Well I finally decided to mod my TN31…
First step: Dedoming
Second step: Mod the driver (not done yet)
And here are the results:
Whitewall beamshots (much warmer and brighter!)
Then I took it outdoor and took these pictures:
Nothing special right? Just barely see that there are buildings.
Here a picture by daylight:
Not really impressing for a TN31 right?
Okay these pictures are zoomed in!
The real distance drawn on the map here:
About 1300 meters!!
And finally without any zoom:
Love it! <3
Wonder whats happens, when I mod the driver…
I’m keeping both my TN31 stock. That way if I do decide to sell one it will be way easier to sell.
Forget to mention:
It is not the XM-L2 version… Will put a dedomed one in there later.
I got a XM-L2 U2 1A de-domed, on the original copper star though (removed the kapton tape, used AS5), and did the resistor mod published here, and got 347 kcd measured at 4.3 meters though -- still, that's 1178 meters, though the 347 may be low.
If you de-domed the stock LED, figure double or a little better the stock # of 125-135 kcd, so 270-280 kcd, or so, you are probably getting.