I'm thinking about getting a 1D mag and 4AA adapter (ModaMag). I intend to run it on 3 AA Lithiums (using the spare AA space for a Li protection circuit as all my AAs are unprotected), with the option of being able to drop to 3/4 alkalines in an emergency (although I haven't worked out how to overcome the limitations with the protection circuit etc).
What are the best options for bulbs to use? I want to stick with standard, easy off the shelf bulbs if possible (to reduce cost). I also don't want to replace the reflector/lens/switch/socket at the moment, I just want a light that shines brighter than it should (I really want to be able to out shine my friends full size 6D mag).
Also how hard can you drive the 6D mag bulbs? If I run it on 3 lithiums it'll be running at 33% above spec. Are there higher voltage esay to find bulbs that will run ok as the lithiums discharge to 9v?
Does anyone have any data on current draw for the bulbs also? I'd like to be able to estimate run time. Preferably I want to get 1hr+ from my 700mAh Li-ions.
Lots of questions I know. Sorry. I've tried to search but every extra post I read convinces me more and more that I want to spend $100+ (that I really don't have) on a big bright hotwire...