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LED Headlight

Postby bullfr0ggy » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:02 am

[attachment=0]Screenshot_2015-02-23-04-57-56-1.png[/attachment]Testing the waters for a new long range LED headlamp.
please see attached pictures and let me know what you think.
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please zoom in on this picture this is two hundred and two yards across the st. Johns River. measured with a laser range finder. the specifications are on the last picture. Picture taken with a cell phone camera.
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Re: LED Headlight

Postby skinnypockets » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:42 am

The best way to test the market would be to put a few out there to the froggers who would use them and get some honest feedback. From my personal experience the battery pack would be a must-have. I still keep a corded halogen light on the boat for back-up but the freedom of the battery pack is a blessing.
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Re: LED Headlight

Postby bullfr0ggy » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:36 pm

thank you for your comment the models that I have currently have a integrated switch in the 12 volt cigarette lighter plug I'm currently testing a lithium ion battery pack and the use of a dimmer on this light. this light in side-by-side testing with the other lights on the market currently outperforms them hands down.
the high efficiency LED module only draws 1000 Milla amps.
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Re: LED Headlight

Postby 90chevy396 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:06 pm

about time I have been waiting what seems like for ever for a finished product to hit give me a call jeff I lost your number damn new phone
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Re: LED Headlight

Postby Whitebear » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:25 am

For those unsure of the meaning, 1,000 miliamps is 1 AMP.
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Re: LED Headlight

Postby Gary S » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:17 am

The lumens say 900+, Does that mean + 1 or + 1000

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby skinnypockets » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:33 am

Lumens, candle power, watts and any other terms used to describe a light doesn't mean much to me. If I put it on my head and hit the marsh at night, I'll know if it's a good light or not.

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby gblack15 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:12 pm

Is this just another Chinese bicycle head light or is it really something new?

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby bullfr0ggy » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:42 pm

This LED light has been tested side by side with the 100 watt large reflector KC quartz halogen light and the open small reflector quartz halogen light. On the market it out performed both of these lights in brightness and throw/distance. This LED when tested against a aircraft landing light Both had similar throw/distance with the LED having a pure bright white light making objects more defined.
The drawbacks of the old style light are the melted plugs, wires, switch's, blown fuses and dead batterys.
This LED is 2 5/16 wide by 2 1/2 long with a large deep reflector with all of the LED driver components located inside the module.
This is a 12 volt light and is new to the market.
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Re: LED Headlight

Postby Bodean » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:21 pm

skinnypockets wrote:Lumens, candle power, watts and any other terms used to describe a light doesn't mean much to me. If I put it on my head and hit the marsh at night, I'll know if it's a good light or not.

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby Gary S » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:52 am

You going to be at Broward airboat show?

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby bullfr0ggy » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:20 pm

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby justme » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:34 pm

LEd lights do not show as much detail , simple test walk out in the words after dark sign it on the ground as your walking then take an mag light with a halogen bulb and turn it on , There are a lot of things that go unseen with LED light ,i May be alright for frogg'n but as a light for running it not near as safe .they make aircraft landing light that are a bulb and reflector 50 and 75 watts and up they small one piece unit that you just can't beat , and they work well with a dimmer out of a toyota product from the *0's that used to dim the dash lights

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby PeaRiverOpossum » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:15 pm

justme wrote:LEd lights do not show as much detail , simple test walk out in the words after dark sign it on the ground as your walking then take an mag light with a halogen bulb and turn it on , There are a lot of things that go unseen with LED light ,i May be alright for frogg'n but as a light for running it not near as safe .they make aircraft landing light that are a bulb and reflector 50 and 75 watts and up they small one piece unit that you just can't beat , and they work well with a dimmer out of a toyota product from the *0's that used to dim the dash lights

There's not a one size fits all when it comes to lights OR boats. It all depends on the color temperature. There are LEDs that are the same color as halogen lights (<5000k).

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby captain chad » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:21 pm

I'm interested.
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Postby jopete » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:01 pm

i use a led headlight, the only downside that i can see is that they don't shine as far as the landing gear lights. Both will make a frogs eyes glow.

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby bullfr0ggy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:33 am

This LED when tested against a aircraft landing light Both had similar throw/distance. And it only draws 1 watt no more electrical meltdowns.

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby Gary S » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:06 am

I have used both, I like the way you can see a frog better with the led. It seems to light them up better and at times it holds them better. But the thing I don't like about them is they don't throw a beam as far as a 4509 100 watt bulb.I want this to locate different sloughs or ponds. The led just falls short. I also like the weight of the led, as it is a lot lighter.
The thing that would slow me down is I bought one for $100 and it has fallen short of what I thought it would do. I also have a small led light that is the size of a mini Mag light that is 1100 lumens and will shine a long way. So I am sure there has to be something out there that will do what I want.
As far as meld downs, If your melting down you didn't do it right the first time.

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby 90chevy396 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:04 pm

I have personally tested this headlight against my streamlight stinger hl ( http://www.streamlight.com/it-it/produc ... ml?pid=273 ) and this headlight does shine a good distance past the stinger. stinger is rated @640 lumens. I have driven my boat home several times due to a halogen failure with a led junior ( http://www.streamlight.com/it-it/produc ... ml?pid=101 ) rated at 85 lumens. the light has a deeper reflector and a larger surface area than the streamlight. no matter what brand led the will be lighter than a halogen and more comfortable to wear. the stinger hl is only rated at 297 meters and it doesn't compare to this light
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Re: LED Headlight

Postby jopete » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:28 pm

how tight is the spot. like a pencil beam? in the past, i have had led's [crown led] that were too tight to frog with.

the best , longest led spot i run now, but not too tight is the 'cube'' from one of the guys on the forum. it's great to run the boat with, but it is way too brite to frog with. and it's not a headlight.

if this new light is about the same as the 4509 then it should do well. i been using one of the chinease bike lights and it would be nice to get back to 12 volts without burning up a voltage reducer that fries every few months.

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby bullfr0ggy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:01 am

This LED compared to a 4509 aircraft landing light is very similar in beam angle. please click on the top picture and zoom in on it. It was taken with a cell phone, it is of this light shining at 202 yards across the water.
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Re: LED Headlight

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby 90chevy396 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:20 am

bill still haven't had a chance to get with you and get the light but after hitting a stump last night when my headlight blew and had to get out the hip light I guess its time
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Re: LED Headlight

Postby Scotty1 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:58 pm

:rebel: 900 lumens is not all that bright, ive got flash lights that are 2000 lumens :rebel: just my opion

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Re: LED Headlight

Postby SteveReid » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:29 pm

Has anyone bought these lights? I'm thinking about replacing my KC's with them and use them for bowfishing by adjusting them to where the spot is about 10 foot from each side of the front and about 5 foot pass the front. I have a 3 foot 100 watt light bar on the front but I need a little more light. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GZST326/re ... XT5M&psc=1


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