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#21 thetrickster

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:05 AM

Given the fact that you've had Keldans before (the 7000 lumen ones if I'm not mistaken) did you notice that these lights were brighter?


I had the 5000lm ones

I’ll admit the initial impression I have of them, is they are not any ‘brighter’ from my old Keldans - I didn’t have a ‘holy crap these are bright’ moment.

But for sure, I can tell they fill a lot more of the inside of a wreck and provide better fill lighting against reefs etc. So you’re getting the same level of lighting, but much more coverage.

Lighting up my living room, it’s light daylight in there with the blinds down with these on.

And having 4, then I do notice the increase in power (from the little diving of done with 4)

It’s a shame I had to sell the Keldans before I got these as I would of been interested in seeing a side by side.

I burn tested the batteries. Last the stated 60mins at full power with no perceivable drop in power as some lights do, due to heat issues.

Overall I’m well pleased.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 04:38 AM

I am going back to Roatan next week and will finally have a chance to test out my V4K pros. I couldn't dive on my last trip due to a massive sinus infection. I am looking forward to sharing some samples here (of the video, not the infection :)


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 02:47 AM

So it could just be the 90 VS 120 degree beam that you're noticing? Hmm decisions decisions.. I personally prefer the 90 degree beam with more power coming through further, but the price of these are v6k pros are appealing.

I had the 5000lm ones

I’ll admit the initial impression I have of them, is they are not any ‘brighter’ from my old Keldans - I didn’t have a ‘holy crap these are bright’ moment.

But for sure, I can tell they fill a lot more of the inside of a wreck and provide better fill lighting against reefs etc. So you’re getting the same level of lighting, but much more coverage.

Lighting up my living room, it’s light daylight in there with the blinds down with these on.

And having 4, then I do notice the increase in power (from the little diving of done with 4)

It’s a shame I had to sell the Keldans before I got these as I would of been interested in seeing a side by side.

I burn tested the batteries. Last the stated 60mins at full power with no perceivable drop in power as some lights do, due to heat issues.

Overall I’m well pleased.


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#24 kc_moses

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 05:54 AM

The V6K Pro price has gone up, but I manage to find a site that have it on sales. How is the V6K Pro light hold up for you guys now that most of you have it for more than 6 months? V4K light is almost impossible to find. They are marketing their P53 light a lot which I think is not powerful enough.



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 05:58 AM

The V6K Pro price has gone up, but I manage to find a site that have it on sales. How is the V6K Pro light hold up for you guys now that most of you have it for more than 6 months? V4K light is almost impossible to find. They are marketing their P53 light a lot which I think is not powerful enough.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:45 AM

Thanks! The high CRI do show! So I assume the battery hold its charge well? I'm concern about these Chinese made lights with 18650 batteries as the battery quality could be questionable.



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 08:08 AM

Thanks! The high CRI do show! So I assume the battery hold its charge well? I'm concern about these Chinese made lights with 18650 batteries as the battery quality could be questionable.

Batteries are doing well at the moment. For CRI, Im not an expert but for me looks good.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:05 AM

The V6K Pro price has gone up, but I manage to find a site that have it on sales. How is the V6K Pro light hold up for you guys now that most of you have it for more than 6 months? V4K light is almost impossible to find. They are marketing their P53 light a lot which I think is not powerful enough.

Which website?

 

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 11:59 AM

Which website?

 

Thanks

Diving Express:

 

https://shop.divinge...product_id=4208

 

I never bought from them before so I'm still hesitate even though Paypal offer buyer protection. The V6K Pro is around $900 normal price nowaday and can't find it on ebay anymore.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:20 AM

As I'm looking for V6K Pro price, I come across another competitor: Archon DM60.

 

Archon is more established than SUPE/Scubalamp, and is cheaper (too good to be true?). Anyone seen the Archon light in action? Can't find it in youtube.



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 02:40 AM

As I'm looking for V6K Pro price, I come across another competitor: Archon DM60.

 

Archon is more established than SUPE/Scubalamp, and is cheaper (too good to be true?). Anyone seen the Archon light in action? Can't find it in youtube.

 

I would guess, these use the same LED module as the V6K and probably made in same factory, given they use the same power button / indictor. Thats good value $$$.

 

The days of high quality / powerful lights costing 1000s is over. 


Edited by thetrickster, 09 August 2018 - 06:30 AM.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:43 PM

hi, Just wondering if anyone has used the Scubalamps for extended periods of time, I work on a live aboard and I want a long serving reliable piece of gear



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:07 AM

hi, Just wondering if anyone has used the Scubalamps for extended periods of time, I work on a live aboard and I want a long serving reliable piece of gear


If I’m honest. (Owning a set) I’m not sure the aluminium to aluminium screw thread to remove the head, to charge the batteries would hold up to daily unscrewing / rescrewing. I would want to keep them well lube and be gentle!

Now this isn’t to say it’s a issue purely with ScubaLamp - just my feeling with soft metal to soft mental threads.


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