I have really enjoyed my H50-Q5 headlamp since I originally got it in the first 50 lamp order. I use it a lot around our little farm and even forget that its on my head, its so light and the wide spread of light is so even that it just seems like natural lighting.
There have been a number of times though where I would like a little more light output and I was wondering about modding the electronics on the light to achieve that. Has anyone taken their H50 apart and studied the electronics? Seems like the head could be separated from the body with careful use of a small strap wrench.
I like the long runtimes but I am willing to sacrifice up to half the runtime to get a higher output for a short period of time. The majority of my use seems to be less than 5 or so minutes (just going between outbuildings, etc) so I am not worried about overheating, etc.
Any thoughts on how to approach this? Seems like the current must be set with a SMT resistor feeding the regulator chip on the board somewhere and that changing that resistor would do the trick. But its also possible that the circuit just can't handle any more current I guess.
Also does anyone know for sure if its actually impossible to increase the current to the LED with the given electronics? In that case I think I'll avoid opening the thing up in the first place.
Well I'm just rambling here, but if anyone else has tried/thought of this I'd be interested to hear before I tear into mine to see what mod potential it has.