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    Party Getting back to Mods: HDS, Nitecore, Sunwayman, Novatac, and more!

    I've been out of the flashlight community for a while, but ive slowly been making more time in my schedule for lights and realized how much i miss modifying and upgrading my lights, so i would like to start offering my services once again! The list below of previous mods is not very up to date, as i have gained much experience in modding my own lights. I have done more lights than i can keep track of so if you have something in mind thats not mentioned below, do not hesitate to send me a PM to see if we can work something out!


    A few members have asked me to do mods for them, so....here they are
    I try to price these mods as fairly as i can, and i use quality solder, flux, arctic silver 5 or arctic alumina thermal adhesive (depending on the light), and teflon or silicone wire. PM me with what you want, and ill give you an exact price.


    I can mod newer HDS lights with ACME threads, and the older RA lights version with screw on clips. these can be modded to XP-G, XP-E, or XM-L. These are more difficult mods. These mods will run between $40-$70.

    heres an XM-L modded HDS rotary


    heres an RA twisty i modded to Luxeon K2 UVOE



    I can mod the Nitecore PD series lights. ( D10, EX10, D11, EX11, etc.) these are easier mods and will run between $20-$35.
    here is a Nitecore D11V2 modded to Nichia 219 Hi CRI




    heres a nitecore D10 that i modded to XM-L


    Heres a nitecore EX10 modded from OSRAM golden dragon to XM-L

    I can also mod Novatac lights to XM-L, Luxeon K2, and XP-G/ XP-E

    heres a novatac i modded with a luxeon K2 UVOE


    I ask that you supply parts, and return shipping. Im going to limit myself to 1-2 lights at a time to ensure quality work and quick turnaround (1-2 days)

    Pm me if your interested,
    Jake
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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    i can also do mods for the blackhawk gladius if anyone is interested.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Can you mod the original HDS lights?

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    Yes, XML is easiest to find an 8mm PCB, if you can find an xpg on an 8mm board I can do.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Does the reflector need to be modified when upgrading to XM-L?

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    Not at all

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    I'm tempted to ask you to upgrade one of my Ra Twisty's (not Rotary) to XM-L. Have you done this mod before? How did it turn out? Was the beam all flood? I'd like to maintain some throw, and I have a feeling the increases lumens would allow that even with some decrease in beam tightness, but I'd like to be sure before I do it, of course.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Quote Originally Posted by smokelaw1 View Post
    I'm tempted to ask you to upgrade one of my Ra Twisty's (not Rotary) to XM-L. Have you done this mod before? How did it turn out? Was the beam all flood? I'd like to maintain some throw, and I have a feeling the increases lumens would allow that even with some decrease in beam tightness, but I'd like to be sure before I do it, of course.

    Thanks!
    PM sent.


    ill be starting and maintaining a list of who has requested to have their lights modded in the OP.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Hi Jake i've just tried to buy a 120 clicky legacy version on the market place i think i've got it,i was wondering if thats the case would you be able to put an XP-G R5 or an XML in it for me.thanks

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    I recently purchased a Novatac 120 Spec Ops. I would like to mod with an XPG R5 or R4 neutral. Is it a possible mod? I am waiting the spare parts.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Quote Originally Posted by jake royston View Post
    Yes, XML is easiest to find an 8mm PCB, if you can find an xpg on an 8mm board I can do.
    Jake,
    With some patience and a dremel tool you can work a 10mm board down to fit into the 8mm opening on the NovaTac or HDS Legacy SSC p4 opening.
    Here is an XM-L on a reshaped 10mm board in a NovaTac 120P module.


    Yes it's more work but works great if you just have to have an XP-G (HCRI for example).

    You do EXCELLENT work by the way! for Jake.

    Jamie
    Last edited by think2x; 03-18-2012 at 09:43 AM.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    thanks for the tip, im now stocked with some 8mm XP-E/G pcbs for some novatac and legacy hds mods!

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Quote Originally Posted by jake royston View Post
    thanks for the tip, im now stocked with some 8mm XP-E/G pcbs for some novatac and legacy hds mods!
    That would come in very handy! I've only seen 8mm for xm-l.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Hi I have a HDS RA Twisty 100 and was wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade the LED to a XM-L? What kind of increase am I looking at?
    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    id say yes it is worth it, id estimate it to be around 200 lumens or more, but will have a wider hotspot.
    if you want to maintain a similar beam pattern that it has now (assuming its stock) id suggest an xpg.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Thanks for the reply! I will probably get ahold of you in a couple weeks (after taxes)
    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    JMP's nitecore D11v2 has been modded to a Hi CRI nichia 219, and is ready to ship in the morning.
    (OP updated with pics and list as well)



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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    very nice mods man!
    aka Edgar Allan Bro, Brosama Bin Liftin, Walter Crunkite, Bro Namath, Teddy Brosevelt, and the Tomahawk Crunkmissile.
    my lights - review of PrecisionWorks - that's Gucci Mane in my avatar

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Pm sent! Doc.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    nice work Jake. I'll keep you in mind if I need some moddage.
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    All set
    Last edited by duro; 05-09-2012 at 04:07 PM.

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    Yes im still here, i had to reactivate my email notfications for pms after CPF went down......
    Ill let you know as soon as they arrive!


    EDIT: they have arrived, and been modded, and are ready to be sent out tomorrow!
    thanks again,
    jake
    Last edited by jake royston; 05-09-2012 at 06:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Jake does outstanding work. I had my Nitecore PD light's led's swapped for XPG neutral 4500K emitters. I am more than pleased. The tint is perfect, and the lights are just like they were when I received them. Also, everything was well packaged, even my old angry blue xpg's.

    Keep up the great service, Jake!


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    Thanks for the kind words Duro!
    Im glad your pleased with your mods!
    Last edited by jake royston; 05-13-2012 at 10:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Now offering: HDS, Nitecore, and Novatac mods

    Pm sent. If you can mod my four sevens and SWM lights I'd love it
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