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#1 chemsaf



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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:40 PM

We just returned from a week on the Rocio del Mar in the northern Sea of Cortez. We worked the new Gates VL8 LED lights (on a L&M Blue Fin) really hard. 18 dives, frequently with short surface intervals. Used 1/2 power at all times, usually leaving the lights on the the full dive (60 minutes or so).

Really super coverage, excellent color behavior, absolutely trouble free. After fighting HID problems, this really lowered the frustration level.

The lights packed nicely against the housing for out-of-water handling.

On board, they charged in just under 2 hours.

If you are looking for LEDs, these really should be considered.

If I missed something, send a question.