Elzetta AVS Upgrade (2021): Bravo and Charlie

wacbzz

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New:

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Old:

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So we can confirm that the exterior finish has been updated to a matte black, less reflective surface. The Bravo/Charlie I have on hand feature a matching finish from head to tailcap.

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Veri nice! and quite easily the diode can be changed to XHP50.2 3V version 3000K or 6500K


I don't know how easily that would be accomplished, due to the potting compound.

Matching HA certainly isn't required, but even without excessive OCD, it would annoy me to be that different.
 

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Ano match color has never bothered me. But different surface finish is another thing. That photo of the new head the old Bravo body is wrong.
 

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So we can confirm that the exterior finish has been updated to a matte black, less reflective surface. The Bravo/Charlie I have on hand feature a matching finish from head to tailcap.

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Added a photo of the 650 AVS Bravo and 315 Alpha to compare to the new less semi-gloss finish. Looks like the new stuff is near Pentagon dull now.

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will [XHP50.2 on 20mm MCPCB] work with the tir?
Any 3V 5050 should fit and run with a slightly altered beam profile (and/or tint) through the optic, though there may not be any benefit in output being that the existing driver limits current to ~1.5A maximum. Might as well swap out the LED and driver at the same time. But then dual-fuel will be affected as you have to be wary of higher current draw on primaries. Which may then necessitate a more complex driver.
 
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Will shoot the AVS against the HD XPL-HI 6500K next week. Added a quick shot versus the HD 18650 XT 5700K for now...
 
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BTW, that's a more drastic mismatch of finishes that I'd expected!:huh: Normally I don't much care but that's kind of drastic. I would hate to buy new bodies since I already have one Charlie and two Bravos (one of them custom engraved) and an Alpha, also engraved. Still, if I set one up as a WML it would be less of an issue.
 
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