How about a reflectored L1?

GarageBoy

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Or is SF sticking with optics for now? Low beam on the current L1 is just a little dot, not quite enough for navigating. High beam is great,though
 

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SF L1 with reflector would be great light my opinion says. I'd buy several immediately. My current L1s are low-domes (older style), so luckily I have a little bit of flood despite the optics (but the tint sucks, so its a wash). L1 with reflector would give the beam quality and balanced beam that I want. I currently have to use a Lux-V SF to get this, including L2s, L4s, L5s, and U2s. I love these lights too, but there is a time when a 1-celled light is handier.
 

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You guys should check with Chop or CM as they used to mod L1's to reflectors and/or upgraded luxIII's....

That would give you a tight spot and sidespill...
 

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so17 was a straight drop-in in my L1. don't know about newer style L1's

huge improvement in beam quality!
 

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If the newer L1s are anything at all like the KL1, then a McR20 can be used. I modded a KL1 with a reflector a while back, and in hind sight, I could have done a couple of things differently. The bottom line, in any case, is that it can be done.

Although I can appreciate the efficiency numbers attained by the new optic used by Surefire, I still find the conventional beam offered by a reflector to be superior for all around use.
 

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I think that surefire should replace all their optics (L1, E1L, E2L, KL1, KL3...etc.) with reflectors. Reflectors rule...and I can't stand the square-ish beam that comes from the sf optic.
 

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colterbay2005 said:
I think that surefire should replace all their optics (L1, E1L, E2L, KL1, KL3...etc.) with reflectors. Reflectors rule...and I can't stand the square-ish beam that comes from the sf optic.

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Ditto!
 

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Wait a minute, why didn't I think of this before. Since the head is dumb, but is E Series compatible, can we use an Aleph head on one? The Ecan/converter gets in the way, but we don't need it
 

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This was Chop's mod on my L1-HA head :
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB14&Number=593570

He did another one on my L1-BK, making it into a LE-compatible head -- making it more versatile. I was kinda cheap /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif so I took the SO17xa route, but he actually offered for a turned-down McR20, which has more focused light.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB14&Number=890302

Since I had my L1-BK head modded to be LE-compatible, it lost it's L1-capability, thus I just had to bore down my L1 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif and make them E-compatible instead...thus accepting Aleph heads /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB14&Number=830486

GB> I think you need a custom eCan for an Aleph-head to fit into a stock-L1 body. The L1 contacts are a bit short and you also have to consider the protruding plastic locks of the circuit (on the body). Lastly, the L1 circuit drives at around 380ma for the older; and 420ma for the newest (ala-KL4)generation.
 

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Thanks, I really like the L1 form and the effcient electronics, but LOVE the A1/PR 27mm reflector beam
 
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