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    Default New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    This is a link to a review on the Oceanic website for there new 3 LED Scuba diving torch.

    http://www.oceanicuk.com/pdf_files/O...view%20New.pdf

    I am not affiliated in any way to to the following:

    In the UK godive.net have it on special offer, for a limited time it is only £119.00 usual RRP is £185.

    If anyone has one could you please post a fuller review here. It only puts out a rather rubbish 350 Lum. I think we could easy get this up to 750...

    Thanks

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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    Not a bad looking light, would be nice to see a few P7's in it.
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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    Maybe this should be posted in the new scuba light sub-forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yucca Patrol View Post
    Maybe this should be posted in the new scuba light sub-forum?
    Do you mean we can't enjoy this flashlight under any aspect other than diving?

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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    Not sure, but lights designed for scuba are fairly specialised and there is a possibility that it may over heat if not used in water for more than a few minutes.

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    I don't doubt that someone has made use of the heat absorption of water to disipate heat in some specific diving light or another. Since most diving lights I've run across in the last few years can be used in or out of the water, I'd think it to be a competitive disadvantage to design the lights strictly for underwater operation.

    Non-divers have been using diving lights for years, without having to jump into the water to use them. Even HID such as a UK Cannon doesn't require diving use only. Run a search on Underwater Kinetics, Pelican and Princeton Tec, and you'll find they've been popular for general use since the start of this board.

    The thread is about the Oceanic OP 3X3 described in your linked pdf. Its need to be underwater use only would be the important issue, particularly since it was suggested that its discussion should be taken away from us non-divers to be discussed on a dedicated scuba forum. It runs three 3 watters with 3 C cells for 12 hours. That doesn't sound like something that likely requires extreme water cooling methods. From what little is mentioned in the pdf, it sounds like a light all of us could enjoy, whether we're divers or non-divers.

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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    Yes i agree, I also think it could be easily upgraded, but i would like to see one in the flesh before taking the plunge....LOL...

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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    According to my Dive shop there are still quite a few lights being used today that need to be underwater when in use(probably for warranty issues).
    Not only that but you cannot just swap out parts with other lights like we do with non dive lights, the fit has to be perfect or you no longer have a working light. And on and on and on. ya I'm done.
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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Empath View Post
    I don't doubt that someone has made use of the heat absorption of water to disipate heat in some specific diving light or another. Since most diving lights I've run across in the last few years can be used in or out of the water, I'd think it to be a competitive disadvantage to design the lights strictly for underwater operation.

    Non-divers have been using diving lights for years, without having to jump into the water to use them. Even HID such as a UK Cannon doesn't require diving use only. Run a search on Underwater Kinetics, Pelican and Princeton Tec, and you'll find they've been popular for general use since the start of this board.
    Hi Empath you might want to read the link below. There are a lot of dive lights out there that should only be used underwater.

    http://www.uwkinetics.com/product/121
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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    Thank you. I may not agree with your term "a lot of", but it's obvious that there are some water-cooled lights out there. I appreciate the link.


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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Empath View Post
    Thank you. I may not agree with your term "a lot of", but it's obvious that there are some water-cooled lights out there. I appreciate the link.

    Yes the word a lot might have been over the top.

    Here are two more.

    http://www.salvodiving.com/rebel_led_lights

    http://www.diverite.com/products/cat.../lt6250led-700
    Last edited by jtivat; 01-20-2009 at 07:31 PM.
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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    Again, thank you.

    If discussions of those types of lights ever becomes frequent enough that their presence in the group becomes reasonably noticeable, you might give consideration to asking about the creation of a "Water Cooled Lights" forum. Water cooled lights wouldn't be much of a threat to dragging off our mutually used lights, and it could possibly permit more freedom in discussing specific application.

    Perhaps a "Water Cooled Lights" subforum in our 'Beyond Flashlights - General Light Discussion' area, would even permit discussions of lights attached or built into equipment.

    It's something all of us could consider...... someday.

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    Default Re: New Scuba Light, Oceanic OP 3x3.

    I would be very keen on that, why not suggest the idea to Greta.

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