Feeler Thread: 50W handheld HID ~5600 lumens at 3850k

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MattK

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using 20 CR123A batteries. Runtime est 60-80 minutes. Price est $2500 in a Pelican type case.

Would something like this find many takers here? I kow I've not given a lot of details and there's no pics but basically is there a market here for a light with this performance at this price?

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It's possible. Polarion markets a 40w and 35w HID system [The Helios and X1] in that price range. XeRay also exists in that market space.

The concern I have is using 20 lithium primaries; for me that's a deal-killer. When you're talking that kind of power, it's rechargeable or bust for me.

What kind of form factor are we talking here, too? Polarion is a single-unit light [like an M6 on serious steroids] wheras the XeRay is more of the battery-reflector-handle jobby you see on "The X-Files" or CSI.
 

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The price & the 20 CR123 batteries is a no-go for me.
 
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Hi Sable,

There would be a rechargeable adaptation made available later most likely.

The form factor is a traditional tube flashlight style - ~16" long.
 

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The 50W is a good deal, but not in that configuration, runtime, and the price, which is way too high for my thoughts. I expect 1000$ range if working on primaries. Is this regulated or only 50W?

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I think that output for the price, and having to deal with that many batteries makes it a tough sell. The 40W-50W HID's have too many advantages, TBH.
 

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I believe it's 50W only. The light is still in preproduction so details are not yet finalized. I had the same reaction regarding rechargeables/price and posted here for exactly the excellent input you've all given so far which I'll be communicating to the maker.

Thanks for the great insight - I'll post more details as they become available.
 

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No interest in this because of price and batteries. There are already great lights out there like the Polarion and Xeray that are proven and have useful battery configurations. I wouldn't even consider this proposed light unless a better battery pack were implemented. Even at that, the price would have to come down to Xeray territory for it to be attractive to me.

P.S. I want a car that runs on disposable 123s.
 
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Only 50W for $2500 that runs on 20 cr123 primaries? I honestly don't know anyone who would want that. Unless it's made rechargeable and indestructible like the SF beast then maybe, even then the price is steep.
 

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Whose the manufacturer? Is it a new company on the block?
 

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The CR123 thing is very appealing to me ... but in that price range and quality we're talking I'd at least want a secondary long running light source in additionto the HID and maybe go down to 35W for runtime. 60-80min isn't that great.
A rechargeable option in addition to that would come in handy, too. But I absolutely love the idea of a primary CR123 option.
bernie
 
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