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Ideal Lights

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Capt. T. Goetz, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    I'm now looking for a light that i can mount onto my full face mask. Preferably light weight, single handed operation, and an adjustable beam. I have already searched the web but I'm looking for some fresh opinions.

    ( p.s. sorry for posting a thread again about lights but haven't found another one ):

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  2. DogDiver

    DogDiver Manta Ray

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    Dive Rite LX 20.
     
  3. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    like the 1100LM but not an adjustable beam. A must for me otherwise it'll shine into the mask/
     
  4. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Why do you need an FFM?
     
  5. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    I've had one for the last year and it's pretty sweet. Also helped get me an extra specialty towards AOW back then. It's not for extreme cold or deep depth, but it's handy at 75ft for an hour or so. And i don't use coms so i'm not that* kind of diver.
     
  6. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    Does anyone have a bad experience with Big Blue lights, and would you use one?
     
  7. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They'd fine for cameras and videos. The lumen output is wildly overstated along with burn times. Would not use one as a primary, they don't have regulated output.
     
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  8. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    what would you use instead, mares, light and motion (L&M), Orca Torch (550 or 950 models..)
     
  9. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    i am debating between orcatorch d530 1300 LM and bigblue 1100 LM. any verdict for the two manufacturers, bad experiences?
     
  10. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    I have OrcaTorch D530 and D550 torches. Both are good torches, but neither has an adjustable beam that you mentioned you want in post #3 above.

    You also mentioned that you want single hand operation...I assume from a mask mounted position. If that is the case then the D550 would be my recommendation as push on/off sealed magnet tail switch is simple and easy to operate with one hand even with thick gloves. The switch on the D530 may be a little more difficult to hit with a gloved hand with the torch's body out of your field of view.

    -Z
     

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