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Ok guys what would you buy tektite ls5 expedition .
Or Light For Me Xml or light for me 4xpg just wondered
Which one . Reliability most important any help much appreciated
I use the Light For Me XML for a backup. It works well but I wouldn't want to be using it as my sole torch for general UK diving. It's a bit feeble. I used to have a couple of the 3XPGs for my GoPro. Very wide beam meant they mostly illuminated silt. The 4XPG seems to be brighter with an even wider beam.
I used a Tektite LS5 for a good few years as an all purpose torch. It worked well. If I had bought the C cell rather than D cell version, I'd still be using it as a backup.
Tektite LS5 C cell would be my choice of those options.
Cheers for the help .My wife wants to get it for
Me for xmas but didn’t want to get it wrong
LFM XML is nice, it's bright and a nice tight beam too but as such the burntime isn't super-long. For a general purpose torch this is good though. If you were looking for a video light the XML Wouldn't be a good choice so it depends what you are really looking for in a torch.
I use the 2XML which is a dual set up in a Goodman give h a theoretical 2400 lumens, been fine in the NSea through to Nov when ambient light levels are shall we say low.
I have both the Light for me and the Tektite. The Tektite is better made the anodized finish on the LFM has chipped. The Tektite is the bright 900 lumen? version and produces a wider beam. The LFM beam is tighter.
My LFM is the XML
Last edited by bottle maker; 13-12-2018 at 11:49 AM.
Reason: Torch type
Someone else is paying??
Originally Posted by Rick07
Halcyon Focus 2 then...
This torch will be for hols and if I do start diving in uk
Will be doing night dives in Maldives and Zenobia in Cyprus
So bit of everything really thanks for the replies so far
Can’t afford halcyon if I could probably wouldn’t pay great gear though
Dive centre I dive with in Cyprus stocks it
The cheaper XML might do the job then. It's all I'd take on a shallow warm water holiday.
Seems lighter than the tektite