New HP50 Modular Light System from Dive Rite
Modular lighting systems are a great solution for divers because they cover so many styles of diving. As a diver's needs and experience grow, the modular lighting system has the ability to evolve from a compact, lightweight travel torch to a device that can cope with lengthy technical dives.
‘This is our brightest and most versatile light to date’, said Jared Hires, Dive Rite General Manager. ‘Our HP50 range easily converts from a handheld to an expedition canister and you can use the same light head.’
At the heart of the HP50 range is a next generation multi-die high power LED Cree XLamp XHP50.2,, delivering more than 3,500 lumens at 6,500 Kelvin.Due to the heat generated from such a high power device, the HP50 head has an incorporated heat sink and a cross-drilled water channel which allows direct water cooling of the LED chip. A magnetic rotary switch that allows the diver to switch between the four power levels. High, medium, low and strobe.
The threaded, double O-ring sealed connection allows the diver to easily switch between different battery packs including Dive Rite’s 'Handheld' battery pack (4 x 18650), as well as their 100 watt-hour 'Slimline' and 150 watt-hour 'Expedition' sealed Li-Ion canisters.
The Dive Rite HP50 light head is 8.9cm (3.5") long and 5cm ( 2")in diameter. The handheld version weighs in at 0.64kg (1.4lbs), and has a useful burn time of 30 hours in the low setting. It comes with a padded travel case and battery charger. It can be used with a 'hard' handle or a 'soft' hand mount with the option of clipping it off to a D ring
An integrated a microprocessor control unit continuously monitors the battery voltage and temperature to keep the light operating at peak efficiency. As the battery voltage drops, the light output steps down, giving the diver plenty of warning before being left in the dark due to a dead battery. A light indicator produces a series of flashes to indicate the voltage has dropped, after which the HP50 will provide at least 4 hours of usable light.
The slimline canister consists of two individual 50 watt-hour packs and the expedition contains three individual 50 watt-hour packs.The individual battery packs are internal and are not connected together until the canister lid is installed in the activated position. The expedition canister has a burn time of 5 hours (high), 10 hours (medium) and 100 hours (low) and has a useful depth rating of 152m.
- Modular battery design - can be easily converted from a handheld light to an umbilical / corded canister style light
- Cree XLamp XHP50.2 LED driven @ 24W produces over 3,500 lumens @ 6,500 Kelvin
- Beam Angle: 10-degree spot
- Magnetic rotary switch
- Four output modes: high power, medium power, low power, and strobe
- Integrated microprocessor control unit monitors temperature and battery voltage
- Blinks 3 times to indicate low battery and automatically steps output down to increase usable burn time
- Handheld version uses 4 independent 18650 user replaceable batteries
- Airline approved battery canister options include a 98 watt-hour slimline Li-Ion battery and a 147 watt-hour expedition Li-Ion battery
- Burn Times on High:
- Handheld – 1.5 hrs
- Slimline Canister – 4.5hrs
- Expedition Canister – 6.75 hrs
- Durable CNC machined Delrin and hard-coat anodised aluminum body construction
- Depth Rating: 152m (500 ft)