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In this instructable I will show you how to make a mini mag flashlight smaller and brighter and even make it a headlamp. please vote for my instructable
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Step 1: Materials

You will need
mini mag flashlight
LED White bulb (I got mine at radio shack. Get the super bight white ones)
soldering iron with solder
copper wire
duck tape
watch battery (3 volts) (can be found at radio shack get a big one)

Instead of using a watch battery you can use 2 double A taped together with copper wire runing from one positive to one negative. (it is cheaper and it's a lot brighter) ( but it's bigger)

Step 2: Sodering iron

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take some copper wire and solder it to one of the prongs on the LED make sure the wire is at least 4 inches long. Now do the same with the other prong.

Step 3: The casing

take apart the mag light you will need the reflector the head of the light and the plastic cover

Step 4: Putting it together

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put the LED in the reflecting mirror put it in the casing so the wires are coming out the back. turn the wires to the sides and duck tape the back shut.

Step 5: Battery

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take the battery and figure out which wires make it light. take one of the sides and tape it to the battery. Then take some duck tape and tape it to the light make sure you can still turn it on

Step 6: Final step

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Now make the wire on the battery so when you press down so it lights up Then cover it with duck tape.
Try it out
Colonel886 years ago
its DUCT tape
Duck tape is a brand so he may be using Duck Brand Duct tape in which he did not elaborate on what kind of tape he was using but you can clearly see that it is duct tape by Duck Tape.
mysss R4Man185 years ago
OMFg you pedants,* it was called "duck" tape for its water-resistance before it was ever called "duct" tape. In fact, actually using it for ductwork would be fairly stupid, as the wikipedia article illustrates (last I checked). *the hypocrisy of this comment is not lost on me.
poiu12340 (author)  R4Man186 years ago
fine just use Gorilla Tape it is 2 times stronger and all around better that duck tape or duct tape.
R4Man18 R4Man186 years ago
What im getting at is dont make a comment as to spelling errors they are not as important as the fact he is posting his idea to everyone in need and curious on how to do this project.
agreed, if you can't spell it right, then you shouldn't be able to use it. lol
This simply sucks and can explode in your pocket.

Lithium batteries are NOT to be used in this fashion. They can start fires at over 2,000 F and be inextinguishable, until the oxygen is smothered.

If you're looking for a smaller and brighter flashlight, try a Fenix LD01 or a Streamlight Stylus.
I love my Fenix LD01 and it outputs about the same as a normal 4-D cell flashlight, but it only is the size of a AA battery, and takes AAA rechargeables.

haclil6 years ago
Your idea is just what I've been looking for! However, I don't get steps 5 and 6. Specifically, are you simply taping the lead wires to the ends of the battery in order to make a permanent electrical contact? And where's the on-off switch please?
poiu12340 (author)  haclil6 years ago
thanks. the last part is confusing and doesn't work very well I am currently trying to fix that part.
poiu12340 (author) 7 years ago
Thanks I'm glad you like it We have a really old camera and i can't get any better pictures
Nice Instructable. It could use clearer photos, but besides that, it is an awesome idea! I like how you used an LED instead of the normal bulb. 5/5 stars