Technical Dive Instructor
If somebody is selling a canister light (LED, HID, bright, Goodman handle), in good condition, please PM me with spec's and pictures!
In what way brighter? Lumen produced or lux delivered? They're not bad little lights those 'focusable' 10w Halcyons. They're not full variable focus but they're nice lights with useful beams and compact heads.Thanks, Graham. I am wondering if I can find something a bit "brighter"...
The Darkbuster was a 24w HiD fixed focus...? So an equivalent beam pattern from an LED would probably be around the 35w / 2500 lumen mark...if one were to upgrade from a 21w dark buster to an umbilical what would i be looking for?,
LED if possible,to be of an equal brightness,not so bothered by signaling just want to light up the wrecks
Yes i can vouch for that..I have the MB Sub VB-50...Brilliant torch.Definitely! I have had some pretty disappointing LED torches, too, but I believe LED is the future. I have seen the MB Sub Cave lights, and their 1200 lumen LED perform quite convincingly ;-)
Lumens are pretty irrelevant TBH as are the power consumption (esp when comparing different technologies). For a decent hot spot with Halo from an LED I'd try a 16w LED (or possibly 12w LED as it's cheaper with a more compact battery canister).thanks ill look into that,its an older dark buster which is 21w fixed focus brightstar bulb which i believe is around the 1200 lumen mark,but could be wrong
the darkbuster has a hot spot and a halo around that,i like that kind of bean,just got torch envy of my mates GF!
The MB Sub VB came out very well in the DX big light test with an average peak lux of 2947. The beam looks nice and tight as well - great for signalling but that means no halo.Yes i can vouch for that..I have the MB Sub VB-50...Brilliant torch.