Yes, I know this is the BLF, this is the other extreme!

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Yes, I know this is the BLF, this is the other extreme!

OK, it’s a diving light.

I ran into this when I was looking for something else and it caught my eye… Yeah, check the price and the depth. Other than that I found the other spec’s to be unexciting.

I know, I know, this is the BLF, and it would take a budgeted amount for a very long time to buy this. I’m not suggesting that anyone do that.

http://www.beamq.com/scubapro-underwater-torch-for-scuba-diving-180-mete...

I suppose if someone can handle the special breathing air mixes to go down 400’ then the price is nothing. But the performance of the light is the pits. Maybe it can be modded? Smile

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is 180 meters really far or something? For how robust it is they at least should have given it a little more power.

260 lumens…..

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It’s a real looker too…

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PD68, it’s a diving light. Yes 400 feet requires significant pressure proofing due to the depth. It’s far from normal scuba depth and requires special “stuff” even for the diver to survive.

I agree though, I thought the performance, other than the depth, was fairly, well, 15 years ago.

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Am I missing something here? This light http://www.scubapro.com/en-US/USA/lights/products/novalight-720r.aspx is 700 lm, rated to 300 meters, and is $90 :S

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What are normal diving lights rated at? 180meters just doesn’t seem that far for the clueless person I am.

They could have bumped it up to 500 or so lumens and kept the same dive rating, couldn’t they? Or are there huge losses in a lens that thick?

Maybe this one is just a remnant of cutting edge 10 years ago that never sold out.

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Yes, they absolutely could have PD68. That’s my point, and the price. It just doesn’t work for me either. I wonder how many of them they sell? I also wonder how many years ago they designed the thing.

I wasn’t suggesting that it was state of the art or worth the price.

Yeah 400’ is something special with special ratings and special breathing mixes that contain helium instead of N2. The everyday scuba person does NOT do 400’.

BTW, I don’t do SCUBA, but I have brushed up against it.

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I don’t diving & haven’t followed dive lights in a few years but I recall Barbolights were pretty decent for their build/performance ratio, no? Perhaps a diver could chime in & maybe my 411 is severely outdated. Perhaps there much better dive lights out there nowadays…

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Not a diver as well, but I do know Wiseled/Wisedive. Expensive as well, but they seem to have really well engineered products… Worth checking out just for the coolness in my opinion.

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Recreational dive depths are in the range of 0-130 feet, depending on training, health, etc. There are a host of “specialties” available, including “nitrox” or enriched air- higher percentage of O2 to displace N2. As mentioned above, depths of 400’ would use a tri-mix gas.