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My what a bright light you have!,
This review is from: Brinkmann 800-2301-0 Q-Beam Max Million III Spotlight (Tools & Home Improvement)This product was given to me as a gift by one of my photography students. It seemed like overkill (it is extremely bright) so I thought I'd probably seldom use it for the one application I had in mind: Using the light to "paint" subjects in night photography. But I must admit it does a great job with far off subjects. For example it lit up the entire length of a 718 foot long bridge on the coast of Big Sur, California and a waterfall some 500 feet away. Since it's a halogen bulb in a photograph the light is a pleasing warm color rather than the blue of a high lumen LED flashlight. Indeed the light looks like sunlight.
I've paired the spotlight it with a "Jump Start" battery (a 12V booster battery with a cigarette lighter connector) to make it a portable unit. I prefer this arrangement to one with a built in (heavy and wimpy) battery. With my 8Ah battery the thing ran for about an hour in total and the battery still had plenty of spunk left.
My two complaints are that the unit is a bit bulky and the cord is just a tad too short. But it is a light light :-) with lots of zip. I also like that "beam/spot" operation where pressing the trigger changes it from a narrow beam spot light to a wider beam floodlight - though not dramatically wider.
PS I guess you could say the unit paid for itself because that waterfall with Milky Way picture (see the product pictures) has been a big seller.
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Initial post: Apr 30, 2012 5:03:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2012 8:39:05 PM PDT
Mr. Amusing says:
I hate that Amazon strips out all links to web sites, otherwise you could see how well the Brinkmann worked illuminating the bridge. So here it is spelled out if you want to look. go to HTTP://FLICKR.COM/photos/steventheamusing
In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 6:41:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2012 6:44:06 PM PDT
That is one cool photo:
No strippy the linky. Maybe the word s e l l e r had something to do with it.
In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 8:40:44 PM PDT
Mr. Amusing says:
Apparently it only strips out links in the review not the comments. Thanks for letting me know, Objective. I did post those pictures as photos "regarding the product" seemed fair since I used the beam to get the photos.
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