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    The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    What’s the UI like on these? The last light I bought was an emisar d4 (not v2) with 219c back in 2017. It’s served me well. Would this be a good upgrade? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fenix E03R - coolest Fenix keylight ever (260 lumens, Type-C, 200mah, 5500K)

    Fantastic review. I wonder if type c is a liability. How would you compare this to the little rovyvons? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    SkyRC iMAX B6 V2 charger - any reviews?

    I looked at cellpro powerlab 6. Much more expensive but more powerful. Otherwise in terms of functionality seems similar to b6. What am I missing? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    SkyRC iMAX B6 V2 charger - any reviews?

    How are the ones you list different? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Apocalyptic Solar Charger / Battery Bank Setup Recommendations

    Nitecore f2 + 10-15 watt solar panel comes to mind. I’ve used it successfully while camping in a high alpine environment. F2 is both a charger and a power bank. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    DIY Weatherproof 515Wh Lithium 18650 Solar Power Generator

    That's funny, I found your video on youtube months ago and it inspired me to build my own! Are you still using your current build?
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    Hobo stoves used as campfires.

    Lovely post, thanks. I just got a micro (?) Lixada stove that fold flat is the size of a large phone (but somewhat slimmer). I've done a backyard trial, but looking forward to getting out on the trail with it.
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    Tapping into high beams with DRL (daytime running lights)

    Went back and re-read your advice from earlier. Technical problems I'm seeing already. What kind of legal problems would you expect with this setup?
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    Tapping into high beams with DRL (daytime running lights)

    I wish I saw your post sooner. Also the fact that manual states, that DRL system doesn't come online until the parking brake is released. Turns out that with the DRL engaged the high beam circuit is also energized so that causes the aux lights to go on. The only time the highbeams circuit is...
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    Tapping into high beams with DRL (daytime running lights)

    Makes sense, thanks for the explanation. Turns out my nissan has 2 fuses for left and right high beams. Truly the unknown unknowns are staggering in number and breadth. I knew about add-a-circuit because I've used it before but I didn't have the imagination to assume that one could be used...
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    Tapping into high beams with DRL (daytime running lights)

    I'm investigating that. Supposedly there's a highbeam specific fuse (why?). If that's the case I can add-a-fuse that.
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    Tapping into high beams with DRL (daytime running lights)

    Is there an off the shelf component that I can purchase? This is now too far above my comfort level and understanding. Thanks for the advice Alaric.
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    Tapping into high beams with DRL (daytime running lights)

    That was the plan. Given that the headlights circuit is not a simple on-off circuit, but a PWM one, how do I tell my relay that highbeams are on?
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    Tapping into high beams with DRL (daytime running lights)

    Hmm, ok, this may be a bigger can of worms than I expected. My intention was to energize an automotive relay to turn on my offroad only lights only when the highbeam is on. This would make things legal in BC. Now when I went to measure the current/voltage at the light socket I discovered all...
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    Tapping into high beams with DRL (daytime running lights)

    Good afternoon everyone, I'm in the process of adding additional set of lamps to the front of my vehicle. I live in Canada and we have mandatory daytime running lights, which is great. What is not great is that I can't figure out how to tap into the highbeam to trigger my lights on. I...
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    offroad driving lights recommendations?

    I suppose I may have introduced some bias by asking Dan about Koito JIS. Between housings, reflectors and bulbs the cost is nearly $400 USD. I explored the links, you seem to like Hellas a lot. Can you elaborate as to why that is? The halogen options seem comparable to stock headlights, at 55...
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    offroad driving lights recommendations?

    Quick update. I reached out to Dan Stern (thanks @-Virgil-). Dan has bene extremely helpful. My conversation with him has been very educational. The gist of the conversation boils down to the fact that most manufacturers don't provide technical specifications for their lights. This not only...
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    offroad driving lights recommendations?

    Thanks for the explanation. I had to google efficacy vs efficiency. I think I got it now, more or less. It's not just about lumens (or watts), lens and reflector design play a huge role (just like they do in flash lights). That said, any suggestions for non-LED lights then? I see your...
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    offroad driving lights recommendations?

    Insert picture of my mind being blown. I may have to rethink my assumptions -- after years as a flashlight nerd, I assumed any and all lighting is moving towards LEDs and that LEDs are always better. The street light on the corner is LED now! So, what is the difference between a well made...
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    offroad driving lights recommendations?

    Appreciate all the insight: I just read through the sticky at the top of this forum. Most forum car people are aware that HID and LED bulbs are not ok due to the light pattern spread. Unfortunately the common wisdom is that morimoto retrofits are fine. This option was at the back of my mind...
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