Amazon 55W HID 9 inch reflector 1.5 million CD bulb alignment increases throw.


Flashlight Enthusiast
Jan 23, 2010
Bear Delaware
I was able to improve the beam focus substantially on the amazon 55W HID. The beam is about as symmetrical as its going to get. Here are some before and after beamshots as well as a beamshot VS my K75vn90. Before i was getting 1.3 mcd and now i am getting 1.5 million cd. Its close to the k75VN90 in throw. Its actually closer then the beamshots indicate. The k75 just throws more total light down range so it does seam more impressive however hotspot intensity is similar. Also the HID does not suffer from the slight donut hole effect the K75 has. Which is a plus for HID. Hid is very sensitive to beam focus. It took a few tries to get the beam this good.

(Stock Focus Beamshot)
OLD hid BEAM by Alex Littig, on Flickr

(Beamshot after bulb alignment)
Hid after beam tune by Alex Littig, on Flickr

K75vn distance by Alex Littig, on Flickr

(55W HID)
hid distance by Alex Littig, on Flickr

Few more HID beamshots from different angles of the improved beam
HID beam shot by Alex Littig, on Flickr
HId beamshot 2 by Alex Littig, on Flickr
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Flashlight Enthusiast
Feb 19, 2008
Good job man!

HIDs just make me giggle when all that light is down range.