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kimo

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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:56 am

Hi,

what are the diffrence between 60w and 90W strobes.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:19 am

output.

60watts vs 90watts. hate to relate it to this but same concept as a house light bulb. 90 watt is brighter adn takes more power than a 60w
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:32 pm

The 90 watt kit is slightly brighter. You should just use the 60. I think it is a better value for the money.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:10 pm

Now how many places would the owner be telling you to buy the cheaper version...

Which is why I love Oz
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:29 pm

either way you're going to turn heads. You can't deny that
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:53 pm

i have a 90w kit and they are bright as hell. ive never seen a 60w so i cant make a comparison.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:44 pm

I have both. You'll be hard pressed to find someone that can point out the differences without them side by side
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:27 pm

The 90 Watt supply will have an easier time providing max output power to the strobes.
60:4=15 watts per strobe / 60:6=10 watts per strobe.
90:4=22,5 watts per strobe / 90:6=15 watts per strobe.
In theorie this would mean that if you run just 2 strobes you'd have :
90:2=45 Watts per strobe.(However, the strobe tubes will not survive this.)
Since 22,5 Watts is the maximum output with Whelen, the 90 watt supply turns "down" it's power in this configuration to protect the strobes.
But you can see that the tubes get "driven" a little harder. On top of that you would also notice the difference of either 4 or 6 strobes being used at the same power output.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:19 pm

winger wrote:
The 90 Watt supply will have an easier time providing max output power to the strobes.
60:4=15 watts per strobe / 60:6=10 watts per strobe.
90:4=22,5 watts per strobe / 90:6=15 watts per strobe.
In theorie this would mean that if you run just 2 strobes you'd have :
90:2=45 Watts per strobe.(However, the strobe tubes will not survive this.)
Since 22,5 Watts is the maximum output with Whelen, the 90 watt supply turns "down" it's power in this configuration to protect the strobes.
But you can see that the tubes get "driven" a little harder. On top of that you would also notice the difference of either 4 or 6 strobes being used at the same power output.

Not true, Winger. The power supplies will always put out the devided power to each strobe, no matter how many are hooked up.

If you only hooked one strobe up to a 60 watt power supply, it would only get 10 watts. One strobe on a 90W = 15 watts.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:45 pm

icon_neutral.gif I was merely pointing out the maximum a powersupply could put out per head. Never said it would. (Although I did imply this.) This depends on the model of power supply. (CSP vs competitor vs UPS series etc.)
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The power supplies will always put out the devided power to each strobe, no matter how many are hooked up.

....supplies will always put out the divided MINIMUM power to each...

If this minimum power output thing would be rigid, this would mean a serious waste / loss of power when using less than 6 heads on a 90 watt power supply. icon_razz.gif

Trust me..... I've only worked with this stuff for a decade or so. icon_wink.gif

edit : The bottom line is, if you want 6 strobes instead of 4 and have those equally bright compared to a supply with 4 outputs you have to increase the power. (i.e. Go with a higher wattage version.) That's not taking into account that the power ratings we're discussing here all go "into" the flash. I don't think that a small increase in power would brighten the light output (lumen) noticably.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:23 pm



I think this will shed some light on the subject......
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:20 pm

Hah, I got mad deja vu when I started reading this thread. Then I realized it was a month old.

Great job confusing me, Winger icon_biggrin.gif
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:48 pm

Was bored during my graveyard shift. Read all the old posts I reacted in and, later on, stumbled across the above web page. Thought I'd share it.
But what's there to be mad about ?
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:49 pm

"I got mad deja vu" is some of our silly American slang. Basically "I got a really bad case of deja vu," if that makes more sense.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:58 pm

my friend just put whelen 90 watts in his F-150.
i could tell instantly they were 90s cause how bright they were compared to my 60s. he got them too close to his lens though and now his taillights r starting to warp cause of the heat.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:58 pm

Now I get it... doh.gif icon_redface.gif

p.s. There's a WTB-thread in the buy / sell section regarding TIR3's which needs your input.
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:51 pm

I have the 20w red and they are pretty bright themselves. I can only imagine what the 60 and/or the 90 look like.
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:07 pm

They're probably the same brightness as the 60W, considering they put out the same minimum wattage.
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