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    Default Strange effect armytek

    Iíve owned a few different armyteks and four of their headlamps, all warm tint. Thereís something that is just weird about what the light highlights compared to other lights I have. If thereís a patch of grass the headlight seems to highlight ( this sounds daft ) different strands of grass to other lights I have.

    The armytek Viking I have with the diffuser cap does not do this and everything looks as I youíd expect, but itís almost like the wizard seems to emphasise certain things that the light hits....itís weird. I havenít been on the forum in ages, but itís something thatís sort of bugging me Iím pretty sure my zebra light didnít used to do this.....Iím sure other people will have noticed this and it may have been discussed before. Is it something to do with the weird lens? Sorry if Iím not making much sense.

    Cheers
    Tulip bush

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    Default Re: Strange effect armytek

    The warm tint may be more natural to your eyes, allowing you to see more edge contrast and details... I know this is the case with my NWís and hi CRI lights.

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    Default Re: Strange effect armytek

    The whole idea of using experimenting and discovering different tints is to be able to see things differently than with the standard Angry Blue that we were all first offered in LED lights.

    I pretty much avoid anything that is not Neutral tint anymore unless I have already read that it is really pure white and not blue.

    Is this what you mean?

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    Default Re: Strange effect armytek

    Hello all,

    Iím pretty sure itís to do with the lens on the armytek headlights. My other warm armytek lights are just like any other light to me. The headlights however make all the longer stems of grass stand out over the other bits of grass ( I will check later tonight) ......it really is weird and distracting. Itís not a subtle thing you can really tell the difference, itís almost like itís reflecting different on certain strands of grass.

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    Default Re: Strange effect armytek

    The angle of incidence between the lens on your forehead and your eyes just below or to the side may be creating this effect. Shadows cast with a slight offset can create high contrast edges.

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