Harbor Freight Led Flashlight-----of DEATH!!

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Introduction: Harbor Freight Led Flashlight-----of DEATH!!

Danger Will Robinson, This is a UV mod for my beloved harbor freight flashlight So here comes the disclaimers. UV is dangerous, it'll give you cancer, cataracts, and steal your check book, if you build this, You Will Die!! Although probably your death will not be related to this instructable. But seriously DO NOT shine this into anyone's eyes.

Step 1: Disassemble the Flashlight

take out the "circuit board"

Step 2: Unsolder

the existing leds, save them as supposedly they're 10,000 mcd's.

Step 3: Buy Some Uv Leds

I got mine from Alan Parekh in canada, $.35 each, not bad.

Alan is also an instructables user

Step 4: Solder

The Uv Leds into the circuit board

Step 5: Reassemble the Flashlight

and enjoy the pointlessness of a toy that causes cancer.

PS don't take this to a hotel, it'll spoil your nights sleep ;-)

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I actually found this tutorial trying to figure out how to get the circuit board out. I don't want to break anything that I don't have to. Does it come out the front or back? Any tips for getting it out without breaking anything?

the newer ones you got to tap the assembly outwards from the rear.

That leds are too much expensive. In Led Shoppe (ledshoppe.com) you get 100pcs for 8$. And... WITH FREE SHIPPING!

Awesome website. I just ordered 200 LEDs for $13.00. 15000mcd. Thanks for the tip

and vampires. UV mounted flashlights were used in Blade 2 :p

I bought one of those light fro HF when they where dirt cheap, now I can buy them, with batteries at the local hardware store for the same price as HF when yo factor in P/H and batteries. I like the but I drop the HF model, and the spring that holds the battery carrier sprung, so now you have to give it a whack to get it working.

if you did a IR torch light would it be enough light to light a room for a digital picture of say a room? it would make an awesome night vision system :)

You reminded me of a project I wanted to try, a IR light to see what my digital camera will see. No I have to add UV for the heck of it.