Handheld Primary Light (Cave)

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tbone1004

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I have the bigblue TL4800. I like it quite a bit. On the highest setting it's comparable in intensity to my previous light, which was an expensive LM 20W canister light. I often use it on the 2nd highest setting, which gives it almost 4 hours burn time. I switch out the battery between dives.
or spend the same amount of money and buy the LX20+ which has the same output over the duration as the TL4800 does and comes from a reputable manufacturer that doesn't lie about their product performance and uses standard 18650's instead of proprietary battery packs...
 
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or spend the same amount of money and buy the LX20+ which has the same output over the duration as the TL4800 does and comes from a reputable manufacturer that doesn't lie about their product performance and uses standard 18650's instead of proprietary battery packs...
I've heard so many issues about the LX20+, though. Especially about having to shim the batteries, flooding, mid-dive shutting off due to battery contact
 

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I've heard so many issues about the LX20+, though. Especially about having to shim the batteries, flooding, mid-dive shutting off due to battery contact
can't say I've had those issues with either of mine and they're probably 300 or so dives in at this point
 

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I've heard so many issues about the LX20+, though. Especially about having to shim the batteries, flooding, mid-dive shutting off due to battery contact
From who? lol
They're one of the most common hanhelds out there
 
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From who? lol
They're one of the most common hanhelds out there
A lot of people on SB and the likes. Usually the people who have problems are more likely to post than those that work perfectly. Glad to hear it's a good light!
 

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I've heard so many issues about the LX20+, though. Especially about having to shim the batteries, flooding, mid-dive shutting off due to battery contact
I have never heard of or experienced any of those issues with the LX20+.

I use the LX20+ as my primary cave light. Cave diving is about the only diving I do now but it would be great for wreck and night diving too.
 

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Love Kraken but only 90 minutes burntime
 

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