OH, MY! WHAT HAVE I GONE AND DONE NOW???

ez78

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HAHAHA holy cow.:eek: That might be kind of bright.:twothumbs Birds propably love it too. Just before they get all crispy and very well cooked.
 

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Lux, "drawn like bugs to the light" is what many of the operators say. Human curiosity just brings people to it to see whats happening. I think that except for one C.A., these 60" lights are the biggest out there now. I think I read where there is a larger C.A. on top of a building in Missouri. In the 1800's there was one huge C.A. that used 2 1/2 thick rods!! By comparison, rods for these lights are 5/8".

My understanding is that the Luxor "light" is really 39 ea., 4KW metal halides of which, usually only half are on at a time. Cumulatively, they out rank the 60" C.A. in CP but pale individually. The only man-made brighter device "MAY" be one of these 60" C.A.'s that's been retrofitted with a 25KW Metal Halide light system. They "claim" these are 1,000,000,000 CP but there is, of course debate on this. Also, the AN/TVS-3 liquid cooled and trailered military light may be as bright. I know where there are two for sale if anyone is interested. I thought about it, but the potential dangers of a 25 KW very high pressure xenon lamp brought me to my senses. My 2.2 KW xenon is danger enough.

Mash, I thought you were being funny but I wasn't quite sure. You know, the forest thru the trees thing.

Gee, and no one's volunteered to buy my Helios yet! :mecry:
 
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ShortArc

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Bob, absolutely amazing!!! :twothumbs
She is a beauty, congraulations.
I think your retirement will be filled with Carbon Arc Bliss.
 

sysadmn

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Now THAT is Imagination at Work!

I never would have guessed that it "only' burns 2.5 gal/hr. Must be like a boat engine - if you spend most of your time a one RPM, you can optimize everything for that point.

Congrats on turning your hobby / obsession into a second career! About time one of us found a way to reverse the money flow!
 

flashfan

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BVH, wow, wow, wow! :drool: You've really gone over the edge of light addiction. Very nice, but just a tad too large for EDC...
 

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... As I stood there with him, I think there were more people who came because of the light and wanting to see it than the car sales. It's a little bit like finding the end of the rainbow for people. They don't quite know what the light is promoting, but they want to see.

Exactly! I've done the same thing in the past, feeling a little silly when I arrived at the opening of a movie that I had no interest in seeing. I was much more fascinated by that amazing light! :huh:
 

BVH

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SaVaGe, that is the same Bob that I refer to in my original post. In the picture with two lights, his is the one in the foreground with the extra cables going to the only known working remote control station you can't see. Mine is the one in the background. He is a real wealth of information! Both lights and Bob starred on one of Huell Houser's shows.
 

Manzerick

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HAHAHAHAHA

I'm laughing so hard I got tears rolling down my face!!! HAHAHAHA

You sir are my hero!

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Nice pics!
Oh yea and I want beamshots!
 

Mash

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Now THAT is Imagination at Work!

I never would have guessed that it "only' burns 2.5 gal/hr. Must be like a boat engine - if you spend most of your time a one RPM, you can optimize everything for that point.

Does it mean we have to start a new rating system? Like Runtime in gallons kinda thing?:twothumbs
 

Mash

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Lord have mercy!
Imagine the discusssions:
will a 1.865 fuel tank fit in this or that?
Does it have fire protection circuitry?
which gas station fuel is the best?
Not to mention LEEF tanks etc
I am getting a headache already!
 

LuxLuthor

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Lux, "drawn like bugs to the light" is what many of the operators say. Human curiosity just brings people to it to see whats happening. I think that except for one C.A., these 60" lights are the biggest out there now. I think I read where there is a larger C.A. on top of a building in Missouri. In the 1800's there was one huge C.A. that used 2 1/2 thick rods!! By comparison, rods for these lights are 5/8".

My understanding is that the Luxor "light" is really 39 ea., 4KW metal halides of which, usually only half are on at a time. Cumulatively, they out rank the 60" C.A. in CP but pale individually. The only man-made brighter device "MAY" be one of these 60" C.A.'s that's been retrofitted with a 25KW Metal Halide light system. They "claim" these are 1,000,000,000 CP but there is, of course debate on this. Also, the AN/TVS-3 liquid cooled and trailered military light may be as bright. I know where there are two for sale if anyone is interested. I thought about it, but the potential dangers of a 25 KW very high pressure xenon lamp brought me to my senses. My 2.2 KW xenon is danger enough.

Mash, I thought you were being funny but I wasn't quite sure. You know, the forest thru the trees thing.

Gee, and no one's volunteered to buy my Helios yet! :mecry:

How does that compare to The Dominator which seems to be 60". I think the one the guy had at the car dealer was this big....or very close....but I can't remember for sure now.
 

yuandrew

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How does that compare to The Dominator which seems to be 60". I think the one the guy had at the car dealer was this big....or very close....but I can't remember for sure now.

I've seen the dominator's web page before. The company that made it, Skyview Advertising, used a 1930's GE searchlight for the host and replaced the carbon arc with an 18KW HMI lamp. It's rated at producing 2,100,000 lumens.

Skyview once had two of these units for sale mounted on trailers with a diesel generator. One unit was 18KW and another smaller unit was 12KW
 
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