What did you mod today?

Thanks pc_light, that description is excellent. I hadn’t realised there was a lens over the optic - I assumed that because it was plastic it was a single piece like in the later production FW3A.

Just modded the lanyards of these two lights! I think I will call these “poor-man-lanyard-without-tritium-in-titanium-bead-but-with-GITD-fob-embedded-in-paracord” the “”Firefly style lanyard”:https://www.google.com/search?q=firefly&safe=active&sxsrf=ALeKk02pXGvupQdmyHYd0BcLF4UsC8okUA:1591916185235&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi7ou717frpAhVuyoUKHVPYAeUQ_AUoAXoECCAQAw” :smiley: :student:

Not the best looking, but it was the possible work :partying_face:

Nice work, MB! Did you make the GITD fobs? CRX?

Thanks gchart :wink:
Yes, I got them from CRX, I forgot to mention that :person_facepalming:

The aqua blue one already arrived with the split ring “embedded”, while the orange one (that arrived during the OL Contest due to the theme I had in my light) didn’t have that. So I picked 2 thin drills and added a split ring to hold it to the lanyard. That’s why they are so bulky in some parts :person_facepalming:

Great quality from CRX as ever! :+1:

I know. Some have a PCB, some only cardboard carrier for LEDs. They’re all made from sheet metal. Terrible.

Black L2P with T head. Luxeon V2 4000k
Blue L2P. LH351D 5000k 90cri with cut and polished lens. I did it first time with this led and I can say that this is the easiest led to cut to dome.
Both have “Biscotti” 5A driver.
I think I used too long copper stripe for blue L2P because I had a serious problem to push it. I hope I won’t have to pull it out because I don’t know how to do it.
I did this build before “Barkuti described a problem with ”Biscotti” driver”:【convoy】S21E XHP50.3 HI available now - #2554 by Barkuti, and I didn’t even notice it. But everything works.

Wow, great work, the look beautiful :wink:
That dedoming is top!!!

Beamshots demanded when possible :innocent:

Maybe I’ll take some pictures tomorrow.
I can’t do them on the white wall, but I’ll see what I can do in the field.

You can use plastic tubing 18-18.5mm diameter or what will clear the I.D of the battery tube, that will only contact the base of the aluminum pill and just pound/press it out…

I’m going to get such a tube… Once I used to take it out using 18350 and 18650 batteries, but this one sits so tight that I’m not going to risk it.

That dedoming looks impeccable! Did you do it for tint or beam profile?

Actually both. I was hoping the tint would get a little warmer and it happened. Although not much.

My first outdoor beamshots (blue and black).

Sorry for the blurry picture.

I like this one the best…

Good job :+1:

L2 several posts back. My first thrower. I even like it, considering I prefer flooders.

Thanks for the beamshots :wink:
I like the Luxeon V2 effect more than the Samsung , but they both look great :wink:
Well done :+1:

Looks great MascaratumB! Did the driver drop straight in? What size is it and does USB charging still work? Tempted to pick one up.

Thanks hodor! :wink:
Well, the led4power driver fitted in without issues, as the original driver also has 17mm diameter (with 2 small flaps that fit the “pill”, to avoid rotation).

There is no USB charging , because the new driver doesn’t have it. The charging port is implemented in the original driver, so when I took it out, it stopped working.

The rubber cover is still there, though (I may need to glue it to prevent eventual water infiltration).

Even without charging, this is a great host to make a DIY pocket thrower with an Osram led (Convoy 18350s tubes fit :stuck_out_tongue: ).
It may be kind of hard to center it correctly in case you don’t have appropriate gaskets. The beam is not 100% perfect due to that, but it throws a lot :wink:

You’re a bad influence on my wallet

Ahaha, thank you for the compliment :money_mouth_face: :smiling_imp: :innocent:

If you need any more info, let me know :+1: