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Cool FS: Vintage Ray-O-Vac XM-L U3 Mod (1000 Lumen)

These are nice vintage chrome hosts for an XM-L U3 1000 lumen mod...

Note: I'm now using the new XM-L U3 emitters because they are better, but can use any emitter you would like... (U3 1C on hand)

I also have the new XML-2 emitters by request...





--- Retro / High Tech ---

Ray-O-Vac made this 2D 'Sportsman' model in 1965.

I have several of these in mint condition with box.






If you want a $20 dollar discount, I have several used hosts in good condition. (some signs of wear, but in good condition)






In this modification, I am gluing a 'plug' inside the host, and using a single 32650 Li-Ion supply. (I have fiberglass sleeves for a 26650 as well - $5)








Features of the build:

* XM-L emitter
* Multi mode 3 Amp driver with memory (see notes below)
* Sized for a single 32650 Li-Ion supply
* Multi-Layer Coated HD Glass Lens with custom sized silicone o-ring (or glow ring option available)
* Aluminum reflector (chose smooth or MOP - see below)
* Glow ring option

Notes:
* This is a 'fixed focus' design. I will have it adjusted to best spot. It has a nice bright spill area. 'Best spot' focus is the preferred set up...
* This driver uses 380mA AMC7135 chips to reach 3 Amps. It has many modes that can be configured. I personally like the 2 mode set up. (medium and high)
* I have 6000mAh 32650's here!

See here for some feedback from some who have bought this build...






More about the driver:

The driver is 8 X AMC7135 chips, but the new V2 driver uses 380mA chips vs 350mA chips normally.

So it puts out 3 Amps...

I personally like the 2 mode configuration. (medium, high) But I can configure the driver how ever you would like it per this configuration sheet:








The pictures show the details of the build...











Multi-Layer Coated HD Glass lens (Glow ring is an option)

The glow ring is custom made by Fiddy...












Aluminum Reflector: (choose smooth or MOP)

Smooth reflector...


MOP reflector...








Beam shots:









Current readings (2 mode configuration): (High, medium)

Pretty much the same at the emitter as measured at the tail: (linear driver)

Measured at the tail: (battery current draw from a single, 6000mAh 32650 Li-Ion)
* High - 3020mA's... Estimated run time - 2 hours!
* Medium - 890mA's... Estimated run time - Over 6 hours at about 320 lumens!






Pricing:

This build could be cheaper but I'm using the best parts I could find since it's such a great vintage host!

The complete build will include:

* Ray-O-Vac Sportsman host (Mint condition with box)
* Heatsink/driver/XM-L U3 emitter installed and tested (let me know desired mode configuration for the driver)
* Aluminum reflector (specify smooth or MOP)
* Multi-Layer Coated HD Glass Lens with custom sized silicone o-ring
* Assembled and ready for your battery

$199

Options:

* 6000mAh 32650 cell - $24
* Custom glow ring - $15
* Discount: Used host/good condition - Subtract $20
* If you need a battery and/or charger with your order, just let me know and I can include those items as well...

Shipping will be based on transfer fees plus postage... (PM me for total)

Shipping Policy

Hope you like it!


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I'll be using this post for quoting feedback from buyers...

I Love to see good feedback. Here's the start of some buyer feedback on this build. So that I can link to it from other sites...

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Received my light two days ago but I've been working nights so I couldn't post. The light arrived in perfect condition and much sooner than I expected, thanks!


I'm a police officer working the 8PM to 8AM shift so I guess I have the ideal job for testing flashlights. I use a Thrunight Catapult as a primary light. It produces a fairly massive wall of light and your build produces just as much light but in a smaller package with a better driver. And its just so pretty. In fact, I'm afraid to dent it or scratch it.


I've received numerous comments from co-workers like "hey, I had one these when I was a kid" or "that's the coolest flashlight I've ever seen" or "wow, that's bright!"


Thanks again for the very fast shipping and the out-of-this-world cool factor!


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Received two vintage builds from JayRob: The Ray-O-Vac Sportsman and the Eveready brass with beveled glass lens. When I put the Ray-O-Vac on "high," Mamma Mia! The thing lights up the room enough to give you a sunburn! I call these my DEU's (Dark Extraction Units). I have a Cyclops 30 million candlepower spotlight (incandescent, with a big battery), and this equals that monster. The brass Eveready is the same, with incredible throw. I really love these lights - taking nothing away from the Maglight builds, but these are real sleepers, and look awesome in their vintage splendor. It's so nice to have the security of lighting up a dark alley like it was daytime. I shudder to think of what these single-emitter fire-breathers will bring in the future: 10,000 lumens? Pulling one amp? Runtime: 100 hours? Lol! The future is BRIGHT!
Thanks Jay, for these super builds. GO VINTAGE!
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I received my rayovac a few days ago, and I love it. I like this one a little better than the everready, but that's just because I think the host looks cooler. In this one I have a nice cool white XML-2. Very bright, smooth beam.

nice work jayrob!
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* FS: New! 1000 Lumen XML-2 Maglite Modification With Voltage Monitor! - Parts or Complete Light! Must see!

* FS: Polished Stainless Steel Green Kit! Easy assembly in minutes!

* FS: Large Maglite Monster Kits! Side Button Forward Clicky! Custom Head Option! Gnarly...


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This is freakin' awesome! I may hit you up later on for a mint condition one in the box for my dad for christmas
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Very cool! I'm a sucker for old flashlights and this mod looks awsome.
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Just let me know when you guys are ready!
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I Love to see good feedback. Here's the start of some buyer feedback on this build. Some of these came from the guys over at Candle Power Forums...

Quote:
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Got my light from Jayrob she is sweet


...All of jayrob's builds are sweet have his ican and led mags and now this classic
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Looking for a DIY kit?


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* FS: 405-G-1 Glass Lens Mod for Blu-ray! 31% increase in power vs AixiZ acrylic!

* FS: New! 1000 Lumen XML-2 Maglite Modification With Voltage Monitor! - Parts or Complete Light! Must see!

* FS: Polished Stainless Steel Green Kit! Easy assembly in minutes!

* FS: Large Maglite Monster Kits! Side Button Forward Clicky! Custom Head Option! Gnarly...


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Default Re: FS: Vintage Ray-O-Vac XM-L U3 Mod (1000 Lumen)

Received two vintage builds from JayRob: The Ray-O-Vac Sportsman and the Eveready brass with beveled glass lens. When I put the Ray-O-Vac on "high," Mamma Mia! The thing lights up the room enough to give you a sunburn! I call these my DEU's (Dark Extraction Units). I have a Cyclops 30 million candlepower spotlight (incandescent, with a big battery), and this equals that monster. The brass Eveready is the same, with incredible throw. I really love these lights - taking nothing away from the Maglight builds, but these are real sleepers, and look awesome in their vintage splendor. It's so nice to have the security of lighting up a dark alley like it was daytime. I shudder to think of what these single-emitter fire-breathers will bring in the future: 10,000 lumens? Pulling one amp? Runtime: 100 hours? Lol! The future is BRIGHT!
Thanks Jay, for these super builds. GO VINTAGE!

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