Not such a big fan of zoomers any more, but what a difference a new driver and U3 emitter made in this thing. WOW!!
Was 4k lux; now 10k lux (2.5 times brighter)! That’s at 15 feet, taking a reading off the aleto beam fully zoomed. That’s with a Fasttech 2.8 nanjig and a Fasttech U3
My Keygo M12 is brighter with 12k lux with a Fasttech no-name 3-amp driver and a U3, but not by much.
This aleto really lives up to its appearance now.
Mod was fairly easy.
1. Used one of these shaved down to 18+ mm to fit in pill brass driver holder extension thingie (see picture)
2. Attached stock aleto battery spring to blank disk.
2. Must use a 16mm star (NOT a 20mm) so that the wire holes line up in the pill. 20mm wires will NOT line up correctly. Even though emitter area is CAVERNOUS for stock giant star, brown cover holds 16mm star in place perfectly. Included stock plastic spacer keeps emitter terminals from shorting.
3. Piggybacked 17mm Fasttech nanjig to shaved-down blank PCB driver disk. Disk press fits into brass receptacle, so don’t shave it down too much. Fit perfectly and worked like a charm. Like someone built the piggyback setup for the Aleto.
Only thing is I wish that the stupid switch on this light would switch modes with a soft press, but no you have to do a complete click for a mode change.
I will mark the original aleto review thread to point to this thread in case anyone wants to mod the aleto.
With the large pill and ample heat-sinking fins, I probably could have gone to a 4 amp driver on this.
As a point of reference, I have a few stock Aurabuy and other T6 C8s in the 7-12k lux range, so the 10k beam on this is pretty darn respectable.
Hope this helps anyone else who decides to mod this baby!