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alroge14
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ModLite Killer

People seem to love to hate Modlite because their price’s but I’ve never seen anyone suggest a build that even competes with them let alone made in the USA.

So here’s the criteria.

Of course 18650.

Mega thrower (Plhv2) like five degree beam angle in a tiny package, Convoy M2 relector size, the convoy relector is okay but still doesnt have the crazy hot spot im looking for. 1 inch wide X 7/8 inch Tall.

Something like the CREE XP-L HI V3 or Osram CSLNM1.TG??? what do you think? Believe modlite uses the Osram.

Driver- Linear, 100% only locked out(cannot be changed at all), low battery warning flashes. USA MADE

Thanks

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yea, sounds great, good luck with a build. keep us posted

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Never seen Modlite before or any hate here at BLF for it.
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After reviewing their website, the price is high and I’m sure the quality is high as well.
Good Luck on your venture, maybe consider a LEP light. Wink
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And Welcome to BLF. Cool
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They might be using the cslpm1 LED. It is the 2mm^2 version of the nm1. It should be pretty easy to replicate the performance of the modlite as far as brightness and beam intensity. But the single mode linear driver is maybe not something you can get off-the-shelf that I know of.

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EasyB wrote:
They might be using the cslpm1 LED. It is the 2mm^2 version of the nm1. It should be pretty easy to replicate the performance of the modlite as far as brightness and beam intensity. But the single mode linear driver is maybe not something you can get off-the-shelf that I know of.

I mean, MTN sells linear drivers that can be ordered as single-mode only. And he builds them in the USA (Utah), though as with any other most of the components will be from overseas.

I’d recommend starting with either a Convoy M2 or maybe even a Jaxman M8 and picking one of the white flats, your choice of linear driver with 1 mode (Simon or Led4Power may have non-7135 based drivers if you prefer that, unsure about single-mode options), and then when you assemble it you can pot everything yourself so you know it’s rock solid.

I’d say pflexpro but they’ve been unavailable for some time now. If you’re interested in weapon lights or truly tactical lights, the “other forum” (candlepower) may be a resource worth checking on.

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those are weapon mount light, must withstand recoil, vibrations, thousands of cycles as well abuse, and harsh environment, such lights require special considerations, sure you can slap something together with off the shelf cheap parts, but will it hold up to the same use modlite is designed for? most likely not a chance.

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Those seem like nice lights, but holy smokes the prices are pretty high. I could almost get 2 Olight Odins (with batteries) for the price of one of their lights, but again, hose are high quality, plus made in USA probably adds $150 to the price off the bat Wink . I figure you could take something like a Convoy S21B, with CULPM1 Boost Hx with the 12 mode driver set to 1 mode and be as good for about $30 shipped. Not sure how much abuse it would take from full auto fire though.

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Are you going to use that as a weapon light?

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I’ve been wondering something similar.