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getting ready to buy a new light... focus or flare????

Discussion in 'Lights' started by Joshua Woods, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Joshua Woods

    Joshua Woods Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    I am looking at ordering a new focus or flare on Monday. what is the go to light? it was easy last time I purchased one was late 90's I got an 18watt hid with a 9 ah battery and I still have it so I am going to upgrade. I have never realy needed to focus my light its a set it and forget thing the flare looks a lot more compact I just want to know what are others buying? do you wish you had bought the other one?
     
  2. MikeRD03

    MikeRD03 DIR Practitioner

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    Maybe, while setting the focus on test tube designs was a little bit fiddly it is very easy with the new Focus, now. So you might be tempted to use this feature much more. Moreover the Focus is "hotter" than the Flare - its beam is tighter and therefore a little bit better penetrating. Advantage of the Flare - it is smaller.
     
  3. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA
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    Was looking at Halcyon Focus/Flare; went instead with UTD Viz 35 Light System because of its flexibility as powered by either a cordless directly attached battery pack, or traditional hip mounted higher Amp/hr battery pack through an E/O cord. You're in San Diego, so I recommend going straight to UTD HQ to try it out in their pool.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wDob7yYkZN0

    (Taking my V35 back to Truk Lagoon for two weeks of wreck diving: we'll see how it holds up).
     
  4. whodunit68

    whodunit68 Manta Ray

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    Location: High Springs, Fl
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  5. Joshua Woods

    Joshua Woods Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: sandiego
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    Thanks guys checking into some of the recommendation before pulling the trigger. The uwld lights can you order them with a traditional goodman?
     
  6. whodunit68

    whodunit68 Manta Ray

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    They come with one in the box.


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  7. Joshua Woods

    Joshua Woods Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: sandiego
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    I looked at the specs. It would seem crazy to buy anything else??? Am I missing a drawback?these look amazing for less money. I went to diveriteinscuba but they only had the light head listed for sale. I will call them Monday any other source that carried these?
     
  8. moody s

    moody s Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto Canada
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    Edd has them at cave adventurers.
     
  9. whodunit68

    whodunit68 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Springs, Fl
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    Check uwlightdude.com for dealers. John @ Northeast Scuba Supply, DiveRightIn Scuba, etc, should all be there.


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  10. Joshua Woods

    Joshua Woods Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: sandiego
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    Ok. Thanks I know john at NESS. I will check them all Monday.
     

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