What did you mod today?

You’re welcome, those Olights are so much nicer with warmer tints :slight_smile:
My EDC is an S1 ti with the aforementioned LED :wink:

Not torch related, but I modded a wallet today. It is a cow-fur wallet which I won on eBay for the princely sum of £1. The postage to send it to me actually cost more than that!!! Anyway, it was a big long cheque-book style wallet which isn’t of use to me as I needed something a bit smaller.

So today I bought a tube of leather glue, and took my Spyderco British Blades Urban to the wallet, slicing away a lot of the leather from the top and bottom edges, reducing its dimensions by roughly half. As well as the glue, it is held together by some extremely thin, flat leather cord (more like narrow ribbon actually) which I completely unpicked and which I’ve re-sewn into the wallet with a broad darning needle. I’ve turned it into a sort of bi-fold wallet, retaining a small popper-stud coin pouch. I’m chuffed with the results so far.

It’s a bit rough and ready but I like that in a wallet.


made a light awhile back from some junk laying around.

Second attempt at Baking Failed. This was an S2 Hard Oxygen. Each pieces was completely different despite the time baked.
So… it got stripped and polished.

Nice mods above, including the wallet :slight_smile:

I like Supfire flashlights for their low price and high build quality, but even their newest models have terrible and outdated drivers. I got a Supfire A2 for under 13 dollars at Hobbyking, a very handsome and well-build e-switch zoomie, but with low PWM and bad mode-spaced driver (100,50,20%,strobe,SOS) . Btw, Hobbyking sells a few models of Supfire for cheap, i.e. the Supfire M2 sells for about 8 dollar shipped, sounds a great modding host to me.

In the Supfire A2 I did a simple emitter swap (XM-L2 on alu board was removed, dedomed XP-G2 S3 3D on 16mm Noctigon was soldered in, everything around the led die was made black), to see if I would like it enough to mod it further with a new better driver. It will not be trivial to upgrade the driver while keeping the charging possibility for a straightforward modder like me.

The light is improved a great deal, better tint, better looking beam, better throw (a respectable 34kcd now). The current at high is 1.8A, with a new driver the throw can be doubled to around 70kcd. It can become a really nice light, so now I need ideas, courage and modding time to do the driver!

I got tired of waiting. Here is my latest project even without her emitters.

wow! :+1:

I recently came across my old UltraFire A20. The A20 takes a 14mm mcpcb, but I didn’t have any lying around. So, in true modding fashion, I had to grind down the lip of the pill to eliminate the LED “pocket,” make the top flat and polish it back up again. Now, it fits a 16mm led, no problem! :smiley:

I soldered in a blf a6 driver and an accidentally dedomed xpl v6 2c. I had to shave off some of the reflector to ensure it wasn’t going to short out with the new led. I’m really happy to have given some new life to an old light.

Nice work, Sprinkles. Many of those old lights are very good, they just lack a modern emitter, and sometimes a better driver.

I finished my build for the DPS5015 power supply…

More info on the other thread

Nice job zipeglas. Looks very neat. :+1:

Cheeky spring mod on a 2D mag. Looking for a drop in for this one any recommendations.

Made a couple of minor mods this weekend.

First was to swap the LED in an Olight S1A, put in a nice warm XM-L2 5C1! Love it now.

Second I put an XM-L2 5C1 in a customers light, he saw my 4C and wanted a little warmer tint. The 5C1 made him very happy!

Third, I put an XP-G3 5 bin hi cri into an Olight S10R. Do not do that, the XP-G3 left a strangely colored doughnut hole in the XP-L reflector, had to switch it back.

I do not understand why Olight has such minor UI differences between similar lights. The S1R has electronic lockout and a brighter moon mode, the S1A has no electronic lockout and a good moon mode. The S10R has an electronic lockout but the beam profile stinks.

I would carry the S1A often, except I do not have the option for an electronic lockout and it requires 2 hands for a tailcap lockout. I often do not have 2 hands free on ladders and such.

I cured ringworm

Yes, makes the light much more appealing to me now. I put the same emitter in my Olight S2 today, gonna throw one in my S1A tomorrow.

Tints are a little exaggerated, but you get the idea. S1A left, S2 right.

Made a new alu head on a cheapo plastic 1 x AA headlamp.
Looks way better than the body now, a bit like it doesn’t belong together…
But it’s still light weight, which is nice.
Flood optics (of course)

Sorry, no pics… (yet)

All of you with polished Cute SS optics, do you have artifacts in the far spill area? I have 3, it looks like reflections off the optic posts.

Yes, I have the same.

Yes, Carclo Quad does the same.
And just to be sure, you filed a couple MM off the bottom of the legs?

I’m not sure I can get used to that. Maybe some black tape on the legs would….

I’ve ordered another optic from Intl-outdoor to swap in.

Didn’t file anything off, the legs were already shorter than the mcpb