Don’t expect a mod like this to be a lumen monster, it won’t be. But it can make it a usable torch with a monster runtime. I’ve been using my 3D like this for months now on the same set of batteries. Get’s used 5 days out of 7.
That said there are lots and lots of potential options. Really depends on how much effort & time you want to invest. How much customisation and what your end goal is.
The MR16 mod linked above is really simple, quick to do and only requires a small amount of soldering. None inside the torch and can be completely reversible. And it still runs on D cells. The down side is, it’s only 260 lumens at best and very floody. Makes for a nice in the house torch, but not enough beam distance to use across the fields IMO.
Other really easy options are the bulb style drop in’s.
These aren’t the cheapest option, but are pretty cheap. And again won’t make a lumen monster. But will totally transform an incan Mag and make them very useful torches again. Best feature is they retain the full focus system and throw incredible well. And will out throw many an XM-L based light.
I did read the LED upgrades and that’s where I was planning to design my own LED upgrade with an XML2 by smashing the old bulb and pressfit copper tube.
That moment when I look at the cheap bulb holder, I kinda decided to ask here lolol
SSC P7 dropin seems like a smart choice with flexibility. I might consider that. Though I’ll prolly need some driver to go with it. (am thinking of amc7135*3 because that’s what’s left in my driver box :P)
I’m guessing the dropin requires a 20mm driver?
Edit: Ouch. Didn’t realize the dropin was super pricy after the currency change. I guess I’ll scrap that idea. Thanks for the suggestion though
I found a cheap source for the MR16 bulb at fasttech. Probably gonna order that