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    Been reading lots lately and figured I should finally join this great forum. While going through the junk bin of old equipment at work I came across a Surefire Z2 Combat Light. It was not working but was in mint like new condition. I started checking for a replacement lamp and came across CPF. I found out the light could be converted to LED. Due to everything I read on here I decided to purchase a Malkoff Devices M61L. It seemed to be a good balance between lumen and run time.

    The drop in arrived this past weekend and the Z2 is now an awesome torch. I feel like this may be starting me on a dangerous path towards an expensive new hobby. Thanks to all who post here and share your knowledge.

    Now to see what can be done with some old Surefire 8X and incandescent Streamlight Strions...

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    Z2's





    p60 engines are almost endless, cheaper end(of good) the sportac range, sinlge LED or triple options in various flovours and modes(single or dual mode).
    Custom, vinhs p60's, Oveready's to name two makers...............Of course the OE bulb which no doubt would have failed hence not working. These are actually excellent , around 60 or so lumens of warm 100cri illumination.

    Cells wise, i run 16650 sanyo's in mine, 2500mah and a lot cheaper to run than cr123 fuel for me here in the UK. 4.2v or 4.35v(unprotected sanyo) are less V than the 2x cr123's 6v's, but its not much to the eye and as good as free after buying.


    Enjoy

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    @ven , i was just waiting for your reply ) OP, ven can give you proper advice about how to use Z2!
    And enjoy his pic post🤗

    About 8X...i have one also but not much can be done except buying TadCustoms 18650 battery adapter to run X80 a bit brighter and longer. Try to find KT5 turbo head (one danish shop has it) and enjoy even more beautifull beam.

    About streamlights can’t say anything cause i don’t have any

    Oh yeah, this is how i start this neverending hobby

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    Haha i love the z2 and just cant help posting as pic...................or 3

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    Never ending!


    Got to add the mighty 6p


    Must have c2 as well


    Little E series although not p60 compatible, modules can be bought

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    Oh man, you did it again. I’m drooling while updating my TO BUY list LOL!

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    Some of my fav's


    E triple nichia's,


    Speaking of triple nichia, the end 4 are p60 nichia's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Some of my fav's


    E triple nichia's,


    Speaking of triple nichia, the end 4 are p60 nichia's
    Top picture, second from left, next to a PK rocket. WHAT IS IT????

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    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    Top picture, second from left, next to a PK rocket. WHAT IS IT????
    Its the head and tail off the PK PRX weapon mount with the pocket rocket body, here swapped around




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    Aaaaaaand another item in BUY list.....
    I should stop following your posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    Aaaaaaand another item in BUY list.....
    I should stop following your posts.
    Yes fantastic little lights, 16340 fed.

    My apologies,

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    Not to go off topic, in my Z2 is Sportac 2-level triple Nichia. Love this combo...

    PS dang it ven, need to go for a “calm down” pills now

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    Do the 16650’s require modification/boring to the Z2 body? Which rechargeable batteries can be used with no modifications?

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    I have a SF incand bulb or 2 in work, now and then i swap out the sportac triple 219b dual mode for it.




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    Very nice collection there Ven.

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    Kestrel, nice oldies! Love’em

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    ^^ Ven is the beam shots Sportac triple 219b tint?

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    I wish I could luck into a mint like new condition Z2.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kamagong View Post
    I wish I could luck into a mint like new condition Z2.

    Well if you plan to just look at it on the shelf...
    I preffer users, not abused

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamagong View Post
    I wish I could luck into a mint like new condition Z2.

    I would take a beaten up z2, in fact just the body would be good.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Some of my fav's


    Speaking of triple nichia, the end 4 are p60 nichia's
    Tall order to outdo ven when it comes to most interesting lights photo.

    ~ CG
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    Kestrel- Is the 7Z/ 2x18650 Zerores/ Triple still in your stable? I should bump that build thread... 😁

    (At the risk of going off-topic...)
    The TK20. Yes, it still rocks- WoodsWalker

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    Those are some amazing looking lights ven. Surefire 6P is at the top of my list for next light. I do have a hard time leaving anything stock so should be perfect.

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    dirtynorseman- Welcome! Here's some required reading...

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...ire-6P-so-good
    The TK20. Yes, it still rocks- WoodsWalker

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    dirtynorseman- Welcome! Here's some required reading...

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...ire-6P-so-good

    Thanks for for the recommendation. That is a thread I’ve already been reading through. 😏👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtynorseman View Post
    Do the 16650’s require modification/boring to the Z2 body? Which rechargeable batteries can be used with no modifications?
    dirtynorseman,
    You can use either 16650 rechargeable Li-ion cells, or 17670 cells, in the Z2 without any modifications being done to your light. These days, because of more R&D being done to 16650 cells, certain 16650 cells have more storage capacity than the 17670 cell. Paying attention to voltage, you could use either a single 16670 cell (3.7 volts), or two 16340 cells (7.4 volts) in your Z2. There are aftermarket choices for incan lamp assemblies in either 3.7v, or 7.4v, as well. Lots of options. Rechargeable Li-ion cells are frequently referred to as 4.2 volts, but that is their "resting voltage". When you put them in something and turn it on, their voltage immediately (well, within nanoseconds...) drops to 3.7 volts. Some led modules safe for 7.4 volts will also run at full output on 3.7v for a briefer period, and some will not.

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    Thank you for the reply novice. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    Awesome family, love the z3!!! Also a fan of the g2z,



    Quote Originally Posted by irongate View Post
    Very nice collection there Ven.
    Thank you sir

    Quote Originally Posted by knucklegary View Post
    ^^ Ven is the beam shots Sportac triple 219b tint?
    The beam pics are the incand drop in, here another of said

    IMHO its an amazing beam, and although weak in todays lumens, can still hold its own for quality. For CRI it of course kicks LED's a55! Hot spot is a little too focused for my work uses, but does get some use still. Also have a few bulbs at home for the nostalgia times(and mr fixers incand week)

    I love the E incand as well



    All be them a little under driven on sanyo 16650 fuel(4.35v), the beam is still super nice
    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Tall order to outdo ven when it comes to most interesting lights photo.

    ~ CG
    Thank you for kind words CG

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtynorseman View Post
    Those are some amazing looking lights ven. Surefire 6P is at the top of my list for next light. I do have a hard time leaving anything stock so should be perfect.

    Thank you, there are many too add over time. 6p a must, the c2 another. Beauty is, you can swap the engines around when ever(p60) you feel. Back to the 80's and 90's with incand flavours. Triples and quads of now for huge output, with programmable drivers, oslon flat for crazy throw(even in the small p60 reflector). Various malkoff p60's as well........................enjoy the ride.

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    My favorite 2-cell Surefire.


















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