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    Default Bulb options for a Mag85?

    I am using potted WA1185's in my Mag85. I was wondering if there is a potted bulb that produces less light with more runtime? I could go as low as 200 lumens to start. I am using FiveMega's 3D-9AA battery holder.

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    Default Re: Bulb options for a Mag85?

    Quote Originally Posted by NotRegulated
    I am using potted WA1185's in my Mag85. I was wondering if there is a potted bulb that produces less light with more runtime? I could go as low as 200 lumens to start. I am using FiveMega's 3D-9AA battery holder.
    You may want to try Carley 809. If still too bright for you, then try 9.6V worklight bulb.

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    thanks fivemega.

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    For longer runtime and not much less light try WA01331 (or the more expensive version 1318) see Litho123 or Lightedge or sometimes Fivemega for your bulbs needs.
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    Default Re: Bulb options for a Mag85?

    Easy. WA1331 only 20 watts-same size. Less light, more runtime.
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    Default Re: Bulb options for a Mag85?

    the 1331 i love the bulb.. it's fragile though.. i blew 2 of them by turning on with too fresh of a charge on the batteries (1650 batts.. maybe with 2500s you'd have better luck.. i'm working on a soft-start solution to fix that problem).

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    Default Re: Bulb options for a Mag85?

    I think the CA809 is the only one that has been easy to get potted. For bi-pin bulbs you have more options, WA1306 is my favourite. Gives about twice the runtime of the WA1331 as recommended above, and about 3 times the runtime of the WA1185. The output is more than enough for most conditions, and the bulb life is longer than the WA1331.

    Sigbjoern

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    Default Re: Bulb options for a Mag85?

    i love seeing people make 'rational' decisions picking a bulb.. sage advice lurve.

    oh.. love the re-rater very cool you have that in your sig.. I saved my URL in a bit simpler format so it doesn't come up with a re-rated value in theire (i.e. zero amps)..

    http://www.walamp.com/lpd/webstore/r...number=01185-U for example (leaving in the 01185-U so i don't have to remember the exact format.. and clicking on the 'R' next to a voltage in the list will give me their re-rated value.. of course i can then put in the appropriate current and voltage in the URL to change things up.

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