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Nautieye T1800H Primary Dive light with goodman handle review

Discussion in 'Lights' started by aviator8, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. aviator8

    aviator8 Professional Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Georgia
    Up for review today is a primary dive light offered by Nautieye. This is model T1800H. I have done a video of the unboxing and features of the light here:

    Personally I normally dive with a camera rig and/or use a small handheld light. One day I will get certified for cavern and wrecks in which case I'll be using one of these or something like it so I figured I would get one and try it out. This light also has an optional quick release that I have not tested yet. I will be getting one on my next order so I cant comment on it yet. I imagine it will be quite convenient for storage back in its case without having to disassemble the goodman handle each time. On high power it outputs 1800 lumens, and has a published runtime of 2.5 hours, half power 5 hours, and quarter power for 10 hours. I ran my own burn tests.
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    I tested high power on a full charge and got a 3 hour 5 min burn time. Charging the battery from there took 1 hour 26 mins. This was better than published but pretty close. The next test was on low power and I got a much longer test time. I had to split the test between two days so I could sleep! In the end it ran for 33 hours and 14 mins on low power. Almost three times what is published.

    ⦁ Plenty of light output
    ⦁ Solidly built
    ⦁ Long run times
    ⦁ Tight beam angle for long light penetration

    ⦁ Mounting the goodman handle is a little difficult without disassembling the crossbar
    ⦁ Storing in the case is not possible without the optional quick release or disassembly of the handle
    ⦁ With the power source in the light it could get a bit heavy for extended range diving

    Shown below are comparison photographs to show brightens and beam angle between this and other lights I own. All these shots were from 26" from my garage door with fixed iso, aperture, and shutter speed.
    T1800H high.JPG
    Med High
    T1800H Med.JPG
    Med low
    T1800H Med low.JPG

    T1800H low.JPG

    Here is a comparison to two other Nautieye lights
    Left to right NE650, NE1200NS, T1800H
    NE650  NE1200NS  T1800H.JPG

    If you have any other questions let me know I'll do my best to answer. MSRP on this light is $330 but I can offer this here for $285 buyer pays shipping if there is enough interest.

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