I wonder when new models of the Barbolight U15 will be available. Roughly a year ago I purchased a U15 with SSC P7 and it is an almost perfect light.
However, as I need another primary dive light (will then give my U15 to my girlfriend) I am wondering whether Barbolight will soon bring out some new models using newer LED's such as Cree XML or some Luminous SST-xx LED's (or multi LED etc).
Has anybody information on time schedule of new models? Does anybody know when their website gets online again? (Didn't yet get a response to my email :-(
Because: Although U15 is a very good light, I would not like to buy the exactly same light for the same price again. There are two disadvantages: The U15 is just a single mode light (full output or nothing) and as I mentioned, it does not make use of an more or less up-to-date LED.
So, I am looking for a light that is almost as a barbolight, but with at least more light output (if runtime is OK, it's not that bad when there is just one output mode). The only lights I found that would match the criterias are:
* Xtar D31
* Xeccon D3 (from the pictures and specs posted here in candlepower forums in another thread)
* WiseLED Tactical NG
* ED-I Dive lights
I've read in here it is too bulky and too heavy. However, all other specs would just match my criterias: More light output than U15, still "a torch" (not umbilical), different modes of output, not too expensive (as I will probably want to buy another Barbolight when they come out some time!! So there is good chance, the one I am buying now is just a temporary solution :-)).
- I doubt about its build quality and reliability
- 6x 18650 is also at the limit... I would say :-)
- It is waterproof for just 40m (-> again build quality)
They look very similar to the Barbolights. So they could also be very good. Big question here: Availability and where to buy?? Now! :-)
Sounds fine - almost as fine as the advertising for Coast/LED Lenser lights. So, does this light do/have what they promise? Can it be recommended?
It is very expensive. So if I would buy a WiseLED, then it should be my primary light for the next 2 years... (not just intermediate solution) Which means, it really should be as good as a Barbolight having a more powerful LED!
I just found some pictures and specs on their website. Pictures look not like real photos. Are these lights already in production and available? Where to buy? Any experience with it?
If anybody has information to some questions/lights from above or any hint on another light - please share...