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    L&M Seca700 and 1400 differences

    anyone know the difference between the two, other than battery size? I'm pretty sure both of them have 6 XP-Gs of some sort, which would make the Seca700 seriously underdriven. It also might mean that the difference between the two is in the driver and, potentially, tweakable! I just don't know how Any ideas?

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    anybody?

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    I have no idea, but I have been wondering the same thing.

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    glad I'm not alone. Guess there aren't too many owners of expensive lights that like to take them apart

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    I'm thinking you're right about owners of expensive lights.

    A friend owns the 700...i'll see if i can steal it for a couple days to ride (and by ride i definitely mean pop it open).

    Edit:
    IF competitive cyclist has the correct descriptions, then yes, the only difference is the driver. I haven't seen anybody else identify the leds used though...including L&M.
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...7827.46.1.html
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...7828.46.1.html

    Looks to me like the 1400 is just a different driver and 6-cell battery.
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    alright, so here's an update....kind of.

    My friend's light is actually the Seca 400, not 700 like i had thought. I did still manage to disassemble it though and here's my take:

    First of all, they definitely don't want anybody getting into these things. I'm guessing there is a reason. once open, I thought to myself, "$400 for this piece of ****???". I feel like the quality of the magicshine might give it a run for its money.
    The 400 uses Luxeon Rebels on a custom board that just rests on a cast aluminum heat sink. no compound, just held on by compression of the plastic housing.

    Based on this, I'm going to guess the 1400 and 700 are identical minus the integrated driver differences. Or the 700 uses stupid-low binned XPG's and the 1400 uses better ones, i don't know. Now that I know how the lights come apart, I'd love to see anybody's 700 if they have it!

    This experience also gave me a pretty nasty opinion of Light and Motion and I will definitely attempt to sway any potential light buyer in the future. What a rip.

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    BK,

    What was the process you went through to open up the Seca 400? I have both a Seca 700 and a Stella 200 and I'm interested in seeing if upgrading them to 1400 and 300 versions respectively is feasible.

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