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DIY Goodman handle for an light

Discussion in 'Lights' started by drakcheslav, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. SwissWaters

    SwissWaters Garibaldi

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    That's pretty cool, my canister light broke and I've been eyeing the Alien light for quite a while :)

    Can you tell me what the spot is in higher distance? i.e. 10-15 meters in dark environment?
    I'm interested in how much the focus is blurred since I expect the three light's are parallel

    Many Thanks
    Will
     
  2. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Barracuda

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    so i cant say definitively since we rarely get more than 6 meters of vis locally...but i find it does strike a good compromise between flood and spot....the D520s have a 12* spot with a 72* flood...which for the limited vis diving im doing works quite well.

    it does have the added benefit of making you easily identifiable underwater.....as no one is diving with 3 torches

    there are times when i would like to to be a little more "punchy".....ive been contemplating making a new version around the orcatorch D710s

    but i can try to get some photos tonight on dry land to give you an approximation of the spot at distance.
     
  3. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Barracuda

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    so with the 3 torches, this is the amount of fill im getting.

    3ykL8zP.jpg

    the shed is approx 50' away......and the shed is about 6'x8' and took up the majority of the "spot"
     
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  4. biggpa

    biggpa Angel Fish

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    So I made the first one and use with DGX600. I have secured the light with 1/8 bungee and then 1/4" bungee over the top. This allows to easily remove the light from the handle - I pull it forward a little when unscrewing to change the battery. I use the larger over-the-top loop to hook my right thumb when moving the light from hand to hand.

    I went with wing nuts along the inside so I would only need a screwdriver to tighten.

    I think that the light is pretty stable. It shakes a little above water, but I don't notice it under water


    Pics attached.


    The one warning, I have kinda small hands (I wear small 4th element 3mm) so you will want to check the width
     

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  5. XTAR

    XTAR Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    For primary dive lights, do your guys prefer fixing it on the goodman handle, or the lifting handle is also fine? :)
     
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  6. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I prefer a Goodman handle.
     
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  7. JBFG

    JBFG Manta Ray

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    Goodman handle here as well. Works best in drygloves.
     
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  8. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I prefer a hard goodman handle. I am often task loaded, so the soft handles are not as attractive of an option. I have used soft handles, but find them too troublesome to remove and replace.

    If Xtar is interested in getting to the goodman handle game, I would be available to test and evaluate! (I'm not too far, just in Manila....LOL)
     
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  9. XTAR

    XTAR Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Thanks for your kind sharing! If we are getting to the handles, and other diving accessories, we will be happy to contact you for testing it. :cheers:
     
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  10. JBFG

    JBFG Manta Ray

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    I don’t mind testing also in cold Canadian waters with a drysuit and thick gloves!
     

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