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Thread: AE Light AEX25 25 watt HID "Handheld Searchlight" PRICE DROP 2/1/2021

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    Default AE Light AEX25 25 watt HID "Handheld Searchlight" PRICE DROP 2/1/2021

    Hi all, I have an AE Light AEX25 HID "Handheld Searchlight" for sale. I purchased it from a fellow forum member in 2007 and it has sat on the shelf almost unused since then. I need to clear out some space, so I'm putting it up for sale.

    The battery took a charge and the light works as expected. As far as I can tell it is in nearly perfect new condition, with maybe about 20 to 30 minutes of runtime, tops. Cosmetically the only thing I can see that's not new looking are the rubber parts, which have a powdery-looking patina. I think some automotive rubber dressing would probably clear that up.

    Includes the case, light and battery, A/C charger, carrying strap, lens cloth, manual, and warranty card (everything it's supposed to come with new).

    Specifications copied from manufacturer website:

    25W HID Metal Halide
    Lumens: 1500±
    Projection distance: Up to 3000 ft
    Color Temperature: 6500K±
    Run time: 120 minutes w/4000mAh battery
    Length: 13.5 in., 343mm
    Weight: 32oz., 907gm.
    Light head: 3 in., 76.2mm
    Handgrip: 1.5 in., 38mm
    Battery: Rechargeable 4000mAh Lithium Ion,
    Power Switch: Push-button on/off
    Beam: 12deg. fixed
    Rating: IP67 (Water resistant to 2 meters limited duration)
    *IP68 (Totally protected against dust and protected against long periods of immersion under pressure). (*With waterproof battery) [ PLEASE NOTE: This light does not include the waterproof battery! ]
    Light body: Black hard-anodized aluminum
    Charger: 100/240VAC 50/60Hz & Optional DC 12-24VDC w/overcharge protection, LED indicator
    The light is still offered for sale from AE Light as well as a few online resellers. For more information about the light, see those websites.

    Offering mine for sale for $350 (was $400), including shipping via USPS Priority or UPS Ground. Payment via PayPal is preferred.

    Let me know if I can answer any questions about the light. Thanks for looking!



    Last edited by RickB; 02-01-2021 at 08:45 PM.

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    Default Re: AE Light AEX25 25 watt HID "Handheld Searchlight"

    Just popping in to add a totally non-scientific, just-for-fun rainy beamshot I took when I got the light out, charged it up, and tested it out.


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    Default Re: AE Light AEX25 25 watt HID "Handheld Searchlight"

    Hi again! I'm not getting any action on this offering and I'm not sure why.


    • Is it that HID is old news/old tech? I had hoped that there would still be some HID enthusiasts or collectors who would be interested in this light.
    • Concern about the age of the light? I've barely used it, so the lamp should have a lot of life left. The body is brand-new, no scratches or scuffs, etc. I could see concern about the age of the battery, but new batteries are for sale at the manufacturer and other places.
    • Have I got it priced wrong? It's available new, both from the manufacturer and various resellers, for prices ranging from about $500 to $530 or so. Given that this light is basically like new and comes with all the accessories, I felt $400 shipped would be fair. But maybe not?


    I'm going to reduce the price to $350. Please let me know if you're interested in this light or have feedback about my thinking here. Thanks!

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    Default Re: AE Light AEX25 25 watt HID "Handheld Searchlight"

    Bump ... for the effort you've taken to explain the product well, ask for input and adjust your pricing as you see fit . GLWS.

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    Default Re: AE Light AEX25 25 watt HID "Handheld Searchlight"

    I'll admit, I was perusing this sub-forum more for a headlamp than a searchlight, but my guess would be that the slow action on this is more because of your first bullet point than the second. You can get a pretty decent LED searchlight with higher output, throw, and runtime for less $$, and in a smaller form factor. This is me personally now: having an interchangeable generic battery that can be swapped out, discarded/replaced inexpensively, and charged by a known charging algorithm is also preferred, and eliminates a leak potential in the light body.

    I will also admit that there are other reasons to stick with an HID light, and I am sure there is some interest in the HID enthusiast camp, I just wanted to point out some thoughts from the LED camp. Best of luck!

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