Domed lens for Maglites?

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I doubt it, it would need a lip and to be domed, seems needlessly complicated may I ask why you want one? Better pressure resistance?
 

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I have a plastic one on mine, that I think came off a machinists dial indicator. ???
 

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Someone found some good ones a while back. I wanted to buy one but forgot too.

Here's an example of one that was a common item.

From this thread.


MacTech said:
I FIXED IT!!! :D

I've been very underwhelmed with the performance of the Terralux upgrade in the MM, so i purchased the BA1 adapter and dropped it into one of my 2C MagLites, that cleaned up the artifacty beam substansially, but introduced a new problem, the beam was too tightly focused when focused to a spot, the term "pencil spot" is very appropriate here

so i looked around my pile of accesories, found one of my rubber "anti-roll" head cover thingies used on the C and D cell Maglite, *AND* one of those large lucite "Light-Gathering" magnifiers, you know, that lump of clear lucite you put on a newspaper to magnify the text size, it's basically a light-gathering collumating lens

when i held it on top of the anti-roll thingy it tightened up the beam considerably, so tight that it projected an image of the LED die on the wall

so with a little brute force, i jammed the lens *inside* the anti-roll device, then slid the new lens assembly onto the flashlight head, it held securely, i lit it up, and found i could go from loose spot to a spot so tight that an image of the die is projected onto the surface....

when the lens is defocused enough, it throws a nice, smooth, wide spot of light, and when tightened down it *really* throws far

the only drawbacks to this setup are the light is no longer pocketable, and it's a little front-heavy, but i can live with that, this thing's now a real UV Throwmonster!

here are some pics of the light itself;
OpticMagUV.jpg

OpticMagUV2.jpg


some pics of the beam pattern;
Tight focus with reflector only;
TightUVspot3.jpg

Wide spot
Wideuvspot.jpg

Tight spots;
TightUVspot.jpg

TightUVspot2.jpg


and finally a QuickTime movie of the tight-to-wide spot focusing
 
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