Roar Of Pelican VS Quad LuxIII (pics)

Turbo_E

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Well, not real scientific, but i recently built both of these badboys...well cuz i wanted to.
Camera: Casio Exilim Z57 factory settings, no flash
cloudy night, pretty much no image seen on camera witout any external light

Specs:
Quad Lux
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4 Luxeon III emitters (SX1K bin)
Fatman Regulator @ 1 amp w/dimmer set on max output
Modamag 6AA holder and Powerizer 2300 mAh AA's - 7.2V
UCL lens

R.O.P.
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Modamag 8AA holder 7AA Sanyo 2300 mAh AA's + 1 dummy cell + 1 Dummy D cell - 8.4V
mag switch fix
Pelican Big D "High" bulb 24W
Borafloat lens
FiveMega Heavy Orange Peel aluminum reflector

Quad VS ROP
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QUAD LUX VS ROP on a tree 20 ft up
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ROP%20tree.JPG

Quad Lux VS ROP on my house
lux%20on%20house.JPG
ROP%20on%20house.JPG

in the side of the house again lux VS ROP
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ROP%20alley.JPG

and finally both on the ground
lux%20on%20ground.JPG
ROP%20on%20ground.JPG


yeah the ROP pretty much p3ned the Quad Lux in every way but runtime
 
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Nice pics Turbo_E! Glad to see you are enjoying your ROP :grin2: . Wow, 7 Sanyo's on the ROP, that thing should be pretty bright! Usually people use 7 lower quality cells. Sanyos tend to hold their V better than most other consumer grade rechargeables.

When you said factory settings for the camera ? Did you mean you let the camera automatically determine the settings or did you set the exposure etc ? Because if it was indeed automatic settings, the camera will actually adjust it's exposure rate according to how much light was on the photo area, in effect...making two different powered lights seem similar output. Just curious because the ROP should be absolutely obliterating the LED [email protected] hehe.

I might just have to try 7 AA's on my 2D ROP hrmmm.
 
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I somehow only see one light in each picture... Thanks for the comparison though.
 
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eebowler,

I'm also seeing one light in each photo. I'm pretty sure we're seeing correct. I think Turbo_E took individual photos of the beams but on the same target.
 
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I just checked the EXIF data in the images he provided, they are directly comparable since the settings seem to be locked for all shots - f/2.6 and 1/8 sec.

We did this test one night too, with a 3xLux3 (my Mag3X) vs my ROP high. The Mag3X provides a very nice even flood, but the hotspot is not as concentrated because of the 3 smaller reflectors. The ROP collimates a little better being a single point source.

The 24W high bulb, especially when overdriven, is known to deliver quite a huge amount of light.. still outclasses the LEDs. The LEDs would win against the 11W low output, though.
 
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I think you guys just need to scroll over to the right. The ROP images are on the right. If your screen is only set to 800x600 then you need to scroll over.
 
Turbo_E

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yes^^^ it just looks blended together cuz its dark, i'll fix it

not the pics are actually darker than they seem. the ROP puts out monster light
 
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eebowler

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Lovely! I see two pics per target now. :) WOW! I need to get me a ROP really soon!
 
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just a note to whoere is considering building a ROP:

don't expect super runtimes. this light makes a massive amount of heat and light.

for excellent white light and long runtimes, go for a Luxeon mod instead.

to burn the flesh off an attacker, build a ROP :D
 
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It seems like my EL Tristar is way brighter than your QUAD!!!

But it could just be the exposure setting...
 
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91101 said:
Try it, you'll like it...:grin2: That's the way I run mine....

Just started my uni mid session recess today and i've got nothing to do today. Think i will give it ago :D i'll compare it to my ROP LE large and see how the 7AA one fares mhm.
 

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