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    Default Hotwire definition ?

    I see the term "Hotwire" used frequently. I searched but couldn't find any definition. Could people post their idea of what defines a "Hotwire" ?

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    Any torch whose bulb is driven at higher than its rated voltage.

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lctorana View Post
    Any torch whose bulb is driven at higher than its rated voltage.
    Usually applies to incandescent bulbs, particularly on CPF, which is what Ictorana meant.

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    I've seen it used both ways on CPF. It seems to be used more frequently to refer to incans that have been modified to run hotter/brighter than stock, because the word "incan" suffices just fine to refer to the genre as a whole.

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    An incandescent light source as opposed to a LED light source
    will work for peanuts

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    speaking of hotwire, is it even possible to get 1499 bulbs anymore?

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    An incandescent + overdriven + high power bulb is hotwire.

    I don't call a M*glite bulb or P90 driven at spec hotwire but P91 overdriven by 2 lithium ion rechargeables is hotwire.

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    Hey! I'm HotWire!

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    Checking here with OP, did you get your answer?

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    interesting,
    also was thinking, that it simply is used for an incan bulb.

    So, its a very powerful(ly driven) incan bulb. (?)

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    FiveMega captured it. It is akin to when customized higher performance Hot Rods were done with various cars. It's beyond a stock incan setup. Good to see member HotWire still burning brightly.

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    Default Re: Hotwire definition ?

    I would go so far as to say it's derived from the incan filament "wire" being over-driven to the point of being "hot" as in hot rod. Hot Rod - Hot Wire
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