Re: Lumens Factory E-series bodie
1AA E body sounds great! Is there any existing E head/ dropin accept 1.5-4.2V (AA alkaline/nimh&14500)?
Well, there are E heads... they usually don't take dropins (but for Malkoff's VME Valiant Concepts head, only a few available dropins, all for Li-ion 3.7V or 2xAA--> 3V), have a builtin LED, such as several Lumens Factory examples on Mark's site, and examples from Surefire (generally not sold separately from a full built light, only Li-ion 3.7V, 2xCR123A 6V and 2xAA & 1xCR123A 3V), and there is the Elite head, which is an incan head that takes lamps built for it (Surefire or Lumens Factory lamps, none are 1.5V) or Tad Custom's bipin socket for Tad Customs lamps and any bipin that may fit), but there are also LED towers that fit the Elite head, just not mass produced afaik, such as examples from Tana. The 5mm LED bipin can be sanded to fit Tad Customs E socket for 1xCR123A 3V only, and there are at least a couple 3V HighCRI 5mm LED that have been found (Yuji and another unnamed manufacturer sold on other forums), run without a driver, just shoved in the socket. There is also the Oveready Moddoolar Triple V5 Wasp (30W, runs on 1 or 2 Li-ion 3.7V/4.2V)
There is nothing in incan that runs on a single AA 1.5V (other than MagLite Solitaire bipin lamps and other special lamps that can be found on eBay sometimes, like surplus avionics lamps from the F-14 Tomcat (3.7V) and hobby lamps for miniature train model stuff... these don't really fit Tad Customs E socket, too small, but can be put in there) but Malkoff may have an LED head that does work with 1.5V). Maybe Mark will create some new 1.5V LED E heads to go with the new body?