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    Quote Originally Posted by johnohuk View Post
    my humble build.. been to 42m no issues.. the switch is the weak point but can be fixed..

    http://johnohuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/...r-my-sony.html
    Interesting article mate.

    I too have tried to get the led closer to the front of the torch. I like the metal strip idea but was primarily worried about the led melting the perspex lens if I put it too close. You had any issues with that? How is that zip tie holding up to the heat?

    My only experience with soldering was the other week puting a towbar on the car, so I might have a venture at extending the wires as you show now.

    I must admit, on the one torch where the led unit was not press fitted in, I just used hot glue on the back to fix it in. This has worked fine. The other, which was press fitted, I just bashed out with a hammer and screwdriver on the Ali edge. It pops out easy enough with a tap.
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    Never had a problem with it melting the perspex lens, but there is a gap of 5-8mm as I've rested the metal strip on the notch on the inside of the light.. which is a bit further down the tube... Underwater, here and in the Red Sea never had a problem with heat dissipation.. surprisingly... zip tie is fine... looks like the day I put it in... ( its a T&B one)... if you can't solder there is probably room for a small connector block! I noticed a slight shadow on the video which is why I added a second torch to my set-up...having the LED further back may lead to more cut-off...

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    Interesting. Defo might give this a go.

    The soldering shouldn't be a problem. I'll just ask the electrician at work to do it for me. Nowt that lad won't do for a coffee and a hobnob.

    Might take a look at how hot it does actually get in there as we have a number of adhesives and resins and two pack glue stuffs at work. One must surely be up to sticking the led unit to the metal strip.... *wonders*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmanthin View Post
    Interesting. Defo might give this a go.

    The soldering shouldn't be a problem. I'll just ask the electrician at work to do it for me. Nowt that lad won't do for a coffee and a hobnob.

    Might take a look at how hot it does actually get in there as we have a number of adhesives and resins and two pack glue stuffs at work. One must surely be up to sticking the led unit to the metal strip.... *wonders*

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    Try heatsink two part thermal compound from an electronics store - should only cost a couple of quid for a bucket full. Or use normal thermal compound (which never sets) and stick (no pun intended) with your zipties - the non setting stuff works better than the 2 part stuff at conducting heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Energy58 View Post
    Try heatsink two part thermal compound from an electronics store - should only cost a couple of quid for a bucket full. Or use normal thermal compound (which never sets) and stick (no pun intended) with your zipties - the non setting stuff works better than the 2 part stuff at conducting heat
    Can you recommend a brand or store? When you say electronics store, I'm thinking Currys, which I'm sure you don't mean =D
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    Maplins?

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    I used some heatsink compound from a PC build I did... I'm sure PCworld have loads if not ebay...

    It never sets but wipe away the excess and it usually stays in place..

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Evans View Post
    Can we see some results shot with this particular rig please ?

    FFS, don't show this to Drysuit Diver, he'll want to know if there's any electrical cable in that conduit

    Joking aside, What Torch? and i think thats a Fooking great idea, they charge Fooking stupid prices for what amounts to Jack Shit

    I especially like the attention to detail, the foam grips


    Good conduit installer would have made the bends and not had to buy the inspection elbows. that is a cracking set up tho. Going to give that a try . Oh and Paul kettles immersions showers . All water n leccy.


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    I have the a rig I got from DIR direct that I don't use.
    I have made a minor modification. I drilled a hole in the handle so I could fit the GoPro tripod connector to it.
    Let me know if you are still interested.
    Chris

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    I've been looking at these since they've been released

    http://euro.knog.com.au/video-lights/qudos-action.html

    I've been watching some dive vids done with them and for 80, they look OK. I've not found a bad review yet.

    Andy
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