question about manafont generic t6 drop in

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lakemonster1
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question about manafont generic t6 drop in

i just got my generic t6 drop in from manafont.  it puts out a hell of a lot more light than an xr-e but there is almost no focused beam(hot spot).  it seems to just flood the hell out of anything i shine it on.   it came with an op reflector that is made for an xr-e emitter and the reflector just sits on top of the emitter base.  is the reflector just not shimmed properly or something?  how am i able to adjust the beam so i get some throw out of this drop in?  at present, it just lights up the whole area upto about 100ft and thats it.  i know it doesn't throw as far as say a q5, but i expected more than i'm getting now.

 

thanks,

monty

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anyone?  my thinking is it should have a reflector made for that type emitter.  plain reflector instead of op wouldn't hurt either.

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Since XM-L has a larger die, you might have less throw than a XR-E.

When I compare my different P60 drop-ins, my XP-G Drop ins has a tighter, more visible  hotspot, but in my opinion the XM-L dropins has about the same performance but also adds the flood.

   

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Try unscrewing the reflector, also you could get a smooth reflector for more throw.

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resley.elvisp wrote:

Since XM-L has a larger die, you might have less throw than a XR-E.

When I compare my different P60 drop-ins, my XP-G Drop ins has a tighter, more visible  hotspot, but in my opinion the XM-L dropins has about the same performance but also adds the flood.

   

 

thats just it, there isn't much if any focused beam.  it's all flood.  i'm assuming that with the reflector supplied with this drop in, i am not able to get enough of the emitter into the reflector to focus the beam.

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resley.elvisp wrote:

Since XM-L has a larger die, you might have less throw than a XR-E.

When I compare my different P60 drop-ins, my XP-G Drop ins has a tighter, more visible  hotspot, but in my opinion the XM-L dropins has about the same performance but also adds the flood.

   

+1.  Just got some 18650s & went out to play with the UF504 & SFL2P.  Range seems about the same but lights up the rest of the world out to the sides.

Joel