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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:30 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Ach I reckon he did you a favour - for £6 more you can get a brand spanky 1200 lumen new 'un shipped from the UK, Taz.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L ... 415e6e1724

Or £32 if you're willing to wait on shipping from Hong Kong.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T6-Waterproof ... 45fd2d4c03


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:37 pm 
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YAY!!


I'm going to get super bright.

For the first time in my life :roll:

Still tempted to make my own though. Small 12 v caravan battery and little lights that we use in the theatre with MR16 lamps. Waterproofing being the only problem. Or possibly a screwgun battery.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:46 pm 
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been there taz , the ryobi batteries are the ones the flat ones at 14.2 v running a 52 mm 12v bulb , only lasts 40 mins tho but you can fit 3 or 4 charged batteries in a camelback , maybee modern li=po etc batteries would help , but i think the drain is a bit fast
get on the bay for some cheap halogen ones


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:59 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Taz it wasn't much cheaper than a new one.

This is the one I got

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300573174207? ... 1497.l2649


kaiser, so after Friday night's run down at Glentress would you recommend the light you bought? Is it too much of a spot as others have said on other forums?

The one I'm thinking about has an orange peel reflector which they say spreads out the hot-spot a bit.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:32 pm 
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Yes a bit spotty, I'm going to try to get the lens for it. Only problem that reared its head was the battery connector came apart more than once. A bit better looming from me would have helped but I'll tape it next time too. Apart from that and the other stuff I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it! And would get another no probs.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:40 pm 
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OK, thanks kaiser.

Think I'll go for this one,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350474520700? ... 1423.l2649

It shows in pics as having an OP reflector but it doesn't specifically say so in description.
I know the chances are that there's no guarantee it'll have one when it arrives. Have bought from the seller before and it was fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:08 am 
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Dunkeld / Loch Ordie run is doable in the dark - how far is that from the big weeg? It is about an hour from Edinburgh


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:08 pm 
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Friday 11th of Nov

Carron Valley


Who's up for it? Same deal around 18:30 at the car park. I think enough of us have been there to know our way around. Can look into other routes as we go along, try to get some volunteers to scout out some stuff.

So anyone fancy?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:59 pm 
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provisional yes from me


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
need to check with mrs zz, weekends in nov are all jam packed. Hopefully yes though.


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