It has come to my attention that there should be a thread regarding the various reflectors I have designed and are being used in some of my lights as well as other mods, lights and what have you.
Below is a current line up:
McR-19: This reflector has a short focal length and was designed specifically with the Cree 7090 LED in mind. It is relatively very deep compared to its exit diameter and probably acts on more of the light generated by the LED than any of the other reflectors. As it turns out, it also works well with many other LED's. Focal allignment seem to be very good with the Nichia Jupiter as well as the Seoul Semiconductor LEDs. With the Luxeon's, the McR-19 works as a flood refflector with the rear face of the reflector against the top face of the LED package. If the reflector is elevated about .060" further above the LED, the focal allignment is very close and there is a concentrated spot as well as concentrated and tight corona or spill portion to the beam.
McR-18: This reflector is an off shoot of a reflective curve and focal length first encountered with the McR-20. Orb Flashlights has been using this reflector recently in lieu of taking the McR-20 and chopping it down. This reflector exists primarily due to Rob and Orb. Spurred on by a question posted on CPF, with a little investigation I discovered that the McR-18 will retro-fit in many of the lights designed initially for the NX05 optic as well as other possible hosts. Examples will be shown in further post(s). In particular, the McR-18 will fit in the original McLux, the LongBow and drop in to the mini mag AA.
McR-20: This was the first production reflector I had made based on a focal length and curve I devised and initially visited in smple 17 and 35 mm configurations. I opted for the 20 mm as I felt it was the maximum size reflector that could be used in a 1" OD head. The first light to use this reflector was the Aleph 2. It is also being used now in my McLuxIII-PD. This reflector has been used in various mods and lights by others. I had the exterior profile stepped to allow modders to cut it down to other sizes as needed. Rob at Orb used it for his Raw until we agreed to go with a specific reflector in hia application (see the McR-18). The McR-20 is a reasonably deep reflector with orange peel and gives a moderate spot and useable corona when paired with a Luxeon LED. It is designed to fit down on the shoulder of the Luxeon for general focal allignment and can be fine tuned from there if one is so inclined.
McR-27L: This reflector exists now in pre-production samples only. It is an extension on the McR-20 and uses the same focal length as the McR-18 and McR-20. It is intended to capture more of the emitted light and redirect this light into an apparent tighter spot as well as a more concentrated corona. The pre-production samples have agressive orange peel on the surface and the result is a flood beam of realitive bright and concentrated beam angle with a center portion that extends the reach noticibly beyond the McR-20. In lux measurement, it falls short of the McR-27 but not by noticible amounts to the naked eye. This reflector has no current host but some proto's are being evaluated and considered. Likely due to its depth and the orange peel of the pre-production samples, this reflector works with a Luxeon 5W as well as its intended Luxeon LuxIII and in the couple sample assemblies I tried, there is perhaps a hint of a null or donut on a white wall at close distances but no visibility of such in actual use. The McR-27L seems to be about the same depth as the SF KL5 reflector but with a smaller exit diameter. This reflector can be used in heads from an OD of 1.250" and larger.
McR-27: This is my first reflector of a parabolic nature and is based on the venerable Pelican M6 reflector. It was first seen as a component along with the McCapsules and used as a mod for the Pelican M6 incandescent lights. It then became the reflector used in the McLux PR heads and then the McLux PR-T heads. The first Aleph, the Aleph 1 uses the McR-27. This reflector is similar in performance to the IMS 27 but typically has a slightly tighter and more intense spot portion to the beam. It has been used in various mods and other lights.
McR-38: This reflector uses the same focal length as the McR-27 but with more reflective surface to act on more of the LED's output. The result is an apparent tighter and more intense spot as well as corona. At the expense of more real estate, this reflector is basically more efficient than the McR-27. This reflector is used in the Aleph 3 head as well as by others in some mods and such.
McR-45: This reflector is yet an extension on the McR-38 and of course the McR-27. It shares the same focal length. The limited production reflectors have a more agressive orange peel so the effects of this reflector are somewhat less obvious than they otherwise would have been in comparing to the McR-38. This reflector will measure higher in lux than the McR-38 but the difference is most apparant in comparison in real world use where one can see a greater reach in both the spot as well as the restricted corona of the beams. This reflector is being used in the McLux HD45 which is now starting to become available in small numbers on the shoppe.
Aside from the McR-27L which is not available yet in production pieces, the rest of these reflectors are available to modders and interested parties from the shoppe.
For other builders, I am open to working with you on a wholesale level but please understand that I am not in a position to expand overnight in inventory numbers of significance or strictly on speculation. I have done and will do specific designs on a case by case basis but don't pretend to be an expert or even an adequate in the field of reflective optics and their designs. So far, I have done a pretty good job of faking it but the potential of a bomb is always there!