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Have you used the Dive Rite HP50?

Discussion in 'Lights' started by Kohanbash, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Kohanbash

    Kohanbash Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Hi
    Does anyone have experience with the Dive Rite HP50? What are your thoughts on the light and on its QRM mount?
    Thanks
     
  2. Kohanbash

    Kohanbash Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Does anyone use this light?
     
  3. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I don't have the HP50 but I do use and love the diverite QRM system. It's easy to use and the only time I've had it "let go" was when I got my light caught on something pretty badly. So bad that had the QRM not released it surely would have damaged something.

    So, if your concerns were about the QRM system then I think you'll find it a joy to use. If they're about the HP50 its-self then I can't really comment.

    You can get the little QRM bricks very cheap and affix it to any light. Actually, they're just a solid piece of plastic that gets attached to a light. You could 3d print one very easily if you wanted. I don't really remember what I paid for my extra bricks.
     
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  4. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

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    I have one. The QRM is a great system. The HP50 is a bit heavy.
     
  5. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have a HP50 hand held. It is a nice light, really bright with an ok run time handheld. I found for cave diving I was quickly outrunning the run time. But I still bring it for open water stuff, as the run time is more than sufficient for my needs.

    The QRM system OTOH I found to be less useful than I expected. I bought a soft hand mount for each hand. But the QRM was too hard to deal with underwater that I never really used them the way I intended and went to a hard Goodman handle on my EX35. For open water I would still use the soft handles as it is more secure to my hand (ie less likely to donate a light to the ocean).
     
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  6. Jaaron82

    Jaaron82 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: St. Augustine
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    I have one and like it. I originally started with the lx20 and then got the hp50 and like that it’s brighter than the lx20. As far as the QRM system it’s handy although I prefer the hard Goodman mount better.
     
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