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  1. John_Galt

    Pennsylvania Vehicle Lighting Codes

    ...are quite poor to read through, if you expect to find answers. I was interested in trying to find the maximum legal mounting height for fog lamps under PA law... and it appears that 42" vertically, 20" horizontally to the center of the lamps is the limitation. From being bounced back and...
  2. John_Galt

    Hella halogen projector lineup

    I've been searching posts related to Hella's various sealed 50/60/90mm offerings in Halogen, and I was hoping for some clarifications on their performance. Halogen, specifically due to their lower costs in relation to the venerable HID and modern LED offerings in the 50mm and 90mm lineups...
  3. John_Galt

    Canbus headlamp aux. Circuit trigger

    Mazda's cx30 steering/adjusting led projector lamps are very neat, but after driving mine cross country recently, I felt they were lacking a bit in center punch. The highbeam is a very tall, very broad beam, which was incredible driving through the tetons, but in the wide open they were not...
  4. John_Galt

    Remove coating from blue bulbs?

    Is there any way to strip the blue coating from these bulbs? The blue band over the highbeam on the H4 offerings appears to be Very dark on the new Philips +200.
  5. John_Galt

    Suggestions for aftermarket 4runner replacement lamps

    Virgil, you seem to be the one in the know when it comes to sorting the wheat from the chaff. My '99 4runners lamps are at the end of their life. There is a significant putput and focus difference now, between the driver side and passenger side lamps. I have a relay setup, the bulbs see about...
  6. John_Galt

    Can't wait for these to become popular! /s

    First LEP projectors, now LED "retrofit highbeam bulbs." When will it end...
  7. John_Galt

    Aftermarket Replacement Lamps, Mounting Questions

    So there is a slew of information on retrofitting existing headlamps with projectors or bulbs of one sort or another, all across the web. As has been repetitively pointed out here, such a modification to an existing and compliant lamp is illegal (reasonably so). But what about mounting lamps...
  8. John_Galt

    219c vs xpg2/3

    Been out of the game a long time, since shortly after the introduction of the 219 led as competition for the xpg2. Need a basic break down of the 219c D280/300/320 versus the cree xpg2 S4/5 and cree xpg S4/5. I see the 219 has a lower forward voltage across the board, but apparently offered...
  9. John_Galt

    Bulb envelope tint/headlamp tinting

    Not referencing the fad of shading headlamps black/grey. I've been reading through my states lighting codes, and the federal code (linked in the stickied thread). There are tons of bulbs on the market that utilize a tint of some type, whether its cheap china junk with heavy blue filter, or...
  10. John_Galt

    Questions for those who chase the Lux

    I'm starting to comb through old build threads, but I'm also looking for more recent builder experience. I want to build the furthest throwing light possible within some constraints. I would like to use either an XPL Hi, or XHP 35 Hi, and am looking for the most compact aspheric or fresnel...
  11. John_Galt

    Questions about fresnel/aspheric mods, multiple LED

    Question for all the modders out there. I have searched but have not found, for any project using multiple LED emitters behind a single aspheric or fresnel lens based build. My thinking is that a single emitter produces a single, highly intense focused beam. Would multiple LEDs, spaced closely...
  12. John_Galt

    do lithium batteries react with fuel oils?

    A friend of mine has just presented me with a question I had no specific answer to. Would a lithium battery (or li ion) react/vent in the presence of a liquid fuel, such as gasoline or kerosene? If immersed in such a liquid would the liquid be conductive enough to cause a cell or multiple...
  13. John_Galt

    anyone ever modded a streamlight sidewinder compact/c2?

    Ive been looking at the sidewinder compact or compact 2 recently as its multiple light outputs (red, blue and ir in addition to white) fit my needs. Its meant as more of a task light than a high output thrower. I guess im mainly looking at keeping the multi color output and ir but 1) xpe/g2...
  14. John_Galt

    Sold/Expired SOLD: MJP Mega Micro-black, P7 3spd, Ti bezel #000 PRICE DROP x3

    This light has been sold via PM. Sale price was $200, to member Joseph_Milton. Basic shipping has been selected. Hi all, this is my first sales thread here on the Proper, but one of a few I've had [mostly marketplace]. I'll run this as I usually do, fairly and to the point. I have a Black...
  15. John_Galt

    cottonpicker usb li ion charger for firat charger

    As the title says, id like to foray into li ions. Bt dont have the space to keep a large charger. Im wojdering what the thoughts are on using cottonpicker charger as a primary charger for single cell light use? I have a milkyspit expurgator but carrying with the e2l body is a bit cumbersome...
  16. John_Galt

    information on mjp mega micro

    I recently purchased an mjp mega micro on the bst subforum and was looking for a bit more info on it. Search on the site isnt providing much and there isnt a whole lot my google-fu (which is admitttedly weak) can find. Mine is the mc-e model with three speed driver. I was thinking of...
  17. John_Galt

    Auxiliary lighting questions: multiple vehicles, budget and not quite so

    Aright, I have a few questions about lighting, wiring, legality and.... budget Two distinct cases, one, a '95 toyota corolla, the other, a '79 Fiat X1/9. For the first, the car my friend owns. He's back from school for the summer and lamenting the poor lighting. It is the DX model, if that...
  18. John_Galt

    Surefire X200 Mod: TIR optic question

    I've been thinking about picking up and older gen X200 pistol light to modify. In looking at pictures of the model, I've noticed that the optic is quite different from that of the current generation of Surefire optics. It looks quite like an aspheric lens. Has anyone had experience using...
  19. John_Galt

    So I picked up an E2L the other day...

    Well, like the title says, I picked up an E2L... Impulse buy, it just happened to fall in the shopping cart, and I left the REI wondering why I paid more for this light than I do for car insurance... Didn't think anything of it, till I got outside, and then I realized what I'd done! But I...
  20. John_Galt

    HDS HDS Systems EDC #14

    So, a recap of the last thread (#12): (See HDS EDC Thread #13 here) -We were able to see the results of Overready cera-coating a few Clicky's. -Early in November, we began worrying about the availability of High CRI models. -There were a few cases where the new bezel-down clip offered...
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