Is the Maglite ML25IT (Incan) moddable?

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I like the idea of this one being a big ol' mini maglite, haha. I'm just curious if the bowl, reflector and lens can be swapped out as easy as they can in the old D cell's. Does the 25LT take the same kind of bulb as the old Incan D's?

Any idea what the lens diameter is?
 

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Glass for them can be had at flashlight lens dot com. They take bi-pin bulbs. The base to hold bulbs is a hardened plastic or ceramic (I can't tell). An incan Streamlight stinger reflector has been known to fit with a slight modify. I just oversized the hole in the plastic reflector to 1/4". And if you use a TL3 bulb or 5 cell bi-pin with a pair of 18500 cells in the 2 cell light you can get a lot more light from it. The 3 cell can use a pair of 18650's. I used 3/4" pvc gas service pipe as a gap filler.
 

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Glass for them can be had at flashlight lens dot com. They take bi-pin bulbs. The base to hold bulbs is a hardened plastic or ceramic (I can't tell). An incan Streamlight stinger reflector has been known to fit with a slight modify. I just oversized the hole in the plastic reflector to 1/4". And if you use a TL3 bulb or 5 cell bi-pin with a pair of 18500 cells in the 2 cell light you can get a lot more light from it. The 3 cell can use a pair of 18650's. I used 3/4" pvc gas service pipe as a gap filler.

Hey mate thanks for the reply!

Hm, so it isn't like the magnum star where you can remove the bi pin adapter? I'm interested in trying to turn her into a aspheric build, though finding the right lenses is difficult...haha

Does a single 18650 fit without issues or is it too short? (Or too thin)
 

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You can run a single 18650 or 21700 in an adapter.
 

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Like a diameter adapter? Does it fit length wise? This sounds like a fun little project, I just wonder what kind of drop in to get and if I can get a aspheric lens in it. :)
I just got my Mitutoyo caliper today so I could actually get the measurements.
 

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Just type in your flashlight type into the search feature and you will see what can be done with it. Bykfixer made his incan one put out the same as the led version. He also shows beamshots that will blow your mind.
 

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Like a diameter adapter? Does it fit length wise? This sounds like a fun little project, I just wonder what kind of drop in to get and if I can get a aspheric lens in it. :)
I just got my Mitutoyo caliper today so I could actually get the measurements.

You need to take up some length and diameter.


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Just type in your flashlight type into the search feature and you will see what can be done with it. Bykfixer made his incan one put out the same as the led version. He also shows beamshots that will blow your mind.

Absolute checking that out. I must be doing something wrong with the search though as I can't seem to ever find anything. haha

You need to take up some length and diameter.


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Fancy, did you 3D print that?
 

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No bulbs, all of my C cell Mags are LEDs.

Running one 18650 or 21700, you would need a 3 cell bulb, if you ran 2 protected Li-Ion cells, you would need a 5 or 6 cell bulb and you would need to open up the reflector as Bykfixer did to keep it from melting.
 

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No bulbs, all of my C cell Mags are LEDs.

Running one 18650 or 21700, you would need a 3 cell bulb, if you ran 2 protected Li-Ion cells, you would need a 5 or 6 cell bulb and you would need to open up the reflector as Bykfixer did to keep it from melting.

Led drop in? Or the led from maglite? I was thinking about trying an LED but also a xenon star bulb. Really curious to get some caliper measurements to see if a aspheric lens can fit. Or if not aspheric maybe a defuser lens.

I wish the delivery would hurry up!
 

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All of my current C cell Mags are LED from the factory. I do have a 3C old style incan Mag (not a ML25) coming that I plan to use as a blood tracking light with a blue filter running a 6 cell xenon bulb and a couple of protected 21700's in a 3D printed spacer. Will probably get a 350 lumen LED drop in for it to keep in the tail cap and use when not blood tracking.


Back in the day, I used 2C Mags with 6 cell xenon bulbs running on 3 CR123's.
 

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All of my current C cell Mags are LED from the factory. I do have a 3C old style incan Mag (not a ML25) coming that I plan to use as a blood tracking light with a blue filter running a 6 cell xenon bulb and a couple of protected 21700's in a 3D printed spacer. Will probably get a 350 lumen LED drop in for it to keep in the tail cap and use when not blood tracking.


Back in the day, I used 2C Mags with 6 cell xenon bulbs running on 3 CR123's.

Interesting, I see a lot of guys using the CR123's. I'll have to check out the 21700's.

I presume the ML25IT uses the reflector to accurate the switch right?
So if I removed it for an aspheric lens I'd need a tail cap switch...hmm
 

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The ML25 works like a minimag in that pressure against the switch keeps it turned off. Relieve pressure by loosening the head causes it to turn on.
The reflector plays a role it pressing the switch to the off position. Yet you can rotate the tailcap about a half turn and use that for on and off. That's how I operate my ML25's. With the 1st gen LED models I keep the tailcap near the point it turns on so I can press the tailcap for signaling.
 

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The ML25 works like a minimag in that pressure against the switch keeps it turned off. Relieve pressure by loosening the head causes it to turn on.
The reflector plays a role it pressing the switch to the off position. Yet you can rotate the tailcap about a half turn and use that for on and off. That's how I operate my ML25's. With the 1st gen LED models I keep the tailcap near the point it turns on so I can press the tailcap for signaling.

Ah nice save! I'll test that out when I receive mine. I've been looking at some thru hole led's like the yuji ones to test out, going to order this drop in from a UK seller I found just to try some different things.

Side note, I received my AAA mini mag spectrum series and man it's great. No I wish they would just offer the spectrum warm white in the other sizes
 
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