Thanks for the info. Nice page. I always wondered why that module is so much dimmer than an Attitude. I like the 5 LED mod. If you could get 7 in there, you could have a nice short range flashlight for general viewing.
I've always liked the Tec 20 quite a bit. It's a nice size, and not too short if you grip it a certain way. The batteries don't rattle either like in the Tec 40. So I think a Tec 20 is a good light for this kind of mod.
I was planning on putting an LS in one, but after testing the focus with the LS, it's too narrow without a diffuser. I like your idea better. I wonder if PT isn't already considering this.
p.s. Do you think you could rig it so that you can permanently access the pot? Say by drilling a hole, and using any handy small screwdriver. It would be an added plus to have a built in dimmer.
I got a decent meter from a friend earlier today along with a nice breadboard and have been doing some tests today. However, I ran out of fully charged AA batteries, so I'll post the info tomorrow when I get some new batteries.
I also got a bunch of 5600mcd nichia lamps and have been messing with them on the breadboard.. let ya all know what I find out. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
sure, no problem. I will be graduating this may and getting a job somewhere (hopefully) so the page might be down for a while during the transition period.. but if that happens, I'll put it somewhere solid and let you know where it moves to.
I updated the page today with info I got from testing the module and a few more new mods. Check it out!
I do have a question though.. if one runs AA and D batteries in parallel, will it kill the AA batteries right away? With the external pack mod, I wonder if I would have to disconnect the AA batteries, or use a 6xAA (3V out, 3 pairs in parallel) module to even out the discharge from the batteries in the headlamp itself..