SOLD: Megaray MR250, **PRICE REDUCTION** 132 Watt Short Arc Searchlight BEAM SHOTS ADDED, Mint!

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SOLD: Megaray MR250, **PRICE REDUCTION** 132 Watt Short Arc Searchlight BEAM SHOTS ADDED, Mint!

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PRICE REDUCTION

Currently for sale on Ebay and the other flashlight forum:

“Up for sale is a perfect condition handheld military ultra long distance searchlight. It’s in the class of the more widely known Maxabeam military handheld searchlight but is about 1.6 times as powerful. All components look new and unused, not a mark, scratch, ding, dent, tear or any other damage on any piece. I’m calling it “used” because I don’t know if it’s new, old stock or hardly used. When the front part of the light is extended, it produces a Laser-like slender 2-degree beam that puts bright light on a target well over a mile distant. In-fact, the beam travels so far that you would need binoculars to identify what the bright spot is hitting at distances over about 3,000 to 4,000 feet. It is quite spectacular to see in-person. For closer-in use, the front end of the light is retracted and produces a wider, floody style wall of light. There is a “select” switch that allows the light to be used at a lesser power and also in a strobe mode.

The package does not include any batteries. The batteries are placed in the vest and connect to the wiring harness inside the vest, The other end of the harness has the mating plug to the plug on the light cord. The required batteries are available anywhere and are simple 12 Volt, 9-12 Amp Hour sealed Lead Acid type. The unit originally came from the factory with a total of 4 each, 12 Volt, 9 to 12 Amp Hour batteries wired up in 2-Series, 2 parallel providing 24 Volt input to the light. You can get these batteries for about $20 to $25 each almost any place online that sells batteries and in many brick and mortar store. The light will automatically operate on any input Voltage from 12 to 30. I have programmable DC power supplies and tested the light using them at both 12 Volts and 24 Volts as the power source. The original factory Lead Acid battery charger is included as are shoulder straps for the light and the carry case.

I will ship this light only to the United States.” (End of Ebay ad)

I’ll give a $175.00 discount for anyone here on BLF that wants it. $979 plus FREE shipping to the US

Beyond that, if you buy it and want to use Lithium RC packs to power it, I can rig the input cable wiring to accept up to a configuration of 2 Serial/3 Parallel packs with Anderson Power Pole connectors. You can get over 2 hours run time if you go the 6-Lithium battery route.

I bought this as a “New, Old Stock, not working” package off Ebay. Why? because I love working with and fixing Short Arc lights. So as soon as it arrived, I had the case halves split to see what I could see. The light does look new and unused, inside and out. I discovered that everything was operational except the ignition system. Capacitors are a frequent old age failure component. They can fail just due to old age with or without use. So I pulled the 3 ignition film caps off the board, tested them and found that they had only 10% of their rated capacity. I bought 3 new caps, installed them and she fired right up. (Thanks to FritzHID for his help in this.) Also good news, I measured power to the lamp at 132 Watts so she is over-performing the manufacturer’s specs.

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i mean maybe a beamshot or something @ $1100… something to make me want it.

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OK. By popular request, I’ll try to get a few pics tonight if the weather holds.

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Doubt many BLF’ers know what this even is. I have wanted one for the longest time and would snatch it up in a heart beat but I have no money to spare right now. Good luck! Can’t wait for the pics!

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ImagioX1 wrote:
Doubt many BLF’ers know what this even is. I have wanted one for the longest time and would snatch it up in a heart beat but I have no money to spare right now. Good luck! Can’t wait for the pics!

Think Maxabeam but on Steroids. That is what the Megaray is. The newest Maxabeams are 85 Watts when latched on high and it produces an approximate 1 degree beam. This Megaray is 130+ Watts and produces a 2 degree beam. On a large tree target of about 750 Yards, the Maxabeam lands a very bright spot about the size of the tree – on the tree. Because you can’t see anything except the tree, it is difficult to tell that you are actually seeing a tree. The Megaray lands a very bright spot (maybe 10% less bright) on the tree but the bright spot extends beyond the tree – about double the diameter. This makes the tree stand out against the lit up background letting you actually make out that the light is illuminating a tree.

If you’d love to have a Maxabeam, you’d also love to have a Megaray.

New Megarays are around $7,000 and are now at 175 Watts.

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This target is about 1932 Yards – about 1.1 Miles distant according to Google Earth. It’s done on the same range as I used for the Leopard 1, 450 Watt tank light. Here’s the thread:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?437017-New-Short-Arc-...(E)-German-Leopard-1-Tank-Light&p=5120372&viewfull=1#post5120372

In that CPF thread, watch the daytime video and at about 32”, pause it and you’ll see the bare spot of white’ish earth on the hill about 1/3 of the way up the height of the white chimney on the house to the left. That’s the same white spot in the MR250 zoomed and cropped pics. Then go back to the beginning of the video to see how far away it really is.

Slight zoom:

Close-up as much as I could without loosing clarity:

Closeup shot cropped and enlarged

Overall, the pics are a bit brighter than in real life. The beam is a little less intense and not as blue.

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ok, Here’s another $75 price cut. $1050 shipped to you U.S. door.

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as with most others, would’ve to see this up close and personal….

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Another $71.00 price reduction

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SOLD

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congrats to the both of you!

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Congrats on the sale, to both parties !

 

i had one of these on my Unobtanium list for a decade, still just cannot afford it. Nothing else like it, and at $1k just incredible. You will not be disappointed:-) 

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Congrats Smile

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Thank you all. It’s good knowing it’s going to a good home.

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