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Old 04-16-2012, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default 24W HID flashlight question

So i purchased a 24W HID flashlight today. I wanted it for when i go on vacation and camping. Also there seems to be more and more foxes and coyotes walking around outside my work. I always walk around at night to make sure everything is ok since i work all night. Last pair of coyotes didnt seem scared of me, maybe a bright freaking light beam will freak them out enough Anyways I was wondering, is this sucker going to be too bright for crab hunting on the beach? Its suppose to be rated at 2000 lumens.
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Hmm, I have the 75W HID from eBay also, and it is indeed stupid bright. It is supposedly rated at 7800lm, though I'd probably say 6000lm or so would be more realistic.

I'm not sure what crab hunting requires, as I've never done it before, but I'd say the coyotes would be scared of it. Just make sure you test from a distance first, so they don't run up to you and maul you or something if they're actually attracted to it
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Default Re: 24W HID flashlight question

I bought this 35W HID from walmart and swapped out the the 6500K bulb for an 8000K and its insane.
I don't know that it will scare off a coyote though. (Im thinking dear in the headlights) might want to pack some pepper spray or an air horn that might scare them.
I dont know what crab hunting requires but I took mine camping and it made people mad in nearby parks.

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Default Re: 24W HID flashlight question

I have a 35w hid and coyotes around here just stop and look at them like led said. I have used my hid for crab hunting but it tends to get hot and battery life isn't that great but its definitely bright enough. We have always found that the brighter the lights are the better it works out we usually use 50w or 100w halogens or more recently we have been using raccoon lights similar to these which free up both you hands if your using nets.

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Hmm, maybe I'll stick with my trustfire "3800" lumen led light for crab hunting. I think it's funny they say it's 3800 lumens when it's really 1500...
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Got my flashlight today, sucker is BRIGHT. Gotta love the chinese/english translations they give in the owners manual... "The light brightness of HID flashlights is the 4 times the car light, the length can reach 1500meters."
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Got my flashlight today, sucker is BRIGHT. Gotta love the chinese/english translations they give in the owners manual... "The light brightness of HID flashlights is the 4 times the car light, the length can reach 1500meters."
Wow, that's cool..

Can you take some picture's ?

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Hmm, maybe I'll stick with my trustfire "3800" lumen led light for crab hunting. I think it's funny they say it's 3800 lumens when it's really 1500...
This one?
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I just ordered that one I wasn't expecting 3800LM but I was hopeing for more than 1500LM

I have this one.
Trustfire P7-F1 SSC P7-C (SXO) 3-Mode 900-Lumen Memory LED Rechargeable Flashlight with AC Charger - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

I put this XMLAWT 1000-Lumen LED Emitter White Light Bulb (3.0~3.5V) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
XML 1000LM into.
Its more like 800LM but its brighter than the P7 that was in it and even brighter than the headlights on my ATV.
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Ya thats the one i got. Its still pretty bright though. I compared them while my batteries lasted and the 24W wasnt too much brighter. For the price you cant beat it honestly. Im getting pics ready now. Nothing outside just yet though. Whenever my battery charger shows up from DX that i ordered last month, I can finally use my Trustfire again.
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Came in a nice case, with house and car charger

Here is the battery, even it has 3 LED's on it..


Here is it next to the TrustFire TR-3T6, as you can see its a big sucker.


Here are 2 pics of my office looking in thru the data center.
Here with lights off

Here with the flashlight on, pretty bright

Here i have it sitting on a table, the wall is about 50ft away.



Here i put it bellow my 18inch mega munny i had customized by an artist in cali. the flashlight is the only light on in this picture


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So where did you pick up that HID?
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I got it on amazon, cost me $85 plus shipping. You think that was a good deal?
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You planning on suntanning with the shortwave UV from the HID? WOw! That is an amazingly bright light!
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HAHA, i just caught some couple in an old cop car trying to get their freak on behind my work. Fools look like they seen a ghost, and left in a hurry.
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HAHA, i just caught some couple in an old cop car trying to get their freak on behind my work. Fools look like they seen a ghost, and left in a hurry.
Great discovery. New frontiers in science are made daily. ^^
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So i just had to send the seller of the flashlight an email... It wont come on now I took the battery out and recharged it, still doesnt work. This sucks.

Just noticed that the driver pill area gets hot when i turn the power on. Even though, the light doesnt come on.


Well dang they are quick, they already answered my email. Told me i have a 1 year warranty, then basically said to check the battery like i already knew to do. Looks like im going to have to send this off and get a new one... And DX has yet to ship my package so I can charge my batteries for the TrustFire flashlight. Also today while changing lenses i got a spec on my 405nm diode... What a crappy way to end the day. Then my first solder to one of my diode pins for my 1.3W laser i ever made came loose today, i knew it would eventually. Just didnt plan on fixing that too tomorrow...

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Wow, talk about amazing customer service. They agreed to ship me out this 35W http://www.amazon.com/Flashlight-Rec...d_sim_sbs_hi_7 instead of another 24W for my troubles. Guess i can wait.
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Lets hope it doesn't have the same issues...

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lets hope. if it does refund will be in order. Good thing about amazon is they will make sure you are happy. They are located in NJ and not some Chinese retailer, so i will give them a better shot at making good on their offer.

Now i wonder how much bigger the new one is going to be... good thing it has a strap.


They asked me if I was ok shipping it back and they ship me a new one after I give them the trackig number. I asked if I have to pay for shipping could they send me their 35W for paying for shipping again and for my troubles. They agreed and apologized for the ordeal.

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Interesting, the light and battery looks like almost the same as the 75W version, just with some of the battery tube sliced off the end

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Ya, they do look pretty much the same. I watched a video online that showed the battery had a blue and green led around the power button. Blue for 35W and green for 28W mode. Hope mine comes like that. Sucker is heavy duty though.

So i just had to cancel a order from DX... The whole reason i ordered from them last month on the 25th was to buy a charger for my 18650 batteries. I went ahead and got an iphone cord and some GID clicky button since they were so cheap. They finally shipped out those 2 items today and said the charger was still on back order. I went ahead and ordered a good charger from Larry and also ordered some Panasonic 3100 mAh 18650's. Already had 1 trustfire 16340 die and not hold a charge, so ill have to buy new brands in that size too. I cant find AW's for sale anywhere though.

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This one?
TrustFire TR-3T6 XM-L T6 3800LM Memory 3-LED White Flashlight - Black (5-Mode 3 x 18650) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

I just ordered that one I wasn't expecting 3800LM but I was hopeing for more than 1500LM

I have this one.
Trustfire P7-F1 SSC P7-C (SXO) 3-Mode 900-Lumen Memory LED Rechargeable Flashlight with AC Charger - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

I put this XMLAWT 1000-Lumen LED Emitter White Light Bulb (3.0~3.5V) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
XML 1000LM into.
Its more like 800LM but its brighter than the P7 that was in it and even brighter than the headlights on my ATV.
I got some new Panasonic 3100 mAh batteries for the Trustfire TR--3T6. Ill take a few of the same pictures when it gets dark as the 24W so you can see just how bright it is. Should give you a good ideal on just how bright it will be. I better get a good 35W in return, dang shipping cost me $15

Ok here are some pics for comparison

as you can see its still pretty bright, maybe even just as bright or brighter than the 24W with these fresh good batteries in(?) 24W is on right


Here's high mode

24W

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I've already got my Panasonic 3100mAh NCR18650A Batteries they came in a week ago. I just need my light now...
I hope its as bright as my HID but who knows...

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