Yet Another New Flashlight

Discussion in 'Tools - Machine Polishers, Pressure Washers, Detai' started by Black Diamond, May 24, 2008.

  1. Black Diamond

    Black Diamond Jedi Nuba

    Here's a new flashlight that I put together today.


    On the stand


    Warming up


    Full Power

    You can see the intesity of the light in the reflection in the lens

    Full power once again


    Comparison of the color temperatures of different bulbs in the garage


    I have been doing some research into the color temperature of light bulbs as related to that of natural sunlight. I picked a metal halide fixture for 2 reasons. First, it is very close the the Kelvin Degree of the sun and secondly, when one is parked under metal halide lighting at night, you can see every little defect in your paint.
    I pulled my truck into the garage under this light and the results were astounding. It certainly brings out the paint defects as I had hoped it would.
    Great way to see to get all of the marring out of the paint on a bad weather day.

    This is only a 150 watt bulb but puts out as much light as a 500 watt bulb.
    The stand I used is a professional portable stage light stand.
  2. MadOzodi

    MadOzodi Nuba Guru

    I can't wait to see this baby in action!
  3. Bence

    Bence Two Bucket System Washer

    Is it a standard HgMi bulb? I'm trying to localize a similar bulb here in Hungary...
  4. Black Diamond

    Black Diamond Jedi Nuba

    I will find out the bulb # for you and let you know.
  5. Bence

    Bence Two Bucket System Washer

    Thx!!! :)
  6. richy

    richy Guest

    That's cool..what's the colour temp on the light?
  7. Black Diamond

    Black Diamond Jedi Nuba

    This bulb is 3700 Kelvin. I am looking for something in the 5000+ degree range.

    It did work well at bringing out the marring in the red GTO we detailed this past weekend.
  8. Black Diamond

    Black Diamond Jedi Nuba

    The bulb in this fixture is a medium base. It is pulse start.
    Bulb # MH150PS
    ANSI Code - m107
  9. DJ_JonnyV

    DJ_JonnyV DB Forum Supporter

    Yeah, I can attest to that!!! Did just as good, if not better than some 1000W halogens. Nice thing is, we had it out of the way and it was still great for spotting defects. With halogens, you need them a little closer up and then you start tripping over them. This thing is serious!!!
  10. my04lincoln

    my04lincoln Two Bucket System Washer

    Thats cool!
  11. Calgarydetail

    Calgarydetail Getting to know Detailing

  12. scheerspeed

    scheerspeed DB Forum Supporter

    wow... i have a metal halide fixtue on my fish tank. i believe it's 2 250 watt 10000 or 12000k bulbs

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