Best dive light regardless of price

Best dive light regardless of price

Post by anon » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00


What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense spared  
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Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Les Klusk » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00

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>What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense spared
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OMS Phantom - 30W, about $700US
UK8R, 30W, about $150US

 
 
 

Best dive light regardless of price

Post by j.. » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00

: What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense spared  

    Hmmm...if power is the goal, Ikelight makes a 50W light for video
work.   If there's an ungodly need for light, I'd stick a marine battery
and a 400W metal halide in a good case.  :-)

 
 
 

Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Nicholas Rado » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00



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> What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense spared
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250 watts:
http://www.extreme-exposure.com/apollo-12-24-specs.shtml
 
 
 

Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Tony Nespo » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I would say AQUA LITE, the canister type. The light head is the smallest,
lightest with the best magnetic ON/OFF switch. Light heads can be switched
in 5 seconds from 35-200W. Composite canister without latches to snag on.
Dual output for two heads. Breaks into light head, ext. cable and 4  1/2"
canister in 5 seconds for easy clean-up and storage.
Tony
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Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Karl Edmar » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

There are no "bad" diving lights, just "bad" applications.  My favorite
primary is the NiteRider Digital NR4000 (www.niterider.com).

I think you will find that some of the underwater video lighting systems
will deliver way more power than you will ever want, unless, of course, you
are shooting video.

-Karl

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Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Dan L. Volke » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Extreme Exposure makes the best/brightest/most dependable lights. They are
used by WKPP divers, and were used to break the world record with an 18,000
foot penetration at 300 feet deep, in Wakulla.
You wear the battery cannister on your right hip, and the light is worn on
top of your left hand, allowing full use of your left hand for whatever
needs to be done.
You can see these lights at  http://www.extreme-exposure.com/

They make a scaled down version more practical for recreational divers, but
still following the hip canister and light on top of hand configuration.

Regards,
Dan Volker


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Best dive light regardless of price

Post by tleema » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

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> What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense spared
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In the realm of lights made for diving, AUL Spectrum 100 w/a 100w bulb.

In the realm of lights not made for diving, Kanol 12.5 kw Arc light with
it's 8' reflector and 8 cylinder gas generator mounted on a dual axle
19' trailer... the kind of light you would see in from of a movie
theater during a movie premiere ( the housing for it is a ***).

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Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Bill » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Except for George the director who uses AUL. Even in the newest tape "doing
it right" you can see his light. Also some other divers in the WKPP also use
AUL. I think it should also be pointed out that Barry does make a good light
and as a member of Dan's group Barry will always get a small commercial
message anytime his buddies get a chance. So as I posted originally
determine the job and than look at the alternatives, price, quality and
dependability all being factors.
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>Extreme Exposure makes the best/brightest/most dependable lights. They are
>used by WKPP divers, and were used to break the world record with an 18,000
>foot penetration at 300 feet deep, in Wakulla.
>You wear the battery cannister on your right hip, and the light is worn on
>top of your left hand, allowing full use of your left hand for whatever
>needs to be done.
>You can see these lights at  http://www.extreme-exposure.com/

>They make a scaled down version more practical for recreational divers, but
>still following the hip canister and light on top of hand configuration.

>Regards,
>Dan Volker



>>What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense spared
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Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Bjoern Mehlho » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Hello,

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> What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense
> spared

I think the TrebleLight D1c with the XENARC inside is the best - very  
bright light (like about 120W Halogen - an 4300 K light-colour).  And  
only 35W consumption!

Bjoern

 
 
 

Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Terrell Jone » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Do they have a website that's in English?
Quote:

> Hello,

> > What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense
> > spared

> I think the TrebleLight D1c with the XENARC inside is the best - very
> bright light (like about 120W Halogen - an 4300 K light-colour).  And
> only 35W consumption!

> Bjoern

 
 
 

Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Tony Nespo » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00

It is bright and it is efficient but it is not the best. All arc lights have
disadvantages. They start dim and gradually increase the brightness. It
takes about 30 seconds. Definite problem in frequent ON/OFFs. The High
Voltage ballast can be dangerous and is therefore should be stored housed
the handle. This makes the handle too fat for comfortable holding or
clamping. Another minus is that you have one light, one brightness. So if
you want less light, you must buy another entire light. The biggest con is
the price. You are also looking at some serious money for the bulb
replacement as it must be factory serviced. The light head can't be
disconnected from the cable and it is therefore not easy to store. An extra
care must be taken not to bend the cable in area where it exits the lights
head. If you are looking for video light and need some true color for flesh
tones, this could be the choice. However as a diving light, far from it.
This is a design problem with 99% of all the diving lights. The power cables
exit all the canister lids at 90 deg. angle and will get eventually damaged
by use, improper storage and transporting. If you pull on the cable or it
gets snagged, where does the cable bend most severely? I'm sure you can
figure this one out. That is the trouble spot and this principle applies to
every electrical device on the market. Strain relieves help somewhat, but it
is a just a matter of time.  How to prevent the inevitable?
You could start with wire stranding. Finer the wire and more individual
strands means greater flexibility and smaller bending radius= less chance of
failure. AQUA LITE uses 64 strands per conductor. Does anybody out there
know how many strands his "BEST" light has or  it is not important? Clear
acrylic canister, "Proven Design". BS. If you accidentally drop it on, you
are buying another one. It is glued and the material is fragile. Why don't
they make it out of Polycarbonate (LEXAN)? It is difficult to glue and more
expensive. Acrylic is good enough. NOT THE BEST but good enough. What about
aluminum? Better but if dropped, it can bend and permanently distort and
then it will leak. About other plastics? Ozone, resistance to chemicals,
oils, gasoline and diesel fuels, they all affect the plastics. Thermal
expansion is also big factor to prevent leaks. Plastics are not
dimensionally stable over a large  temperature span. We could go on and on
about every single part which makes a diving light. It is more complex then
meets the eye.

It's amazing how opinionated people are without any facts. As I'm reading
the statements about which lights are the best, not one single "WHY".
Because most people are using certain brand  means only that the company is
good in advertising and promoting and not necessarily producing the best
lights.

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>Extreme Exposure makes the best/brightest/most dependable lights. They are
>used by WKPP divers, and were used to break the world record with an 18,000
>foot penetration at 300 feet deep, in Wakulla.

Do you thing those divers had the best lights? Extreme Exposure lights have
the same design flaws as I mentioned above so how can they be the best. If
they sponsored the Wakulla expedition or gave them a great deal on the
lights so be it. But it would not be wise to base opinion on that fact. To
be able to give a valid opinion, one must study all the facts for him self.
AQUA LITE stands in the category by it self. The design is unprecedented. It
has been engineered from the ground up by eliminating all previously flawed
designs by other dive light manufactures. AQUA LITE it is the best for now.
But who knows for how long? The technology and materials are changing and
our knowledge today is obsolete by tomorrow.
Tony
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>Hello,

>> What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense
>> spared

>I think the TrebleLight D1c with the XENARC inside is the best - very
>bright light (like about 120W Halogen - an 4300 K light-colour).  And
>only 35W consumption!

>Bjoern

 
 
 

Best dive light regardless of price

Post by Bjoern Mehlho » Fri, 01 Jan 1999 04:00:00

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> > I think the TrebleLight D1c with the XENARC inside is the best -
> > very bright light (like about 120W Halogen - an 4300 K
> > light-colour).  And only 35W consumption!
> Do they have a website that's in English?

Of course, they have a website. It is a server in the netherlands (.NL).  
But, I am an Usenet-user and no web-surfer, and I dont have the URL  
here. So, please contact Yahoo or anoter searching-engine to find out.

If you want to have the snail-mail-adress, I will find out for you.

Bjoern

 
 
 

Best dive light regardless of price

Post by D. Barro » Wed, 06 Jan 1999 04:00:00


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> What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense spared

Ikelite Super Modulite at 200,000 candle power (not sure if still available)

Later, Dave B.
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Best dive light regardless of price

Post by ik » Wed, 06 Jan 1999 04:00:00

At least someone included insignificant little ikelite in the
possibilities.  Actually, our SPd is one of the very fine super bright
lights on the market, with intensity that rivals most 100 watt canister
lights.

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Quote:
> What is the best / brightest / light on the market ?  ( no expense spared

Ikelite Super Modulite at 200,000 candle power (not sure if still available)

Later, Dave B.
      =================================================================
       David N. Barron, Northern Maritime Research
       (Northern Shipwrecks Database - 65,000+ records on CD-ROM)
       http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~ad514/Profile.html  (case sensitive)