Discussion in 'On Topic' started by one66stang, Jun 5, 2006.
It's good to see they finally have some Mag's with LED's in the mainstream. Too bad they don't have better heatsinking. I hear after a few minutes they reduce output to keep temps under control.
Is there anything nifty to do with old 2 and 3 D cell mags to make them less shitty. Maybe turn the 2 cell one into a really long life emergency light and the 3d into something bright?
There is all kinds of mods you can do to 2 and 3 D mags. I have one single 3 watt LED 3D mag, runs twice as bright as a stock incan light and will run for ~20+ hours without dimming. Up to a 800 Lumen 3D mag that runs for 45 minutes (stock 3D's are ~40 lumens)
A cheap mod for that 2D light is to snag a Craftsman 3xAAA "endurable 1 watt" from Sears that's on sale this week for $10. That has a PR bulb based Luxeon that will drop right into a Mag light socket. Then put 3 C's in that 2D light with some heater hose or PCV for shim stock, and cut the tailcap spring a bit. I've got one of this exact light I put together for my gf to keep in the car.
TONS of mods that are available. I also have a ~400 lumen 2C mag. And I'm working on a ~2800 Lumen 3D mag.
Sounds interesting, I have a 2 D and a 3D laying around that aren't worth a wet fart next to my DigiLight, SureFire and Streamlights, what would be worth doing to a 3D Mag?
It depends what you want out of it, and how much you want to spend. For cheap 3D mods I like my single Lux3 light. They are cheap to build and run forever. With a diffusion lens theyre great flood utility lights. We could also build it into a real flamethrower, either the 2D or 3D.