Sunday, 4 March 2018
Sadly it makes an utterly useless torch. The output is akin to a knackered glow worm.
In my experience, cheap plastic stuff from a decade ago has gone all brittle and started to die.
No use overthinking it.
I had to file the LED board down a little to squeeze it into the space the old reflector lived in, but nothing drastic.
It would have been easy to get sucked into trying to make a proper regulated, smoothed PSU fit in the space but this has got me almost all the way there in a few hours of messing around.