One Man Fast Brick
I think I toasted my L2D Q5
Batteries went in backwards (don't ask ). It is only emitting a very dim light now. I have had it for a number of years and I don't recall that it has the reverse polarity protection built in.
Any way to fix this chunk of aluminum now? I have never played around with DIYing flashlights. If not fixable, what should I replace it with that is comparable. I have a TerraLUX 220 as my backup and it has always seemed a touch brigher (probably just the more concentrated hotspot) than the Fenix was, but it is a little chunkier - not quite as smooth and svelt as the Fenix.
Hard to tell if the LED is toasted or if it's the electronics. Either way you'd probably need to find a new emitter module. candlepowerforums probably has more information about DIY.
Amazon stocks Fenix lights now. The L2D appears to have been replaced by the LD20. No bonus Q5 lumens but cheaper and free shipping.