My light building experience to date, has been to put a Malkoff drop-in, in my 6P Surefire. I'd like to learn more, a little at a time. If I could put a couple things past the experts, and see where I'm at, it would help a lot. I'm hoping other beginners like me, will benefit from this type discussion as well. Once I can understand this, maybe I can begin to tackle the 'pills' and electronics that are available.
Please tell me where my thinking is flawed. I know it can't be as easy as matching up voltages with modules.
I have available to me,an inexpensive source for Xenon bulbs in 6V, 7.4V. I have also ordered a couple of the R2 modules from DX that have been brought up here a few times. I have several 6p hosts available, in the form of Surefire, Ultrafire 501, and Solarforce L2
- I could put the 6V Xenon in with 2 CR123s - that should be the safe path. If I put a 17670 or 18650 in, will it go off like a flashbulb ? Or just be very bright for a short lifespan ?
- I could put the 7.4V in with 2 CR123s and it would be dim, but would light. An 18650 would be ideal for max efficiency and life ?
- I can put the R2 module in and with an 18650, it would be much brighter than the Xenon in any case (because it's LED ?). 2 CR123s would light it also, but not quite to best efficiency and brightness.