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Posted: 4/20/2010 3:03:25 PM EDT
I just bought myself a new Porter Cable 4 piece rechargeable tool kit. Drill, circular saw, sawzall, and anemic, wimpy, next to worthless 18v flashlight. It seems like every tool kit comes with one of these things. They were obsolete even before they were first conceived. So my question: With Arfcoms help, can I yank the guts out of this thing, install a Cree "burn your face off" LED, and turn it into something useful that runs from my common 18v battery pack?

Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:06:08 PM EDT
An 18 volt Cree led set up...I have no idea, but I bet it would be bright!
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:07:29 PM EDT
in before the fire
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:07:49 PM EDT
Go search on CPF....Im sure some one has done that...Or slipped a HID bulb in there
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:08:17 PM EDT
I'm no electrician but I'm thinking a resistor or set of resistors to drop the voltage down to 9 volts or something of the like, and just having some ridiculous run time from that big ole battery pack.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:08:39 PM EDT
find the part number for the bulb, and see if there's an LED replacement for it...
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:10:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
find the part number for the bulb, and see if there's an LED replacement for it...


I'm thinking that would be about 6 candle power as well, but whitish blue instead of concentrated urine yellow.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:28:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2010 3:29:34 PM EDT by batmanacw]

Originally Posted By Kuraki:
Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
find the part number for the bulb, and see if there's an LED replacement for it...


I'm thinking that would be about 6 candle power as well, but whitish blue instead of concentrated urine yellow.

If it uses the standard mini mag type bulb there are several options. I am not sure how many volts a NIte eze or 4D maglight LED will run with. Ask this at CPF and they will be able to help you.

With the right voltage it would put out over 100 lumens.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:39:41 PM EDT
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