Like this light (tool aa v2.0) apart from UI. I thought with the memory mode, I can leave it in Turbo. But when you switch off and on with in 3 seconds it will advance to next mode. Wish it has double click and triple click access in UI.
Is there anyway or mod for direct access turbo or strobe?
Yup, between 0-3 seconds it changes the modes if you click ON <> OFF ! Not the worst but I’ve seen better!
With this driver it is not possible to reach those 2 modes immediately. Well, the turbo only if you leave it on that mode before switching OFF…The strobe, not possible.
For that you’d need to change be the driver for a more flexible UI.
Yeah i’m also in stand by waiting for MTN but for other stuff.
I have assembled my requirements for 2S Bistro driver 15mm so i will place an order with Lexel. And i’ll take one 15mm Bistro single cell for ToolAA
Emitters wise i’ll try Osram W1 in ToolAA and shaved 351D 5000K 90CRI in Tool25
Thank you for your help MascaratumB. 2 days ago I received parts from Lumintop, order reflector and centering ring, apparently they also sent the lens. Excellent after sales service from Lumintop. I installed Luxeon V2 4000K, tint is good but there’s a hint of green in the beam, this must be because of the AR lens. My Sofirn SP10B with same led showing no green.
After all, very happy that my White Panda is alive, just remember, turn right to unscrew
Hey that is a nice looking head
As I said in PM, you’ll get some green, and the best way to avoid it would be with a TIR optic. I used my Tool AA V1 with one because the LED (Luxeon V) was damaged and had a stain which could be seen in the beam. So I took the reflector out a put a TIR and it improved immediately
Not so bright, but better
I do think that the panda white with that warm colour will look awesome
Glad it helped and…you now know that the pill will unscrew right
Some info about these flashlights’ pills and PCBs!
And…honey, I just modded the flashlight
The Tool AA V2.0, I mean! But the Tool 25 will follow
The LED was changed. I opted for a Samsung LH351D instead of tge XP-L HD CW led! Much better! It has a slight yellowish shift under an SMO reflector, but it is barely noticeable in the highest outputs!
Driver and LED installed
I decided to make a gathering between the Convoy lighted switch and the On The Road tail cap (that is slightly transparent) to have a lighted tailcap Oh, I also joined an Olight M1T pocket clip so that we have a great flashlight party
Hey MascaratumB, great review as always, especially liking the backdrop colour coordination.
The “moonlight” is too bright for me though and is a deal breaker, however I’m tempted to get some AA v2.0 as hosts. Don’t suppose you have a Reylight Ti LAN or Pineapple and can check if the driver fits? Rey tells me the driver is 14.6mm so they should fit.
About your question, I can only reply based on this.
A while ago (2 years?) I ordered some drivers from Rey. I believe they were from the 2nd or 3rd batch of his Pineapple light.
Below I show you how it compares with the driver from the LT Tool AA V2.0 .
Those drivers (from taht time) “whine” on the highest modes and have PWM (under the camera, at least, and while shaking the flashlight!). Currently I don’t know how they behave, I believe Rey has probably improved on that!
Tool AA V2.0 Driver:
Comparison between drivers:
Alongside the Tool AA pill:
Levels and PWM (open in new window if you need to check):
Hope this helps in some way!
I believe they may fit in diameter, even if you need to apply some solder or to file the driver. But, if the new drivers have “2 floors” it may be more complicated. I don’t have a “free” pill to test it, otherwise I would confirm!
One of the things I like in reviews and in this hobby, is to have photos and “data” to give modders an opportunity
That’s why I take so mani time taking mine
Well, I will actually tell you somethin useful this time!
As I “had” to start modding another of this pills (for the Tool 25 ) I unsoldered the driver and PCB, and used one of the Reylight drivers I have to check if it fits. And…it doesn’t :zipper_mouth_face:
Here are some photos!
This is the pill’s depth!
This is the gap due to the shape of the driver vs shape of the pill, but also the gap due to the 2 floors of that driver. You can see through the hole that the “chip” is in touch with the inner part. Meaning: even if you filed the driver base to fit the pill, it still wouldn’t fit because of the height :zipper_mouth_face:
Also, some more things about the Tool 25. The driver is somewhat different than the one of the Tool AA V2.0, but I didn’t take photos before reusing it again.
The amount of thermal paste is also very low under the pcb. Even if it only uses 2xAA batteries.
And the next mod with a 15mm driver from Lexel…for 2S
This light will ‘soon’ have an XHP50.2 on a sinkpad MCPCB! Let’s see how it will work
Good, thanks for reminding me of that!
I had it in mind and then forgot.
Problem is, I guess I don’t have copper at home with those dimmensions.
Would you say that soldering a copper MCPCB would do the trick?