Sure Electronics DC-LE14116 High Power White LED 5W
Sure Electronics DC-LE14116 High Power White LED 5W is rated out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5
from BrightI bought a 3 pack of 1 watt flashlights( Techlite Lumin Master) for a big box store and am very happy with the price/performance of them. But as tinkerers do, i opened one up to find the same base as the 5 watt here. Two solder joints later, a slight adjustment to the plastic cover holding the LED in place and an easy mod to change three AAA's to two CR 123 lithium ion rechargeable batteries, I have the best 5 watt flashlight you can buy for 11 dollars.Admittedly I do not know how long the whole thing will last, as the driver in the flashlight is made for 4.5 volts. The heatsink is the whole flashlight. But I can remove the driver if it fails because two CR 123 combine to 7.4 volts and 1000 mAh's which is in the operational realm of the LED. So far about 4 hours of testing without a driver and it still works. I expect the lack of the PE driver will probably cause some life expectancy to diminish, but for now even if I had to replace the LED every so often, I'm OK with that. Its bright, really bright and small.
Date published: 2012-01-20