brightness of handheld light for the sound

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brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by GearHead » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:47 pm

Speaking from a product development perspective, there is a difference between a light made with low cost as the primary goal, vs a light which is designed and tested for performance and durability under more extreme conditions. Primary lights designed for technical diving need to be reliable 100m down and two plus hours into an overhead environment. They are more expensive for a good reason.

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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by H20doctor » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:25 pm

This thread is funny ... Where is dusty , he isnt commenting.. ?
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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by Grateful Diver » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:51 am

Jeremy wrote:
JJHACK wrote:I'm looking at handheld a light for searching some tight spots for octopus and other entertaining life in the sound. What lights are you using and opinions on power?


Brighter the better bro. Never heard anyone come out of the water yet complaining their light was just too darn bright...lol

Bright tight beam and sweet long battery life is the bomb


... but I've known several people who have come out of the water complaining that someone else's light was just too darn bright ... and sometimes they're talking about their dive buddy ...

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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by Jeremy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:06 am

Grateful Diver wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
JJHACK wrote:I'm looking at handheld a light for searching some tight spots for octopus and other entertaining life in the sound. What lights are you using and opinions on power?


Brighter the better bro. Never heard anyone come out of the water yet complaining their light was just too darn bright...lol

Bright tight beam and sweet long battery life is the bomb


... but I've known several people who have come out of the water complaining that someone else's light was just too darn bright ... and sometimes they're talking about their dive buddy ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)


Probably my buddies. I often try to shine my light into their eyeballs at least 2/3 times per dive. It's a fun game. But they are getting pretty good at quickly looking away these days

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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by Norris » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:18 pm

GearHead wrote:Speaking from a product development perspective, there is a difference between a light made with low cost as the primary goal, vs a light which is designed and tested for performance and durability under more extreme conditions. Primary lights designed for technical diving need to be reliable 100m down and two plus hours into an overhead environment. They are more expensive for a good reason.


Regardless of what type of light you use, tech divers carry 2 extra backup lights for a reason, use what works for you and what has proven reliability. Just because something doesn't cost a butt load of money doesn't mean that it wont fit your needs or be reliable.
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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by Norris » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:19 pm

H20doctor wrote:This thread is funny ... Where is dusty , he isnt commenting.. ?

Why would he need to comment?
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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by H20doctor » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:21 pm

Norris wrote:
H20doctor wrote:This thread is funny ... Where is dusty , he isnt commenting.. ?

Why would he need to comment?


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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by Norris » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:23 pm

Didn't see any questions directed at him, is why I asked.

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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by H20doctor » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:24 pm

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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by H20doctor » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:25 pm

Norris wrote:Didn't see any questions directed at him, is why I asked.

carry on
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Well if someone was talking about a light that I built and many divers are discussing it I would be involved to help and answer questions and there seems to be people here discussing his product that is locally made..
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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by Gdog » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:36 pm

This thread is heading south. I think we have covered the OPs question to every extent. If you have comments related to the OP question, please add them now. If not, there is no further need to post in this thread.

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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by JJHACK » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:22 pm

As the Op of this I guess I started out with a bang..... new to the site and such a popular conversation!

Thanks for the feedback and the ideas. Plenty to consider. I dove Redondo Saturday and Sunday. Learned a lot about the visibility of the sound at least at this location.

Again thanks for the welcome and the thought provoking ideas!
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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by spatman » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:14 pm

H20doctor wrote::stir:


I see things haven't changed much since I left. Except that they let you back in. :partydance: :stir: :spatman:
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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by H20doctor » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:17 pm

spatman wrote:
H20doctor wrote::stir:


I see things haven't changed much since I left. Except that they let you back in. :partydance: :stir: :spatman:


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Re: brightness of handheld light for the sound

Post by Gdog » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:24 pm

Thank you all for your input to our new member. Your thoughts and ideas are appreciated. However this thread has run its course. Locking.

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