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Dive Rite 300 LED Hand held Review

Discussion in 'Lights' started by kmitch, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. bdshort

    bdshort Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ketchikan, AK
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    Output wise how would this compare to something like my 8 C-Cell PrincetonTec Shockwave LED?
     
  2. kmitch

    kmitch Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    doesnt, this blows it out of the water
     
  3. Chiung

    Chiung Solo Diver

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    I recently sold my DiveRite 10w HID canister light (older style with big canister) to get this 300 LED. So far dove it twice spearing ledges off Daytona. Not quite as bright as the HID, but small size, relatively negligible weight, easy portability, long burn/bulb life all added up to a better light for me.
     
  4. Ber Rabbit

    Ber Rabbit Floppy Ear Mod ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
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    Any idea what the candlepower rating is? I have one of these and my husband was asking since 10 watt, etc doesn't mean anything to him.

    BTW, if you get one of these and you're a "keep using batteries over and over" person you should start with a fresh set of batteries in this light. I used my faithful set of AA batteries that had seen every night dive I've done in the last year in this light the first time I used it and it only took 10 minutes for it to drain them. I put a fresh set of lithium AA's in it and it rocked!
    Ber :lilbunny:
     
  5. Hoyden

    Hoyden Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Rockville, MD
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    I have one of the Dive Rite LED lights as well as a couple of 10 Watt HID lights (Dive Rite and Halcyon). I have carried the LED on dives at the same time as an HID so I have seen direct comparisons. The LED is great for night dives or as a back-up light, but if you want a light for signaling during daylight dives, the DR LED isn't it. The beam is just not focused enough for that. Having said that, it sure will be a slick vacation light - no worry about carrying a charger and can light any more.

    BTW, Kristen, you sure got the IE pics up quickly:)

    Jackie
     
  6. scuby-doo

    scuby-doo Dive Shop

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Makakilo, West Oahu, HI
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    OK- this is a great discussion as I am in the market to buy a new light. I've been using a friend's UK Light Cannon 100 and I have to say, it's awesome. I would love the cannister version, but it's a bit pricey. My friend complains that the bulbs for the Light Cannon are expensive and are susceptible to damage). I live/dive in Hawaii as a DM (soon to be instructor). The water is usually very clear. I do a lot of night drift and wreck diving. Silt isn't an issue (unless someone I know forgets he's in a wreck!).

    This DR 300 LED sounds very interesting. I like I'd love to get more feedback from users on this.




    Thanks
     
  7. scuby-doo

    scuby-doo Dive Shop

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Makakilo, West Oahu, HI
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    I'm interested in getting a new primary light. I'm looking at the light cannon by UK - I've used it and it's like the sun underwater. Where can I get good specs and pricing on your Sea Elite HID?

    Thanks
     
  8. Cleavitt

    Cleavitt Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Central Florida
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  9. PerroneFord

    PerroneFord DIR Practitioner

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    A good canister light will make the light cannon look like it's not turned on. My buddy used to have one and we'd dive together when I had my 10w HID. Different league.
     
  10. jefffalcone

    jefffalcone Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Boston, MA
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    Of course you can buy four light cannons for the price of a good can light.
     

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