Here we have a nice little titanium light that I received from Lexels 4444 giveaway :-) :BEER:
Modded with tail clicky switch.Titanium construction
Nichia 219C 5000K emitter
10mm Copper DTP MCPCB
13mm ARC glass
Copper & brass hand made pill
Copper lined battery tube
MTN FET 10mm driver (G1)
Forward clicky tail switch
Max - 680lm OTF
Length – 70mm
Width – 15mm/ 13mm
Weight – 34g (With 10440 cell)
Astrolux Ti3A runtime graph.
The original pill is a plastic tube, yes plastic, haven't seen anything like that for a while, shame really as it is such a nice wee titanium host and well made otherwise.
The driver is press fitted into this plastic tube with wires up to the LED on a fibre board that kinda floats loosely in the reflector recess.
The orange peel reflector is nice solid aluminium and has outside threads which attach the bezel to the head.
No o-ring was present at the front glass or head twist mechanism but there was one at the tailcap, I have siliconed the glass into the bezel, o-ring at battery tube and thick silicone grease at the switch for some water ingress resistance.
Originally this is a head twisty operated light, to disassemble first unscrew the bezel, reflector, take out the pill and a brass screwed retainer is revealed. It has two indents for unscrewing from the battery tube.
Red thread locker all round on the threaded head parts.
Here's all the original bits & pieces.
I lined the battery tube with some thin copper, soldered to the brass retainer after filing the edge down a little so it will not retain the head piece any more and added an o-ring & thermal paste between the copper & battery tube.
Drilled a 4mm hole through the tail cap & made a small switch plunger out of 4mm magnets, filled slot with JB weld.
Wrapped a small forward clicky switch with copper tape and press fitted into the end of the battery tube, with some on the threads for a tighter fit of the tail cap. Dremeled out the tail cap a little for a snug fit of the switch.
I made a new metal pill from a plumbers 10mm id brass ferrule, some K&S brass tube, 1mm thick copper sheet, all soldered together then installed the 10mm FET driver & Nichia 219C 5000K LED on a 10mm DTP MCPCB. Press fitted into the head.
I sanded down the underside of the reflector as much as possible to fit the LED. Added some contrasting aesthetics.
A nice wee titanium tail clicky pocket rocket it is now ;) :THUMBS-UP: