The World’s Most Powerful Single Searchlight
I apologize, but one of my photo hosts has unreliable and unstable links, (Facebook based), and this caused a large amount of my photos to vanish over he last few days. Apologize, but with all the photos I posted I'm not able to update all them do to a variety reasons, mostly time.
Announcing the World’s Most Powerful and currently made today the Biggest, Single Unit, Stand Alone Searchlight!:
---> 24,000 Watts of HMI Power!, (equal up to 100,000 Watts Halogen, Xenon or carbon arc., [all about the same efficiency, HMI nearly 4 times as powerful per watt, but until LightSward reflectors came along, not really useful].).
The LightBeam will be 23 times brighter than this.
Several bulbs under consideration: Photo below shows 18,000 watt HMI @ 1.7 million Lumen. Another more powerful bulb, the 24,000 watt HMI puts out 2.3 million lumen.
A more powerful bulb at 24,000 watts HMI = to 75,000 watts Halogen or carbon arc.===Specifications:
New four foil technology provides a 25% increase in life.
- HMI 24000W/DXS is the brightest HMI lamp on the market, at over 2,300,000 lumens.
- High color rendering index (CRI>90) typical of all HMI lamps.
- Excellent hot restart capability
- Light Arc Length: 50 mm
- Bulb Diameter: 83 mm
- Bulb Length Max.: 500 mm
- Luminous Efficiency: 95 lm/W
- Average Service Live: 375 hours
- eXtreme Seal (XS) technology allows up to 450°C at the pinch seal
Searchlight itself: Under consideration:
7 foot diameter using split hinged reflector technology for easy transport. Drastically improved reflector design, layout, precision manufacturing mold production using superior screeding technology and application. Highly researched and developed reflective material with lifetime ability for anyone to repair/ replace any section with ease and low cost. Low maintenance. Brightest beam around. Look and basic optical Design similar to Gorilla, NightHawk and SportLight Technology. Very affordable for average person. Projected sticker cost is less than $27,995.00
Back in the late 1800's GE built back then the World's largest diameter searchlight at 80 inches, but not used too often and is in the roof of a school, occasionally used in some celebration. This searchlight I'm building is more practical at over 72 inches in diameter!