Use the lens to replace the relfector of Convoy S2+ flashlight

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Use the lens to replace the relfector of Convoy S2+ flashlight

Sorry ,i can not upload video on Youtobe ,some problem with my goagent setting
i am not sure you can watch this video on Youku

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my aliexpress store:

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/330416

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Awesome!

Need a spacer on the pill…the optic is shorter than the reflector..need to make up about 1/4” to 3/8”

- edit – I stand corrected the S2+ pill is longer than the S2, the reflector of the S2+ is shorter than that of the S2 so you don’t need a spacer, only on the S2 do you need that spacer

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Thanks for the pics. Will these fit in the Convoy S5?

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They fit the cheap $4 ultrafire S5 Smile

I like TIRs.

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Looks awesome! Does the 10degree TIR throws better than stock reflector?

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bibihang wrote:
Looks awesome! Does the 10degree TIR throws better than stock reflector?

no ,almost the same beam

my aliexpress store:

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/330416

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bibihang wrote:
Looks awesome! Does the 10degree TIR throws better than stock reflector?

I put a 10 degree optic in my S2+. It’s beam size is about the same as it was with the shallow stock reflector, but it is more intense. The result is a brighter beam with less spill. I find it more useful for indoors, outdoors in the yard, or on a walk.

The ten degree optic I used came with a white holder. The optic, together with the holder, is the same height as the stock reflector. I didn’t need a spacer in my S2+. The holder needed a little trimming to fit in the host head. A nice thing about using the holder was that it kept the optic relatively centered and focused.

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I have a (I think) 20° pebbled TIR with XP-G2 NW in use, as I sorta mentioned…
Love it!
No rainbow effect Smile

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Thank you Simon for pictures and video. To my eyes 10° TIR looks nicer and brighter hotspot in pictures.

S2+ and 10° TIR On my way Big Smile

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Nice mod tip.  Thanks Simon.

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Where to buy exactly these in low quantities? (45, 60 degree and stripe lens interest me). On aliexpress store (330416) I see different lenses but not sure which are which and min order is 10 pcs for each :/

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That stripe lens looks really nice for biking. I don’t think the lens would fit any lights I currently have though… would be nice if the stripe pattern could be purchased as a diffuser film instead of a lens replacement.

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arekm wrote:
Where to buy exactly these in low quantities? (45, 60 degree and stripe lens interest me). On aliexpress store (330416) I see different lenses but not sure which are which and min order is 10 pcs for each :/

LED-DNA sells singles. I paid 40 cents for a 10 degree optic. I believe they had the sizes you mentioned in stock. I also purchased an XM-L2 on a sinkpad. Shipping was free. The package arrived in about 17 days.
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No stripe lens on LED-DNA site. Anyway sent PM to convoy-flashlight, will see…

Edit: Bought from convoy-flashlight in desired quantites, 0.6$ each, so no problem here.

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i need those 45° and 60° for my S2+ headlamp project Love

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arekm wrote:
No stripe lens on LED-DNA site. Anyway sent PM to convoy-flashlight, will see…

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Lens-Diffuser-Reflector/330416_254401972.html

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scooby214 wrote:
I put a 10 degree optic in my S2+. It’s beam size is about the same as it was with the shallow stock reflector, but it is more intense.

Did your S2+ have orange peel or smooth reflector?

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convoy-flashlight wrote:
bibihang wrote:
Looks awesome! Does the 10degree TIR throws better than stock reflector?
no ,almost the same beam

 

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Chloe wrote:
scooby214 wrote:
I put a 10 degree optic in my S2+. It’s beam size is about the same as it was with the shallow stock reflector, but it is more intense.

Did your S2+ have orange peel or smooth reflector?


Mine came with an orange peel reflector. Here is a picture of the reflector that came in the flashlight. It is identical to the one that came with my S3 host.

Left: S3; Middle: S2+ Reflector; Right: S2+ with 10 degree TIR

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Here is a comparison beamshot. Sorry for the low quality, as the iPad isn’t really suited to this kind of shot.

Left: S3; Right: S2+ with 10 Degree TIR

This isn’t really a fair comparison. My S3 has an XM-L U2 1A, and my S2+ has an XM-L2 U2 1C. Since the reflector from the S2+ is identical to the one in the S3, I thought it might be a somewhat useful comparison.

I can say that the hotspot of the S2+ is about the same size now, with the TIR, as it was with the reflector. It is noticeably more intense now, with less spill. The beam profile of the S3 is quite similar to the original beam profile of the S2+ with reflector.

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my aliexpress store:

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/330416

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convoy-flashlight wrote:
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Lens-Diffuser-Reflector/330416_254...

Thanks for posting the link. I especially like the SMO reflectors that fit the S2. $5.33 for 3 reflectors? Hmm. I only have two S2 flashlights, so I’d have to build another S2, wouldn’t I?
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scooby214 wrote:
arekm wrote:
Where to buy exactly these in low quantities? (45, 60 degree and stripe lens interest me). On aliexpress store (330416) I see different lenses but not sure which are which and min order is 10 pcs for each :/
LED-DNA sells singles. I paid 40 cents for a 10 degree optic. I believe they had the sizes you mentioned in stock. I also purchased an XM-L2 on a sinkpad. Shipping was free. The package arrived in about 17 days.

Do you have a link? I’m looking on LED-DNA and I only see 15, 45 & 60* ones.

 

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Cereal_killer wrote:
scooby214 wrote:
arekm wrote:
Where to buy exactly these in low quantities? (45, 60 degree and stripe lens interest me). On aliexpress store (330416) I see different lenses but not sure which are which and min order is 10 pcs for each :/
LED-DNA sells singles. I paid 40 cents for a 10 degree optic. I believe they had the sizes you mentioned in stock. I also purchased an XM-L2 on a sinkpad. Shipping was free. The package arrived in about 17 days.

Do you have a link? I’m looking on LED-DNA and I only see 15, 45 & 60* ones.


10 Degree Optic

The optic is identical to the one sold on Aliexpress:
10 Degree Optic, Lot of 10

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Ah thank you, didn’t realize they had their own site, I was on their eBay site.

 

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scooby214 wrote:
Here is a comparison beamshot.

Thank you for the comparison! ^^

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On topic enough, I hope, but I recently got some TIR’s, and they didn’t lens the spill (the light from front of LED), so they still have the cold coloured spill and the warm reflected area…
Now how silly is that? :^\
And who knows what you get, as many sellers use the same pictures…
Anyway, I thought it was something to mention for when you are out there on the quest for the perfect TIR deal.

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Been using a 10* TIR in my D4 tube light for around a year and love the smooth beam. Current incarnation is TIR from fastech, dedomed xml2 T6-4D and 3 × 7135 driver. And its actually too bright as a EDC the hotspot hurts my eyes at less than 10’!

What I don’t like about reflectors is the tunnel light effect, with TIR you can see things in peripheral vision much better.
Plus once it gets dirty/scratched just pop a new one in, reflectors always seem to get dirty even tho try hard to seal the dust out. I don’t have a lens in mine and it takes a couple of months to get to the point it needs changing. That’s with heavy everyday use. Much cheaper than buying a lens+reflector every couple of months.

Good mod Smile

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You can get the Carclo line of optics @ LEDSupply for very reasonably prices (<$1.50) apiece and free shipping in the US. I imagine the quality is superior. I just picked up a little variety to see how well they perform!

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rollinstone157 wrote:
You can get the Carclo line of optics @ LEDSupply for very reasonably prices (<$1.50) apiece and free shipping in the US. I imagine the quality is superior. I just picked up a little variety to see how well they perform!

I have a Carclo 10003, but was disappointed with the result. I tried it with and without the holder, and couldn’t get as nice of a beam as I could with the one I got from LED-DNA. The beam ended up taking on the square shape of the emitter most of the time. I’ve heard that they work pretty well if you can get the focus right by using the right combination of spacers. It certainly wasn’t a simple drop-in upgrade for my S2+. I didn’t try any of the other Carclo optics, as the 10003 had the tightest beam of any of the Carclo optics I found easily obtainable.

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