A new year a new thread . This is a continuation of the original 52 page thread located here.
Here are a few pics of my humble collection to show.
Something Sales Link Removed came for me in the mail today…
(Accessory bag contains lanyard, head and tail o-rings, GITD switch boot.)
It's very well machined though clearly the knurling isn't as grippy as a regular Solarforce.
The tail is very nice - easy access to the switch, and it tailstands too:
Compared to a regular L2T:
And a family shot!
Last edited by Norm; 02-21-2012 at 12:55 PM.
Nice collection !
Here goes mine, it is my first Xml.
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OK, nothing special – just my SolarForce set for the day
Thanks for re-starting this great and handy thread!
My blue L2P isn't lego'd, but it's slightly modded - with SS bezel, crenelations ground into the tail, and a CR123 magazine - and I like to show it around.
Has a NB neutral-white XR-E spot optic.
I had a stock L2T with SMO 5 mode XP-G, and got an L2 for a friend. Was going to run his on 2xAA, so (along with an SS bezel) I got the 1xCR123 extender.
Darn thing doesn't fit! Screwed right onto the L2T though. So I did some head and bezel swapping, and came up with this.
I'll keep the round shorty for my windbreaker (reminds me a LOT of my vintage round 6P,) and he'll get the long one, with 3-mode 4.2V XP-G and a pair of Lithium AA's.
When I noticed how much smoother his beam is, I yanked the OP reflector off an (unused) yellow/warm P4 and replaced my SMO with it.
So nice you can even swap reflectors on these!
Now the beams are nearly identical on HI, with the shorty having a brighter ring at the outside of the spill (possibly due to the different bezels.)
Of course, since I just gave up my only L2T body - which has become a favorite - I'll need to order a replacement. Or two.
Perhaps I'll spring for the XM-L this time.
Last edited by tjswarbrick; 01-15-2012 at 02:56 AM.
sharing a few pics...
changing sigline ...
Guess what the postman dropped off today.....
It's one hefty sucker. Definitely bombproof and I would imagine breaking glass would be a piece of cake. Gives a new definition to the term "weapon light" too.
I have a problem finding a XM-L drop-in that takes 4 x 18650, might have to get it custom built or a R5 alternative that takes up to 18v. I'm not worry about heat as I've tested using 2 x 18650 and the thing isn't warm at all, I did wrap the drop-in in alu before jamming it in. Can't imagine the runtime of 1 lumen with 4 x 18650....
Here's very special one
LedLink TIR optic + XM-L U2 LED
Surefire E2E,L4,C2,M2,Z2,Z3,G2,G2Z,G2X,G3,9P,6P,6PD,6PX/Malkoff MDC,M91,M61,M61W,M61NL,M31-219B,2C,3-6D/Jetbeam WL-S4/Thrunite Catapult V3/Fenix TK35,LD22,E21,E11,E05,MC11/4Sevens AA2,MiNiX/Solarforce MP Pro-2,L2P,L2T/Nitecore E3 R2/Maglite 4D,3D,2D,3C,2C
My L2M in "short version", fitted with L2T head and L2P switch, the switch combination with 2 "o" ring and the wire clip allow me not to screw the switch fully in giving me a few extra millimetres to allow me to use a 17500 battery 1300mah for extra run time
A glow in the dark "o" ring has also been added behind the stainless steel bezel.
I just ordered:
- a L2X Regular and a L2X Extended with some accessories (Bezel, Switch).
- a DIY mini
As soon as I receive them, I will take pictures with the L2T and the Gladiator.
For information, there are Sales on LX2 on Solarforce website (it is the end of the L2X).
I have a growing Lego'd collection of Solarforcae. Soon to be photographed.
By the way, has anyone noticed that the rubber cigar ring on the L2T degrades? It gets soft and sort of greasy -- could be that I accidentally exposed it to some kind of solvent. They want to charge me close to five bucks for a new one, which is just silly (especially if it's going to last only a couple of months before turning to mush). Should I buy the Surefire tactical grip set? Any other ideas?
Well, got my first, last and only Solarforce today. It's cerakoted in white. I'll admit, it feels very cheap compared to the bored Surefires i've been using (Z2 bored with FM34 shown in picture) especially in terms of the threads quality and the grip ring (feels sticky and soft compared to Surefire) but it's wayyyy cheaper.
Last edited by don.gwapo; 04-27-2012 at 10:52 PM. Reason: Addendum.
Pick the pooch!
Last edited by yifu; 03-08-2012 at 01:01 AM.
I was under the impression that Surefire doesn't use Type III anodizing -- do they simply have a better quality Type II?
Have you compared the latest L2P, btw? Supposed to be a step up from the earlier Solarforces...
Last edited by yifu; 03-08-2012 at 11:56 PM.
Guys, please don't start this discussion in a collectors thread. This thread is for those, who enjoy their solarforce and are happy with it, even if the threads are not as smooth as the Surefire threads.
Didn't mean to stir up trouble! I'm extremely happy with the Solarforce gear I have. Certainly holds its own with my best lights (Fenix, Sunwayman), and is a notch better than my Balder (which I also like).