If you still have your Tm-36 could you measure the diameter of the hot spot at say 25'. If you don't have it, you should be able to back it out of one of your photos. It does not have to be 25', as
I can match your distance, and see if it the same as mine. For now mine is 12" at 25'.
You're a braver man than I Gunga din.
I've got dive lights and camera housings that until I've tested multiple times only go near water that's raining from the sky not immersed.
Did you lube the o-rings prior to this? I'm interested what steps you took to get the TM36 waterproof enough for this shoot.
I've never taken my TM36's apart far enough to see what Nitecore does with the display panel.
The first thing I do with all new lights is to lube the o-rings as I've received brand new lights that were dry without lube to lights that had more than enough to leak from the seams.
I received a new NBP68 battery pack that the body diameter is a few thousandths smaller than the NBP52. That pack got a lot of lube installed to tighten things up a bit.
Hi Bigmac 79,
1 Can i take my TM36, outside in the rain, without problems?
2 Do you think/tried, the TM36, can outgrow/be more intense, than a Carhighbeam?
3 I will test mine, on a clear night, to shine it at a friends house, at 1400 meters,
Can i see something light up, with binoculairs......and can the people standing outside in front of the house, see some lighting up, on their house?
4 Can they see clearly the TM36, shining towards them?
1. Yes, as long as you make sure the plug over the charging port stays in place, you should be fine.
2. It depends on the state of your car's head lights. It can throw farther than the headlights on the car I drive (a very old car and the headlights are starting to cloud over) but not the headlights on my wife's van. However, the TM36 puts all the light in a narrow spot, so it's not going to replace your car headlights, which need to spread light over a large area.
3. At 1400 meters, with binoculars, you might be able to see something. At that sort of distance, I've found visibility depends heavily on the atmospheric conditions. If the air isn't completely dry, the moisture in the air tends to fog up your vision pretty bad. It helps if you position the light pointing where you want, then walk away from the light and view from a different position, so you're not looking through the air that's illuminated by the beam.
4. Yes, they'll almost definitely see the light shining towards them, unless they're distracted by something else. So, I recommend that you notify the "friends" living at that house beforehand, just so they don't think you're up to any funny business