Introduction: Make the World's Brightest Blue Led Flashlight
How to change your 3 watt(or 1 or possibly even 4 watt) rayovac led flashlight's beam color?
Want to spend $30 on a badass led flashlight and convert it into a badder ass BLUE led flashlight?
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dont read on, please dont, we dont want you to click step 2!!!
go here instead, neither site will void your warrenty www.google.com or maybe www.alluc.org
ok, if you are still here, click step 2 and have fun
buy the flashlight here, i got it at menards
Step 1: Open It Up!
out of the box, the flashlight has the lens and reflector glued on, do not worry if it is hard to unscrew, you will NOT break it
grab the flashlight and twist counterclockwise
do the same with the led module(by the way, if your flashlight ever starts to get dim and flicker, clean the aluminum where the led module connects to the flashlight, aluminum against aluminum oxidizes badly and the connection grows poor)
Step 2: OMG LED HACKS!!!!
make sure you have the right model of flashlight, it will be a philips luxeon rebel
if it is any of the others in the picture, this hack will be alot harder(more acrylic protection = more of a chance of damaging the precious led die)
VERY carefully remove the little clear dome over the led, with a sharp knife, if you damage the die in any way you just made yourself a $30 paperweight that looks like a flashlight
Step 3: Clean the Phosfer Off the Led!
scrape all the white powder off the led(save it if you want, it'll glow bright orange under a black light)i used my fingernail, a plastic knife will probably work good
do NOT damage the led
Step 4: ??????
Step 5: PROFIT!!!
reassemble the flashlight!
you now have 1 of the only BLUE flashlights in the world, especially with OVER 3 watts of output(the bare led die is brighter than the white output of the stock led) with extremely high UV output
hopefully i dont need to say this but do NOT look at the led for extended periods of time
the higher frequency the light, the more dangerous it is, as this is 100% blue and uv output, you can cause damage easily