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    Default New Lumens Factory option for Surefire 9N/9AN Commander

    Just saw this pop up on the LumensFactory website. I know it's technically an LED upgrade but I think only us guys that browse the Incandescent forum are familiar with the 9N/9AN, so I thought it might be best posted here.

    http://www.lumensfactory.com/en/prod...il.php?pid=405

    I wonder if they will follow suit and make a drop-in for the 8X/8NX/8AX?

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    Default Re: New Lumens Factory option for Surefire 9N/9AN Commander

    Looks interesting for sure, considering the the halogens are $30 a pop thats not bad.

    The biggest hurdle for the 9N/9AN is the battery. The Surefire original is.... just ok, 1700mAH, very high self discharge rate.

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    Default Re: New Lumens Factory option for Surefire 9N/9AN Commander

    Quote Originally Posted by Illum View Post
    Looks interesting for sure, considering the the halogens are $30 a pop thats not bad.

    The biggest hurdle for the 9N/9AN is the battery. The Surefire original is.... just ok, 1700mAH, very high self discharge rate.
    You are being too nice about the B90 IMHO it was a terrible battery from the beginning. I swapped it out for a Streamlight Stinger battery, from Empire I believe, and saw a substantial increase in performance in my 8X/8NX lights. Sadly, due to the design, the Stinger batteries will not work in the 9AN

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    Default Re: New Lumens Factory option for Surefire 9N/9AN Commander

    I have just installed a Lumens Factory LED in my 9n and was impressed. First, by the brightness and second the working time on stock B90 batteries that would only keep the stock bulb going for a few minutes. Great runtime with a single 18650 with adapter ( no stats yet). Also since the Lumens Factory LED is good to 9 volts, I have had excellent results using a paper wrap and two 20650 batteries (no adapter).

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    Default Re: New Lumens Factory option for Surefire 9N/9AN Commander

    This company is great! They are basically keeping old school Surefire’s alive. IMO
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Long live Lumens Factory.
    John 3:16

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    Default Re: New Lumens Factory option for Surefire 9N/9AN Commander

    LOL, thank you for the support guys.

    Yes, keeping those much loved good quality old school lights alive is part of the ideals of the company.
    They just don't make lights like they used to, some lights can never be replaced in my opinion.
    So finding ways to update and upgrade them are always fun for me.

    Just because they use an "obsolete" light source (which I disagree entirely)
    Perfectly good and high quality lights (not to mention high priced when brought) should not be left in the drawer to collect dust when many of them are better built, engineered and designed than the new lights that are available now.

    Fun fact, the 9AN was THE very first Surefire I ever brought.
    I brought it maybe in 2004, before Lumens Factory was established.
    It was brought as a Birthday gift for my Father.
    We actually modded the original incandescent lamps (both the high beam and low beam) when the high beam died.
    It was left on the shelf after all this time and until I decided to look into the possibilities of a LED module for it early last year (2018).
    I admit that I should have done this long ago, hopefully people still keep theirs around.

    So I started the 8X/8NX/8AX project shortly after the release of the 9AN-LED module because I should have done it long ago for that light as well. LOL.

    And yes, the 8X/8NX/8AX LED module is recently done and already released.

    Old flashlights never die, with love, dedication and upgrades they wouldn't fade away either.



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