This Maglite Modification transforms the Maglite from a 19 lumen to a 900-1000 lumen
monster! Many flashlight DIY'ers familiar with CPF (Candle Power Forums) may have already seen modifications similar to this, but most of the modifications on there use all web based parts, as this one uses "less" online ordering, and more localized hardware store items.
This project will run you at about $50 not including batteries. There are other cheaper DIY alternatives and production flashlights that may give you the better deal (dollars to lumens), but if you love flashlights and DIY, then this project is right for you.
This modification can be done by a "beginner" with limited flashlight knowledge, soldering skills and a basic idea on how to utilize limited resources.
Other Helpful Links (how I learned to build this): http://www.instructables.com/id/The-10-Watt-LED-Maglite-Cree-XM-L-Edition/?ALLSTEPS http://laserpointerforums.com/f64/fs-1000-lumen-xm-l-t6-maglite-mod-voltage-monitor-parts-complete-light-59581.html http://hacknmod.com/hack/how-to-1000-lumen-maglite-mod/
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