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Old 10-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Have been looking for another light to use for night dives that will not blind my camera. From what I have read I need something that has a 90 beam or larger. Everyone I have seen so far is stupid expensive saw this one and wondered if anyone has experience with it? Thanks for any help!

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Old 10-20-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Sorry, the link does not take me to a light.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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Sorry dont know why its not working just go to gopro cameras/speargun camera brackets and when i bring it up its next to last at the bottom of the page
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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Buy an u/w video light. I like the SeaLife video light. It uses 4 AA batteries and I can get 2-3 night dives per set of batteries. It has 3 power settings and is small and not too costly. Dive Pros has them. Goodluck
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Has any one made their own light? I have looked at some of the cree led lights and they put out a lot of lightfor the price
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Firefish has made a light...... it's pretty awesome.... maybe he will post about it....
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
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I built one that has served me well for a few years now. It puts put 1100/2200 lumens depending on weather you have both LEDs on or just one.
The bad news is that it cost me about $500 to build including the machining costs.
My other light is a 50 watt hid video light from dive rite. It puts out 5500 lumens.
Together they produce almost 8000 lumens, and while they do a good job most of the time, I would love to have more light most of the time.
The one you are looking at produces 890 lumens. It will not be able to light the whole frame effectively.
You might be able to do some close up stuff at night ...as long as you have the light mounted far enough away from the lense to not backscatter every little particle in the water. You can never have the light far enough away it seems.
I have found that there are no cheap/easy ways to get the light your camera needs.
There are plenty of off the shelf solutions....but the good ones will cost you.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:09 AM   #8
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I have the DiveWise 5000 lumen light. It is a very bright white light with lots of features. However, it is pricey. The head is also pretty large and moderately heavy, which can be a pain when mounting the light far away (to the side) from the camera in order to reduce backscatter. It does not come with a way to mount the battery so I had to make something up. If I had it to do over again I would probably build a similar light.

My wife and I also have lights in the 800-1000 lumen range. They are great for dive lights but I cannot recommend them for video lights when shooting high quality video.

If you are looking for a dependable low-cost general purpose dive light, I can recommend the Big Blue 250 lumen light. They are sturdy, compact and easier on batteries that other LED lights I have tried. I am pretty sure MBT has them in stock. That's where I bought mine.

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