XM-L2 LED change (Olight S15)

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Stefan333
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XM-L2 LED change (Olight S15)

I am thinking to try an LED change in one of my Olight S15, the one with the most green light… Big Smile

No reflow, complete MCPCB change, which LEDs are possible?

I think SST-40 should work, but only in CW available.

Any NW alternatives which will work also?

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Hum, independetly of the led you wanna try careful when modding!
This was what happened to me recently when I attemped an LED swap:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67492

I gained a super loooow moonlight instead of the normal moonlight of the S1R!
Careful…

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Thx, for warning.

After reading some old threads it looks like it is not possible to completly disassemble the light without damaging the switch… Shocked

Mhmm, maybe better leave it original…

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I have done several Olight LED swaps. Not easy but worth it afterwords. I have only had the driver out of a couple, not worth the effort and time. That is a reflector model, I would try to stay with the same size die for the best results. Although I did install a 219B in mine and love it. If you do one with a TIR, you really must stay with the same size die. The beam gets really ugly artifact wise if you go to a smaller die.

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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How hard is it to get the bezel off? The S15 has that inset bezel with about 6 notches. I’ve wondered if there’s a special tool for this or if something common can be used to take it off without damaging the anodizing.

Personally, I don’t think there’s much value in replacing the emitter, but I’m thinking of installing a minus green filter under the glass.

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Uhm, managed to destroy the front glas of the S15 at disassembling… Blushing

Does anyone know the thickness and diameter of the glas?