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Xtar D26 1600

Discussion in 'Lights' started by wKkaY, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

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  2. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Link to info on D36?
     
  3. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Tripoli
    53
    7
    8
  4. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manassas, VA
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    Thanks for the link. But a "narrow" beam of 53 degrees does not sound like the ultimate scuba light (for my needs)
     
  5. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Tripoli
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    d36 is perfect for my needs.. it has the narro 50 beam 1600 and wider 140 beam 4000lm at same time..
    basically its a combination for my d08 and d1600
     
  6. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Yeah, if it had an 8 degree beam and a beam in the 700 - 110 degree range, that would make it perfect for me. With a narrow beam of 53 degrees, I would still have to carry and use a real spot beam, for signaling. 53 degrees is way too wide for signaling and too wide for turbid water. That would create way too much backscatter.
     
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  7. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Just an FYI, LightMalls.com is claiming to have the D26 1600 in stock, and for $80 with free shipping. Regularly $88.95.

    Buy Xtar D26 1600 diving torch Cree XHP35 HI led Max 1600 lumen flashlight 100 meter diving depth , from for $88.95 only in Website. Worldwide Fast Free Shipping!

    I have not gotten to really try mine yet. I took it in the water Saturday and immediately discovered I had put a battery in that must have gone bad. I charged it about a month ago and it turned on pre-dive. But, once in the water all I got was two red flashes on the battery status LED and no light. After I got out, I put in another battery and the light worked, so I'm pretty sure it was just the battery.

    Oh, well. I'll get 'em next time. :)
     
  8. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Tripoli
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    The new Xtar Line discharges way too fast in OFF mode.. i noticed it first in my d08 and now with d26 1600..
    the new 1600 model led indicator is sometimes inaccurate (i have it flickering on 5% and it keep working for more than 30 mints full power)
     
  9. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Thanks for that tip. I wonder just how fast. I normally put freshly charged batteries in at the start of the day and leave them in all day. I wonder what that means for the charge level if they've been in for 4 - 6 hours before I start my dive.
     
  10. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Tripoli
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    i leave my battery for days or even weeks.. never had serious problem with old d26 but with new models leaving battery for a week or two could get me up to 40% less charge
    in your case i don't think there would be any difference from full charge..
     
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