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    Default Hate maglights... but

    I really dislike maglights for their sad light output and horrible reliabilty. There is nothing worse than a stupid shadow in the beam of a light. Is there a way that I could mod my Minimag (pimp it out)??

    -tom

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    Lots of light engine drop in things out there Tom. I got one from Lambda,very nice. Comes with a glass lense and new reflector too.
    Add a kroll switch and you have a bright and economical light.
    Lumileds,inretech,MJLed,do a search and find your price point. HTH. Phil.

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    And terralux!

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    Lambda is tough to come by...

    I had a semi serious $100 offer on my Minipro and said NO WAY!

    It is sweet!

    The Sandwiche Shoppe has some (I think) similar LUXIII pills...

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    Sandwiches from The Sandwich Shoppe.

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    Are we talking Minimag, or full-on C or D cell Mag?

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    If you're talking C and D mags- go over to the "modified..." forum and do a little scanning of the first 5 or 10 pages of posts. You'll find plenty of info. on modifying mags, with links from there to even more reading.

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    In my idea Minipro and Nextgen will be my best drop in 2AA.

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    If you like to stay with the original bulb, just
    "sputter" the minimag reflector. Nice beam afterwards.

    (sputter, just do a search on the forum; in short, apply
    clear spray in only short bursts ... hard to explain in
    english ..)

    cheers
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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    Sputter?

    Yes I am taking about the minimag. It has been sitting in my nightstand for ages and NEEDS to be inhanced. Can anyone give me some relatively cheap ways..

    -tom

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    Read the thread on the MJLED for the 2AA lights. It's the best $5 or $10 you'll ever spend on a light. Next you'll want a luxeon sandwich, but start with the MJLED. I can't say enough good about it and I own a half dozen sandwichs and over 5-6 dozen LED lights.

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    cornkid....look upon Mags not as inferior lights but as lights waiting to realize their destiny.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Many years ago I was given a pewter MM as a special gift by someone who meant well and that light kinda did its job.. well.. could have done a lot better, but that was the best we had so many years ago. Of course, I can't get rid of this particular MM, so what's the next best thing?

    A dat2zip sandwich of course... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Currently it has a choice of red 30 lumen sandwich or the MadMax+ with a TY0L on it. The amount of light coming out of the front end is waaaaaaaaaay cool! You'll never look at an MM the same way again once you get a SO17XA reflector, mineral glass lens, and a high output pill in it. By high output I'm talking about 1.5W and higher, such as the MM+, BB500 based sandwiches, Lambda's current pill and the one offered by modamag. Those are no-compromises-brightness-first sandwiches.

    The SO17XA/SO20XA/SO27XA eliminate the need to sputter, all of mine have smooth surfaces yet put out the cleanest beams I've ever seen.

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    Is it still possible to focus to some extent with an SO17XA or SO20XA?

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    Default Re: Hate maglights... but

    Only between "big hole in center and very dim light" (unfocused) and "bright hotspot" (properly focused). For all practical intents and purposes I would figure on this being a fixed-focus light. But that's ok, I gave up variable focus a while back and I don't really miss it.

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