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    Default AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Hi everyone,

    This thread is a simple way for me to keep track of some mods, etc. It was a bear to be always cutting and pasting thread links. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    So this is where I'll try to keep it all together in one place. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    Here are some links to the recent AB mods I've posted on the CPF:

    LED Mapasaurus Series (a half-dozen or so different LED map/task/reading lights for home, personal, auto, LEO, pilots, etc. Includes the entire original Mapasaurus clan as well the dual-colour Mapasaurus, Twin Mapasarus, Autosaurus, Pagersaurus, Phoenix, Green Hornet, etc.)

    "AB Mapasaurus Phoenix..."(the round Novigear 7-LED head model. Nice!)

    "AB Mapasaurus Green Hornet..."(a new model in the LED Mapasaurus family.)

    "McHappy..."(1AA SE dc/dc LED with reflector)

    AB Glo-Lite (2AA SE dc/dc LED with reflector with self-energizing glow-in-the-dark body!)

    AB Ultraviolet Glo-Lite (2AA SE dc/dc Ultraviolet LED with reflector with self-energizing glow-in-the-dark body!)

    AB Moonbeams (LED-based green/white moon touch lights, with green radial moonbeams...)

    AB 9V mini-clip lights (2 white LEDs with reflectors clips directly to a 9V battery)

    Juiced Up! Maglite upgrades upgrade kits for D-cell Maglites

    "Yesterday in the lab" (ie: recent developments)

    "AB LED cordless area light with adjustable shutoff timer..."

    "AB Dorcy Mini-Lantern with LED source..."

    Workshop sale - lots of LEDs, reflectors, etc. (superbright white, red, blue, green LEDs, great little reflectors to fit, etc.)

    AB Shop sale - Luxeons (a few each of Luxeon emitters, Luxeon Stars, Star/C's, optics...)

    AB Arc Grey Kit in the Arc Grey Showcase (one of my Arc Grey kits modded up with a full beadblast finish...)

    AB Mapasaurus new family members - Tyrannosaurus Lux, Veluxiraptor, Matchbox Mapasaur, Roomasaurus, etc... (several new additions to the mapasaurus family, including three Luxeon-based task lights!)

    A Tale of Two LSI's... (a couple of simple useability mods to the excellent Lambda LSI lights)

    More AB Arc Grey Kits (several more ARC grey kits, mostly built up for fellow Flashaholics...)

    AB Mag 2C Luxeon mod w/ 30 mm optics - Beamshots! (an overdriven Luxeon LD in Mag 2C body with 30 mm optics...)

    AB custom 1 AAA LED light for a local CPF'er... (a single reflector-focused S-ranked Nichia white LED installed in a Solitaire-sized aluminum pocket light with clicky tail switch...)

    AB Glo-Lite: 2AA dc/dc SE white LED glow body - available again

    AB UV Glo-Lite: 2AA dc/dc SE UV LED glow body - available again

    AB Mapasaurus Phoenix available again!

    AB 28 Watt MAG 4D mod... (28W of MR16 power in a Mag 4D body driven by 12 AA batteries)

    AB Clipboard Phoenix (clipboard-mounted task light in the AB mapasaurus family...)

    AB Luxeon Lenser - a custom CPF project... (a LEDLenser Triplex Luxeon mod...)

    AB 5 Watt Luxeon HD Mag 2D mod... *beamshots!* (a Luxeon 5W HD Mag2D mod...wow!)

    AB Touch Phoenix - a custom CPF project... (the latest member of the AB Mapasaurus family - combining the features of a touchlight and task light...)

    AB MultiMag3D user-configurable beam Luxeon light (A massively overdriven 1W LD Luxeon light with 4 different beam options - from full flood to tight spot and two steps in between...)

    AB Mapasaurus MatchLux - new Luxeon optics! *beamshots!*(a descendent of PagerSaurus featuring a new approach to Luxeon optics!)


    I'll try to keep this thread updated, more for my own organizational sanity than anything else! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    Thanks everyone [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    A.

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Nice work.

    Why not add your mod list to the Sticky thread: 'Modified Flashlights Reference DataBase'?

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Great idea!

    Copied to the Sticky thread:

    Modified Flashlights Reference Database

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    A.

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated! Feb 13 '03:

    New entries are:

    "AB LED cordless area light with adjustable shutoff timer..."

    "AB Dorcy Mini-Lantern with LED source..."

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated! Feb 14 '03:

    New entry:

    "AB Mapasaurus Green Hornet..."

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Uh, board's updated, old link doesn't work...

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    links are all fixed - working great now! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks,

    A.

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated! Feb 25 '03:

    New entry:

    AB Arc Grey Kit in the Arc Grey Showcase (one of my Arc Grey kits modded up with a full beadblast finish...)

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! Feb 26 '03

    New Entry:

    AB Mapasaurus new family members - Tyrannosaurus Lux, Veluxiraptor, Matchbox Mapasaur, Roomasaurus, etc... (several new additions to the mapasaurus family, including three Luxeon-based task lights!)

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! March 5, '03

    New Entry:

    More AB Arc Grey Kits (several more ARC grey kits, mostly built up for fellow Flashaholics...)

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! March 11, '03

    New Entry:

    AB Mag 2C Luxeon mod w/ 30 mm optics - Beamshots! (an overdriven Luxeon LD in Mag 2C body with 30 mm optics...)

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    paypal sent !!!!!

    Very nice....making you're way into the Modders hall of fame one light at a time !!

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! March 13. '03

    AB custom 1 AAA LED light for a local CPF'er... (a single reflector-focused S-ranked Nichia white LED installed in a Solitaire-sized aluminum pocket light with clicky tail switch...)

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! March 18, '03

    Two more short runs of:

    AB Glo-Lite: 2AA dc/dc SE white LED glow body

    and

    AB UV Glo-Lite: 2AA dc/dc SE UV LED glow body

    and the Phoenix is resurrected!

    AB Mapasaurus Phoenix available again!

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! March 28, '03

    AB 28 Watt MAG 4D mod... (28W of MR16 power in a Mag 4D body driven by 12 AA batteries)

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! March 30, '03

    AB Clipboard Phoenix (clipboard-mounted task light in the AB mapasaurus family...)

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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! March 31, '03

    AB Luxeon Lenser - a custom CPF project... (a LEDLenser Triplex Luxeon mod...)

    AB 5 Watt Luxeon HD Mag 2D mod... *beamshots!* (a Luxeon 5W HD Mag2D mod...wow!)

    AB Touch Phoenix - a custom CPF project... (the latest member of the AB Mapasaurus family - combining the features of a touchlight and task light...)

    AB MultiMag3D user-configurable beam Luxeon light (A massively overdriven 1W LD Luxeon light with 4 different beam options - from full flood to tight spot and two steps in between...)


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    Default Re: AB mods galore from the AB workshop - all in one place here...

    Updated again! April 4, '03

    AB Mapasaurus MatchLux - new Luxeon optics! *beamshots!*(a descendent of PagerSaurus featuring a new approach to Luxeon optics!)

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    Nice mod Aaron. Hey, have you thought about doing a Luxeon mod on a 9V PALight Survival? This is one of my favorite lights and I keep them all over the place. What do you think about either juicing up the LED already in it or replacing it with a 1W Luxeon? A better optic would be nice as well. This light really functions best with a nice flood though.

    Wilkey

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    I've been working on something like that actually - currently Orion is testing a prototype unit.

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    Yes, the setup is very similar to the PALight, but it is naked, not having any coverings. As far as output, using ab's setup, there's no comparison between the PALight and what ab has done. Much brighter, definitely much better usage of light. Even IF the PALight's narrow beam would be a little brigher, it's still practically useless. An ab type PAL-ish light would be way better than what PALight produces.

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    I am totally on board with that. AB, put me on whatever list you have for this device.

    The only reason I suggested starting with a Palight is that some (who really knows which without doing a runtime test) contain regulation circuitry. That's the charm.

    I also have a suggestion for another custom lamp. Would it be possible to create an aluminum structure to mount a 5W Luxeon on top of a lantern battery? It wouldn't exactly be EDC, but would be one helluva bright tent light.

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    Unbelievable!

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    Anyone heard anything from AB recently? I noticed he hasn't posted since the 15th. Seemed odd as he usually posts almost every day, maybe he is vacationing somewhere under the hot 5w luxeon err I mean sun [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Perhaps I am just too anxious to get my grey kit [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Ditto, I'm also anxious to get my "Greys" back as well as another torch he modded. Hope he's just busy, and sure hope to hear from him soon!

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    Any recent word???????????????????/ [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink2.gif[/img] AB you out there,
    Anyone hear from him?? I've haven't seem any posts from him lately. AB if you're still a flashaholic and haven't closed down your mod workshop, I would like to have my grey kit bead blasted.


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    Some of us began receiving our goods recently...some updates in this thread.

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