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Old 02-08-06, 10:47 AM   #1
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Screw all you losers and your weak halogen lights!

I just found my new headlight.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ad.php?t=92396
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Old 02-08-06, 10:56 AM   #2
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I'd guess the supply is pulling somewhere around 1,800 watts maybe? Not that much compard to a hair dryer or toaster. It will run on a 15 amp breaker for a a few minutes before tripping it. A 20 amp breaker seems to handle it fine. Price was $450 for the light (with 2 remote control panels etc), and $225 for the supply. The connectors got pricey since they are not that common. Shipping on the light also wasn't cheap since it was packed in an enormous wooden crate with all the components separately boxed inside. I'll see if I can dig up a photo of the remote.

The light is sort of like a mini version of an advertising searchlight and can be moved around very easily.


You'd need a trailer for a battery to run that thing.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:03 AM   #3
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Ummm, that's the light Slvoid showed us, eons ago...
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Old 02-08-06, 11:11 AM   #4
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Ummm, that's the light Slvoid showed us, eons ago...
ya, and we've all been here for eons.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:15 AM   #5
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ya, and we've all been here for eons.
eons meaning sometime last year...
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Old 02-08-06, 11:17 AM   #6
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eons meaning after you registered---loser
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Old 02-08-06, 11:24 AM   #7
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Wow, there's a whole forum out there devoted to flashlights.

You guys stop bickering and be nice to each other, or you will be banished to candlepowerforums.com.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:38 AM   #8
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eons meaning after you registered---loser
LOL, my point being...
1. Not everyone registered on this forum spends every waking hour here. Some of us have things called lives. You might want to re-evaluate the meaning of "loser".
2. You might want to consider how many new members we have just since the new year, let alone how many since any old post about this light died.

Think before you post and call people names. And lighten up. Or I'll have your mommy remove your 'puter privileges.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:42 AM   #9
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haha... I couldn't resist. I'm just having fun witch ya just like you're having fun with the rest of us losers (ie, those of us that don't have that candlepower light).

"Think before you post and call people names." <-- good advice to which I'd like to add "Use the search function before you post something that has a good chance of already being posted."

All in all, I did get a kick out of seeing those images again.

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Old 02-08-06, 02:32 PM   #10
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"Think before you post and call people names." <-- good advice to which I'd like to add "Use the search function before you post something that has a good chance of already being posted."
Almost anything about lights (or other equipment), experiences, politics, attitudes, etc has probably been covered many times in BF. So everybody hush.....
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Old 02-08-06, 02:43 PM   #11
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Candlepower...candlepower...hmmm...has anyone actually tried using candles?

I'm sorry, I'll shutup now.
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Almost anything about lights (or other equipment), experiences, politics, attitudes, etc has probably been covered many times in BF. So everybody hush.....
That's right! Nearly everything that can be said already has been said. When does this forum go to a "read only" format? The moderators could re-post old posts and change the name to "Best of Bike Forums".

Come to think of it, those "search the forums first" posts have been repeated so frequently that anyone who requires this advice should just search the forums and anyone who wishes to to re-state it can provide a link to one of the many posts to this effect already there.

Of course the "read only" restriction should not apply to such original thinkers as thee or me; and an allowance can be made for new stuff, as long as there is some way to punish those who write old stuff and pretend that it's really new stuff.

I don't want to be a moderator BTW. I just want to tell everyone how the forum ought to be run.
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Old 02-08-06, 03:24 PM   #13
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Candlepower...candlepower...hmmm...has anyone actually tried using candles?
I'm using an old ship's lamp powered by whale oil.
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I'm using an old ship's lamp powered by whale oil.
This the right time for maritime lighting it seems. Check out the line of Halcyon.
http://www.halcyon.net/lights/helios.shtml
Then check out the prices at the retailers.

I thought the lights, batteries etc were interesting until I saw the prices.
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Candlepower...candlepower...hmmm...has anyone actually tried using candles?

I'm sorry, I'll shutup now.
Don't be sorry. In the early days of the original League of American Wheelmen night riding was done with carbide lamps like miners used to use and some cavers still use(?). That is essentially a candle at the focus point of a parabolic reflector.
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I think aadhils is right. I recall Slvoid writing that his GF bought him one those a while back. And then had to get him a tube amp to power it. And then get him a full body massage to power him.
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Old 02-09-06, 01:01 AM   #18
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Don't be sorry. In the early days of the original League of American Wheelmen night riding was done with carbide lamps like miners used to use and some cavers still use(?). That is essentially a candle at the focus point of a parabolic reflector.
I used to have an oil lamp headlight! and I used it too. It wasn't very bright, but it was quaint and I liked such things. It came with a parallelogram suspension mount that attached to the stem, to soak up the road bumps. Without it, a bump in the road would extinguish the flame. You could tell by the way it sagged if you were low on lamp oil. It had a reflector behind the flame and a lens in front. Honestly it wasn't very useful.
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Old 02-09-06, 06:33 AM   #19
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Uh... I think this is what happens when you put all my stories in a blender.

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I think aadhils is right. I recall Slvoid writing that his GF bought him one those a while back. And then had to get him a tube amp to power it. And then get him a full body massage to power him.
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Well, I haven't seen this lamp before, so the post wasn't a total waste.

I want one too, BTW, just to show off.
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