Floodlights most effective type?

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  1. Dead Crow

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    Hi everyone, I am wanting to buy or possibly make my own floodlights for night surfing. I have heard of LED flood lighting but am not sure how effective it is. Does anyone have an effective circuit diagram for making LED floodlights? Otherwise ,as far as I know , Halogen bulbs are the most commononly used and most effective bulbs to use...? I would obviously prefer to use LEDs as they draw less current. I have mains supply power of 220VAC.:)
     
  2. russ_hensel

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    What does effective mean?
     
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  3. Dead Crow

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    haha. I guess Im talking about the flood lights ability, specifically in this case to light up the ocean, measured I guess in Lux or Candela? Im also interested though in the power consumption versus light produced.... and also cost I guess. I just reckon you're the guys to ask. I have been messing with LED lighting for my house using a really cheap transformers ,rectifiers etc but I havent really been able to make any significant light even thought they claim they are super bright. It may just be my poor excuse for a diffuser. If anyone could help me with making LED floodlights I would be really grateful, as they just seem the most power efficient bulbs....pls dont ask what i mean by efficient....I guess its a bit like effective haha
     
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    The extension cord must be very long to surf with 220VAC. Nobody will be able to lift its heavy weight. It might electrocute you in the water.
     
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  7. Dead Crow

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    Hahahaha No, I should explain. I live on a bay full of rocks. The idea is to put floodlights on the rocks to light the water while i surf. I realize I will have to use probably at least 6mm squared cores of wire to prevent volt drop( I think thats about 3AWG). Thanks guys , that was quite amusing the thought of surfing with an extension lead on my shoulder will entertain me for months!
     
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  10. kubeek

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    What about a head lamp, maybe with a battery pack in a backpack? :D
     
  11. Dead Crow

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    good idea with the head lamp, maybe i can make a plan with waterproofing... else make a deal with the devil and get so good i never fall or get wet
     
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