Next I assembled the pill for the first time. I have found it easier to apply thermal paste after the soldering if you have separate pill.
Then I put Carclo’s narrow spot tir (10507?) on top of the mcpcb and 1mm thick AR coated lens from Kaidomain on top of the tir. It’s 0,6 mm thinner than the regular one for space savings. Next screwed it in the host. It goes quite deep.
I tried something similar 5+ years ago. I concluded there wasn’t enough space for an 18650, though I was able to make an 18500 fit with the 18350 tube. For an 18650 version, I used the stock tube and tailcap, but shortened the head.
After trying to assemble the light I found that the battery was still about 1mm too long. I dismantled everything and went to my workplace where I have acces to lathe. I turned the driver shelf so that the driver sits few millimetres deeper in the pill. I also added little solder blob on drivers brass pole, so that using flat top is easier. Here it is again in the host.
With this latest modification battery is flush with battery tube.
I would like to do a triple osram on a convoy for my dad, but thought the bezel would overlap the optic too much. You could potentially turn it out a little bigger in a lathe, but you would lose the anodizing there. Does the overlap from the bezel affect the beam much?
I love the convoy lights for anybody who isn’t an enthusiast. Simple UI, no parasitic drain, and dependable. My dad uses a blf a6 all the time. A similar light with triple osrams would be great for him.