Hi guys, I'm new to this area and with limited stuff to play with.
I've seen some good reflector - lens combo out there, they seem great in term of efficiency because there is no light side spills, unlike transparent TIR optics. My question: What would happen if we reflective coat the entire side of a TIR optic to make use of those spills? Has anyone in this forum tried this before? It's better to throw the spill toward (whatever the projected beam would be) rather than waste it useless in a flashlight casing.