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    Default Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Trying to get a feel for the number of CPF members that would be interested in this service.

    I have done an H30, so I'm positive that can be done. If there is enough interest I'll experiment with other models.

    If you are interested, what do you feel this service is worth?


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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    pm sent

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    I'd be interested. Got close up pics of the emitter end of your modded H30?

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
    I'd be interested. Got close up pics of the emitter end of your modded H30?
    I certainly can take some. Do you mean with the light on or off?

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by LLCoolBeans View Post
    I certainly can take some. Do you mean with the light on or off?
    Off. Please.
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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
    Off. Please.
    No problem, I'll do that tonight. Just FYI though, it's a swap of an XR-E with another XR-E, so besides a slight difference in color, it looks exactly like stock.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    What tint are you using?

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDAdd1ct View Post
    What tint are you using?
    The XR-Es I have now, came from www.ledsupply.com. They do not list bin codes on the website. I have just sent an email asking for more details.

    They offer a 4000k Neutral White (which I believe to be 5A, but don't know for sure) and a 3000k Warm White. I have and can get more of both.

    I used one of the 3000ks in mine and that is what I recommend for nighttime use. However, I'd be happy to install any XR-E you want. If it's something I can order, I'll do so. If you have the XR-E you want installed in your posession, you can send it to me along with your light and I'll install that.

    I'm flexible.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Just heard back from LED Supply, here are the bin codes for what they have.

    XRENW-L1 is 9F5 4C which is 73.9 Lumen at 4300K
    XREWW-L1 is 8F8 7C which is 73.9 Lumen at 2900K

    EDIT: Just cross referenced the kit numbers with the Cree XLamp binning and labeling documentation.
    9F5 = P4
    8F8 = P3


    These guys ship stateside, so I can place an order and receive it within 3 days. If you want something other than these, please let me know of a reliable stateside supplier. I could order from cutter, for example, but lord knows how long that would take.
    Last edited by LLCoolBeans; 02-26-2009 at 07:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Also, just FYI, I am looking into silicone based thermal encapsulants to replace the OEM gray goo. I'll probably be able to find something even better than what Zebralight is using. So, modded lights should be as good as or better than new.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Here you go Ed...

    Ignore the lint, it's been in my backpack.




    And another one, just for fun...
    Last edited by LLCoolBeans; 02-27-2009 at 01:08 AM.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service and complete WW H30s

    Just heard back from Zebralight today, they do offer bulk discounts and very reasonable minimum orders.

    Looks like it will be feasible to order H30s mod them then sell the complete lights.

    Still on the lookout for 5A XR-Es.

    Still shopping for a silicon based thermal encapsulant.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    I would be interested in upgrading my H30 to a Q3-5A emitter.

    Tekno_Cowboy is offering a service to upgrade Nitecore lights for $36 (including shipping) on top of the price of the original lights:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=221430

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by djj View Post
    I would be interested in upgrading my H30 to a Q3-5A emitter.

    Tekno_Cowboy is offering a service to upgrade Nitecore lights for $36 (including shipping) on top of the price of the original lights:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=221430
    Thanks for the info. I don't suppose you know a reliable supplier of Q3-5A XR-Es?

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Don't know what the shipping is from Australia, or how long it takes to get to the US, but Cutter has them for ~$12. They also have Q3-5C, which might be an even nicer tint than 5A, being closer to the BBL. I've only seen 5A, though.

    http://www.cutter.com.au/products.php?cat=48

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by djj View Post
    Don't know what the shipping is from Australia, or how long it takes to get to the US, but Cutter has them for ~$12. They also have Q3-5C, which might be an even nicer tint than 5A, being closer to the BBL. I've only seen 5A, though.

    http://www.cutter.com.au/products.php?cat=48

    Thanks, but I've heard too many horror stories to order from Cutter. Looking for a reliable supplier, not pay and pray.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service and complete WW H30s

    Quote Originally Posted by LLCoolBeans View Post
    Just heard back from Zebralight today, they do offer bulk discounts and very reasonable minimum orders.

    Looks like it will be feasible to order H30s mod them then sell the complete lights.

    Still on the lookout for 5A XR-Es.

    Still shopping for a silicon based thermal encapsulant.

    Hmmm, I'd be interested if the price is right! Bulk buy n mod would be very cool... (or warm!).


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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service and complete WW H30s

    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Hmmm, I'd be interested if the price is right! Bulk buy n mod would be very cool... (or warm!).
    I should be able to offer these at a very reasonable price.

    If at least 5 people are interested in either P4 4C or P3 7C, I can place an order with ZebraLight and get started now.

    If we are hell bent on Q3 5A, we'll have to wait until I can find some.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Do you need bare emitters? Dereelight sells them on the small stars for a reasonable price.

    I'm interested. I have a H30, but the output as it is is pretty weak, I'd be afraid of losing too much output.
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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    I do have some spare 5A crees on small stars from Netkidz group buy (a few I was planning to use, but could use on one of these).

    I already have an H30 too, but it all depends on cost...

    Buying a new modded one might be cheaper, then just sell the old one (for me that is)...

    Warm cree in one of these would be pretty awesome.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by divine View Post
    Do you need bare emitters? Dereelight sells them on the small stars for a reasonable price.
    Yes, bare emitters, I guess I should have mentioned that.


    Quote Originally Posted by divine View Post
    I'm interested. I have a H30, but the output as it is is pretty weak, I'd be afraid of losing too much output.
    I didn't notice a difference in output, though I'm sure there is at least a small one. I only have one H30 so I have no way to do a direct comparison. Even If the light was significantly less bright with the warm/neutral tint emitters, the color rendering and soft tone more than make up for any small drop in output. The light is just much more useful after this mod.

    How about this...
    Once I have them available for sale, I'll give anyone three days to try it out. If you don't like it, send it back in the same condition you received it and I'll issue a refund. Shipping both ways will be on you, but other than that it would be free to try.

    If you just plain don't like it, I'll refund your money. However, if you were to order a 5A for example, but decided you would prefer a 7C instead, or you feel your 5A isn't good enough and you want to swap for another 5A, I would have to charge you an additional, but not unreasonable fee.

    Would that do anything for you?

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    I do have some spare 5A crees on small stars from Netkidz group buy (a few I was planning to use, but could use on one of these).
    PM inbound.


    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    I already have an H30 too, but it all depends on cost...

    Buying a new modded one might be cheaper, then just sell the old one (for me that is)...
    Yes, buying a new one will be much more cost effective. In fact I'm thinking it may be best to do away with the service and just sell entire lights.


    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    Warm cree in one of these would be pretty awesome.
    Yes sir. This mod takes a good headlamp and makes it into a great headlamp.

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    Default Re: Feeler for Zebralight warm white modding service

    Quote Originally Posted by LLCoolBeans View Post
    Thanks, but I've heard too many horror stories to order from Cutter. Looking for a reliable supplier, not pay and pray.

    Well, good luck finding a supplier. The right emitter would be a huge improvement for the H30. I'm surprised Zebralight hasn't offered this yet themselves.

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