I hope someone finds this interesting
I recently acquired a used and buggy first run Arc LS from another member with the intent to fix it up and modernize the engine.
I decided to go with a tri- rebel star with warm white rebels. 330 lumens at 700ma with a max at 1amp (3100k color). Haven't seen it done yet so I thought it would be unique.
Carclo triple optic (narrow)
Tri-flupic (standard UI)
First thing, take apart the Arc. Wasn't easy! The head is locked with red threadlocker. Took some a little heat and a lot of muscle to break it free. Popped the engine off and cleaned the threads with acetone.
I fit the tri-star and optic in the head and it fits good with some extra room to make a small heatsink (the triple optic is a little shorter than the original, which is a plus). Basically I will make a bigger threaded retaining ring with a smaller hole for the wires. I just have to wait until I get the tri-flupic board (should be today or tomorrow) so I know exactly how much room I have to make the sink.
Its not a complicated build at all, the hard part is done: taking the head apart, which I assume is not meant to be..
some of the new parts:
When the flupic arrives I will show you how I'll attach it.