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Anyone know where to get a lens? The tint on my L21A is funky and I am told it is likely the lens. So I would like to get a better lens.

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dragunbayne wrote:
Anyone know where to get a lens? The tint on my L21A is funky and I am told it is likely the lens. So I would like to get a better lens.

The anti reflective coating on the lens tends to have a very small effect on the tint, usually making it look a bit warmer. If you want it to be a bit cooler/white you can try removing the coating. I think there are glass polishing cloths that can do this.

Another option is to measure the diameter and thickness of the lens and look online at Aliexpress, Banggood, Gearbest, etc… for the correct size. Most generic lenses are not coated, but if it is it will say in the ad.

In quickly looking up info about the L21A I only see it available in 6500K cool white SST-40. Is this what you have? Going to a clear lens will make it more white. Is this what you want or do you want to go away from the white to a more cream color? To do this requires a new led.

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dragunbayne, try Chris at flashlightlens.com His UCLp lenses are ultra clear with 99.6% or better light transmission, any light I am serious about gets a lens from his shop. Wink

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Do you know why he isnt doing much UCL glass anymore?

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I know there has always been a limited selection on the UCL, never worried too much about going with the UCLp…. must have 30 or more.

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dragunbayne wrote:
Anyone know where to get a lens? The tint on my L21A is funky and I am told it is likely the lens. So I would like to get a better lens.

The anti reflective coating on the lens tends to have a very small effect on the tint, usually making it look a bit warmer. If you want it to be a bit cooler/white you can try removing the coating. I think there are glass polishing cloths that can do this.

Another option is to measure the diameter and thickness of the lens and look online at Aliexpress, Banggood, Gearbest, etc… for the correct size. Most generic lenses are not coated, but if it is it will say in the ad.

In quickly looking up info about the L21A I only see it available in 6500K cool white SST-40. Is this what you have? Going to a clear lens will make it more white. Is this what you want or do you want to go away from the white to a more cream color? To do this requires a new led.

Actually the issue is that there is some green. I don’t have the light with me right now, but if I remember right it is a green ring around the hotspot.

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Well, that is not caused by the lens, but by the emitter.

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OK, so I mis-remembered. I think my whole issue is just color. Unfortunately there is no more neutral LED available right now I don’t think. I’ve seen some manufacturers get better tints, but none I can buy. My D80 V2 is an SST40 but has superior color. I think I have seen Convoy has some 5700K SST40s. If anyone has found them available let me know.

On another note though can anyone recommend a good reverse clicky switch for this?

EDIT: Meant Astrolux I think, not Convoy for having the 5700K SST40.

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dragunbayne wrote:
OK, so I mis-remembered. I think my whole issue is just color. Unfortunately there is no more neutral LED available right now I don’t think. I’ve seen some manufacturers get better tints, but none I can buy. My D80 V2 is an SST40 but has superior color. I think I have seen Convoy has some 5700K SST40s. If anyone has found them available let me know.

On another note though can anyone recommend a good reverse clicky switch for this?

EDIT: Meant Astrolux I think, not Convoy for having the 5700K SST40.

IDK if he sells bare emitters or on boards but Convoy has SST-40 5000K. I have a new M21B with one and the tint/temp is pretty good. Like a XP-L HD with twice the power: a little bit green and some tint shit but more than good enough for a thrower and much nicer than the angry blue 6500K.

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dragunbayne wrote:
OK, so I mis-remembered. I think my whole issue is just color. Unfortunately there is no more neutral LED available right now I don’t think. I’ve seen some manufacturers get better tints, but none I can buy. My D80 V2 is an SST40 but has superior color. I think I have seen Convoy has some 5700K SST40s. If anyone has found them available let me know.

On another note though can anyone recommend a good reverse clicky switch for this?

EDIT: Meant Astrolux I think, not Convoy for having the 5700K SST40.

Simon sells the 5000K HERE
(Did you even look on his AliExpress page ?)

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Yokiamy wrote:
dragunbayne wrote:
OK, so I mis-remembered. I think my whole issue is just color. Unfortunately there is no more neutral LED available right now I don’t think. I’ve seen some manufacturers get better tints, but none I can buy. My D80 V2 is an SST40 but has superior color. I think I have seen Convoy has some 5700K SST40s. If anyone has found them available let me know.

On another note though can anyone recommend a good reverse clicky switch for this?

EDIT: Meant Astrolux I think, not Convoy for having the 5700K SST40.

Simon sells the 5000K HERE
(Did you even look on his AliExpress page ?)

I did not! I’m really new to Aliexpress and didn’t think to look. Thank you. LOL

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