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Advise on first Dive Light

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Tiago Machado, May 6, 2021.

  1. Tiago Machado

    Tiago Machado Registered

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    Hi,

    I'm not really a night diver, I do dives up to 35m during the day, what I find is that sometimes I miss a dive light to illuminate sea life within the rocks, and on wreck diving.

    I may do some night dives, but it will always be very occasional.

    I know that I don't need a very big light, but I'm not sure I can live with those so little that fit in the pocket (unless they are very powerful but they surely will be very expensive)

    I'm really on a budget there (up to 60€), so I wonder what would you recommend? I've received a Cressi Lumia Ultra Led (which I can return), 17cm by 5 cm, 250g w/ battery, the luminance (around 260 lumens and 25000 lux), and the light colour seems perfect, however the light may be a little too big and with too much lux for what I need?
     
  2. Mouth Breather

    Mouth Breather Solo Diver

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    Anything the BigBlue makes.
     
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  3. rick00001967

    rick00001967 Tech Instructor

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  4. Tiago Machado

    Tiago Machado Registered

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    Can you use the Gears 300 Mini as primary light?
     
  5. rick00001967

    rick00001967 Tech Instructor

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    you were asking about using a smaller light for day use etc. i think the mini would be great.

    if you want a better primary light i would go with the first one.

    maybe consider getting one of each. that way you can use the first one as your primary during a night dive while having the mini with you as a back up. then during the day you could just carry the mini.

    i use a plastic cable tie to attach a bolt snap to mine so i can easily clip it off to a dring when i carry them with me.
    DGX S/S Swivel-Eye {3.0 in | 7.6 cm} Small Sliding Bolt Snap
    just choose which size best suits your needs
     
  6. Tiago Machado

    Tiago Machado Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Portugal
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    I'll do that, buy something of the 300 size for day, something bigger for night dives.

    Unfortunately DGX products are not found in Europe, do you believe the one below may be similar to your DGX 300?

    Seac T5
     
  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Look for a slim aluminum body light that takes 1x 18650 lithium ion battery. Small, sturdy, and not expensive.
     
  8. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Up to $70? Not much in the BB range.
     
  9. Tiago Machado

    Tiago Machado Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Portugal
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    What do you suggest?

    I've been looking for that for lights below 60€ I believe they may be more expensive.
     
  10. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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