L2/L6 Modding thread!
There is a thread dedicated to modding both the L2 and L6 that I should have mentioned here sooner. Please visit here.
L2/L6 modding thread!
I just realized I never posted the deal here that BG setup for us on the KeepPower protected 5200mAh 26650 cells.
I asked and they delivered.
These cells are ideal for the L2 and L6. I personally use them in both.
Here is the link:
KP5200 Protected 26650
Use this code for 50% off!
Note: This deal is expires on February 28
Seeing how big the L2 and L6 threads have gotten I decided it was time to create a dedicated modding thread for both lights. Since they are brothers and share some parts a combined thread seemed fitting.
If you have experience to share please check it out.
If you’re looking for L2 or L6 build/modding info, this should be a valuable resource. :THUMBS-UP:
The L2/L6 modding thread is Here
The new L2 host will ship with both the XM-L2 and XPL-HI centering rings.
The new L2 host is now listed in the Convoy store. The new version host is $40.67. 15% discount can be used here too.
Here is the link to the host:
Edit: 01-08-2016 BIG Update:
The new version L2 is here. I’ve removed some of the obsolete info from this post.
The price has gone up a few dollars (now $49.76) to cover the upgrades but the 15% discount still applies.
As previously stated the new version has some changes…
- L2 now comes stock with AR coated glass.
- L2 now comes with a single tube and an extension tube similar to the way the L4 is sold.
- Removable threaded tactical ring. A simple ring is also included to cover the threads for those of you that dislike tactical rings.
- New driver. The new version uses the LD-29 driver meaning the stock light will work essentially the same whether you are using a single cell or 2 cells with the extension tube.
- Different tube and knurling. The older “block pattern” knurling was dropped because of the difficulty getting the knurling to align when using the extension. You can still have the block style if you purchase the separate tube but only for 2 cells.
- Different emitter. The stock emitter is now XPL-HI.
XPL HI V2-1A CW 6500-7000K (this comes standard)
XPL HI U6-3A NW 5000-5300K (add $0.50)
XPL HI U6-4B NW 4500-4700K (add $0.50) This one is on the warmer side of neutral
Here is a link to the new light:
And now for some pictures!
Here is what it looks like with the tactical ring.
With the simple ring.
Single cell configuration (extension removed). Stumpy. :bigsmile:
The extension tube with your choice of rings. Really happy with the way this turned out.
The one-piece two-cell tubes are also now listed on the Convoy store. They will come with both the tactical and simple rings and you can choose the block style knurling like the previous L2 or the ring style knurling. This will work with the new L2 as well as the previous version. The ring style doesn’t look much different than the two-piece tube for any that like the ring style knurling better it just gives you one more option.
Here is the block style tube.
Here is the ring style tube.
The price for the tube with both rings is $8.51 but I believe the 15% discount applies here too.
Here are both of the links:
The first batch of L2 in Simon’s store are completely sold out. Simon confirmed this. He said the next batch should be available in roughly 10 days. I believe this will be the next revision which will come with the single tube and extension and a new driver that supports both the one cell and two cell configurations.
Simon has listed the XPL-HI centering ring for the L2 on his site.
Here is the link: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/XPL-led-gasket/330416_32575732360.html
There are clear anodized versions of the L2 and upcoming L6 in the works. They should be released early next year. Finally, Simon is making a simple ring to cover the exposed threads for those who choose to use the 2 cell tube and don’t want to use the tactical ring.
Simon tells me the first batch of the current L2 will be sold out soon.
The host link is active. Sold out
It’s Alive! Original version sold out in the Convoy store.
I received my stock L2 today and to get right to the point I love it. This is a heavy metal beast with awesome heat-sinking. Probably the best out-of-the-box thrower I’ve seen and HUGE potential for those with modding skills. Super tight hot spot even from the stock XM-L2 and the new driver is way better than the standard Convoy 3/5 driver. I can only imagine what an XPL-HI would do! With a few tweaks this is going to be a monster. I’m already pushing Simon hard for the double length tube. I go over my first impression in more detail in post #209
To get the discount at least for now I suggest adding it to your cart and selecting the pay option then in the note area let him know you are a BLF member and would like the 15% discount, then message him with your order number. He will adjust the price and away you go.
Before anyone complains about the details on this first edition rebirth of the L2, remember that Simon said this is just the first revival of the L2 and he plans to make an updated version taking into account our requests for design changes.
That said, this new L2 sounds very promising even this first release. The styling is pretty awesome IMHO. He’s using a better than standard driver (LD25) which I’m not familiar with but he says is completely current controlled with no PWM noise and is easy to tune the current. If you look at the LD25 driver alone on Simon’s store he has a link to a video showing how to adjust the current. The modes are a little better than standard. The stock setup is low-med-high with a hidden strobe accessed by a quick double tap on the switch button.
I have one on the way so I’ll report back as soon as I have a chance to test it out. :bigsmile: Even this first rendition has the potential to be one heck of a thrower with a few tweaks.
Here are a couple pics:
Love the deep fins on the head!
And a nice fancy gift box like the S2+