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    Quote Originally Posted by tobrien View Post
    is the P1 very grippy with the "GFRP" layer? I used to have a P1D host and it was waaaaaaay too slippery for comfort. is the P1 better?
    Nope, you just needs approx. half the force to push it through a loosely closed fist with your thumb as a L2P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LV426 View Post
    Nope, you just needs approx. half the force to push it through a loosely closed fist with your thumb as a L2P.
    gotcha, thanks man! I'll stick with the L2T then
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    Got some nice dropin, the Sporttac tripple nichia from eagletac,
    Lego'ed me nice host for it, in 2 versions, for single and double battery use.

    A001 Head with L2P Bezel
    L2P or L2-D18 body
    L2-S4 switch









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    Today i finished my bike light, a Solarforce L2M in short mode, run from a cr123 with a single mode buck/boost driver, and a nw xm-l2 T6-4C


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    LanWolf those are some incredible setups you've put together
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    You must go for a short bike ride. LOL Nice little light, good and bright, but not long on the run time.

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    P1D with 2-mode XM-L2, L2T with flat SS bezel and tailstand forward tail and Sportac triple dropin.

    The flat bezel is perfect for this dropin since it does not alter the very floody beam of the triple!!

    I'm on the edge of ordering an L2N to carry the triple nichia. the temptation.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by LanWolf View Post
    Got some nice dropin, the Sporttac tripple nichia from eagletac, Lego'ed me nice host for it, in 2 versions, for single and double battery use. A001 Head with L2P Bezel L2P or L2-D18 body L2-S4 switch Whats the lenth on the longer one, I am thinking of putting something simular togeather.

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    Just got the L2P Ace for my birthday. Nailbender 219 dropin stuck in transit.

    Looks nice. A little sad, because from the photo I thought it had the tailstanding curved tailcap. Just has the 4-point one that's hard to press. Will probably order a new tailcap once teaching starts Photo later

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    @CyclingSalmon14, its 21.3 cm total.

    @radiopej i have the s12 for my l2p with a b6 bezel. Its a gorgeous switch. Not to hard not to soft.
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    After a hour or so broiling it came out almost copper....

    Now i need a copper or brass clip and front bezel to complete it




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    Quote Originally Posted by LanWolf View Post
    After a hour or so broiling it came out almost copper....

    Now i need a copper or brass clip and front bezel to complete it
    What did you do ? what color were these originally?
    Now I can see the darkness .

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    What did you do ? what color were these originally?
    same as above, and thanks for the information.

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    It was a standard black l2, took al the guts out and tucked it in the oven on broil mode. (High temperatures make the color of the annodizing change)
    Kept it in for 15 minutes or so, color changed to dark chocolate, so put it back in, and did that for several 10 minute sessions. Total for an hour or so to reach this copper like color. iPhone pic makes it little lighter than it really is. Its a nice coppery color, wanted that to accompany my western outfit.
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    The body of the L2 is 2 parts that are screwed together with an 'O' ring. Did you take that apart as well?
    Now I can see the darkness .

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanWolf View Post
    It was a standard black l2, took al the guts out and tucked it in the oven on broil mode. (High temperatures make the color of the annodizing change)
    Kept it in for 15 minutes or so, color changed to dark chocolate, so put it back in, and did that for several 10 minute sessions. Total for an hour or so to reach this copper like color. iPhone pic makes it little lighter than it really is. Its a nice coppery color, wanted that to accompany my western outfit.
    thanks for this info.

    So once it's been baked, can that new color rub off or anything?
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    I took all parts off, including the oring, that would not have survived the oven.

    Did screw the head andere tail loosely on the tube.

    No need to rub anything off, The tint just changes.
    No sign of color transfer after it was baked when holding it or wiping it with a cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will View Post
    The body of the L2 is 2 parts that are screwed together with an 'O' ring. Did you take that apart as well?
    Those were discontinued in 2011. I've been looking to make mini's out of them and can't find a one. New bodies are one piece.

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    Do you have to turn it or anything for even colour effect, what temp? Do you have to let it cool down every noe and again, and how light can you get it?

    Looks awesome BTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclingSalmon14 View Post
    Do you have to turn it or anything for even colour effect, what temp? Do you have to let it cool down every noe and again, and how light can you get it?

    Looks awesome BTW!
    +1
    I'm definitely going to try that with one of my lights. Any idea what would happen to the tan, grey/silver ones? Do they get lighter too? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas cop View Post
    Those were discontinued in 2011. I've been looking to make mini's out of them and can't find a one. New bodies are one piece.
    These are one piece, but the mini 2piece is still available too, its the l2m
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclingSalmon14 View Post
    Do you have to turn it or anything for even colour effect, what temp? Do you have to let it cool down every noe and again, and how light can you get it?

    Looks awesome BTW!
    Not needed to turn, i did it at over 250 celcius, I put it on foil , just to help heat get to the bottom
    but altough i screwed the parts loosely togthere, body has become slightly lighter than head and cap

    Put the head and cap in after i found the body color okay, for 10 -15 min or so to get it more even with the body.
    You can get the black ones to be almost gold afaik.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin1322 View Post
    +1
    I'm definitely going to try that with one of my lights. Any idea what would happen to the tan, grey/silver ones? Do they get lighter too? Thanks!

    I don't know about the grey ones, but others have maybe. Or give it a try and post here
    Thats what i did. These hosts are under 25 bucks... So what can go wrong ? You might end up with a pink one ? Keeps the misses happy too
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    We need a little cheat sheet with rough times to get certain colours

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    L2P Ace Grandmother Weapon Light ;p

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    Haha, put that in front of an MT-G2 and push about 3k lumens, then go to your local theater or auditorium during a production and mess with the spotlight/followspot operator :-D

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    Lanwolf, congrats for your ano color change...
    Very succesful method, usually heating the flashlight on a stove top makes for different colors depending on the material thickness...

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    I just received my L2D body.....
    I matted to this...
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...-head-XM-L-mod
    Caution..you need a long center spring to make cntach with the L2D body...



    In the process body screwed off just infront of the switch...I may post pics in a latter date

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    New Solarforce owner here!

    My L2P with S8 Tail and L2T with Black Tactical Head/Bezel and a S6 Tail. The L2T has heat shrink over the body. Both have Cree XP-G R5 Singles 1 Mode.

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    L2P Ace w vinh M2500 MT G2 drop in n mc clicky


    ready for legoing... IMR 18350s, IMR 18650s..
    Last edited by ruke; 08-20-2014 at 12:17 AM.

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    Not mine, but one I modded. Aspheric is 75mm. HS is hybrid Al / Cu. Height is to raise LED to focal plane.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket View Post
    Not mine, but one I modded. Aspheric is 75mm. HS is hybrid Al / Cu. Height is to raise LED to focal plane.
    That's pretty cool... Beam shots?

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