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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)
    66.7%
  2. 1050 Lumens 5° 28000 cd

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. OrcaTorch

    OrcaTorch Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    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.

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  2. scubadiver888

    scubadiver888 Divemaster

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    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.
     
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  3. OrcaTorch

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    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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