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Yes,pill it’s from old C8 with glued 16mm Led…that I would mod with 3A driver + SST20 or 5A XP-G2.
At least the shelf is not concave,but have machine marks and lacks screws that hold mcpcb.
I’m afraid that the pressure of the plastic reflector isn’t enought for heat transfert,
I have also a spare Alu reflector,but it will require a 20mm mcpcb to avoid short circuit and enlarge holes cables

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Sari33 wrote:
Yes,pill it’s from old C8 with glued 16mm Led…that I would mod with 3A driver + SST20 or 5A XP-G2.
At least the shelf is not concave,but have machine marks and lacks screws that hold mcpcb.
I’m afraid that the pressure of the plastic reflector isn’t enought for heat transfert,
I have also a spare Alu reflector,but it will require a 20mm mcpcb to avoid short circuit and enlarge holes cables

in this flashlight i have a SST40 driver 5000 Ma and a XHP50.2 3v and no reflactor because it’s a zoomie, no heat problem
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Sari33 wrote:
Yes,pill it’s from old C8 with glued 16mm Led…that I would mod with 3A driver + SST20 or 5A XP-G2. At least the shelf is not concave,but have machine marks and lacks screws that hold mcpcb. I’m afraid that the pressure of the plastic reflector isn’t enought for heat transfert, I have also a spare Alu reflector,but it will require a 20mm mcpcb to avoid short circuit and enlarge holes cables
in this flashlight i have a SST40 driver 5000 Ma and a XHP50.2 3v and no reflactor because it’s a zoomie, no heat problem

Zoomie’s usually have screwed down mcpcb and/or a threaded shroud over the pill that presses on the centering ring/mcpcb. These things serve the same purpose as bezel pressing down on reflector/mcpcb.

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Added some glow … sorry ‘turbo glow’ to the fwaa tonight. (apparently you can’t just say glow anymore, it has to be turbo Wink )

 

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Sari33 wrote:
Yes,pill it’s from old C8 with glued 16mm Led…that I would mod with 3A driver + SST20 or 5A XP-G2. At least the shelf is not concave,but have machine marks and lacks screws that hold mcpcb. I’m afraid that the pressure of the plastic reflector isn’t enought for heat transfert, I have also a spare Alu reflector,but it will require a 20mm mcpcb to avoid short circuit and enlarge holes cables
in this flashlight i have a SST40 driver 5000 Ma and a XHP50.2 3v and no reflactor because it’s a zoomie, no heat problem

Zoomie’s usually have screwed down mcpcb and/or a threaded shroud over the pill that presses on the centering ring/mcpcb. These things serve the same purpose as bezel pressing down on reflector/mcpcb.

yes i know, for me works without any

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
Added some glow … sorry ‘turbo glow’ to the fwaa tonight. (apparently you can’t just say glow anymore, it has to be turbo Wink )


Cool! Cool May I ask where did you get it or how did you do it?
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It’s not that hard. Just a bit of glow tape stuck to the inner circumference of the head Crown

 

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
It’s not that hard. Just a bit of glow tape stuck to the inner circumference of the head Crown

AHHH! Big Smile The same kind I normally do Silly
I just thought it was a “triple” glow gasket and was wondering if they were for sale out there!

I need to order some more GITD tape so I can “turbo glow” it Wink

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I added a red channel for someone to their FW3T. It’s running Anduril 2 with the stepped ramp replaced with a smooth red ramp.

I think someone has done this before to an FW3A. I recall seeing something similar a long time ago but can’t find the post.


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I added a red channel for someone to their FW3T. It’s running Anduril 2 with the stepped ramp replaced with a smooth red ramp.

I think someone has done this before to an FW3A. I recall seeing something similar a long time ago but can’t find the post.

No details? What red LED? Is the red on 1×7135 like similar builds? How difficult was editing firmware to make two smooth ramps? No MCPCB pics? Smile

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contactcr wrote:
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I added a red channel for someone to their FW3T. It’s running Anduril 2 with the stepped ramp replaced with a smooth red ramp.

I think someone has done this before to an FW3A. I recall seeing something similar a long time ago but can’t find the post.

No details? What red LED? Is the red on 1×7135 like similar builds? How difficult was editing firmware to make two smooth ramps? No MCPCB pics? Smile

Fair, I forgot to take photos for a lot of the process.

It’s a sst-20-dr 660nm because it’s what I could get with 1 day shipping from digikey. The footprint of the sst-20-dr seems to be only available in the B120 version which isn’t our usual 3535 footprint but has smaller pads. I only noticed after the LED wasn’t bouncing during the reflow like the other sst-20s. It’s not an issue with just the 350mA from the 1×7135 that’s powering it.

I cut the traces from the bank of 7135s and was originally feeding the red led 7×7135s but the dimmest mode was too bright so I removed 6 of them.

There was also a leaky 7135 or two on the board since the red led was dimly illuminated even when the light was off but the battery was connected. Removing 6 of the 7135s helped stop the leaking and helped make the lowest red mode dimmer than the white and the red led is still really bright with just a single 7135.

I did this mod for someone who is a pilot instructor and they wanted a red light to stop them from being blinded when flying across open water in the darkness so I made all the changes to anduril with not blinding them in mind. The light switches between the red and white modes with a triple click, and always starts on low when the modes are switched. I also added a shortcut to the red mode while the user is in the white mode.

I’m not familiar with C or anduril 2 so it was hours of trial and error, changing one value then flashing it and seeing if it was the right parameter until everything was perfect.

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Sunnysunsun wrote:
I did this mod for someone who is a pilot instructor and they wanted a red light to stop them from being blinded when flying across open water in the darkness… The light switches between the red and white modes with a triple click, and always starts on low


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The guy I modified it for really liked it which was a good feeling after the hours of work I put into perfecting it. Big Smile

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Any beam shots of the dual emitter? Curious how/if it changed the beam.

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Any beam shots of the dual emitter? Curious how/if it changed the beam.

It’s still quite round and nice. I have a video with similar setup somewhere in this thread

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Convoy C6

Of course it’s just plain old C8 with an aluminum spacer

Leds are the mix of 3000K and 5000K Luxeon V2.
The led4power’s 6A driver in DD mode gives 8.5A on tail, so I’m guessing around 3000lm.

The build process:

I don’t know if it’s the case of an old type C8 host, but mine shorted leds wires, so I had to isolate the screw:

… and also the fully tightened bezel gave me this:

;(

Tint comparision between K9.3 SST-20 4000K (left) and C6 (right):

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Nice, what optic is that ?

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Ledil Anna 40-6

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Thanks JaredM.

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Cheap eBay microscope got an upgrade

The little coin cells finally died but instead of replacing them I replace the whole thing with a QX5252 circuit that is powered by a single AAA battery. The cool white emitter has also been replaced with 4000k rngwn 5mm






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g_damian wrote:

;(

Ouch. Did the optic survive that?

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g_damian wrote:
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… and also the fully tightened bezel gave me this:


;(

Ouch! It seems every mod has its own challenges, but glad you figured it out.

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

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BOO5TED wrote:
Any beam shots of the dual emitter? Curious how/if it changed the beam.

this:
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FW3A w/ 1x Osram Red Flat (as secondary) and 2x Samsung LH351D (as primary) flashed with Anduril 2


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flightless22 wrote:
g_damian wrote:

;(

Ouch. Did the optic survive that?

Yes, it did. I was surprised how heavy anna optic is in comparison with carclo quad.

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jon_slider wrote:
BOO5TED wrote:
Any beam shots of the dual emitter? Curious how/if it changed the beam.

this:
contactcr wrote:
FW3A w/ 1x Osram Red Flat (as secondary) and 2x Samsung LH351D (as primary) flashed with Anduril 2


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Awesome, thanks.

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BOO5TED wrote:
thanks.

Im glad you asked.. I also wondered

the video shows the beam is still very nice…

Impressed I am. Thumbs Up

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jon_slider wrote:
BOO5TED wrote:
thanks.

Im glad you asked.. I also wondered

the video shows the beam is still very nice…

Impressed I am. Thumbs Up

Agreed.

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