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« on: May 29, 2010, 01:35:46 PM »

Just converted two Scout backups from Halogen to LED

Info on conversion available here http://wobbelunch.multiply.com/photos/album/1/Slumpy_2

Imported the R2 leds from here http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11836

Took about one week to arrive, postage free.

Had trouble finding the correct size head spacer as new bikes tend to have 1 1/8 spacers.

Finally located some spacers with the correct outside diameter ie to match the original halogen, but inside diameter was larger than the LED drop in.

Got around this by moving the LED to be hard against one side of the spacer and filling the void with ferropro epoxy mix.

A bit agricultural but it works.




Note that in the second pic the small spring has come away from the back of the LED but just needed to be resoldered.I have added a couple of extra dobs of solder to strenthen this area after the pic was taken.

Once ferropro hardened just touched up with dremel.

Have to be careful that the drop in LED makes good contact with the inside of the spacer as ferropro is not conductive.

Total cost for two lights $22.00.

Results are great. Conversion on left, Halcyon conversion middle, Halogen right.
All with new batterys.



Thanks to Pete's site and post on Dive oz for the starting details.

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 03:38:15 PM »


be interested to see it next to the intova.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 06:57:13 PM »


be interested to see it next to the intova.

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i just bought 2 intovas for $115   good spot beam have to take the kids on a night dive.....or maybe do a cave dive Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 08:45:35 PM »


be interested to see it next to the intova.

JD

Had a look at the Intova and another brand? at Tank last time in the Mount.

On/Off switch on Intova was crap.
Other one had turn bezel but would have needed bike tube retaining sleeve to stop it coming on just in general moving around. Not good.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 04:54:51 PM »

What is it about a magnetic reed switch that is not DIR Rick?

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 06:34:41 PM »

What is it about a magnetic reed switch that is not DIR Rick?

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Rick maybe you should strap one to your dick....you might attract a GUE diver with braces
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 07:43:08 PM »

What is it about a magnetic reed switch that is not DIR Rick?

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Just found the switch too small and I think would be very hard to activate with gloves. Maybe just me, but I don't think so Cheesy

The other one with the turn bezel would activate very easily with just rubbing against harness or drysuit etc.

Then again if you have 5 or 6 attached to say, a helmet, probably would not be a problem.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 12:32:55 PM »



Then again if you have 5 or 6 attached to say, a helmet, probably would not be a problem.  Wink
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thats what i was reffering to
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 07:49:50 PM »



Then again if you have 5 or 6 attached to say, a helmet, probably would not be a problem.  Wink

thats what i was reffering to
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Ohhhh, THAT helmet!!!  Cheesy

Nice one  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Might struggle to fit 4 x21w HID on though.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2010, 07:09:56 PM »

not on mine!!!   Wink Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2010, 12:13:04 PM »

not on mine!!!   Wink Grin

Ahh, here's to the biggest knob on Fujak
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2010, 06:38:56 PM »

not on mine!!!   Wink Grin

Ahh, here's to the biggest knob on Fujak

funny Craig!!!...... Grin
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