Usage tips / FAQ

HID-lights

All our lights have one year (12 month) guarantee from the date of purchase. Guarantee covers faults coming from normal usage. Guarantee does not cover faults that are caused by user error. For user error we count e.g. “harsh handling” damaging the bulb, or keeping the light on on the surface for more than 30 seconds (causing damage to o-rings). In case you accidentally keep the light on for more than 30 seconds on the surface, light head should be checked and o-rings replaced before next dive.

Canisters have “travel mode”, which disables accidental on switching of the lamp. Open up the lid and turn it 180 degrees (so that one banana connector goes to empty hole) and the light won’t turn on, even if you try to switch it. Don’t twist the lid when opening it! Otherwise you might damage the connectors.

Charge the battery with the provided charger. For charging, open up the lid and connect charging plug to canister female connectors, then connect the charger to mains. When the indicator led on the charger goes green, the battery has reached full charge. The indicator led is however not “bullet-proof” so sometimes it might not turn green. Voltage meter is your best friend here, 11.1V battery is 12.6V full and 7.4V battery is 8.4V full.

PLEASE NOTE! Never leave a li-ion battery unattended when charging! All our batteries do have protection circuits, but still please do not leave them unattended (e.g. in your garage/warehouse). Battery is also sealed in the canister, so there is a waterproof middle lid as well. If you need to access the battery, you can open the middle lid by opening the hex bolts, putting a m6 bolt in the empty hole and carefully “nudging/twisting (not more than half a round)” the lid open. Battery wires are welded to the middle lid so be careful when opening.

Happy diving everybody!!!

LED-lights

All our lights have one year (12 month) guarantee from the date of purchase. Guarantee covers faults coming from normal usage. Guarantee does not cover faults that are caused by user error. For user error we count e.g. “harsh handling” or keeping the light on on the surface for prolonged periods (recommended limits are 15w: 5 mins, 40w: 2 mins).  In order to avoid accidental turning on of the light, travel mode should be used whenever the light is not used for diving. Activating the travel mode is done by opening the lid and turning it 180 degrees (opposite way) so that both or one banana connector is in empty space.

Battery is charged with the provided charger. For charging open the lid and connect corresponding red and black banana connectors. On the charger, green indicator means “ready to charge, or full charge”, red means “charging”.

PLEASE NOTE! Never leave a li-ion battery unattended when charging! All our batteries do have protection circuits, but still please do not leave them unattended (e.g. in your garage/warehouse). Battery is also sealed in the canister, so there is a waterproof middle lid as well. If you need to access the battery, you can open the middle lid by opening the hex bolts, putting a m6 bolt in the empty hole and carefully “nudging/twisting (not more than half a round)” the lid open. Battery wires are welded to the middle lid so be careful when opening.

Happy diving everybody!!!

Batteries

All our lights use lithium ion batteries. You can charge these batteries whenever you want, even after every dive, if you wish to do that. They have very little self discharge. If you store it for one month or longer, you will notice some self discharge, but not much. There is no memory effect in li-ion batteries, so you don’t need to drain them empty before charging. Every now and then you can do a “burn test” to see how much of the original capacity there is left.

Nowadays we provide most of the batteries with 3A chargers. They have indicator leds, when green it means “ready to charge, full charge” when red it means “charging”. Some of the older batteries for 15w use 7.4V but all new ones we use 11.1V. In lithium batteries nominal voltage means “half charge voltage”, 11.1V battery is 12.6V when full. Voltage meter is handy so you may consider buying one if you don’t own it already.

If you plan to store the battery for prolonged periods, it is recommended to store it in nominal voltage (11.1V).

PLEASE NOTE! Never leave a li-ion battery unattended when charging! All our batteries do have protection circuits, but still please do not leave them unattended (e.g. in your garage/warehouse). Battery is also sealed in the canister, so there is a waterproof middle lid as well. If you need to access the battery, you can open the middle lid by opening the hex bolts, putting a m6 bolt in the empty hole and carefully “nudging/twisting (not more than half a round)” the lid open. Battery wires are welded to the middle lid so be careful when opening.