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Posted: 1/11/2006 12:59:19 PM EDT
While browsing the candlepowerforums I found a thread on a 1kW Xenon Arc Tank Light.

I don't know why, but I now need one.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:03:25 PM EDT
holy mother of god
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:17:30 PM EDT
Get out the burgers we can cook on that thing. HMMMMMM how would that look on my truck.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:21:10 PM EDT
Can I mount that on my AR??
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:23:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
Can I mount that on my AR??



I need to find one so I can try
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:24:05 PM EDT
holy hell!!!!! I wonder if you could run that off a truck battery
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:26:23 PM EDT
There are not words sufficiant to describe my awe at the power of such a device.



-Ben
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:33:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
There are not words sufficiant to describe my awe at the power of such a device.



-Ben


Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:36:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 2:50:23 PM EDT by QUIB]
Oh yea baby! We had one similar that we pulled off some Iraqi armor during GW1. We removed the IR filter, hooked it up to our 2 1/2 ton and it looked identical to those pics!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:36:51 PM EDT
Bah, ten years from now, a flashlight of that power will be the size of a mini-maglight, will mount on handguns, and will run for two years on a single power supply.


Until then, someone tell me where I can buy one of these.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:38:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 1:38:43 PM EDT by Essayons]
Looks like the ones they put on M551 Sheridans. There was an even biogger one (looked like a TV) above the barrel of M60 MBTs when I was in Germany in the early '80s.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:39:31 PM EDT
And only $450 for the light and $225 for the power supply!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:44:48 PM EDT
Added to the "want-list"


Originally Posted By FunYun1983:
And only $450 for the light and $225 for the power supply!

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:56:36 PM EDT
Sorry I just crapped my pants.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:59:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:00:24 PM EDT
Wow!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:02:32 PM EDT
I wonder if the guys over at Surefire are jealous?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:07:07 PM EDT
Looks like fun.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:11:13 PM EDT
I want that pointing at my front door. Anyone comes through the door and that thing will open up on them. Talk about giving me the advantage.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:25:10 PM EDT
We have several different types of arc lamps here at my work. Xenon arc lamp hazards include the possibility of explosion and serious UV burns to the skin. Neither of these hazards are trivial.

For example, you can "sunburn" the skin on your hands just during casual incidental exposure while handling/orienting the lamp. Retinal damage, retinal burning or blindness could result if the beam hits you in the eyes.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:28:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mike_Mills:
We have several different types of arc lamps here at my work. Xenon arc lamp hazards include the possibility of explosion and serious UV burns to the skin. Neither of these hazards are trivial.

For example, you can "sunburn" the skin on your hands just during casual incidental exposure while handling/orienting the lamp. Retinal damage, retinal burning or blindness could result if the beam hits you in the eyes.



Perfect for my application.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:29:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:31:03 PM EDT
I want need one
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:31:05 PM EDT
Those things were awesome on the tank gunnery ranges back when we had the M60A1.

We could seriously light up some stuff.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:40:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

if you think that'll discourage anyone here you need to do a search on "tannerite"....

Now THAT'S a SIGLINE!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:43:33 PM EDT
Blinded by the light...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:39:49 PM EDT
Friend of the WA crew "Uncle Ira" had one of those up for sale a couple of months ago.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:58:19 PM EDT
My butt hurts just looking at it.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:07:38 PM EDT
just da ting for a yuper ta shine deer wit,eh? Won't need no stinkin' gun, kill 'em wit da lite! Da CO will tink it's alians...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 4:21:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 4:22:02 PM EDT by MurdockTheCrazy]

Originally Posted By redpine:
just da ting for a yuper ta shine deer wit,eh? Won't need no stinkin' gun, kill 'em wit da lite! Da CO will tink it's alians...



It'll kill 'em, skin 'em and cook 'em all at the same time .
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:58:27 PM EDT
Uncle Ira has been paged, he should be here shortly.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:12:15 PM EDT
I'd almost expect that thing to have recoil!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:24:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GTOJudge885:
holy hell!!!!! I wonder if you could run that off a truck battery



In the thread he said that the power supply is 24 volts DC. This makes sense since most military DC systems are 24 volts. You would need to use two batteries connected in series to get 24 volts. Not sure how long it would last, considering the capacity of most batteries.

A note about the power: He also said he thinks it's running at 1,800 wats which is pretty dumb since he states that it is a 1kW light which means 1000 watts.

1000W @ 24V means the thing is pulling just over 40 Amps. Dunno how he keeps it running on a 20 A breaker. Maybe he just hasn't had the thing on long enough to trip it.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:35:09 PM EDT
There's a similar light on one of the medevac units that work here in northern IL / southern WI.

They have to shut it off before they land - it's been known to start grass fires.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:41:43 PM EDT
I want one of thes for my AR

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:44:11 PM EDT
damn!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:48:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT:
I want that pointing at my front door. Anyone comes through the door and that thing will open up on them. Talk about giving me the advantage.



I want it mounted on the front of my Pathfinder, that should get me through Seattle traffic...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 7:50:17 PM EDT
The "Eye of God" sees all.......
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:11:06 PM EDT
Damn....!


That is a damn spotlight. It just looks cool as hell...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:36:27 PM EDT
I'd love to hook that up in the rear window of my car for the next dickwad that brights me.

Take THAT, MOTHERF'ER!!!!!!

Awesome.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:42:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
The "Eye of God" sees all.......



NO SHIT, if it can't it burns a hole so it can.


Where does one aquire one of these bad boys?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:42:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By coondog:
I wonder if the guys over at Surefire are jealous?



I doubt it.
They have their own.


Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:36:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 3:02:39 AM EDT by gus]

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By GTOJudge885:
holy hell!!!!! I wonder if you could run that off a truck battery



A note about the power: He also said he thinks it's running at 1,800 wats which is pretty dumb since he states that it is a 1kW light which means 1000 watts.

1000W @ 24V means the thing is pulling just over 40 Amps. Dunno how he keeps it running on a 20 A breaker. Maybe he just hasn't had the thing on long enough to trip it.



Maybe I can help.....

About power: He said the power supply is a 1800 watt supply. What that means is that the power supply is capable of putting out 1800 watts of power. In this case, since he said it was actually a 28V 60A power supply, that comes out to 1680 watts. None of that has anything to do with the light which consumes 1kW or 1000 watts of power. If the lamp consumes only 1Kw, that is all the power supply will put out. It might also mean that the power supply consumes 1800 watts (from the wall outlet), but if that were the case, it wouldn't likely put out 1680 watts (I seriously doubt it's that efficient). Either way, it's plenty of power supply for that light.

Also 1000W at 24V is not what trips the AC breaker. To figure the breaker (current) you'd have to divide the max power consumption of the power supply (maybe 1800 watts per him) by the outlet voltage (120V). 1800/120 comes out to 15A, which would only work for a short time before the breaker tripped. For safety, he should have it on a 30A circuit. This assumes the 1800 watts refers to the power consumed by the power supply. Most likely it consumes more than that at max output, but since the load is only 1000 watts (the lamp) it's probably right around 1800 watts from the outlet with the lamp running.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:46:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:

Originally Posted By GTOJudge885:
holy hell!!!!! I wonder if you could run that off a truck battery



A note about the power: He also said he thinks it's running at 1,800 wats which is pretty dumb since he states that it is a 1kW light which means 1000 watts.

1000W @ 24V means the thing is pulling just over 40 Amps. Dunno how he keeps it running on a 20 A breaker. Maybe he just hasn't had the thing on long enough to trip it.



Maybe I can help.....

About power: He said the power supply is a 1800 watt supply. What that means is that the power supply is capable of putting out 1800 watts of power. In this case, since he said it was actually a 28V 60A power supply, that comes out to 1680 watts. None of that has anything to do with the light which consumes 1kW or 1000 watts of power. If the lamp consumes only 1Kw, that is all the power supply will put out. It might also mean that the power supply consumes 1800 watts (from the wall outlet), but if that were the case, it wouldn't likely put out 1680 watts (I seriously doubt it's that efficient). Either way, it's plenty of power supply for that light.

Also 1000W at 24V is not what trips the AC breaker. To figure the breaker (current) you'd have to divide the max power consumption of the power supply (maybe 1800 watts per him) by the outlet voltage (120V). 1800/12 comes out to 15A, which would only work for a short time before the breaker tripped. For safety, he should have it on a 30A circuit. This assumes the 1800 watts refers to the power consumed by the power supply. Most likely it consumes more than that at max output, but since the load is only 1000 watts (the lamp) it's probably right around 1800 watts from the outlet with the lamp running.




Ummmm yeah, what he said.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:01:05 AM EDT
I

am

speechless
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:37:23 PM EDT
I want!!! If I bought one my wife would probably try and blind me with it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:39:55 PM EDT
.... muuuusssstttt resisssist reaching forrr credit card
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:24:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 10:42:22 AM EDT by DukeSnookems]
This is bush league, you haven't played with a real light until you've used a Xenotech Britelight 7000

7000 watts of light requiring a 3 phase power outlet. We used them at NASA to simulate sunlight on the mockups. Contrary to the silly things people like to say, you won't burst into flames or get severely sunburned walking in front of these lights. It was enough to slightly warm up our pizzas though if you held it right in front of the light. Even this 7000 watt light struggled to provide 10000 foot candles on a 1m x 1m area. That's the same illuminance that you get on a sunny day. If you've ever wondered why you can't see your surefire or even your headlights during the day, that's why. Make you realize just how bright the sun is. Although many lights can provide greater luminous intensity (Candlepower), you're still not in much danger. Most search lights have dichroic mirrors and polycarbonate shields which limit the infrared and UV light output (respectively). Bare bulb systems will put out more UV and IR but the biggest hazard there is the bulb blowing up.

ETA: The headlight bit.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 4:27:50 PM EDT
Silly me, but if those polycarbonate shields are not in place, having been removed for any number of possible reasons, then look out for a major sunburn. No, you won't "burst into flames".
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:11:33 PM EDT
Uncle_Ira Checking In!

The light I have in stock is a VSS-3. It's in great shape, and is bright as hell!haveFor mobile use, a 100A alternator on a military truck should do just fine... Think it draws about 80A or so....

Thought it would be fun to set up at the annual DEFCON computer security conference in 'Vegas, pointed straight up in the sky from the Riviera, and it could be renamed "Teh Sux0r" in rodent-speak h
My unit is $1350 FOB Snohomish, WA. And I DO take credit cards.......

ira@meco.org
(425) 788-0208


Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:14:41 PM EDT
I know what I want for Christmas now.
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