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    Default HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Give a man a tripod and see what happens!

    First shots are about 160 Yards. Cam settings are F3.5 & 3.2 seconds. I would say I could have increased the F Stop (? not sure if that means open it up more or is it reversed?) Anyway, a longer exposure or a larger opening would have been more representative of what I saw with regard to corona and spill. All the spill is missing and some of the corona is missing. Next time!

    All Wattages are at the bulb.


    Barn Burner 80 Watts


    Costco 80 Watts


    Twin vector 192 80 Watts each for total of 160 Watts


    Blitz 84 Watts


    BB & Blitz


    Costco & Blitz


    Twin Vector 192 & Blitz


    Now some long range shots. Yardage is about 350 give or take.



    Blitz


    Twin Vector 192

    The Blitz reflector is just amazing at focusing. The color temp difference you see is very representative of what I saw.
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    WOW!! Yes, this does appear to be the heavy metal thread...lol.

    The Blitz is simply awesome BVH. Very nice job with the light itself and the picture taking. Increase F stop = less light but more depth of field. Lowering the F stop + more light but less depth of field.

    That Blitz is very impressive

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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Great beamshots. I tried outdoor beamshots once and they came out terrible.
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    Buttrock Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Those are some beautiful beamshots, thanks.
    Maybe one day I'll be motivated enough to sit down and do all the necessary work/ learning for an 80W HID.
    I'm positive I need one or two of them.
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    i love your lights man!!

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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Marvellous shots! The Blitz is amazing. I'm very impressed by that Costco too.
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    I am blown away by your Blitz!!! Its beam is like a laser compared to the other lights, and I imagine it must be able to brightly illuminate objects 1 mile away with ease. Thank you for sharing all these of the awesome beamshots BVH.

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    Thanks much for the beamshots. That Blitz has a hotspot that looks like it'll never end. Now I might have to build one of these. Thanks alot
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    That Blitz is amazing
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Very impressive Beamhost! Holy Moly!!!!

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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    I'll take a blitz to go please!
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    This thread is proof positive that commercial HID's are child's play.

    I mean 50w just doesn't cut it AT ALL compared to these.

    We need 100-200watt HID's with compact ballasts. Technology is too limited

    Nice pics Bob.



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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Yes, we need one of my 300 Watt Locators in an Xeray shell!
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    BVH... Nice shots my man. I wish I can get outdoor shots...or hell indoor shots to come out that good.
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Hey Bob, is that Blitz 84 one of Lips HID kits?

    If so, do you think the ballast would fit in my Ti-Mega?



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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Yes, it's one of Lips ballasts and I don't think it would fit. It's larger than the ballast I used in my Costco (TiMega) and that was a very tight fit. If you wanted to go with a smaller battery, it would probably work.
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    I'm sure that 9" reflector has a little to do with it!....

    So whose selling these all modded up and everything?

    I'll take one to go!
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Bob I decked my whole Ti-mega out, just a hollow housing.

    Do you think I might be able to still fit lips 84w ballast with a small Li-Ion?



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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Flashanator View Post
    Bob I decked my whole Ti-mega out, just a hollow housing.

    Do you think I might be able to still fit lips 84w ballast with a small Li-Ion?


    BVH
    It's larger than the ballast I used in my Costco (TiMega) and that was a very tight fit. If you wanted to go with a smaller battery, it would probably work.


    It sounds like that could be an option flash.

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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by BVH View Post

    All Wattages are at the bulb.



    Costco & Blitz





    Bob, I forgot that you had already compared the Costco80W to the Blitz84W so I was speculating on the differences in my most recent Blitz thread when I didn't have to. They're right there for me! That's just about the difference I expected though and perhaps the Blitz even exceeded my expectations. These really are great beamshot btw.

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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    I think BVH has the right combination!
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Maybe lips or someone else can correct me if I'm wrong. But From my understanding Lips offers H3 & H4 bulbs with his 84w ballast. Would H4 be ok in a Ti-mega reflector?



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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    That blitz looks like it could light up the darkside of the moon!

    You need a longer beamshot... 350yards is just childplay for the intensity of that beam.. lets bump it up to 750 (1/2 mile) and see if the other lights even make the trip!
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    It's 880 yards which just happens to be the distance between three powerline towers. Funny that you mentioned this since I was scoping out the neighborhood just yesterday. I'm trying to find a spot near my house that I could do this without offending anyone. Light pollution is a slight problem though.

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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    That would be an awesome beamshot.. the first tower would let plenty of light though to see the second and then the third.... great idea!
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    I was looking at one particular spot and for it to make a nice presentation I'll probably have to stand about 50 yards and 90 degrees to the first tower. That gives me enough angle on the third tower without the second tower being too binding. We'll see..... Lately it's just been too stinking hot here. It was pushing 100 degrees around 8:30AM yesterday. I stepped out at midnight yesterday to let the dog out and a blast of hot air came in when I opened the door. By the time I work in it or ride my mountain bike, I just feel like crawling into a dark cave and hiding.


    Here is what I look forward to every time my truck sits in the sun for about 20 minutes.



    That was on the shady side of the console. The top of the dash near the windshield was 242 degrees!!!
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    Dam! that heat is hot. If it makes you feel better, I'm freezing in winter atm.



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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    BVH, can you give me some details about how you modified that Blitz? And what is a "lips" ballast? - is that the name of a dealer?


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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    "Lips" is a member here.

    Here's my build thread - no pointer posts allowed so i could not directly link it.


    candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=221118&highlight=blitz

    or just do a search with threads i have started using "blitz" as a keyword.
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    Default Re: HID Heavy Iron Beam Shots

    would that be considered a pointer post? Can I link it?

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