Ultrafire wf-500 reflector question

kyhunter1

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I have a Ultrafire WF-500 flashlight with a lumens factory 630 lumen lamp in it, and two AW18650's. My reflector is OP. Can you get a smooth reflector for this light? If not, are there any CPFers that polish reflectors to a smooth mirror finish themselves? My light set up really rocks, it is blazing bright. I would like for it to throw better, and I really need a smooth reflector for this. Any ideas?
 

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I'm in the process of getting this setup as well. I've read in some other posts that if you screw the bulb further into the reflector, it creates a tighter hotspot. You'll need to remove the o-ring from the bulb for this... appearantly this increases throw 15-20% over the stock bulb. :whistle: .. thats if you havent already tried this...
 

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Will have to give it a try. I have the Lumens factory lamp instead of the stock one. Either way, this is still one awesome light.
 

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Just tried it... It made my light more floody, and a larger less intense hot spot. That would = less throw. I put the o-ring back in.
 

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Are there any one on the forum that could take my OP reflector and polish it to a smooth mirror finish?
 

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You could possibly experiment, get another reflector and some polishing compound. But i don't know where a person could find some special polishing compound. Maybe someone else knows?
 

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I don't think you'll have any luck polishing it smooth, the coatings are very thin and very fragile. But no harm in trying I guess, Lighthound can sell you a replacement if you ruin it.
 

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I just had a thought, Is it possible to fit another deeper reflector in here... that would give more throw?... even with a different bulb type with be interesting :thinking:
 

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hmmm Maybe something from the magmod stable can be applied here, because the wf-500 has about the same sized reflector as a mag if im not mistaken :thinking: . I wouldnt go the hotwire route because this is going to be a practical walking light for me, and 2 x 18650 IMR's wouldnt give much runtime with a veryyy high powered bulb. Though Im new to incands .. maybe somebody more knowledgable can suggest something :shrug:
 
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