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    Default Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?



    Hey team,

    I came across this nachteule light on gizmodo here:

    http://gizmodo.com/5350345/german+en...-reading-light

    Not sure about how it works...

    It appears to be LED, but not sure if it is anything special...

    Thoughts?

    Here's the site (in German): http://www.meineeule.de/Index.php?page=technologie

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    1) it's not the worlds brightest anything

    2) it would glare horribly off the glasses

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    I smell cheap propaganda...

    "I LOVE THE SMELL OF LITHIUM BATTERIES IN THE MORNING..." - Kilgore

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    I thought about posting a really sarcastic comment, but then thought better of it... Something along the lines of:

    "Wow, the Germans have finally figured out how to beat the laws of physics! The power of a 60 watt light bulb, AND 8 hours of battery life from a device the size of my thumb? Awesome! i always knew they could do it!"


    But, yeah, I definitely smell something.
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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    They might be saying it puts as much light on a book as a 60 watt bulb on a nightstand. It has a lithium battery, so it might put the equivalent light on a book for a few hours.

    I made something similar but just for a work light – I don’t let my old eyes get accustomed to reading glasses for reading. The one in the photo is +4.00 and I also made a +2.00 for when I don’t want to work as close. I have small aluminum pieces to block the light from shining back into my eyes or on the glasses.

    I have a strip of the Velcro circles and made extras of the little aluminum shades as they sometimes don’t pop off easily. So I can just trash the lights rather than change the batteries. The lights are 47c and a set of batteries 30c. It is a lot faster to just swap out the lights.

    I have a Photon headlamp, but this setup works better for me. With light coming from both sides I seldom fully block the light. And it is a lot more comfortable. And I can use both these and the headlamp if I need one more light angle.



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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Where's that picture of a guy reading a book with a Dereelight DBS?
    Awesome! I just got the Luxoulree Z4 bin XD-Q! Wait... are you saying they released the Z5 bin the day after I bought it?

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    uhm... so you are telling me that if I stick a fauxton to a pair of glasses i would get the worlds brightest reading light?

    This thread deserve to be deleted.


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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Pish....if one just angles an Acro 990 juuuuust so and straps it to the cranial area, it should provide sufficient illumination.

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Frankly, I'm just happy to be addressed as part of a team. That makes me willing to buy the whole "brightest reading light" thing -- I definitely don't want to get kicked off the team. If I were you guys, I wouldn't rock the boat, unless irdthay ingstray is your aspiration.
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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    It must be true since I read it on the internet!

    Seriously, looks like a cool little light but as the fellas have suggested, probably nothing revolutionary. Still, I want to see specs! (as per usual!)

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Just yesterday I saw the world's tallest midget too. Come on....

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    the replies have got me lol...
    Then it comes to be that the soothing light
    At the end of your tunnel
    Was just a FREIGHT TRAIN coming your way...

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    If you drop an IMR cell into a Jetbeam Jet II, remove the reflector, and crank it to flank output, that's a 250 lumen reading light; which is just right for blinding yourself so thoroughly that you can close your eyes and see the after-image of the page..

    Brighter isn't always better

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Brighter isn't always better
    +1, my username would suggest otherwise but I created that when I was a newbie in the flashlight realm. I've since evolved my preferences.

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    hmm, where did the "world's brightest" come from? It's not the company themselves, they just explain how wonderful they are....

    http://www.meineeule.de/

    don't think it's available in English, tho.

    Bret

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    I guess I'll have to upgrade to this modern reading light,
    I'm still using a 40 watt incan bulb in my mouth like Uncle Fester.

    lightbulb trick

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Quote Originally Posted by bretti_kivi View Post
    hmm, where did the "world's brightest" come from? It's not the company themselves, they just explain how wonderful they are....

    http://www.meineeule.de/

    don't think it's available in English, tho.

    Bret
    But they do mention the 60 watt. Perhaps you could translate that in context. I think the “world’s brightest” was just a poor choice for a title.

    It would probably be a handy reading light for someone who wears reading glasses. It appears to block any light from hitting the glasses.

    uhm... so you are telling me that if I stick a fauxton to a pair of glasses i would get the worlds brightest reading light?
    You need to work on your reading skills.

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    World's brightest reading light?
    Reckon we could do better here on CPF . . . all we'd need is a TK40 and a roll of duct tape !

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    Best glasses mounted light i ever used was a Fenix LOD. put a couple of O-rings on the body, slide it onto your glasses. you can slide it far enough out to not get any glare. The maratac AAA might be even better, but I havent tried it yet.

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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonshadow View Post
    Reckon we could do better here on CPF . . . all we'd need is a TK40 and a roll of duct tape !
    Nonono... we need a 2D Mag623! Grade school dreams of burning your books coming true.

    EDIT: Besides... Wicked Lasers calls it the "World's brightest flashlight"!
    Last edited by lolzertank; 09-03-2009 at 04:50 PM.
    Awesome! I just got the Luxoulree Z4 bin XD-Q! Wait... are you saying they released the Z5 bin the day after I bought it?

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    Exclamation Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Hi Folks,

    I'd prefer my Zebralight H30 on low ...

    The producer in question seems to me a very small and new one, and its marketing department lies in the neighbourhood of LedLenser

    They don't claim to have the "world's brigtest reading light", though. Technology is described as "newest in LED technology", whatever this means

    "Die verwendete LED-Technologie sorgt mit 60 Lux (entspricht einer 60W Glühlampe) für helle Lesefreude." translates as: the led technology used, with its 60 lux (which corresponds to a 60 Watt incan bulb) provides a bright joy of reading experience.

    The "night owl" will be available at the end of september at a price of 19,95€ (roughly $28,50).

    So, no information about the led in use nor the battery type (except it is Lithium). The material used mainly is POM.

    You guessed it - I won't fork out my hard earned for this gizmo there are better choices on my list

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    Was nothin but a burglars torch.
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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Quote Originally Posted by tinker gnome View Post
    Hi Folks,

    I'd prefer my Zebralight H30 on low ...

    The producer in question seems to me a very small and new one, and its marketing department lies in the neighbourhood of LedLenser

    They don't claim to have the "world's brigtest reading light", though. Technology is described as "newest in LED technology", whatever this means

    "Die verwendete LED-Technologie sorgt mit 60 Lux (entspricht einer 60W Glühlampe) für helle Lesefreude." translates as: the led technology used, with its 60 lux (which corresponds to a 60 Watt incan bulb) provides a bright joy of reading experience.

    The "night owl" will be available at the end of september at a price of 19,95€ (roughly $28,50).

    So, no information about the led in use nor the battery type (except it is Lithium). The material used mainly is POM.

    You guessed it - I won't fork out my hard earned for this gizmo there are better choices on my list

    Greetings,
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    Thanks for the translation, Wolfgang!
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    Default Re: Nachteule: world's brightest reading light?

    Quote Originally Posted by lolzertank View Post
    Where's that picture of a guy reading a book with a Dereelight DBS?
    LOL, that could be the one uped version of the glasses light. A DBS duct-taped to the side of a welding mask.

    "for when you need to read under the covers yet still be ultra masculine, theres only one light for the job... ULTRA MEGA READING LIGHT 5000*!!!! (*now with aspheric lens for ultra retina searing action!)"

    "if you order now..."

    "but wait, there's more!"

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