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    Default Green Proton Pro???

    How difficult would it be to replace the red LED in the Proton Pro with a green one? Is it even possible (voltages the same)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crizyal View Post
    How difficult would it be to replace the red LED in the Proton Pro with a green one? Is it even possible (voltages the same)?
    Nice light the Pro is. And yes, it is very possible. In every color that 3mm led's are offered in. It would be to your advantage to do the work yourself.
    The work, if farmed out, will probably cost more than the light.

    Here is a thread containing mondo info on the Pro.
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...=182920&page=5

    Look for posts and pics from CPF member "Nekomane" in the thread for disassembly. Between thread post # 150-180, IIRC.

    Enjoy.

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    Unfortunately no, not easily possible. Green LEDs don't have the same VF as red LEDs. The red could be replaced by an IR, Orange or Amber LED. Green, Blue (which = white) and Violet LEDs are all around the same VF usually. You could replace the main white Cree with a green Cree perhaps.
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    I e-mailed LRI once asking them about a green Proton, they said no, but that I could do it myself.

    Green and a smooth beamed XP-G
    What kind of self respecting nocturnal being cannot see in the dark, one way or another?

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    Default Re: Green Proton Pro???

    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomPhoton View Post
    Unfortunately no, not easily possible. Green LEDs don't have the same VF as red LEDs. The red could be replaced by an IR, Orange or Amber LED. Green, Blue (which = white) and Violet LEDs are all around the same VF usually. You could replace the main white Cree with a green Cree perhaps.
    It is possible in the Pro, despite the Vf diference.

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    Default Re: Green Proton Pro???

    If it is indeed possible, what type of deficiencies can I expect with mismatch Vf?

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    I believe the Pro is CC with PWM dimming, so Vf will automatically be adjusted for. It will however go VERY low. Max is hard to say, it depends a lot on your choice of LED, but it will never be extremely bright.

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    The green will work and would make a very friendly light, in regards to night adapted vision, imho. The Pro isn't that hard to mod once opened. I've opened only two, one had very liberal loc-tite on the threads and the other did not have any at all. The Pro is a under appreciated light. Solid performer as far as my real world needs are concerned. Especially given its price point.

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    When I first saw it I wondered the same thing. I would snap up a green version.

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    Default Re: Green Proton Pro???

    Quote Originally Posted by Marduke View Post
    I believe the Pro is CC with PWM dimming, so Vf will automatically be adjusted for. It will however go VERY low.
    This is what I am interested in!

    I had one of these and traded it some time ago. I guess I can find another one just as easy.

    Where would be a good place to find a quality 3mm green LED?

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