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    Default Need a small (less than 30mm aspherical lense for a SST-90 project

    I'm currently working on a project prototype (I don't want to be too specific, being that It's been suggested that I patent it when I have a working prototype) that uses a Luminus SST-90 and a Cree XM-L.
    I don't really know that much about raw optics, so if anybody know a good source of info in the internet I'll be happy to read it.

    But what I'm looking for is something that will give about 18-24" at about 15' so about 5.7-7.6 degrees (full angle, not half). I would like it to wast as little light as possible (in the for of spill). I realize that a small aspherical lens is not the best for light transmission but I cant really fit anything bigger than about 30mm, and a 25mm lens would really be better... The cost of the lens isn't really a concern, though lab created diamond might be a bit out of the price range.

    Also, if a 45x90 reflector for the XM-L comes to mind... I'm also looking for that too... Thanks!

    Anthony "Bob" Barker

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    Default Re: Need a small (less than 30mm aspherical lense for a SST-90 project

    Look for "Ahorton Aspheric"

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    Default Re: Need a small (less than 30mm aspherical lense for a SST-90 project

    Welcome to CPF, Bob

    ahorton's sale thread is here.

    The SST-90 emitter is physically quite large, so I'm not sure how well it will work with a small diameter aspheric lens.

    Maybe someone else who has tried it will chime in here.
    Resistance is futile...

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    Default Re: Need a small (less than 30mm aspherical lense for a SST-90 project

    Oh, I forgot...

    My name is Bob,
    And I'm a flashaholic..

    Thanks for the welcome DM51

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    Default Re: Need a small (less than 30mm aspherical lense for a SST-90 project

    Google "cutter electronics" and click "products","optics","lenses for Cree LEDs". There are several options to choose from.
    Good luck

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    Default Re: Need a small (less than 30mm aspherical lense for a SST-90 project

    Sounds interesting. Usually aspherical lenses benefit from the smallest emitter possible (EZ900?) which neither of those are. It will also have to be pretty long or that SST-90 will be very under driven.

    Good luck! Looking forward to seeing it.

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    Default Re: Need a small (less than 30mm aspherical lense for a SST-90 project

    Sorry it's been so long to get back... Been working on things

    awenta, I'm just wondering what you mean by it will have to be pretty long or the SST-90 would be under driven?

    Thanks again everyone for the suggestions.

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