But there are 2 different versions.
Sry for late reply, but I don't think that's accurate. Original bulb was krypton, and imo is the nicer of the two variants, but I got the feeling they didn't last as long. The newer bulb is xenon, very cool temperature, and actually hurts my eyes, makes them water. I suppose it appears a little brighter, but at what cost. As of a few years ago it was still possible to find NOS krypton Solitaire bulbs, but I haven't looked in a while. But even then, most replacement bulbs were xenon.
Curiosity got the better of me and I bought a new silver incan solitaire. I knew what to expect and it’s definitely not bright, but moonlight mode has its uses.
I cut a piece of dc fix which actually snapped in under the lip on the outside of the lens. Nice and easy. A little less throw but very clean beam compared to what it was.
Very nice! I did this with my minimag, makes for a beautiful incandescent beam.
What bulb are you using with a 10440?