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100 Watt LED Spotlight!!!

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by JonEQuest, May 12, 2016.

  1. JonEQuest

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    I added a 100 Watt LED to my P3P. It is powered by a 3S 11.1v 2,200mAh lithium battery. I got the LED and 12-36v converter off of Amazon. The other parts are scavenged from other stuff I had laying around. The light is activated by a mercury switch that is attached to my camera. When I point the camera down it turns on. I can quickly do it with the C1 set as "Camera Forward" function.
    Even after lightening this up as much as possible it is still very heavy and a strain to fly with. My motor and my battery are pretty hot after 15 minutes or so of flying. It is unbelievably bright though and I have two photos showing what it can do. The hard to see one is a church near me. You can see the circle on the steeple and part of the roof. The two guys said they felt like they were under a police chopper.
    Parts List:
    1) 36v 100 Watt LED from Amazon
    2) 12-36v Converter from Amazon
    3) Heat sink from a graphics chip in an old PC
    4) Fan and plastic parts are from an old IDE removable hard drive tray.

    It is held on by two brackets with 4 screws that grab the back legs. It sits on the flat ledge at the top of the legs where the antennas are. The mercury switch is glued on but the glue can be easily removed if needed. The gimbal still works fine as well.
     
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  2. DirtyHarry

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    sounds interesting but when I click the links, I get error:

    You do not have permission to view media within this album.
     
  3. BVC

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    Yep - no permission to view links.

    I like your setup by the sounds of it. How do you know they are true 100w?


    Here's the setup my father built using 10w CREE led bulbs (8 for 80w of light). Video is at the bottom of the photos in the first post.. check it out


    Custom 80w LED light bar for Phantom 3
     
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    Same thing, Permission error
    I
     
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    Fixed. It must default to private or something.
     
  6. thunderbird

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    Wow i really like it
     
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    Btw do you have a youtube video of it
     
  8. JonEQuest

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    Not yet.
     
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    Man I love it, Gonna be on my list for next project once im done with the mod im working on
     
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    It is fun because it is SOOO Freaking bright! BUT I have to admit the weight is hard on the drone. I will only fly for a few minutes then land and rest from now on. I flew 2 nights in a row for about 15 minutes each and the battery was HOT!
     
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    Whats the total weigh of the mod added to the bird?
     
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    I don't know because I don't have a dope scale. I may see if my neighbor has a small scale since I am curious about the weight.
     
  13. Not A Speck Of Cereal

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    That thing looks heavy enough to bring the bird WAY out of spec!
     
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    Wicked looking light. Love the concept of it and the Mercury switch... talking about going Old School on us LOL
     
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    I had ideas of micro switches, etc. But then as a replaced an old thermostat in one of my apartments I thought hmmm..... What about the good old mercury switch? It works great and I will be using it for anything I need switched on and off. I have a disco light mod coming soon.
     
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    How hot does it feel to the touch after some run time in the air?
     
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    What is mercury switch ?
     
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    Why can't I view the pics? No links either....


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
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    BVC- It is not too hot since I use it in short bursts and the prop wash is probably cooling it a lot.

    Thunderbird - A mercury switch is a glass capsule with liquid mercury in it. When tilted it touches the contacts to complete a circuit since it is very conductive. See the last photo.

    MasterBlaster - The photos should be visible. I had the setting on private at first, hit refresh.
     
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    So basiclly the Mercury is to on and off the light? something like that ?