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    Default What can I do with this Clulite?

    I have a Clulite like this one:

    https://clulite.cluson.co.uk/torches...-advanced.html

    I bought it around 15 years ago in a sale. It runs a 50w projector bulb from a 10ah lead acid gel battery, which was good for its time, but I now think its a good candidate for modding.

    Any ideas re Hid or Led? It has an approx. 100mm reflector and lense.

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    Default Re: What can I do with this Clulite?

    That thing actually seems pretty cool in stock form. A 50W projector bulb with what looks to be a TIR optic, a claimed 1,000,000 candlepower, and probably a relatively rare and/or novel thing for a flashaholic to have. I personally wouldn't mess with it. Stuffing things in there would probably come out a hack job, and a cool light ruined.

    There are plenty of good size, cheap, plastic case lights out there to experiment with. In fact, I'll be doing one myself this year.
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    Default Re: What can I do with this Clulite?

    If you must mod it, glue a bunch of rubber octopus tentacles on it and call it the Cthulite... lol.
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    Default Re: What can I do with this Clulite?

    Iím clu less
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    Default Re: What can I do with this Clulite?

    I guess it could be seen as a collectable curiosity. There is a 100w version of the bulb available, but maybe it would melt the reflector. Also the battery would only last half an hour.

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    How about just a new battery chemistry and maybe a find-me light?

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    Default Re: What can I do with this Clulite?

    The reflector is starting to fade. I can get a replacement for around £15. But as I remember, even when it was new, it never had the claimed 1km throw. It's old technology. It's not as bright as a Led Lenser P7.

    I guess I'm looking for any ideas re: a 12v Hid or LED unit which is not more than 100mm/4" diameter by 75mm/2.75" deep. I would plan any mod to be reversible. There is good potential to take advantage of this huge 12v 10ah battery.
    Last edited by Tony Rama; 01-22-2020 at 12:22 AM.

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    Default Re: What can I do with this Clulite?

    Problem Solved!!!! Gave it to a friend with an alpaca farm. He will use it for searching for lost alpacas at night. This is a huge relief for me. For several years I was wondering how to modify it and it never got used since I got a good pocket LED (a Jetbeam PA40) some years ago. Now with a LED Lenser P7R, I definitely have no use for it.

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