A very generous friend, known as ATR216, recently sent me a Surefire (SF) Beamfilter for my E-series of SF lights.I love my SF lights, but I'm not too knowledgeable about their products as I am with the Spyderco line. So the beamfilter was a completely new product for me.
Basically what the filter does, is diffuse the beam, to create a softer beam that spreads out over a larger area.
This works wonders for my E-series LED lights, especially the E1L and E2L. These SF lights actually have very sharp, narrow and bright beams. They are very nice for medium and long distances, but a bit too bright in close. You wouldn't snuggle up in a tent with a book using an E1L or E2L.
With the beamfilter, the E1L actually becomes a type of bedlight for camping. It also makes lighting your way on midnight walks very comfortable. I no longer have to scan the light left & right to light my path.
Below is a shot of the E1L's regular beam.
And below is the E1L's beam with the beamfilter installed.
I have the beamfilter now permanently installed on the E1L. The filter fits equally tight on the E1e, E2e, E2L and even the L2. The L2's beam is already more of a spotlight, rather than a tight throwing beam, so the filter doesn't work as dramatically as with the E1L and E2L.
In all, the beamfilter is a great addition for camping or other prolonged outdoor use. It's in my EDC arsenal. I also love how easy it comes on and off. Furthermore, I like the added protection it gives to the regular lense of the light.
Bill, you rock! Thank you for an awesome gift!
Very nice Wouter and nice of you to do this ATR216. Another example of... you all already know .
Wouter, please chack you PM's.
Wouter...My pleasure....Your review of this Beamshaper ranks up with the
best on Candlepowerforums....William /Bill
ATR216. and flash99dark on CPF
THanks for the compliment William, that's something. Especially since half the writing over there is still advance physics to me.
Now SkyWouter can shed some more diffused light on the "Dark Side"
Originally Posted by Crafft
LOL!!! Mahalo my friend, I needed that! Regards and aloha to you and yours!
God bless and take care
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Now with lighting up the dark side, I think the filter has to come off!
Thanks Chaddakin and Boba Crafft.