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    Default For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    SOLD

    I'm putting my Baby up for sale. It's time to move on to other things in life. Sales Price is $21,000. Sale price is now $15,000. Read all about it here:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=170556 (beam shots by JetskiMark on first page of linked thread)




    I paid $20,000 for the light, genset and trailer. I've since purchased a $1,500 new-old stock electric control box that controls all the rod feed mechanisms. I have $1,600 worth of original 1940/1950's National Carbon rods unopened in their sawdust-filled tin cans. The engine has been completely tuned up and runs perfectly. It will idle smoothly at 300 RPM! If you've ever thought of owning one of these historic pieces, this is the one to own. The mirror - which is critical to light output, is an "8" on the "10" scale - almost impossible to find! This is the second-best - originally configured (separate light and genset on their original dollies) light rig in the world - I kid you not. The BEST light belongs to the other "Bob" and will be donated to a museum when he tires of it. And of course, I'd enjoy training you how to operate it and on how it works. The unit weighs around 8,500 pounds.

    PM me for my phone number if you want more info.

    I would be willing to deliver it for the cost of fuel pending the distance from Burbank, CA. (Within 100 miles would be free)
    Last edited by BVH; 05-14-2009 at 10:46 AM.
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Syniosbeam by Enderman

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    WOW, I wish I have the money. I got to buy more lottery tickets ...

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Now that is a Light! LEDs step aside! I'm tempted to request for beam shot pics! Ok...obviously I'm not buying but I would think most people here would like to see some pics of this working at night.

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    There are some very good beam shots by JetskiMark on the first page of the linked thread. And, of course, my avatar
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Syniosbeam by Enderman

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Nevermind, BVH beat me to it

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    That thing is beyond cool, but besides grand openings or movie premieres, what did you use it for exactly?
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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Setting a neighbor's house on fire?

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    Damn Nice Light!

    I bet "Milky" would crap if I shipped that for him to modify!!

    Man that is a beauty!

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Does it run on rechargables?




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    Most of my jobs were for night clubs, midnight madness new car sales, openings of new restaurants and a few Christmas live nativity drive-thru's.
    WWII 60" Carbon Arc (Sold), 1.6KW NightSun, 1KW VSS-3A, .8KW TrakkaBeam, 600W M-134 Light, 500W X-500-14s, 500W Starburst, 500W A120b, 450 Watt AEG German Leopard 1 Tank Light, 300W Locators, Megaray, 150W Communicator, Maxabeam Gen3, Syniosbeam by Enderman

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    WOW duuuuddddddeeeeeee.....thats one of the bigger one's

    Good luck with your sale my friend!
    Greetings from Germany - Toby

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Have you ever used it for deer spotting!?!

    That must really be a kick to show up with at some of the events you've done!
    Marduke - Solitaire...I've seen matches which are brighter AND have a longer runtime. 光陰矢の如し

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Is it brighter than my Dorcy 1AAA LED light? Mine's gen. 2, with the optic, so it might be close...

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    Does It come with a pocket clip?

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    how about runtimes and tint?




    but seriously, that has got to be the coolest thing I've seen since becoming a flashaholic! Good luck with the sale!

    Dan

    BTW, I've emailed a link to all my friends in hopes that they will collectively go in together to buy this for me for Christmas
    Last edited by djans1397; 12-01-2008 at 02:07 AM. Reason: added info
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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    WOW! Are there any legal issues with using that, or are you free to just blast away at the night sky?

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    I wonder how much shipping to overseas will be

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Lumens Factory has the new EO-CA60 for it too.

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    I'm checking Surplus Shed for a 1,524 millimeter aspheric!

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Wow the ultimate light


    BTW a warning to whoever buys it,if your tempted to look into the light do it with one eye shut but!!
    Do not look into the light with the remaining good eye
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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    Now that's CANDLE POWER!


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    Wow!

    Now thats a light!!

    Good luck with the sale

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    Dang! If I wasn't in negotiations for a small "ranch" in NV...... Thanks for letting me throw the switch on it at the get-together!

    Larry
    So much for not being able to find my happy a** with both hands and a flashlight! (Do not look into Tank Searchlight with remaining eye!)

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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    I wonder how many R2's Crees with 19mm reflectors I could stuff in there, would it be brighter?

    Good luck with the sale!

    AlexGT

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    OH MY!!! Bob, what are you doing now ?

    I admire your addiction to lights, especially these kind of lights.

    Good luck with the sale!! That is a great piece.

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    Oh.. My.. God...

    free bump for the brightest light for sale on this forum... ever...

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    I should have mentioned my opinion that this light is not really a business asset that could be used to make a lot of money or sustain a living. It's a hobby light that could be used to reimburse yourself for its purchase cost eventually in a few years depending on how much business you round up. Parts are still available from a few sources who have good stockpiles. You need to be good mechanically because, after all, they are 65 years old and do need tweaks, adjustments and regular maintenance. This light happens to be pretty trouble-free and very reliable but I will tell you that I don't leave it when it's running. For instance, if somehow the rod feed gets out of adjustment or stops working, you could melt the $100 heat shield in less than a half a minute. Has that happened to me? No. But as I'm told, "there are those who've melted a shield and those who will".
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    Yeah BVH, good call on not leaving it while it's running. In all the literature I've read about movie arc-lights, it was suggested that each one be manned just in case of such an event happening.

    Amazing piece of machinery / history you've got there.
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    Default Re: For Sale: 525,000 Lumens Monster 60" Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft light from WWII

    do you ship? and more importantly.. do you take bad checks?


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