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Geoffrey

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Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
« Reply #10 on: 22 Jan 14, 00:55 »
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  • Runez,
    Thank you for the info.. please give us some "in-water use" feedback once you have the opportunity...
    The light looks very bright....I am kind of shocked it is not MORE light output that the shorty...but it is probably made with the same components? same LED module maybe?
    It seems like a great value at $130...let us know after you have used it several times...

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    Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
    « Reply #11 on: 22 Jan 14, 10:37 »
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  • cool
    well, a lot of established brands out there dun make in the country they are from (e.g. USA brand is having products made in Poland or similar) so buying from China does make sense in a way
    some things sellers can never cheat on is the marine grade steel - cheapo coatings/lower grades don't last and it'll show (rust)

    great to have users share their purchase & diving experience!


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    Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
    « Reply #12 on: 22 Jan 14, 12:07 »
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  • Runez,
    Thank you for the info.. please give us some "in-water use" feedback once you have the opportunity...
    The light looks very bright....I am kind of shocked it is not MORE light output that the shorty...but it is probably made with the same components? same LED module maybe?
    It seems like a great value at $130...let us know after you have used it several times...

    Hi Geoffrey,

    The LED module is purported to be the same XML-U2. I guess the difference in brightness may have something to do with the batteries or internal circuitry? Interestingly though, based on specifications, the DIV06 is supposed to have a almost double the lumen output than the DIV03 (Shorty) on the highest brightness setting, and the same lumen output on its lowest brightness.

    I've tested the DIV03 and Shorty, both appear to be equally bright to me..

    cool
    well, a lot of established brands out there dun make in the country they are from (e.g. USA brand is having products made in Poland or similar) so buying from China does make sense in a way
    some things sellers can never cheat on is the marine grade steel - cheapo coatings/lower grades don't last and it'll show (rust)

    great to have users share their purchase & diving experience!

    Based on specs, the housing is made from T6061 aluminium - same as the Shorty. So far, I'm really happy with my Shorty (30+ dives). I've taken care of it after every dive & it's serving me well, no observed corrosion (yet!).

    As for buying from established brands, yes I would too just for the piece of mind, especially for a primary light intended for wreck/cave use - the big & expensive brands have a reputation to protect which usually corresponds to better QA & customer support. I firmly believe there are some things worth paying top $$ for.. especially safety related gear!
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    Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
    « Reply #13 on: 27 Jan 14, 22:24 »
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  • An update after 2 dives last weekend @ P. Sudong and P. Hantu. Visibility was "good" at 3-5m. But I digress, this isn't a P. Hantu trip report :D


    Visibility was almost like this.. near the surface..


    .. and felt like this most of the time!

    Additional observations:

    1. The cord length was a tad too long at 47inchs (120cm). It snagged on the reef and on the wreck at least once. I ended up having to hold the excess cord together with the goodman handle. This is a bit long even for the sidemount configuration (cannister mounted on the back).

    2. The light lasted through 100 minutes of diving, and still looked quite bright after both dives. Compared to the initial photo in my earlier post, it seems like the DIV06 hasn't diminished much in brightness. Maybe the 15Ah battery at work?  :)


    3. The brightness appeared comparable to my friend's 9W LED Light Monkey. The penetration distance was also similar for my buddy's LM and this torch. The light allowed us to find each other when we drifted slightly further apart in these 'pristine' waters. Not too shabby!


    Light Monkey 9W LED

    4. The mounting screws provided have started to show signs of corrosion. These are the screws to assemble the goodman handle and connect the light head to the handle. I'll need to find some marine grade stainless steel screws to replace those before they cease.

    5. The aluminium cannister is very slender and long compared to the delrin cannisters of more expensive can lights. This meant that I was able to place a diverite pocket on my right hip next to the light with no problems. The cannister was also able to hold my braided long hose in place, no problems.


    6. The magnetic switch takes a little getting used to, and isn't so responsive at times. I'm going to try putting a stronger magnet in to improve its sensitivity.

    Overall, it's a fairly decent light, value for money. It does need some tweaks, but moving ahead, this is going to be part of my standard gear for all my dives. =)


    PS. Geoffrey - is DGE planning to offer this light?  ;D
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    Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
    « Reply #14 on: 27 Jan 14, 23:20 »
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  • PS. Geoffrey - is DGE planning to offer this light?  ;D

    No, DGX will not offer this light...
    but...I do like some of the Brinyte products. We are testing some of their smaller lights for durability and longevity now...

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    Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
    « Reply #15 on: 28 Jan 14, 13:40 »
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  • 1. The cord length was a tad too long at 47inchs (120cm). It snagged on the reef and on the wreck at least once. I ended up having to hold the excess cord together with the goodman handle. This is a bit long even for the sidemount configuration (cannister mounted on the back).

    4. The mounting screws provided have started to show signs of corrosion. These are the screws to assemble the goodman handle and connect the light head to the handle. I'll need to find some marine grade stainless steel screws to replace those before they cease.

    to take up more of the slack, consider mount upside down unless this is creates problems with the switch.
    u can also consider tuck in some of the slack into the waist band right side where the canister is.
    twirling around left arm also can take up some slack but IMO this 'may' work well.

    u could consider painting your screws over to stop the corrosion i think. for myself i tried covering it in silicone (the kind fo toilet grouting) but didn't work v well.

    u can consider modding your goodman to include thumb loop and double-ender - makes clip on & off easy (pre, during and post dive), facing up or down. switching hands for the light also v easy.
    http://www.unifiedteamdiving.com/video/utd-equipment-configuration?commentId=2666155%3AComment%3A31113
    « Last Edit: 28 Jan 14, 13:42 by limk »

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    Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
    « Reply #16 on: 28 Jan 14, 17:32 »
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  • to take up more of the slack, consider mount upside down unless this is creates problems with the switch.
    u can also consider tuck in some of the slack into the waist band right side where the canister is.
    twirling around left arm also can take up some slack but IMO this 'may' work well.

    u could consider painting your screws over to stop the corrosion i think. for myself i tried covering it in silicone (the kind fo toilet grouting) but didn't work v well.

    u can consider modding your goodman to include thumb loop and double-ender - makes clip on & off easy (pre, during and post dive), facing up or down. switching hands for the light also v easy.
    http://www.unifiedteamdiving.com/video/utd-equipment-configuration?commentId=2666155%3AComment%3A31113


    Excellent suggestions, thanks. I'm going to experiment with a few methods to take up the slack. Considered mounting the can upside down, but I'm not comfortable with the cord sticking out from the bottom. Seems it may interfere with the long hose, or lead to more wear and tear at the glands.


    I like the video, good explanation and it makes plenty of sense. Thanks for sharing  :)
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    Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
    « Reply #17 on: 29 Jan 14, 10:32 »
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  • for the light monkey canister light design posted earlier (see pic),
    maybe this 'could' work:

    turn the cord down and zip tie that portion at the area between the two stainless steel wraps of the canister
    the cord then is free to turn up again and route as per normal.

    this should:
    - take up some slack of about 6 inches i guess
    - not slip since the zip tie is between the two stainless steel wraps and wont slide up & out or down & out
    - kind of prevent tugging of cord on canister since u have this buffer thing going on

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    Re: Alibaba Cannister Light
    « Reply #18 on: 31 Jul 14, 00:30 »
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  • Wanted to post an update on the Brinyte DIV06 can light after some further dives.

    Although I've owned it for about 6 months, it has only seen 8 dives. Two dives were at Sudong Wreck in Jan, and the remaining six were a few weeks ago.

    It performed fantastic for the first six dives. By the 7th dive, the light flickered once or twice mid-way through the dive, but was otherwise nice and bright. Halfway through the 8th dive, the light flickered on and off a couple of times before deciding to remain off for the rest of the dive.

    So, it had a good (short) run while it lasted. I suppose you get what you pay for.

    Btw, the light came back to life again on dry land. Although I don't think it will see a 9th dive with me  ;)
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