What if I break one of GoPro Light Mod bases?

Even if you are careful there will come a day when you break one of the light bases on your GoPro Light. To date we have not broke a light in the new IF3 housing as it was redesigned to hug the light more tightly and prevent snagging and breaking. If you have the old IF2 housing at some point this will happen.

While you can’t fix the light specifically here is an alternate idea that can allow continued use of the light!

In the first picture notice the base is intact. In the second what you might find with a broken light base. In the third picture you see the base adapter that comes with the lights. If you have the IF2 or IF3 kit you should have two of these in your kit.

You will take the base and put a small dab of silicone as shown below.

Then press the light into it until it clicks into place. Wipe away any excess silicone and set it aside to dry. Sometimes it will want to pop out of the adapter vertically. You might simply be able to set it upside down and let it dry. If it doesn’t want to stay in there while its drying or won’t sit straight the try the suggestions below.

You can set a book on top of the adapter and let it dry, or use a vice or other form of clamp and gently hold it together until dried. Then you can use the GoPro head band and use the light as a headlamp and benefit from the R&D undertaken by GoPro.

If you do not have a GoPro head strap you can order one. You can also order a new GoPro Light Mod to use with your camera. Give us a call if you need these items.

Use the GoPro Light Mod as a Headlamp – A Powerful and Compact LED

  • 4 levels of brightness—up to 200 lumens—for crisp detail
    • Overdrive mode: 200 lumens, Level 3: 125 lumens, 120 lux @1m, Level 2: 60 lumens, Level 1: 20 lumens
  • Built-in rechargeable battery with up to 6 hours of runtime
  • Strobe mode for signaling and visibility
  • Runtime: 1 hour at Level 3, 2 hours at Level 2, 6 hours at Level 1
  • Color temperature without diffuser: 5700K

Last Updated 3/21/2023

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