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Pumping pumpkins.

Hey, look at what is coming to a Halloween near you at Lemur House!

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That is a 100W LED. Not a 100W equivalent, but it consumes 100W. At that level I think it is a 10000 to 12000 lumen source.

Let us just say that when I get the heat sink installed and the fan integrated, you will not be able to look directly at the pumpkin. I lit it up for Cruel Wife outside and she was wide eyed.

The thing is actually an eye hazard if you look at it at full power.

I spent many hours reading spec sheets from all over, looking a voltage-current lumen curves, power consumption, and thermal design. If you want one it is pretty easy. It will set you back about $100 for the diode and supply.

I did a 1200W incandescent pumpkin a few years ago. This will be all that but this is not going to cook the pumpkin and be a better light. It will put it out into a 120 degree cone so when you shine it on your garage it is wife spookingly bright.

CW is more supportive of this than thermite or flaming pumpkins
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At least these guys have the balls to stand up to the government.

Admittedly, there are kids that eat magnets, but it is a parent’s job to watch their kids. Kids play with glass, matches, and rabid mongooses, but we aren’t outlawing them.

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