Hello helpful flashlight people. I have been lurking around from time to time for years... thought I was a member some years ago, but can't recall my old user name... so I joined again last month. I have a couple questions about converting a surefire C3 and a couple P6's over to LED using the P60L LED module from surefire. The P6's are stock 65 lumen units using lithium batteries and should be 85 lumen's with the improved led lamp assemblies I ordered today. However the same P60L module is listed as being the correct part for my C3. Since the C3 uses three batteries in series the 9 volts will be a bit high and wasted voltage ??? since it won't be any brighter am I missing something in the third cell being a blank conductive battery shell ??? or what is the deal ? I did not see any reference to that effect at surefire's web site.
I also think that I might not really like the C3 going to 85 lumens since I use the optional 91 lamp assembly that is running 200 lumens if I am not mistaken. So I might convert two of my P6's to led and leave the C3 as a standard lamp.
I ordered several tenergy RCR123A batteries from battery junction. If you have comments on that setup I would love to hear what you think of using them in a rechargeable setup... not sure what the reduced battery capacity will yield for run time 900 vs 2300 MAH rating I believe.
Thanks for any info...