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dchomak
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50 days I waited for those 25mm fans from TMart. THEY NEVER CAME. |( Now all the yard work is done and it’s time to put the machines away. Before I did though, I thought I would install the finished lights, less the fans. Heck it’s freezing out now, who needs fans, right?
So as I started to install them it starts to snow! Had to hurry as I was getting wet, but here it is. No beam shots yet, but it’s freak’n bright. Each of the 4 XM-L’s is running at 2.5A so I guess about 750 lumens each equals another 3000 for the setup. In total now, there is 1200 lumen on top with the 32 nichia 119’s plus the 3000.
This spring I will install the fans and do some adjusting. I now realize I could probably fit 4 more XM-L’s in there. :bigsmile:
Here is a pic before the final install.

Here it is all tucked away, ready to be wired in.

As I write this, it stopped snowing and it had turned to a drizzle. Maybe I get to do some beam shots tonight.

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Cool!  My mower is still sitting in my garage waiting for me to get back to the headlights.  However, now it is in the way for getting the snow blower out!  (My mower is usually kept in another shed.)

-Garry

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Congrats Dchomak.  You win the biggest multi-emitter flashlight contest.

Seriously though, that looks real good.  Me likey.

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garrybunk wrote:

Cool!  My mower is still sitting in my garage waiting for me to get back to the headlights.  However, now it is in the way for getting the snow blower out!  (My mower is usually kept in another shed.)

-Garry


I almost forgot, a week ago Lowes got their new line of snow blowers out. It seems LED headlights are the new fad this year. I think you have a new project coming on.

I am going to get to work on mine………..starting right now!

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Congrats Dchomak.  You win the biggest multi-emitter flashlight contest.

Seriously though, that looks real good.  Me likey.

Thanks, I like it too, to bad I can’t use it now until Spring. Timing is everything.

I can’t even go out and test it in the dark……..it’s raining Sad

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This is all I could do tonight. The beam on the right is a FandyFire Warrior triple XM-L from FastTech for comparison. I think the only way to get a feel for the output is to compare the 2 at the same time. At one point I switch thru the modes on the Warrior. Actually the lightbar could be pointed higher for better throw, but it’s probably set right for it’s intended use. Like I said, this thing is freak’n bright.

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Wow.  I don't have a Warrior, but I have heard good things about them.  If I remember, Warriors throw better than SRK's. Your giant flashlight on wheels really spanks that Warrior in all departments (Throw, flood, brightness, and maybe slightly better tint too).  Actually, it's more of a kicking situation.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Wow.  I don’t have a Warrior, but I have heard good things about them.  If I remember, Warriors throw better than SRK’s. Your giant flashlight on wheels really spanks that Warrior in all departments (Throw, flood, brightness, and maybe slightly better tint too).  Actually, it’s more of a kicking situation.

Not to mention run time too, heck with it’s 5.5 gallon gas tank, I can run those lights for hours and hours! Big Smile Wink

I contacted TMart about the fans I never got and they now say they are out of stock! I opted for them to reship when they are restocked. I figure I may get them by next spring.

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