Just a heads-up on a Rebel 80 to XRE R2 swap in an L1T/L2T.
First,the Rebel 80 reflector is not the same one in the XRE lights.The outer dimensions and threads are the same,but the emitter opening is not the same size,and the reflector profile is also different.I swapped mine out with a XRE reflector from Fenix-Store.
Second,the increase is marginal in an L1T,but(as to be expected)much more pronounced in the L2T.
I know this has all been stated before,I just wanted to show the swap can be done from Reb80 to R2(or R4) relatively easy and give an idea of what to expect.
Rebel80 removed,Cree R2 attached with Artic Silver and the leads soldered.
Reflectors side by side.
Rebel80 on left,XRE on right.
Everything buttoned up with new reflector and emitter.
Beamshots,bin is WG.
First,R2 with Rebel80 reflector.
R2 with textured replacement reflector.
Lightbox readings,before and after,currents were 60ma,301ma.
Before,L1T Low 19,High 80
After, L1T Low 21,High 98
Before,L2T Low 19,High 149
After, L2T Low 21,High 190