Ok, give me some reason why I should buy a Sam's HID spotlight?

heliyardsale

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I'm thinking of diving into my first HID Light but don't want to completely drain my bank account. Convince me to buy a Sam's club HID over building a ROAR/Pelican Mag conversion...
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tebore

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You should buy both. I'd build the ROP first because once you build it you'll know what a "bright" light is like. Then get the HID and you'll see what a "really bright" light is... :grin2:
 

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Here are some things to think about

-Sams Club HID will be much bigger than a ROP.

-Sams Club HID will be cheaper than ROP.

-Sams Club HID will be a million times brighter.

-Sams Club HID takes several seconds to get to full brightness but will have a fully regulated 1 hour burntime.
 

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NAW said:
Here are some things to think about

-Sams Club HID will be much bigger than a ROP.

-Sams Club HID will be cheaper than ROP.

-Sams Club HID will be a million times brighter.

-Sams Club HID takes several seconds to get to full brightness but will have a fully regulated 1 hour burntime.

You can build a ROP for about $50 (Mag 2C $15, 2X18650 batteries $12, ROP bulb $8, Aluminum Reflector $15, Borofloat Lens $4.50)
 

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Can someone point out a link and/or more information about this Sam's club HID Spotlight?
 

mtbkndad

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I have a Mag85 and two Illuminators.

Make the ROP first since it is bright enough for most everday bright light needs.
A friend of mine has a ROP. They are nice lights. You will use the ROP much more then the Sams light. Remember the Sam's light is over 8 lbs.
You just won't be inclined to carry it around like you would a ROP.

Take Care,
mtbkndad :wave:
 

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I really am lost in the way you try to make sense of a justification of something, and
clearly indicative of your other posts, something you dont have actual experience with or understand. Just buy the dam thing and get it over with. a lot of people
here took the time and reasearch to explain and elaborate, Hopefully If you read
more, Im sure there is more than enough intelligence contained in this forum
to help you make a good decision.
 
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Save up and get something that is both bright, portable and that you will use; like a Microfire K500/R or K2000/R or Wolf-eyes Boxer series or AE Powerlight shorty.

But if that's a total no-go, I'd think a ROP would be a better choice as you would most prob use the light more often.

If you're not looking for portability, but instead finding the brightest thing for cheap, then get the Sam's HID just for the fun of owning a 35w HID. Or if you will be using it vehicle-mounted.
 

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This question is without merit...

This is what's going to happen:
1) Hem and haw about the Sam's HID.
2) Shop around for other lights you would like to have.
3) Decide between Sam's HID and another light.
4) Go to Sam's and buy HID (because it's locally available)
5) Buy at least one more light on your "list."
6) See item #5.
 

cobb

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I guess if you want one, you better grab it as it wont always be around.

I played with one for 7 minutes and was disappointed. I thought it was rather dim for something that large and heavy. The rop is something I want to try too, but working on paying down 1207 bucks in credit card debt to being debt free.

I guess you can always buy and return it, but if you is broke, I would wait til you get some money.
 

heliyardsale

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mtbkndad said:
I have a Mag85 and two Illuminators.

Make the ROP first since it is bright enough for most everday bright light needs.
A friend of mine has a ROP. They are nice lights. You will use the ROP much more then the Sams light. Remember the Sam's light is over 8 lbs.
You just won't be inclined to carry it around like you would a ROP.

Take Care,
mtbkndad :wave:

Best answer yet... I checked out the Sam's HID, not impressed. For those of you who answered realistically thanks. By the way, for all you Smart A**$es that complained about my vague question, I have read all of the posts about the Sam's HID. After doing so, I really could not see why anyone would spend $99.00 on a boat anchor of a light, I was trying to better understand what the big deal was with this light. No real value, as far as I can see. It's not made that well, it's heavy for the amount of light output, and the temp of the light color (6000K) is nasty for most outdoor use. I see no reason to purchase this light unless your planning on annoying people with it's obnoxious beam.
 

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With your atitude, nomatter what light you get you will allways remain in the dark.
you cant even stick to your own topic and finnaly "convinced yourself" LOL. LOL.LOL
 

heliyardsale

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Jvalera said:
With your atitude, nomatter what light you get you will allways remain in the dark.
you cant even stick to your own topic and finnaly "convinced yourself" LOL. LOL.LOL

Dude, please use spell check and spaces... LMAO at you.... Turn some of your HID lights on and check your spelling.....
 

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if you want an great value in HID.... get the illuminator from amondotech instead. The 4200K bulb is worth spending a little more. Much more practical for real-world use.

I have lots of lights around here, including an illuminator, a gigantic thor with major modifications, some 1W and 3W LEDs, a 5W Nuwai LED, some headlamps, and some various incandescent tactical style lights running on li-ion batts.. The big spotlights sit and sit... bought a float charger and periodically switch the charger between the 2 to keep em topped up. I use them once and awhile for working outdoors at night. They are mostly TOYS that see little practical use. An AE-powerlight or WE boxer would be a much different story, much more tool oriented because of the more forgiving form factor. I reach for my handheld incans and LED headlamps more often than anything else. I plan on building an ROP 2C very soon, because I foresee this filling a nitch that I don't have, and will actually use frequently.
 
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