New Toy For Night Dive

Discussion in 'Florida Diving' started by FLL Diver, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. FLL Diver

    FLL Diver Loggerhead Turtle

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    I'm out out pocket for the next few days, but when I get back we need to organize a night dive. Daddy's got a new toy. :D

    Marc
     
  2. icyman

    icyman Assistant Instructor

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    I saw those and was thinking of getting one that goes on my head, let me know how it works.
     
  3. JRScuba

    JRScuba Manta Ray

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    Mrac, Definitely is a nice new toy, use it in good health.

    Joe
     
  4. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny Buoyancy Babe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Are those legal for lobster? Can you say Deer In Headlights?
     
  5. amadeusmattes

    amadeusmattes Scuba Instructor

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    They are awesome! I have 4 of them myself. I have manufactured a handmount that allows me to carry 2 lights at once. Thus I have a primary and secondary light on the same hand.

    Customer service is amazing!
     
  6. FLL Diver

    FLL Diver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Wow! Do you ever have planes looking to land in the water when you fire all those babies up? :D
     
  7. Wendy

    Wendy Divemaster

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    The bad thing about mounting any light to your head is that you will always be blinding your dive buddy. Unless of course you are one of those solo divers.
     
  8. FLL Diver

    FLL Diver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Is that a light on your helmet in your avatar?

    Marc
     
  9. Wendy

    Wendy Divemaster

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    Yes, but I am not underwater. And I was very concerned about blinding other dry cavers when I first began caving, that is why I angle my light downwards when I am takling with or facing another caver and have it forward when I am leading.
     
  10. baitedstorm

    baitedstorm Scuba Instructor

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    dang! Bright light, bright light
     
  11. Scubakevdm

    Scubakevdm ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I wear a three watt light on my head so my buddy can tell whether or not I have an idea.
     
  12. FLL Diver

    FLL Diver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Are you saying it's OK to wear a head mounted light above the water, but not below? What's the difference? I would think you could take the same care with a light underwater.

    Marc
     
  13. Orlando Eric

    Orlando Eric Scuba Instructor

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    The awe is dispelled!.. Darn.. all this time I have been in awe and amazement over your pic. I thought it was a cave dive. The pristine clearity shows your masterful diving skills to not kick up ANY silt. The way you took your BC, Reg Set and mask all off to sneak the framed shot underwater.. and to even sink to the bottom to get it all just perfect. I was very impressed at how well you made that look like a land shot! Of course the most obvious answer.. IT was a LAND shot! *DOH!*
     
  14. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny Buoyancy Babe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Do I even want to know or care what the heck you are talking about?
     
  15. Orlando Eric

    Orlando Eric Scuba Instructor

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    Opppsss did not edit in time. I obviously put the wrong name in the orginal post. sorry about that.. I work midnights and typed sleepy eyed. I meant wendy's pic.
    Sorry for the confusion.
     
  16. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny Buoyancy Babe ScubaBoard Supporter

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  17. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I checked out the link for the product and could not tell what the difference was between the 3000 and the 5000 (except price). Looks like interesting systems, 3 light intensity levels, 32 watt the highest. Also see that they have HID models, so the 3000 and 5000 are Halogen?
     
  18. FLL Diver

    FLL Diver Loggerhead Turtle

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    They are both halogen. The 5000 has connectors that allow you to swap out batteries underwater, or to change lightheads if you need to. The 3000 is hardwired.

    Marc
     
  19. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They're priced so reasonably (comparatively). What are the downsides?
     
  20. FLL Diver

    FLL Diver Loggerhead Turtle

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    Downside? Personally I can't think of any, that's why I bought this. ;) Great burn times, a smaller package than any other cannister type light I've seen. Any it has provision to clip on anywhere, so you don't need a harness or extra belt to wear with it. It has a number of different mounts available, so you can wear it on your hand, or in a buddy-blinding head mount or if you really want to be really incorrect - mounted on a helmet for cave diving! :D

    Marc
     

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