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    Default Streamlight Strion XENON upgrade?

    I have an old Strion Xenon just sitting in the closet.

    1) Can it be upgraded to an LED?
    2) If so, is it a drop in, or does it require soldering, etc...?
    3) If so, do you think its worth it?

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    Default Re: Streamlight Strion XENON upgrade?

    Pretty sure lumens factory makes a LED Dropin. Simple as pie to put in. Direct replacement.
    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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    Default Re: Streamlight Strion XENON upgrade?

    Or

    4) Sell it to me or some other guy who prefers the good ole incandescents

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Pretty sure lumens factory makes a LED Dropin. Simple as pie to put in. Direct replacement.
    Nothing on their website for the Strion.

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    Does anyone else have any LED ideas for the old incandescent Strion? Anyone?

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    Terra Lux had a bi-pin LED but you had to use the head that came with it. Not bad but not great. It was called "mini star" and was stated to put out 200 lumens. But they are no longer easy to find. They used to be about $20. I'd say eBay would be the best source.


    The top one has the Terra Lux kit.
    The bottom one is an early Strion, the top one was made a few years later and has upgrades to grip and the twisty switch button
    Last edited by bykfixer; 10-29-2020 at 10:43 AM.
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    I didnít see anything on lumens factory website but they are worth contacting
    a single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows- St. Francis of Assissi

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    I have a very old Streamlight that takes 3x 123A. It claims 300 lumens with the incandescent. There must be some way to get an LED in there plug and play? There are so many companies that make capsules and BI-pin units. I would imagine I could just use one that fits and accepts 9v? Otherwise I do not really mind having a few incandescent lights left out of the amount of LED lights I have. Considering I have older LED lights that are now considered archaic by today's standards. Like a 2x 123A that outputs 50 lumens and gets smoking hot. I just don't like to discard things if they are working. I actually still find uses for all of these items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitebrite View Post
    I have a very old Streamlight that takes 3x 123A.
    Which one is it?

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    I don't know!

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    Unlike SureFire, Streamlight incandecent lights were generally proprietary in nature and often parts not swappable even between their own models. Also unlike SureFire no real LED replacement modules market ever developed.
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    Default Re: Streamlight Strion XENON upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by nitebrite View Post
    I have a very old Streamlight that takes 3x 123A.
    Is it TL-3 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    Is it TL-3 ?
    TL 3 would be about 105-110-ish?

    BRBÖÖ waitÖÖ200+?!?! WOW

    Last edited by bykfixer; 10-31-2020 at 06:37 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    Is it TL-3 ?

    fivemega! You're still active on here (do you still do special orders/request?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitebrite View Post
    I have a very old Streamlight that takes 3x 123A. It claims 300 lumens with the incandescent. There must be some way to get an LED in there plug and play?
    I did find this from Lumens Factory: https://www.lumensfactory.com/en/pro...il.php?pid=380

    I emailed them last week asking for more details, as I have the 2 x CR123 (the TL-2) as to what the output would be, & if its regulated.

    I also asked about a Strion LED from them, but they haven't emailed me back.
    Last edited by prof student; 11-01-2020 at 05:57 AM.

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    The strion battery is stated to be 3.75 volts.
    I am supposing that means at rest, but the LF module may just work.
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    Sorry it took me so long. Indeed, it is a TL-3. I thought it was 300lm. I guess 211lm. I doubt I find any drop in LED that is going in that thing. Especially one that is considerably brighter. I dread the day the filament blows because there are no more capsules to be had for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    The strion battery is stated to be 3.75 volts.
    I am supposing that means at rest, but the LF module may just work.
    IIRC (my Strion is boxed up somewhere back in the closet, lol) the bulb was a 2pin.

    With the drop in from LF, its like a P60 type replacement, which won't fit in the bi-pin of the Strion.

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    Default Re: Streamlight Strion XENON upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by nitebrite View Post
    Sorry it took me so long. Indeed, it is a TL-3. I thought it was 300lm. I guess 211lm. I doubt I find any drop in LED that is going in that thing. Especially one that is considerably brighter. I dread the day the filament blows because there are no more capsules to be had for it.

    Lumens factory does make a led drop in for the TL3. 800 lumens. I have a TL3 with it in. Very bright
    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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    thermal guy, could you please tell me where I could purchase one? Thank you

    Never mind, I found it! Thank you for bringing it to my attention! This is great and it is not expensive either!
    Last edited by nitebrite; 11-02-2020 at 06:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prof student View Post
    IIRC (my Strion is boxed up somewhere back in the closet, lol) the bulb was a 2pin.

    With the drop in from LF, its like a P60 type replacement, which won't fit in the bi-pin of the Strion.
    I had forgotten the Scorpion/TL 2 etc were modules. I use TL3 replacement bulbs in 2C Maglites with 18650's.
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    I ordered one. That is going to be a good light now. I have not used it in years. Thank you thermal guy!

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    Your welcome. I have grown to love the TL3. With that led in it itís one hell of a light. But itís no slouch with the stock incandescent bulb either.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    I have grown to love the TL3. With that led in it itís one hell of a light. But itís no slouch with the stock incandescent bulb either.
    Do you really get the stated 800 lumens?
    How's the run time?
    Is it regulated?
    Does it overheat?

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    Default Re: Streamlight Strion XENON upgrade?

    Iíd say itís an honest 800 judging from my other lights. It gets warm but have only run it for 10-15 minutes at a time. Sheís regulated down to 3.7 volts. I have them in my scorpions and one in my TL3. Same led. In the scorpion it really is a great little power house.
    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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    Default Re: Streamlight Strion XENON upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Sheís regulated down to 3.7 volts.
    LEDs must be current regulated and incand must be voltage regulated.
    When LED is regulated to 3.7 volt, this is necessary to save it from (7.5 volt) overvoltage and frying but not necessarily means current regulated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    LEDs must be current regulated and incand must be voltage regulated.
    When LED is regulated to 3.7 volt, this is necessary to save it from (7.5 volt) overvoltage and frying but not necessarily means current regulated.
    Would it be possible to bore out the TL-2 to fit 18650s?

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    Not sure if the walls are thick enough.A 16650 works just fine. And plenty of capacity.
    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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    I think the circuitry of the upgrade would deal with the 9v into the LED. Either way, it obviously works as intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prof student View Post
    Would it be possible to bore out the TL-2 to fit 18650s?
    No, not possible.

    Wall thickness is too thin.

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