HELP, I NEED / desperately want A SUPER BRIGHT FLASHLIGHT for camping / boy-scouts [answered] Answered
i would like to make portable HID flashlight. my plans are to:
HID KIT (BULBS)
(I"m not sure where i could find a suitable 12-15V 35W [or more] battery that will fit nice and snug in the lantern with room for the ballast. the battery should last almost a week with some moderate use.) i think a drill battery would work.
i will take the original light out and replace it with the HID.
then, i will need to find a place for the slim ballast [but where???] .
then,i need to find a battery (i think a 12V drill battery should work [will a 14.4V drill battery with the case off fit in the modified 6V lantern flashlight? if so, where can i buy a affordable and well suited 12V-16V battery?]
if there isn't any small, powerful (and preferably cheap), battery in existence?
[4 by 4 by 2 array of AA rechargeable batteries seems promising and so does 6^2 by 2 array seem promising.6 by 6 by 2 AAA]
will the ballast and lamp work with less power (6W-34W)?
is there a simple and small ballast circuit schematic i can follow? i never found one. so i assume no. :-(
also is the 5000K neutral white, warm or cool? (i think it is the closest to neutral white with a VARY slight blueish tint) i think i got a grasb on this and i want 6000K (i want something led white but still bright and useful enough to easly see what i'm doing on campouts)