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#278443 - 01/03/16 11:54 AM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
LesSnyder Offline
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re: 6P with Malkoff module...the module has the circuitry epoxy filled (potted) and encased in a massive brass heat sink ... the switch is forward on for momentary, and for continuous light the tail cap is tightened... you can aluminum foil wrap the module to provide a snug fit to further transfer heat to the flashlight body





Edited by LesSnyder (01/03/16 11:57 AM)

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#278452 - 01/03/16 05:42 PM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
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I have my doubts, but is there a Li-Ion battery replacement for the NiCd B65 battery used in the SureFire 6R? It would have something like an 18900'ish designation (significantly longer than the 18650). TIA

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#278453 - 01/03/16 06:09 PM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: Russ]
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Could you use an 18650 plus a spacer (either purchased or manufactured)?
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#278455 - 01/03/16 06:40 PM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: hikermor]
Russ Online   content
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I suppose I could, but if that was the only option I would remove the tube extension that turns a 6P into a 6R. Just looking for a longer Li-Ion battery that takes advantage of the 6R length.

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#278456 - 01/03/16 09:21 PM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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dead horse kicking... if you are thinking about venturing into the 18650 LED light arena, I could not be happier with my low voltage (.8-4.2v)smooth reflector single mode XP-G R5 Solar Force module... I would recommend a protected 18650 cell in addition to the circuit with the module... and a good multi chemistry charger


http://www.solarforceflashlight-sales.com/product.php?sname=&s=10&t=RB

and the modular Solar Force L2M (modular) host

http://www.solarforceflashlight-sales.com/product_detail.php?t=FB&s=2&id=485

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#278457 - 01/04/16 12:35 AM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: LesSnyder]
Russ Online   content
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Alrighty then... someone here turned on the gene I'd taken so much effort to suppress -- "Hi, I'm Russ and I'm a flashaholic"
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Hi Russ


So the Thrunite TN-12 mentioned upthread arrived today and all 840 lumens will be going with when the dog gets walked tomorrow morning. I really need to see what that light does outside when it's dark. It is the neutral white version and appears to be a straight white tint. Cool white will get you the highest lumen numbers but lumens take a back seat to color imo, Warm white is too yellow and cool white is too blue, neutral is the way to go. YMMV.

A couple 18650 batteries came with it and they will not fit in the Surefire 6P -- end of discussion, not going to happen.

LesSnyder's comments regarding the Solarforce L2M are very compelling though. Parts seem to be compatible with Surefire except that the tube will accept 18650 batteries. I'd like to hear more on Solarforce wrt compatibility and modularity with Surefire.

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#278459 - 01/04/16 02:25 AM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: Russ]
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[Deleted by Jeanette Isabelle]


Edited by Jeanette_Isabelle (01/04/16 06:19 PM)
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#278460 - 01/04/16 03:21 AM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
LesSnyder Offline
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Russ... the bezel and tail cap are interchangeable between my 6P and L2M... the L2M is a "clicky" tail cap ..., which might be easier to switch between modes if a multi mode module is chosen..the L2M is slightly longer than the 6P... the low voltage XP-G module will also work with a single 123 with the single cell configuration of the L2M, which might have use as a weapon's light... I have a second extension tube (adds one 123) on another Solar Force light that allows 3 x 123 as the M3 head's XM-L2 module can handle 9v... with that extension tube on the L2M, 2 x AA Eneloops work, but rattle around a little

single cell configuration compared to a Streamlight Pro Tac 1L



if you want to light up the alleyway, the 3 x 123 with a M3 (XM-L2) head is a flame thrower



Edited by LesSnyder (01/04/16 03:25 AM)

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#278462 - 01/04/16 05:05 AM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: LesSnyder]
Russ Online   content
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Thanks Les. I didn't see a need for a 1x123A light so I ordered the L2P instead of the L2M. Commonality/compatibility seems to be what Solarforce is about. Thanks.

BTW the Thrunite TN12 casts a very nice beam. It's narrower than a flood, but it isn't a pencil beam either. Both the medium & high settings (down from Turbo) lit up a good portion of the back yard -- nice. Tomorrow AM at the park I'll get a better idea how it lights up an open area. Lotta light for something you can drop in your pocket.

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#278466 - 01/04/16 01:40 PM Re: SOLARAY PRO ZX-1 [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
LesSnyder Offline
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I didn't read the fine print, and got the L2M entirely by accident

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