LED camping light

Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:29
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just purchased a 1000 lumens LED camping flood light from Opposite Lock (Dura Vision brand). Around $200
Draws 1amp :)

Excellent alternative to the old way (well for me anyway) of having a old spotty with it's 100W globe replaced with a 55W and much cheaper than the HID camping lights.

Same amount of light as the 55W but the draw on the battery is basically nothing. Lit it up last night and very impressive so highly recommend the new era of lighting :)

Give it 5 - 10 years and the LED light bars will be a reasonable price and this will replace our spot lights! LED light bars are out there for about $3000 which pumps out the same lumens as a 35W HID spot light. Remember when plasma tv's were $10,000!
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Reply By: Muntoo - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:31

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:31
Wow, 1000 lumens that bloody bright. Thats enough light to light up an entire football oval. Great price for 1000 lumens.
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Follow Up By: Gossy - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:37

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:37
and a very clean white light also.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:47

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:47
Don't get to excited just yet Gossy - a $5 CFL globe puts out that much light with on average no more power consumption.
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Follow Up By: Gossy - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:53

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:53
Agree but not sure on their toughness. Survive years of corrugations sitting on top of a pole on the rear door?

Excellent globes if you take off your light when packing up camp and put in the car though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 20:21

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 20:21
A CFL will also attract about 2000 times as many bugs as LED.
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Reply By: yakodi - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:48

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:48
When camping now we use our compact mountainbike lights - 900 lumens each, they are small light and can be attached to any tent pole, 4wd aerial etc. We set them up around camp & they provide all the light we need. With a lithium battery we get about 2-3hrs on 900 lumens and about 4-5 hours on 400 lumens. Not overly expensive $80USD on geomangear.com. or torpedo7com.au for $99AUD.
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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 14:50

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 14:50
Gossy, ya wanna give a bit more info as nothing comes up on OP's site?
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Follow Up By: Gossy - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 14:59

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 14:59
Fairly sure it's not up there. Also don't bother on google as I can't find anything either.

Don't be scared off by that though. It's a tough little thing. 8 LED's, metal casing and toughend plastic front. Well built so should last.
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Reply By: Muntoo - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 16:59

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 16:59
Are all these products that have been mentioned true lumens output? Are they really that bright? I have a P7 Led lenser which puts out 200 lumens and it lights up pretty impressively. Certainly not nice to shine into the eyes.

1000 lumens and 900 lumens for Bike lights sounds bloody amazing. That is more output then most 100w driving lights. And the prices are cheaper then driving lights. Seems bizarre to me, does anyone know of any of these lights that claim up to 900 lumens and if there available in 12v. I wanna test some.

They sound awesome.
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Follow Up By: Charlie - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 17:21

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 17:21
Any of these lights I generally allow for a lot of exaggeration on the claimed output but it's certainly possible to build a 900 lumen light using lithium ion laptop batteries the problem is when it short circuits and explodes, not for me thanks.
For something that puts out a true 500 lumen the parts are on the deals extreme site to knock something up, there are quite a few parts there that can be "made to fit" a D series Maglite.
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Reply By: Gossy - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 09:02

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 09:02
I have a H7 headlight which pumps out 140 lumens. To be honest this light isn't 10 times brighter BUT it has 8 of these LED's so the spread (I didn't buy the spot but they are available) is very good (hence why it's being used for a camping light).

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