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NON-rechargeable battery light options?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Marie13, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The CA dive boat thread got me curious. Are there any decent dive light options that take regular batteries, especially AA? I’m not thinking of the multiple C battery options (which I refer to as “bash a fish on the head” lights).
     
  2. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    The ones I know that have an option between Lion vs nimh reduce the light intensity quite a bit, like a 650 lumen light becomes a 350 lumen light.
     
  3. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

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    Is there any viable indication charging equipment had anything to do with the fire?
     
  4. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

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    NiMh is still a rechargeable. Does the OP think NiMh is OK but Li-on is not?
     
  5. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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  6. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    Not sure. They are less prone to violent episodes though. All batteries carry risk, they just vary in degree.
     
  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have no clue about the boat fire. I just got curious since the lithium battery powered lights seem to have taken over the market.
     
  8. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    IFL660-R

    depending on the driver and battery compartment size, there may be others that would take 2xCR123A

    one issue that might not be addressed IF the cause was a battery fire is whether the battery in question was ICR, IMR, INR, or IFR. ICR is the highest capacity and also the most dangerous, but newer IMR/INR batteries are safer with nearly the same capacity. it would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater to ban all rechargeable lithiums if in actuality it was only ICR that was the issue. Another issue that might not be addressed is inadvertent charging of a NON-rechargeable battery. There was an incident with OSTC at a scuba show in europe where that occurred.
     
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  9. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

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    Tovatec Fusion series gives options. I have a 260, which uses 1x14500 but has a screw on extension tube that increases the length and it can take 2xAA. They have a couple larger versions as well that take various battery combos.
     
  10. hammet

    hammet Manta Ray

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    I was gonna order the sealife mini900 yesterday when I gots to thinkin'....
     
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