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Backup lights - a discussion

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by SDAnderson, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Quarrior

    Quarrior Solo Diver

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    Funny, I have over 70 dives on my el-cheapo PrincetonTecs. Not a problem with them. Of course, they've only been to 120ft in cold water frequently.
     
  2. Doc Intrepid

    Doc Intrepid Instructor, Scuba

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  3. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
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    wow... i have a cheapo UK SL6 as my primary backup, which i love. nice light, never
    given me a problem.

    my secondary back-up is much more expensive (one of the DiveRites single-block
    kevlar or something jobs) and while it hasn't given me any trouble either, i don't like
    the quality of light at all.

    so... both my back up lights are reliable, but i prefer the UK one.
     
  4. simbrooks

    simbrooks Snr LayZboy Meteorologist ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Orlando, Fl
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    I have one SL-6 (bought when on the spur of the moment decided not to dive Venice, but go to a cavern instead back around xmas) and a surge (which was part of a multi-light pack that i bought when i first started diving and needed a primary and back-up and seemed a good deal). So they are both strapped on my shoulders, but i do actually dislike the SL models, they are way too bulky to get in the innertubes i have on my shoulder straps (which the surge slides into quite nicely) - so i am thinking of getting another type of back up light now as my secondary back up to go with my surge (which i find is a nice light) - might even get another one of those as i bought Becky two for her primary and secondary back-ups.
     
  5. GoBlue!

    GoBlue! Manta Ray

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    Thinking about a Pelican SuperSabre, but haven't seen one in person. How do these fair as backups? A search here seemed to be fairly positive....

    Jim
     
  6. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
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    that they are...

    but i like that... it's easy to get my hands around them
    and turn the switch on and off
     
  7. simbrooks

    simbrooks Snr LayZboy Meteorologist ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Orlando, Fl
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    Wanna buy an SL6?? :wink:
     
  8. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
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    ah... yes, actually :wink:
     
  9. kidspot

    kidspot Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Moses Lake, Washington
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    So has anyone tried some of the new Luxeon Star LED lights yet?

    http://www.ccrane.com/expedition-star-led-flashlight.aspx

    Seem to be a good strong beam (unlike older White LED technologies) and a fairly small package. Nice not having to worry about a bulb going out, and with a 10-100 hour burn time, even if you accidentally left it on for a few hours, it's not a big deal. (I used to have an older style White LED light, which I accidentally left on for 2 weeks - still burning when I found it in my suitcase - getting pretty weak, but still going)
     
  10. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Kanagawa and Florida
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    I think LED lights have incredible advantages in longevity and durability, but the LED lights I have seen are pretty weak in the lumen department. I wonder how that new star bulb from the above link shines out...
     

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