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  1. LightSward

    AN/VSS-1 Searchlight

    I need an ignitor for one of my 1,200 watt Xenon searchlights. Where's a good source for Xenon or any HID lamp ignitors..? Thanks.
  2. LightSward

    Scored a Nice 16" Parabolic Reflector. HID or Short Arc? Test Beamshots w/ HID.

    Re: New Beamshots w/ HBO200 Lamp Awesome Light. Keep up the awesome work.
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    1,000 Watt XENON Short Arc Searchlight.

    Have owned and operated a 1,000 watt short arc Xenon for a bout a year now. Makes an impressive laser looking like beam, same as the same wattage tank lights. Has a nice little panning mechanism and focus...
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    1,000 Watt XENON Short Arc Searchlight.

    Have owned and operated a 1,000 watt short arc Xenon for a bout a year now. Makes an impressive laser looking like beam, same as the same wattage tank lights. Has a nice little panning mechanism and focus control. Runs nice and cool, hardly any heat comes from the...
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    1000 watt Xenon automatic panning searchlight.

    Just so I can compare my homemade searchlights to the real McCoy, I purchased both a 1000 watt and 4000 watt Xenon for a great price. [4000 watt still in transit.] My homemade ones are very, very bright and a nice beam...the xenon searchlight is somewhat bright and a narrower beam...
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    The 30" Night Hawk

    Yes, Thank you. I've been busy building four new totally different searchlights, I haven't kept up with posting. Will get back to that soon.
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    The 30" Night Hawk

    Set up and tooled my shop to make a nice range of reflectors, using a modified English Wheel, in a range of sizes; anywhere from 24 inch, 36 inch Gorilla Reflector up to a 50 inch Monster or any size in this whole range made now from aluminum with polished aluminum, nice but pricey, all with...
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    The 30" Night Hawk

    This new generation of lights will make things bright.. The telescope reflector version of the 36 inch Gorilla is moving along. Not sure what to call it, Monster Jr., the New Gorilla, etc. Bottom picture you can see the two high powered searchlights together before beam shots are taken...
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    AN/TVS-3 project

    Hope to get an AN/TV3-3 searchlight soon. Work and a few other things has made it difficult to get one of these babies home. Trying to finish my "Baby Monster 36 inch diameter Searchlight to help make room in cramped shop. Progress shot. The telescope reflector version of the 36 inch Gorilla...
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    The Nightsword project

    Nice job. Salt Water Submersion with fan you insulated is awesome..! Good work...I didn't think anything like this could work so well in salt water. Again nice work!
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    AN/TVS-3 project

    Have made significant progress on making large reflectors. Reflectors I've been making have now been upgraded to Aluminum. No orange peel look. Awesome..! New big changes in how I make my reflectors, now in metal; and how much more significantly improved these Aluminum and steel reflectors...
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    The 30" Night Hawk

    The 30 inch NightHawk has been my workhorse for a few years now. It's easily transported, very bright and powerful, and now has a substantial upgrade from Fiberglass to Aluminum metal. Much easier for me to make. The original big light; The 24inch LightSward, I made out of Fiberglass as my...
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    AN/TVS-3 project

    Just upgraded my shop with more metal reflector making machines. Hope to have my first small, (say 10 inches), reflector ready very soon. Eventually going for a 55" diameter reflector. Will be honored to help with restoration. Have room now in the shop to move around and get ready for an...
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    AN/TVS-3 project

    Awesome seeing these lights. Three of them were used at the Las Vegas Jaycee State Fair in Fall 1974. Was intrigued by a non arc searchlight with such a narrow far reaching beam. Military man operating the unit let me at only age 12, play with the unit a little, aiming it a little back and...
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    The 30" Night Hawk

    Yes the light was phenomenal. Never had such a line of vehicles like this before. Just wanted everyone to know this MONSTER 50 inch searchlight is a winner. So many cars came by and used up much of our trick or treat candy..! Met many people from far away towns and small cities. People...
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    The Nightsword project

    Re: Superlights shoot-out 2011: The Short Arcs I agree. I know it's been said many times before, so again THIS LIGHT is AWESOME..! Some day I would like to get a light like this.
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    The 30" Night Hawk

    it will be good to see how your lights turn out. Looking forward to that. The beam was largely affected during the early night hours due to the rain which of course is a physical obstruction over distance and beam didn't make it very high to the low cloud deck very well. Once the rain...
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    The 30" Night Hawk

    The 30 inch NightHawk has become a great light to work with....bright, powerful and small enough to be transported easily. One day I'd like o power all my great lights at once, some day. Here is how the 50 inch Monster looked Halloween Night. Hard to say, I'd like to one day have the means to...
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    WW2 Carbon arc vs skytracker spotlights

    Yes the light was phenomenal. Never had such a line of vehicles like this before. Just wanted everyone to know this MONSTER 50 inch searchlight is a winner. So many cars came by and used up much of our trick or treat candy..! Met many people from far away towns and small cities. People...
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    WW2 Carbon arc vs skytracker spotlights

    Very true. Soon, I should be able to take the 50 inch Monster towards the center of town and 'try it out', in a business setting and see how the result is...expect it to be good. Will be using the 50 inch Monster up on the 2nd floor deck and surround it with black theater scrim to reduce any...
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