My Insight H2x Typhoon II mod (pics heavy)

Dioni

Flashlight Enthusiast
Joined
Jan 17, 2007
Messages
1,567
Location
Law Enforcement Front
Firstly, let me say I am no an expert in the area of modding. Far away from it... Hahaha :grin2:. What I did was enjoy my vacation to give an upgrade to my Insight H2X Typhoon 2, which was in the drawer.

The Insight H2X Typhoon 2 does use the old Luxeon III which puts out around 100 lumens (at max), so I have not used it; because with the more powerful flashlights, it was retired. (as many already know, I'm a LEO in Brazil and use a G2Z with a Malkoff M61 at work).

I made some observations and thought: "Would not a P60 drop-in fit in it? " The answer is "NOT". At least not whole. :D
Then, below is my steps and pics to illustrate the modding:


1 ) I disassemble and took the set of reflector out, removing the original LED .
11194627683_74275f970f_c.jpg





2 ) I took a drop-in with Cree XR-E R2, removed the drive and soldered it in the Typhoon (still in the drop-in copper base).
11194625503_12ab9bb8ff_c.jpg


11194523046_fcab7fa0e9_c.jpg


Note: “Why the Cree XR-E R2 LED?” Because I have did same tests to get an initial idea of power and how the flashlight would behave. I tested it with the Cree XM-L and the Cree XP-G R5. Both tuned the flashlight off after a few minutes running. I think it was due to the heat control. With R2 it does not occur. She gets hot, flashes the low battery warning, but not off. Do not ask me why, I leave that to the experts. ;)




3) With the copper base, the drop-in "P60" was huge, the flashlight did not close even. So I removed the copper base and soldered the LED directly in1to the flashlight (like the original).
11194488325_97b90a8367_c.jpg


11194620393_3c3b8f190a_c.jpg





4 ) The original reflector obviously was not designed to be used with a R2, so I took the reflector drop-in and placed inside. The light almost closed, lacked a few inches, because of the different size between them. See the pics below:
11194510814_5979fbbb7a_c.jpg


11194482095_1d20312441_c.jpg


11194507334_361cc42aa8_c.jpg


11194491616_2cfb40e53b_c.jpg


11194612573_a97e32e66c_c.jpg





5 ) See the beamshots in this part of the test :

With original reflector (the LED out center ).
11194499594_5ef511e202_c.jpg


11194508766_842629f0ab_c.jpg




With the drop-in reflector, the LED was located a little low (not fully in the hole because installation below the reflector).
11194605613_c4057ebc3b_c.jpg


11194610633_93a24112d8_b.jpg





6 ) After a few minutes spent on grinding, the results were those below: Minimum size difference.
11194604443_cd45906756_c.jpg


11194467285_d53b95cef3_c.jpg


11194599693_efbdec890f_c.jpg



A little gap, however the o-ring is fully covered.
11194465215_e7ba3ae2a5_c.jpg


7 ) Finally, let’s go to the beamshots :

Beamshot the final result
11194462535_30496d9146_c.jpg



BlackHawk NightOps Gladius vs. Insight H2X Typhoon 2
Note: I bought Galdius already modded with XPG-R5 and its in the support that I use on my paintball marker .
11194596383_1e6dd46121_c.jpg




Insight H2X Typhoon 2 modded XR-E R2
11194485444_48995d5981_c.jpg



Gladius modded XP-G R5
11194490066_764a39817f_c.jpg



Insight vs Gladius
11194592213_7815883213_c.jpg





EXTRA PIC:
Of course the modding was made with good “friends” beside: Tennesee Wisky ( Jack and Coke… yeah! Its hot here in Brazil :sweat:), my gun and my Aviator. :cool:
11194494945_4f3ea9d7f1_c.jpg



Final conclusions:


Pros :
- More lumens ! :party:
- I will use it more now :grin2:
- Excellent throw. Awesome Hotspot. :twothumbs

Cons:
- low battery indicator blinks… blinks... blinks... s**t :ohgeez:
- Not original anymore. :twak:


Finally, I wonder if anyone knows how to disable the low battery warning and the temperature controller let me know (mods can be even better!) :devil:

Thanks for reading and sorry the bad english! :oops:


My album in Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dionata/

Cheers from Brazil,
Dionata
 
Last edited:

sween1911

Flashlight Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 10, 2003
Messages
1,725
Location
Pennsylvania
Beautiful mod! I was wrenching on my Gladius last night. Learned some things and broke some things. :) Having fun though!
 
Top