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Pocket-Sized P60/Mag D hybrid - BEAMSHOTS AND LUX NUMBERS
« on: August 08, 2013, 11:10:01 PM »

Who says that a Mag D can't be pocket-friendly?

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Here's the breakdown:

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The magic starts here:

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Threading the inside:

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Finished part:

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It looks good with a 2 x 18650 body too:

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I think this is the funniest light I've ever made:

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The biggest PITA is the threading; the Mag is a standard 20 TPI thread, but the P60 is a metric 1.25 mm pitch.  While very close, they are not the same and require a gear change on the lathe to cut metric threads.

Here's the solid copper pill:

 

Driver pocket:

 

Here's the side view.  The groove is for aerodynamics.  

Actually, I started the cut in the wrong place, and didn't want to waste the part.  Tongue Out

 

 

Here's the slug, nestled in the Solarforce body:

 

Copper-on-copper?  Yes, please !

 

Here's the business end:

 

Beamshots and lux/lumen measurements to follow.

 

I took a couple of beamshots of several torches tonight, including this light.  It measured 44000 lux@1m with a single IMR RCR123, running at 2.8 amps.

The 5000K XM-L2 is a very pleasant neutral-white, and not green at all.  The white balance on my camera shifted the color a bit.  

This was only the second light I've built that made Mrs. X say "wow!"


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Re: Pocket-Sized P60/Mag D hybrid - BEAMSHOTS AND LUX NUMBERS
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 07:25:39 AM »
That must've been fun!

I wish maglite would incorporate Li-On batteries for their torches, because to be honest, a single 14500 torch running almost any LED at 100 lumens for twice as long as a 4D mag will power their incan for the same output or at least the same time as it will running an LED.

I mean, mag has always been to go-to torch for contractors, plumbers, repairmen, and even some old fashioned cops.

If only mag would make a higher quality host and a smaller size with more output and ability to use Li-On's, I will have to stop purchasing their torches.
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