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Old 10-25-08, 09:28 AM   #1
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Fenix l2D as rear blink?

Is it possible to paint or add a red glass to the fenix l2D and use it as a tail light on strobe mode? How would it compare to the Dinotte 140 ?
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Old 10-25-08, 11:06 AM   #2
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Has anybody changed the color of the light of their FENIX?

^that thread might help
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Is it possible to paint or add a red glass to the fenix l2D and use it as a tail light on strobe mode? How would it compare to the Dinotte 140 ?
The strobe rate is very fast. I wouldn't recommend it. The DiNotte is civilized, the Fenix's strobe is intended to disorient. Power output of the Fenix L2D Q5 after installing the red filter is considerably lower than a DiNotte 140, too.
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Are any flashlight manufacturers building a red LED version? From what I am reading, adding a red filter is not good. What you need is a red LED to begin with . This would be a lot cheaper than the Dinotte 140.
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Are any flashlight manufacturers building a red LED version? From what I am reading, adding a red filter is not good. What you need is a red LED to begin with . This would be a lot cheaper than the Dinotte 140.
Yep, Mini Mag lights can be modified....

http://www.brightguy.com/products/Mi...Lambertian.php

http://www.brightguy.com/products/Co...Flashlight.php
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The Coast tactical flashlight has a 12Hz strobe. I have a flashlight with a 12Hz strobe and it's not a friendly thing to use on people.

That Mini-M*g mod looks interesting, 40 lumens is about what a DiNotte does on its lowest mode (pic), and that still mops the floor with a Swerve or SuperFlash on steady-burn (pic, same camera settings). But no flashing option is mentioned there


Bigger picture: those who want DiNotte 140-like power for less money could consider getting a Whelen TIR3, which is about $50, and hitch it up to a battery pack of your own (9.6V-15V should be ok). I have the similar Nova BULL and it's easily a match for the DiNotte.

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