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    Default HDS Firefly 100% Diffuse GITD Reflector

    The last of the special GITD diffuse reflectors are here. The HDS Firefly.
    This gives a great diffuse beam (nearly as good as the old white diffuse reflector). There is no "hot spot" in the center at all.
    A new process was developed to make these. It's even worse than the others.
    This is by far the brightest glowing GITD reflector. It is insane. The length of "glowtime" is equal or perhaps even greater than the Double Beryl. It's as though a firefly had downed an entire bottle of "the purple pill" and was looking for a mate.

    We will have 20 available at the end of the month. Actual day is up in the air right now. Same price as all the others.

    Old white diffuse reflector:


    Firefly reflector:


    Close up of the Firefly Reflector in afternoon sun (1600 Tucson time).


    Same time a moment later in the shade.


    Glowing only. Light is off.
    Last edited by Hogokansatsukan; 12-12-2018 at 07:52 PM.
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    yep..... i need this in my life.
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    I have resisted on all of the others, this one I must have.
    I choose to carry a flashlight because I am often kept in the dark.

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    I need this. It would be my first.

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    Now that is a super-fly firefly.
    “May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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    Very cool!!!

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    Great job on these!

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    I'm not saying these glow massively bright... oh hell yes I am.

    Photos taken with the light off after being on max for 20 seconds in a totally dark room.


    These two photos had the light and camera about 2 feet away. The reflection is the Firefly reflector. The light is off.




    Camera was an iPhone 7.
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    Holy carp!
    "It's not rocket surgery"

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    Yes, that's the one I've been waiting for.

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    The reflector surface looks very special, like sand paper, or am I wrong? The 3rd picture in the very first posting in the sun makes me think like that.

    At all the resulting beamshot is cool. MAybe I throw all my old white diffuse reflectors away... ...and hoping for a green one!

    --Edit--
    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    The last of the special GITD diffuse reflectors are here.
    That is sad, because, there is no red one, white one, pink one, .... so much colors that will never glow in a HDS light.
    Last edited by WarriorOfLight; 12-13-2018 at 12:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorOfLight View Post
    The reflector surface looks very special, like sand paper, or am I wrong?
    Looks like the surface of shrimp tempura.

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    Yes, the surface is like sandpaper... or shrimp tempura.
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    Mmmmmm- shrimp tempura.... :drooling:

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    I really want one of these. I haven't been able to score any of the others.

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    Cool, a fur-coated reflector! The furcoat reflector it is. Well I need one. Any effect on CRI and/or color temp to speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKolmo View Post
    Cool, a fur-coated reflector! The furcoat reflector it is. Well I need one. Any effect on CRI and/or color temp to speak of?
    Green tends to lower CRI by .5 points. Color shift is minimal (you need a sphere to read it.)
    The only negative on this, if it can be called a negative as it seems of little importance, is that outside the huge spot (it's all hot spot so it seems odd to call it all "spill", there is a green tinge. I didn't notice anything on the others, but this sucker is so... so... so... bright freakin' green I'm not surprised and I only see it when in the dark (well, where else does one use a flashlight unless they are a bit crazy... like many of us) and you look at the very edge. Wouldn't even call it "spill". Hard to describe.

    For me, if I had to pick between the Firefly or the Double Beryl, I would have both. Damn hard decision. I'll get neither so I guess I'm safe. Maybe in 6 months we will do another run of them all and I will actually get to snag one and just get to play with one for a week.
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    @Hogo
    Do you have reflectors with an "imperfect" surface of the reflection area for low $$$? I'd be interested getting one. If I have time I'd try to create my own 100% white diffuse reflector. I would have everything paint, airbrush, ... But I will not do this on a full price reflector. It may also the case my idea will not work. Therefore the question.
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    @Hogo I ll send you mine beryl to use to see if you like it or not but I want it back🤔🤓
    Also how would the firefly work when used for lighting indoors say whilst doing photography?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorOfLight View Post
    @Hogo
    Do you have reflectors with an "imperfect" surface of the reflection area for low $$$? I'd be interested getting one. If I have time I'd try to create my own 100% white diffuse reflector. I would have everything paint, airbrush, ... But I will not do this on a full price reflector. It may also the case my idea will not work. Therefore the question.
    We do not. Our previous white diffuse reflectors were done by a vendor.

    Quote Originally Posted by usdiver View Post
    @Hogo I ll send you mine beryl to use to see if you like it or not but I want it back樂邏
    Also how would the firefly work when used for lighting indoors say whilst doing photography?
    I've gotten to play with the Double Beryl a lot, I just have not had the time to make myself one but thank you for the offer.
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    Hogo you said you’d have both the double beryl and the firefly but what would you have if you could only have one between the White or the firefly in terms of using for indoor photography?
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    Quote Originally Posted by usdiver View Post
    Hogo you said you’d have both the double beryl and the firefly but what would you have if you could only have one between the White or the firefly in terms of using for indoor photography?
    At that point, it wouldn't matter. Both are totally diffused.
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    Cool so I d have more or less the same lighting plus the cool factor (firefly on steroids)?
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    Any hint about what day these will go available?

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    Looks like around the second week of January. We have been pretty busy this holiday season.
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    Oh man oh man!

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    On January 14, 2019, the last of the GITD diffuse reflectors will go on sale at noon Tucson time. Our website will be updated in the next few days.
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    Great! Looking forward to these.

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    We have 20 and I expect them to be gone in about 2 minutes or less.
    I highly doubt we will be making any more for quite a while... and that's an HDS quite a while.
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    Thanks for updates

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