Since Enogear website is gone and several people have been asking about the famous Enogear Stainless Steel AA, there is now a similar one from Amutorch. I’m not sure if it is easily modable like the Enogear AA. I modded several of the Enogear AA and AAA with Optisolis and E21A, which were some of the easiest mods I’ve done.
Doesn’t look as good as the Enogear but close enough.
I reviewed it some time ago (it was my first review actually), it is not completely new/now!
It is a good looking light, but I think the one from Enogear was more appealing.
The Amutorch S3 comes with XPG3, has 3 modes, has whining with Li-Ion cells on Low and Medium, has a thin aluminum pill, narrow TIR optic!
You did a wonderful job with the review. I like how you took it apart and posted measurements. Looks like it will be just as easy to mod as the Enogear. Also your pebble optic mod will make this work well with artifact or tint shift prone emitters like the LH351D and Optisolis.
Forgot to answer before, sorry :zipper_mouth_face:
Thanks for your words! This light is indeed easy to mod, both the LED and the driver, however you need to take into account that the driver must be one-sided or at least well protected on the contact side.
Also, the thin aluminum pill and the SS body make it more prone to heat fast with Li-Ion cells.
The pebbled TIR lenses are indeed great, they prevent the tint shifts of leds, such as the original XP-G3! So it is indeed a nice addition! If you get a driver such as the ones from the more recent Reylights, it can be a nice host as a SS light!
In my picture you can see another Stainless Steel light, the Nitefox ES10K. That is similar to a Thrunite flashlight (apart from the head, although there is a larger one as shown here: http://www.nite-fox.com/ShowProducts.asp?ID=24).
That is a beast of a host! Thicker and resistant, bigger than the Amutorch and the Enogear ones but also very elegant (IMO)! The driber is the only thing that needs to be changed on that! Other than that, it works great
Too cheap? Yup. I know the LED will be cold and trashy, and who knows how weak the driver will be. But with only 1 mode, hopefully it won’t use PWM. So, I’m basically planning on it being a dirt-cheap host. In for 3. If they mod well (emitter swap, resistor mod), I might even get more. They should make a great recipient of the $0.46 Luxeon V2’s I picked up from Arrow a while back.
PS - there are a couple other listings with slightly lower prices: link1link2
PPS - when they come in, I’ll try to come back and post comparison pics with my Jet-u and overall impressions