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Thread: Recommendation to replace Vector spotlight

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    Default Recommendation to replace Vector spotlight

    Hey guys, brand new to the forum, lots of jargon here I don't understand yet, but learning.

    I bought a Vector HID spotlight from Cabela's about 3 years ago, and I thought it was fantastic until it stopped working. I am not smart enough to know if it's a bulb or what, but the blue charging light still comes on when plugged in, but no light. I gave up trying to find someone to fix it.

    My primary use for a replacement is to spotlight coyotes and other critters on my farm. I need to be able to light up an area about 200-300 yards away in the pasture.

    I was hoping that there is a bigger, badder spotlight on the market in 2012 that I could purchase for $300 or less? I have a couple of the newer LED handhelds (black/yellow Dorcy from Amazon) and a ultrafire something or other, and they are great for around the house, but these won't light up like that Vector could.

    I appreciate your inputs. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Recommendation to replace Vector spotlight

    Probably just a bad SLA (sealed lead acid) battery. Would cost about $25 to get a new battery.

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    Default Re: Recommendation to replace Vector spotlight

    If it's not the battery, you could try opening up the light and posting a picture of the bulb. Just be careful and remove the battery first before opening any further.


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    Default Re: Recommendation to replace Vector spotlight

    You might find the Olight SR90 at a discount at around 300USD. The SR95 or the SR95UT are more expensive, at around 400-500USD.

    They definitely are monster throwers, and either one of them are a good choice for an HID replacement.

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    Default Re: Recommendation to replace Vector spotlight

    Just an update, I got out the Vector again and plugged in the charger and the light went click, click,click very rapidly and the battery indicator flashed. I then was able to remove the battery and it was a lot easier than expected. I have just ordered a replacement battery (sunnaway sw1270). I'm hoping it's just a bad battery.

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    Default Re: Recommendation to replace Vector spotlight

    Stanly fatmax XM-L (the labeled 2000lm one, really its around 700)

    Or Olight M3X, Crelent 7G5, or the Thrunite TN31
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