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Old 11-17-09, 01:20 PM   #1
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Thoughts on retrofiting LED into L&M Arc housing

Having an issue with my Arc not igniting the bulb. Double click will cause the bulb to flicker and I can hear a zipping noise from the light, but no love after that. Battery is fully charged. I contacted the company and they are wanting $150 if the ballast or bulb is replaced. They are suggesting an upgrade to their new LED equiv.

With the above said, anybody have suggestions to either a fix or an diy led retrofit into the existing housing and reflector that would yield the same (or better) output?

Thanks for any help on this one guys/gals

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Old 11-17-09, 03:36 PM   #2
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I haven't seen a DIY for that particular housing. Parts are the same and you can get them all at ledsupply.com and digikey.com. If you can reuse the reflector you can save a few bucks.

LED - http://ledsupply.com/creemce.php
Reflector - http://search.digikey.com/scripts/Dk...me=711-1067-ND
Driver - http://ledsupply.com/03023-d-n-700.php

You may have to have a heatsink solution if it gets too hot in the case.

Or you could just gut an mc-e flashlight - http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.925

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-17-09, 10:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links, it does help quite a bit actually.


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I haven't seen a DIY for that particular housing. Parts are the same and you can get them all at ledsupply.com and digikey.com. If you can reuse the reflector you can save a few bucks.

LED - http://ledsupply.com/creemce.php
Reflector - http://search.digikey.com/scripts/Dk...me=711-1067-ND
Driver - http://ledsupply.com/03023-d-n-700.php

You may have to have a heatsink solution if it gets too hot in the case.

Or you could just gut an mc-e flashlight - http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.925

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-18-09, 03:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the links, it does help quite a bit actually.
You can by a bulb for cheap from Welch Allyn.
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