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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:41 pm 
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Location: Pennines / Manchester / Worcestershire
a bit of friendly advice:

whatever you do, don't buy HID units - these are rapidly becoming obsolete. I bought a Lupine Edison 5 which was hilariously bright (900 lumens) and as well made as anything I've ever seen in my life. Just after spending a smidgen shy of £400 i learned that Lupine had just released their improved Wilma 8 which is an LED system, almost as bright at 830 lumens, has better features (ie SOS flash, infinitely variable dimming, instant switch-on, long battery life and flash mode, also Wilmas are upgradeable as LED technology moves on) and is about the same price as what I paid for mine at £400 (rrp for a Edison 5 system is £550-570). Plus when the lamp goes on your Edison you're looking at £100 and maybe a month out of action as you send it back for a new welch-allyn bulb.

I should add that I sold my edison on ebay straight away without really using it and managed to get 99% of my money back on it.

This also means that bargains are available, there's an Edison 5 on th'ebay at the moment

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:35 pm 
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Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 2:35 pm
Posts: 78
if your making a halogen DIY then there are many articles on the internet but really there all very similar

you need

some kind of case
halogen globe (mr11 / mr16)
battery (so much choice)

heres the idea....

for led lights there is a huge amount of different home made systems out there but a lot of people love and used this design (including me) ... Guide.html

id suggest looking at the links and the guide on there if your serious about an led light

you really have to try one of these led systems - there awsome

hope this info helps

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