Micro-Textured Lens for Solarforce Flashlights

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They are not miracle workers, but they make a very good difference in a light. I slapped one in my Olight S10R Baton III, wish I had more that size!

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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Sorry if this is a question that has already been answered, but which side of the MT lens is the smudge-resistant side?

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Hold the lens at an angle, the side that us cloudy goes out.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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Cloudy goes out?!

You sure?

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Are you sure?

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Yeah that’s what I remember too. Maybe Randy can dip in and reassure us all, but that is my recollection.

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Gunga wrote:
Cloudy goes out?!

You sure?


Yep, textured side out. Beer

In case anyone missed my $.02 worth:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50150

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Installed a 17mm MT lens on a Skillhunt H03R…

Better beam and no tint shift, output remains the same as with the stock AR glass.

I’m using the textured side IN because I’m afraid it could be scratched more easily, not sure if that’s something to worry about.

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Hey will, can i ask why you didn’t go for the tir version instead?

To op, could this be used as somekind of difuser. I’m thinking of using high cri nichia for lightning in of-grid situation. But still looking for somekind of nice looking fifusion

Idiot proofing something only creates improved idiots.

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I know. 4 years..

Anybody know if these still exist anywhere? Randy hasn’t logged on here for nearly a year and his site is still down quoting a large contract order consuming resources. Very interested in a lens like this if anybody has any pointers I’d appreciate it!

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dekozn wrote:
Hey will, can i ask why you didn’t go for the tir version instead?

To op, could this be used as somekind of difuser. I’m thinking of using high cri nichia for lightning in of-grid situation. But still looking for somekind of nice looking fifusion

I use simple diffuser cut out to the size from Gerber printer vinyl, normally used for labels and placards in aviation (withstands 135 deg. C and has some flame resistance).
Similar materials are used for backlit posters, bus stop advertisements etc.
Vinyl is 10 mils thick (0,25 mm), frosty on one side and clear and smooth on the other. It’s very hard to scratch and protects glass on the flashlight well as an extra bonus.

It’s probably quite ineffective and blocks some light, but I don’t mind, I like smooth beam and don’t care about some lost percent of light.

Solarforce L2P flashlight with XM-L T5 4B LED and OP reflector.

1m from the wall – standard OP reflector:

Added diffuser (sorry for the shadow):

Without diffuser:

And with installed one:

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Some years ago I tried to find an alternative source…and failed at that.

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Agro wrote:
Some years ago I tried to find an alternative source…and failed at that.

I found this https://www.brightviewtechnologies.com/products/all-products/beam-mixing...

Not the same thing for sure, but interesting

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Indeed, very interesting.

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