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Blahblahblahhuh wrote:
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I just modded a Amutorch AL1 headlamp last night - 20 mm FET+1 driver, sliced 351D 4000K, Anduril2, 22 AWG wires.

Was a pretty easy mod. Bezel unthreaded easy, poked out the driver easily, decent access to the MCPCB. Kept the stock MCPCB - was about 20 mm diag but only 1.0 mm thick.

It's nothing fancy though - SMO reflector, no switch LED's. It says the tube is titanium but feels like SS because of it's weight. Little too heavy for a headlamp to me.

I wanted decent tint, decent throw, to use more like an EDC rather than headlamp.

Sounds like a great mod, and light! Very cool! Did you flash Anduril to the MTN-20DDM? Or did you have to replace the attiny on it altogether? I'm still unsure of the best way to remove/replace/alter tiny components on the driver. I have a KSGER T12, an electric skillet and very little skill. I've destroyed two MTN-17DDM drivers this week trying to install 20AWG wire and then find the excess solder causing high-only behavior. Facepalm Thanks for the headlamp ideas!

Ohh no, I don't use MTN drivers. I reflow my own from OSHPark driver PCB's, usually DEL's but many others as well. I got a hot air system - works great to remove components, either all or singles, even small in tight spots. Forgot what it cost but I got it probably from eBay, pretty cheap, nothing fancy. You can get those all-in-ones with soldering iron and hot air, etc., but I have a good Haiko iron - wouldn't give it up for anything.

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freeme wrote:

JKK90 XHP70.2 version with dual 26650.


Do you have a source we can order the JKK90 SBT90.2 from? Looking for silver short tube if possible.

Astrolux FT03 XHP50.2
Astrolux EC01
Astrolux EC03
Convoy M3 3000k
Sofirn SP40 5700k
Sofirn SP40 3000k
Convoy L6 Mtn Elec D4 UI driver, XHP70.2
Utorch UT02 NW
BLF Q8
BLF A6 NW
BLF GT XHP35
BLF GT70 CW
Skilhunt H03 NW
Astrolux MF02 NW
Astrolux MF01 XP-G3
Sofirn SF14
Sofirn SP32A
Emisar D4 XP-L HI CW
SK68 knockoff
Mini Mag Lite 2X AAA
Convoy M1 build (4X XPL 3V MCPCB, Mnt Elec FET driver)

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This would be one interesting little puppy to stick a 15W laser module inside… LOL

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Cylons, watch out!

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Twosun now makes flashlights as well:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001854266385.html

Titanium 18650, 350lm, H-L-strobe.

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Agro wrote:

That's a pretty handsome flashlight.  :THUMBS-UP:

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I found it accidentally. It has a mode ring on the tail. It is a bit like the solution from the Maglite XL200.

Link in the pics.

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Whoa! Gotta be careful with that Devil-Level Brightness, though!

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Yeah, and be careful with that “magnetic control witch

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That’s to be expected of the FoxHawk FH-666.

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I’m not sure if a) this is a clone or b) this is a new light, but:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002013000704.html

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Trustfire has released a headlamp variant of their fresnel lens light:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001475696937.html

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Where do I get the jkk70 or 90?

Can’t find them

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Rusty Joe wrote:
Where do I get the jkk70 or 90?

Can’t find them


AliExpress has the 90!

EDIT: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001331018341.html
EDIT 2 : And the 70 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000920391434.html

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Chatika vas Paus wrote:
I found it accidentally. It has a mode ring on the tail. It is a bit like the solution from the Maglite XL200.

Link in the pics.


Mag XL200 doesn’t have a mode ring, it uses motion detection, rotating the entire torch.
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Here we have what looks like a common 10180 twisty…upsized to 16340:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32802945956.html

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The perfect flooder headlamp?


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002097096919.html

I actually like it. Looks lightweight and easily upgradeable to CRI97.

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Smiling Shark 16340 flashlight-powerbank:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001567364225.html

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Agro wrote:
Trustfire has released a headlamp variant of their fresnel lens light: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001475696937.html

Saw this a few weeks ago. If it was 18350 I’d go for it.. Realllly want to get a hold of those hybrid Fresnel TIRs

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JaredM wrote:
Agro wrote:
Trustfire has released a headlamp variant of their fresnel lens light: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001475696937.html

Saw this a few weeks ago. If it was 18350 I’d go for it.. Realllly want to get a hold of those hybrid Fresnel TIRs


Does anyone know what the beam pattern looks like using that lens?

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JaredM wrote:
Realllly want to get a hold of those hybrid Fresnel TIRs

Me too. Smile
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Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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The beam pattern looks very, very nice IMO.

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Very interesting mini lantern, flashlight combo.

https://www.gearbest.com/led-multi-function-flashlights/pp_3007754990380...
Video here:

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Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder on that one. /shrug

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Thesen TwoSun lights are also in AliExpress!

To bad the UIs are normally H-L-Strobe. And to bad that this AAA light is probably similar to the one reviewed here where the driver and the led are in the same platform Tired It would be a nice host otherwise…

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002004943556.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001854266385.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001625356911.html

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Too expensive.

MascaratumB wrote:
Thesen TwoSun lights are also in AliExpress! To bad the UIs are normally H-L-Strobe. And to bad that this AAA light is probably similar to the one reviewed "here":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/72958 where the driver and the led are in the same platform Tired It would be a nice host otherwise... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002004943556.html !{width:40%}https://ae04.alicdn.com/kf/H02a6820146844f60a5c7db9e393537a7G.jpg!:https... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001854266385.html !{width:40%}https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/Ha008e5a9875a472ebf3b225a5e1ec955g.jpg!:https... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001625356911.html !{width:40%}https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/H03370c910d7943e6a8deaf956336a92fN.jpg!:https...
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Not very budget LEP from Maxtoch . Powered by 2× 20350 Ughh

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When it comes to hunting LEP has so many sensitive parts that I don’t even doubt it would fail under heavy recoil plus non adjustable beam would cover only 200+ hunting situations and most hunting situations are up to 100 meter.

But you noticed right Maxtoch LEP is the cheapest of them all… Not expensive at all IMHO if someone want to play with it.

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