Maratac AAA led swap?

CNR

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Hi all!

I have an old (first gen I think) Maratac AAA copper which I absolutely love but the tint of it's small led is blueish and it was always annoying me though I learned to ignore it.

I was wondering, is there a way to change it to something like a warm/neutral Nichia without reducing the runtimes and reliability?
 

Noctiluco

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Normally you will be able to unscrew the pill with a pair of fine-tipped scissors, and access the led to unsolder it and solder a new led with a light tint to your liking. To do this you must handle the soldier. I had no problem changing the LED on my AAA copper Maratac.
 

CNR

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Thanks Noctiluco, i can do that, but isn't there a danger of the new led not having the same forward voltage as the old one and overdrive/burn it?
I'd expect the driver to be specific for the led inside.
 
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