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    New umbical torch advice

    Hi,

    I'm currently using an Aquatec 5W torch as my primary and have decided it is finally time to upgrade to something significantly better. Will primarily be for UK wreck diving, just something to light up things better and the odd bit overhead stuff. The light for me 7XPE looks good on paper, anything else i should be looking at? Budget is around 500-600, 2nd hand is okay too!

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    Just got the light for me nw7. It's perfect. I'll never need another torch. Choice of battery sizes to suit what you need. Runs a suit htr if needed.

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    I bought a 7XPE at the start of the year and have been very pleased with it, though I do find it easy to knock the button and turn the torch on when out on the boat.

    I 'test dived' the NW7 too, as it seemed like a nice idea, but in all honestly found the wide beam caused a lot of reflection from particles in the water, even though the vis was pretty good on the day I trialled it.


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    With modern technology advancing along nicely, it is possible to get very bright, very capable torches without having to encumber yourself with an umbilical
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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    Umbilicals to offer the benefits of long life between charges; secure attachment to your rig; small light heads; generally as tough as nails; reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    With modern technology advancing along nicely, it is possible to get very bright, very capable torches without having to encumber yourself with an umbilical
    Yes you can get very bright torches that don't need an umbilical but if you want bright and long burn time then I think you still need umbilical.

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    Greenforce might be your friend. Currently using an F2 battery and Heptastar
    http://www.green-force.co.uk/DiveTor...1FlexiKIT.html

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    My vote is for the LFM 4Tec, excellent torch, ideal for your needs.

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    I've got the LFM NW7. Fantastic torch. If you want to spend a bit less go 4tec only. The NW7 does everything but the wide angle beam I use very rarely. With the 11ah battery lasts ages, I expect the 4tec on the 6ah battery is comparable. As above the only negative is it can turn itself on easily if the switch is knocked.

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    New umbical torch advice

    Have the L4M Alexandria HD. Ridiculously bright, like a small sun. With 20Ah batt it lasts a weeks diving without recharge.

    It is a wide beam though, I hate those narrow beam torches, I have one as well and never use it. Hold it a bit to one side to avoid back scatter (same technique as strobes).


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