Sold/Expired WTB Quark RGB

Cpt. Thomas

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Looking for a modded Quark RGB. Prefer a neutral but wil consider a cool white version with I.R. emitter replacing the green L.E.D. or parts to do the mod (I.R. & host light). Post & PM please
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Th232

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Not to rain on this thread or anything, but this isn't an emitter swap, this is LED surgery you're hoping for, and I suspect you won't be getting it.

I hope I'm not repeating something you don't know, but the Quark RGB gets its four colours from four separate dice in the one package (the MC-E). As such, while swapping emitters is relatively easy, swapping a die is for all intents and purposes impossible to do without damaging something.
 

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Impossible to mod rgb cree to become an IR emitter.
(Just to clarify what Th232 hinted at.) It's a great idea and many have questioned why Cree didn't choose more appropriate dies (white, red, blue, UV) Your thinking is bang-on CT, just lacking knowledge that the quark light uses a single emitter and the emitter cannot be dis-assemble/re-assembled.

*if cost were no issue, the driver from the Quark (with 4 channels for 4 colours) could make a great driver for a quad emitter light. For example:
https://www.candlepowerforums.com/threads/265294
a 4 emitter board, individually addressable dies, *might* be connected to a salvaged quark RGB driver to make a customized light with 4 outputs. The salvaged quark head could be re-built with new emitter and new driver board.
 
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RGBW is excellent for specialized lighting purposes such as LED-based displays.

The RGB already comes in neutral white and cool white variants.

If IR is important in an LED flashlight, consider a Surefire V2 Vampire.
 

Cpt. Thomas

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Well crap......:mecry:Do to my ignorance on the construction, thinking it was seperate LED's and could swap the green one out, I guess I'm stuck with a three ligt issue. So much for keeping lite weight and moving fast? I'm active duty and have to have I.R.

Thanks for the info guys and helping to educate a noobie :(. Quark doesnt have an I.R. filter so I quess I'm hosed unless I carry several lights. One for throw, one for I.R. and one for general close up flood / blue for blood / red for night vision, green is a waste... RGB.

Anyone want to venture if I could have this done?

Thanks fellas!

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Streamlight Sidewinder and Energizer Hard Case Tactical and Surefire K2 Kroma MS are all options for you.

They all offer white, red, blue, and IR. I think they all have green or yellow-green but I don't remember.
 

Cpt. Thomas

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Streamlight Sidewinder and Energizer Hard Case Tactical and Surefire K2 Kroma MS are all options for you.

They all offer white, red, blue, and IR. I think they all have green or yellow-green but I don't remember.



Thanks carrot, but the Streamlight doesn't hold up very long under desert use. Not sure about the Energizer but I suspect the same. The Army is hard on equipment and plastic doesn't fair well. The Surefire is over $350, I don't think I can justify that either...... Maybe 4SEVENS / QUARK is reading this post?

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Hi Cpt. Thomas, as you are enlisted, the Kroma can be had for a good deal less. Ask SF about military pricing.
 
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