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Windows 7: Handheld Spotlight

11 Mar 2012   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Something that I have been trying to figure out...what is a HID light? I know what HID means on a computer, but not on a light.
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11 Mar 2012   #12
linnemeyerhere

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High Intensity Discharge uses an arc in gas to produce light.
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11 Mar 2012   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Sound a little like neon, but obviously it must be something more than that.
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11 Mar 2012   #14
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Usually the cars you see at night with bluish headlights. Very bright. Great lights if you're the driver. Not so much for the folks going the other way. Take a bag a money with you if you have to replace one.
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11 Mar 2012   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not having much luck find the perfect light for me. It seems that if I was determined to buy the perfect light, I would have to pay several hundred dollars...or more. I came across one light that was military spec. that had a price tag of ~$1500. Need I say, that is out of my ball park.
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11 Mar 2012   #16
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Is this light to be used in an vehicle (plug-in) or to carry around (battery powered)? You might check with a boat or RV center. They have hand-held and remote controlled. If it's to carry around, check the sporting goods outlets.
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11 Mar 2012   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No, I suppose that I might use it on rare occasion on the vehicle, but my primary intent is to use it from my apartment to observe the vehicle. That would not mean carrying it around much. I want a light that has rechargeable batteries and can recharge from AC (if it could also operate directly from AC without batteries, that would be a plus). I would prefer that the battery wasn't lead acid or ni-cad, but the price of li-ion, but it seems that carries a price toll. I did find a Klein light:

Klein X44 Xenon NiMH Rechargeable Spotlight - Klein Tools

with NIMH batteries, but the lumens is lower than I would like (600). It has a xenon bulb...how does that compare to halogen?
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11 Mar 2012   #18
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

How far away is your car from your apt. could you use a baby monitor and just listen in ! Then I would fix a powerful beam on the car and flick the light when you hear or see anything odd. It sounds like an area where it doesn't pay to have anything too nice in plan view.......bummer drag !
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11 Mar 2012   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I estimate the car at 100-125ft distance. I did see some remote controlled lights, but they were not cheap, and I can't think of a way to place it around the vehicle, except inside of it, and that would not illuminate the area around the vehicle in the fashion that I want. Besides, if I happened to be asleep when they were messing around, the light would just become another target for the thieves.
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11 Mar 2012   #20
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Wow! That's a very expensive FLASHLIGHT. 600 lumens is not very much. That would be like shining a 60W lamp outside. I thought you were looking for a spotlight.
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