some people buy DCFix from Boaz on BLF. It is an adhesive textured film that you cut to fit. The glass lens makes a good template.pebble film
the 30 degree Pebbled Tir I installed came from Aliex.pic of the optic?
that is 12.5 Candela per LumenI expect about 5000 cd+ for something like 400 lumens.
very true, dedoming gives up the clearly defined circular boundary of the hotpot in a reflector (as pictured for HDS).. but the pebbled Tir diffuses the dedomed 519a more evenly (as pictured in the SC21 Pro)a dedomed 519a will make a slightly messy hotspot.
Ya I got a kit from convoy that had 5 different optics for the s2+. I tried the most narrow one but did not care for it and went back to the reflector. I was expecting something like the surefire optic lights but it just made a huge hotspot. I was hoping for more throw. I’ve just ordered an m21a with 519A. That big reflector should give a pretty good beam.that is 12.5 Candela per Lumen
fwiw, the HDS beam is 15 CD/Lm w a 219b (3000 candela at 200 lumens)
Stock HDS w 219b on Left, HDS w DeDomed 519a on right
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there are also clear Tir Lenses that can produce very focused beams, for example the LED version of the Surefire Aviator.. The difference is a Tir does not produce a spill around the hotspot.
I hope it works well for you, please post your impressions ;-)I’ve just ordered an m21a with 519A. That big reflector should give a pretty good beam.
The m21a is a c8 but with a 21700 body. I’ve never seen the led aviator in person, but from my reading it was disliked specifically because it is so floody. So I’m surprised to hear it’s on the throwy side. For me best led beam I’ve ever seen is the 400L model of the streamlight polystinger. I believe it’s an xp-e and it’s about 24k candela. I
First impression? It’s bright. It’s very bright. Lol. And throwy. And the nicest tint/cri I’ve ever seen. I chose 5000k for dedoming but now I’m not so sure I want to. I’m having a hard time preferring incans after a walk with this thing. 35%mode(400 lumens) and 100%(1000L) is hard to distinguish. The 10%(150L?) is damn near perfect for walking around. But even the 30% mode lit up a barn 250m in a very impressive way. Oh and maybe silly, but I really like the orange glowing switch I installed