P60 sized led drop-ins (part 3)

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I'm having a heck of a time finding a drop in replacement to go in my L2 Solarforce that has the features I want. I had a 2 mode LED lamp with memory function from Lighthound that I got back in the day with high and strobe that I was pretty happy with until it started having intermittent/unreliable activation and now seems to have finally quit for good. I want to replace it with either another 2 Mode High/Strobe or a 3 Mode High/Low/Strobe, either with or without memory function. I absolutely do not want a 5 mode. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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TorchLAB Triple P60 with the Lux-RC light engine should be able to do that.

Expensive though, and might need to check fitment with that Solarforce, as those dropins are optimized for SureFire hosts.
 

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I think fasttech has some 17mm drivers like that which you may be able to use to repair yours?
 

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Any idea how to get in touch with customlites? I just tried and the server wouldn’t allow me to send a contact email...
I’m looking for a high CRI triple for a bored C2. The kdlitker won’t fit Surefire. And I can’t spend what overready wants.
 

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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.
I have three KDLITKER E6 triple XP-E2 colour drop-ins and they are excellent. The Blue XP-E2 is much nicer than the almost violet Forensic/Royal Blue found on most RGB flashlights.
 

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So, been a while since I been on here.
Overload of information on the availability of P60 LED "Surefire" type lamp drop in unit.
Looking for something that will run on a single 18650 cell in the 1000 to 2000 lumens range but only in "neutral white" and three level output.
Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance.....
 

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Hi C, lots of great options these days for P60 style drop-ins. Did you have a price range in mind and preference of a single or multiple emitter design? I have a few sitting on my shelf that might fit your needs.
Aloha D A1A11645-4F86-420F-890A-C9BA32881F9D.jpeg
 

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Thanks 808 for your pictures, they look fantastic but I am looking for a cheap unit to go into an old beaten up body used as a work light in the outback.
These would most likely sit on my shelf and be a talking point... :)
 

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Thanks 808 for your pictures, they look fantastic but I am looking for a cheap unit to go into an old beaten up body used as a work light in the outback.
These would most likely sit on my shelf and be a talking point... :)
Anytime and best of luck with your search.
Aloha, D
 

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Seems like there are currently 3 tiers of P60 drop-ins, last time I looked around.

Cheapo: $10 Amazon stuff that's a clone-of-clone-of-clone by no-name brands like RandomFire, MaybeFire, HouseFire, etc.

Mid-Level: Lumens Factory, $30 to $40 or so. They have several nice emitter options "https://www.lumensfactory.com/en/product_detail.php?pid=530"

Malkoff also, but I think he only does single-mode stuff.

High-End: no personal experience but I think the Customs / Modders listed on this forum sell them in probably whatever setup you want. Price? Sky's the limit probably!

;)
 

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Looking for some suggestions for _single mode_ drop ins that are better quality than the budget ones. Probably with some amount of regulation.

I have a bunch of Solarforce L2P (and similar) around the house, in the cars, etc., all used with 18650 cells. But I'm not thrilled with the budget Solarforce modules.

A lot of the lights are exhibiting a fair amount of intermittent dimming, even on freshly charged cells. I'm guessing this is because a lot of the cells are a bit old and probably not at their prime, but I'd expect a reasonable drop in to work reasonably at least for a while.

Basic preferences:
* Single mode
* Runs well on 18650 -- maybe at least partially regulated
* Tolerant of a bit of voltage variance due to different cells of different ages and health.
* Wider beam, these are work lights.
* Reliable

Extended preferences:
* Warmish, high CRI-ish
* Able to run on 6V
* Semi affordable. I have a fair number of these and they're just "work"/"utility" lights.

I don't mind swapping batteries when they run too low, but I'd like the light to work reliably until that time.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

-john
 

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Hi orbital,

What makes the KDLITKER drop ins better than the ones I have? Is the mentioned BD39 circuit particularly good?

Thanks,

-john
 

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Hi orbital,

What makes the KDLITKER drop ins better than the ones I have? Is the mentioned BD39 circuit particularly good?

Thanks,

-john
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Solarforce drop-ins skimped in some areas of build, I had two that the PCB was just laying on top of the pill.,, no paste.
Anyway, as looking for some "work"/"utility" lights for you, thought the KD ones would be a good value.

Add: Took a look at one of my current KD drop-ins & it uses thermal paste.

BD39 specs : http://kaidomain.com/BD39-17mm-2200mA-3V-9V-1-cell-or-2-cells-Buck-Driver-Board?search=BD39
 
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