P60 sized led drop-ins (part 3)

pc_light

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How can I make a single LED p60 dropin into no hot spot?
Since you're already using a Solarforce host, the "SOLARFORCE L2-CL1 CONVEX LENS" is an option. It's an aspeheric so there's no hotspot in the beam. The resulting circle of light is relative wide (~60 deg.), best for close-up or wide area illumination.

That L2-CL1 part is only the lens and holder. You'd still need the bottom/copper/brass "pill" section of a drop-in, like the KDLitker ones mention here, for the driver/spring portion. Just unscrew the reflector portion and screw on the lens-and-holder and drop-in.

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The resulting circle of light is relative wide (~60 deg.), best for close-up or wide area illumination.
That's exactly what I am looking for. I looked at this option but unfortunately I don't use Solarforce P60 dropins.

I have seen some police using a handheld search flashlight with no hotspot and it lit up a big area like daylight with a hard cut at the edge. Does anyone know what they are?
 

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The Solarforce L2-CL1 doesn't have to use the Solarforce brand of drop-ins. So long as it's the type with a brass pill that threads into a reflector. They're pretty generic and commonly found on eB, or other online outlets (e.g., Customlites).

Another option is a a drop-in (single and/or triple) with reflector (or optics) removed and gap filled in with a spacer, resulting in a "mule" output. This is pure emitter spread light which is less effective than using an aspheric lens which gathers the spread.
 
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So, I had forgotten about a this being mounted and tucked away.
It is an Overready bored 18650 HAIII 6P that I bought from the years ago. I ordered it with different colored bezel and tail on purpose, no reason, just liked it. I can't remember exactly but I think I paid around $200 for the host and another $50-60 for the Malkoff M60W that's in it.
I unmounted it and it looks perfect to my eyes. Has definitely made me start wanting another one of these p60 lights. Been debating on one of the newer E2T-MV / EDCL-2 / E2D Defender.
I was wondering if there were any drop ins that can push 1000 + lumens on a single 18650?
Anyways, I thought you some of you may appreciate seeing this beauty.
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I actually took the plunge on KDLitker and bought three drop-ins :
- Single Cree XP-L2 HD 1000-Lumens
- Quad 4x Luminus SST-20 1400-Lumen
- Triple Cree XP-L HI 2000 Lumens

Along with them are a couple of KD E6 hosts -- an 18650 and a 21700.

So far I've been satisfied with my latest purchase, and will be part of my workhorses. 21700 host is not as bulky as I had imagine.
 

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Skylumen.com Vinh makes some crazy powerful P60 drop ins if you want a show off light.

Yeah, those are crazy. I'm not really looking to burn the barn down just wanted to play with a tad more light than the Malkoff has. Thanks for the recommendation, I like some of his 1 off hosts.

I actually took the plunge on KDLitker and bought three drop-ins :
- Single Cree XP-L2 HD 1000-Lumens
- Quad 4x Luminus SST-20 1400-Lumen
- Triple Cree XP-L HI 2000 Lumens

Along with them are a couple of KD E6 hosts -- an 18650 and a 21700.

So far I've been satisfied with my latest purchase, and will be part of my workhorses. 21700 host is not as bulky as I had imagine.


Thanks for the recommendation. I seen those the other day and thought about getting one or two. I have a Solarforce 6p host by my bed with a warm drop in. Just wished I could change the modes as it has high/low/strobe. Would much rather just have 2 modes for it
 

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I actually took the plunge on KDLitker and bought three drop-ins :
- Single Cree XP-L2 HD 1000-Lumens
- Quad 4x Luminus SST-20 1400-Lumen
- Triple Cree XP-L HI 2000 Lumens

Can you please do me a favor? Find an ultra quiet indoor place and toggle through all the modes to see if you get any whining sound. I bought a couple of the KD dropins a couple years ago and they whine except at the highest mode. Want to see if they've improved their drivers.
 

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I bought a couple of the KD dropins a couple years ago and they whine except at the highest mode. Want to see if they've improved their drivers.

Did your request on a closed bathroom... almost no sound after I close the door. Tested all three drop-in and found no whining sound on any of the modes. The QuadLED and TripLED has 4-modes while the single XP-L2 has 3-modes. Seems to have passed the sound test.

The Quad and Trip are using CDM-P4000 and P5000 circuits respectively. The XP-L2 uses BD39 circuit.
 

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I've a quick question.
Just found a older solarforce body stuck in a drawer and I think I'll get a head & tail switch for it.

What I'd like is to see if I can make it into a gas pedal switch light like the EDCL-1 & 2. Anyone know how I might do that?

Or....

Other option is to make it momentary on only with a twist to stay on. Isn't that how they were originally? What tail cap is that?

And for the dropin I think I want a floody beam 500'ish lumens (Indoor, night stand, pew pew light)

Thx.
 

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I've a quick question.
Just found a older solarforce body stuck in a drawer and I think I'll get a head & tail switch for it.

What I'd like is to see if I can make it into a gas pedal switch light like the EDCL-1 & 2. Anyone know how I might do that?

Or....

Other option is to make it momentary on only with a twist to stay on. Isn't that how they were originally? What tail cap is that?

And for the dropin I think I want a floody beam 500'ish lumens (Indoor, night stand, pew pew light)

Thx.

Can’t held you with the switch. For a floody drop in illumination gear have some triple sporttac models.
 

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Hello everyone, I have been away for a number of years. I was searching for a P60 drop-in, but I have been overwhelmed by options but still not finding what I am looking for. I have a few Surefire 6P incandescents still in the package that I want to upgrade. I have a Surefire 6PX Pro that I really like. I am searching for something similar in a P60 that would have a two modes a high and low. The Surefire is 600/15 lumens. This is for a utility flashlight so doesn't have to be a super throw or super flood somewhere in the middle. I do like warmer tones. It's a shame the 6PX Pro isn't a drop-in. If someone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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... P60 drop-in, ... have a two modes a high and low. ... doesn't have to be a super throw or super flood somewhere in the middle. I do like warmer tones.
Check out the Sportac P60 Module with Two-modes (100% & 20%). There are a variety of combinations but the Luminous SST-20 4000K (or XP-L Hi Neutral) might work for you.
 

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Check out the Sportac P60 Module with Two-modes (100% & 20%). There are a variety of combinations but the Luminous SST-20 4000K (or XP-L Hi Neutral) might work for you.

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this ^^

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rechargeable option:

Seraph SP-9 (host only) $30
Sportac Pro w/ XHP-35 HI neutral $40
Two Panasonic 2000mAh 18500 $10


that'll be a super/strong setup for around $80
(in 10 years that'll still be a great & relevant light)
 
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Hello everyone, I have been away for a number of years. I was searching for a P60 drop-in, but I have been overwhelmed by options but still not finding what I am looking for. I have a few Surefire 6P incandescents still in the package that I want to upgrade. I have a Surefire 6PX Pro that I really like. I am searching for something similar in a P60 that would have a two modes a high and low. The Surefire is 600/15 lumens. This is for a utility flashlight so doesn't have to be a super throw or super flood somewhere in the middle. I do like warmer tones. It's a shame the 6PX Pro isn't a drop-in. If someone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

Exactly why I logged back in after many years. I have 2 Surefire G2s and a D2 Defender and was hoping for some quick advice on a solid and hopefully less expensive lamp module.

Maybe someone will offer some additional advice!
 
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Customlites still has two mod drop ins. PM me if you want mine! It’s nice o just hate mode memory ;)
 
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