HDS Rotary 170 Nichia 219B

Review: HDS EDC Rotary 170 219B

The EDC Rotary from HDS Systems is a compact Everyday Carry sized flashlight that features some of the most sophisticated electronics available in a handheld illumination tool.  Incorporating a tail-mounted switch and rotary brightness control, the HDS EDC Rotary allows users to select from 24 discrete output levels as well as Emergency and Tactical Strobe modes.  The advanced electronics also allow the end-user to customize several aspects of the light’s operation.  Following a recent price increase from the manufacturer, the EDC Rotary currently retails for about $279.

For the discerning flashlight user, OVEREADY has commissioned HDS Systems to produce a custom version of the EDC Rotary equipped with the Nichia 219B emitter, well known for its neutral tint and accurate color rendering.  When powered by a single 123A lithium primary or 16340 rechargeable battery, the Nichia 219B equipped Rotary is rated to produce 0.02 to 170 lumens of output. Continue reading

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OVEREADY SureFire Mini TurboHead

Review: OVEREADY Mini TurboHead

The OVEREADY Mini TurboHead is a no-holds-barred, high output upgrade for the SureFire 6P, C2, Z2 and other compatible flashlights.  Based upon the SureFire Z32 bezel, which was designed for use with incandescent lamp modules, the Mini TurboHead is totally reworked on the inside to accommodate a high performance Cree XM-L2 LED in Cool White or Neutral tint.  These modifications allow the Mini TurboHead to produce over 1000 lumens of output while still retaining the stock appearance of the original SureFire bezel.

The Mini TurboHead is available with either of SureFire’s stock hard-anodized finishes, natural (gray) or matte black.  A selection of custom stainless steel bezel rings is also available to replace the original plastic ring used by SureFire.  The Mini TurboHead may be purchased separately or as part of a complete flashlight with pricing beginning around $200 for the head alone.

A sample of the Mini TurboHead, with black finish and crenelated bezel was provided by OVEREADY for the duration of this review.  Since the Mini TurboHead can be used with a variety of different hosts, the review will focus mainly on the head itself. Continue reading

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TorchLAB R1 Lawman McClicky Conversion

TorchLAB R1 Lawman McClicky Switch Conversion

The SureFire R1 Lawman is, without a doubt, one of the finest rechargeable duty lights ever brought to market. With high performance and a well thought out dual switch user interface, the Lawman certainly has a lot to offer but, as great as it is, some owners don’t care for the tail mounted twist style switch.

Fortunately for these owners, the TorchLAB R1 Lawman McClicky Kit provides an aftermarket solution to this problem by replacing the stock switch mechanism with a click-type switch. Built around the well regarded McClicky switch mechanism, the self-installation kit comes with all the parts needed to make the change in minutes.

The TorchLAB R1 Lawman McClicky Kit is available from OVEREADY for less than $30. A sample kit was provided for use during this review.Continue reading

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OVEREADY Custom HA 6P

OVEREADY Custom HA 6P

The venerable SureFire 6P Original has received a 21st Century makeover from the fine folks at OVEREADY.  With modifications made to improve both performance and aesthetics, their Custom HA 6P allows users to get the most out of the latest P60 LED drop-ins and more powerful lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

Available with either black or natural (gray) hard-anodized finish, the Custom HA 6P can be purchased as a host (with no light engine) or as a turnkey flashlight with a TorchLAB Triple LED drop-in (Review) or M2 Mini Turbohead already installed.  A selection of switches, lenses, and bezel rings rounds out the available options allowing the Custom HA 6P to be configured in a multitude of ways.

A sample with black hard-anodized finish, black smooth steel bezel ring, Ultra-Clear lens, and McClicky tailcap switch was provided for this review by OVEREADY.  Since actual performance will vary depending upon the drop-in used, this review will focus on the host itself.  Continue reading

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SureFire E to C Adapter from OVEREADY

SureFire E to C Adapter from OVEREADY

The SureFire E to C Adapter is a handy accessory which allows owners of SureFire E-Series lights to use P60 style bezels and drop-ins from larger lights such as the SureFire 6P, C2, and Z2. With the huge variety of bezels and drop-ins based on the P60 format, the E to C Adapter greatly expands customization options for E-series lights.

Unfortunately, genuine SureFire E to C Adapters are typically available only as one part of the LU60A Incandescent Lamp Module, intended for use with SureFire Scout Lights, which includes the E to C Adapter, a hard anodized black Z32 bezel, and P60 incandescent lamp assembly. As a result, the SureFire E to C Adapter is rarely available by itself, new or used, and usually commands a premium price.

However, genuine unused SureFire E to C adapters are available from OVEREADY at less than half the price of the LU60A. One such adapter was provided by OVEREADY for use in this evaluation. Continue reading

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OVEREADY Triple LED P60 Drop-in

Review: OVEREADY TorchLab Triple

The TorchLab Triple series of LED drop-ins is a family of ultra high-output light engines that provide a drastic performance upgrade for SureFire flashlights based on the common P60 lamp assembly format.  Produced and sold exclusively by OVEREADY, the TorchLab Triple is available in various configurations with different user interfaces, output levels, and beam characteristics.

Three different user interfaces are available:

  • A single-mode version for use in weapon lights or when only the highest output level is required
  • LMH (Low / Medium / High) version with three output levels at 1%, 30%, and 100%
  • HML (High / Medium / Low) version with the same output levels as the LMH but in reverse order

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OVEREADY Extended Battery Capsule

OVEREADY Extended Battery Capsule

No one wants to be caught with a dead battery in their flashlight and serious users understand the importance of always carrying spare batteries with them.  However, today’s high energy cells are not something you want to just carry loose in your pocket or pack.  OVEREADY has a solution for gear junkies everywhere with their line of Delrin Battery Capsules designed to accommodate cells ranging from 34mm to 65mm in length, providing options for any of the commonly used battery sizes.  Continue reading

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OVEREADY Shorty

OVEREADY “Shorty” P60 Host

OVEREADY offers what is likely the largest variety anywhere of parts and pieces for customizing a stock SureFire or building a 100% custom flashlight. Based upon the SureFire C/P/Z-series lights, these parts are fully modular and interchangeable with stock SureFire parts, allowing users to configure their light exactly the way they want it.

For purposes of this review OVEREADY provided a complete custom host (without LED drop-in) in a “Shorty” configuration set up for use with common P60 style LED drop-ins powered by a single battery. The Shorty earns its name due to its mere 3.2″ length which is over ½” shorter than the similarly styled SureFire 3P.   Continue reading

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OVEREADY Custom HA Fire Red 6P

OVEREADY Custom Hard Anodized Fire Red 6P

As a certified SureFire Flashlight nut, I have been a longtime admirer of the offerings from OVEREADY.  It’s fair to say that for many flashaholics, myself included, the Oregon company’s custom parts represent the top of the line when it comes to custom and semi-custom flashlight parts.  Needless to say I was thrilled when I received an e-mail stating they had sent some of their products to see what I thought about them! Continue reading

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OVEREADY LU60 Adapter

OVEREADY LU60 Collar for SureFire WeaponLights

Up until now, owners of SureFire 951/961 WeaponLights have been severely limited in the available options for upgrading their lights, particularly when it comes to high-powered LED drop-in modules.  The LU60 collar which was used with these lights is too narrow to accept the typical P60 style drop-in and has a raised lip which would also prevent the drop-in from fitting all the way into the collar.  As a result, owners of these lights have been unable to use many of the popular P60 drop-in modules that are readily available for SureFire handheld lights.  However, those limitations are now gone due to the efforts of the fine folks at OVEREADY who have introduced their new LU60 collar designed specifically to accommodate these drop-ins. Continue reading

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