So I’ve been researching for my next light and I have an idea for what I’m looking for, but I need some advice from yall about how to proceed. Let me give you some background info. I bought a TK75 and love it, except that the tube is too big around (too large diameter). My TK75 is for sale by the way. So, I’m looking for something to replace it. I’m almost dead set on getting a Trustfire TR-J19, with the intention of modding it. I like that it’s tube has a smaller diameter, it has good heat sinking properties, it’s easy to mod, deep reflectors, three emitters, can use various sized cells (18650, 26650, and 32650?), and it looks like it’s just the right size/shape for me. I’ve been doing some other mods and I’m confident that I can mod it with three new xml-2’s on 20mm noctigens, a new driver, and larger wires.
The only thing that bugs me is the tail switch in this size light. I would like to fabricate a way to delete the tail switch (should be easy), and install a side switch (not so easy). I would probably have to fabricate a tube extension and a switch holder to fit inside the extension. Don’t know how to do this, but I know someone with a lathe that could help me out with this fabrication.
I would even be interested in buying a different flashlight (maybe this one?) and using that tube to mate to the head of the j19, but who knows if they would mate up and work???
So basically, I want a J19 (or similar light) with a side switch. Any suggestions?
Yeah, I was planning on using 26650 cells, or maybe even get some 32650 cells, but right now I’m undecided on which ones to use. I’ve got protected 3400 mah 18650 pannys, but I didn’t know how well they would do. I just pulled the trigger and bought the tr-j19 from fast tech. I also ordered this driver to put in it.
What you described is pretty much what I had in mind for fabricating the side switch. Thanks for the lead on MrsDNF’s threads, I’ll go search them and see what I can find (hopefully some pictures). I’ll definately take pics and post up the progress when I get started on it. Thanks for the input, keep it coming if anyone else has some, it’s greatly appreciated!