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Old 28 March 2009, 11:23   #1
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handheld searchlight recommendations please

I'm looking for a handheld searchlight. Any recommendations?

Maximus did tell me the make of his about 10 times but I've forgotten it again...
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Old 28 March 2009, 11:38   #2
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The most amazing powerful thing you can find at a sensible price is a KC daylighter sealed beam. It is a car spotlight - stick a handle on it and some heavy duty wires - job done. Beware it draws about 14amps!!!
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Old 28 March 2009, 11:40   #3
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Maximus did tell me the make of his about 10 times but I've forgotten it again...
It may have been a 'Night-blastter'. They are one of the best handhelds.
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Old 28 March 2009, 11:41   #4
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The most amazing powerful thing you can find at a sensible price is a KC daylighter sealed beam. It is a car spotlight - stick a handle on it and some heavy duty wires - job done. Beware it draws about 14amps!!!
That might be a bit much

Besides, it needs to be waterproof.
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Old 28 March 2009, 11:46   #5
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That might be a bit much

Besides, it needs to be waterproof.
It is -it's a sealed beam. Bit of silicone around the wires and job done.

http://www.outbackautomotive.co.uk/d...757-196570.php

Just looked and it seems they are being discontinued. probably a bit over the top. They really are incredible awesome. Would light an oil tanker up stem to stern from 1 mile away no probs!!!

These people are selling just the bulb which is all there is too it anyway - put it in your own housing - bulb/reflector unit is 26 - not bad for the best light around - think I will buy a few before they run out!!!

All the new ones use a 130w halogen bulb and aren't sealed - just not the same.
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ave a look at cquip page 90
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I don't think it'd do my alternator much good with that and everything else on as well.... That'd be nearly 250 watts all told.
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Cheers Biffer!

Next question. Where can I buy one off the shelf?
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Is this the one?
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Damn.It is, but I wasn't budgeting for that much. I was looking around the 50 quid mark-though that might change if I can't find anything.

Has anyone tried the Optronics blue eye beam ones?
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