All I had to do was trim the three little tabs at the front of the optic holder, and fix the new reflector in place with a dab of epoxy. The beam is an 80-degree PURE FLOOD. Very nice! It's like a 1/2-power Zebralight, at 1/2 the price.
The beam has no hotspot whatsoever, but there are a few tiny artifacts. They're not noticible in actual use, unless you're using the headlamp to hunt white walls
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edit: Princeton Tec spells the name "Eos", with just the "E" capitalized. However, I've seen a number of retailers (and people, including myself) habitually type it in all capital letters, for some reason.
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Do you find the hard transition from light to dark annoying at all? I'm using the Carclo 10170 in my current headlamp build and am planning on diffusing it for a softer edge.
Yes it can be annoying, but the transition from light to dark with the 10170 is the same as with any other reflector. I think diffusing the beam might work well, as long as you don't lose any noticeable output.
I put a Carclo 15degree (medium in the 6, 15, 30 degree range offered) 20mm Luxeon optic (from Photonfanatic a couple of years ago) in my Eos. I have a high CRI SSC in it now. It has a decent spot, but massive corona tapering all the way out to the edge of the spill which tapers off without a hard ege cut-off. It has some artifacts only seen on white wall. I keep the Eos even though I have a ZL H30 due to it's more useful light distribution.