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    Seattle Area Get Together Flashlights and other gear Spring 2019

    Well the C-19 has kept me busy with many ideas and cool new searchlights. When the cure, treatments and inoculations have killed the C-19, we can have another get together.
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    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.
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    Seattle Area Get Together Flashlights and other gear Spring 2019

    Have a couple new powerful and very portable searchlights, (relatively easy) love to bring to a get together) One of the lights needs about 3,000 watts and the other about 1,300 watts. Barn sure nice place. If it has to happen during Spring 2020 so be it.
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    The BIG Lights

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_oqAUEODlErk/TMfgGO57RCI/AAAAAAAACGc/zaOzvELQNO8/s700/20101026.jpg UNLV in Las Vegas has a giant light.
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    Seattle Area Get Together Flashlights and other gear Spring 2019

    Have some fun toys I've been making, such as the 1,000 watt high pressure short arc Xenon, 8 inch Cyclops, using all kinds of components..! It's three feet long with all the equipment needed. Test have it making a nice, laser looking beam...bright and thin. Also several 24 inch LightSward...
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    Seattle Area Get Together Flashlights and other gear Spring 2019

    :thumbsup:If any one is interested in setting up a Spring and or Summer Get together in the Northwest USA message me or just post an idea and let's get something going again. Have a toy or two to I can squeeze into my sedan and bring to the show(s).:candle:
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    Seattle Area Get Together Flashlights and other gear Spring 2019

    Been a few busy years working on many ideas and haven't kept up to date posting pics and trying out new ideas, some with amazing results I'd love to show sometime this Spring if possible. My 24 inch LightSward edition of searchlights has really responded well to the 1,200 watt HMI short arc...
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    Homemade 24" scratch built & designed reflector

    Have made three 24 inch LightSwards, Two out of Aluminum making nice smooth reflectors. Pretty much beat the 1000 watt XENON in Brightness and distance visible by 1,200 watt HID 24 inch LightSward by a factor of three. Could barely see the Xenon Pro light, yet easily see homemade one after...
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    Spotlight from sattelite antanna?

    Actually not too bad an idea. Main problem with satellite antennas is the focal point is often far enough away that you will only grab about 30 percent or so of the light from the bulb unless you yes LED which tends to send much of it's light forward, yet still much of the light will be wasted...
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    Homemade 24" scratch built & designed reflector

    Amazing how easy, portable and brilliant this light has turned out to be. Didn't realize, with all the errors in the reflector, I'd get a fairly tight beam. Seems to be visible on clear nights up to five miles against the light pollution of our city. Making refinements on other "LightSward"...
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    Homemade 24" scratch built & designed reflector

    LightSward ready at the factory to be shipped out to Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony → ← Starting up the LightSward at the Aloha, Oregon Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony...
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    Homemade 24" scratch built & designed reflector

    Just placed an order for some. Hope this works and doesn't get too hot from my lamps. Use a cooling system to cool everything near the bulb, so hopefully this will be what I've been looking for. Thanks for the info. Fingers crossed.
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    Homemade 24" scratch built & designed reflector

    Looks good. Wonder how it behaves on concave surfaces...usually convex curves common on vehicles work well, yet concave can be challenging to keep wrinkles out. Will look into this...thank you.
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    Homemade 24" scratch built & designed reflector

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZnoZIFtFhg&feature=youtu.be Above is the YouTube link to what just happened to the LightSward. It "Rocks". Really made a great impression. Back to being in the front of my collection. need to update and add many new photos. Been so busy, just can't get in...
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    Homemade 24" scratch built & designed reflector

    Vinyl wrap, not sure I know about that..? Been using various forms of metalized Mylar for the reflectors. Inexpensive and pretty easy to work with, yet don't care for the novice look I get, yet it's fairly effective, even used shiny space blankets with decent results, one piece. still need to...
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    Homemade 24" scratch built & designed reflector

    THE LIGHTSWARD IS BACK..!!! Resurrected the LightSward from the storage heap and am making significant improvements. Mainly it's getting the dreamed about 1,200 watt small arc HID discharge bulb with 100,000 lumen output..! Stopped using the LightSward because of it's hard focusing...
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    50 inch Reflector "Monster Light"

    Love to sand cast the reflector and have seriously considered building a melting furnace, :thumbsup::naughty:yet live in an association where my limited yard space, I'd probably get in trouble doing it here...so I'll have to consider a commercial lease..?:thinking:
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    50 inch Reflector "Monster Light"

    Have made a "Back Seat" version of this that fits easily into the backseat of a small Kia Rio sedan. It's "open flame" because to make it weather resistant and normal like a light normally is, would require additional housing size increases that makes it impossible to go back there. I've done...
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    38 inch Interrogator

    Yes. Have made the "Back Seat Version" of this powerful light. It's "open flame" right now, as all the shielding and weather protection makes it too large to fit inside my sedan now. Makes almost as nice a beam as the 50 inch Monster. Need to get pictures.
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    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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