DIVE LIGHTING LIBRARY

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PARTS - DIVE LIGHTING LIBRARY

TOGGLE SWITCH:

http://si.farnell.com/otto-controls/t7111b5/switch-spst-ip68/dp/1138735 (ON/OFF- for other posibilities check catalogue (ON-OFF-ON ; momentary ON-OFF-ON,......)

http://www.apem.com/toggles.html APEM USA - general

http://www.ottoexcellence.com/shop-by-department/toggle/ OTTO Excellence -USA

http://at.rs-online.com/ HALCYON TOGGLE SWITCH (rounded corners) Part No : 2508747454

datasheet ; EATON TOGGLE SWITCH code 7300K38 , 1PST (or SPST) , (30VDC/20A ); (125VAC/20/15/15 ); (250AC/6A)
http://www.eaton.com/ecm/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&allowInterrupt=1&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&noSaveAs=0&Rendition=Primary&dDocName=VOL11_TAB04


TOOGLE SWITCH ORIENTATION RING :

(It is usually part of a toogle switch made from thin metal sheet with inner teeth that catch switch notch and outer teeth that slips in panel groove to prevent rotation switch between tightening . But it is also unfortunately direct link for intrusion of water between space under boot through hole to dry side of lid. Switch notch and threads can be also sealed by some sealent , but this ring is good alternative. It sold separately.)

http://si.farnell.com/honeywell-s-c/15pa258/panel-seal/dp/1677637 panel seal ring for switches with diameter 11,9mm and notch HONEYWELL
http://sccatalog.honeywell.com/pdbdownload/images/15pa258.pdf datasheet

http://si.farnell.com/eaton/32-341/sealing-boot/dp/4519255 EATON

http://si.farnell.com/apm-hexseal/60064/bushing-seal/dp/4530093 AMP-HEXAL


BOOT:

http://eu.mouser.com/ProductDetail/APM-HEXSEAL/N1030/?qs=RNTjZpLRzVRlWLZjP4rj%2FQ%3D%3D
AMP-HEXAL ; HEXSEAL N-103 (silicone rubber) !!! : that boot have inside second seal - look on drawing of boot http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/29/n1030-15207.pdf ;

http://apmhexseal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/HEX400.pdf APM HEXAL general (read their catalogue - a lot of usefull information )

http://www.sealingscrews.com/rubberswitchboots.asp ZAGO

http://at.rs-online.com/ HALCYON SWITCH SILICONE BOOT Part No : 2508747779
http://www.alliedelec.com/Images/Products/DataSheets/BM/APM_HEXSEAL/70156495.pdf ( same as first one)

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REED SWITCH:
(mechanic switch ; senses present of magnet; but not linear just in specifed positions and distance ; S or N pole )

http://www.hamlin.com/technical-detail-reed-switch.cfm A lot of details (.PDF ) on what to be carefull when using them

http://www.hamlin.com/specSheets/AN104.pdf POSITION

http://www.hamlin.com/specSheets/AN110A-Tech-Reed_Switch_Selector_Guide.pdf SELECTOR

REED SWITCH molded in plastic to secure glass capsule

http://www.festo.com/cms/en-gb_gb/1013.htm plastic moulded switches from FESTO ( use only brown and black wire )

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?263774-How-about-something-like-the-AW-soft-start-but-with-a-normal-switch-and-one-stage
with add of power FET you can turn weak reed switch in powerfull cheap small switch ( condition is that must be magnet for ON state present ) , if you want to reed operate as pushbutton switch , you have toa add latching circuit. Electrolit capacitor is here used for Soft Start function to prevent slow firing of bulb wire - prolonge wire life.

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HALL UNIPOLAR SWITCH:
(electronic semiconductor switch (sensor) ;senses present of magnet ; UNIPOLAR senses just ONE POLE normaly S , BIPOLAR switch on pole change N-S (brushless motors))


How it works , what to be carefull on , choosing magnet,...... (look page 33 - power switch using hall )
http://www.melexis.com/Asset/Hall-Applications-Guide--DownloadLink-3715.aspx

http://www.bristolwatch.com/hall_effect/index.htm some example circuits

http://www.melexis.com/Search.aspx?sFor=Unipolar Hall Unipolar Switch

HALL SWITCH- hall switch

http://media.digikey.com/PDF/Data%20Sheets/APEM%20Components%20PDFs/IH_%20Series.pdf HALL PUSH BUTTON TYPE MOMENTARY SWITCH (hall sensor/switch and magnet are integrated both in the same switch ; circuit/switch itself is moulded in plastic , but button with magnet can be surrounded with water so no pressure effect . in that version works also joysticks and potentiometers.


MAGNET
for switch

https://www.hkcm.de/hkcm.php

http://www.springandballplungers.com/-c-50_130.html To hold softly magnet in position ''with click'' STAINLESS STEEL BALL PLUNGER


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PIEZO SWITCH :
(electro/mechanic switch work on deformation of quartz crystall ; switch only only on MOMENTARY PRESSURE CHANGE (so will not switch on slow descent of lamp to depth . Piezo swiches are normaly momentary switches -don't hold potential state after switching without electronics (discharging quartz crystal inside)) .

Scheme of piezo looks http://www.imagesco.com/catalog/sensors/switch-info.html ( piezo creates pulse , which charges capacitor inside and in combination with capacitor capacity and resistor is determined discharge function (time) that holds the FET open

For some microprocessor is that no problem because it can read state Hi/Lo output of switch in ms (better is prolonged version up to 1000 ms because it eliminate debouncing effect ), but if you want to keep Hi/Lo state ,you have to choose latching piezo or add normal piezo switc a latching mechanizm which keep state until next touch.

comercial lights with piezo switches :
http://yellowdiving.eu/ PERCH series and http://www.heinrichsweikamp.com/ (buckup , canister video light ) ,piezo switches is also used in diving computers like http://www.shearwaterresearch.com/

Basically piezo switch have two wire output . By momentarry pressing When have switch more than 2 wires there is need for power supply for (illumination , some special functions like latch ) switch is basically in NO function (Normaly Opened ). Switch is limited by voltage and current (determinated by FET inside ) and time capability .
Always choose component from producer catalogue with correct code !

httpl://www.baran-at.com/ BARN
http://www.baran-at.com/switches-smf code BARN : SMF6CAW1R (SMF series , 16mm diameter , prolonged version )
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?342418-Piezo-Switch-Experts CPF thread

http://www.apem.co.uk/ APEM ;
http://www.apem.co.uk/files/apem/brochures/switch-pushbutton-PBA-ENG.pdf ( with latch code APEM: PBA-R5-1-F-B-000 , with prolonged vrsion APEM PBA-R1-1-F-B-000)

http://www.schurter.com/ SCHURTER ;
http://www.schurter.com/en/Components/Switches/Metal-Line-Switches (select IP69K )

SHOP :

http://at.rs-online.com/web/c/schalter/piezo-schalter/piezo-schalter/
http://si.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=2028+204605&Ntk=gensearch&Ntt=piezo+switch&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&D=*piezo*+*switch* vandal resistant switch



ACCELOMETER
is special type of piezo switch which senses and measures shocks - acceleration from hold position to acceleration or fading of mass. (equation (F*t = m*dv ; means ; F=m*a)
Small mass is in that case glued on piezo crystal . From switching you need uC with programmed code (or operative amplifier with Schmidt trigger ). Accelerometer is used as switch in http://liquivision.com/ , diving computers. Key is that one accelerometer sealed in housing (best in the centre ) can detects many directions by tapping on enclosure which can simply replace many buttons by tapping directions basic 6 (full 10)
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LATCH CIRCUIT FOR PIEZO or REED or HALL :

http://www.bowdenshobbycircuits.info/page9.htm#toggler.gif most known is Bill Bowden circuit with NE556 (CMOS version) of dual timer(No 5.'' Relay Toggle Circuit using a 556 Timer )

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?307610-1200-Lumen-2D-Maglite-Mod same circuit adapted to PIEZO and MOSFET

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/medium/BBTS.PNG circuit scheme (my version is same but uses reed switch + pushbutton magnet )
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/switch_circular.JPGround PCB (used in my 1's HID)
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/rectangle.JPG rectangular PCB (used in my 2'nd HID)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYzNbbQN4PY some explanations

http://www.taskled.com/hallsw.shtml TASKLED - Hallsw
http://www.taskled.com/halltg.shtml - Halltg
http://www.taskled.com/techpiezotg.shtml -Piezotg

http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/750 POLOLU

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WET CONTACTS :
simple and effective : on two pins split from each-other is always present very small amount of electric tension air is insulation , water sea or fresh is conductor ( with exception of distillated water ). When submerged small current measured in uA flows through contacts and hold on open transistor or FET... When back out of water contacts dry and close circuit. It is possible also to charge lamp through thats contacts .That principe uses computers SCUBAPRO/UWATEC (aladin, Galileo, Luna, Sol) charging through contacts some Fa-Mi torches.

http://www.calradstore.com/40-655.html comercial

http://www.liquidlevel.com/products_switches_standard_sp_cnd-series.asp comercial

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/mokri_kontakti.gif some old scuba light it could be charged through contact (protected by diode for disch. battery)

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/1/4/5/7/2/a3929212-172-PumpActivator.JPG simple with FET

http://electronic-circuits-diagrams.com/alarmsimages/alarmsckt6.shtml level switch

http://www.selectronic.fr/includes_selectronic/pdf/NS/LM1830.pdf IC for detecting fluids

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LID / BATTERY/CHARGER........ PLUG /SOCKET

http://si.farnell.com/mc-multi-contact/22-1053/plug-gold-plated-stud/dp/1085560 Au ; with long screw
http://si.farnell.com/mc-multi-contact/22-1054/plug-gold-plated/dp/1085561 Au ; with built-in nut ( much better )

http://si.farnell.com/hirschmann-test-measurement/bug10-red/socket-4mm-red-pk5/dp/1176437 Ni-CuSn socket RED (must be short )
http://si.farnell.com/hirschmann-test-measurement/bug10-black/socket-4mm-black-pk5/dp/1176438 Ni-CuSn socket BLACK (must be short )

http://si.farnell.com/mc-multi-contact/22-1035-22-2340-21/plug-4mm-black-pk5/dp/1085465 safety plug for battery charger BLACK (charger cuould not be short- circued !)
http://si.farnell.com/mc-multi-contact/22-1035-22-2340-22/plug-4mm-red-pk5/dp/1085464 safety plug for battery charger RED


ELECTRONICS STORES ONLINE:

http://www.farnell.com/ UK

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/ UK

http://www.conrad.de/ce/ Germany

https://www.buerklin.com/default.asp?l=e Germany

http://www.avnet.com/ USA

http://www.digikey.com

http://www.mouser.com

http://www.newark.com

http://www.futureelectronics.com

http://www.alliedelec.com



DROP IN MODULES :

http://www.dealextreme.com/ MOTHER WEB OF ALL DIYs (LED, MODULE ,DRIVER,OPTICS ,......

http://www.lightmalls.com/

http://www.kaidomain.com/


http://www.malkoffdevices.com/ very nice drop in modules (very similar to the Hesser backups )

THE SANDWICH SHOPPE( parts , modules , enclosures ... )

http://www.solarforce-sales.com/ drop-in , batteries

http://illuminationsupply.com/ parts

http://www.lumapower.com/ parts +

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/ parts +

http://www.customduo.co.uk/ dropins for Petzl and some other lights

https://www.fasttech.com/ parts ++



BEST LED BIN at 6500K

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?89607-White-LED-lumen-testing GENERAL WHITE LEDS LM vs CURRENT ++

http://flashlightwiki.com/Brightness_Bins

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/16664

http://tweakers.net/ext/f/hjA4q70gfVyfQdc7qinSSH8z/full.jpg
picture of most common used led emitters together (size of die ) comparasion
(thanks Epsilon)



SSC: http://www.seoulsemicon.com/en/html/main/

CREE : http://www.cree.com/products/ledlamps.asp

LUMINUS : http://www.luminus.com/content1454
http://www.luminus.com/resource/Luminus_Eco-Systems_Brochure.pdf

SST(R) - 50 :

SST(R) - 90 : W65S-R11-GN (100-102 )

CSM -360 : http://www.luminus.com/products/datasheets/Luminus_CSM-360-W_Datasheet.pdf high CRI for VIDEO

SBT - 70 : http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?338122-Luminus-SBT-70-Announced small powerfull ROUND led emiter


OSRAM : http://www.osram-os.com/osram_os/EN/Products/Light_Emitting_Diodes_(LED)/index.html

OSTAR 4 die (18W) http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/92390.pdf (warm white !)

OSTAR 6 die (21W) http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/54240.pdf (warm white !)

http://www.magtechind.com/engine/file_writing/file_uploads/3YoRXiWIHRHa9dHs.pdf driver info about OSTAR's



OTHER (SPECIAL) LEDS

http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/ some special UV leds by wavelength , optic glue , AQUARIUM!

http://www.roithner-laser.at/ exotic leds , lasers , components ++ ( litle expensive )

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/ leds on Cu boards



COB LEDS :

( means Chips On Board large leds array intended to street lighting , but because of wide uniform and even light also used for scuba video aplications .
http://www.cob-led.com/What-is-cob-LED-chips-on-board.html . A disadvantage of usually presents a high voltage -( more than 36V DC ; more diodes in series voltage rises and more of these series coupled parallel rises of electric current ) .
That usually mean for portable aplications step-up driving circuit which usually don't have such great
Because it was light to illuminate the road was ideal sunlight tend to have the lights COB higher CRI which is also ideal for video .)



BRIDGELUX :
http://www.bridgelux.com/products/

CITIZEN : http://ce.citizen.co.jp/lighting_led/en/products/

SHARP: http://www.sharpleds.com/ledfamily.html


PHILIPS: http://www.philipslumileds.com/products/luxeon-cob

OSRAM : http://www.osram-os.com/osram_os/en/

CREE : http://www.cree.com/

LG :
http://led.lginnotek.com/

SSC:
http://www.seoulsemicon.com/en/

EVERLIGHT:
http://www.everlight.com/


PCB for leds :


http://www.led-mounting-bases.com/ costum PCB , soldering ....optics

http://www.sinkpad.com/sinkpad-starpcb.php Cu Star PCB

http://www.bergquistcompany.com/

http://dx.com/p/cree-xm-l-18mm-aluminum-base-10-piece-pack-126722?rt=1&p=2&m=3&r=2&k=1&t=1&s= 126699&u=126722DX Cu Star PCB buy

http://www.fasttech.com/category/1611/diy-kits-parts-base-plates Star PCB buy

http://intl-outdoor.com/products_new.html?page=5&disp_order=6 NOCTIGON Cu Star PCB buy

http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/showthread.php?291755-Noctigon-Goldpated-Copper-PCB-Heat-Sink-16mm-20mm-XPG2-XPE2-Nichia-219-XML2-MTG2

http://oshpark.com/profiles/Mattausinteresting PCB designs for LED drivers ++

http://drjones.nerdcamp.net/ firmware programs for led drivers ++



OPTICS :

http://www.revolux.com/Wissenswertes/Scheinwerfersysteme.pdf good to read about optics ++


http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.drop%20in%20modulesMOTHER WEB OF ALL DIYs (LED, MODULE ,DRIVER,OPTICS ,......

http://www.optimaxsi.com/Capabilities/Aspheres.php ASPHERICS LENS FORMULA, coatings , tests,.....

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?227073-FS-Cheap-Aspheric-Lens AHORTON ASPHERICS LENS !

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?278344-Formula-for-calculating-throw-using-aspheric-lens CPF thread on aspherics lens throw

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/double_aspherics.gif animated gif with double aspherics from wide to superspot

http://www.fresneltech.com/pdf/FresnelLenses.pdf FRESNEL LENS

http://modulatedlight.org/optical_comms/optical_various_sources.html FRENSEL LENS SOURCES +++

http://www.thorlabs.de/Navigation.cfm (Germany general ...LENS, MIRRORS,...)

http://www.phoenixelectroforms.com/ (parabolas)

http://www.edmundoptics.com/onlinecatalog/browse.cfm?categoryid=11 (general ...LENS, MIRRORS,...)
http://www.anchoroptics.com/ USA - part of EDMUND OPTICS

http://sekonix.en.ec21.com/LED_Lens--3382307.html (SEKONIX)
http://www.sekonix.com/upload/p7-2.pdf SSC P7

http://www.flashlightlens.com/str/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=display&ref=apps_specs (PLASTIC AND GLASS FLAT LENS FOR FLASHLIGHTS all dimensions )

http://www.dialight.com/Product/Category/177 (DIALIGHT)

http://www.fraensrl.com/prodinfo.html (FRAEN)
http://www.fraensrl.com/images/FXGR-N1-W1-XR79-0R-datasheet-Rev00.pdf (FRAEN focusable reflector)
http://www.fraensrl.com/images/Fraen_FRC_Datasheet.pdf (FRAEN reflector in LIGHT MONKEY LED and MBSUB CAVE)

http://www.optomarket.com/jsp/index.jsp (KHATOD)

http://www.ledil.fi/index.php?page=srt_led_type (LEDIL)

http://www.polymer-optics.co.uk (POLYMER OPTICS )
http://www.polymer-optics.co.uk/207%20-%2030mm%202.5%20Deg%20Reflector%20Collimator%20for%20Cree%20XLamp%20LEDs.pdf

http://www.ledlink-optics.com/default.aspx (LEDLINK-OPTICS ) .. some interesting optics lens for 3x LED

http://www.illuminationmachines.com/ (ILLUMINATION MACHINES )

http://www.lednlight.com/ (LEDNLIGHT )
http://www.lednlight.com/downloads_lnl/lednlight_en_CREE_XP-G2.pdf LENS fot CREE XP-G2 ++

http://www.carclo-optics.com/(CARCLO OPTICS )
http://www.carclo-optics.com/optics-for-leds/catadioptric/
http://www.carclo-optics.com/optics-for-leds/side-emitter/
http://www.carclo-optics.com/optic-12684-led-cree-xlamp-cxa-1507-white

http://www.optolife.com/ (OPTOLIFE) , DIY lens , aspherics.....

http://www.ledengin.com/ (LEDENGIN )
http://www.ledengin.com/files/products/lenses/LLNS-1T08-H_LLNS-3T08-H_LLNF-1T08-H.pdf

http://www.cvimellesgriot.com/products/AsphericGlass-Condenser-Lenses.aspx Aspherics

http://www.knightoptical.com/php/showCatPage.php?cat=1 (general ...LENS, MIRRORS,...)

http://www.newport.com/ (general ...LENS, MIRRORS,...)

http://www.zbattery.com/Maglite-D-Cell-LED-Reflector MAGLITE '' DEEP REBEL REFLECTOR '' part No. 108-846 (SST-50,SST,90 )

http://shop.dev-pein.de/Selbstbau/Reflektoren/ALU-Reflektor-Spot-79mm.html EKKP reflector 79mm spot for test tube lights( #230938 / airspeedpress)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Lumedyne+reflector+091W&N=0 VIDEO REFLECTOR WIDE (test tube lights )
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Lumedyne+reflector+091&N=0&InitialSearch=yes VIDEO REFLECTOR NARROW (test tube lights )

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/test-tubes interesting giant plastic test tubes ; possibly in use for some enclosure (strobe , led test tube,..)

http://www.luminus.com/resource/Luminus_Eco-Systems_Brochure.pdf optics for LUMINUS emiters

http://www.wavien.com/shop/rlt-collars/rlt-collar/ ultimate throw ++ (http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?364136-Black-Bullet-X-1-000-000-Lux-Candela&p=4266535#post4266535)

http://www.norlandprod.com/adhesives/noa%2061.html Norland Optical Adhesive 61 phospor protection for ''de-doomed '' led emiters

http://www.masterbond.com/tds/uv15-42cMaster Bond UV15-42C( bonds , seals , capable for mold optics ) huge temp range

http://www.wft.bz/ holographic films to difusing light ( videolight without any hotspots ) and still keep max output of light source




FRONT GLASS THICKNESS :

http://www.crystran.co.uk/userfiles/files/design-of-pressure-windows.pdf PRESSURE WINDOW calculator simple formula

http://shop.dev-pein.de/download/ik.pdf?phpMyAdmin=2eacc4a405099ee8e70c339d7fbacbaa DEV-PEIN catalogue page 97 (also you can get here glass )



VARIABLE FOCUS LED HEADS - IDEAS ( good or bad ;-))

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/Lucca_Brassi_FOCUS_LED.jpg bad one ;-(



HEATSINK:

http://www.pa-international.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129&Itemid=174heatsink simulator down on page
http://www.eevblog.com/2010/08/15/eevblog-105-electronics-thermal-heatsink-design-tutorial/

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/threads/168062 adjustable heatsink for MAG from CPF - good drop-in design
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a102/udownload/sink640.jpg

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/medium/PCB_HEATSINK_air_gap.png HEATSINK/PCB OPTIMIZATION FOR CLUSTER POWER LEDS +++

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_management_of_high-power_LEDs power led heat sink literature

http://www.luxeonstar.com/kb_results.asp

http://www.ledcoolers.com/round-pin-fin-led-heatsinks/ HI-END heatsinks

CONVECTION ( literature , calculator very usefull ,air heatsinks ) - in water we have CONDUCTION so small heat sinks inside torch body are USELESS !!!!!
http://www.altera.com/literature/an/an185.pdf

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/heatcond.html CONDUCTION

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/UK_C4_eLED_front_heatsink.jpg interesting crossection of ''recoil led lamp'' UK eLED (heat is spread direct to the water )

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/medium/waterwall.PNGmy vision of cooling METAL LIGHTHEAD with power LED ... power is not limited!

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/medium/cooling_in_plastic_lighthead_simple_way.PNGmy vision of cooling lighthead through PLASTIC LIGHTHEAD - simple way

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/medium/waterwall_in_plastic_housing.PNGmy vision of cooling lighthead through PLASTIC LIGHTHEAD - ultimate solution!

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/5565/adjustable_Cu_Heatsink-LED_holder.PNG my Cu adjustable heatsink for aspheric SST90 part1

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/5565/medium/adjustable_Cu_Heatsink_-ring.PNG my Cu adjustable heatsink for aspheric SST90 part2

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/81mm-_large_diameter.jpg possible way for flood/throw combination for power leds heat management ( not to heat each other )

http://www.thermacore.com/default.aspx HEATPIPES also for LEDs
http://www.1-act.com/led-thermal-management/

http://www.coolpolymers.com/ HEAT CONDUCTIVE PLASTIC ;-))
http://www.dsm.com/content/dam/dsm/automotive/zh_CN/documents/stanyl-tc-technical-details.pdf
http://www.nytex.com.tw/en/heat-sink.phtml
http://www.rtpcompany.com/products/conductive/thermally-conductive-compounds/



THERMALY CONDUCTIVE PASTE /GLUE/TAPE :

http://www.arcticsilver.com/ ARCTIC SILVER and similar compounds (datasheets , manuals ) paste aveable in local computer shops

http://www.bergquistcompany.com/thermal_materials/index.htm THERMAL CONDUCTIVE TAPE (electicaly insulated )

http://www.tapecase.com/c.667.1.1/polyimide-kapton-tape.aspx THERMAL RESISTANT TAPE (KAPTON electicaly insulated ) for LED insulation and other tapes

http://www.tglobalthermal.com/HEAT CONDUCTIVE FOAM ( filler ( removable ) in space between led driver and enclosure -( it is used at RAM and graphic cards filler between them
and heatsink - irregular shape )



THERMAL SWITCH :

http://si.farnell.com/multicomp/t23a070asr2-15/thermal-switch-nc-70-c/dp/1006843 last simple and reliability LED protection (forget to switch off out of water )
http://www.eska-fuses.de/Termal-Cutoffs_160.html small thermal cut-off in shape of diode
http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/625786.pdf


POTTING RESINS
(keep light electronics safe from moisture and flooding ) important things :
1.THERMAL CONDUTIVITY (more is better) , 2 DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES (less is better ) , 3. CURING EXTENSION/SHRINKING , 4. HARDNESS - (final state)

http://www.dymax.com/products/electronic/potting_materials/index.php

http://www.epoxies.com/potting.htm


ELECTRONIC PROTECTION

http://shop.lindinger.at/product_info.php?cPath=1743&products_id=9703901 SPRAY for protecting electronic from the possible salt or fresh water intrusion


QUALITY LED DRIVERS/LEDS:


http://www.led-tech.de/ SST-50 , SST-90 , drivers , components

http://www.leds.de/High-Power-LEDs/?redirected=1 drivers , components

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/threads/276105 9A LED driver WICHTEL
http://daoriginal.da.funpic.de//data/Buck%20Converter/powerbuck/PowerBuck_DS.pdf

http://pcb-components.de drivers 5A , 9A driver with option PWM

http://mysite.verizon.net/jminihane/id1.html 13A driver with low PWM for halogeb bulbs

http://www.powerconversion.com/products/cat/88/C-Class-non-isolated-dc-dc-converters famous LDO10C DC-DC step down
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?259313-Mag-3-quot-C-quot-SST-90-MG-aspherical-with-LDO10C-Driver-and-26650-s-UPDATE-VIDEO-ADDED

http://www.taskled.com/ quality led drivers

http://photonfanatic.com/ComponentsFS.html SST-50 , SST-90

http://www.amu-electronics.com/ Europe ( [email protected] SST-50 , SST-90)

http://avnetexpress.avnet.com/store/em/EMController/Optoelectronics/LED/_/N-100194?action=products&cat=1&catalogId=500201&cutTape=&inStock=&langId=-1&proto=&regionalStock=&rohs=&storeId=500201&term=SST-90&topSellers=&x=23&y=7 (AVNET -USA ,SST-50 , SST-90,)

http://www.ebv.com/index.php?L=0&no_cache=1&id=58&tx_ebvsearch_pi1%5Bqs%5D=1&ct_ref=u6&tx_indexedsearch%5Bsword%5D=SST-90&tx_indexedsearch%5Bresults%5D=5&tx_indexedsearch%5Blang%5D=&x=68&y=11 (AVNET -EUROPE , SST-50 , SST-90)

http://www.4sevens.com/index.php?cPath=297_363 ( USA SST-50 , SST-90)

http://www.lux-rc.com/view.php?p=content/showcase/light_engines +++(nice combination of power led (SSC P4) and driver in STAR dimension-IDEAL FOR BACKUP UPGRADE !

http://www.lck-led.com/High-Power-LED/c37/index.html leds , drivers , special led forms (ring ) , star PCB eith driver AMC,......

http://www.ledlightingsupply.com/ leds , drivers

http://oshpark.com/profiles/Mattausinteresting PCB designs for LED drivers ++
http://drjones.nerdcamp.net/ firmware programs for led drivers ++


https://www.loneoceans.com/labs/gxb172/ some interesting drivers


DRIVERS FOR LED - HOW THEY WORK :

http://lygte-info.dk/info/DriverTypes%20UK.htmlin generall +++

http://lygte-info.dk/info/indexLedDrivers%20UK.html test , list

http://www.videofoundry.co.nz/ianman/laboratory/research/driverlist.phptest , list



LINEAR DRIVER: drivers that are simple and effective IF it is small power (voltage &current ) drop on them , low drop linear regulators in current driver configuration have to be used .

http://led.linear1.org/1led.wizDIRECT DRIVE (resistor my present wire from negative pole or just enclosure resistance ) FOR LED

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?264687-Adjustable-10A-linear-LED-driver-New-and-Improved! LED driver by DIWdiver for high currents with minimum ( battery : led ) voltage difference


http://www.onsemi.com/pub_link/Collateral/AND8109-D.PDF
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LM317
simplest HQ LINEAR current and voltage regulator (with many protections , can drive OSTAR directly (indenpendant from voltage , up to 1500mA in TO220 package ( TO3 get higher ) , need just 1,2V higher INPUT than OUTPUT and will work )

http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~dmh/ptialcd/csink/csink.htm current suorce with FET ( basicaly circuit for AMC from DE )

http://www.micro-bridge.com/amc7135.asp most used chip in LED drivers ''intiligent resistor '' AMC 7135
http://www.fasttech.com/products/1197600
one of sources


SWITCHING DRIVERS :

buck (drops from higher input (battery) to lower output (led))
step-up or boost (rise from lower input (battery) to higher output (led))
sepic (Single Ended Primary Inductance Converter) , combination of buck & step- up )
flyback ( with AC input )

http://powerelectronics.com/power_management/pwm_controllers/609PET21.pdf
three types of current control by modern DC-DC switchers (1. peak current mode control ,2. valley current control , 3.emulated peak current control )


LED DRIVER TOPOLOGY & CONSTRUCTION ; bible all you want to ask why and how (can be found also on torrents )

http://www.micrel.com/_PDF/mic20xx.pdf single chip SMD current limiter 0,2-2A ; 2,5-5,5V with softstart... temp contr ;...

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CONTROL:

http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/programs/solidstate/cr_effectsofdimming.asp (effects of dimming high power leds Constant Current .vs. PWM (btw:CC is better))

http://www.reuk.co.uk/LED-Dimmer-Circuit.htm Clasic analog with NE555

http://www.micro-examples.com/public/microex-navig/doc/097-pwm-calculator.html PWM calculator with PIC

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc2542.pdfPWM with ATMEL
http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?module=Freaks%20Tools&func=viewItem&item_id=498 source code

http://atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc2682.pdf PWM with ARM




HID PARTS:

http://www.ushio.com/products/scientificmedical/solarc-lamps.htm former W-A USA online store for bulbs and ballast

(For 9,5W/14W ballast wiring : yellow and black leads of the ballast together as the negative to get the full 14 watts out of the ballast. Red remains as the positive )

http://www.xevision.com/ USA very small 35W-50W HID complex ballast

http://www.brightstar-hid.com/ Brightstar - HK generaly

http://www.rotec-gmbh.com/ Germany - very small 35W-50W HID complex ballast

http://www.akkusonline.homepage.t-online.de/ Germany parts for all HID and other lamps

http://personal.inet.fi/yritys/innovanet/video_light.htm DIY HID 200W BEAST from Finnland

http://www.aelight.com/ many types of ballasts ++

http://www.sublight.se/ DIY and reserve parts for lights +++



HID BALLASTS ; HID BULBS (xenon bulb ≠ xenon HID bulb )

http://www.nuconverter.de/eindex.htmlbest page IMO that shows ballast work , diferences in design , AC/DC operative work ,EMC ( links inside a little confusing ;-)

http://eetweb.com/lighting/integrated-circuits-control-hid-laps-201009/index.html general

http://repository.lib.polyu.edu.hk/jspui/bitstream/10397/1680/1/HID%20ballast%20circuit%20dimming%20control%20for%20automotive%20application_09.pdf automotive

http://lumenshid.com/ballast.html AC .VS. DC balast
www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6d06X3BCq8
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN7qr5O8GZ0


DC (DC current on bulb electrodes) HID BALLAST ; HID BULB ( analog & digital ) for power 35W <

http://www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in/industry/AppNotes/Unitrode/slua078.pdf topology of DC digital circuit with UCC2305
http://wvsp.tripod.com/light1.html analog DC ballast


AC (AC current on bulb electrodes) HID BALLAST ; HID BULB ( analog & digital ) for power 35W >

http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheet/texasinstruments/ucc3305.pdf topology of AC digital circuit with UCC2305 (FET bridge on bulb)



BETWEEN HID and LED = LEP (Light Emitting Plasma )


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulfur_lamp HISTORY

http://www.luxim.com/index.php LIGHT EMITTING PLASMA

http://www.luxim.com/pdfs/ApplicationNoteLIFI-PRJ.pdf

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?250685-Cutting-through-the-hype-surrounding-Light-Emitting-Plasma-(LEP)-lamps

http://diyprojectorkits.com/ STORE for DIY


& LASER

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?341291-The-future-in-dive-lighting&p=3986193#post3986193

http://rog8811.webs.com/whitelaserpointer.htm DIY WHITE LASER by mixing red, green , blue lasers . now you need in the front also collimator lense but in the opposite way to defocus concentrated beam



SCREW THREADS :

http://www.elkontrol.com/downloads/ortac/PG_to_Metric.pdf PG to Metric

http://www.conexmetals.com/thread/pg-thread.htmPG gland cable size - cutting parameters

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4-48-Inch-55-Degree-20-Leaves-Thread-Screw-Pitch-Gauge-Gage-3-Pcs-Free-shipping/749552456.html measuring them THREAD SCREW PITCH GAUGE



CONNECTORS /GLANDS IP68,IP69, IP69K:



CONNECTOR WATERPROOF / WATERTIGHT (inside is connector dry sealed by washer and moulded in rubber or plastic ) CAN NOT BE DISASSEMBLED UNDERWATER . STANDARD IP68 , IP69 , IP69K ( IP69K means connector can be sprayed with water blast up to 1450 psi (100 bar; 80°C; 16l/min ; on different angles ; 10cm +/-5cm distance.. test with washing machines on specimen))

CONNECTOR '' underwater pluggable electrical connector'' or shorter E/O CONNECTOR ( by original producer ;manufacturer OCEAN TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS) have contacts exposed to water. CAN BE DISASSEMBLED UNDERWATER but NOT UNDER ELECTRIC POTENTIAL (power OFF)because it can made electric arc and damage contacts.

AGRO ; Google search under :
AGRO CABLE GLANDS PROGRESS nickel-plated brass for special applications

http://www.agro.ch/catalogue/catalogue.do?oid=460BAF660266D98F385E4A04F96E28FE&act=showIO

AGRO - HOME -Swiss (code - 1017.52 | M16x1.5 | 6.0-8.8 | ; - 1011.52 | Pg 11 |6.0-8.8 | ; - 1009.52 | Pg 9 | 6.0-8.8 | )

http://mdmetric.com/agro/agrocat.htm AGRO USA
http://www.ses-sterling.com/index.php?langue=en AGRO UK
http://www.tennconet.com/ AGRO UK

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BAND PROTECTION GROMMET or CABLE GROMMET or STRAIN RELIEF ( as part if it is damaged for repalce ) original is made from EPDM rubber , that from PVC (but it should work)

http://uk.farnell.com/pro-power/60752/grommet-cable-11-30mm/dp/4326295
http://uk.farnell.com/hellermann-tyton/hv2107-pvc-bk-t1/strain-relief-pvc-8-12mm/dp/1827049
http://www.hellermanntyton.co.uk/

http://uk.farnell.com/spc-technology/shs-700-6012-blk/heat-shrink-tubing/dp/1682416?Ntt=1682416 for fast repair HEAT SCHRINK WITH INNER ADHEZIVE (to set over complete gland and cable and seal with heat.

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http://wet-connect.com/ SHOP

http://www.agoenvironmental.com/Connector.htm A.G.O. Environmental Electronics Ltd

http://www.ak-ind.com/index.html AK


http://www.amphenol.co.uk/Industrial.htm AMPHENOL

http://www.bulgin.co.uk/Products/Buccaneer/Buccaneer.html BULGIN - UK

http://www.chogoriusa.com/ CHOGORI USA

http://www.ensto.com/download/16856_Ensto_WetNet.pdf ENSTO - Italy

http://www.gisma-connectors.de/products.htm GISMA -Germany

http://www.lumberg.com/main/index.html LUMBERG - Germany

http://www.oceantechnologysystems.com/connectors.shtml OCEAN TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS (E/O cord)

http://www.omegafusibili.it/eng/default.asp OMEGA - Italy

http://www.seatec.nl/ SEATEC - special scuba electronics , connectors , lights .....

http://my.fit.edu/~swood/Cables_1.html cables & connectors list

http://www.sealconusa.com/strainrelief_index.htm SEALCON - USA +++

http://www.subconn.com/ SUBCONN - USA E/O style

http://subsea-connectors.com/ SUBSEA special scuba electronics , connectors , lights ..... E/O style

http://www.impulse-ent.com/products/uwplug.aspx TELEDYNE IMPULSE E/O style

http://www.pdmneptec.com/Product/Connectors/underwaterpluggable.aspx PDMNEPTEC E/O style

http://www.marshallunderwater.com/ MARSHALL UNDERWATER INDUSTRIES E/O style

http://www.underwatersystems.com/catalog/section_7/index.htmlUNDERWATER SAYSTEMS E/O style

http://www.divexglobal.com/index.asp?id=2&ref=29&ref2=346&con=367 DIVEX E/O style

http://www.groove-ltd.com/underwater_connectors/GROOVE E/O style

http://www.cooperindustries.com/content/public/en/wiring_devices/interconnect/products/subsea/underwater_pluggable/

http://www.switchcraft.com/ sealed connectors

http://www.fischerconnectors.com/us/en sealed connectors ( used for advanced RB computers , oxy cells ,...)

http://www.weipuconnector.com/ China connector producer similar to BULGIN

http://www.chogori-tech.com/ CHOGORI (LED MINI series ;2 pin ) connectors used in heating west SANTI and YELLOW DIVING




BATTERY PACKS

http://www.buchmann.ca/newarticles.asp BATTERY LITERATURE, LINKS to producers
http://www.buchmann.ca/Article4-Page1.asp differences between types of batteries PRO's VS CON's

http://www.batteryspace.com/ USA

http://www.strikalite.co.uk UK

http://www.modellbaufuchs.de/ Germany

http://www.akkukaufhaus.de/ Germany

http://www.newtecs.de/ Germany++

http://www.accu-24.de Germany++

http://www.modellbaufuchs.de/ Germany ++

http://www.hobbyking.com HK

http://kazwholesale.en.alibaba.com/ (supplier of DE :)))

http://www.powerstream.com/AA-tests.htm

http://eemb.com/product.html

http://bms-battery.com/Support/view.asp?/40.html

http://www.novaeproducts.com/



BATTERY PACK CONFIGURATION :


DIMENSIONS :


http://www.powerstream.com/BPD.htm

http://www.batterystation.com/configurations.htm

http://www.all-battery.com/packconfiguration.aspx



HOT STACKING/WELDING :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGTGIlT6JvM&feature=related how it works

http://frikkieg.blogspot.com/ DIY +++ (complete + buy parts )

http://www.philpem.me.uk/elec/welder/ DIY

http://www.elektor.com/magazines/2006/november/spot-welding-with-capacitors.58602.lynkx



SOLDERING :

https://www.tanicpacks.com/product_info.php?products_id=377&osCsid=tjhygfzer HAMMERHEAD SOLDERING IRON needed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IelXfcrIXCc

http://www.slkelectronics.com/battery/index.htm

http://www.batterieswholesale.com/battery_tips/assembling.htm

http://si.farnell.com/multicore-loctite/mm01038/wire-solder/dp/1001726 low temp soldering wire 177°C (lowest temp. with

Sn50/Pb32/Cd18 138-150° C but is rare to find )

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/uniweld-uni-4300.html low temp flux
for soldering with aluminum (Al-Al, Al-Cu ) -battery tabs (needed big iron tip and 80W+ of power )




CONNECTORS

http://www.powerstream.com/C.htm general overview

http://deep-ideas.co.uk/Store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=35_41&products_id=177 ANDERSEN

http://uk.rs-online.com/ ANDERSEN black housing RS Stock No. 534-979
ANDERSEN red housing RS Stock No. 534-985
ANDERSEN greenhousing RS Stock No. 534-991
ANDERSEN contacts RS Stock No . 534-963

http://www.torberry.co.uk/product-information.php

http://si.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=2028+202548&Ntk=gensearch&Ntt=Anderson+Power+Products&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial AND.CONNECTORS , CRIMP TOOL,.....






BATTERY PACK ASSEMBLY :


http://www.henseleit-helicopters.de/Handbuecher/LiPo-manual.pdf (example how must be pack configured )

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/charge-discharge-protective-circuit-board-for-rechargeable-li-ion-batteries-15-8mm-2-3mm-26113 (protection circuit )

http://www.batteryspace.com/pcmwithequilibriumfunctionandfuelgaugefor111vli-ionbatterypackat10alimit.aspx (protection circuit )

http://www.ev-power.eu/SBM-CBM-1-1/Simple-Battery-Management-Board-4-cells-12V-10A.html some SALVO , HALCYON build- in battery pack circuit ( without balancing pins )

http://www.all-battery.com/protectivepcbsforli-ionandli-polymerbatterypacks.aspx +++BMS (Batery Management System (protection from low voltage , to high voltage , balancing cells....)

http://www.ecat.si/ +++ SLOVENIAN very competive producer of BMS ad things connected with battery power systems , posible of costum products for good value ! )

http://www.robbe.de/zubehoer-ersatzteile/ladetechnik-und-akkus/laden.html BID chip

http://www.bestechpower.com/ large collection of different BMS for DIY +++



BATTERY PACK SAFETY : (what is really important )


http://www.rchelisite.com/lipo_battery_charging_and_safety_guide.php

http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/safe-travel-batteries-and-devices TSA (Transportation Security Aministration ) traveling with flights (USA )

http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=2200&pageid=14490 CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY : Travelling with Items that contain Batteries (UK)



BATTERY CHARGING by BATTERY TYPE

http://www.mpoweruk.com/chargers.htm general

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_charge_when_to_charge_table general table with different types

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_the_lead_acid_batteryLEAD ACID

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_nickel_metal_hydride NiMh

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587400 NiMH BALANCER for peak performance

NiMH balancer for peak performance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery LI-ON generall

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_lithium_ion_batteries LI-ON generall

http://www.analogzone.com/pwrt0207.pdf LiON balancing ??? ---MUST BE!!!



BATTERY PACK CHARGERS:
(all these can be computer controlled via USB , mobile (12V DC//110V AC/240VAC ) , with advanced charging functions)

http://www.elprog.com.pl/english/?strona=1_firma&pstrona=01 THE BEST and THE BEAST
http://www.pp-rc.de.dd29924.kasserver.com/SHOP/FOTO/PULSAR3/p3_test_modellflieger_6_7_2012.pdf.......( also price )
http://www.pp-rc.de/pulsar3.htm?shop=pp-rc&SessionId=&a=article&ProdNr=1234V&t=3&c=6&p=6


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6792 iChargers ( very well recomanded chargers from users - chechk web)

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9005 iChargers ( very well recomanded chargers from users - chechk web)

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10080 battery gauge ++++++

http://www.robbe.de/zubehoer-ersatzteile/ladetechnik-und-akkus/laden.html ROBBE with BID (Battery Indetification Chip )

http://www.skyrc.com/ quality chargers ++

http://www.hyperion-eu.com/ quality charges , battery packs ++

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http://logview.info/forum/index.php?pages/eng/ DONATIONWARE PROGRAM FOR ALMOST ALL BATTERY CHARGERS ( recommended )

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BATTERY PACK TESTING - electronic load

PC POWER SUPPLY as ACTIVE LOAD nice work using parts from old PC

http://www-d0.fnal.gov/hardware/cal/lvps_info/curr_load/ 200W active power load

http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7446 forum thread on base of testing batteries

http://www.diagram.com.ua/english/library/elektor-electronics-magazine/elektor-electronics-magazine.php?row=9
from ELECTOR ELECTRONICS 20A (2/2002) simple and powrerfull

http://docs4.chomikuj.pl/1783178326,PL,0,0,e022032.pdf ELECTOR ELECTRONICS 20A LOAD

http://niehuesweb.org/fluxkompensator/index.html


http://www.elv.de/Elektronische-Last-mit-Panel-Meter-Anschluss-EL2010/x.aspx/cid_726/detail_31608

http://www.techome.de/manuals/43606_EL9000_KM.pdf (DIY kit manual )

http://lygte-info.dk/ many tests ++



SEALENT:

http://www.sikaindustry.com/tds-ipd-sikaflex291-us.pdf SIKAFLEX 291

http://www.3m.com/product/information/Marine-101-Sealant.html 3M Marine sealent 101
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=510&title=3M+Marine+Adhesive+and+Sealant+Chart 3M general

http://www.loctite.sg/cps/rde/xchg/henkel_sea/hs.xsl/572_SEA_HTML.htm LOCTTITE SEA general
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/epxy_mrn_s/overview/Loctite-Epoxy-Marine.htm LOCTITE epoxy

http://jbweld.net/products/index.php POWERFULL GLUE

http://www.rescuetape.com/ interesting & useful Multi-Purpose Self-Fusing Repair Tape


O-RING :

http://www.simritna.com/news/brochures/OringSizeGuid.pdf Oring size guide

www.logwell.com/tech/O-ring/Parker_Handbook.pdf BOOK : Parker O-Ring Handbook ( how to set O-rings , static setup , dynamic setup , dimensioning them (surplus))

http://www.applerubber.com/library/onlinepdf.cfm : Online literature , design hanbook , aplications,.... , materials

http://www.rlhudson.com/O-Ring%20Book/designing-tables.htm : Online literature , design hanbook , aplications,.... , materials ; EXCELLENT



LAMP HOLDERS -GOODMAN STYLES ( should be confortable , KISS simple , balanced , low profile , light , corrosion resistant , modified for the purpose , choose yours .....)

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/H3.jpg H Explorer thumb finger style

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/2.PNG
H F/F new style
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/H_new_1.jpg
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/medium/H_new_2.jpg


http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/DR_QRM_.PNG DR QRM
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/DR_QRM_ass.PNG
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/DR_QRM_diss.PNG

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/XRAY1.jpg XRAY middle finger style FRONT
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/XRAY2.jpg from SIDE

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/goodmann.jpg FINNSUB style .. very elegant made from delrin

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/classic_for_scooter.pngclassic H for scooter

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/metalsub.jpg METALSUB sideout

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/GOODMAN-HANDLE-SARTEK.png SARTEK style

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/schultz_single.jpg SCHULTZ single
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/medium/SCHULTZGS35.jpg SCHULTZ double

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/DIRS.jpg DIRS style

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/LFM_with_camer_GOPRO11.jpg LFM for use with camera single light
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/4332/LFM_with_camer_GOPRO12.jpg with camera and double backups light
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RITTAL-CABLE CONDUIT(look for right diameter - it hold lamp very strong)




CABLE

( for canister lamps : general electrical code for submersible cable for example with 2 conductors and wire thicknes 16 AWG (1,3 mm2 ) is
SJOOW, 2 Conductor, 16 AWG )

https://www.ccixpress.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&langId=-1&top=Y&bu=&categoryId=10350&channel=%24&customer= so called ''ROBOTIC CHORD'' cable used by some light manufactures

http://www.cordial-gmbh.de/catalog1,2,18,21,mw18.html CORDIAL CLS 240 (speaker PVC cable ,very fine wiring , very soft and gentle , very resistant on tearing )

http://www.shineretrofits.com/16-2-sjoow-portable-cable-so-cord-300v-2-conductor-16-awg-250-ft-spool.html

http://www.generalcable.com/NR/rdonlyres/8C2DEFE2-AC3A-43C8-A521-2F423721A96F/0/P_009_CaroJackt_SJ00W.pdf

http://www.awcwire.com/ProductSpec.aspx?id=Portable-Cord-SJOOW-Cable



SOME SPECIAL GLASSWARE,CHEMICAL-PHYSICAL PARTS , EXOTICS, MEASURING DEVICES....VACUUM PUMPS....


http://www.coleparmer.com/ USA one of biggest lab store , sometimes expensive but they got everything

http://www.schott.com/tubing/english/download/schott-tubing_brochure_duran_english.pdf TEST TUBEs for DIR Lights (tubing dimensions )



GENERAL STORE ONLINE :

http://www.mcmaster.com/ USA

http://mdmetric.com/index.htmlUSA



DIY STORES:


http://shop.dev-pein.de/ Germany ( glass , glands ,empty enclosures , magnets.......

http://www.alunatec-shop.de/ ( glass , glands ,empty enclosures , magnets.......

http://www.divegearexpress.com/ USA , parts

http://deep-ideas.co.uk/ UK parts

http://www.maglite.com/anatomy_spare_D_LED.asp MAGLITE BODY PARTS
http://www.zbattery.com/Maglite-Parts MAGLITE ONLINE SHOP

http://www.dpvrepair.com/ service for DPV (scooters ) also a lot of material for DIY dive lights

http://www.scubamafia.fi/ parts for canister light DIY

http://www.tecme.de/ some special shop mostly for REBREATHER PARTS but have a lot of special and rare goodies ++++

http://prevco.com/ housing on demand

http://rovspecialties.com/ housing on demand

https://teledynebenthos.com/ very,very interesting housing for electronics measurement under high pressure(-6000m )( small ; football ball size glass sphere )






DIY : SURFACE PROTECTION OF ALUMINIUM

http://www.caswellplating.com/electroplating-anodizing/anodizing-products/anodizing-kits.html

http://www.diyanodizing.com/index.html

http://www.platingsales.com/anodizing_supplies.htm

http://www.electronic-thingks.de/eloxieren/index.php German

http://www.plastidip.com/industrial_solutions/Plasti_Dip English - plastic dip great acid resistance (we use it at galvanization)

http://www.anodizing.org/Reference/reference_guide.html selecting alloy
http://www.anodizing.co.nz/aluminium-alloy-anodising-anodizing

http://www.matweb.com/reference/anodize.aspx threads during anodisation !



DIY : SURFACE PROTECTION OF STAINLESS STEEL -PASSIVATION

(after stainles steel machining with touch of cutting tools from machining steel , iron , SS become ''ACTIVE'' and can start to RUST! With simple cooking in solution with citric acid (food preservative ) we can simply stop rusting of SS!

http://www.mmsonline.com/articles/how-to-passivate-stainless-steel-parts

http://www.bssa.org.uk/topics.php?article=68 more simple: look under ''ASTM A967 citric acid passivation treatments'' table



DIY : SURFACE PROTECTION OF METALS - ELECTROPOLISHING

(after machining SS or aluminium we normaly have viewed microscopically rough surface , that also means increased surface area compared to the smooth surface. Smooth surface contains fewer pores, which could be the anchor for starting corrosion. Secondary aesthetic aspect of electropolishing is reflective mirror look surface . With proper electrolyts all metall materials could be polished.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electropolishing general
http://www.euro-inox.org/pdf/map/Electropolishing_EN.pdf general

http://www.fischione.com/product_support/model_110_application_notes.asp electrolytes

http://www.fronius.com/cps/rde/xchg/SID-28FDED54-06ADDEC9/fronius_international/hs.xsl/79_18798_ENG_HTML.htm professional machine

http://www.diyprojects.info/bb/ftopic42795.html DIY I
http://www.diybanter.com/metalworking/16364-electropolishing-recipes-version-two.html DIY II



DELRIN -ENGINEERING PLASTICS
( info inside broschure ) : adhesives , bonding , turning , drilling parameters,.........

http://plastics.dupont.com/plastics/pdflit/americas/delrin/230323c.pdf ALL ABOUT DELRIN +++

GENERAL LIBRARY:
http://www.bayplastics.co.uk/downloads.htm general plastics


BONDING :
http://www.masterbond.com/applications/bonding-acetal-plastics-industrial-adhesives
http://reltekllc.com/technicallibrary.aspx

CLEANING BEFORE BONDING :



MACHINING
:
http://www.bayplastics.co.uk/technicalinformation.htm

http://www.hoffmann-group.com/int/service-competence/downloads/machining-handbook.html+++FLASH HANDBOOK , MATERIALS , TOOLING , TOOLING PARAMETERS

SPECIAL FITS (Google:pRESS FIT JOINT )
http://www.dc.engr.scu.edu/cmdoc/dg_doc/develop/design/part/33000004.htm

http://plastics.dupont.com/plastics/pdflit/europe/design/L12565_9.pdf

http://books.google.si/books?id=BXL_mnDzW0QC&pg=PT234&lpg=PT234&dq=press+fit+joint+with+Delrin&source=bl&ots=ACHfAxVlv0&sig=PcfLNMP_nETqhkFxf1ndB1xd3rs&hl=sl&ei=zTKqSoP3AcOg_AbN1YWwBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10#v=onepage&q=press%20fit%20joint%20with%20Delrin&f=false Handbook of Plastic Joining : A practical Guide - BOOK general plastics joints can be found on torrents

http://www.quadrantplastics.com/eu-en/products/machinable-plastics/advanced-160-220-c/ketron-R-peek.html special plastics Ketron® PEEK
used for HID BULB socket/holders temperature resistant up to 310°; other properties similar to DELRIN/POM


BEST DIY : (focus on best documentation of construction , repairs , including plans , pictures , movies , tests)

http://www.airspeedpress.com/newlitebook.html first read for all DIY (outdated but still usefull)

http://www.tauchfunzel.de/index_en.htm No 1 . (great tests , great plans ... English language

www.hoehlentauchen.at/ ( look at ''bastelecke'' : great plans DXF ( lights, reels, diving gadgets... German language )

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hiddivelights/photos/album/0/list Yahoo group ''hiddivelights'' one of best DIY scuba lights orientated pages (many examples)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcindobrucki/collections/ great photo galery lights and other stuff from -''marcindobrucki'' step by step with pictures (& pink doubles :)))

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/posts/3081570&postcount=76 WQILLIS collection

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/posts/3248146#post3248146 PACKHORSE collection

http://www.frogkick.dk/projects/divelight/ complete plans for DIR light with BOM

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?296376-Dive-Light-Project some nice ideas and pictures of lighthead

http://www.brianb.org/images/Scuba/Homemade/homemade_gear.htm scuba gear- light DIY +

http://translate.google.si/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=sl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.diy-ski.dyrstad.nu DIY from Norwegian

http://www.direxplorers.com/dir-kit-questions/9347-led-conversion-back-up-lights.html HALCYON BACKUP LED REPLACEMENT ++

http://lygte-info.dk/ some good tests , battery info , driver info +

http://subsurfacetech.synergize.co/ a lot of projects nice navigation pages , calculators ...

http://www.itbydesign.co.uk/index.html a lot of projects nice navigation pages ...



REPAIR : (REPLACING CABLE , SWITCH, LAMPHEAD .... how to seal , how to repair - step- by- step lots of photos )


http://www.divematrix.com/showthread.php?7720-Replacing-the-cord-on-an-HID-Canister-Light-Step-by-Step
step -by step REPLACING CABLE & SWITCH ON CANISTER & HID HEAD

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/repairing-your-own-gear/298240-replacement-mc-e-led-head-canister-divelight.html
great guide from WQILLIS how to with a lot of photos -step -by step REPLACING CABLE & SWITCH ON CANISTER & NEW LED HEAD


GREENFORCE repair corner

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?320675-Green-Force-Thread-Pitch&highlight=green+forceGF thread pitch
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?286297-Thread-for-Tilly-Tec-or-Greenforce-head

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?318465-Greenforce-umbilicalGF umbilical

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?312774-Greenforce-HID-21-starting-problem


http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?238646-Modding-Greenforce-lights
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?317948-Got-some-lights-to-modify

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?315806-Greenforce-mod-MK2

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?324702-greenforce-halogen-to-LED-conversion

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?289505-green-force-style-dive-light

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?252911-Greenforce-W20-from-inside



OTHERS LIBRARY :

FLASHLIGHT WIKI :
http://flashlightwiki.com/


http://kopka.at/ first trys (also mine :))

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hiddivelights/photos/album/0/list Yahoo groups ''hiddivelights'' one of best

http://dmcleish.com/CPF/index.html here is no diving lights but it is a collection of very different lights with very different construction approach which I think is sometimes very interesting and helpfull also by our DIY projects.



SOME VERY USEFULL PROGRAMS :

http://www.falstad.com/circuit/e-index.html explain and simulate basic electronics parts and circuits with JAVA+++

http://www.optenso.com/links/links.html#lds collection of optics simulation programs ; some of them are free for download for educational purposes
http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/java/Opticsa1.html online java simulator
http://www.arachnoid.com/OpticalRayTracer/ online java simulator
http://www.schulphysik.de/java/physlet/applets/optik1.html online java simulator

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/ligcon.html lens, mirrors , reflecions , aspherics......equations


http://www.pwr-tools.com/
(best wide themes calculator (handbook for math (volumes of bodies), machining (holes for drilling ),(O rings , heat transfer , properties of materials, electronics (ohm law,wire sizes.... ++++++

http://www.miscel.dk/MiscEl/miscel.html ( best calculator for electronics ever -free software is time locked so after time you just need to download new version - ) +++++++

http://rsbweb.nih.gov/ij/ (beamshot analysis - from image )
How to do it :
0.) download and install program depends from your OS (require java)
1.) take picture and save it in some known format .
2.) open picture with program
3.) go in menue take tool LINE and run it over beamshot (adjust middle point in centre (HOLD left mouse key))
4.) go to ANALYZE menu up and take tool PLOT PROFILE (CTRL+K) and profile should be done

http://www.deepsea.com/download/up_ver4.pdf MANUALS from DEEPSEA PROGRAM which is used for construction deepsea submersible objects (ROV, platforms , piping , bells.....) it is interesting whith which parameters you have to count on for simple geometrical bodies tht will not break down under pressure



VIDEO CAMERA (small diving cams )

http://www.actionpro.de/ ACTIONPRO

http://contour.com/ CONTUR

http://gopro.com/ GO- PRO

http://www.rollei-actioncam.com/ ROLLEI




ADJUSTABLE LIGHT ARMS FOR CAMERA

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.com/2012_06_01_archive.html very nice article about DIY strobes

http://www.modularhose.com/Loc-Line-34-System

http://locline.com/

http://www.ariana-industrie.de/

http://www.halltech.de/kuhlmittelschlauche/flexo-line-gelenkschlauche-kunststoff.html

http://www.maxiflex.ch/

http://fotografit.eu/ adapters




FILTERS FOR VIDEO (NOT UV)

http://www.wft.bz/ holographic films to difusing light ( videolight without any hotspots ) and still keep max output of light source
http://www.wft.bz/lightfilms/products.htm shop

http://www.magic-filters.com/autoindex.html special filter for different water color

http://www.rosco.com/uk/index.cfm general purpose photo filters




UV ( ultraviolet ) LIGHT MOD for photography :

http://www.firedivegear.com/ SHOP+++

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/lights/132497-dive-blacklight-uv-light.html thread on scubaboard

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?103682-UV-lens-for-Mini-HID on CPF
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?335058-UV-Window-Help


http://www.globalunderwaterexplorers.org/files/Quest-14-1-unsecured.pdfMatej Simonic from Slovenia UV photography
http://www.cicfilm.com/en/film/jameCiril Mlinar - CIC

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-wf-501b-3w-uv-395-400nm-led-flashlight-with-clip-1-18650-2-cr123a-15456 candidate for MOD

FILTERS:
many power leds have UV peak at 100% between 360nm-420nm ; maybe works with filter ....DX
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/microfire-k1-365nm-uv-filter-11444 filter 48 OD ; 42mm ID??
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/microfire-m-series-365nm-uv-filter-11447 filter 85,09mm OD ; 78mm ID ???

http://www.schott.com/advanced_optics/english/download/schott_uv_bandpass_ug1_2008_e.pdf
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/180727-REG/B_W_BW403S55_55mm_Slim_UV_Black.html

http://www.glowdive.com/

 
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LIBRARY - DIVING LIGHT PRODUCERS

legend :

blue : country of production
green : more orientated to photo
black : recreational lamps ( canister lamps too )
black : more used by tech orientated DIR divers ; specific needs and design


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http://www.taucher.net/produktdb/Lampen_katm6.html general BASE

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BELGIUM

GREEN FORCE
http://www.green-force.com/

KeCo

http://shop.kecodiving.be/ closed 2019



CZECH

DIVESOFT
http://www.divesoft.cz/ strobo

FINNSUB
http://www.finnsub.com/

LOLA
http://www.lola.cz/ shop , brand lights

PATCO

http://patcoinc.com/

SATORI
http://www.satoridiving.com/

SOPRAS SUB
http://soprassub.com/



DENMARK

OCEAN PRO
http://www.oceanpro.dk/

WISE DIVE
http://www.wisedive.com/




FINNLAND

NORTHERN LIGHT SCUBA
http://www.northernlightscuba.fi/ ++ powerfull technical lamps (multiple led array + asp lens )

SCUBAMAIA
http://www.scubamafia.fi/ shop , brand lights

UNDERWAVE ELECTRICS OY
http://www.underwaveelectrics.fi/en costum lights , parts , repairs ...interesting


FRANCE

AZURU DIVING
http://www.azuru-diving.com/ some funny lights

BERSUB
http://www.bersub.com/

BEUCHAT
http://www.beuchat.fr/



GERMANY

AKKUMAN
http://www.akkuman.de/

AVC
http://www.aqua-lux.com/

ATON Systems
http://www.atonsystems.info ATON I , ATON II , ATON III source

DIVESUN
http://www.divesun.de/

FOC-TEC
http://www.foc-tec.de/ former TILLY TEC from 20.12.2019

FTW SCHULTZ
http://lampen.fwt-schulz.com/

GUN-LUX
http://www.gun-lux.com/

HARTENBERGER

http://www.hartenberger.com/

HESSER
http://www.heser-backup.de/

HEINRICH WEIKAMP

http://www.heinrichsweikamp.net/ ++( photo slave sensors , TTL converters , computers , depth gauges , ppO2 monitors , LED BACKUP )

KABOT
http://www.kabot.de

KOWALSKI UNTERWASSERLAMPEN
http://pd2.international/?tpl=Kowalski

MAL Lightingh
http://www.mal-lighting.de/

MBSUB

http://www.mb-sub.com/ stops with 01.05.2016

MOD-Men Of Diving
http://www.men-of-diving.de/

OCEANEX
http://www.oceanex.de/ old DIR style led torch
( single reflector led ) ++

ROUGH WATERS DIVINGTEC
http://www.rough-waters.de/

SCALEO
http://www.scaleo-light.de/

SCHRAMM
http://www.schramm-sub.de/

SEALUX

http://www.sealux.de/

SEATEC
http://www.seatec-uws.de/ stops with 01.08.2013

SeaYa Underwater Lighting Systems
http://www.seaya-unterwasserlampen.de/


SEEMAN
http://www.subgear.de/

SELECTED TOOLS
http://www.selected-tools.com/ + + SOLARIS backup ( like H scout , Hesser , but 1/2 of price )

SVS-SIGNAL TEHNIK
http://www.svs-signaltechnik.de/

THOR Engineering
http://www.thor-engineering.com/ ++ BIG
nice technical lamp ( single reflector led )

Tilly Tec

http://www.tillytec.de/ started new as FOC-TEC

Treble Light

http://www.treble-light.com/

VARIOLIGHT
http://shop.dev-pein.de/

Zwei Bruder
http://www.zweibrueder.com/

WERNER-LED

http://www.werner-led.de/




GREEK

FALCON
http://www.falacon.gr/

PHAETON
http://www.phaethoncavinglight.com/



HUNGARY


SEPIA
http://buvarlampa.lapunk.hu/



IRLAND


CATHX
http://www.cathxocean.com/

SOLUS
closed service gives CATHX
http://www.cathxocean.com/


ITALY


ADITECH
http://www.aditech-uw.com/

CRESSI

http://www.cressi.it/

DIVE SYSTEMS
http://www.divesystem.it/

DiveTechLight
http://www.divetech.it/ , shop , brand lights

DIVE TORCHES
http://www.diving-torches.com/

FaMi
http://www.fa-mi.com/

GIBIELLE

http://www.gibielle.com/

GIOSUB

http://www.giosub.com/

MARES

http://www.mares.com/

OMER
http://www.omersub.com/

SEAC SUB
http://www.seacsub.com/

TECHNISUB
http://www.technisub.com/

WHITE ARROW
http://whitearrow.eu/ backup



NIEDERLAND



Dutch Diving Lights
http://www.dutchdivinglights.nl/

Dive Elements

http://www.duiktoko.nl/ shop , HID lights

FANTASEA
http://www.fantasea.com/

GILAN
http://www.gilan.nl/

MAGNUM
http://www.m-mdive.com/

METALSUB
http://www.metalsub.nl/




POLAND

AMMONITE SYSTEM
http://www.ammonitesystem.eu/

GRAL MARINE
http://www.gralmarine.com/

LIGHT-FOR-ME
http://www.light-for-me.com/

SEA MONSTER
http://www.seamonster.pl/

SEAYA
http://seaya.eu

YELLOW DIVING

http://yellowdiving.eu/


RUSSIA

LICHT TAUCHERS
http://lichttauchers.ru/ interesting prices tech lamps



SLOVENIA

REDEK TECH
http://www.redek-tech.si/

RETRA
http://www.retra-uwt.com/

VIVIDHOUSING

http://www.vividhousings.com/



SPAIN

AGLOW
http://www.aglowlight.es/ former BARBOLIGHT


ARTEK
http://www.artekled.com/ former BARBOLIGHT


BARBOLIGHT
retired

DRAGONSUB
http://www.dragonsub.com (Tenerife )

GLOWDIVE
http://www.glowdive.com/ ( special lamps with UltraViolet output )



SWEDEN

AGIR
http://www.agir-brokk.com/

NANIGHT
https://nanight.se

POSEIDON - moved their lamps to http://www.akkuman.de/



SWISS

KELDAN
http://keldanlights.com/

DUO-LIGHT

http://www.duo-light.ch/



UK

BIRCHLEY
http://www.birchleyproducts.co.uk/

JDM
http://www.jmdsports.co.uk/

ORCALIGHT

http://www.orcalight.co.uk/



USA

AMRON
http://www.amronintl.com/

AQUATEC
http://www.aquatecusa.com/

BIRNS

http://www.birns.com/


DEEP SEA
http://www.deepsea.com/

DIVERITE

http://www.diverite.com/

DIVE XTRAS
http://www.dive-xtras.com/

DORCY (DORCY backup)

http://www.dorcy.com/

Edge Dive Tech

http://www.edgedivetech.com/

FISHEYE
http://www.fisheyeusa.com/

GULFTEX SCUBA PRODUCT (PHOTON backup)
http://www.cnsales.com/

HALCYON
http://www.halcyon.net/

HOLIS
http://www.hollisgear.com/

IKELITE
http://www.ikelite.com/

KARIK Technologies
http://www.divekarik.com/

KRAKEN SPORTS
http://www.krakensports.ca/

LALUZ OPTICS
http://www.laluzoptics.com/

LIGHT MONKEY
http://www.lightmonkey.us/

LIGHT&MOTION
http://www.uwimaging.com/dive.html
(SOLA)

MANTA Industries
http://www.privateerdivers.com/

NiteRider
http://www.niteriderdive.com/ CLOSED BUSINESS at diving lights still gives service ...(http://utdequipment.com/)

NOCTURNAL LIGHTS
http://store.nocturnallights.com/

OCEANIC

http://www.oceanicworldwide.com/

OMS

http://www.omsdive.com/

OUTLAND TECHNOLOGIES
http://www.outlandtech.com/


OXYCHEQ

http://oxycheq.com/

PIRANHA DIVE MFG (PIRANHA backup)

http://www.piranhadivemfg.com/

POLARION
http://www.polarion-store.com/

PRINCENTON TEC

http://www.princetontec.com/

SALVO

CLOSED BUSINESS service gives....LIGHT MONKEY http://www.lightmonkey.us/

SANDHO
http://www.divelightsbysandho.com/

SARTEK

http://www.sarind.com/

SCUBAPRO
http://www.scubapro.com/

TEKTITE
http://www.tek-tite.com/

TITAN DIVE GEAR - HYDROLIGHTS

http://www.titandivegear.com/

TUSA
http://www.tusa.com/

UK - Undrerwater Kinetics
http://www.uwkinetics.com/

UTD

http://utdequipment.com/ ( former http://www.niterider.com/ ? ; uses asia brand lights under their tradename )

UWDUDE
http://uwlightdude.com/

WATERSHOT
http://www.watershot.com/

XEVISON
http://xevision.com/



CANADA

iTORCH
http://www.itorch.ca/



ASIA

ANO Industries
http://www.anoindustry.com/

ARCHON
http://www.archonlight.com/

ATORCH
http://www.atorch.net/ ( wireless charging ;-))

AUNOC
http://www.aunoc.com/

AQUA VENTION
http://aquavention.com/


BRIGHTSTAR

http://www.brightstar-hid.com/

BRINYTE
http://www.brinyte.com/
http://www.diverightinscuba.com/ backup DRIS (Dive Right In Scuba shop)

BIGBLUE
http://www.bigblue.com.hk/

EZDIVEGEAR
https://www.ezdivegear.com/ chinese scuba gear brand


FRONTA
http://fronta.com/

HI-MAX
http://hi-max.en.alibaba.com/

IST

http://istsports.com/web/

INNOBEAM (S.KOREA)
http://www.innobeam.com/

INTOVA
http://www.intova.net/

INON
http://www.inon.jp/

KLARUS
http://www.klaruslight.com/

ORCATORCH
http://www.orcatorch.com/

MAGICSHINE – UK expositure

http://www.magicshineuk.co.uk/

SEA&SEA
http://www.seaandsea.com/

SEALANTERN
http://www.sealantern.com/


SECURITYING
http://www.securitying.com

SHENZEN TRUSTFIRE TECHNOLOGY Co.Ltd. TRUSTFIRE lights
http://www.trustfire.com/

HONKONG XTAR Co.Ltd XTAR lights
http://www.xtarlight.com

XECCONLIGHT
http://www.xecconlight.com

WolfBeam
http://www.wolfbeam.com/
 
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LIBRARY - DIVE LIGHT TESTS, COMPARISONS AND TEST PROCEDURES

BIBLE

http://www.dfisica.ubi.pt/~hgil/Fotometria/HandBook/luz.html

LED

http://www.instrumentsystems.com/fileadmin/editors/downloads/Products/LED_Handbook_e.pdf ++Handbook of LED Metrology

**********************************************************************************************************

TEST ;
TEST PROCEDURES ; WANTED :

- beamshots ( with parameters (lux @ distance and angle , projection on whiteboard (better greyboard ) (optics test ) with circles to define angles ) - POOL

- beam analysis -
LAB
- light source ( lumens from raw light source (light source producer datasheet) ; emiter , bulb , HID bulb,..... , polar chart ) that is already given from producer datasheet
- complete light output of lamp( lux @ distance ; lumens only from complete light tested in integrating sphere ) , polar chart )


- energy profile
(consumption on battery) - LAB
- efficiency of driver (PWM , modes
- light description (size , weight , buoyancy, battery pack....)

IMO: diving light belongs to water , so beam parameters should be measured in the clear water in the pool under controlled condition (that mean can be repeated everywhere )

http://www.tauchfunzel.de/ +++

http://www.uwimaging.com/sola800p.html SOLA .VS. rest of world of diving lamps (mostly beams comparation )

http://www.tauchen.de/equipment/index.php?kategorie=Lampen 2011 test

http://www.dive-xtras.com/pages/light/compare/comparegeneral.asp from dive-xtras

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWmWa2oeQbI testing light



COMPARATIONS : ( mostly users test without all nedeed parameters )

http://www.direxplorers.com/specialist-dir-kit/9733-mb-sub-vb50-cave-review.htmlMB SUB VB50

http://www.rebreatherworld.com/dive-lights-torch/26218-mb-sub-twin-led-cave-test.html MB SUB TWIN LED

http://www.direxplorers.com/general-diving-forum/6050-mb-sub-led-cave-photon-hand-held-test.html MB SUB LED PHOTON

http://www.direxplorers.com/general-diving-forum/9302-mb-sub-x1-vb-3c-back-up-torch-test.html MB SUB X1 VB 3C

http://www.torchythebatteryboy.com/p/diving-torch-database_06.html smal torches -backups



INSTRUMENTS:

INTEGRATION SPHERE (surface) - LUMENS

http://www.ee.ryerson.ca:8080/~phiscock/astronomy/light-pollution/integrating-sphere.pdf++++ build , test procedure ,... EXCELENT
http://biology.duke.edu/johnsenlab/pdfs/tech/improvintegspheredesign.pdf
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?200334-Building-an-Integrating-Sphere nice DIY
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?312940-Improving-the-DIY-integrating-sphere ++upgrade : research on inside coatings of IS EXCELENT

http://www.licor.com/env/products/light/underwater_sensors/ some special underwater light measurment sensor (lumens)



LUXMETER( ILLUMINANCE )

http://www.jt.fo/
https://www.licor.com/env/products/light/ some special underwater light measurment sensor (lux, wavelength

http://www.extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=10&prodid=57
EXTECH 450 HD (FLIR ) my luxmeter

http://www.extech.com/instruments/resources/manuals/LT45_UM.pdf EXTECH LM45 (FLIR) luxmeter for LED (page 6 - light source factors /multipliers)

Light Source Factors​
L0: Standard light source: 1.00.L1: LED white daylight: 0.99.L2: LED RED light: 0.516.L3: LED AMBER (YELLOW) light: 0.815.L4: LED GREEN light: 1.216.L5: LED BLUE light: 1.475.L6: LED PURPLE light: 1.148.​
L7~L9: Programmable User Custom Locations (preset to 1.00)


COMPACT LIGHT MEASURING SYSTEM

http://www.visosystems.com/products/lightspion/ compact mobile measuring system (including LUX,LUMENS , POLAR PROFILE , TEMP ,POWER CONSUMPTION )+++



FLASHLIGHTS

http://www.iald.org/userfiles/file/PDFs/DOESSLMaterials/02_understanding%20SSL%20photometric%20reports.pdf
IES LM-79-08 test procedures for complete light

http://www.streamlight.com/documents/ansi/ansi-pres.pdf ANSI -NEMA FL1 standard

http://div1.cie.co.at/?i_ca_id=551&pubid=26 CIE standards

http://www.ledwave.eu/home/norms-and-certifications/ some standards MIL for tactical lights
http://raanz.org.nz/techproject/milspecs/MIL-F-3747E.pdf

http://www.intertek.com/lighting/standards/ list of standards for luminaires

http://webstore.iec.ch/p-preview/info_iec60598-1%7Bed6.0%7Den_d.pdf IEC 60598 for lights



SUBMERSIBLE LIGHTS



http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/...ing/lightingindustryservices/standards/ul676/
UL676 standards for submersible lights ; also standards for cords , HID ballast , safety , drivers.... etc

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=1191716 C57.12.32-2002 IEEE Standard for Submersible Equipment - Enclosure Integrity

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA213157 MIL STANDARDS and recomendments for submersible enclosures including ( thermal path , battery , display , switch design...... , Orings ...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Resistant_mark ; ISO 6425 divers' watches standard ; instructions how must dive watch be tested. Many good guidance how to test (pressure , temperature , condesation inside , sealing , impact on glass , mechanism inside and outside (our switches for instance ) , magnetic test ( reed , hall for us) , chemical test (corrosion) even mixed gas diving :devil: , very good test overview ++++


PRODUCER DIVING LIGHTS '' HOUSE '' STANDARD ( that should be at least on each producer's site )

http://www.dive-xtras.com/pages/products/xray_addons/light_test/general.aspTEST DIVING LIGHT from WATER to AIR


OTHER ARTICLES

http://members.dslextreme.com/users/rogermw/darksucker.html ___ D.S.T.___ PRIMARY THEORY ABOUT LIGHT - IMPORTANT !! ;-)

http://lightandsound.net.au/darksuckerpage.htmlD.S.T. in picture


http://www.hdslights.com/?id=Articles interesting articles on theme ... new diving light
 
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What about some sources for aspheric lenses??

Im looking for some glass ones that are around 15mm diam mater with a nice short focal length and have a very tight focus??
 

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great overview, especially the links for European suppliers!

What about some sources for aspheric lenses??

Im looking for some glass ones that are around 15mm diam mater with a nice short focal length and have a very tight focus??

Lucca, please add this link to the optics section. I don't think many of the divelight subforum readers know about it:
http://www.anchoroptics.com/

they have some pretty nice lenses and are really cheap for quality optics (so I've heard, didn't buy from them yet).

@gav, maybe you can find something here that you like. their search engine is nice as well.
Note that tight focus is not something that can be specified for a lens. you want a short focal length to capture as much light as possible. therefor the lens also needs to be big enough to capture the light when the led is in focus. therefor you want lenses with a low f-number.
 

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Just made a canister from these plans!! it is awesome, thank you for this wonderful collection of sites!!
 

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Welcome to CPF, Kevers :)

And while I'm here, my renewed thanks to lucca brassi for his work to make this such a superb reference thread. :clap:
 
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