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Dang - no time yet to try it, but from all the posts on applying it, totally confirms Boaz's enthusiasm for it Wink. Got a few lights that could use some TLC fix'n, so hope to give it a go in the next few days.

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Coming from film without adhesive this seems harder to put on and defiantly harder to get off . OTOH it stays and isn’t going anywhere either ..To remove it i use a hair dryer to soften it up and it peels off easily , to apply after peeling back the paper i install it like you’d do automotive privacy film …wet .. so it can be moved around a little then I work out any water under the film . If you can unscrew a bezel and pop out the glass than obviously it’s a much easier way to go by just sticking it on and trimming the edges . I keep looking at a couple other kinds diffuser film as well but can’t find a good source yet .

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Boaz wrote:
Coming from film without adhesive this seems harder to put on and defiantly harder to get off . OTOH it stays and isn’t going anywhere either ..To remove it i use a hair dryer to soften it up and it peels off easily , to apply after peeling back the paper i install it like you’d do automotive privacy film …wet .. so it can be moved around a little then I work out any water under the film . If you can unscrew a bezel and pop out the glass than obviously it’s a much easier way to go by just sticking it on and trimming the edges . I keep looking at a couple other kinds diffuser film as well but can’t find a good source yet .

Thanks for the hair dryer tip. I does come off easier with heat…

I am seriously looking around to find where else I can use this stuff… Try some on your remote for your TV… 8) Works for me…

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I like this stuff! I tried it on a Nitecore MH20. It smoothed out the beam, made it more floody with less of a hot spot. Don’t get me wrong, there is still more light in the center, but it is not as hot. Ditto on a stock S2. I find that for a GP (general purpose) light I find the hot centers distracting. And I tried a piece on an old Maglite 3D. Nicer but it still is just a weak light, just a smoother, no rings, weak light. Back to experimenting… maybe a second layer to see what happens….

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I like this stuff! I tried it on a Nitecore MH20. It smoothed out the beam, made it more floody with less of a hot spot. Don’t get me wrong, there is still more light in the center, but it is not as hot. Ditto on a stock S2. I find that for a GP (general purpose) light I find the hot centers distracting. And I tried a piece on an old Maglite 3D. Nicer but it still is just a weak light, just a smoother, no rings, weak light. Back to experimenting… maybe a second layer to see what happens….

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Yes !!! 


 I still have more DC-FIX available ...

In the age old tradition of BLF  ... I bought  a bunch  .


 Glad you guys are enjoying it . I'm thinking of starting a new affiliate shill program where anyone who sells 50 sheets gets one eighth of one eighth of an inch ..So  get in on the ground floor here ..If you can get 5 associate shillers under you you will receive 1/16th of a sixteenth of an inch of anything they sell ..* Some restrictions may apply ......do not use if taking any other medications ask your doctor before using .If you have any rashes itching ,burning or headaches please stop using at once and call a licensed family therapist to have your head examined .objects in the mirror appear larger than they really are .Please remain seated until the captain has turned off the no smoking lights and thank you for flying Dc fixed wing airlines .....We will now return you to your normally scheduled program .  This is truly an opportunity of a lifetime .

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I am still surprised that the others that have ordered this have not chimed in… I know it is not every ones cup of tea, but it would be nice to hear of others opinions.

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Just used on on the Xtar H2 16340/CR123 headlight.

its a very narrow (especially for a head light) stock the CW emitter was not bad but I dropped in a 219C and then added the DC-Fix.

now, these very reasonably priced lights, are just right for CQL (Close Quarters Living) not a throwing light anymore but a small head lamp was never really throwy to start with.

Also soldering in there 219C emitters was about as small as I want to solder.

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I got a letter in the mail a couple of days ago, upon opening it, I found several sheets of what appeared to be paper. After several minutes of head scratching, some pondering, and a little contemplation, I realized it was the famous DC-Fix.

Well now, I have a perfect candidate for the famous DC-Fix, an irritatingly spotty, and post dedoming ringy headlamp, containing one particularly filthy latticebright LED. 

 

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The results (mouseover for the famous DC-Fix)

 

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I’d love to grab a couple. Will pm when I get back to a computer.

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Thanks for the beamshots Lord Niksidor I’m guessing there is even less hotspot than the camera is showing . i’ve diffused a jacob A60 just for fun but never done a Lattice bright .. thats a classic Smile

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Quite true, to the eye the hotspot is less discernable, but I suspect given the still fairly impressive throw that the intensity in the hotspot shown on the camera is a fair bit higher than the rest of the spill, even out at 175 degrees there is usable light, very awesome. Also a fairly noticeable color temperature shift, maybe 7500k down to 6500k, something I'm certainly not complaining about. That LB LED is gone as soon as my fasttech order arrives Evil

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Might as well de-dome it and see if you win the tint lottery .. whats the worst thing that could happen ? it’s not like you’ll ever want to put it in anything else anyway

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I need some of this on my BLF A6 Special Edition flashlights. If that works as expected, I might try some on my Nitecore P36. Pretty soon, I'll be putting it on everything.

Does it work on reading glasses?

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My thoughts exactly, Hot de-domed last night with minimal tint shift. I don't know how good it would be for reading, but it would be awesome for driving. Increase peripheral vision, very safe, soon everyone will be doing it. Wink

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Received mine. Thanks a lot! It works great. Here the result of applying it to Xtar H3 (ignore the tint, white balance was completely off, it’s actually whiter with DC-FIX).
Before/After:

It looks dimmer because the spill is a lot wider now. There is a smooth transition from hotspot to spill to darkness.
Now I might actually keep the head lamp. It fixes both too tight and too bright beam. Have to wait for darkness to test it futher.

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Pregulla wrote:
Received mine. Thanks a lot! It works great. Here the result of applying it to Xtar H3 (ignore the tint, white balance was completely off, it’s actually whiter with DC-FIX). Before/After: It looks dimmer because the spill is a lot wider now. There is a smooth transition from hotspot to spill to darkness. Now I might actually keep the head lamp. It fixes both too tight and too bright beam. Have to wait for darkness to test it futher.

That is about what it did to my Xtar H2 light. I have no idea why they have such tight hotspots, but the DC Fix is the ticket….

Now if you graft in a Nichia 219C, the tint will be gorgeous…

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Got mine thanks. Now to get time to use it.

 

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Boaz wrote:
Thanks for the beamshots Lord Niksidor I’m guessing there is even less hotspot than the camera is showing . i’ve diffused a jacob A60 just for fun but never done a Lattice bright .. thats a classic Smile

Now, why would you do that :)???

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I never used dc fix on a jacob a60 ..everything i’ve had prior to dc fix was non stick /no adhesive so the diffuser film on the jacob A-60 lasted about 3 minutes ..I did it just to see if it was possible to make a laser tight beam floody Smile other lights i’ve tried diffuser film on/or still have film on them are >>2 D maglite clone ultrafire mcu-c88 ,blf x6 eagle eye,tank 566,convoy s2 ,s2+,streamlight tasklight2L, 12-5mm uv light modded with a p-60 drop-in no lens so i used diffuser film to protect the reflector / emitter of the drop in . de-domed Supfire s5, O-pen clone ,again no lens so the diffuser film protects the emitter .2nd tank 566 nichia 219a, blf aay-4e xpg-2, tank 701ssc,. hugsby xp-2 , Sunwayman V20cy, BLF A6, nitefighter L1A headlamp … Some of these lights had beams so poor spreading butter on the lens would be an improvement ..I’ve got some antique mods and some lantern mods that will need serious diffusin since the reflectors are made for incan light.

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Hi Boaz,

Replaced old film on an SD-10 NW and got the same percentage increase, 75%, so it is very consistent in its improvement.

Love this stuff.

Very good also at mixing the colour variations in a beam, but probably only really visible on a White Wall!

Thanks once again for getting this in Bulk for us.

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PayPal sent, looking forward to seeing what it’s like.

Anyone know if it blocks UV?

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Some before and after pictures..
fix2.jpg fix1.jpg
Great product!

Overkill is just about enough!

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ReManG wrote:
Pregulla wrote:
Received mine. Thanks a lot! It works great. Here the result of applying it to Xtar H3 (ignore the tint, white balance was completely off, it’s actually whiter with DC-FIX). Before/After: It looks dimmer because the spill is a lot wider now. There is a smooth transition from hotspot to spill to darkness. Now I might actually keep the head lamp. It fixes both too tight and too bright beam. Have to wait for darkness to test it futher.

That is about what it did to my Xtar H2 light. I have no idea why they have such tight hotspots, but the DC Fix is the ticket….

Now if you graft in a Nichia 219C, the tint will be gorgeous…

Yup +1 Why Xtart tried to make a cr123 thrower headlight is beyond me but for $20 its was worth it to swap the emitter and grind down the red, now double flood Smile

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Wish I had pics, but just added it on my cheapo modded out MXDL 3W 16340 twisty light, bought from TMART a while back. It's this light:

Love the power I get out of a XM-L2 T6 4C with my custom FET driver, but the beam was awful, with an ugly hot spot, even with a UCLp lens. Now with the DC-Fix, it's smooth all over, much more consistent tint, and can easily light up a whole room.

 

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Hi. Boaz,

Is this still available, as looking for a 2nd order?

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Hey Boaz do you have any more of this film left? I’d like to pick up a half dozen or so.

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