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    Automotive Best H1 bulb currently?

    I'm seeing recommendations including Osram Nightbreaker +150, and Daniel Stern selling Tungsram +120. Are there any 65W options out there to replace the 55W standard, like I got for my H7 bulbs? Thoughts?
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    Automotive New car, need D1S and H7 bulbs.

    Hey gang, I used to geek out hard over headlamp bulbs (I actually worked for an OEM on exterior lighting), but I haven't done much of that in many years. What the current best options for D1S low and H7 high beam bulbs? The 65W H7 at Daniel Stern are looking attractive. What about the HID...
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    Automotive Does anyone make a high-performance version of the H9 (such as Philips +100, etc)?

    Basically just what the subject/title says: Does anyone make a high-performance version of the H9, such as the Philips +100? (I don't see Philips +100 versions of the H9 - if they exist, please correct me)
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    Minimalistic AA lights for in-pocket EDC

    Umm, depends on your definition of "good", haha... If you were one of the people that buy lights as collector pieces, then definitely not. But for a tool that I've used daily for 5 years, I would say yes. It hasn't been abused, but yes that does include being dropped a few times. I...
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    Minimalistic AA lights for in-pocket EDC

    FYI datapoint: Trustfire protected 14500 “true 900 mAh” (black w/ red and yellow flames): 50.68mm Sanyo Eneloop 1900 mAh HR-3UTGA (white): 50.22mm 50.68 – 50.22 = 0.44mm difference (i.e. 14500 is about a half millimeter longer) My measurements of the light are slightly less accurate...
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    Minimalistic AA lights for in-pocket EDC

    I guess it is possible the PCB cracked, would I be able to see that from the back of the head? Because I can see a circuit board and it's not cracked. No, the batteries are not new, or even high capacity. They are the black w/ red and yellow flames Trustfire "true mAh" batteries from DX. They...
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    Minimalistic AA lights for in-pocket EDC

    Dang, warranty didn't even occur to me. Duh. I will definitely contact them, thanks for the reminder. :oops: Here is what happened/symptoms: Light working normally remove battery for charging insert new battery in tube screw head down onto tube encounter SLIGHTLY MORE resistance than normal...
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    Minimalistic AA lights for in-pocket EDC

    Well I’m sad to say that my loyal 4sevens Mini AA XP-G died last night after 5 years of hard labor. :( I ran it on 14500’s, and I don’t have a rotation of pocket-EDC’s, so that light was in my pocket every single day (and used almost all of them) for nearly 2000 days – pretty commendable, IMO...
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    Automotive Dynamic driving evaluation - LED, H11 LL, H11 +100, H9

    This is the "Part 2" to THIS post. This is a repost of a review I did on a model specific forum elsewhere. An authorized Vendor on the forum offered me a set of LED headlight replacement bulbs to review. Though I tried my best to be unbiased, I am re-reading my writeup and wondering if I...
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    Automotive Dynamic driving evaluation - LED, H11 LL, H11 +100, H9

    This is the "Part 2" to THIS post. This is a repost of a review I did on a model specific forum elsewhere. An authorized Vendor on the forum offered me a set of LED headlight replacement bulbs to review. Though I tried my best to be unbiased, I am re-reading my writeup and wondering if I...
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    Zebralight - What the hell, everything is back order?

    It's been like this for a long time (years). This is a textbook, classic, prime example of a business with cash flow problems. No credit and not enough cash on hand to buy more than one shipment of a product at a time (even if it is in demand and sells quickly). Suppliers won't release more...
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    Automotive White wall & lux comparison: LED, H11 LL, H11+100, H9

    I have been BUSY at work and weekends and have had little time to follow up on this, sorry. I plan to do my night "real world" driving evaluation this weekend. I can add candella to the chart, likely when I go to do the write-up for the drive. FYI: the screen measured ~2.1m from the lens...
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    Automotive White wall & lux comparison: LED, H11 LL, H11+100, H9

    I posted this on a model specific forum elsewhere. A Vendor introduced his product (LED headlamps "bulbs" intended for halogen bulb replacement) and I expressed (polite) skeptiscm. He offered to send me a set for objective and subjective evaluation. So far I've only had time to do this quick...
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    First headlight purchase - pros/cons of 18650 vs 14500 form factor?

    No, I would not be jogging/running with it. Primary use would be doing general stuff around the house (yardwork/auto work) after dark, and the occasional camping trip. I would also plan to use it in that imaginary flashaholic fantasy world where the power goes out and I'm able to come to the...
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    First headlight purchase - pros/cons of 18650 vs 14500 form factor?

    I'm looking to buy my first headlight, probably a Zebralight. The big thing I'm unsure of is whether I'd prefer the 18650 or 14500 version (H600 vs H52). I already have both types of batteries, so that's not an issue. I think I would prefer the output and runtime of the 18650, but I don't...
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    Sold/Expired P60 modules -warm, neutral, cool white/XRE-XPE-XPG-XML-U3 / NICHIA 92CRI PART 11

    edit: Dave, I sent you a PM regarding this issue: I think I submitted my PayPal payment with the incorrect default address. I sent you the correct address via PM, but am not sure if you only ship to the PP address or not. Let me know if I need to cancel the original payment and create a new...
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    Over-discharged an unprotected Panasonic 18650 to 3.38V - now what?

    As the title says, I over discharged an unprotected Panasonic 18650 cell. I knew I was doing it, but I didn't have a spare cell, and I needed the light. So, now what? --- From what I can tell, 3.38V isn't THAT over-discharged. Most of what I'm reading about the dangers of over-discharged...
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    Sold/Expired P60 modules -warm, neutral, cool white/XRE-XPE-XPG-XML-U3 / NICHIA 92CRI PART 11

    High/med/strobe could work, but I might just go for the H/M/L/SOS/strobe... I'll think that one over before placing the order. One more question - what flux bin are the red color XPE's that you're building? Thanks!
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    Sold/Expired P60 modules -warm, neutral, cool white/XRE-XPE-XPG-XML-U3 / NICHIA 92CRI PART 11

    Hi Dave, I'm interested in buying a red XPE drop-in to use in a solarforce host, as a tail light for my bicycle. My question is - is it possible to customize the driver levels/functions? I want strobe function for the tail light, but not necessarily the full five function driver...
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    Christmas gift for family & friends?

    Re: Wanted: Stocking stuffer lights KG, Thanks for the list. Do you have experience with any of those lights? Are the lights in bold your recommendations? (or do they just happen to be in bold font?) Are manafont and fasttech also both overseas (Chinese?) companies similar to DX? (And thus...
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