[GAW] 1000 posts -X3-'s giveaway

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[GAW] 1000 posts -X3-'s giveaway

How time flies…
2.5 years on this wonderful forum and more than a thousand more or less interesting posts !
It’s my turn to do something for this community Smile

Some of you know that I was an Olight reviewer for about one year, and I enjoyed modding their products Smile

So I’m giving away my S10R II triple XP-G2 3C.
It’s a simple mod, with a triple board from KD and the optic that is supplied with.
I made a copper spacer, filed the stock pill and fitted everything in.
It’s not waterproof anymore, because I didn’t find a thin enough o-ring to fit between the bezel and optic.

Of course, the charger base is given away with the light !

Now for the rules :

  • You have to be a member of BLF before 02/02/2017
  • Have at least 10 posts (and by posts I don’t mean the “I’m in” in every possible giveaway…)
  • Post a picture of your favourite modded light (in your collection or not)

EU members will have free shipping, all others are welcome but I may ask a little amount to cover the extra shipping fees Mail

EDIT : one entry per member, please delete any double post to keep it fair Smile

EDIT II : Maybe an end date would be good to announce Wink let’s say February 10th 20h GMT

And we have a winner : CRX
Congratulations, I’ll write you a message asking for your address Smile

"-X3-, is there any place in your house without a flashlight ?" 

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Edited by: -X3- on 02/10/2017 - 05:05
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Nice light.
My Convoy S8 + KD Nichia triple

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My naked S2+ with MT-G2 with single cell boost driver

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My modded is Trustfire X6.
1st dedomed SST90 got 78,000cd
2nd XM-L U2 new driver got 87,000cd
3rd XM-L2 U2 1C stock driver 145,000cd
4th XM-L2 U2 1C dedomed , stock driver
5th now XHP35 Hi , Boost driver from Gearbest , 1400lm 200,000cd

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Ooh, a triple GAW…count me in please! Smile

Green Convoy S2+ triple 219C R8000, attached to a kiriba-ru copper pill.

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For some reason it is hard to pick a favorite light…..

This is top 3 for sure though:

10,000 lumens, good neutral tint (although sadly not high cri), Narsil ramping firmware on a Texas Avenger driver. It lights up everything while fitting in your hand.

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My favourite one, would like to own something like this.

All credits to Rufusbduck

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My reviews:

Sofirn SF36 /// Thorfire VG10S /// Sofirn C8F /// Zanflare F1

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Okay, I’m in! I think I have enough posts to qualify, so for my favorite modded light (at least, the one that gets used the most), I’ll post my favorite EDC:

Purchased from Manafont in its original form sometime in 2012:

TrustFire F20: Originally shipped with a basic XR-E emitter of some unknown bin, the first mod was to replace the emitter with a first-gen XM-L U2 emitter. I then replaced the reflector with one that was a more subdued OP. I have subsequently replaced the XM-L with an XM-L2 emitter, replaced the switch, and finally, removed the original 5-mode/blinkie driver with a 1.4A Nanjg 101-AK-A1 driver with the blinkies disabled. I have become increasingly attached to this light as I haven’t yet found a comparable replacement. Easily modded, deep-carry clip, no edges to catch on pockets, but good knurling for grip. It’s been lost several times, but so far, I’ve always been able to find it again. Approaching five years of EDC use has resulted in some wear to the anodizing that really gives the light character.

Anybody else notice POK’s creepy eyeball flashlight? LOL

Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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i am in!

i like my 1405

i do not work in "reviews, deals and codes" for the time being
maybe M4D M4X will return one day, but until then:


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My Klarus XT12GTS

To fit an oring in your light sand diwn the spacer a mm?

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I’ve never given a whole lot of thought to modded lights.

One homemade light by CRX happened to catch my eye when he posted this thread about it.


Sorry I can’t put pics up but there are a whole load on his thread – I just love the symmetry of it, the cold-blued finish, the sparse switch, the fact it has been knocked together with copper tube and a few other bits and bobs. I think it is superb and I wish I had 1/100th of his ability.

So, I may be excluded from the GAW because (a) I haven’t posted a pic and (b) it isn’t a modded light, it’s a creation.

Anyway, if I can be in, then great.


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Extremely classy looking light

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My simple S2+ triple, FET 1, 219B 4500k 92 CRI

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Nice light you are giving away!
thanks for the excitement and slim chance of winning it, so heck yeah i am in!

Again that question about favorite mod, dang very very hard!
all those things made by the machinists are not modded because made from scratch, that makes it a bit easier

all the wood, triples, insane builds, very tough
so I go again with the modded JM30


Edit for both bump and to say to X3 I really like this topic, cooool!

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I’m in!

Convoy s2+ triple

Hopefully I will soon try to build my own..

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I still very much like my B158. My first proper dedome, slim body ect.

Overkill is just about enough!

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This is my favorite mod I have seen so far. Credit goes to Match for this!
I am in, please.

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Although not a hot-rod by any means, this was my most fun light to mod. Sadly I gave it away Crying
And thanks for the GAW!

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Not mine but i wish to have one in my collection

FL Newbie

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One of these 2 will get the favored status…


EDC rotation:
KR4, SST-20 FA3 4000k (favorite!)
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (second favorite)
FW1A, LH351D 3500k (third favorite)
FW1A, XP-L Hi 3A
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
Emisar D4V2, brass E21A 3500k (night light of choice)

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Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
My current favorite light would be the tn40vn that now has Xhp35hi and new driver.

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My fav modded light is my avatar!
K40vn Fiat Lux, love it!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

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Congrats for your 1000+ posts -X3- and thanks for your great GAW!


Many great flashlight mods I've seen at BLF, but with no second thought, the best imo is CRX's Carbon Fibre & Brass that I'm proud to own! It's a handmade unique piece of art!


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i like this http://budgetlightforum.com/node/43980?page=77 mod by CRX on the X2R

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Not mine but I like the concept behind this mode (credit goes to CRX)

I’m in and thanks for the GAW

we buy light for a brighter tomorrow

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This Mi7 Titanium mod by CRX takes the cake for me.

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My Convoy C8 with old type xp-g2 s4 2b . Mod here . It’s now making over 190kcd …

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The two EDC’s I have with me today.
1) Ultrafire AT-007, Omten switch, bistro driver, XP-G2 S3 3D dedomed, purple Efest 14500 battery (600lm, 40kcd)
2) Supfire S1, Nichia 219C R9050 SM353, fixed BLF-A6 driver with 470 Ohm bleeder, lighted tail with slow-changing rgb leds. (my current favourite EDC, perfect modes, tint, output, beam, the funky lighted tail is a bonus)

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Hmm . . . one of my favorite and most used modded lights is my Revtronic (Nitefighter) BT40S bike light. In stock form is a 4x XP-G2 (+/-4C tint) driven at +/-875mA each in Turbo yielding +/- 1,200 lumens (measured in my D.I.Y. sphere). I swapped the XP-G2’s for Nichia 219C’s and boosted the driver to 4A (2A per emitter in Turbo) yielding 2,100 lumens in my sphere.

I’m currently in process of modding a 2nd BT40s with neutral white XP-G3’s and boosting that driver. I’ll likely drop max current down to 3A or so (for 1.5A per emitter) so low is more like a low and because 4A on the 1st light was overkill.

Some pics:

How to mod stock driver:

Nichia’s in place:

Resulting Beamshot:

& Another Beamshot:


My Bike Lights Thread, Optics (TIR) Comparison Beamshots, Diffusion Techniques

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This used to be my favourite flashlight…!
(now sold and regretted…)
HDS Clicky (170 lumens, teracote)