Monday, October 17, 2005

Detailing Torches

To detail a car nicely, we require good light source to spot for surface imperfection problems. You won't face such problem if you have sufficient lighting in your detailing bay. However, it's costly to install and use metal halide lamps, halogen lamps and an array of fluorescent lamps in our own car porch. So over here, what I want to show is my detailing torches, which are handy enough to bring around the car. It's good enough to spot surface swirls/holograms. By referring to the picture below, the top most is the Lucido Lightwave2000, followed by Inova T2 and lastly Mini MAGLITE. Inova T2 produces 40 lumens of LED white light output using 2 Lithium Ion 123A batteries. It can last for 5 hours with constant light output, thanks to the regulating circuit. I love carrying this torch along with me as a self-defense weapon or as a swirl-finder tool. Lucido Lightwave2000 is used for short-range and it uses 3 AA batteries. It can light up for 2 weeks, 24 hours a day, in the water. Finally, Mini MAGLITE is the most inefficient torches among these 3. Utilizes 2 AA batteries and the light output drops to less than 50% within an hour. The only good thing about it is the candlelight-mode.

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