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    Default Deep Sea Death Ray

    I've always been fascinated by Diving Helmets, especially Siebe Gorman's original style, it's just too cool.

    I am sure there are many diving helmetholics belong to a forum somewhere, judging by the original helmet going rate,

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    I wanted to build a display light for office & double as emergency spotlight when electricity goes off. What could be better than making a spotlight out of brass & copper Siebe Gorman style diving helmets?

    a BMW style Angel Eye projector lens was mounted into the front window.


    The little red switch controls the blue Age Eye


    Since this is for the office, to prevent people from turning it on, blind themselves & sue my pants off, a second switch is used to control the lamp with key ignition.


    Sneak peek of the inside:
    Short arc lamp & dual fan cooling. One fan will be in sync with the lamp, the other will be in sync with the angel eye.
    Since angle eye is independently controlled, this fan will be used for after burner cooling.


    Ballast mounting bracket installed above the lamp:



    This is all I have to share for now, waiting for the Lifepo4 battery pack to arrive so I can start wiring

    To be continued...
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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Reserved
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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    That's awesome (as usual), but dude, you're sick. Love you man! Just sayin' is all.
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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Thanks! I think we are both sick, addicted.

    It's better to have obsession in making unique light creations than addition to many other things, could've been a lot worse...
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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Wow, talk about a nice toy!


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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Thanks,

    I agree, it's so cute, I find myself coming back & staring at the pictures...LOL,
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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Finally, battery pack arrived, wiring the battery & charging port into the base:



    Finished:




    Test drive:






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    That's one of the coolest looking lights I have seen! Great work


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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    What sort of diving helmet fits on the palm of your hand?


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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Quote Originally Posted by Draven451 View Post
    That's one of the coolest looking lights I have seen! Great work
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Illum View Post
    What sort of diving helmet fits on the palm of your hand?

    It's a scaled down desk display replica
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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    you have some of the best ideas lol... not only that, you actually able to CREATE them

    leaves me with my noobishness most of the time lol

    i would love to see some of your creations in person at some point (I am also from CT)

    you could laugh at my rudimentary attempts! LOL

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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Thanks!

    May be we could get a MA/CT/RI/NY get together at some point?
    Last time I joined PF18 but that was really far, I had to book hotel & stay overnight.
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    That would be cool

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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    I want one !!!

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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Quote Originally Posted by jmpaul320 View Post
    That would be cool

    Check out this spot, Rock quarry near Crystal Lake area Ellington, CT. Half an hr from Hartford, ct & Spring Field, Mass.

    I plan to make visit at some point, if we could make a deal to use Skyline quarry parking lot for a Sat. evening meet & then do shoot out in the quarry after dark, it'll be perfect.

    The quarry sits on top of the mountain, 500 yards from one end to the other, if that's not enough, it over looks crystal lake, about a mile to the shore on the far end of crystal lake.




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    Looks cool. A bit of a drive for me but still doable.

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    Very cool idea!!! Looks awesome.

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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Do you think your creations will one day gang-up on you and chase you around the house firing 10,000 lumen beams? Personally, I'd be scared to sleep next to a Deep Sea Death Ray...
    Malo odiat lux (Latin proverb - Evil hates light)

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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Quote Originally Posted by JulianP View Post
    Do you think your creations will one day gang-up on you and chase you around the house firing 10,000 lumen beams? Personally, I'd be scared to sleep next to a Deep Sea Death Ray...
    That's why I am selling the Moon Blaster, break em up before they start to gang-up on me
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    Great work, ma_sha1!

    Quote Originally Posted by JulianP View Post
    I'd be scared to sleep next to a Deep Sea Death Ray...
    True! Since I've seen The SpongeBob Movie, Cyclops' helmet with eerie luminescent window haunts me!

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    This is a very cool build ma_sha1. Why did you decide to go with a short arc for the light source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoop View Post
    This is a very cool build ma_sha1. Why did you decide to go with a short arc for the light source?
    Thanks! For 3 reasons:

    1. The lens is very small, not much bigger than mag head, HID with 4mm arc won't give much throw, it'll be like car head light, more floody.
    2. The space is very limited, to combine with a lens, light source with elliptical reflector is needed, the P-VIP set-up is very small & fit in perfectly.
    I also have a HID bulb with elliptical reflector, but for this set-up, it protrudes out the back of the helmet quite a bit, not as Stealth. I really wanted to contain everything in there & have a useful beam.
    3. The cool factor, I wanted to have something in my office representing the cutting edge of the hobby.
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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    I'll probably list this light FS to pay for some xmas gifts...
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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Simply amazing! I love the nostalgic look it has. Great work.
    Im looking for an HDS in Cerakote, Olive drab or Orange or any other cool color. PM ME

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    Default Re: Deep Sea Death Ray

    Thanks, I just put the light up for sale on the BST
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