DIY flashlight parts

DIY flashlight parts

This could be fun – This site offers a wide selection of flashlight components for the DIYer in the dark. Including power regulators, various lamps/LEDs, reflectors, O-rings, and other relevant hardware. – Link

Anyone ever tried them out or know of other good sources?

Update: Commenter Schill recommends hitting up CandlePowerForums to get acquainted with the ins and outs of portable lighting – Link

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14 thoughts on “DIY flashlight parts

  1. schill says:

    For plenty of discussions about flashlights – commercial, custom, and homemade – make sure you check out:

  2. Collin Cunningham says:

    Updated, Thanks!

  3. Mike says:

    DX is fairly popular for entry level flashaholics. Their parts section is ok, but keep in mind its all chinese factory stuff, so if you’re looking for SureFire quality, you won’t find it. Their CREE dropins for $10 are good quality, and pretty shock resistant. Lenses and orings are fine.

    They have a decent CREE light section, and for $20 if you dont like the light, you can always mod it. I have a handful of DX/UltraFire/TrustFire lights and they’re all decent enough.

  4. Mike says:

    Forgot to mention, check for similar parts. A lot of the product offerings are the same, but there are some exclusives too.

  5. Tom Gelinas says:

    I’ve placed many orders with DX and have never been disappointed. However, they use a Just-In-Time inventory system and it is sometimes up to the customer to ask for an update on parts that are taking a long time to ship – sometimes a refund is necessary when it’s obvious that the part will never come in. The shipping is free by airmail though, which is pretty nice.

  6. Leslie Wong says:

    Google Roar of the Pelican. It is the definitive hotwire (incandescent) mod that uses a Pelican light bulb. The blog has some good sources of parts.

  7. Teineli says:

    I have ordered many from DX. Always worked fine. Quality of items varies, but DX is working very fine.

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