Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 23 February 2010, 15:29   #1
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Boating torches

I just bought some of these torches as I wanted one to bolt on my air rifle:-

Bloody bright LED torches on ebay

They just arrived from HK, and I'm impressed enough that 2 of them are going to become permanent additions to the boating kit. 3 brightness settings,plus a strobe setting and an 'SOS' mode where they flash 'SOS' constantly. O-ring sealed too.

Full brightness will light up things 100m away clearly.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2010, 17:17   #2
Member
 
martini's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: jersey
Boat name: Martini II
Make: Arctic 28/FC470
Length: 8m +
Engine: twin 225Opti/50hp 2t
MMSI: 235067688
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,021
Those are fancy looking torches, does the build quality seem good?

I've just got a LED Lenser with focus on my M4, seriously bright and doesn't seem to mind the recoil
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	phplxMDozPM.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	100.2 KB
ID:	49364  
__________________

__________________
martini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2010, 17:49   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Bought one of these in TK Maxx for 12 at the weekend. http://www.dewalt.com/tools/safety-p...pga-3aaal.aspx

It's a sturdy thing.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2010, 18:19   #4
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by martini View Post
Those are fancy looking torches, does the build quality seem good?
Build quality seems pretty good. I had to reseat the lens o-ring on one, but that was because the retaining ring wasn't fully screwed in. They'll get a dose of silicone grease on the o-rings before putting them on the boat. Apparently they are waterproof to IPX8 and it looks like they may well be.
They aren't focusable,but the beam is fairly tight anyway. I just took one out into the garden and I can just see it hitting the (low) clouds.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2010, 18:43   #5
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,928
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Bought one of these in TK Maxx for 12 at the weekend. http://www.dewalt.com/tools/safety-p...pga-3aaal.aspx

It's a sturdy thing.
Noted
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2010, 21:35   #6
SPR
Trade member
 
SPR's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Central Belt of Scotland
Boat name: Puddleduck III
Make: Bombard
Length: 5m +
Engine: 50 HP
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,066
Multi led torches are old hat these days, I thought they were great till I got a Cree led torch.

Night and day comes to mind! 100 foot spotting, brighter than any mag light I had or multi led torch. You need to see one to believe it...

I am now looking buying a P7 led lenser. This is supposed to be very bright.
__________________
SPRmarine / SPRtraining
RYA Training Courses & Safety Equipment Sales
SPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 February 2010, 04:42   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Here
Boat name: doggypaddle
Make: Avon 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: yamaha 80
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,107
I have a Luxeon star 6 watt led torch, thats bloody bright, trouble is the batteries bloody dear! it takes 3 CR123 and they last a few hours, and its no good buying cheap batteries off ebay, they last even less.
first time i got caught without batteries i bought 3 at the supermarket without looking at the price till later........18 bar 3 pence
in general i prefer my Pezl head torch that takes AAAs its not as bright, at 1 watt, but still illuminates my whole garden better than the 2x80 watt PAR floodlamps on the wall that wasnt cheap though, 50 ish.
__________________
I am usually not as green as i am cabbage looking.
doggypaddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 February 2010, 12:38   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: Archangel
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: ETec 225
MMSI: 235063789
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,005
The LED Lenser P7 is ok; it has a 200 lumen rating. For real 'owl killing' potential you need the 1000 lumen X21. Watch the video here:
__________________
GJ0KYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 February 2010, 12:59   #9
Member
 
Country: Germany
Make: RIBCRAFT 5.85
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150AETX Yamaha
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 86
The best u can get 4 your money!

http://www.zweibrueder.com/ENG/startseite_1024.php
__________________
Trolli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 February 2010, 13:53   #10
RIBnet supporter
 
Jizm's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Hissing Sid
Make: Ross Smith Cobra
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200HP Optimax
MMSI: 235038046
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 3,803
I got one of these through work, it's bloody bright, too bright to look at, burns your retinas!

http://www.torchdirect.co.uk/profess...lenser-t7.html
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	led-lenser-t7.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	51.0 KB
ID:	49388  
__________________

Jizm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.