What did you mod today?

congrats on the mod!
very nice photos

I put a high power 395nm UV led from vestureofblood into a Sofirn SC31B https://budgetlightforum.com/t/-/58092/32

CVP, that’s a complex job isn’t it? I did a friends and now will be redoing it with XP-L HI’s this coming week, I remember it was a tedious time consuming mod so hats off to you for sticking with it and getting a satisfying result. :+1:

I modded an old-style recoil thrower today, a clone of the Ultrafire WF-008, from aliexpress, thread here: Re-visiting the Q5 recoil thrower: mod with a a White Flat

Neat! I’m eager to read up on that. :beer:

Wanted to get longer run time and what do you know the Astrolux battery tube screws straight on. Acebeams battery carriers will not fit in the tube and the Astrolux battery carriers and spacer/connector are about 5mm to long. so you have to mod the battery carriers to 4s and I took the 5mm of the spacer/connector.

CRX CuTi Atom Triple Nichia 219C 5000K - Lexel TA Driver - 18350 - E-Tail Sw - 2200lm.

CRX CuTi 18350 1A Pocket Charger.

Swapped and sliced an LH351D into a BLF A6. First time to do any modding. Used some standard office staple wires instead of washers as a slicing guide since I don’t have any around. Used 2 staple wires to be exact and it seems like it did the job well but YMMV. I double checked the clearance first so I don’t hit the phosphor.

EDIT: see underlined.

Nice work! While you don’t want to chip the phosphor (UV blue leakage) it’s the bond wires you really want to avoid in most cases. I find that the LB351D doesn’t actually respond well to slicing. YMMV

I sliced a 5000k LH351D and ended up with great results. Dropped the CCT by a few hundred kelvin, I’d estimate it to sit around 4400-4500k and doesn’t appear to be green.

The 5000K dogfart led is the best for slicing IMO, only limited output loss and great tint improvement by decreasing the duv.

I would worry a bit about that conductive spacer you used :frowning:

I thought that too but i’m pretty sure they meant they used it as a slicing guide :slight_smile:

I see :person_facepalming: :beer:

This week I received some 15mm 1S single sided drivers I long awaited to a mod!

Major aim with it: GET ME MY NEW EDC FLASHLIGHT! :heart_eyes:

With this said, I’ll show it below!

The driver, and the wire installation:

The LED was changed. I opted for a Samsung LH351D instead of tge XP-L HD CW led! Much better! It has a slight yellowish shift under an SMO reflector, but it is barely noticeable in the highest outputs!


Driver and LED installed :wink:

I decided to make a gathering between the Convoy lighted switch and the On The Road tail cap (that is slightly transparent) to have a lighted tailcap :person_with_crown:

Yeah, by this time you have probably guessed which is my new EDC light, right?
Oh, I also joined an Olight M1T pocket clip so that we have a great flashlight party :smiley:

Of course! It is the new…Lumin…NO…Nitef…NO!!..…. It is the one and only……

….NITETOP ES10KTool V2.0 :person_with_crown: :face_with_monocle: :student: :beer:
Yeah, this is a great “lego” between these two flashlights! The junction is great, and it works perfectly!

So, I won 2 excellent configurations with 2 different flashights!
I am using it as “NITETOP” as it has a deep carry and with good retention clip, the switch is more silent and it has that great knurling from the Nitefox ES10K tube!
But I can use it as Lumintop Tool AA with the lighted tailcap and the excellent Olight clip :wink:

It is configured in the mode 9 of Bistro OTSM, moonlight ON, no memory and mode reversibility. So: moon light + 1 x7135 + access to Turbo and the other special modes :wink:

I am happy :partying_face:

^^Very Nice! :+1:

Thank you :smiley:

That is a sweet project! Definitely exciting when a plan comes together!

Took a while to accomplish, but now it’s done, I’m really happy!
BTW, the drivers are from Lexel, forgot to mention before!

And the Bistro OTSM choices are quite good for an EDC light :wink:

The next one will involve a Luxeon V2 Led or an XP-L Hi :wink: It will work well under the SMO reflector !
Thanks!

Very nice! The Tool AA makes a great host. BTW, these covers (the light green ones) work great when installing an illuminated tailcap.

They’re actually lighter than I expected them to be:

Thanks gchart! :wink:
I guess those are the same as the ones in ghis link:
https://a.aliexpress.com/lQDeG6JQ

I was wondering if they fit but now you’ve said it I may give it a try! Having several Tool lights I may use them well!

But the OTR tailcap is perfect to use with these switches, it is only sligtly transparent, blocking many light when you are in the dark! You can still locate the flashlight but it will not bother the “night vision” :wink:

Thanks for the tip :slight_smile: