For a centering ring, here is a little trick I tried out that works ok in my 70.2 X6.
Find a o-ring that will sit kinda tight at the base of the dome, but on top of the “square” part at the bottom, and preferably able to just fit inside the reflector hole.
Then another, larger o-ring, the inside diameter of witch will be the outer edge of your new centering ring.
I used a little thread grease to hold it in place where I wanted it.
Then mix up a good size glob of thermal adhesive (I used Arctic Alumina) and fill the gap between them.
Install reflector and slowly spin the bezel down, but stop just a turn or so short of tight.
Let it dry for about 3-4 minutes, remove the reflector carefully, and peel away the o-rings, then clean up any “flashing” with an x-acto knife or similar.
As long as you dont leave it too long, the thermal adhesive will hold its shape, yet still peel off.
I dont have a way of hosting pics right now, but I’ll see what I can do about adding one.
Thanks! I don’t need centering ring in this light because the reflector is fixed with bezel and it is floating well above the led.
Hi Zozz, sorry for off topic but I’m interested to know where you get this light mount ?
Also if you can tell me it is 26650 acceptable and has a standart tripod mount on it ?
I bought it with an arm on ebay but I found it separately. This is the same as I have
It can gram Convoy L6, Utorch UT02 and Haikelite SC01 too. It has standard tripod hole and the bigger one (I don’t know what is the bigger size hole).
MAybe to fit some thicker lights you need to put in the flashlight first in the clamp and then put it on the tripod but it works.
Thanks I order this for first help since I don’t have additional tripod for flashlights I using some big DIY stand from iron which is welded…
This will be better if I can find but no luck :cry:
As regards for the bigger hole, look here
My english is not so good so I can’t find this larger adapter that you can see on the pictures, hope you can so if you need it and find it, you can screw it into your standard tripod mount, and then use bigger hole on this ‘’Articulating Magic Friction Arm’’. Diameter of standard mount is about 6mm and this bigger one is about 9mm.
One more time sorry for spam and thanks for help.
Nice mod ZozzV6. I like your creativity of using a wire spacer to remove the donut hole. :+1:
Ha jól vettem észre magyar vagy. . Azt szeretném csak megkérdezni, hogy ezt meg tudnám csinálni egy Convoy c8±as lámpával? Azt nem tudom, hogy 1 db akku ezt hogyan tudná elbirni. Vagy elbirja?
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How did you de-dome the SST40 and what’s the difference between domed and no dome? Beam pattern? Light output?
I ask cause I’m about to do the same mod exept with a FET+1 driver and a 30Q 18650.
The only SST40 successful dedome was a very first gen SST40 of mine with regular 95 octane petrol.
With dome it was 2232 lumens and 70 kcd.
Dedomed I got 2000 lumens and 136 kcd.
So you lost lumens but gained kcd. What exactly is kcd??
70 kcd is 70000 candelas
With that you measure the light intensity at the brightest spot.
Can you explain why you’re getting more Kendall with less lumens PLEASE?
Because the dome the light gets reflected back to phosphor and geting out again from led and that gains a little. And It causing the led looks bigger surface. The smaller led means higher candela and more far throw.
With dedominh the light only gets out once from led that is why you lose some lumens and the surface looks much smaller that is why you gain candela.
I’m trying to fit an XHP70.2, or a XHP50.2 or the XHP35 in a Convoy C8 as well. What type of driver and board did you use?? I’m sure it has to match the two 18350’s and the single XHP emitter.
I used a zener modded NANJG 105D with 11x7135s and Biscotti firmware