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    Sunday evening a dozen for us hard core flashaholics ventured to the eastern outskirts of the city of Las Vegas to comapre some new lights. Berfore I begin, a few thanks to Polarion, StreamLight, Led Lenser (Coast) and AE Lighting; these vednors loan us lights to compare.

    Besides known quantities like the X990, N30, Polarion X1 and Helios, the following "NEW" lights were compared: AE Xenide 20 watt, Coast 7 Cluster Cree, a Polarion Helios 50watt, Databank 70, and a StreamLight HID. I forgot to bring a lazer range finder, but I check the data log from my gps. The far mountain is appx 550 yards


    A quick analysis... the 20watt AE Xeninde was about even with a 7 cluster Creee. The 50watt Helios seemed about the same as the 40 watt Helios. The StreamLight is right there at the top with the Polarions (note: the StreamLight is HUGH in size....) The Databank 70 kicked butt..... but in the end, the HyperBlitz was king of the hill.


    The "wide angle" shots



    and now the cropped shots
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    Jeff, what is the Kelvin color temp of the Databank70?
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    Default Re: Shot Show Shoot Out

    bvh

    don't know. the Databank 70, has seventy P4 Cree emitters, with optics
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    Owww . . . .


    My eyes !

    My eyes !


    Seriously, those are some VERY bright lights.


    Thank you for the visual comparisons.



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    Hello Jeff,

    Thank you for posting the pictures. That was a fun night we all had out there.

    I'm glad that there are now some beam shots of the most impressive LED light that I have ever seen; the Data Bank 70.

    Now I just have to figure out how to build something self-contained and portable that will blow away my HyperBlitz.

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    Excellent.
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    Nice stuff


    I have HyperBlitz drool. baddd


    U guys should have went 2 AREA 51, scare the Aliens. LOL





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    , thanks for posting these

    the mag 623 is impressive.......that a incan can stand so well against all those great HID's

    btw does someone has the specs of the Volcano?

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    Nice pics Jeff!
    The X1 still seems to be the throw champ of the Polarion products.
    Do you have a pic somewhere of the Databank 70?

    Take Care,
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    Default Re: Shot Show Shoot Out

    Here's a pic from the SS2008 Party Pictures Thread. pk on left, data on right, and the honeycomb thingee is the Databank 70

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    Great job on the beam shots as always. Looks like a lot of fun.
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    There is a PH50 now........? How did I miss that?

    Thanks for the always great shots. I always feel spoiled by your beam comparisons.

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    Excellent shots! Thanks very much for this - very useful.
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    Awesome pictures! To have all those at one location was a rare treat for sure. !st time I've see the HyperBlitz-WOW!

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    Out of curiosty, has any1 built their own HyperBlitz? With the compact LiPo battery setup? I'm only interested in LiPo's due to their size & weight. I really like the pelicon case idea.


    Later.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nos View Post
    ....btw does someone has the specs of the Volcano?
    There is info about it here.

    I was surprised by how well my vintage hotwire toy did compared to all the HID illumination tools.

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    What did you guys do to that Streamlight Lite Box? We just installed 14 of them in our office building and those 20 watters don't look anything like the Box in the Shoot Out.

    Killer photos. I like all the lights. The Databank causes me to realize I'm a very normal person. I have a great affection for that Volcano. Anyway all those lights are impressive.

    Thanks for thread, Jeff and thanks to all the participants of the ShootOut.
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    The Coast 7 LED light is pretty impressive for a relatively low number of LEDs.

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    I woosed-out for the event, even after packing a tanklight. Froze my a** off walking from the far end of the convention center to the Monorail station, and again from the station down into my hotel! Also didn't have concrete directions, though talking with the Garmin folks on Monday, turns out I could have entered the coordinates in the GPS and found my way there!

    Oh well,

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    Mr Ted Bear

    Thanks for the wonderful beam shots! It was a blast seeing you again and meeting everybody. That must have been a lot of work putting all this together.

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Shot Show Shoot Out

    Excellent work Ted Bear!

    Data,

    How is the Data 70 LEDs holding up? How many cycles have you ran the D70?

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    Great post Ted - thanks alot.
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    Nice. I am building a similar Mag623, albeit with an FM3V-2 head. Good to know it will stand in good company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icebreak View Post
    What did you guys do to that Streamlight Lite Box? We just installed 14 of them in our office building and those 20 watters don't look anything like the Box in the Shoot Out.

    Killer photos. I like all the lights. The Databank causes me to realize I'm a very normal person. I have a great affection for that Volcano. Anyway all those lights are impressive.

    Thanks for thread, Jeff and thanks to all the participants of the ShootOut.
    That Streamlight's new HID LiteBox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitroz View Post
    Excellent work Ted Bear!

    Data,

    How is the Data 70 LEDs holding up? How many cycles have you ran the D70?
    Probably about 20 cycles and no problems with the LEDs.

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    Thanks, Bill. I was completely blanking on that.

    Data -

    It looks like you really had PK's attention there. It's surprising what intensity your creation attains at distance.
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    Wow! Thanks for the photo's! There are some incredibly bright lights out there. I have been trying to decide to purchase a nice little Accro or the Lightbox monster I have in my possession. Right now I have to work every night in town, so I have not been able to do long range beam comparisons more than a few hundred yards. Seeing these pictures may help sway me to the Lightbox.

    Thanks again for the photos... I wish I could have been there to see the lights and fellow cpfr's!
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    Impressive throw coming from the Lightbox! I also noticed my earlier comment about the PH50 with a big question mark...haha. I'm only guess that it was the same output as the GB and production models though. I guess Ken would be able to answer that.


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    I have added this thread in to the "Spotlights/HID Threads of Interest" sticky.
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    Great addition with all of those great beamshot comparisons.


    Thanks David!

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