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REVIEW: OrcaTorch 2700 lumens canister light D620 by Alec Peirce

Discussion in 'OrcaTorch' started by OrcaTorch, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    I posted that same question on their Facebook page about 2 weeks ago. Their response was "2 months". So, I guess it is still far from ready. :-(
     
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  2. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    They are frantically working to get it ready for DEMA. I have some info but I can’t disclose until after DEMA.
     
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  3. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    What year?

    :p
     
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  4. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    Yeah yeah yeah :wink:
     
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  5. hxtk

    hxtk DIR Practitioner

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    Hearing that it's delayed another two months gives me hope that they're responding to complaints and going back to taking 8 individual 18650 cells, like the community wanted.
     
  6. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    The D630 is on display at DEMA. Can you spill some beans now?

    The video in the OrcaTorch DEMA thread shows the D630 having 4 (?) LED emitters and someone posted specs saying 3000 lumens.

    What are the LED emitters in it? There are 4 of them?

    What is the beam angle?

    I cannot fathom why they would change the light head away from a single XHP70! The XHP70 is rated for around 4000 lumens. I also am highly skeptical that a light head with 4 LED emitters can achieve the desired 6 - 8 degree beam angle for the spot.

    All in all, I'm withholding final judgment until actual specs are given, but so far I am very disappointed.
     
  7. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    This is the info I had, seems to be at odds with the specs above.

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  8. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Thanks, @RainPilot.

    Do you think the beam angle is really 8 degrees?

    Do you know what the dimensions of the light head are? It looks like it would be fatter than the D620 light head.

    5 x LEDs and 5000 lumens suggests it has XM-L2 LED emitters. That is very disappointing. I would rather have one XHP70 in a much more compact light head, with only 4000 lumens, a long burn time, and a very tight beam. Or possibly 3 x XHP35 LEDs for the same output in a smaller and more efficient package (than 5 x XM-L2).
     
  9. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    Relax, you don't know the full story yet :)

    It may turn out much better than what you think or, probably, far worse :)
     
  10. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

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    Beam angle and the spread of emitters aren't directly linked. Each emitter will have a lense and there will be a reflector. There are other ways too which I'm not going to discuss as my company designs LED lights (For TV studios) and I'm not giving away freebies

    However I can assure you that with proper design you can get an array to replicate a point source, from there you beam angle is easy to design.

    That said I have no connection with Orca and don't know what they're actually doing, I just wanted to point out that it can be done
     
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