Seattle Area 2013 Spring Candle Power Forum Get Together at the Barn

johntalley

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BBQ and day show light hardware. Evening, drawing, prizes, etc.? and night, lights up the sky. Been real busy with, so I'll try and design, build something fast. I'll bring the 30 inch HID NightHawk too.

Pot Luck, can someone be sure to get the BBQ fired up and some basic grub.

address ? .. time it will start ? ....
 

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I've always arrived late afternoon, 6 PM-ish, (no jokes), and it seemed like things were already started, but still early enough to relax and meet people, look over lights and eat something before the nighttime fun started.

This year my car will be full of two large lights and some odds and ends.
 

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I talked to Julie at the Monroe gun show a couple weeks ago, and she said that either the 18th or 25th would work for them.

May 18th, 2013 Late Afternoon until late night. 20245 SE 192nd st. Renton, WA. Potluck, bring lights and refreshments. BBQ should be operating.:thumbsup:
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I may need generator power, so I hope the usual people will show. I need at least 1,500 watts continuous, but prefer 2,200 watts for two lights.


Ice Chest Air Conditioner and heat exchanger ready for fan. Excellent source of coolness for light sources and or their power sources on hot nights.
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Provides 3 to 6 hours of AC type cooling. Ice last longer when used like an ice chest without fan on, up to 36 hours.
 
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I don't know anyone, but I'm debating on making the drive down from Vancouver for the long weekend
 

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I don't know anyone, but I'm debating on making the drive down from Vancouver for the long weekend

Will be good to see you. I only knew one or two people in person, and a few others from posts, until a few years ago when I first attended the Seattle Area Get Together.

I drive up from Portland.

Cheers:thumbsup:
 
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Quickly built a light weight 1,000 watt halogen version of the NightHawk, last few days, partly to perform some tests. I had some new unique issues with the fiber-glassing process I've never encountered before, and ended up with a less than perfect surface, but still produces a decent beam that hits the light polluted clouds. :thumbsup: Should be able to squeeze this into the car, with the other???
 

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Sounds like a good time, too bad I found out so late. It would have been fun to join in and see the portable air conditioner. :)
 

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So how did every thing go ? ...

Didn't get done working til 630 .. Any pics or info would be super cool .. Next one I'll make sure and get a few days off ..
 

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So how did every thing go ? ...

Didn't get done working til 630 .. Any pics or info would be super cool .. Next one I'll make sure and get a few days off ..

Went very well. Got a lot of good pictures. Many great prizes to 'choose from'. Lights ranging from $40.00 to $150.00 where given away as prizes from drawings where the winner was able to choose from a huge selection of flashlights on the winners table.

Had a BBQ and some good picnic food, beverages such as colas and beer on hand and of course, all the great flashlight displays and exchange of information and ideas.

Anyone who(m) didn't go sure missed out on a lot of fun and excitement!

Here are just a few of the many photos taken.:
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A very powerful handheld light
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A light that just about any light fanatic will want.





NightHawk sits comfortably on back car seat for three hour journey from Portland, Oregon to the Seattle area.

The NightHawk was designed for easy carry and transport in small cars. It also has a powerful 'punch' due to it's size.




The two Night Hawks ready for the night-time picnic fun
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The 1,000 watt halogen and 1,200 watt HMI Night-Hawks are readied for action. The 1,000 watt halogen Nighthawk sits in chair because it was made in just two or three days and hasn't been 'fitted' with a stand yet. The quick build of this 1,000 watt halogen model was actually for testing and calibration to examine the performance of the production Nighthawk being sent to New York's ground zero area to make that part of our nation more secure under it's watchful light beam.




1,000 watt Halogen and 1,200 watt HMI 30" Night-Hawks beams light the clouds at dusk
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Seen the two Night-Hawks showing their stuff. One is a powerful 1,000 watt halogen light weight model that can be carried anywhere and the other the brighter 1,200 watt HMI super model lights the evening clouds.
1,000 watt Halogen and 1,200 watt HMI 30" Night-Hawks plus hand flashlight beams seen

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You can see the handheld flashlight beam jutting from the person seen just below the 1,000 watt halogen Night Hawk's beam.







1,000 watt Halogen and 1,200 watt HMI 30" Night-Hawks beam shot at dusk with hand light
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A small yet powerful hand held light gets involved with the cloud shoot! You can see it on the left.



People arriving for the fun
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People arriving for the fun and examining all the fine EagleTac lights. Just about everyone present won a prize which was basically the winners choice of choosing a flashlight ranging from $40.00 to $150.00 value or more! Very generous of the promoters.



1,000 watt Halogen and 1,200 watt HMI 30" Night-Hawks and hand lights compete in the night sky
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You can see other flashlights taking over the sky with their bright intimidating beams.





Many other flashlight enthusiast take aim with their lights
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Many other flashlight enthusiast take aim with their lights with bright precision.




1,000 watt Halogen and 1,200 watt HMI 30" Night-Hawks plus hand flashlight


Three lights make it to the clouds.


1,000 watt Halogen and 1,200 watt HMI 30" Night-Hawk's plus hand flashlight beams shot


you can see the three beautiful beams painting the night sky.


Beam shot from a block away
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The two Night Hawk beams as seen from a block away.




1,000 watt Halogen and 1,200 watt HMI 30" Night-Hawks light clouds

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The 1,000 watt Halogen Night Hawk produces a red orange glow on the clouds. The 1,200 watt HMI Nighthawk chops away with it's snow white and turquoise blue tinted cloud spot of light, as seen from a block away.



All the people attending had a great time! Those who(m) had the misfortune of not attending, we feel for yah! Make sure you come next time so you don't get left out. We'll see everyone back at the Barn in September. Date to be announced real soon. Don't miss this one, or you'll be singing the Blues.
 
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Sounds like a good time, too bad I found out so late. It would have been fun to join in and see the portable air conditioner. :)

We look forward to seeing you this coming September when we will all get together for a big pow wow! Exact date to be set soon! Let us know what works or doesn't work so we can make adjustment if able.
 
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