart. Inside were 6 samsung 2600mAh pink batteries. Some of my favorites actually. They were still all holding a charge and after testing were still right at 2600mAh, so that was a nice bonus. On the negative end of the pack there is a board that connects to the tailcap electronics. I took that board our, scratched the traces clean for spots to solder three springs onto. There was a spot where the negative wire was soldered. On that spot I soldered a piece of silver braid and folded it around and soldered it to the back side of the board. I then sanded off a spot on the inside of the battery carrier to match that silver braid. Very tight fit so it was perfect. I cut a piece of thick paper to cover the electronics between the board and the electronics. Now I had my bottom set up pretty much like a SRK.

I stacked my six batteries inside and tested to make sure that each of them was making the proper connections. I then cut three pieces of dowel that would slide in-between the batteries and up against the inside of the battery carrier. Once I knew that they were all going to fit and work correctly I took them out one at a time and applied JB-weld in a line on the dowels that would epoxy the dowels to the side of the battery carrier. I then used a small dowel to jam down the center really tight. This held the dowels in place while the epoxy dried. It worked perfectly. I now have a SRK type battery carrier for 6×18650.

For the positive end I used a old SRK driver, wiped clean of parts as a contact board. About an 8th of an inch needed to be filed off the sides to make it fit and I needed to solder a strand of copper wire around the edge for the negative to make contact.

From that contact board I hung a BLF FET driver and used it to power a de-Domed XHP-50.

The side switch fit a horn switch and threaded in perfectly with it’s own nut behind it and it didn’t need to be modified at all.

So now I have a OLIGHT SR-90 Intimidator that runs on standard 18650’s using a DD FET driver (Ramping IU) running a de-domed XHP-50.

To say it’s a super thrower is a bit of an understatement. It easily lights up trees at a kilometer away.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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Nice, sounds like a monster. I would estimate it’s at least 3000 lumens and 500Kcd. Do you not have a lux meter? I bet I’m not the only one who would like to hear some numbers for all these high powered lights you make. Flat Stare

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Sounds like a nice mod 18sixfifty. Only one thing missing, pictures. Smile

 

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EasyB wrote:
Nice, sounds like a monster. I would estimate it’s at least 3000 lumens and 500Kcd. Do you not have a lux meter? I bet I’m not the only one who would like to hear some numbers for all these high powered lights you make. Flat Stare

I have a lux meter, I just prefer not to post numbers more often then I have to. LOL Too much to argue about if you do. Let’s just say I have built several throwers that go above 500kcd and this one is one of them. But what’s really impressive to me about this one is the amount of light that reaches out at a quarter mile. In that regard it’s the best I have built to date. If I were going for numbers alone I would drop in an XP-G2 S4 de-domed and use a buck driver, even then I’m not sure it would beat it in KCD, it probably would but it would depend on how well I could get it to focus.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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MRsDNF wrote:
Sounds like a nice mod 18sixfifty. Only one thing missing, pictures. Smile

Yeah, yeah, always picking on me. I need a safe space now. Innocent

I might have to take some beamshots of it one of these days. For now you will just have to use your imagination. Picture Putin bare-chested on a Grizzly chasing Trump with his hair flapping in the wind, riding a Giant Red Kangaroo, both shielding their eyes from the magnificence. Big Smile

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18sixfifty wrote:
I modded a Olight SR90 intimidator today.

I bought the light as a host. I have no idea what happened to it but the insides were a scrambled up mess of shredded wires. The battery pack was still solid but I wanted to turn it into something I could use standard 18650’s in. Surprisingly easy mod actually.

I started by ripping the battery pack apart. Inside were 6 samsung 2600mAh pink batteries. Some of my favorites actually. They were still all holding a charge and after testing were still right at 2600mAh, so that was a nice bonus. On the negative end of the pack there is a board that connects to the tailcap electronics. I took that board our, scratched the traces clean for spots to solder three springs onto. There was a spot where the negative wire was soldered. On that spot I soldered a piece of silver braid and folded it around and soldered it to the back side of the board. I then sanded off a spot on the inside of the battery carrier to match that silver braid. Very tight fit so it was perfect. I cut a piece of thick paper to cover the electronics between the board and the electronics. Now I had my bottom set up pretty much like a SRK.

I stacked my six batteries inside and tested to make sure that each of them was making the proper connections. I then cut three pieces of dowel that would slide in-between the batteries and up against the inside of the battery carrier. Once I knew that they were all going to fit and work correctly I took them out one at a time and applied JB-weld in a line on the dowels that would epoxy the dowels to the side of the battery carrier. I then used a small dowel to jam down the center really tight. This held the dowels in place while the epoxy dried. It worked perfectly. I now have a SRK type battery carrier for 6×18650.

For the positive end I used a old SRK driver, wiped clean of parts as a contact board. About an 8th of an inch needed to be filed off the sides to make it fit and I needed to solder a strand of copper wire around the edge for the negative to make contact.

From that contact board I hung a BLF FET driver and used it to power a de-Domed XHP-50.

The side switch fit a horn switch and threaded in perfectly with it’s own nut behind it and it didn’t need to be modified at all.

So now I have a OLIGHT SR-90 Intimidator that runs on standard 18650’s using a DD FET driver (Ramping IU) running a de-domed XHP-50.

To say it’s a super thrower is a bit of an understatement. It easily lights up trees at a kilometer away.


Very cool Brad, now I know what to do when my modded SR90 XHP70 P2-1C battery pack takes a dump!

I did a TK61 XHP50 with a close shave and I couldn’t believe the throw, you are right very impressive indeed! Thumbs Up

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:

Very cool Brad, now I know what to do when my modded SR90 XHP70 P2-1C battery pack takes a dump!

I did a TK61 XHP50 with a close shave and I couldn’t believe the throw, you are right very impressive indeed! Thumbs Up

Thanks and I bet that TK61 rocks, probably fairly similar to this one. Just tons of lumens blasting a tight beam a looooooong way. It impressed me and I don’t impress that easy. XHP-50 dome off in these big reflectors is really something else. Great combo.

Ps. If you ever do convert you pack, make sure you have three strong springs about an inch long. I almost started with springs that were too short. I tested the size before I put everything together and had to find some longer ones. I didn’t do a spring mod yet either, I’m not sure if I will. I think I’m getting pretty close to maxing this emitter out as it is.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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Picture Putin bare-chested on a Grizzly chasing Trump with his hair flapping in the wind, riding a Giant Red Kangaroo…


I think I just lost my appetite.



BTW, here’s a thing in case anyone needs it:

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Here is a couple pic’s of both, in the SR90 I pulled the brass sink and cut a 32mmx.500mm deep pocket in it to center the Maxtoch XHP70 board, didn’t take any pics, shaved XHP70 P2-1C, then just piggy backed a 5 level FETDD driver.

The TK61 I made a pressed in pocketed 8mm stepped copper sink, direct soldered the board to the copper sink and cut the bottom of the reflector off. I went with the XHP50 J4 5A0 for that old school Incan tint because I want it for Hunting, Storms, all around bad weather light, didn’t think I would like the tint till I went for a walk in the rain, it was a good decision! It has a 6 level + moonlight FETDD piggy backed to the contact board. Like how the shaved XHP50 throws in these big reflector lights too, minor artifact associated with these quad dies, very easy to live with when shaved, very impressive big beam with down range distance! Wink

Figured I might as well have a TK61 flood/thrower to go with my TK61 XHP35 L/R thrower!! Wink

Thanks for the tip on the SR90 battery pack springs, very good to know, and thanks for sharing Brad!!! Thumbs Up

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Lots of nice mods showing up. Love the work guys.

 

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Really jealous of those big reflector lights , and their mods are sweet ! Beer

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No pictures of the actual work, just the result. I built a black Jaxman E2L from host to 18350 flashlight: BLF X5/X6 driver, 3x Nichia 219B V1 sw45 R9080, very dim lighted tail. Jaxman has improved the led-shelf in the black host compared to the first batch of grey hosts: the ledboard-shelf is super-flat (hardly any AS5 paste was need to fil up the gap) and the board fits without sanding the sides, very nice!. The host and parts (I ordered the board and optic with the host) were very good quality (but I swapped the green o-ring for the lens for a clear one, and I used a short S2+ battery tube from Simon), the build-up was easy and very fast (maybe an hour), and then I made the lighted tailcap and that costed me the rest of the day before it worked and did not interfere anymore with the driver UI Facepalm

 

The beam is super! It is my new EDC

 

 

 

 

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Jos , i asked before but i don’t think i got any answer from other e2l owners.

Do.you get any weird rings on the beam from the bezel ?
I get some , outside of the optic’s light .

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18sixfifty wrote:
Picture Putin bare-chested on a Grizzly chasing Trump with his hair flapping in the wind, riding a Giant Red Kangaroo…


I think I just lost my appetite.



BTW, here’s a thing in case anyone needs it:

LOL

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giorgoskok wrote:
Jos , i asked before but i don’t think i got any answer from other e2l owners.

Do.you get any weird rings on the beam from the bezel ?
I get some , outside of the optic’s light .


No, nothing at all, is the optic on your light sitting in the right position?

Before people start wondering: the beam is not pink, my phone picks up red way too well, possibly because I damaged the CCD with uv-light last year.
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Thanks a lot .

I will disassemble my light to check if the mcpcb sits right .

Is the o-ring going on the outside? I mean from the inside : mcpcb > optic > lens > oring

Thanks

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Carbon fibre powerbank flashlight build today

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djozz wrote:

Jaxman has improved the led-shelf in the black host compared to the first batch of grey hosts: the ledboard-shelf is super-flat (hardly any AS5 paste was need to fil up the gap) and the board fits without sanding the sides, very nice!.

That’s good to here. I just got my grey host from RMM and will be sanding the MCPCB sides. Was the shelf hole big enough for the wires, or did you have to make it bigger? Apparently I will need to enlarge mine.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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CRX wrote:
Carbon fibre powerbank flashlight build today

That looks sick.
Did you have any issues with fibers getting lose when you drilled the switch hole?

Also, have you seen sanded carbon fibre? I think the matte look is very cool, maybe even better than glossy.
Not sure if it is less durable without the coating though.

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Sounds like you have experience with the material, I use progressively sized bits and a wooden backing support plus instead of pulling any broken fibres, I cut them off with a scalpel. Helps stop stripping lines. The weave helps stop it too.

Yeah the matte looks intetesting, got some on the way to try. Sanding the gloss isn’t very good.

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Built a Convoy M2 with a XP-L HI V2 1A LED and a 8× 7135 driver with guppydrv firmware. It turned out better than I thought it would. I got the host from RMM with an orange peal reflector. I feared that it could be too much of a thrower, but it turned out to be a perfect combination of throw and flood. It has a great beam without any rings or artifacts. A lot of throw for a smaller flashlight.

I had an issue when I first put everything together. The flashlight would not turn on. I initially thought that maybe I reverse connected the LED. But I was able to get the LED to turn on by screwing on the head loosely and moving it back and forth. Then I figured out that the battery tube end was partially anodized and was preventing a good connection. So I sanded the battery tube and then the flashlight worked as expected.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Today I modded my old Lustefire 3XU2-X3. FET driver, longish 24 gauge wires and 3x regular amp batteries does the trick with 3x de-domed XHP-50's.  Gets crazy hot on turbo but it's not turning the emitters blue. Nice tint and it's got a great hot spot dead center and of course still has tons of flood.

 

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Just thought I would post a few beamshots of 3 different Thorfire VG10’s I ordered when they had the big sale going on them.

There is not anything special as far as the mods go , but it does show the difference in what the stock light and driver does compared to the other 2 lights I modded.

Both the modded lights have the FET + 7135 Driver – 17mm – MTN-17DDm from Richard at Mountain Electronics. HERE
Also both ends have a spring bypass with 20awg Turnigy wires.

The first one has a XP-L V6 OD that has been dedomed. This one is making 1113 lumens and 4.97 amps at start.

The second one has a XP-L HI V3 3C. This one is making 1081 lumens and 5.91 amps at start.

I guess the Dedomed XP-L V6 is the winner in the efficiency department , although both lights make fairly close to the same lumen numbers.

Stock VG10 / 95 yards from Gate

Dedomed XP-L OD / 100 yards from Gate

XP-L HI V3 3C / 100 yards from Gate

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Nothing so special today. I got bored that my Convoy M1 with 10×7135 only got warm so replaced the XM-L2 LED to XP-L and the driver to BLF A17DD.


These KD led boards need some filing to get through wires Sad

After that I installed purple lighted tailcap in to my Convoy S2+ UV

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