Great new Narva inspection lamp for camping

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 20:50
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Just saw the latest edition of 4WD TV, and Simon was interviewing a bloke from Narva in relation to their new battery-powered inspection lamp with a gazzillion LEDs. Looks like it could be good for camping too - and might even replace my trusty old fluoro's. It is damn bright by the looks of it. It charges from 240v, but they are apparently bringing out a 12v rechargeable version. 6 hours is usually plenty for me - from dark until bed time (unless I'm on a bender... :( )

Nice! (Don't know how much it is though).

PS - I don't work for anyone involved - it's just purely FYI.

Cheers
Chris

Off the Narva site:

'See Ezy' Cordless L.E.D Inspection Light
Rechargeable L.E.D light delivering 6 hours of continuous operation. Includes 240V re-charger docking station, shock resistant rubber housing and polycarbonate bleep terproof lens (IP64)

* NiMH battery with no memory effect
* 30 high intensity L.E.D’s with 100,000 hours of life
* Durable weather resistant lens
* Integrated weatherproof switch
* Fold away swivel hook




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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:00

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:00
PS: Apparently the light produced by the LED's isn't at all interesting to bugs - which might be a great advantage.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:06

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:06
As good as it may be I'd be surprised if it can replace your fluoro. LED's just aren't that good yet. Notice they call it an inspection light.
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:11

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:11
Ray - on telly it looked like it was lighting up a pretty big area to me!

High-intensity LEDS are plenty bright - especially when there's 30 of them sitting on a reflective surface. It'd be good to get one and see. I need a dedicated inspection light for home anyway - and without a cord this one will be a lot handier than the old stalwart See Ezy fluoro that I've had in the garage for yonks.

I'll let you know! :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:40

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:40
If you want the maximum amount of light for a given amount of electricity, then you can't go past a Compact Flourescent.

For 12 volts, the lowest power Compact Flourescent they make is 12 watts. If you want to go lower than that, then LEDs are good.

Mike
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:20

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:20
I bought a 60 LED 12v/240v rechargeable light from ebay for around $70.00.
It is excellent both inside the CT & outside, doesn't attract the bugs like the Versa Lite does.
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Reply By: Member - John W (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:40

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:40
Chris
The Narva Light is only good for replacing lead lights, it will not replace any fluoro's, It is a localized light ideal for under the bonnet, good for OS & H as there isd no leads to trip over, Have one in the workshop it is quite good, the switch is a bit funny. were you would leave a 240v lead light on, you tend to switch this off a
lot and the switch sometimes does not turn off. but still very good.

John.
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Reply By: A.J - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:55

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:55
Bought a similar light from Auto 1, with a 12 and 240 volt charger. Throws light a long way and is too bright to look into. Charges in a hour and runs for 7 before it needs a charge, also has a 3 year warranty. .. . .
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Follow Up By: A.J - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:56

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 21:56
forgot. . . . it was $60.00
Cheers
A.J
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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 22:25

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006 at 22:25
Chris, we have trialed one at work....ok light, ok for very dark conditions but we use leads lights during the day to provide adequate light and just this doesnt cut it.

Looks good in theory but I wouldnt pay the money for it, just too damn expensive for 'ok' light. Plus its only been used a few times and one LED is already out!

Matt.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 06:42

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 06:42
Gazzillion Leds!! How many zero's is that?? Interesting about the bugs, I made a big mistake at Jindabyne a few months ago, I left my 20W fluoro on inside my Patrol for a few hours but did not notice the 20 Gazzillion (good word) little black beetles that crawled inside the Patrol . Anyway I sat the Fluoro on the bonnet and 19 Gazzillion just marched back out to the light. The other Gazzillion i am still vacuuming out of the door pockets and every nook in the vehicle. Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 07:01

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 07:01
LOL Michael!! hehe... damn Monaro bugs! This new year's (45 deg temps as well) was just unbearable on the bug front.
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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 06:43

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 06:43
Thanks everyone! :)

OK - looks as though it's more purpose-built for under-bonnet duties than as a generag campsite light. Oh well!

Cheers
Chris
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Reply By: Qlddisco - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 08:04

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 08:04
lastest catalogue of auto pro >> $175.00
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Reply By: cackles - Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 17:33

Friday, Mar 31, 2006 at 17:33
we got a great little LED from bunnings for $35, it's a snake light with a g-clamp base but we rarely use that cos' it's got 2 strong magnets on it ( strong enough to resist gravity on tent pole ). well worth the money for the convenience.
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