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redryder

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One of mine flashes bright too. I use it a lot on very low levels in a pitch black theater. Sometimes it will flash super bright when twisting the rotary control. It's really blinding when your eyes are dark adapted, and using at close range!
I had a light that did the same thing. I turned it in for warranty work but when I got it back it still did it. It seems do it at exactly the same rotary position.
 

Stoneking

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Can you post a picture?? Waiting for mine to arrive. No notification yet.
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Stoneking

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I'd be interested to know how you did this.
Just a drill and various grit sandpaper, 60-2000, once I got to 1000 and 2000 I wet sand. Used the drill to spin the bezel as fast as you can. I used a small mechanical plug to hold the bezel, just replace the wingnut with a regular nut.
Make sure the bezel is held square, no wobble, if it's off a little it will end up uneven.

Takes all of 5-10 minutes.
 

TheJLew85

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Just a drill and various grit sandpaper, 60-2000, once I got to 1000 and 2000 I wet sand. Used the drill to spin the bezel as fast as you can. I used a small mechanical plug to hold the bezel, just replace the wingnut with a regular nut.
Make sure the bezel is held square, no wobble, if it's off a little it will end up uneven.

Takes all of 5-10 minutes.
Thanks for the info. I might try this. I have a few extra bezels lying around.
 
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I received the second of my two ordered HDS rotary lights this week. One CR123 NLT and an 18650 SDR50.

I notice the 18650 ships with an unprotected cell. Any harm in cramming a protected cell in there or is it way too long? I'm nervous to damage the springs
 

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Bronc6901

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I received the second of my two ordered HDS rotary lights this week. One CR123 NLT and an 18650 SDR50.

I notice the 18650 ships with an unprotected cell. Any harm in cramming a protected cell in there or is it way too long? I'm nervous to damage the springs
I wouldn't. I'd be worried about compressing the springs too much.
 

sledhead

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I've used them. Depends on the brand, also I've found the ones with the usb charge port are too big. Just go lightly and you'll get a feel for it.
 

Hogokansatsukan

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I received the second of my two ordered HDS rotary lights this week. One CR123 NLT and an 18650 SDR50.

I notice the 18650 ships with an unprotected cell. Any harm in cramming a protected cell in there or is it way too long? I'm nervous to damage the springs
You can but why? The HDS ships with a Japanese made INR battery. It doesn't need a protection circuit. The HDS electronics won't kill it, and an INR is far superior to the ICR or IMR chemistries.
 
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