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    LuxLuthor's Most Powerful Maglite Mods List

    Luxlover, I apologize. I just realized that this thread was for lights you've had direct contact with. The other thread was just too long for me to dig into. You guys have done some wonderful work and I'm envious of the ingenuity of some of the modders here. Back in the early days, you could...
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    LuxLuthor's Most Powerful Maglite Mods List

    A search on "Aurora" will turn up the relevant threads which are: Aurora Aurora2 The USL concept is closely related to the Aurora2. The original Aurora was of slightly lower output. Wilkey
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    LuxLuthor's Most Powerful Maglite Mods List

    I'm saddened to see that the Aurora and Aurora2 are not on your list. The Aurora debuted in the winter of 2003 and was the first of the truly "super" Maglight mods. Beyond just bulb and battery upgrades, it rebuilt the concept of an incandescent hotwire from the ground up. I acknowledge the...
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    SL20X issues

    Oh heck, where's the fun in sending in a borken light and getting a working unit back? :p j/k That's why my EDC is a SureFire. :D Hey Bill! Wilkey
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    SL20X issues

    Ok, Now the pressure is on to refresh those posts. Thanks a lot, Jim. ;) Wilkey
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    SL20X issues

    I don't believe the SL-20X is as white as the stock MagCharger but I could be wrong. In terms of of output, they're close to the best of my recollection. My bedside light is an ancient SL-15X and I've had to do work on the switch assembly. Luckily I was able to acquire a bunch of switch...
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    11,500 lumen 14° 12V MR16 bulb

    I agree with the other folks, the lumen output is obviously off by a decimal place or some other big factor. What sort of bulbs are you looking for, Jeff? I've been using the Solux 5,300K CCT 50W, 24 degree in my unit ever since the original Polaris build. It is the best lamp I've found for...
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    bLu vs. tLu: IS confirms 65% conversion factor

    I had removed the opening posts of many of my informational posts so that I could update them. Unfortunately, I have found that the time to update them never really materialized. So, over the next few days, I will reinstate those posts. I will also look for Paul's landmark thread. That is, if...
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    bLu vs. tLu: IS confirms 65% conversion factor

    Hi Paul, I actually carried out the final operation of calculating ratios from the data that you presented. So you're right, you did not publish the figure but it was just one step away from your raw numbers. You're also right that it is a useful figure for practical purposes. However, some...
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    bLu vs. tLu: IS confirms 65% conversion factor

    Oh, and Jim, your tenacity and rigor has never ceased to amaze me. Nicely done. Wilkey
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    bLu vs. tLu: IS confirms 65% conversion factor

    Well, at least for me it feels like a huge monkey has just been knocked off my back. PaulW was indeed the first person to present data suggesting the 65% figure and I have my PM's from several years ago to prove it. So to Paul, I would say that "well done!" Wilkey
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    1185 flash bulb HELP!!!!

    CBP1650 are a certain-flash. I've been running Sanyo 2100's in my MC85 for a long time and have never flashed a bulb. Except for the time I used FiveMega's holder and CBP1650's. Wilkey
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    MagMR16? Mag50?

    Nah, You don't want one of those. Well, maybe you do. I use my Polaris with the Ushio 50W 5,300K NFL24 (24 degree, narrow flood) and it is an absolute sledgehammer of light. The CCT is just right. Not as HID-blue as the 6,500K lamp or yellow like the 75W EYE 3,300K lamps, it is provides the...
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    Mag charger w WA1160 bulb vs SL20 w SL35 bulb

    Thanks Dave, That does help! I forgot that you were the other big SL/MC guy. Now that you jogged my memory, the SL-35X on 6 cells was very nice. But I was running it hot rodded direct drive and reliability was not very good on a fresh pack. I appreciate the assist. Wilkey
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    Frosting M*G charger and WA1160 bulbs

    The sanding wheel did a fair job. It did not render as fine a frosting as acid etching is able to achieve. However, it accomplished what I intended. Wilkey
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    Mag85 to the rescue

    Congratulations on a successful deployment. Stay safe out there. Wilkey
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    Mag charger w WA1160 bulb vs SL20 w SL35 bulb

    Luna, You're right. 6V, 3.3A. Man, I've been out of this for a long time. I should have paid attention to my own use lights. I've been using an old SL-15X with SL-20X LA as well as an MC-60 on my nightstand and the MC-60 is much brighter. I seem to recall that the SL-35X really only got...
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    Mag charger w WA1160 bulb vs SL20 w SL35 bulb

    The WA01160 is about an 18W lamp IIRC. The SL-35X LA is a 30W lamp. It will make more light, but it will be more diffuse and yellower. For work in the range of 5-20 feet, the SL-35X LA cannot be beaten for useful beam quality. For "reach out and touch me" work, the 1160 is generally superior...
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    Can a SL SL20 use a WA1160 bulb

    Hi Jim! One of my favorite mods was using the SL-35X LA in my MC. Real nice beam, as you know. Wilkey
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    Frosting M*G charger and WA1160 bulbs

    Interesting, you guys are able to etch the WA bulbs with ArmourEtch? A long time ago, I tried it and found that the borosilicate and aluminosilicate glass that these high temperature bulb capsules are composed of is resistant to HF. Well, I never went past 15 minutes at the time, but it didn't...
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