LED for SF E2

smflorkey

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The hole in the SureFire E2 reflector for the lamp looks a little over 6mm. What is the brightest LED that will fit through that hole without drilling it out bigger? I don't want to cut either of my E#W heads yet.

:thinking: I don't see many options to enhance my new E2W. I'd like to be able to "drop in" a brighter, more efficient light engine so I figure I'll have to mount an LED on a brass rod mounted on a brass disc. I cannot afford a little lathe so it will be interesting to put everything together with the tools I have. I almost wonder if I should start with a brass 1/4-20 bolt. First, I want to make sure there is an LED that is worth the effort.

Thanks,
Steve
 

greenLED

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It's not so much the size of the opening, but the lack internal space allowing for a regulator board inside the head.

That said, it's been done... :)
 

smflorkey

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Judging by the low number of responses (thanks, GreenLED) I would guess it is considered far easier to modify a KX# or KL# head than to build a drop-in LED replacement for the MN03. I've seen a few old threads on that so I guess I'll start looking for an E2L when I get some spare change. I still want to build a replacement for the MN03 so I'll have save a few pennies for a small lathe. ;)

Thanks, one and all. May your holiday celebrations bring joy and refreshment.

Shalom!
Steve
 
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