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.
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.will [XHP50.2 on 20mm MCPCB] work with the tir?