Dive Lights

Dive Lights

Post by Jon Wa » Sun, 05 Sep 1993 02:50:11


I'm going out to California in a few days and plan to do some night diving
while I'm there.  I'm also going to Bonaire in October ands will night dive
there.

What lights do you recommend ?  I was thinking of getting the UK-400, but I
don't really know what it takes to see where you are and enjoy the creature
s .  Also are they a good light, how long do the batteries last, etc?
I want to buy something I won't have to replace because of quality or
function.

Any one else going to be in Bonaire Oct 2-10?

Thanks,
Jon

 
 
 

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Post by Steve Mey » Sun, 05 Sep 1993 05:54:13

I really like the IKELITE 4 C-cell lights
the best (2rows of 2 cells).

I have a UK1200R and a UK400 too.
The IKELITE has NEVER leaked.
The UK has been flooded twice;
have to be careful to***the cap on just right.
Call me at Hewlett Packard - Colorado Springs
if you want more info - TELNET 590-2261

                             - steve meyer -

 
 
 

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Post by George Spaldi » Wed, 08 Sep 1993 09:06:07

I have always had greet luck with UK lights. I ahve one that I bought,
and three my wife and I have found while diving, all of which still
worked when we found them. The 400 is very bright, particularly the
halogen model. Just keep your o-rings lubed and you'll have no problems.:

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey R Ke » Thu, 09 Sep 1993 05:56:12


Quote:

>I have always had greet luck with UK lights. I ahve one that I bought,
>and three my wife and I have found while diving, all of which still
>worked when we found them. The 400 is very bright, particularly the
>halogen model. Just keep your o-rings lubed and you'll have no problems.:

I like the Pelican lights.  I have a King Pelican, 8 D-cells, dual filament
halogen bulb, and both lenses (spot and flood/spot) which can be switched for
different visibility conditions.  It has an adjustable grip which can be a
pistol or lantern type.  It is positively buoyant.

If you prefer better redundancy with somewhat less power than the Kings 100K
candlepower, they also have a Dual Six which has redundant battery supplies
and dual filament bulbs.  Highly recommended if you use rechargeables.

On the backup side, I *had* an Ikelite Mini-C which did well until I took it
to 120' and it flooded.  I haven't decided on it's replacement yet.

[\] Jeff Kell - PADI AOW [\]