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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    Quote Originally Posted by batman View Post
    since neither the fivemega socket or lumens factory lamp assemblies are stock equipment, do you think they would still mechanically work together in an A2 with the aviatrix mod?
    Neither the FM mod nor the LF bulb will affect the LEDs, nor will they be affected by them. The incan and LED circuits are independent of each other, and the Aviatrix circuit only affects the LEDs.


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    Anyone know how fast do the lamps blacken on this fivemega kit?
    AFAIK no-one has yet reported on the life of the Strion bulb used like this in an A2. No bulb failures have yet been reported. Fivemega's first run of these was ~1 year ago IIRC, so the mod is well established.
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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    Say, how can I buy one of these? I'd like to try one for myself.
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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    Unfortunately, Fivemega’s sales thread is now sold out. I do not know when (or if) he will do another run of these.

    You may be able to find one on B/S/T, but I think people will be hanging on to them, rather than selling them.
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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    Maybe we should start asking now for another batch.

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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    I can tell you these Strion bulbs seem to be well built. I can't answer how long the filament will continue burning, but I can tell you these bulbs can handle some abuse. Doing some of my playing with these bulbs and adapters, I've dropped a couple of these bulbs onto the kitchen floor several times and they continue to work fine.
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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    A few reference pics to go along with the ones that DM51 as already posted. The last pic is a gif animation. Enjoy..

    A2 MA02 @ 40 feet


    A2 Strion @ 40 feet


    A2 MA02 @ 15 feet


    A2 Strion @ 15 feet


    Rotating animation of the pics @ 40 feet
    Last edited by Patriot; 02-09-2008 at 01:05 AM.

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    Sorry for going off topic here, but I have a Strion kit incoming and would like to get some spare bulbs. Can anyone tell me where's the best place (online) to get these bi-pin bulbs? I checked litho's sales thread and looks like he doesn't carry these? TIA.

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    I bought a couple of the Strion bulbs off the big auction site.

    Is it just me or does the Strion have a bunch of artifacts in the beam?? I know I'm white wall hunting, but it almost looks like a bunch of bugs?? Maybe it's just my bulb??

    Otherwise, I'm very happy with the beam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skcheng View Post
    Is it just me or does the Strion have a bunch of artifacts in the beam?? I know I'm white wall hunting, but it almost looks like a bunch of bugs?? Maybe it's just my bulb??
    The MA02 bulb has a frosted tip, which eliminates a lot of the artifacts. The Strion bulb has a clear tip, so you may see some difference on a white wall.

    Most Incan bulbs have some artifacts, but the A2 is principally used outside where they are not noticeable.
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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    There is a 2nd run sales thread now open on B/S/T.
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    Has anyone compared FIVEMEGA's kit against the Lumens Factory drop-in? I have the L/F bulb and it's an improvement over the S/F factory unit so I'm wondering if I can get even more out of my A2 with Five's new kit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alantch View Post
    Sorry for going off topic here, but I have a Strion kit incoming and would like to get some spare bulbs. Can anyone tell me where's the best place (online) to get these bi-pin bulbs? I checked litho's sales thread and looks like he doesn't carry these? TIA.
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    http://www.streamlightdistributor.co...cessories.aspx

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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    Has anyone tried the Streamlight Stinger bulbs in their A2 with FM socket?

    FM indicates in his sales thread that they are a longer life alternative to Strion bulbs.
    From Streamlight's website the Stinger is rated at 125lm @ 3.6V. The Strion 116lm from 1x Li-ion (4.2-3.6V).

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    Something is going on with my A2.

    • My A2 with Strion kit does not seem to be much brighter than the stock MA02. I don't own two A2s, so I can't compare side by side.
    • My 6PD with stock P60 outthrows the A2/Strion with a noticeably brighter hotspot.
    • The positive contact on my socket is not made of brass.

    As of last night, my A2 will not turn on with the Strion socket installed, but still functions correctly with the MA02. I have PMed Fivemega and await his response, but was hoping someone here might have some advice. I have to say, after the positive reports in this thread, I was excited for the upgrade, but right now I am pretty disappointed.

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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    What is the serial number of your A2?

    I had an early A2 that did not show a brightness increase with the Strion kit so being curious, and having spare funds back then, I bought a second more recent A2 and the difference was very obvious.

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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    My A2 is serial number A70328. I think I might have just gotten a bad one somehow. I PMed Fivemega and he said to send it in for a replacement. It seems like no matter what, it won't make a good connection, which would definitely hinder any brightness increase.

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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    Time to bump this thread. I've had the opportunity to use one of my Strion bulbs for about 8 hours now judging by the number of battery pairs I've put through it, and most uses involved extended runs of the incan lamp in my coffee farms. The bulb has darkened some but it's still plenty bright. Like my overdriven M6 regulated at 7.5V with the MN21, the glass envelopes seem to suffer more from the heat in extended runs. Used in short bursts, the blackening is delayed.

    I am still ever so pleased with this setup. Out to 80 yards in pitch black conditions huge areas can be cleared with no problem.

    Well so these kits have been around long enough that probably some members have had the opportunity to really test them any comments ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow View Post
    Something is going on with my A2.

    • My A2 with Strion kit does not seem to be much brighter than the stock MA02. I don't own two A2s, so I can't compare side by side.
    • My 6PD with stock P60 outthrows the A2/Strion with a noticeably brighter hotspot.
    • The positive contact on my socket is not made of brass.
    As of last night, my A2 will not turn on with the Strion socket installed, but still functions correctly with the MA02. I have PMed Fivemega and await his response, but was hoping someone here might have some advice. I have to say, after the positive reports in this thread, I was excited for the upgrade, but right now I am pretty disappointed.

    Snow,

    You are not alone unfortunately my Strion has developed the same problem in my A2, freaking bummer . I loved the Strion's beam, so much better than the MAo2 IMHO.

    I've corresponded with Varooj and sent him my A2 and Strion in hopes he will uncover the problem. There must be an anomaly in some of the A2's that won't allow the current to flow through either the ground or positive path just my guess .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefootone View Post
    Snow,

    You are not alone unfortunately my Strion has developed the same problem in my A2, freaking bummer . I loved the Strion's beam, so much better than the MAo2 IMHO.

    I've corresponded with Varooj and sent him my A2 and Strion in hopes he will uncover the problem. There must be an anomaly in some of the A2's that won't allow the current to flow through either the ground or positive path just my guess .

    Yeah it is a bummer to go back to the stock MA02 after seeing the Strion kit. I actually went through a huge ordeal sending a few different kits back to Varooj and also sending him my A2. I finally ended up with 3 A2s. Two of them work perfectly with Strion kits and the third won't work with either of them. I have never been able to figure out why.

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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    Excuse the bump.

    I just got a Strion kit and its exhibiting the same problems, it will not turn on when installed on the A2, even the LED won't turn on.

    Edit: got it working (the head really needs to be tightened!) Is there supposed to be an inductor whine? I can hear it clearly when the incan bulb is turned on.
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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    I can't find out where to purchase these Strion kits.
    I looked all over the place......

    Help anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by balticvid View Post
    I can't find out where to purchase these Strion kits.
    I looked all over the place......

    Help anybody?
    No more is sold at the moment, you can express your interest in this thread. If there are strong enough interest, fivemega may create another run
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=210254

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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    I'll keep an eye out.
    Thanks.......
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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    I'd sure be interested in a couple!

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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    did these Strion kit issues of not powering up get resolved? I've been considering posting a WTB for one but don't want to damage my A2

    the MA02 bulbs don't darken/blacken, do they?
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    Default Re: Fivemega's Strion conversion kit for Surefire A2

    Does anybody know if these bulbs are still made by Streamlight ?

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    I don't think so, these haven't been in production for years now. One of the reasons I didn't go with the Strion kit in the end. You can probably still find them on eBay from time to time or on some small eshops. I am not located in US so that would make the search for Strion bulbs even more complicated.
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