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Nanight lights?

Discussion in 'Lights' started by lsmike, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Stefan Liden

    Stefan Liden Garibaldi

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    @stuartv it automatically levels down. Attached the burn times chart (C3 light)
     

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  2. tdmp

    tdmp Angel Fish

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    LandonL, which model do you use, the Tech 2 or the C3? The reviewers here seem to be happy with their purchases and it seems like a good combination of price, burn time and brightness. I'll be using it primarily for open water but plan on using it in caves too. If the Tech 2 10 degree lens is tight enough for cave duty then I'll probably go that route.
     
  3. LandonL

    LandonL ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @tdmp I use a tech 2 with 10 degree optics. I also have mine modified with an EO connector, charging port, and adjustable Goodman handle.

    If you are interested in ordering one I can discuss the options with you if you like. We do sell them locally at AQUI water sports.
     
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  4. lucca brassi

    lucca brassi Photographer

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    I'll try one head just for testing
     
  5. lucca brassi

    lucca brassi Photographer

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    if you choose version without battery control then :

    NOTE: Automatic Light Intensity Stepdown and battery indicator can be configured for either 4S (14.4V nominal, 16.8V top) or 3S (11.1V nominal, 12.6V top) lithium ion batteries.
    Or it can be turned off completely (Select 5V-25V) if you need to use the light head on different batteries.
    Manual dimming is alwasy available though.
     

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  6. lucca brassi

    lucca brassi Photographer

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    Hmmmmmm........new build waiting ........

    - Nanight lamphead C3 +

    - BMS +

    - LiFePO4 26650 @ 6000mAh ( 4S3P = 18Ah 2pcs) no need for power reduction ;-)))

    have bigger tank from old days (still use SST90 )


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    -Lamp is nice with big deep SMO reflector cca 70 mm wide and 50 deep

    -Cree XHP 70 ( ok that I need to test )

    -cable is little thin for my taste 7mm wide

    - position on Goodman (travel style ) handle is not very stable, lamp try to prone/roll over forward

    because Goodman is open style type , hand is not clamped what I like
     

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  7. greeniguana

    greeniguana ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I recently used a Tech2 for 3 days of diving, 2-3 hours a day. I made an extra backup battery pack myself using 8 of the same Panasonic NCR18650b batteries Nanight uses (4S2P). I charged them from DC, using solar/car with an RC charger set at 1a, which worked great. I have the charging port on mine, which is convenient, since removing the battery requires a small torx bit that I don't normally carry around.

    I swapped in a new battery on the third day to be cautious, but the original was still showing more than 60% full. Unless I was leading, I ran the light on the second highest setting. The soft goodman handle isn't comfortable, I hold the light body most of the time anyway. I'll probably make up a hard handle for it.
     
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  8. lucca brassi

    lucca brassi Photographer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    - light head is too powerful . ( useful only 1and 2 'nd position )

    - beam is much too wide . ( have to replace XHP-70 with old good SST 90 and driver ,
    reflector is good 73mm x 51mm SMO Aluminum Reflector

    - head is not hot on surface at full power (cooling ? - have to open it )

    - switch annoying ( the switch has no springs or anything like that to return to basic state - solved with rubber band somehow high tech ;-) )

    more after vacations

    I'll wind it up like hell means THOR ;-)
     

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