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Interesting, now I just need to find something to mount one of these on. Wink

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Interesting, now I just need to find something to mount one of these on. Wink

How about your noggin? Just add a head band and go crazy…

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Just weighed a light. Only 2.8lbs.

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Did you finalize the price?

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I’ve already posted a link to this on “difflock” a UK 4 × 4 forum. Not much interest yet, but I definitely want one next year.

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Did you finalize the price?

$300 for one, $575 for two and $825 for three for the first 60 lights as A introductory price. After that they will be $325 for one $600 for two, $900 for three.

Got bored last night. Overkill?

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Got bored last night. Overkill?

I think the word Overkill is banned on this forum.

I am currently extremely busy with work. Please do not expect a response from me quickly. I will be dropping in as time permits, but the amount of time I can dedicate to responding to topics and PMs is very limited.

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Bigtoy302 wrote:
Rockspider wrote:

Did you finalize the price?

$300 for one, $575 for two and $825 for three for the first 60 lights as A introductory price. After that they will be $325 for one $600 for two, $900 for three.

Got bored last night. Overkill?
!http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/bigtoy302/LedAX10800×600.jpg!

Looks about right to me

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Final bracket options and wiring. Weld on tabs are mild steel and the L bracket is 304 Stainless.

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Final bracket options and wiring. Weld on tabs are mild steel and the L bracket is 304 Stainless.

Must Polish until Bright And Shiny Smile

I am currently extremely busy with work. Please do not expect a response from me quickly. I will be dropping in as time permits, but the amount of time I can dedicate to responding to topics and PMs is very limited.

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Final bracket options and wiring. Weld on tabs are mild steel and the L bracket is 304 Stainless.

Must Polish until Bright And Shiny Smile

I guess you could if you really wanted. That is to much work for me. I am not into “shinny”.

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Wow, a little offtopic, but I see a very nice crawler there!

Axial AX10 axles, beef tobs, XR10 "C" and VP knuckles, VP alloy wheels and Sedona tires.

Curious about chassis and powerplant then!

Are you into competition also?

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Wow, a little offtopic, but I see a very nice crawler there!

Axial AX10 axles, beef tobs, XR10 “C” and VP knuckles, VP alloy wheels and Sedona tires.

Curious about chassis and powerplant then!

Are you into competition also?

Good eyes,

Vanquish chassis, Traxxas bigbore shocks, Mini-t springs, Titanium lower links, Holmes 35T hand wound motor, Tekin FXR ESC, CC bec at 7.4V, Hitec 7954hs servo, AX10 metal gear transmission, Overdrive gears front, Underdrive gears rear. I am not competing yet but I will after I get these lights moving. I have several friends that are already competing in Sportsman and 2.2S.

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Looks like the big producers of light bars have started to use XM-L as well now.

Take a look (for curiosity) at Vision-X Prime Drive Bars (just google it)

Theirs appears to have much less dissipation surface, at least this is what it looks like by eye. If so, their driver will dim the output to avoid overheating.

In the explanations they say the driver works in PWM, but it's not clear what frequency. I suppose high enough to not result in strobo-vision though.

By comparison Your bar looks better and stronger!

Also, even if I'm not happy to admit (because it's still a remarkable amount of money, LOL!), when comparing their price for the same size 6 led bar, your is cheaper Smile

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Looks like the big producers of light bars have started to use XM-L as well now.

Take a look (for curiosity) at Vision-X Prime Drive Bars (just google it)

Theirs appears to have much less dissipation surface, at least this is what it looks like by eye. If so, their driver will dim the output to avoid overheating.

In the explanations they say the driver works in PWM, but it’s not clear what frequency. I suppose high enough to not result in strobo-vision though.

By comparison Your bar looks better and stronger!

Also, even if I’m not happy to admit (because it’s still a remarkable amount of money, LOL!), when comparing their price for the same size 6 led bar, your is cheaper Smile

It looks like they are using MCE’s not XML’s. They are the only company that comes close to mine in output but the light is still bigger, A little bit less output, and almost twice the price.

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For the Prime bar I cannot say for sure, as it use TIR lenses so the emitter isn't clearly visible, but I can stand for sure that the Optimus series, which has alu smo reflectors, use XM-L. They were for expo in a 4x4 fair show here in Italy a few days ago and I got them in my hands, also compared the light and beam with a Xin-TD C8 and they are quite similar in output, but Optimus have a bit larger hotspot, which is good as a pure thrower isn't so useful when driving.

Anyway, sorry if I'm going offtopic with this. Wink

When will you have the first ones for sale? (I need no brackets, will make my own anyway, going to fit it over the winch tie-bars)

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For the Prime bar I cannot say for sure, as it use TIR lenses so the emitter isn’t clearly visible, but I can stand for sure that the Optimus series, which has alu smo reflectors, use XM-L. They were for expo in a 4×4 fair show here in Italy a few days ago and I got them in my hands, also compared the light and beam with a Xin-TD C8 and they are quite similar in output, but Optimus have a bit larger hotspot, which is good as a pure thrower isn’t so useful when driving.

Anyway, sorry if I’m going offtopic with this. Wink

When will you have the first ones for sale? (I need no brackets, will make my own anyway, going to fit it over the winch tie-bars)

I am hoping to start shipping Monday once I get my light programming dialed in.

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Start shipping monday?!?

Is there a preorder thread I've not seen?

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Considering what people pay for Nitecore stuff, you should definitely consider higher price for this amazing (and unique) bar.

IMHO

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Start shipping monday?!?

Is there a preorder thread I’ve not seen?

No thread yet. They are not officially for sale yet. I am working on my website now. I should have it up tomorrow.

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Holy ****.

I just signed up and cannot believe I never saw this before. I was working on my own light bar (kind of a big market here in Australia) but never got my ideas past the paper stage – I have this nasty habit of taking on too many things at once :/

Anyway…you’ve done almost exactly what I was going to do, so why bother now lol. Awesome stuff. I will be buying two when I’ve finished throwing (lots of) money at my custom P60 project.

Big market down under as well. I personally have a few mates that would be very interested in this.

- Matt

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Here is a quick video showing how the light operates.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meweCkt2Tqs&feature=youtube_gdata

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Awesome!

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Lights are now for sale.

For people outside the USA pm me or Email me Ryan@rydelfab.com

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Any thoughts on doing a smaller pair for offroad BUGGIES?

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Bigtoy302 wrote:
Lights are now for sale.

For people outside the USA pm me or Email me Ryan@rydelfab.com

www.rydelfab.com

I think My friend Jimmy is going to be one of your 1st customers.
I turned him onto this website about 2 weeks ago and he fell in love with the Light bar. He has one of those Side by Sides.
Just emailed him your new website address and told him “Just order the Thing!”

Anyway, hope he does because I want to see it in use up close and personal.
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Received yesterday the light bar, and even if it was not yet mounted on any vehicle, I was very curious to see the output, so wired in a pushbutton an a RC Lipo battery 3s (11,1v nominal), and as soon as evening came in I started playing with it out of the window!

Wow! Sure now my neighbours think very bad words about me but, boy was it fun! It's impressive how a handheld unit like this can enlightend to daylight the backyard and surrounding buildings!

And my very compliments to Ryan also for the hyper-professional look of the finished unit, it looks and feels much more stylish and refined than some famous top dollars brands!

Great!

Cool

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Received yesterday the light bar, and even if it was not yet mounted on any vehicle, I was very curious to see the output, so wired in a pushbutton an a RC Lipo battery 3s (11,1v nominal), and as soon as evening came in I started playing with it out of the window Sure now my neighbours think very bad words about me but, boy was it fun! It’s impressive how a handheld unit like this can enlightend to daylight the backyard and surrounding buildings!

And my very compliments to Ryan also for the hyper-professional look of the finished unit, it looks and feels much more stylish and refined than some famous top dollars brands!

Great!

Cool

Thanks,

Post some pics when you get it mounted.

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Here is what I am working on now. Cree MT-G2 with a 45mm reflector. Round housing about 2.375” diameter. I just got the LED and reflector from cutter today. I did mount the LED on a chunk of aluminum and fired it up off my bench power supply. This thing looks great inside my shop. I can not wait for it to get dark and get some beam shots. This thing should be a monster flooder!

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Bigtoy302 wrote:
Here is what I am working on now. Cree MT-G2 with a 45mm reflector. Round housing about 2.375” diameter. I just got the LED and reflector from cutter today. I did mount the LED on a chunk of aluminum and fired it up off my bench power supply. This thing looks great inside my shop. I can not wait for it to get dark and get some beam shots. This thing should be a monster flooder!

Very nice. I can’t wait to see what type of beam you get with it.

Richie

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