• Welcome to ScubaBoard

  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Primary Light for cave diving?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Germany
    644
    371
    63
    I'm using a Northern Light Scuba 40W Super Spot with dimmer as my main light head and have yet to find anything else I like as much. Bright (Very BRIGHT), tight beam, with just enough spill to the outside to let you see the walls of the cave, and the dimmer allows you to let oncoming divers live and makes it usable in the airspaces without overheating.
    The Focus and Thor lightheads, although quite good, just aren't in the same class.

    Michael
     
    Degenerate likes this.
  2. _Ralph

    _Ralph Barracuda

    461
    180
    43

    I usually dive in crap vis, the focus does work better than the LM there, I haven't compared them in the caves. Thanks for the post.

    _R
     
  3. taimen

    taimen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
    719
    338
    63
    Has anyone had an opportunity to compare DiveRite EX35 with LM32vf, Focus and other top of the line lights? I dive an LM32vf and I am happy with the light output but not so happy with the beam with it's dirty spot despite focusing. I am also looking for something I can take with me on a plane.
    EX35 looks promising on paper.
     
  4. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Springs, FL
    1,464
    949
    113
    I have been diving an EX35 for about 6 months. I have dove with buddies sporting both LM and UWLD primaries. I knew they were recent versions, but don’t pay much attention to what model they are. I have found the EX35 beam to be a little tighter than anything else I have compared it to. And brightness easily better. A couple time, I have dropped the setting down a level, to help balance lights for signaling.
     
    taimen likes this.
  5. taimen

    taimen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
    719
    338
    63
    Now that sounds pretty good... Have you figured out a good way to rig a tail loop for attaching a double ender? For some reason the EX35 lacks a machined groove for that purpose.
     
  6. Degenerate

    Degenerate DIR Practitioner

    225
    148
    43
    I'm not a cave diver or even technical diver, but...
    Came here to say the exact same thing, I love my NLS 40W, absolutely brilliant primary light.
    Very bright and tight beam, dimmer is also very nice.
    I don't have much else to compare it to really, but I don't see myself swapping it out for something else unless it completely dies on me.
     
    michael-fisch likes this.
  7. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Georgia
    562
    277
    63
  8. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hill Country of Central TX
    5,867
    5,370
    113
    Move it to classifieds?
     
  9. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    7,803
    5,465
    113
    Or delete it. It appears to be one of a series of sales pitches disguised as reviews.
     
  10. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Georgia
    562
    277
    63
    I'm not sales pitching anything. I bought the light and reviewed it honestly along with all other lights I posted. I don't have an stock of the lights sitting around to sell. If there is enough interest I can buy some at a discount and offer them as a discount. If there isn't interest no problem, no harm no foul. Just pointing out options that I know about and have personally.
     

Share This Page