TR-DF003 Diffuser??

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TR-DF003 Diffuser??

I bought 2 of these lights which I’m going to put on a tray with my Hero2 dive camera, I need to find some diffusers that will go over it’s 68mm head so I don’t get hotspots in the video. Any body know of a pre-made diffuser that would work? I also need to find some 1 1/2 mounts so I can mount these beasts, I am only able to find reg 1’‘ mounts though. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hey there 300winmag, thanks for stopping by!

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Welcome to BLF! I have searched and can't seem to find anything for either of those, sorry. Embarassed These may work but I am not sure of the OD of a C maglite. 

http://www.amazon.com/ASXCAT6-Universal-Mounting-Brackets-Flashlight/dp/B000056BMV

Maybe someone else can chime in here. 

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Scaru: Thanx for the link!!
I seen those a while back and I figure they wont hold the lights tight enough. They can’t be moving while taking pictures.
I am trying to find some ratcheting bindings, something like they use on snowboard/rollerblade boots but none are able to make a 2’‘ circle.
I’m at the point where I will end up using velcro straps with a loop on the end lol.

I have spent in total about 20 hours going to stores and looking around, trying this and that. I thought those plastic sheets that cover florescent lights would work good but they take away to many lumens. I was frustrated as hell at what I should do… until I came across a roll of tape in the den. WOW BY FAR THE BEST solution I have come across. I am going to try the press and seal next as well as buying a PAR (Parabolic aluminized reflector) bulb. I think I might be able to zip disk and grind everything off until I have the nice glass diffuser that will fit into the light.

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Ya the glass reflector of the PAR bulb sucked really really bad. Press and seal was also not the greatest for this light. I am going to get an empty washer fluid bottle, cut a circle out and put it close to the reflector. 4 lengths of Scotch tape across the head is by far the best so far.

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I don't know the name of them but you could use those ratcheting metal straps. I've used those and if they are cinched down all the way they are very sturdy. I'm not sure what they are called though. 

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Can they go in a 2’‘ circle?

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Yeah easily. I can't find them online so I will go to the store tomorrow to find out what they are. 

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Hose clamps are what I was thinking of. Here a picture of one holding my stl-v2 to a random chunk of wood is. They are very sturdy but not exactly easy to get set up/take the light out of. 

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You might try a frosted window tint on the inside of the lens.

http://www.decorativefilm.com/products/153-3m-7725-314-dusted-crystal-wi...

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Scaru, that was my first idea but I want something a bit nicer looking and no tools required…. I will find something one day lol

Monanoke, A film just might work. I will google it and see who has some around here…

Thanx for the help guys!

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Hummm, from the pics that I did find I can tell you it will not diffuse the beam enough. This light is double the brightness of the P7 and the film only cleans the edges of that beam. Maybe 2 layers…

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I’m in the same boat. I found this http://www.flashlightlens.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=boro_lens and 58mm should fit but how do you replace the lens.?

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Also found this. Now if we can just come up with a good mount. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?332440-Free-Diffuser-...

Also this might work what do you guys think

http://www.divegearexpress.com/lights/itorchvideo.shtml?gclid=COXfiICFtr...

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I am looking at getting diffusion film in town somewhere. Its thin so less loss of lumens and if made right would give the perfect beam.

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My wife just came home with the city permit to finish the basement off and guess what I see the paper is sitting in?
The perfect diffuser material! It’s a plastic sleeve like from Staples or something and it has a frosted effect to it.
Nice and thick too. When the basement is done I am going to put this plastic under the glass for the reflector and see
how long it will hold up in the heat.

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So while waiting for my boards, o-rings and new charger to arrive I made a pretty good diffuser.

This is the “permit envelope”.
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These are the rings I cut out that will go behind the outer ring on the head. There are 2 rings to remove before accessing the LED module so these will fit perfectly sandwiched in the middle. They are about 1/4” in front of the glass.
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This is what the light looks like with the diffuser. The good thing about this is I can add or take away as much diffusion as I want just by putting in more cut outs.
I’m thinkin one or two is sufficient though.
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From 10’ away with no diffuser.
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From 10’ away with 2 cut outs.
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All photos are from a Gopro Hero2 which will be mounted in front of 2 of these lights for my video tray.