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Maglite Hack (ROP MOD)

video Maglite Hack (ROP MOD)
Hacking a maglite to make it 20 times brighter.
nakutnij2 months ago

where do you buy the metal reflector and glass replacement? Can you change 2 C cell batteries the same way?

thanks for the info

jayandersons (author)  nakutnij2 months ago
metal reflector was purchased from someone on CP ( candlepower)forms, 2 C battery would not have enough voltage.
jmccleve2 years ago
I should show this to my husband. He's been thinking about buying a million candlepower spotlight. He needs something nice and bright, this might do the trick.
danlab5 years ago
Also, if you had done your research, you would know that rechargeable batteries are only 1.2 volts, so you are only really getting about 7.2 volts our of that battery pack.
Thenwcp danlab4 years ago
If you had done YOUR research, you would know that 7.2Vdc is still greater than 3Vdc, so it doesn't really matter, the voltage output is still greater. Idea: Use 3V rechargeable batteries (usually for digital cameras), they are slightly smaller but then you could mod the flashlight so it could carry xenon headlight bulbs. Probably won't last long but it would be very bright.
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Also, the brightest bulbs are Halogens from Welch-Allyn or Osram.
A WelchAllyn 01185-U bulb produces 1,300 lumens for under $100 and some work.
Kolovision5 years ago
why are you calling it a hack?...its modified not hacked...
the video says 10x brighter as well, not 20x
Acute observation.
In reality and with proper equipment, the output is 17.5 times brighter than the stock size Maglite with a normal bulb and fresh batteries.
For all of these parts, the holder is available from FiveMega on candlepowerforums.com
Direct link to order thread: 3AA, 6AA, 9AA & 12AA Fivemega battery holders - CandlePowerForums
He also offers the ROP bulbs, reflector (Bi-Focal), and Borofloat lens required for this mod.
majekday5 years ago
Where can I get the AA Battery case? Jack
miniopa15 years ago
Where can I get all of these parts please let me know.
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