After lots of renderings, CAD designs, the GatLight (formerly known as Gatling Light) is born. Here photos of the fully submersibly WATERPROOF GatLight (123 and PILA 168S version). Here is also a video clip to prove it.
Here is a link to a photo-album containing the best photos taken so far.
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Here is a shot of the light submersed in saturated salt water
Then here the PILA 168S version...
The light is regulated, will use a LuxeonIII. Brightness can be adjusted with a screw driver by removing the battery and driver. You can set the current anywhere between 100ma and 1000mA. The light will is stainless as well as Titanium. And the light will be waterproof to probably 100 to 200ft (still needs testing). Then the lights will also have serial numbers.
Here 2-stainless-PILA, 4 Titanium 123 and 5 Stainless 123
Then here is a formal description:
The housing design:
- Designed to maximize thermal efficiency by maximizing exposed surface area.
- Mechanical housing assembly analyzed using finite element analysis (FEA) in order to insure structural integrity under stress.
- Materials: 316 Stainless steel or Titanium (both with hand polished finish)
- Water sealing designed to withstand depths greater than 1 meter
- Aerospace grade 100 deg. flat head screws per military specification NAS662
- Housing screws thread staked for added durability.
- Assembly performed in accordance with qualified spaceflight hardware procedures and requirements, in order to maximize reliability and quality.
- Silicone environmental seals fabricated with the use of high vacuum degas process.
- High precission components: <0.0005" tolerance
- Heatsink bars pressed into main body under >500lbs axial force in order to maximize thermal efficiency.
- Circuit board designed to meet the requirements of IPC-A-610, Class 3 (High reliability) And NASA-STD-8739.3 (The same requirements applied to spaceflight circuit boards)
- 3oz copper plating to provide maximum thermal dissipation.
- Circuit designed to handle up to 2000mA of current for short durations.
- Adjustable current from 100mA to 1000mA
- Future versions up to 1500mA (K2)
- Circuit board assembly performed by NASA qualified technician per NASA-STD-8739.3
- LED mounted to circuit board using high performance thermal dissipation pad commonly used in spaceflight applications.
- Circuit board epoxy potted using aerospace grade thermally conductive epoxy to maximize thermal mass and conduction surface area
- Preliminary circuit design rated to 85 deg. C
First Run Units: all 40 units are sold and assigned.
- Assembly tested using laboratory grade test equipment and processes.
If you are interested to get notified when I open sign up for round two, send an email to mobile1 aat gmx.ch
A link to a 3d web model can be found here. A video with photos and images that proof the light is submersibly waterproof is here.