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    Optic and reflector, belt and suspenders?

    Itís been a while since Iíve built any lights, and shopped for optics/reflectors. Are TIR optics inside a reflector a thing now?

    I crack open a lot of malfunctioning lights that come through the bike co-op. Was just taking apart a niterider micro 850 that was just barely turning on. Found an acrylic optic, but mounted inside a reflector. Just wondering if this is for looks or function. I guess it would catch the light that escapes the optic. First bike light/flashlight Iíve torn down that had both. Optic and reflector, belt and suspenders?-image.jpg

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    That is interesting. I wonder what type of beam it had - flood or spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    That is interesting. I wonder what type of beam it had - flood or spot?

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    I tried it on another niterider, kind of elliptical. Itís got a ribbed front on the optic.

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    How can you trust a light that runs both optics and reflectors? That light can't even trust its own beam.

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