FIRE-FOXES FF5 XENON HID 10000lm 2000m Thrower Searchlight Flashlight

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4300K stock is IN! :grin2:

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Ordered one. Thanks for the coupon code!
 

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Just the 4300K's are in and shipping, right? Not sure what the "(cw)" meant in your above post. I ordered a 6500K
 

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Just the 4300K's are in and shipping, right? Not sure what the "(cw)" meant in your above post. I ordered a 6500K

CW means Cool White in regards to tint. I ordered the 4300k version as I'm worried the 6500k will be too blue. Also 4300k bulbs are usually brighter so i like that.
 

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That's what I wasn't understanding. He mentioned the 4300K were in and would ship. No mention of the 6500's in that post. Then it a later post it sounds like the 6500K's are in because someone at Neils took some to play with so they must be in too?

Just trying to get a sense if the 6500's will ship at the same time as the 4300's. I'm not quite sure but I thought HID Lumens per Watt peaked between 5000 and 5500K. I remember my FF3 and FF4, 4300K's had, to my eyes, a very pinkish hue that I didn't like. I love the slightly Blue hue of my Xenon Short Arcs so 6500 is pleasing to my eyes.
 

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Can't quite make out from the pictures but is it fair to assume this flashlight will need button top cells?
 

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That's what I wasn't understanding. He mentioned the 4300K were in and would ship. No mention of the 6500's in that post. Then it a later post it sounds like the 6500K's are in because someone at Neils took some to play with so they must be in too?

Just trying to get a sense if the 6500's will ship at the same time as the 4300's. I'm not quite sure but I thought HID Lumens per Watt peaked between 5000 and 5500K. I remember my FF3 and FF4, 4300K's had, to my eyes, a very pinkish hue that I didn't like. I love the slightly Blue hue of my Xenon Short Arcs so 6500 is pleasing to my eyes.

Might just do the cpf thing and get both versions.
 

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From the looks in the pic of the battery pack, I think any flat top unprotected high-drain cells will work. I'm afraid button tops or protected cells might be too long for the battery carrier.


Does anyone know the recommended batteries to use with the fire fox ff5 or would any set of high drains suffice?
 

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From the looks in the pic of the battery pack, I think any flat top unprotected high-drain cells will work. I'm afraid button tops or protected cells might be too long for the battery carrier.

I have used both types in the FF3 and FF4. I think it will mainly depend on how in or out of specs a particular battery is. I run into that all the time. I would say 3500mAh protected button tops may be a no go. I've run IMR button tops in both lights and they fit perfectly. I have a set of 3400mAh flat top protected cells that also fit fine.
 

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Has anyone determined if the "100 Watt" FF5 is 100 Watts at the lamp or is it say....75 Watts at the lamp with a 25% overhead loss in powering all the ballast components? 100 Watts / 14.8 Volts = 6.75 Amps plus Start and Boost requirements. Or 125 Watts / 14.8 = 8.45 Amps plus start and boost requirements. I kind of doubt it is 125 Watts but would be pleasantly surprised. Maybe we should be looking at 20 Amp continuous rate capable cells.
 

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Has anyone determined if the "100 Watt" FF5 is 100 Watts at the lamp or is it say....75 Watts at the lamp with a 25% overhead loss in powering all the ballast components? 100 Watts / 14.8 Volts = 6.75 Amps plus Start and Boost requirements. Or 125 Watts / 14.8 = 8.45 Amps plus start and boost requirements. I kind of doubt it is 125 Watts but would be pleasantly surprised. Maybe we should be looking at 20 Amp continuous rate capable cells.
Would you somehow be able to tell if it is 75 or 100w at the bulb once you get it in hand? I know a lot about led but nothing at all about hid.
 
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