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    Flashaholic* Aaron1100us's Avatar
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    Default Replacing LEd in Dorcy super 1 watt

    I just got a Dorcy super 1 watt and took it apart. Is there a 3 or 3+ watt led that could be put in there? Its the 1X123 battery version. Seems pretty easy to do. Thanks
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    Default Re: Replacing LEd in Dorcy super 1 watt

    I was wondering the same. I orderd a Lux III. well see I guess.

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    Default Re: Replacing LEd in Dorcy super 1 watt

    It should be a simple replacement job. The Dorcy pretty much unscrews and the Star is not fastened.
    But swapping a 3W will only yield an underdriven 3W light. The regulator circuit must be modded to supply the necessary amperage to reach 3W operation. I'm assuming you haven't considered this yet.

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    Default Re: Replacing LEd in Dorcy super 1 watt

    How is this accomplished? Change a resistor? Please advise.

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    Default Re: Replacing LEd in Dorcy super 1 watt

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddleback
    How is this accomplished? Change a resistor? Please advise.
    I'd be interested in this as well. Maybe direct drive it with a rechargeable?

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    Default Re: Replacing LEd in Dorcy super 1 watt

    I figured the circuit needs modding, that shouldnt be hard. I'm still trying to figure out how it comes apart. I assume the black peice just pushes in. ???

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    Default Re: Replacing LEd in Dorcy super 1 watt

    The black part on the top of the body is just a press fit.
    It comes out real easy.

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    Default Re: Replacing LEd in Dorcy super 1 watt

    Oh, and then use a dowel through the body, from the bottom, to push out the board and retaining collar.

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