I Picked up a Smooth reflector for my Convoy L6

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I Picked up a Smooth reflector for my Convoy L6

I have a Convoy L6 with the stock Orange Peel reflector and was left with a big hot spot and some throw.

I wanted to throw further.

So I picked up the Smooth reflector from Ali, installed it then was let down. A giant donut hole with a dark ring, which was a annoying.

At least with the OP reflector the throw of light is mostly equal with being brighter.

With the SMO reflector I was expecting a lazer beam that would reach the furthest trees . Didn’t happen.

I would guess shimming or taking off the back lip of the Smooth reflector would get me closer to my goal, and rid of the donut ring.

I’m new to this so I won’t be bucking or driving, or any kind of modding to the guts of this light.

Lesson learned.

What your thoughts on shimming or taking off some of the Smooth reflector to dial it in?

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You should take a look here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50372

For throw and SMO you can get XHP70.2 to minimize donut hole.

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Mountain Electronics has a description how to fix it.

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Thanks for those recommendations I may just start with sanding the back of the reflector like the Mtn Electronics site, then go from there.

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You should watch out for shorts when doing this. If the reflector base hits the wires it will damage or destroy the driver.

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