Canister Lights - some budget can. lights

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Canister Lights - some budget can. lights

I see a bunch of interesting Can. lights on Aliexpress... 

 

> *Brinyte DIV10  (AliExp, AliExp, AliBeBay, eBay search, Amzn, ~$180; previously was $118): 

This is 3 x XM-L2.   The main question would be how the beam profile looks.  Of course it will have plenty of spill, but does it have a good hotspot.  

- If this light is anything like the quality of their other dive lights it would be one of the best can. light deals.

 

> Brinyte DIV06 (hereAli, eBay):  Single LED can. light.

I would like to try this one.  I don't know if that switch is reliable... not sure how it works.  I like how it runs on 3 x 26650s should have good runtimes, but canister seems long (10.5'') though my personal one is ~9.5''. 2.5A working current.  1yr warranty

And DIV09  (AliB, AliB, AliExpDRIS, eBay):   not sure how this is different from the DIV06, but I suspect it's brighter, either because higher current (2.8A) and/or higher flux bin Cree XM-L.  This probably replaces the DIV06??

 

> Video Canister Light: Brinyte 3 LED.  

 

I don't own any of these.  But they may be a great budget alternative to the high priced can lights.

It would be nice to hear some reports about these.  SB post on DIV10

 

Update:  Removed the Dyshineway lights - heard too many reports of poor quality.  Archon WH32, WH36 - no response from US distributor (LightnBeyond) - therefore I won't recommend. 

I'll update whenever I find better prices

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EDC lights are worth the risk but myself and so many others I know got the short end of the stick when ordering dive lights from buba.
Visa dispute center is useless when ordering from them. Definitely would not spend $500..

On the bright side you get to learn a lot because of all the swapping and modding of parts.

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Some people have had poor service with AliExpress.  But it really depends on who you deal with.  I mean the seller.  Like everything else - some are good and some aren't. 

Like I've said before.  I seem to be gravitating toward the Brinyte brand of dive lights because of the quality I've seen.  I've had great results with their line of lights. Smile    With other brands - not so much. 

 

So I edited my above recommendations to reflect that.  I thought it best to only recommend the premium / leading brand(s), since no one wants to return their dive light back to China for repair.  That would mean paying shipping and handling back to China and a long wait for their light to return back after warranty work.

I've done it and don't want others to have to deal with that.

נֵר־לְרַגְלִ֥י דְבָרֶ֑ךָ וְ֝אֹ֗ור לִנְתִיבָתִֽי   (Psa 119:105)   

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Try these (last week they had lots with 24 PAR30 bulbs for $99 shipped). And their bulbs are real bulbs… no Chinese junk.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&item=201011878862&pt=LH_DefaultDom...

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Hey MRT,
I’m interested in buying the Brinyte DIV10 or another can light. In your original post, you have it listed for around $118. Is there anywhere cheaper than this listing now?

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Try contacting Brinyte. PM’ing you an email address for their rep. They gave me some good prices, but shipping maybe a problem. Currently, I have only been quoted DHL shipping, but I am trying to see if they have cheaper options. The quoted prices are cheaper than what is provided by a lot of the online sellers.

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Or ask them through Alibaba what it would cost.   < that hyperlink goes to the Brinyte DIV10

 

Ask for item price + shipping to US - if that's where you live.

 

There's also this offer from DRIS.

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Yeah I asked them through Alibaba and have gotten lackluster results. They have asked for more than I could just buy the can on ebay, by $40 or so. I’ll just buy it there I guess.

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Rod911 wrote:
Try contacting Brinyte. PM’ing you an email address for their rep. They gave me some good prices, but shipping maybe a problem. Currently, I have only been quoted DHL shipping, but I am trying to see if they have cheaper options. The quoted prices are cheaper than what is provided by a lot of the online sellers.

I did the same via the Brinyte website contact page, postage on 5 lights with retail packaging and it was $15 to Aus. These were all EDC lights though, 3 cr123 and 2 × 2AA(1×14500), each package is maybe 10 × 20 × 3 (cms). Prices were good but then again they were clearing stock, but all are xm-l2.

Oddly though, I guess it was a follow up that led to the purchase. I had inquired of them, then never responded to their initial offer on those lights which was higher. Worked out well for me because a few weeks maybe a month or two later, the contact then emailed me with the clearance offer which was a very good deal.

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Well I’ve got a div10 coming in. I’ll be testing it a fair bit before giving it some cave use (believe me there will be backups).

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$15 AUS is a good deal.