Best light for a sailor

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Wellp, if you want a thrower with less spill (and who doesn’t?), there’s the old-timey HS-802 that’s been around for ages, but they usually come in only red and green emitters. And usually weird-ass no-name “brands” like XIQUOSHINE or whatever. Pretty good out of the box, but they make hella good hosts.

If you want a more modern version, there’s the UC20 that Anekim came out with. I got the green initially, and and it throws like Hell with the green CSMwhatever LED. It’s PCG, phosphor-converted green, so it’s not as if you only see green and black, but it’s wider band and you can still make out colors, even though the dominant color is green.

They just came out with a white one which they were nice enough to send to me, and damn, that throws like Hell, too, with hardly any spill because of the same deep HS-802esque reflector.

The green is only 1 mode, on/off, but the white comes with 12 modegroups and is kind of a stripped-down bisgotti like the Cometa has. Mine defaulted to group 1, 5 levels + strobe + bike + battcheck, but I switched mine to group 5, L/M/H and then group 12 of just 100% only, which I’m keeping.

The white’s still preproduction and from what I heard should be in Amazon in a few weeks.

I usually shine on trees a few backyards over and then “down the block” (through backyards), but I decided to hit the trees on the next block (over the housetops) and damn it lit ‘em up nicely! LOL

Nice small tight beam with the deep reflector throws oh so well. LOL

my review: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/78414

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0928HQ9WV/

Go crazy…

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Ach… as I suspected, assloads of generic ’802s.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-key...

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I use a Convoy C8 with a XP-L HI, it easily shines as far as my eyes can reasonably still recognize things on the water. More important is humidity, The Netherlands have extreme humid summer-nights so get something 5000K or warmer as these reflect the humidity in the air much less so you’ll see further into the haze. For work on deck you’ll need a headlight, for this use I like a hi-CRI light best so you’ll actually recognize what you’re seeing at a glance.

Try to keep the lights off for as long as possible thou as it takes long to get your night-vision back and you’ll never see all with a light.

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