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I get a kick out of these. I wonder how many they sell.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32814309660.html?spm=a2g1y.12024536.prod...

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Reminds me of JohnnyMac’s avatar!

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Cereal_killer wrote:

Reminds me of JohnnyMac's avatar!

Wow, I haven't heard that name in a while.

He hasn't logged in for 1 year 10 months.

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Whoa.

Ol’ Sparky…

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That really is a Car Headlight <img src= " />

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And it says it’s “Ultraportable”! Doesn’t look too safe though – look at the dangling battery connectors. But it’s probably pretty bright, right? Good find Plotthound Thumbs Up

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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We’ve seen so much today that it’s actually tough to find funny stuff. Most people “LOL” or even “ROTFL” without even chuckling. But this…

…this headlamp was funny. The X-braced straps really highlight the practicality of the product Wink .

“Gold brand high quality ballast”

They then show that this headlamp will help you harvest more ducks LOL , which is surely a universal problem, I would think. Everyone can relate.

It’s also “Ultraportable” and weighs only 0.56KG (1.23lbs.)

I notice that there are some other very-large-reflector headlamps down in the “Seller Recommendations” area, too. If I were rich, I might buy things like this as gifts Smile .

There’s nothing inherently “wrong” with this idea or product, but it’s certainly new to me and probably not something I would want attached to my head.

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Ultra-portable is one thing, but great for closeup work might be it’s real forte.

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OMG!

HID 220W and 18-20K lumen… that’s like five cars headlights full blast!
I wonder how practical it is considering the beam which look very narrow…

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Emitting Color: 220W This company needs a better English translator.

It doesn’t show the 40 pound battery you have to carry along with it. It would exhaust any ordinary decent sized 12V battery in short order.

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Great for Hunting!

It just screams “I am NOT a deer!”

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Oh good, just what I need, a head-mounted signal light to the space station…

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What would people think when they see you wearing that? Big Smile

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Vegas LED Fan wrote:
This company needs a better English translator.

…Vegas says, waving hand to include 99% of companies on AliExpress, Banggood, eBay, etc.

Yokiamy wrote:
What would people think when they see you wearing that? Big Smile

Even more of what you thought when you merely saw it on a web page Wink . “OMG, look at that guy! He’s got a headlight on his head and a car battery in his arms! They must be filming a funny sci-fi movie! Maybe we can be extras!

I think the whole reason they’ve elected to put this onto a “headlamp” is so you can use both arms for the battery.

Though hilarious, I’m now waiting for someone on BLF to buy one and rig up a 4S LiFePO4 battery pack for it…

I just glanced at the item page again and must admit that I laugh every time I see the alligator clips hanging off the back of the model. They missed a huge opportunity here, as this might have gone viral image if they had used an attractive female model instead. They probably couldn’t convince any to don it.

They’ve sold a few of these and the feedback is good, but not a single buyer has uploaded any images, let alone pics of them wearing it LOL .

Oh, and they “only” claim 18,000-20,000 lumen.

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Probably would make a decent thrower with the big reflector it has. I’m imagining a mod to a 2P or 4P 18650 battery pack and maybe a white flat. Is that crazy?

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There are plenty of similar models available, so you could pick whichever format that you think would be best to mod.

I’m not an emitter expert, so I may very well be wrong here, but I don’t think that it’s easy to mod a reflector for a xenon or other columnar bulb to work with an LED because the focal point is off. Is that a valid concern or not? Wouldn’t LED reflectors focus to the bottom opening while automotive-style reflectors focus to a point higher than that? Swapping an LED should make it near-sighted, I think Glasses .

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Pretty sure they're supplying NASA with that equipment.

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leftdisconnected wrote:
There are plenty of similar models available, so you could pick whichever format that you think would be best to mod.

I’m not an emitter expert, so I may very well be wrong here, but I don’t think that it’s easy to mod a reflector for a xenon or other columnar bulb to work with an LED because the focal point is off. Is that a valid concern or not? Wouldn’t LED reflectors focus to the bottom opening while automotive-style reflectors focus to a point higher than that? Swapping an LED should make it near-sighted, I think Glasses .

I believe you are correct about the focal point.. I’ve seen this argument about automotive retrofits (halogen to LED). I don’t know how useful the light would be either, but it would be cool in a goofy way

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Yes, it’s a cool idea and I recommend trying it, but the result might not be a decent thrower as that would likely require proper focusing. I merely wanted to moderate your expectations in that regard Wink .

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Thanks , I got a good laugh out of that !

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leftdisconnected wrote:
Yes, it’s a cool idea and I recommend trying it, but the result might not be a decent thrower as that would likely require proper focusing. I merely wanted to moderate your expectations in that regard Wink .

I can’t justify the funds and time in my current budget for a project this silly, but I do appreciate the thoughtful responses you’ve given. Thinking about it now, I haven’t seen too many “silly” lights around here in the build forums.. I think that would make a good competition category. We would likely see some real innovation in such a competition.
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f0xx wrote:
I haven’t seen too many “silly” lights around here in the build forums.. I think that would make a good competition category. We would likely see some real innovation in such a competition.
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Big Smile needs to be bigger! I wonder where JohnnyMac went, miss seeing his posts here on BLF.

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Hahahaha for camping…

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Anyone else remember the episode where Al Bundy made Kelly wear the “shoe lights”? I think the car battery was in a backpack? Maybe that’s where they got the idea!!

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jch10400 wrote:
Anyone else remember the episode where Al Bundy made Kelly wear the “shoe lights”? I think the car battery was in a backpack? Maybe that’s where they got the idea!!

They have them now, and I even remember the retarded teevee commercials for them. Eg,

https://www.nighttechgear.com/products/night-runner-270

where I can just imagine the 2 hotspots swinging up’n‘down, up’n‘down, up’n‘down, with every step you take while walking or especially running. Enough to give anyone epilepsy…

Still, Al Bundy deserves all the credit for his invention!

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