I made an MF01 mod. Here are the basic info and see the video for more details.
Leds: 18x Samsung LH351D 5000K 90 CRI
Driver: Haikelite MT09R TA FET
MCPCB: Modded from 6S3P to 2S9P led wiring
Springs: Stock but 20 AWG wire bypasses in carrier and 18 AWG bypass on driver
Output: 20130 lumens
Intensity: 61200 cd
How hard was your light to open? I have a couple of the 2nd gen MF01's and I haven't been able to get the bezels to budge. Thinking about making a wooden jig to hold the bottom of the head and than going to town on the bezel with a large pipe wrench. Probably will scratch/gouge the bezel, but that can be fixed. Any advice you may have would be appreciated.
Can’t remember if that’s the exact size - but used them to put force on opening. Eventually felt it slip and then away I went. Took some time afterwards to clean the threadlocker from the threads with isopropyl alcohol and some fine tweezers.
Now it looks like I’m trying to copy you, but I came up with the same idea about two weeks before you put your video here. Like many other of my flashlights, this one has not been assembled yet. I would like to do it finally.
I started to wonder if it’s worth shave the leds for this mod?
I would like to get a little warmer tint.
I made two photo and you were right. I did not compered samsungs after dedome yet and it does change the tint. All of them are 5000K 90 CRI version LH351D leds.
Left: convoy S21A with dome.
Right: GT mini dedomed
Left: Astrolux S43 with domes
Right: Nitecore TUP dedomed