I'd be willing to bet someone has already bored out the tube to accept a 17670. All you need is some 100 grit sandpaper, a 1/2" diameter dowel rod, some tape, a drill and a little patience.
Wow i must say i lost interest in this light,however looking at those beamshots it's evident that this light is easily putting out 260+ lumens.
MrGman tested his E2DL at just over 200 lumens and this light looks much brighter. If this light will have the same output with a 17670 cell i'll be all over it,if not i won't touch it.
The original SF L2 Lux V, was overdriven on high, with mA's to LED about 880 or more, higher than the KL4 which was driven about 700mA's to LED, or so. Maybe SF is doing this with the LX2, running the Cree at 1amp+ to the LED, to provide that max output, but with maybe a sloping output. I may be wrong as I have not seen a runtime graph of the LX2. The L2 was sort of the special Lux V light in its day and its runtime was no where as flat as the KL4. Just thinking out loud here, so don't take offence.
now i reaaally want an Lx1
I wonder why its only single mode on the regular E2E bodies
Fortunately now that the L2's head is no longer "dumb" I suppose there will be a third party body that's 17670/18650 compatible assuming of course those buck circuits can handle the 30% lower voltage of a Li-ion
better yet, anyone stuffed a 17670 down the head end?
Last edited by Illum; 07-05-2009 at 06:12 PM.
Runtime test added to the original post.
1H 25M in regulation, 2H 2M to 50%. Held in hand to keep cool.
It's funny how things quickly advance. 200+ lumens running in regulation for 1 hr and 25m would have been totally unheard of just last year!
LOL, I still remember when I got my first HDS B42XRGT....I was like "Wow, this is bright"
Thanks for taking the time to do the runtime testing
So much for my thoughts on the runtime being steep. Very interesting that they got what they did. What is current draw at tail?
Nice review! Thanks for posting it...
Man, Surefire TIR optics rules! I love my E1B and L1...
Those LX2 beamshots are awesome!
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Thanks for current draw results. That is good. Must be using some steller LED's. How is heat over time? You held it throughout test? Never got hot like a KL4?
Thanks for the review
From the Thread Starter Post:
Last edited by MikeF; 07-05-2009 at 11:28 AM.
Great idea can you show a pic if possible?
I added a few more pics to the original post:
Shots across the room. LX2 on high:
LX2 on high with F04 (beam diffuser):
LX2 on low:
LX2 on low with F04:
TK40 on high:
Titan T1A on high:
Fenix P1D CE on max:
Here is what mine looks like:
Last edited by Sean; 07-05-2009 at 04:49 PM.
Can't believe this baby is soooo bright!
Does anyone know, what kind of LED is built in?
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Looks like I'll have to bend the clip a hair so it sits just above the cap a millimeter or so. Or I might just remove it, I don't think I'd use this light clipped to the bill of my cap anyway, and with that nice lanyard attachment, I really don't need a clip for my pocket. Can't wait to for mine to get here