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    Arrow ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...n-a-ITP-A1-EOS

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    I was challenged to mod a ITP A1 to XM-L , initially I resisted as the difficulty factor was above Normal , but then reconsidered as I thought it might be time to rise to a new level ...

    To say it was interesting , is a understatement ...

    Lets try some pictures



    Here is the XM-L U2 on a 10mm board mounted in the pill ..




    It lives ...




    Emitter is ever so slightly off center



    ITP pictured next to my A20 XM-L T5




    Wall Shot ...




    Low mode





    Medium mode





    High mode

    The beam is soooo smoooth , so floody , by no means a thrower , but it just pumps light , and from such a small package .

    Well , dont be-leave the Lumen output , but the light box says :

    Low 80L , Med 400L , High 800L but fades to 730 within 10 seconds ..

    This is a very small host for a XM-L mod , but on low and medium it just rocks hard , on high its just insane , but sure does help with the bragging rights .
    Heat will be a problem on high , and the longer you run it , I would expect continued output sag .

    I just hope the owner is happy with his modified ITP .

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    Default Re: ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod

    Impressive Did you change the driver?

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    Bragging rights indeed. It'd almost have to be the smallest light to break 800 lumens...

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    Default Re: ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by jirik_cz View Post
    Impressive Did you change the driver?
    Yes , changed the driver ..

    The original driver died when the light was dropped from height , and the heat it took to remove the pill , would have most likely also killed it ...

    I hope to be able to safely remove the driver , for a XP-G R5 mod ...
    Next Project [ ITP A1 ]

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    Default Re: ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod




    Stock ITP on high VS Modified ITP , just to give you an idea of the increase ..

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    Default Re: ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod

    That's nuts. I wish I could mod like you. My A1 is begging for a warm XM-L

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    Default Re: ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod

    Tint on this one was 1B , seems nicer than the 1A ...

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    Hey old4570,
    Have you consider doing this mod for $$? I will be the first one to up for it!

    Thanks!

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    What kind of battery are you using?

    Any estimate of how long you can hold it in high before it gets too hot?

    Looks like a great edc mod!

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    Default Re: ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod

    For testing I was using a cheap Ebay unprotected RCR123A [ 16340 ] as I was trying to limit current , a IMR may push output/current even higher ...
    Though why would you want to ? I think Medium takes care of business . [ But thats just me ]

    I ran high for up to around 30 seconds and the body was warming up [ its rather cold here ATM being winter ] . But I would expect that around the 60 second mark it would be a great hand warmer on high , and around 120 seconds it just might be too much .. Not so worried about the light getting warm , but rather the heat at the emitter , the way the pill is designed , is not that great for removing heat and transmitting it to the body , so it may give a false sense of everything being ok when in fact the emitter may be cooking in its own juices so to speak . [ On a extended run ]

    I will have to add a note about this when I ship the light .
    I dare say its quite usable on low and medium , but running it on high for any extended periods ? It really wants a copper pill with some mass [ Lathe Work ] to be able to handle High [ hell I could be wrong ]


    And , this will be the only one I do [ sorry ] , as It was a challenge to test my abilities , and I really dont think the ITP is a good XM-L host now that I have seen the pill . I guess only time will tell , if this mod is able to survive being moded to XM-L . + There is a fair bit of time involved , just removing the pill is a drama in itself , and Im currently doing a Cert 4 IT course , so finding time is a challenge . This project was a great little distraction to take my mind of study , but I find my School work load increasing - end of semester projects , so time is at a premium .

    Gavin if your reading this , I will get to your Solarforce hopefully this week end . [ I hope ] oh! and the RQ .
    Last edited by old4570; 06-07-2011 at 03:37 PM.

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    So you actually take contract from people!! That is cooool!! I am new to this forum and you(the awesome OP). Just wondering, how to apply for your "contracting"? haha

    Anyways, super nice mod. I been looking for a insane pocket rocket like that.

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    Default Re: ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod

    Thats a wild EDC, click it on in your pocket and you'll hear, "Are you glad to see me or is that a railroad flare in you pants?"
    ^G When I reply, threads die....

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    Default Re: ITP A1 EOS XM-L U2 Mod






    Top picture is the XP-G R5 mod , and the one below that is a Factory stock ITP ..
    I was able to save the factory driver for the XP-G R5 mod .

    Two very interesting mods :

    So anyone thinking of moding there ITP A1 .. ?

    Remove the driver before you attempt the mod : Yes this is tricky ...

    Removing the pill is tricky - and requires a lot of heat to break it lose . And I mean a lot of heat ... The heat will destroy the emitter in the light , the price you pay .

    The pill is light weight , much like a soda can is light weight ...
    If you XM-L , you might consider a Copper pill [ lathe work ]

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