10mm optics/reflector to xm-l?

Foliveira_PT

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Hi,



I'm new here, I have seen your amazing projects and now I also have a small project where, and I want to use xm-l led´s.





Need to ask you guys if there is any lens / reflector with 10mm diameter compatible with xm-l?
 

videoman

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Check out Ledil, Carclo and Khatod. I think Ledil has a few, interesting to see if optics/lenses made for the XP-G will work fine with the XM-L's in non critical applications. The die size of the xlm is larger , so check out the specs to see if it may fit. 10mm is rather small as the xml's die is 5X5mm I beleive. The base fitting end of the optic/reflector is around 6-7mm in diameter to fit it in. I sometimes had to drill out a bit of plastic to make certain leds fit in some optics that were not designed for them and worked out fine with pleasant results.
 

DaFABRICATA

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For reflectors, the McR10 can be bored/drilled to fit the larger diameter dome of the XM-L.
It will provide a large floody beam.

Here's a KL3 that I modified last week with 3 XM-L's paired with 3 McR10's that were bored to fit.
TONS of flood and actually throws suprisingly well due to the sheer overall lumen output.:thumbsup:


(Still a work in progress. (note the long lead wires) The recessed pocket below the XM-L's will hold an XP-G and an McR16, switched and driven separately.)

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videoman

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Just what I have been looking for. Those reflectors, do they come any bigger than 16mm, but not more than 24mm diameter ? and who carries them? what is the beam angle (approx.) sorry for too many questions.Thanks
 
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