XHP70.3HI 6500K 80CRI
This SC700 is not mine, i just did emitter swap for it’s owner.nice one! i want to do it to my sc700d.
any particular reason you went with 6500K? just asking in case you have an opinion about the range of 70.3HI offerings. simply preferring cold temps is a fine answer, though.
this is the only report i've seen of someone taking one apart:
I spoke to some manufacturers and they seem open to the idea of unibody designs. The only concern is that it is a little more expensive to machine since regular flashlights can be machined from short stock for the head and pipes for the bodies, as opposed to a single long stock with a lot of...budgetlightforum.comThe front bezel is a typical interference fit - very compact and well machined. I tried one quick attempt to pry it with a small pry tool, but the fit was too tight - didn't want to damage the ring or the flashlight... it is a $120 flashlight after all! So, I heated up the outer shell with hot...budgetlightforum.com
any tips to share beyond that? seems like removing the bezel and desoldering the main board from the cathode-spring board are the main challenges. reflowing sounds possibly annoying too without a preheater since its pads are on both the pcb and the copper block. can't just reflow it by heating the copper block alone.
The names are confusing. The "Plus" refers to the use of either the XHP50.2 or the XHP50.3 LED's. These LED's push 2400 lumens compared to the previous LED used in the SC600w MK IV HI that pushed 1400 lumens. You probably already know this, but the large 50.2 and 50.3 LED's make the light less throwy compared to a smaller LED like was was used in the previous SC600w Mk IV HI. Hope that helped.