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    Default Costco HID: 10 Years Later

    Okay since posting in the previous thread on the Costco Spotlight and receiving the battery today, I've posted some quick shots indoor/in room.



    Still lights up after some 10 years (Bought and received it at a Bay Area CPF Gathering in 2005)! Will see how it does this evening in my neck of the woods.
    LUX'Ottica

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    Default Re: Costco HID: 10 Years Later

    This is great!!! I recently(4 weeks ago) replaced the battery in my Amondotech Illuminator 3152. It was toast. I had forgotten how great it was and still is.
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    Default Re: Costco HID: 10 Years Later

    I still have one of my 2 Costco HIDs (modded with a Barn Burner 80 Watt ballast and a Fatboy DL50 lamp) and the green'ish blue Amondotech 3152
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    Default Re: Costco HID: 10 Years Later

    Quote Originally Posted by CLHC View Post
    Bought and received it at a Bay Area CPF Gathering in 2005
    Was that the one for the TV show?
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    Default Re: Costco HID: 10 Years Later

    Quote Originally Posted by Beamhead View Post
    Was that the one for the TV show?
    I missed that one. It was the one held at AmondoTech.

    Here's just quick shots with my P&S Canon Camera and my Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

    These with the SGN.IV



    These with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300HS

    LUX'Ottica

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    Default Re: Costco HID: 10 Years Later

    Nice revival I had the Titanium Mega Illuminator that was based off of that light. I really liked how the charging cords were attached and hidden in the rear for easy access. I modded it to an 80 watt HID bulb/ballast which put out tons of lumens and gave just a little more throw than stock.

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    Wow!!! Has it been that long. I remembered mine it was awesome, it was huge. Throw monster. I think it got burned or something when it was plunged in the while it was on. Stopped working.
    Then there was another at Sams but smaller. Not sure what I did with it. I had the box for it for years. I wish Costco would still carry the light. It would still be awesome even today among the 1000 lumens LED's.

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    Default Re: Costco HID: 10 Years Later

    Have a 43 watt fast start ballast Costco HID up for free pickup in giveaways forum.
    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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