As a little background, I have two of these Rayz brand 3-count AAA lights. They are along the variety of the very cheap 9-LED kind you can get for just a few dollars; however, these seem to be a step above the cheapest in terms of build quality. They are certainly nothing special. In fact, once I started becoming a flashaholic 6 months ago, I realized my new ITP A3 put out much more light, among other benefits, than these flashlights.
Anyway, I like tinkering with things, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for modding these. I'm pretty handy, I have lots of tools, and I have basic soldering experience, but I've never modded any flashlights and I'm a little rusty on principles of electricity (volts, watts, Ohms, etc.). Of course, I'm willing to learn!
Here are some pictures:
In the second picture (sorry, a little blurry), you can see the positive contact in the head. The circuit board is held in with a retaining ring that has been wedged in and held in place by the threads. I imagine this shouldn't be a problem to remove. The interior diameter of the head is approximately 27mm.
One thing that concerns me is that there is really no reflector in the light. There is maybe 15mm from the inside of the window to the back of where the circuit board currently sits. This may be a problem, as it's not much space.
So has anyone modded one of these before? If not, what would you recommend? I willing accept the "lost cause" answer.
Some other items:
The batteries appear to be in series.
The switch is junk, but I want to focus on the emitter.
The build quality of the body isn't all that bad (then again, I'm new at this).