XP-L and XP-G2 Emitters, walk
mode 250 lumens for average 1.7 watts battery hit. (See note)
The well defined beam
with additional foot level lighting gives an evenness of lighting.
Max output of 1500
Weight only 125 grams,
(same as Stenlight) power pack 182 grams.
IP68 - 5 metres waterproof and no
silly flashy modes. (See note)
250 lumens walk mode for
16 hours from a pack that weighs only 182 grams.
Easily tilts to any
angle, handles with gloves on, no messing.
Simple analogue circuit.
Two simple lighting
options, Supplemented beams on standard mode or high mode from single
Only £150 for kit of
lamp, 2 cell power pack, charger and fitting kit.
This lamp offers a magic combination
of well defined beam supplemented by a low level downlight
at low output.
This is to the best of my knowledge
the most powerful little lamp designed for underground use, for its size
and weight, that you can get your hands on. And yet full power is
sustainable under most conditions. I have had it on full for over 5
minutes, the lamp got warm but not hot.
I have become increasingly aware of
the issue of some lamps whereby the wearer has difficulty seeing his or
her feet, this is dangerous. These new designs overcome this big time.
The lamp is designed
to run of serial Li ions at approx 8V, and package includes a simple Li
Ion dedicated, red light-green light charger
Most exploration can
be done comfortably on the walk mode setting, which only draws a measly 0.23
amps from the battery ( at nominal 7.4V) and on test has sustained this
output for over 12
hours, and then continued on diminishing output for 16 hours on the tiny 2 cell helmet mounted power pack!
Note: This lamp is
unsuitable for diving or prolonged immersion at depth due to risk of water
being forced up inside the cable. No other reason.
Small lightweight power pack
Below is standard mode in Devonshire Cavern,
Matlock. Note the foreground illumination from the down light.
on full power, same location. Lighting is overall rather than tight beam.
Below is the standard beam on a rock at three
metres, my bits and pieces for scale.
Below: Power pack on charge.
Red = charging, Green = charged, simple. Power pack for this lamp weighs
only 182 grams yet is 3.5 AH and powers lamp on standard mode for 12.5
hours on this lamp.
1 lamp, 1 by 2 cell
'red band' helmet mount battery pack, dedicated charger, plus fitting kit. Price £150 plus £8 post and packing, total £158.
P and P includes insurance on this lamp.