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    Question Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Just got this flashlight and wow does it light up the night! Anyway to upgrade this light to crank out a little more? it comes with 1 spacer, could I get another spacer, put an extra battery, change the bulb and make it brighter? if not what other upgrades can I do to it?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by lcluvinlife View Post
    Just got this flashlight and wow does it light up the night! Anyway to upgrade this light to crank out a little more? it comes with 1 spacer, could I get another spacer, put an extra battery, change the bulb and make it brighter? if not what other upgrades can I do to it?
    Thanks!
    Get two AW 2600 mAh Li-Ion batteries and a Lumens Factory HO-R5 Lamp Assembly.

    http://www.lighthound.com/AW-18650-P...on_p_3125.html

    http://www.lighthound.com/Lumens-Fac...00_p_1029.html

    Have fun!

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Great little topic.
    And Nice work--thank you for sharing- for me this makes perfect sense though.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoors Fanatic View Post
    Get two AW 2600 mAh Li-Ion batteries and a Lumens Factory HO-R5 Lamp Assembly.

    http://www.lighthound.com/AW-18650-P...on_p_3125.html

    http://www.lighthound.com/Lumens-Fac...00_p_1029.html

    Have fun!
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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    I also have a UCL Mag D size lens in mine.
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

    Best Diffusion Film!

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Soon I'll be trying a WA1164 in WF500.

    if work I'll post a thread in Homemade and Modfidied lights or here.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    How many amps does that Lumens Factory bulb draw?
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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
    How many amps does that Lumens Factory bulb draw?
    3 amps.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
    How many amps does that Lumens Factory bulb draw?
    Around 2.7 - 2.9 amps.

    My LF HO-R5 is a half-life bulb and it is drawing 2.62A


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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Great... this is the kind of thread that causes me to go out an uncontrollably purchase yet another flashlight


    Congrat's to the OP on thier entry into the realm of high output flashlights!
    My modest collection HERE & 55w HID spotlight project HERE

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by M@elstrom View Post
    Great... this is the kind of thread that causes me to go out an uncontrollably purchase yet another flashlight

    Congrat's to the OP on thier entry into the realm of high output flashlights!
    Oh, Yep!

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    This combo is very good value for money, the torch itself can require a bit of TLC (strip down, lube etc) when it arrives, but then it rocks...

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Philips Focusline halogen lamp from DX (sku. 12126) is also a good improvement.

    Hrvoje

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    How much brighter is that bulb than the stock bulb? Does it have more throw?
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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
    How much brighter is that bulb than the stock bulb? Does it have more throw?
    About 30% better.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Originally Posted by Outdoors Fanatic
    Get two AW 2600 mAh Li-Ion batteries and a Lumens Factory HO-R5 Lamp Assembly.

    http://www.lighthound.com/AW-18650-P...on_p_3125.html

    http://www.lighthound.com/Lumens-Fac...00_p_1029.html

    Will those 18650's work in the WF-500? They don't look like they have the button top. I know I got some LG's that were flat top and they didn't work in mine.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay611j View Post
    Will those 18650's work in the WF-500? They don't look like they have the button top. I know I got some LG's that were flat top and they didn't work in mine.
    Since the 2600 batteries work in series and make contact nicely, the problem would be the torch!

    But, the WF500 bulb and tailcap have springs to make right contact with batteries.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dioni View Post
    Since the 2600 batteries work in series and make contact nicely, the problem would be the torch!

    But, the WF500 bulb and tailcap have springs to make right contact with batteries.
    The tailcap does have a spring, but the head does not. The bulb makes contact to the battery tube not the battery itself. When I take the batteries out and look down the tube towards the head, all I see is round flat contact. Is my WF-500 different than other ones?

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay611j View Post
    The tailcap does have a spring, but the head does not. The bulb makes contact to the battery tube not the battery itself. When I take the batteries out and look down the tube towards the head, all I see is round flat contact. Is my WF-500 different than other ones?
    This is wrong! Maybe not your wf500, but its bulb.
    The WF500 bulb must have two springs, one that makes contact with the battery tube and other, at center of the lamp assembly, with the batteries itself.

    What bulb are you using?

    This is the stock bulb of WF-500:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3144

    As you can see, it has two springs.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dioni View Post
    This is wrong! Maybe not your wf500, but its bulb.
    The WF500 bulb must have two springs, one that makes contact with the battery tube and other, at center of the lamp assembly, with the batteries itself.

    What bulb are you using?

    This is the stock bulb of WF-500:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3144

    As you can see, it has two springs.
    Yes, that is exactly the same bulb. My WF-500 is completely stock with no modifications and will only work with button top 18650's. There must be different WF-500's where the bulb spring makes contact with the battery itself. See the end of the battery tube in the picture? This is what mine looks like.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay611j View Post
    Yes, that is exactly the same bulb. My WF-500 is completely stock with no modifications and will only work with button top 18650's. There must be different WF-500's where the bulb spring makes contact with the battery itself. See the end of the battery tube in the picture? This is what mine looks like.

    Actually it has some differences

    Based on the bulb that appears in the pic, it is a philips and maybe your model could be the wf600, but you deleted the logo.

    You can even have problems in the same way other lights that have flat contact.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dioni View Post
    Actually it has some differences

    Based on the bulb that appears in the pic, it is a philips and maybe your model could be the wf600, but you deleted the logo.

    You can even have problems in the same way other lights that have flat contact.
    Pic is for reference only (not my light), BUT the battery tube IS the same as mine is hence why it is circled. I'm just simply asking if the AW 18650's mentioned here would work in my light. Thank you for your replies and help!

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay611j View Post
    Pic is for reference only (not my light), BUT the battery tube IS the same as mine is hence why it is circled. I'm just simply asking if the AW 18650's mentioned here would work in my light. Thank you for your replies and help!
    Ok

    No drop-in springs + Flat top batteries = no contact. Unfortunately.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dioni View Post
    Ok

    No drop-in springs + Flat top batteries = no contact. Unfortunately.
    It's always something. Any good recommendations for batteries then?

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay611j View Post
    It's always something. Any good recommendations for batteries then?
    You can use the AW 2200mah also, or, if you want more output, the IMR18650

    Both have the magnet nipple on top.

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dioni View Post
    You can use the AW 2200mah also, or, if you want more output, the IMR18650

    Both have the magnet nipple on top.
    Great, thanks Dioni for the help!

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Thinking about getting this light with these and use it with the trustfire flame 18650s
    http://www.lighthound.com/Lumens-Factory-HO-R5-9-volt-630-Lumens-Lamp-Assembly-for-Ultrafire-WF-500_p_1029.html



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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by chewy78 View Post
    Thinking about getting this light with these and use it with the trustfire flame 3000 18650s

    Hi Chewy,

    If you want an amazing wall of light, this is the drop-in I put in my WF-500. It's really an amazing upgrade.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/5-cree-...8-4v-max-35241
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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    I might think about it, maybe I will also put that in my shopping cart along with some bulbs at dx

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    Default Re: Just got Ultrafire WF-500, what upgrades can I make to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by chewy78 View Post
    I might think about it, maybe I will also put that in my shopping cart along with some bulbs at dx

    It'll blow the doors off the Lumens Factory HO-R5 9 volt 630 Lumens Lamp.
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