The optics shine the light side and down -great for reading ect. on a table -the diffuser is blinding all the time,moreso after the LED upgrade and shines much less downwards.
I'll be trying the LC1 medium Cree optic and Cree LED tonite and also a recently arrived Khatod 17mm stippled reflector and Seoul LED.
Hopefully these 2 will give a wider beam pattern -but we'll see.
Thanks for the heads up on the optics and dome - you are really stocking a great variety lately.
The LC1 optics are a welcome addition to the Cree range and i'm very impressed with their performance compared to others i've tried.