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Windows 7: Handheld Spotlight

25 Mar 2012   #71

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
There has been much discussion, and changing of laws amongst the various State DOT Bureau's on just that concern as younger drivers opt to install those brighter headlight systems, not only are they blindingly bright, but they can set the wiring systems of the vehicles they are installed in on fire if they are not matched properly.
I'm beginning to feel that it would be best if I left things as they are...too many possible risks to consider.

I have found some references that xenon's are brighter, but no actual studies.
By the way, I have found references that it is okay to physically touch Xenon bulbs. Caveat Emptor.

I would think so.
Consider the Mag-Light with its capability to adjust the beam angle from spot to flood. you may find this page there interesting: Flashlight Performance.
I'll look in a moment.
On page five of the manual it states "4. Pull off the front rubber edging." Pulling it off/removing it would be difficult being its brand new.
Using a hair dryer to warm the front rubber cover, small screwdriver, and a small cat's paw would be tools I would consider.
Thanks for find that, I have a tendency not to read instructions too closely[quote]

I only offered those visuals as a guideline to the H4 reference, if my bulb didn't have a coating on the tip I would not use it as a replacement either, unless I had no other choice, and I desperately needed a replacement bulb.
Fortunately, I'm not at a point to have to make a decision yet.

The Count understood a universal law of nature.
You can take any object, and apply a force to it, and under experimentation find the limits of said force until the object will stop working.
Once the consequences are understood, the usage of a mis-matched system can produce increased performance. But, at the cost of decreased longevity.
Laws of nature, I somewhat understand, but who is the Count?
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25 Mar 2012   #72

Windows 7 Pro-x64

You need to compare the specifications of the individual bulbs. A watt is not a measure of brightness. It's simply the amount of power or energy used by the bulb.
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25 Mar 2012   #73

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

Thanks, I know what a watt is, but I had thought that there would be a direct correlation between it and brightness, but I was wrong.
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26 Mar 2012   #74

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Laws of nature, I somewhat understand, but who is the Count?
The Count is the person you quoted from the Amazon link you provided in your post #69.

His full review:
Count Bernadotte, IV "Countbernadotte" (Kingdom of Sweeden) -

This review is from: Cyclops C18MIL Thor X Colossus 18 Million Candle Power Rechargable Halogen Spotlight (Tools & Home Improvement)
I had had the Cyclops C15MIL, rated by the manufacturer 15 Million Candle Power, before I bought this from Amazon. I tested the light intensity output of both only to find out that not only were they identical, but they also fell far below the fantastic claims of 15 and 18 Million Candle Power. ... Actually candle power rating is such a misleading method of rating light output that it should be outlawed!

Instead, I measured their Luminosity in terms of Lumen Units; both have registered identical readings of 1423 and 1417 Lumens respectively, where my older C15MIL scoring the negligibly higher rating.

The part you used:
I then removed both their Phillips 130 watt quartz halogen lamps and replaced them with a pair of Seoul H4 55 watt 6000K Xenon HID bulbs which were parts of an auto light replacement HID kit that I bought on eBay and hooked them to their Hella ballasts which came with the kit and tucked the ballasts under the reflectors where there is an ample volume for that. I resealed both spotlights, fully charged the batteries and turned them both on.

YeeeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!! The Sun shown at 11:00 PM PDST!!! .... I instantly ended up with a pair of Cyclops 4500 Lumens each, turning the Pacific Northwest late summer, early fall night into broad daylight at a fraction of the cost of buying an HID Spotlight. [...]
Source: Cyclops C18MIL Thor X Colossus 18 Million Candle Power Rechargable Halogen Spotlight: Home Improvement
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27 Mar 2012   #75

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Maybe you can get the latest firmware updates and overlamp your flashlights bulb? of course you'll void your warranty!
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