Lemax LX70 Searchlight

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New superpower? ?
 
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Re: http://www.worldpartners.co.th/LM70Super.html

This wil be interesting!
 

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Re: http://www.worldpartners.co.th/LM70Super.html

It is interesting that for a search light they only give the lumens output and a beam "distance". They should give a candela measurement with details on how they obtained the measurement. Since this will compete with Peakbeam they should give that amount of info. Is this any different than the LX70 from Xray? I can't remember those specs off hand but I think Patriot had one.
 

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It is interesting that for a search light they only give the lumens output and a beam "distance". They should give a candela measurement with details on how they obtained the measurement. Since this will compete with Peakbeam they should give that amount of info. Is this any different than the LX70 from Xray? I can't remember those specs off hand but I think Patriot had one.
that head is significantly larger than the xray version. wow.
 

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that head is significantly larger than the xray version. wow.
I seen that also but just wondering if its in the way the picture was taken..? So this seller is in Thailand?
 

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Specs on that page indicate a 219mm - 8.5" diameter head suggesting, a 7.5" to 8" reflector. That would be significantly larger than the Xeray reflector IIRC. Seems like it would be VERY front-heavy. It weighs 8.1 lbs compared to Xeray's 4.4lbs. Body is about 40 mm longer.
 
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How much are these in USD and where can you order one from?
 

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Re: http://www.worldpartners.co.th/LM70Super.html

Dan, anything new on the old 250 Watt talks a few years back?

With an 8" reflector, it's too bad the new LX70 linked above didn't have a power increase to 125-150 Watts. What a great combination that would be. More of a shoulder carry form factor I would imagine with a bit longer handle for more battery capacity. One can always hope!
 

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Dan, anything new on the old 250 Watt talks a few years back?

With an 8" reflector, it's too bad the new LX70 linked above didn't have a power increase to 125-150 Watts. What a great combination that would be. More of a shoulder carry form factor I would imagine with a bit longer handle for more battery capacity. One can always hope!

We only went "so far" (proof of concept) with that 250 watt project. We had a prospective customer (paying development costs) for it at that time, but the need dried up when it did not have a fast warm-up capability which was only communicated to us late in the project development. The higher wattage "metal halide" bulbs that are suitable do not have a fast warm-up capability, but they are very bright.
 

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Maybe similar to my 300 Watt "Locators". Close to 15 seconds before approx 75% brightness and a full minute for boost circuit to cut out. What a gorgeous shade of violet and purple when first started!
 

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Re: http://www.worldpartners.co.th/LM70Super.html

Details have disappeared at that link. Searching on their site just shows the standard LX70.
 

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Details have disappeared at that link. Searching on their site just shows the standard LX70.
Possibly some type of merger or sale of one company to ther or something as now everyone is tight lipped about it. I am suprised that the originator of the thread has not jumped in any more and said something..! hmmmmm Light looks really awesome and i can see me snaggin one of these..
 

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Re: http://www.worldpartners.co.th/LM70Super.html

Already dreaming of a "group buy" I mean White Christmas! :D
 

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Re: http://www.worldpartners.co.th/LM70Super.html

just stumbled over this thread. Oh dear: I really love calculations. Sorry, I can't resist:

- luminous intensity

ANSI distance is just as fine as luminous intensity. 3450/4250 m would be 3.0/4.5 Mcd,
while the normal LX70 has 0.93/1.3 Mcd.

And luminous intensity is not easy to determine anyway, if the measuring track is relatively short (e.g. in a lab)
Actual intensity might even be slightly higher then.

Theoretical max: double diameter => quadrouple luminous intensity.

- what about reflector/focus quality?

The picture suggested a reflector with ~196mm effective diameter (quickly comparing pixel distances in gif viewer :)

The LX70 with a 100mm reflector already has an amazingly high luminance: the light effectively makes available 170 cd/mm² "out the front".
The Fire-Foxes FF4 60W (59mm) makes available ~200 cd/mm², but it does so by overpowering a slightly smaller, low cost HID
(~3.8mm arc length instead of the typical automotive 4.2mm) and it will degrade faster. And the smaller reflector makes things a lot easier.

It's not easy to keep effective luminance with a much bigger reflector. Yet this LX70 variant seems to keep its very good values,
at least 150 cd/mm² "out the front".

- Maxabeam?

I guess requirement specs are just too different to compare these lights.
luminous intensity of the LX70SP would be lower (the Maxabeam has 6-12Mcd), but ~7500 lm would be much more flux than the roughly 1000 lm (1500 at best) of the MB.
 

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Re: http://www.worldpartners.co.th/LM70Super.html

Hi all,

What does this new Lemax LX70, in intensity, against a carhighbeam, and a landing light, of a commercial airplane like a boeing 747, or other airplane?

2 Is this one of the most intense HID, searchlights i can buy?

But its soon expensive......really want one, but have not enough money for it.

3 Does this light really blind someone, who is in front of me, or an aggressive attacker?
 
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