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Old May 11th, 2020, 07:31 PM #31
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What kits did you buy?
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Great forum for questions such as these. Just a warning. The darn things can get addictive lol. Especially if you like building things. https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/content.php
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Great forum for questions such as these. Just a warning. The darn things can get addictive lol. Especially if you like building things. https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/content.php
I wish that guy who was an IP here years ago was still building flashlights. I have a couple of his that are beasts!!!

I gave one to my brother and a bunch of the guys on his squad wanted to know where he got it.
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FYI, some of my LED lights get pretty hot. All of them have glass lenses. You might think about that before you go cutting that plastic lens on your band saw.
Yeah, when I worked in the firearms industry heat was probably the main engineering challenge I saw for flashlight builders, especially as everybody started using new zillion lumen LED's and packing them in little lights.
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Great forum for questions such as these. Just a warning. The darn things can get addictive lol. Especially if you like building things. https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/content.php
The internet is amazing that any topic can be found and solutions found .
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The internet is amazing that any topic can be found and solutions found .
Those guys on there are flashlight geniuses. It's amazing what they can build. Plus no 7-day wait for your flashlight frame (yet).
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I will keep that info. front and center , I thought all LED's were cold to the touch .
They're a lot more efficient but they do make some heat. If you were using a moderate wattage light, you'd never notice.

The big advantage to me is battery life.
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I was a member from when candlepowerforums first started. What we were doing in those days was basically buying a flashlight for a shell and then making the power supplies etc. One of the biggest drivers in the growth of the household flashlight makers was Surefire's ridiculous pricing for their products. If Surefire had more reasonable pricing way back then, a lot of led flashlight manufacturers would not have started.

I have been carrying a Fenix for many years now. There are better out there but, for the money, Fenix gives you a great product and great support. They also listen to their customers and their new product lines reflect this.
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Got the conversion kit from Malkoff and it is very bright and for the most part easy to install , the one big fault for me was the new reflector i bought with the kit i had to sand it down on my belt sander at the back portion.

It was longer then it needed to be and the flashlight bezel would not even engage one thread , i took a chance and ended up sanding the entire nub or tit down to get the bezel engaged in the right position . Nowhere in the instructions did it mention i may have to do that . It did work without ruining the reflector .
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It's pretty common to have to sand down the replacements even though the ads say that they fit this and they fit that.

When I was upgrading my Surfire bulb type lights, I had to sand down the reflectors to fit. I also decided to upgrade from CR123 batteries to 18650 batteries. Man what a job!. I didn't have a boring bit that would fit so I did it the old fashion way by wrapping sandpaper around a dowel. It took forever but now I have a modern light.
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