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Salvo/Dive Rite/Sartek

Discussion in 'Lights' started by eandiver, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. eandiver

    eandiver Solo Diver

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    For those of you who use them would you give me the advantages/disadvantages of the 4.5 amp 10 watt adjustable beam canister lights made by Salvo, Sartek and Dive Rite. They all seem to be similar in price and design. Looking for a good night, cavern, intro to cave light.
     
  2. SDAnderson

    SDAnderson Dive Charter

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    I think you may be stumbling across a fundamental truth about dive lights: the constraints of engineering and technology make all of them fundamentally similar. All three companies have good records for execution, thus availability, price and even fashion become important factors.

    I own a Sartek 10 watt and have been very happy with it, though I have had problems with the exposed switch and had to have them install a collar around it. I have used a number of different DiveRite lights over the years and have been happy with them, though I have had occasional problems with them flooding. My experience with Salvo is more limited, I've played with a 21 watt but haven't been wet with it yet - though I like what I see. Barry Miller certainly has a world-class reputation for designing and manufacturing lights.
     
  3. AdamHorsman

    AdamHorsman Solo Diver

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    When researching a few replacement components for my Sartek 10 watt, I found www.solarc.net, a division of Welch Allyn. It appears that they provide the bulb, and the ballast for many of the big names in the HID community.


    Adam
     

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