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    Default 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega $50

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    Hi folks,
    We all know Scorpion is a great flashlight with great throw, focusable beam, rubber grip and clickie switch.
    Many of us run a Strion bulb in Scorpion flashlight using 17670 li-ion which is great combination, pretty easy to mod and bright for it's size. Best of all, free lumen and low cost bulb.
    Here is slightly fatter body to accomodate a large capacity and strong 18650 battery. (Pila will not fit)
    Strion bulb not only will run longer with 18650 but will glow brighter and whiter. Guaranteed.
    This is because of less voltage drop under same load compare to 17670
    Run time will be about 75 minutes per charge vs. 55 using 17670
    Physical size is not noticeable and can't tell by looking.
    All you need is battery barrel (body) then transfer switch and boot from old body. I also have genuine new switch and boot if you prefere to replace as well.
    You can also get a complete new flashlight including 18650 barrel, switch, rubber boot, head assembly, bulb socket and Strion bulb.
    2x18650 and 3x18500 versions are here.
    Price:
    Complete new flashlight $50 ONE MORE LEFT
    Turn key flashlight (battery included) $60 NO MORE LEFT
    Battery barrel $18 NO MORE LEFT
    Head assembly $15 NO MORE LEFT
    Switch without spring $4 AVAILABLE
    Rubber boot $4 NO MORE LEFT
    Strion bulb $6 NOT AVAILABLE (with purchase of flashlight only)
    Shipping $5 To States
    Internationaly $9
    Please post detail of your order here and in paypal including your CPF handle.
    Paypal: fivemega@aol.com
    Please PM for other type of payment.
    All comments welcome.
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    Last edited by fivemega; 05-28-2017 at 02:48 AM.

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    FM - As it happens my first "real" light was the Scorpion. It is rarely used because it eats through 123s, but otherwise a very nice little light. Not to mention my concerns about the primary 123 venting issues given that the light is not regulated. This little add on might just be the ticket. Question can I still use the Scorpion bulb (I have three) with the 18650? If so, I will PP in an hour or so for:

    1x battery tube @ $18.00
    1x switch @ $4.00
    1x rubber boot @ $4.00
    3x Strion bulbs @ $6.00 ea. for $18.00
    Shipping @ $3.00
    Total $47.00

    Thanks. Kirk
    Last edited by Nebula; 11-09-2006 at 11:11 PM. Reason: added bulbs

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Quote Originally Posted by Nebula
    Question can I still use the Scorpion bulb (I have three) with the 18650?
    Thanks. Kirk
    No,
    You will need a Strion bulb to use with 18650

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega


    1 x 18650 Tube
    2 x Strion Lamps
    + Shipping

    Thanks FM!

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Bill - good snag on that Scorpion. Nice price too. I have always liked this light, but rarely used it. With FM's "kit" I can see my Scorpion getting much more use. Kirk

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Kirk, I figured I was in good company when I saw you "buy in" here!

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Bill - another nice thing about the Scorpion is that SL sells the replacement heads for cheap. I think that BrightGuy has them in stock. They also have extra ceramic bulb holders for the light. You will notice a slight weight difference between the SL and that 1.5D

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    I am in for this mod
    1- barrel
    1-switch
    1-boot
    3-strion bulbs
    shipping

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    FM,

    There isn't any way to use the Carley 1499 in this is there?
    Bright Scouter
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    Rolleye11 Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    You may run the CA1499 in this setup with two of my upcoming new protected R123s.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bright Scouter
    FM,

    There isn't any way to use the Carley 1499 in this is there?


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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Quote Originally Posted by Bright Scouter
    FM,

    There isn't any way to use the Carley 1499 in this is there?
    Sure, you can. I'm running mine with 2 x R123 and It's much brighter. However, head must be unscrewed more than I like to get that sweet spot, but the trade off with what CA1499 delivered keeps me happy.
    If you have any questions, please contact me at nongvol1@truemail.co.th

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega


    Battery barrel $18
    Switch $4
    Rubber boot $4
    2-Strion bulb $12
    Shipping $3
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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Surefire E-series heads / KL1s will screw onto Scorpian bodies, correct? If so, this would make a very cool KL1 host also.

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Quote Originally Posted by revolvergeek
    Surefire E-series heads / KL1s will screw onto Scorpian bodies, correct? If so, this would make a very cool KL1 host also.
    FYI... The KL1 will fit onto a Scorpion body and it will work, but it will not screw down completely.

    Here's a pic I took for someone a while back.

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    I was at one of my local shops today and spotted some SL Scorpions (new in package with batteries) for $28.95. There were six. Now there are five. I picked up a second. Not a bad price, and maybe even better than the on-line guys. If anyone is interested let me know, and I can hook you up with the owner. I might even be talked into picking them up for you. Then add FM's mod here and have a terrific light without a lot of $$ invested. Kirk

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    Thumbs up Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    1-18650 barrel-$18
    1-switch-$4
    1-boot-$4
    3-bulbs-$18
    $3 shipping
    $47 Total

    Thank you

    PP sent

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Very nice, put me down for two. PM incoming.

    Sigbjoern

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    I'll take a barrel and a switch.
    The shadows are darkest during the day.

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Paypal sent for:

    Battery barrel $18
    Switch $4
    Rubber boot $4
    Shipping $3

    Thanks!
    Danny

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Paypal Sent for the following:

    Battery barrel = $18
    Strion bulb $6x3 = $18
    Internationaly = $5


    Total = $41

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Paypal sent for the following:

    1x18650 battery barrel
    2xStrion Bulbs
    1xShipping to the States



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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega



    -LT
    lunal tic (n)
    a distinctive behavioral trait or quirk directly related to or caused by light [15th cent. Latin lunaris. Ultimately from an IE word meaning “light,”] and [Early 19th cent. Italian ticchio.] see also: moon quirk

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    again, my goof.

    -LT
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    a distinctive behavioral trait or quirk directly related to or caused by light [15th cent. Latin lunaris. Ultimately from an IE word meaning “light,”] and [Early 19th cent. Italian ticchio.] see also: moon quirk

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    FM, another CPF member posted that when using the 17670 in a Scorpion with a stock tube, the head would need to be unscrewed to a point that it left a space between the rubber boot and head of his light. I believe his remedy was an o-ring. Is it the same case with your design (tube). Thanks.

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Quote Originally Posted by 3mw
    FM, another CPF member posted that when using the 17670 in a Scorpion with a stock tube, the head would need to be unscrewed to a point that it left a space between the rubber boot and head of his light. I believe his remedy was an o-ring. Is it the same case with your design (tube). Thanks.
    That statement is not true or he may have the boot too much off the front threads. Another possibility is that he is not using Strion bulb.
    Simply remove the head of Scorpion, pull the boot to almost cover half of the front threads then replace head and adjust it to desired focuse. In this case (no matter what battery configuration you use), head will cover over boot at least 1mm. There is no need to use any O'ring.

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Thanks FM.

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega


    1 x Battery barrel $18
    3 x Strion bulbs $18
    Shipping $3
    TOTAL $39

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    I received mine today and am very happy with it. Added an 18650 and two o-rings and it is now a happy host for a Aleph/Downboy/LuxIII head that I had sitting around.


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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    FM - My package arrived today. Thanks for everything. Kirk

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    Default Re: 18650 SL Scorpion By FiveMega

    Received mine today. Just wondering, are the other purchasers of this tube using any sort of spring with the 18650?

    My cell does not make contact unless I put 3 or 4 little magnets on either end of the 18650. Just wondering what others are doing.

    Very nice little upgrade!

    Thanks for info,
    Bill

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