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Comparing BD Squadron Pros vs DD SS3 Pros - Any requests?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by memario1214, May 18, 2020.

  1. May 18, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    Thanks to some requests I have on hand a couple sets of lights for some testing! Before I run out and take some video and throw down my comparisons anyone have any suggestions for anything they would like to see.

    The competitors:
    • Baja Designs Squadron Pro - Spot pattern
    • Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro - Spot pattern
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  2. May 18, 2020 at 10:41 PM
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    Put Squadron Sports in the mix?
     
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    I've done sports comparing patterns, but I certainly can do a video comparing sports to pros!
     
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    Should be completing this next week. Full disclosure I know nothing about editing video so... there's a learning curve here for sure!
     
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    Need to also test a 40” Onxy6+ spot bar and some LP9 Pro’s


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    then I’ll decide if I should buy or not :D
     
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  8. May 26, 2020 at 3:38 PM
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    HA! Honestly, it's on my list of things to do! Just $$$ makes things take time unfortunately. Hopefully I will eventually be able to put anything and everything head-to-head for you all!
     
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  9. May 26, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    you got an S1 or S2 spot on hand? That would be nice to compare against an S2 pro or squadron sport. Since they all have around the same lumen output. I’d like to see how they compare on the beam pattern, distance, and brightness.
     
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    Yes, yes I do... :cool:

    Have a pair sitting right here, and had a plan for it to run against the squad sports - funny you should ask. I have some S2 Pros, but only in amber. Would have to just get some different lenses is all for head to head testing.
     
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  11. May 26, 2020 at 9:01 PM
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    Okay, okay... Lenses are on the way. I'll soon be able to compare S1, S2 Pro, Squad Sport all in spot pattern head-to-head. You're welcome :D
     
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  12. May 26, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    cool. Send me that S1 spot lens when you are done. I need it :thumbsup: I ended up with a spare set of wide cornering S1’s so I’m gonna mount them on my rear bumper. I have Rigid radiance scene flush mounts, so 1 wide cornering and 1 spot S1 should round out the rear lighting nicely. Just want see how the spot performs first :thumbsup:
     
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  13. May 26, 2020 at 9:23 PM
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    I "may" keep it just to have on hand for any one-off video requests, but I'll let you know if I don't!
     
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  14. May 28, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    Sub'd. Interested in this review. Def would like to see the sports added to the mix.
     
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    In comparing the SS3 Sports in Spot, the much smaller Sport emitter paired with TIR optics leads to a far more concentrated higher intensity level of light than the SS3 Pro in Spot though the S3 Pro does cover a larger area. Just like a performance high efficiency halogen light in a good reflector optic, smaller light sources lead to better focus and higher intensity output. The SS3 Sport Spot is actually more suited to go head to head against the Baja's lasers. Baja's lasers have very primitive optics vs the highest efficiency and most performant optics on the market with the SS3s TIR optics. The winner for highest intensity output might surprise you.
     
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