Using a bright narrow-beamed torch to spot paint defects is a far better option than a wide-beamed halogen lamp, as it will show up far more defects and will thus potentially enable you to achieve a higher level of paint correction. With the 3M Sun Gun II being too expensive for most enthusiasts and the legendary Brinkmann MaxFire Dual Xenon Spotlight now no longer in production, we've been searching hard for a satisfactory alternative and at last we've found one. The Clulite LED Spotlight is actually an excellent alternative, as it costs significantly less than the 3M Sun Gun II but punches well above its weight in terms of performance thanks to the powerful LED it uses (which also comes with a lifetime warranty). Tried and tested in our studio, and customised by Clulite to our exact specification in terms of its beam angle and spread, this is an impressive swirl spotting torch that will enable you to correct paint to an ever-higher standard without breaking the bank.
In its standard guise, the Clulite LED Spotlight is a powerful pistol grip style torch that is designed to serve the needs of gamekeepers and the hunting fraternity. However, in the modified format presented here, it also makes light work of defect spotting in overcast conditions or indoor settings. The CREE XLamp XR-E LED outputs up to 250 lumens of cool white light and feature two switchable modes of operation; low power for maximum efficiency (approximately 1160 lux in our beam configuration) and high power for maximum output (approximately 2900 lux in our beam configuration). The torch is powered by a rechargeable internal NiMH battery, which will give up to 20 hours of continuous operation on low power, and up to 3 hours of continuous operation on full power. Each Clulite LED Spotlight comes supplied with a Smart Charger, power cables (for 12 v DC sockets and 230 v AC mains charging in the UK), an instruction manual and a one year return to base warranty (lifetime for the LED).
Use the high power mode to ruthlessly test your correction work, or the low power mode for general defect spotting. Recharge the internal 12 v NiMH battery as and when required using the supplied Smart Charger and the appropriate power cable for your power supply (cables are supplied for 12 v DC sockets, i.e. those found in cars, and 230 v AC mains sockets, using a UK 3-pin plug). Always connect the Smart Charger to the power supply first and check that the red power on bulb is illuminated before connecting the Smart Charger to the battery input in the bottom of the spotlight handle. Once the Smart Charger is connected, check that the blue charging indicator bulb is flashing and then leave the battery to charge until the blue indicator bulb ceases flashing and remains lit (indicating that the battery is fully charged). Charging usually takes around 8 hours from discharged.
|Net weight:||950 g|
|Bulb rating:||4 w|
|Light output:||1160 - 2900 lux|