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Unread 01-12-2014, 11:58 AM   #631
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Here is what mine looked like with a plug. I think it is worth the 1 dollar more so you dont have to spend money to fit your own plug (unless you want to). If you order, dont forget to ask for plugs on the lightbars too, Vincent told me they werent included either. Same $1 upcharge to include it also. He did tell me though, that the 50 inch cant include a plug due to the high current. I was tempted to order one since it was only $288 for one (plus the shipping costs). $288 for a 50 inch cree bar sounds almost too good to be true.
so you cannot get a plug end on the 50", they want you to solder it into the harness?

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Unread 01-12-2014, 12:31 PM   #632
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so you cannot get a plug end on the 50", they want you to solder it into the harness?
I'd just crimp connector it and put some shrink over it, like I did for my LEDs already.
I'd take a bar like the 50 right to the battery and use a relay.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 06:37 PM   #633
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Hanma BC lights are very old design, they arent keeping up with trends and developments. reflectors are old school also. Used their 288W for awhile but find the brightness not impressive, no doubt its bright, but it seems to be lacking the "punch" factor. Sold it afterwards. Getting some new generation lights from another factory.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:47 PM   #634
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Hanma BC lights are very old design, they arent keeping up with trends and developments. reflectors are old school also. Used their 288W for awhile but find the brightness not impressive, no doubt its bright, but it seems to be lacking the "punch" factor. Sold it afterwards. Getting some new generation lights from another factory.
I'm not sure what you mean by reflectors are old school.... I've never seen anything else. Care to elaborate?
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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:52 PM   #635
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Have a look at Rigid's first generation and current generation reflectors. Hanma looks like a kid designed it. Their flood optics is a major joke too (tried all their BC and BCS floods horrible horrible horrible). Look at Aurora if you dont want to pay Rigid price.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:53 PM   #636
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+ Everytime I ask if they have somthing new to offer, its either "not yet" or "developing" its almost been 1 year plus lol.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:10 PM   #637
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Have a look at Rigid's first generation and current generation reflectors. Hanma looks like a kid designed it. Their flood optics is a major joke too (tried all their BC and BCS floods horrible horrible horrible). Look at Aurora if you dont want to pay Rigid price.
My bar is brighter, and projects father than my neighbors new rigid that he paid about 8x more for.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:27 PM   #638
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is this like saying my tires are better then your tires or my lollipop is a better flavor then yours?
Really who cares, its a light and it is brighter then stock... good nuff for me. I dont need my friends eyes watering when im behind them on the trail at night time. lol
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My bar is brighter, and projects father than my neighbors new rigid that he paid about 8x more for.
You just eyeballed it? Or was it actually measured?

Both bars are the same number of LEDs, same LEDs (don't just say they are both CREE), same wattage, same drivers, same reflector design?
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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:36 PM   #640
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IMO reflectors and optics makes or breaks an LED bar. Hanma designs are stagnant in this area. Just my 2 cents. If I am going to invest in a bar that "last forever" I rather prefer to get something that is at least able to keep up with the Jones in the long run. Not bashing on Hanma, but just saying they need to keep up with the competition and stop milking the original vintage design (reflectors)
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Unread 01-12-2014, 10:15 PM   #641
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You just eyeballed it? Or was it actually measured?

Both bars are the same number of LEDs, same LEDs (don't just say they are both CREE), same wattage, same drivers, same reflector design?
Well a lux meter was used. But it is eyeball brighter. At the end of the day, looking brighter is what matters over what a meter says.

They were the same number of LED's, same advertised wattage.
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Which bars were they?
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Unread 01-12-2014, 10:30 PM   #643
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Well a lux meter was used. But it is eyeball brighter. At the end of the day, looking brighter is what matters over what a meter says.

They were the same number of LED's, same advertised wattage.
a poorly design reflector would just throw everything out like vomit, of course it would look brighter, but no much use lighting up owls...
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Unread 01-13-2014, 07:26 AM   #644
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Which bars were they?
20" bars... or 23 or whatever they call them.

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a poorly design reflector would just throw everything out like vomit, of course it would look brighter, but no much use lighting up owls...
Looking down range of them, not into them like an idiot. More light onto the objects in front of you, brighter. Having that light make it farther, brighter.

So like I said, my bar was brighter.
I am pretty sure all the ones out of china are over driven though, my bar was warmer than the rigid, but nothing concerning.
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i was in contact with vincent from hanma and now he stopped emailing me. has this happened to anyone else?
trying to get price for HML-BC2288 50" bar combo.... anyone know what its worth?
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