I have my L33's OTW...but I can't really do anymore to them until the engines arrive. I've got my two XP-G stars OTW for the double-barrel build...
My neighbor liked the micro hex single XP-G so much that he wanted me to build him a work lamp / headlamp that can be set down and positioned to shine on projects.
He doesn't have a ton of cash laying around, so I tore apart my Akoray Q5 light and used the switch, reflector, emitter, GITD ring, and lens to build this little thang for him.
I haven't got a mount built yet, but am open to suggestions. I may do a forked type mount that the light head will just "slide on" so it's easily removed. I'm thinking about partially recessing a super-strong Neodymium Rare Earth magnet into the back of the light so you can slide it off the mount and attach it to say...the underside of the hood of the car...or whatever.
Runs on a single 14500.
I dunno who the wiseguy was that told me to ditch the snap rings, but I tried it with this light. I have the emitter under the reflector...lens on top of that...and squirted a tiny-tiny line of silicone into the grooveright above the lens...and the O-ring is pressed into the groove and retains the guts. Worked like a freakin' gem, so whichever one of you suggested it...thanks!
Took the switch out of the tailcap and soldered it in-line...heat-shrunk'n'done! Not expecting this to necessitate waterproof switch...but I can always alter it. I really like how small this little salvaged switch is.
(I love GITD rings)
The little bugger doesn't get hot at all with the Q5 in it. I left it on for 15min in my daughters room and didn't even feel warm yet. I'm gonna do a little runtime test with the thermo and see how'goes after an hour or so.
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