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Ok, who needs a 12,000 lumen flashlight?!?!
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:26:55 AM »
Discovered this yesterday:

https://olightworld.com/olight-x7r-marauder

12,000 lumen Olight. I actually discovered the 9000 lumen Fenix first. And, when I read a review, it made mention of the 12,000 lumen olight. Review is here: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?445801-Review-Fenix-TK72R-rechargeable-3-x-XHP70-9000-lumens-beamshots-compare

This shows a comparison between the 9k lumens Fenix and the 12k lumens Olight. The Olight is actually cheaper...



Both are around $300, otherwise I'd buy one now :D

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Re: Ok, who needs a 12,000 lumen flashlight?!?!
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 09:40:56 AM »
That be BRIGHT!


(But not nearly as bright as the aircraft landing lights I put in my 1969 Mustang :) for high beams. )
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Re: Ok, who needs a 12,000 lumen flashlight?!?!
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 09:46:17 AM »
That be BRIGHT!


(But not nearly as bright as the aircraft landing lights I put in my 1969 Mustang :) for high beams. )

Just curious but how did you rig that?
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Re: Ok, who needs a 12,000 lumen flashlight?!?!
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 10:05:51 AM »

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Re: Ok, who needs a 12,000 lumen flashlight?!?!
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 10:38:18 AM »
That be BRIGHT!


(But not nearly as bright as the aircraft landing lights I put in my 1969 Mustang :) for high beams. )

Just curious but how did you rig that?

Landing lights were the same diameter as a standard headlamp, but deeper as they were closer to parabolic.   This gave them very long but narrow range.  I had to add some notches to get them to fit in the little alignment cutouts as the notches are different on aircraft vs. automotive lights.  Plug was a bit different so I soldered some heavy gauge on the back of the landing lights to just fit the existing lights.  That allowed me to put the regular high beams back in for annual inspections.

Then I had to figure out what the maximum current the system could supply to them (after realizing they pulled 30-40 amps each). Bottom line was I could only run the landing lights and radio but not the AC unit at the same time. 

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Re: Ok, who needs a 12,000 lumen flashlight?!?!
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 01:04:33 PM »
i can remember losing a run-of-the-mill maglight flashlight
in a small lake (something bumped the boat, or some other
something- i don't exactly remember ) and watching it
tumble over and over on it's way to the bottom in the wee
hours of the morning, and i thought "boy- that thing is really
waterproof"  :afraid4:
i couldn't even imagine having something that expensive and
it falling overboard, maybe out in the gulf or out in the middle
of a big lake, or just losing it in general.
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Re: Ok, who needs a 12,000 lumen flashlight?!?!
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 05:13:37 PM »

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Landing lights were the same diameter as a standard headlamp, but deeper as they were closer to parabolic.   This gave them very long but narrow range.  I had to add some notches to get them to fit in the little alignment cutouts as the notches are different on aircraft vs. automotive lights.  Plug was a bit different so I soldered some heavy gauge on the back of the landing lights to just fit the existing lights.  That allowed me to put the regular high beams back in for annual inspections.

Then I had to figure out what the maximum current the system could supply to them (after realizing they pulled 30-40 amps each). Bottom line was I could only run the landing lights and radio but not the AC unit at the same time. 

Reflective signs at a mile lit up.
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Without looking the '69 had the hi beams in the grill right? Could you use the floor pressure switch for on/off or did you have to rig up a toggle or something?
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Shipwreck, sorry for hijacking your thread but stuff like this is very interesting to me.
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Re: Ok, who needs a 12,000 lumen flashlight?!?!
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 08:07:51 PM »
Correct Alte. 
The 68 and 70 models had only 2 headlamps, the 69 had separate high beams.
I used the same foot switch. 
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