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Whats brighter than HID's

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by elblako91, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    elblako91

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    Is their anything brighter besides possibly LED?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    besides the sun, nothing as far as vehicle lighting.
     
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    ummm yeah
    amo-led?

    oh thats phones
     
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    There's brighter lights out there, just not much that would be at home on a vehicle. First thing that comes to mine are the flood lights on boats or the ones used to light up building exteriors. I believe their sodium lights? I don't know if you can mount them to a truck though and doubt the electrical system would handle them (not to mention they're huge). Just add more lights and aim them properly. Just out of curiousity, what are you looking to do?
     
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    The best you can do is boosting HID ballast to put out 50-55W instead of 35. Otherwise, your other choice is using multiple HID lights.
     
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    LEDs are the only way to go. HID head lights put out around 3200 Lumens each. So about 6400 lumens for two. Now lets compare to some LED bars.

    Rigid Industries 20" Bar (Double stack)
    7200 Lumens

    Rigid Industries 30" bar (Double stack)
    10800 Lumens

    Rigid Industires 40" bar (Double stack)
    14400 Lumens

    Rigid Industries 50" Bar (Double stack)
    18000 Lumens

    baja Industries Stealth XPG 40 LED bar (Single Stack)
    14000 Lumens

    The Vision X 3W Bars are comparable to the Rigid Bars (Xmitter Series)

    But their 10W per LED bars are crazy (Evo Prime)

    Vision X EVO Prime Single Stack 20"
    10,320 Lumens

    Vision X EVO Prime Single Stack 30"
    15,480 Lumens

    Vision X Evo Prime Single Stack 42"
    22,360 Lumens :eek::eek::eek:

    I have seen the 40" Rigid bar in person and it is CRAZY how bright it is. Can imagine how bright the evo prime 40" is.
     
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    Lumens doesn't tell you how bright it will illuminate something, only how much actual light it is outputting. Those lightbars are no good for headlights since they disperse the light over a big area. Great for wide area lighting on the sides of your truck etc.

    Some leds are approaching levels near what is needed for a headlight and there have been several prototypes, but its just tough to get a big enough semiconductor die and get all the heat it generates away from the die itself.

    To answer your question, there is nothing brighter for your vehicle than HID's. The upper limit of HID's avail for vehicles seem to be ~55W. But HIDs exist in FAR brighter configurations. Pot growers use >1000W HIDs, and stadium lights etc are also very bright.

    All you can really do go higher wattage! The problem with this is in vehicles the arc tube gets bigger and bigger so you need a bigger projector/reflector to focus it, and it quickly becomes impractical. You could try run a 500W HID with fat cables from the battery and relays etc, but tough to built a custom light/reflector and make it all work without melting :D
     
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