Micro-Textured Lens for Solarforce Flashlights

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I'll be interested in a few, but have to take measurements this evening at the earliest. I want 2 for the Lumintop Prince (brass & copper) but they may take your standard 20.4mm x 1.5mm  size, then I'll have to check if 1.5mm thickness is ok for the Pineapple. Definitely would be interested in a couple more (OTR M3, M6, JetBeam Jet I/II MK, etc.) but have to check thickness's if 1.5mm is ok in them as well. I have no shortage of lights smile

So for a 40mm wide, lens, I calculated $11.42, plus shipping: 20*20*3.1415*.0075 + 2, if I did this right.

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For the mathematically challenged:
diameter
(mm)
14 - $ 3.15
15 - $ 3.33
16 - $ 3.51
17 - $ 3.70
18 - $ 3.91
19 - $ 4.13
20 - $ 4.36
20.4 – $ 3.00 S2/S2+
21 - $ 4.60
22 - $ 4.85
23 - $ 5.12
24 - $ 5.39
25 - $ 5.68
26 - $ 5.98
27 - $ 6.29
28 - $ 6.62
29 - $ 6.95
29.4 – $ 4.50 Solarforce L2x (includes o-ring)
30 - $ 7.30
31 - $ 7.66
32 - $ 8.03
33 - $ 8.41
34 - $ 8.81
35 - $ 9.22
36 - $ 9.63
37 - $10.06
38 - $10.51
39 - $10.96
40 - $11.42
41 - $11.90
42 - $10.39 Convoy C8 (includes slightly thicker o-ring if needed)
43 - $12.89
44 - $13.40

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Well I’m definitely interested in a Pineapple lens. I think the 1.5mm thickness will fit ok, but it may take a little thinning of that thick led centering ring to make it all tuck in there, and I’m not sure what that would do to the beam, but I’d still like to try it.

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I’d buy 2-3 pineapple sized lenses.

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I got my 3 S2+ lenses today.

Tested in a convoy S2+ with XP-L HI and SMO reflector, the beam appears to be much improved. The outer ring is completely gone and the yellow center in the hotspot is way less noticeable. It also gave back my 1A emitter the pure CW tint, which used to have a yellow/green shift when the convoy AR glass was in place. The MT glasses are also much clearer than I expected, the texture is extremely fine and almost unnoticeable.

Excellent glass even if you don’t need the MT feature, the lack of tint shift and high transparency alone is worth it. Thumbs Up

Would love to have this glass in my skillhunt H03R headlamp (much smaller than S2+).

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I’d be very interested in three (3) 28 mm lenses.
Thanks.

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Since I don’t think the custom lenses will use a full sheet of material, I’m going to have the custom sizes cut and the remainder of the sheet will be cut into C8 sized lenses.
If you haven’t added a post saying you’re interested, please do it by tomorrow night (12/04). I will PM everyone who is interested with instructions.
I plan on submitting the sizes for cutting on Wednesday (12/07) and should be able to mail the lenses out the following week.

After I have submitted the sizes to be cut, the custom sizes will no longer be available.

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I put a MT lense in a Solarforce L2M host running a CustomLites XPL-HI de-domed emitter (V2 bin, 1A tint), SMO reflector. The new lense eliminated a small, pesky ring at the spot/spill interface.  Now the spot is even and slightly feathered at the edges, and just looks fantastic.

 

I'm very pleased with this upgrade, and want to thank Randy for developing this lense and bringing it to market.  Good stuff!! SmileSmileSmile

 

 

-Ben

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-Ben Walker
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I'd like to order two (2) C8 lenses, please.

 

 

-Ben

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I’d like three for Surefire 6P.

Thanks!

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I’ll have to measure a few lights. I’ll start with 2 pineapple lenses (15.9mm) and two 12mm

2 × 12mm
2 × 15.9mm (pineapple)

I’ll messure out a few more.

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2 × 20.4 – $ 3.00 S2/S2+

3 × 29.4 – $ 4.50 Solarforce L2x (includes o-ring)

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Gunga wrote:
I’ll have to measure a few lights. I’ll start with 2 pineapple lenses (15.9mm) and two 12mm

2 × 12mm
2 × 15.9mm (pineapple)

I’ll messure out a few more.

Adding a few more

2× 12mm (aaa lights)
1× 15.5mm (thrunite T10t)
2× 15.9mm (pineapple)
2× 17.5mm (firefly)

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I have sent a PM to members who were interested in the custom sizes of the MT lens… if you are interested and didn’t receive a PM, contact me.
Payment deadline is Wednesday. After this, the MT lens will only be available pre-installed in one of my flashlights (no custom sizes).

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Order placed and pp sent. Thanks for doing this Randy! I know this sort of custom order stuff is time consuming and probably not very profitable. We definitely appreciate it!

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No pm here.

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Gunga wrote:
No pm here.

I probably hit ‘preview’ instead of ‘save’… you should have it now.

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If anyone needs more time to measure the lenses you want, just let me know. The order doesn’t have to be placed on Thursday… I can do it later if needed.

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Order placed for 1 each of the following:
15.89mm
19mm
P60

Payment sent.
Thanks Matt

EDC rotation:
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Olight S1A
Olight S1R

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Got my order in for 2x Convoy C8 lenses.  Thanks again Randy! Smile

 

 

-Ben

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PayPal sent.

2× 12mm (aaa lights) 2.85
1× 15.5mm (thrunite T10t) 3.51
4× 15.9mm (pineapple) 3.51
2× 17.5mm (firefly) 3.91

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I just got my lenses. Put one over top of a ReyLight Pineapple (a 20mm one). There is a very slight improvement but nothing substantial. I’m thinking I shouldn’t have ordered so many expecting miracles.

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Gunga wrote:
I just got my lenses. Put one over top of a ReyLight Pineapple (a 20mm one). There is a very slight improvement but nothing substantial. I’m thinking I shouldn’t have ordered so many expecting miracles.

I think the amount of diffusion from the lens is determined by it’s distance from the emitter (distance from the emitter to the reflector then to the lens).

When I put the MT lens into an S2 with a smooth reflector, I don’t think there is as much improvement as when I install them in a p60 or C8. I really don’t have a way to measure the improvement to the beam.

My goal for the MT lens is to noticeably improve the beam pattern without affecting the throw. I also think too much diffusion would be worse than too little diffusion.

I should have all of the custom sizes in tomorrow and I will get them mailed out on Friday.

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Your goal is correct. My intention was to clean up the beam on somewhat poorly designed op reflectors. While there might be a slight improvement, it’s barely notifiable in my intended application. My first lenses just arrived after I ordered a bunch of customs. Oh well. Seems like a nice high performance lens. Just doesn’t fix what I was hoping. I’m assuming these are polymer? What kind? How durable? Scratch resistance?

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I read a bit more about your lens material. Impressive stuff!

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Got my Pineapple lens in today so I thought I’d do a quick comparison. Hope it helps.

First, a beamshot with the original lens:

And one with the microtexture:

May be hard to tell the difference between them like this, so here’s a gif’ified comparison:

Photos never tell the whole story on something like this, and honestly I didn’t exactly put a lot of effort into keeping all other factors equal between shots, so consider these photos just as a simple representation of the results. They don’t tell the whole story.

In short, I’m happy with the results. Its not a miracle problem-solver, there’s still some of that worst ring left, but overall much of the smaller irregularities are gone and the beam is quite a bit smoother all around, with no noticeable reduction in output. Nice!

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I received my lenses today and I am 100% happy with the results. In my P60 hosts, they made the spot and spill more uniform, even on OP reflectors, and allowed measurably more light out the front.
Thank you.

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Just dropped one of these lenses in my Olight S10R Baton III with the SST-40. It had a horrible center artifact due to the LED and reflector design… It is now gone!!!

EDC rotation:
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Olight S1A
Olight S1R

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Fine lenses for sure.
Wish I’d ordered more now.

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