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UK HID light

Discussion in 'Lights' started by surfsidedav, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. surfsidedav

    surfsidedav Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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    Going on a trip tomorrow and went to test the HID and put in new batteries. It won't start. So I buy new Duracells thinking cheap batteries were to blame. Still won't start. I can see a spark in the bulb when I turn it on but it only lasts a second then it goes out. Is this a sign the bulb is bad or the ballast or both?
    Thanks,
    David
     
  2. charlie123

    charlie123 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA
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    I own a Light Cannon never had this to happen to me,kinda sounds like the ballast it could be in the switch I have had some issues with switch losen up all I did is take a #15 torx bit an retighten the screw been working good so far.Hope you get your light working.
     
  3. vintagediver

    vintagediver Barracuda

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    Location: San Antonio Texas
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    If you are getting arc but no light, it is the bulb.
     
  4. scubamarketing

    scubamarketing Dive Shop

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    I had this happen with one of mine and it was the switch. I think I just kind of bent the metal part of the switch a little bit and that fixed it. That was a while back, but I know I didn't replace the bulb.
     

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