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OrcaTorch D530 1300 Lumens 8° VS 1050 Lumens 5°

Discussion in 'OrcaTorch' started by OrcaTorch, Mar 15, 2019.

1300 lumens 8° 19240 cd VS 1050 lumens 5° 28000 cd, which one do you prefer?

  1. 1300 Lumens 8° 19240 cd

    10 vote(s)
  2. 1050 Lumens 5° 28000 cd

    5 vote(s)
  1. OrcaTorch

    OrcaTorch Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    We’re running the D530 dive light survey and would love your vote. Please let us know what you think. Thanks!

    Learn more about the OrcaTorch D530 dive light.

    D530 1300 LUMENS 8° VS 1050 LUMENS 5°.jpg
  2. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: North America
    I answered 1300 lumens with an 8 degree beam but I don't think the answer is really this simple. I have a few dive lights which are in the 1000 to 1200 lumen range at full brightness. They are typically an 8 degree beam. These seem fine to me. A more narrow beam isn't really necessary. I picked the 8 degree beam with the understanding that I could reduce the lumens. All my dive lights tend to have a 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% mode. Even a 100% (1300 lumens), 50% (650 lumens) and 25% mode (325 lumens) would be good.

    In clear water I'd want the higher lumens but in brackish water with a lot of backscatter, reducing the lumens is a must. So being able to step down the lumens is important.
    OrcaTorch likes this.
  3. OrcaTorch

    OrcaTorch Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    Thanks for your suggestion. 1300 lumens with 8 ° 19240cd , while 1050 lumens with 5° 28000cd, The D530 have two lumens modes high and low.

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