It would seem HID is dead.

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Enderman wrote:
I think I will be able to pass the maxabeam with my next LED flashlight build, but it’s gonna cost a lot of money and be pretty large.

Enderman will build another Zooka LOL

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Kudos to You for even attempting it!

I would still recommend saving up for a (used) Maxabeam. It’s such a great toy with motorized focus :D. The current models have no Step-Down and all Xenon bulbs have 100cri, so the light quality is much higher compared to LEDs.


Thanks Smile
It’s expensive though, like $500+ usually, which I could put towards my next flashlight project.
On top of that, it is like 1.5x more expensive for me thanks to the canadian dollar xD

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Enderman will build another Zooka LOL

Certainly, I will not stop until I have a non-bulb flashlight that can beat all of those short arc lights on that graph Wink
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Well I guess you’re gonna need some serious XXXL aspherics for that… Good luck Thumbs Up

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luminarium iaculator wrote:
Well I guess you’re gonna need some serious XXXL aspherics for that… Good luck Thumbs Up

Not this time, it will be reflector only Big Smile and thank you
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I made an ‘invention’ for a reflector LED light:

“Wavien dome”

The dome will have to be attached to the glass lens

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Jerommel wrote:
I made an ‘invention’ for a reflector LED light:

“Wavien dome”

The dome will have to be attached to the glass lens


Pretty similar to the design often used for short arc lamps:

Compared to a lens+wavien collar of the same diameter it will have less lux though, since the lens won’t have the dead spot in the middle.
The lens will also give a tighter beam since all of the points on the surface will be at a longer distance from the LED.

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Tally-ho wrote:
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“Good”, “affordable”, and “HID” seldom collide in the same conversation.

How about “ultraportable”, “affordable”, “HID”…“headlamp” ?



 


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Enderman wrote:
Jerommel wrote:
I made an ‘invention’ for a reflector LED light:

“Wavien dome”

The dome will have to be attached to the glass lens


Pretty similar to the design often used for short arc lamps:

Compared to a lens+wavien collar of the same diameter it will have less lux though, since the lens won’t have the dead spot in the middle.
The lens will also give a tighter beam since all of the points on the surface will be at a longer distance from the LED.

Sure, but it would be fun (difficult fun) to try on the GT for example.
No more spill and a bit more beam.

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Jerommel wrote:
Sure, but it would be fun (difficult fun) to try on the GT for example.
No more spill and a bit more beam.

Yup.
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Wait…I must have missed that memo about hid’s getting phased out. Facepalm

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hron61 wrote:
Wait…I must have missed that memo about hid’s getting phased out. Facepalm

Hmm, what’s the “texture” on the front lens of the Polarion?

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It’s a factory diffuser. It just clips in the grooves of the bezel ring. They work amazingly.
I call the diffused light from this a big ol ball of cotton beam, removes the hotspot completely.

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Recently saw this Czech company, they make 4 models all HID, top one -> throw 4 kilometers…

 

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hid has advantages on throw, but in many situation a sililar sized light like the BLF GT with LED is more useful

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