I have a TLE-5EX I bought from Batteryjunction and it served me well for the first month or so. Now, whenever I have it turned on for more than 2 minutes, it will start flickering. It's not the battery, or the contacts, or the Nite-Ize clicky I put on the AA minimag (tried removing and replacing all stock components, tailcap, batteries, bulbs...etc) - it's the drop-in itself. I decided to see exactly what was happening, so I removed the head, and man, this LED dye is hot. Nearly smoking hot. When it is cooled off, it will run (again) for 2 minutes before having issues.
Anyone have a cure for this?
Honestly, I love the light... but the issues are a bit annoying. Is there another light someone can recommend using 2xAA or 2xCR123A that I could buy at Walmart/Target using LED technology comparable to this little minimag AA?