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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeam22 View Post
    +1 about what an excellent and highly useful light the Stanley is. I was just stating my opinions on the two lights since I own both of them, and if I could only have one or the other I would go with the Pro’s Favorite and probably wouldn't really miss the Stanley due to how I prefer extreme throw. It is very true that the Stanley has a wider corona and more light output than the Pro’s Favorite, which can make it a much more useful and practical light for closer range use. Its small size is another big plus in its favor. I love my Stanley HID, and do highly recommend it. Glad to hear you are happy with yours, liteitup.
    love my stanley just not the 8k color so much...

    And dont get me wrong about the PF light. I am seriously just trying to hold myself back right now from buying one and throwing a 55watt hid to it... with a lipo pack and an led back lit voltmeter... Some of those lights look just so good modded... J

    ust because the stanley is more useful for what i use it for doesnt mean i dont want something that throws like a laser just to impress ppl with... lol

    Like i said, 2 awesome lights, two different uses. Can a CPF member ever truly be happy???? the answer is no haha..

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    Hey BlueBeam22 I've recently located this light of yours in our local Repco Auto Spares store, I was in an awful hurry so I didn't notice either the branding nor price... nevertheless it's now available downunder for anyone who's interested!

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    Hey BlueBeam22-I have a question as well.I was at a Cabelas sporting goods store yesterday and saw a twin beam 100 watt spotlight rated at 20M CP.

    It had a very shallow reflector and didn't look like it would throw very well but I'm sure it would put out a lot of spill.Are you (or anyone else) familiar with this light???
    My girlfriend said if I bought one more light she would leave me...........I'm sure gonna miss her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDREAS FERRARI View Post
    Hey BlueBeam22-I have a question as well.I was at a Cabelas sporting goods store yesterday and saw a twin beam 100 watt spotlight rated at 20M CP.

    It had a very shallow reflector and didn't look like it would throw very well but I'm sure it would put out a lot of spill.Are you (or anyone else) familiar with this light???
    I know of that light, but I have never had experience with one. It's one that I have often considered getting, though. It is likely that it will have tremendous light output and very good throw, however it won't throw as well as large reflectored lights like the Pro's Favorite and certainly won't compete with the big HIDs like the SunForce 25MCP and Ti Mega Illuminator. It does however look like a nice light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    I'm thinking,

    ........new Lips, finned 84+ watt ballast and DL50 Fatboy.

    The finned 84+ ballast - is this something I can buy, or is this tweaking/modding a 55watt along the lines of what Morepower! did?

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    BlueBeam

    How long will the stanley hid,and the pro's favorite run on a full charge? Will they stay charged during periods of non use?

    thanks, Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    BlueBeam

    How long will the stanley hid,and the pro's favorite run on a full charge? Will they stay charged during periods of non use?

    thanks, Bruce
    Thanks for your question!

    The Stanley HID will run for 30 minutes or a little less at full brightness, and then abruptly shut off. The Pro's Favorite should give around 15-20 minutes at full brightness, and will then gradually dim for another 20 or 30 minutes before going out. So the Stanley HID has a longer runtime at 100% brightness, whereas the Pro's Favorite has an overall longer runtime but dims.

    Out of these two, I prefer the Pro's Favorite 20+MCP for its incredible throw.

    Both lights use sealed lead acid batteries, and will lose charge over time. All you have to do is fully charge them every few weeks and that will keep their batteries nearly full at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeam22 View Post
    Both lights use sealed lead acid batteries, and will lose charge over time. All you have to do is fully charge them every few weeks and that will keep their batteries nearly full at all times.
    Both of the big Pro's Favourites make great 12v standby power sources too, last power outage whilst everybody else was staring at candles (OR running around with $2 torches) we were watching a new release on the portable DVD player
    My modest collection HERE & 55w HID spotlight project HERE

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    Hello Everyone..Just joined today after searching for some info on my professionals Favorite 17.5 mcp spotlight.Its about 1-2 years old.I bought it at an Advance Auto store.I used it mostly for hunting and work.I really havent used it alot,and now it seems I cannot charge it.I bought a charger at radio Shack but it doesnt seem to want to charge either.I think I lost my Truck charger for it.Any ideas?..could the battery have gone bad?...Anyone know how to contact Professionals Favorite?...Thanks for any help..Bocky.

    PS..this looks like a pretty cool forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by bocky75 View Post
    Hello Everyone..Just joined today after searching for some info on my professionals Favorite 17.5 mcp spotlight.Its about 1-2 years old.I bought it at an Advance Auto store.I used it mostly for hunting and work.I really havent used it alot,and now it seems I cannot charge it.I bought a charger at radio Shack but it doesnt seem to want to charge either.I think I lost my Truck charger for it.Any ideas?..could the battery have gone bad?...Anyone know how to contact Professionals Favorite?...Thanks for any help..Bocky.

    PS..this looks like a pretty cool forum
    Since you mentioned you don't use it much, your probably let it discharge and let it sit discharged for some time. It has a sealed lead acid battery, and will get sulfation build-up without a periodic maintenance charging.

    Learn some more here on SLA's

    I don't have info where to find a specific replacement battery though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeam22 View Post
    I just bought this light from Advance Auto Parts. It is one of the most powerful spotlights I have ever held, and to my knowledge is very likely to be the new longest throwing Incandescent spotlight on the market. I am very pleased with it!

    This light uses a 12V 120W/60W H4 Halogen bulb, and a 12V 7ah SLA battery. It comes with both AC and DC adaptors. It also has LED lights on the bezel that can be activated with a different switch than the one that controls the main beam.

    I will post beamshots of it tonight if it is not raining. Here are some pictures I took of the light itself.













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    Good to see some enthusiasts for this flashlight. I bought the 17.5 mil version about a year ago... and while I didn't use it much, it looks like the AC adapter died.

    I'd like to assume that I was using the proper AC adapter, but even so, if someone can read me the specs off the back of the adapter, I'd be deeply in your debt, so I can purchase a proper replacement adapter.

    What makes things odder is that the plug in says AC adapter, so I' not even certain if it takes DC in or AC... though I'm fairly sure its DC. I can't imagine they would expect us to carry around a transformer unnecessarily.

    So, any specs will be great... or even a photo of the back of the adapter. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckykattnj View Post
    if someone can read me the specs off the back of the adapter, I'd be deeply in your debt, so I can purchase a proper replacement adapter.
    While I don't have the Professional's Favorite spotlight, I do have a peak PKCOTH 10 million CP halogen spotlight that has the exact same body and battery. The only differences are the bezel, reflector, and bulb. The charge port is labeled as "Charging Port" on mine though, not "AC Adapter."

    The AC adapter that came with my light has 12 V-DC output at 300 mA. You might want to do what I did and just buy a simple peak detecting 12 V-DC SLA battery charger and then adapt the plug to fit the socket on your spotlight. I use this one to charge all my SLA batteries in my spotlights and in my home audio system:

    http://www.batteryspace.com/leadacid...sfloating.aspx

    As I wrote in my review on the above page, I've been using that charger for about two years now without any problems whatsoever. For your spotlight, you'll just have to replace the stock alligator plugs with a size M female plug. I bought mine from Radio Shack, part number 274-1569:

    http://www.radioshack.com/search/ind...=274-1569&sr=1

    That same size plug works for my Sunforce 2996HID spotlight's charge socket too.
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    Default Autocraft 20 Million Candle Power Spotlight@$40

    Advance Auto Parts has the Autocraft 20 Million Candle Power Spotlight (which appears to be exaclty the same as the PF) for $60 - $20 off with coupon code ES123 = $40 with free in-store pickup or $12 shipping. I odered mine online and when I went to the store it ended up being a PF exactly like the one in the OP.

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    Not for sale in CA. Features high beam, low beam, LED area light, and 12V + USB outlet sockets to function as a portable power supply.
    Last edited by DM51; 08-04-2010 at 08:57 AM.

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    Welcome to CPF, Auzivision.

    We have a sub-forum in CPFMarketPlace called Good Deals, where offers such as that can be posted. Please by all means post it there. Here, it looks too much like advertising, so I'm removing the link from your post.
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    Sorry for the inapropriate link. I don't have any affiliation with Advanced Auto Parts... and it's pretty much a given that they are the ones who sell these lights.

    I don't know if $40 is a good deal or not and really these online AA coupons are on again off again all the time.

    Anyhow, I tried posting to CPF market place and it appears like I need to register again? Thanks for the tip!

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    Yes, I'm afraid you''l need to register there too. It's a nuisance for everyone, but it helps keep spammers out. If you saw how many spammers we catch this way, you'd be amazed!

    Back on topic, it's always worth posting a good deal there - you never know, it may be just what someone is looking for.
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    I thought i regesisterd correctly but I'm still getting denied access. No biggie, but I would like to mention the deal is even beter now.

    Using coupon code: BIG25 you can get $25 off of $60. The light is $59.99 so you'll need a filler. I typiclly add a cotter pin for around a quarter to push me over the hump.

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    I purchased a Professional's Favorite 20 Million Plus Candle Power Spotlight at Advance Auto Parts, and have since misplaced the AC Charger cord. The owners manual said that replacement parts are available at my local Advance Auto Parts store. I called the store, and they said they didn't carry replacement parts. I searched for Professional's Favorite's web site, and it seems to no longer exsist. Where can I get an AC Charger cord ? Any help would be deeply appreciated. Tuchmajic@aol.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuchmajic View Post
    Where can I get an AC Charger cord ?
    If this light uses a typical 12 volt sealed lead acid battery like almost all spotlights do, then I'd suggest just getting a regular 12 volt battery charger and adapting its plug to fit the socket on your spotlight. That's what I did and thus I never use the chargers that came with any of my lights.

    This is the charger that I use for all my spotlights and any other 12 volt SLA battery that I have:

    http://www.batteryspace.com/leadacid...sfloating.aspx

    Unlike the chargers that come with most spotlights, the one above will not overcharge the battery.

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    Thanks, I just went back to Advance Auto Parts, and purchased another light. Now I have a backup, and a charger...

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    I too misplaced my A/C charger.

    Can anyone look at their charger for this light and tell me the polarity of the charger. Is the center of the plug +, or the outer part?

    I don't want to reverse charge it.

    Also, I don't recall if the D/C plug charges the light, or os it to just run the light?

    Can I charge on my 12V battery car charger just clipped to the cig lighter adapter? (It has 3 charge rates - 50A, 10A and 2A.) Will the 2 amp be too much for this battery?

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    OK, just to keep this thread alive, I hit the panic button for one of these locally. Said it was in stock, but a few minutes later, big red lettering said call store. Great. Just my luck. I've gone from 4 or so SLA Stanley incans and HIDs with bad batteries from too long on the shelves, to this.

    I'll just use my stanley and coleman LEDs, and to heck with the rest.

    The SLA headaches aren't worth it, and spending several hundred bucks for a decent HID with anything but SLA power, is out of the question.

    The more I look at my 5 watt Stanley LED, the more I almost say, "I can live with this...if I have to".

    EDIT: I just called and canceled the order, as it was not in stock, even though the store indicated it was.

    5 attempts at a high power spot, and 5 misses. I'm done...goodbye cruel world!

    Charles
    Last edited by r1derbike; 09-30-2010 at 12:03 AM. Reason: Added content

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    As luck would have it (luck?) I had one of these spotlights appear out of nowhere, and flopped in my car. 'bout time something went right. 40 bucks with a coupon code. Here's the short version of a review:

    The halogen bulb in this beast is designed for automotive headlamps. The low power setting utilizes a filament with a cupped deflector beside it, to widen the beams on a car. Worthless on a spotlight, as nearly 30 percent of its light is blocked, resulting in an off center (bulb is not oriented properly) black arc in the beam. Time to pitch the bulb, and get something designed for spotlights.

    The reflector surface appears spun like a cymbal, resulting in circular ridges that appear in the beam. A different effect, reminiscent of looking at a tree's age rings, with a very hot spot in the middle. I thought the '60s were out. This freaks me out.

    The battery, of course, has much diminished capacity from being neglected too long on the shelf. I bought the light, because I have two 12V. 7AH hobby SLAs...exact replacements.

    Nice enclosure, however. Everything is rubber, except the gray plastic, and the bottom stand/handle. The bottom stand/handle does have a rubber coated center bar, for non-slip grip.

    The "area" LEDs embedded in the bezel, will light a small space. Think no bigger than a small dining room. Was disappointed in the LED area array. Hmmpphh.

    This is a 40 buck spotlight, folks. Its well-made outside hides what's inside, until you turn it on. "Holy-Toledo, Batman! Where's the beef?"

    I actually started laughing when I turned it on; the tree rings freaked me out, but the long reach of the spot redeemed it...a bit.

    The spot takes center stage on this light. Everything else is just...well...smoke and mirrors.

    EDIT: The light saw its first use tonight, against a skunk. The reflections off the back of the skunk's eyes were haunting; almost like two LED lights looking back at me. That was the end of the reflections, I'm afraid. Dispatched.

    Charles
    Last edited by r1derbike; 09-30-2010 at 09:36 PM. Reason: Added content.

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    I have this light and I although I agree on the led setup and it wouldn't bother me if it wasn't there, I'll bet it will run on the leds for days.
    The low beam H4 looks terrible for the reasons you mention, but the high beam has great throw and it's mighty bright (as it should be, 120W halogen).
    The light is huge and heavy, but if you want to throw a beam outdoors into the night, it will.

    BTW I haven't experienced any problems with my 4 sla spotlights.

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    I'm going to rotate the reflector or bulb or both to at least center the black arc @12:00, on low. Low is so dim, I'd prefer to just light what's low, and in front of me.

    If I ever got a decent SLA device out of the box, that would surprise me! Rotten luck, I suppose.

    The spot on this thing is incredible, for what it is. Certainly worth the 40 bucks I paid. I have a Schumacher solid state battery charger/conditioner I had to use on the original battery, to get it to work somewhat, but the two spares I have are working fine, in the light.

    I'd give this light a seven out of ten, because of the bulb alignment issue, weak LEDs, and nearly dead SLA battery (too long on shelf).

    EDIT: I think the runtime stated for the LEDs only was 60 hours!

    Charles
    Last edited by r1derbike; 10-01-2010 at 04:12 PM. Reason: Added content.

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    Well...heck! I broke the envelope on the p43t H4. Can't find a replacement clear bulb for it, with 120/60 watt rating.

    Has anyone been able to find the above H4?

    I've scoured auto parts stores and online suppliers, and found plenty of replacements, but they have the tip and part of the envelope blacked-out, for automotive headlight use.

    Charles

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1derbike View Post
    Well...heck! I broke the envelope on the p43t H4. Can't find a replacement clear bulb for it, with 120/60 watt rating.

    Has anyone been able to find the above H4?

    I've scoured auto parts stores and online suppliers, and found plenty of replacements, but they have the tip and part of the envelope blacked-out, for automotive headlight use.

    Charles
    Turn it into HID?

    While that thought was only partially in jest, it reminded me that you may have better luck with auto supplies intended for "off road use" - that are not certified for use on public roads. The HID kits are this kind, after all. Of course I am not advocating irresponsible use but we're not even on the roads - I always joked that I can buy non-car-approved kits for my lights because my lights move around on two feet

    Of course if you want to turn it into HID we eagerly await the results of your conversion!

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    Think I'll go with an Hella 55/100 watt off-road H4. Only 5 bucks. Don't think the spotlight has it in it for the 90/130 watt Hella H4. The wiring is far too small and the battery too small as well.

    Big case, diminutive innards...yep, that's it!

    I may put an HID upgrade in it for gits and shiggles, after I toast and break some more Halogen Lamps, trying to align them in the reflector.


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    Quote Originally Posted by r1derbike View Post
    Think I'll go with an Hella 55/100 watt off-road H4. Only 5 bucks. Don't think the spotlight has it in it for the 90/130 watt Hella H4. The wiring is far too small and the battery too small as well.

    Big case, diminutive innards...yep, that's it!

    I may put an HID upgrade in it for gits and shiggles, after I toast and break some more Halogen Lamps, trying to align them in the reflector.

    I've been considering doing a 50w hid upgrade to it, maybe it's time, but I would then loose the beautiful low beam!

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