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19.5mm 45-Degree Optical Lens for Cree XM-L T5/T6/U2 LED Emitters (5-Pack)
19.5mm 45-Degree Optical Lens for Cree XM-L T5/T6/U2 LED Emitters (5-Pack)

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Overall   (4.7)
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Nice even beam and intensity Diffuses and mixes the purple rings seen with non diffusing optics to make a perfect EDC Perfect for fixed lighting projects and affordable way to cover all leds
CONS
Some have a very small slight rough spot on one point of the lip that needs tidying up with some 1000 grit depending on how bad it is to ensure a clean fit especially if using optic with no glass holding it in so the o ring will seal
Very happy with the quality for the price, and a slight rough edge or two is to be expected at this price. Does not affect the beam in any way though just the fitment if the optic is used by itself without a glass lens which can be fixed with a quick 5 min bit of sanding. Currently using in Ultrafire host SKU 1198400 with a Cree XT-E R2-7B which is almost identical to a convoy s2+ host (would expect to work just as well in one) in regard to reflector and glass dimensions and has worked perfectly to blend the colours into a nice even warm floody beam. In optics without a diffusing surface the XT-E would have purple ring tint shifts that make it unusable especially noticeable in warmer tints so an optic of this type design is necessary, Very happy i purchased these and can put my XT-E's to good use
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Overall   (5.0)
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very nice neutral bordering on warm tint Typical high quality authentic Cree LED
CONS
none but would be good if the XML2 T6-4C bare dies were sold by themselves for people that like to reflow to a DTP board straight away
Accurate very nice tint and easy on the eyes neutral white with just a hint of yellow. Just a standard high quality Cree LED that is accurate to the specs listed. I reflowed this one to a 16mm noctigon and put it in a s2+ 18350 version running at 700ma max to make a reliable EDC with a nice tint and reasonable battery life on the small 18350s, worked out a really nice combination.
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Overall   (5.0)
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Price Reliability Add up to 8 7135s in total if needed
CONS
none
The most well known and reliable driver modules around for single cell li ion lights where Vf is lower then Vin, always are well soldered and reliable. Plus with 7135 regulators being so cheap it makes for an easy platform to add or remove them to get desired current output. Attiny13a powered so custom firmware is easy enough to find and flash too. Cheapest price around for genuine high quality Nanjg drivers
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20mm Copper Base Plate for Cree LED Emitters
20mm Copper Base Plate for Cree LED Emitters

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Overall   (4.7)
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DTP Price Quality
CONS
Are press cut/stamped compared to high end DTP boards but nothing that can't be remedied with a bit of sandpaper, has a very very minimal impact on performance though so I personally do not worry about it
Have reflowed a XPG2 to one of these boards and found all the solder pads were in excellent condition with no oxidation present anywhere on the board. These are DTP and perform very well, the centre pad looks raised in the photos but all 3 pads for the led to solder on to are completely level, there is a slight depression between the thermal pad and either sides that make it appear this way in the photo. Highly recommended and makes a big difference especially for 3535 size leds especially when run at over 1 amp. At this price there's no excuse not to go DTP on all builds or mods.
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24.5mm Beam Diffuser for Flashlights
24.5mm Beam Diffuser for Flashlights

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Overall   (5.0)
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Price Quality Well designed Diffusion properties
CONS
Will fall of quite easily if bumped or in pocket Beam does not suit being hanged upside down
Works great with tailstanding flashlights with very little loss of light(for a diffuser) compared to thicker silicone based diffusers. Also a nice diffusion pattern with the concave dome on top makes a pleasant lantern that is not harsh on the eyes. Tints appear quite some bit warmer when using this. Would recommend for any light capable of tailstanding but not for hanging upside down, the thicker diffusers work better for hanging without putting too much direct light to the eyes in my opinion.
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