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Offline caleb

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50W Halogen
« on: August 12, 2008, 09:53:55 AM »
i want to get a 50W halogen bulb of DX.
i know it needs 12V but does there need to be a circuit.
also, how many lumens do you think i can get out of it and what size reflector would be good for optimum throw.
and would it need a lense, for focus?
thanks in advance.

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Re: 50W Halogen
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 02:23:46 PM »
[1] - Every electrical application requires a circuit just not the PCB variety you're hinting at...

[2] - 50w pulls about 4.1A @ 12v Lumen ratings vary up to about 750~950Lm (Osram 64440) depending on methodology of testing & design (not counting overdriven bulb output)

[3] - Maximum throw would be achieved by a super smooth reflector

[4] - Running a high output bulb such as this would definitely require a lens upgrade as stock plastic lenses & reflectors will simply melt :(

It might help if you detail what you're hoping to achieve, the type of intended light host & power source... oh and FWIW you'd probably achieve nearly as much performance with one of the new SSC P7 emitters (D bin) ;)

Flashlight modding - I'm just in it for the Lumens!