Lynx X_12 is possibly the last of the big 'bat cookers' as I can no longer
obtain the deep finned headset shells.
X_12s available until stock exhausted.
new superlamp, The Scorpion, is now available.cep
Fully GoPro Compatible
IP 68: 5 metres waterproof
(Possible 50 metres dive model to follow)
Max 3500 lumens
User friendly 2 mode groups of 3 modes from
single toggle switch, high range and low range.
Switch up, on and off: 300,1000, and 3500 lumens
Switch down, on and off: 40, 75, and 160 lumens
Memorises last settings so ability to switch instantly
up or down to pre-selected modes.
2 sets of 3 LEDs, 2 beam and one flood, power
Similar inside to Lynx X2000 (Please refer to
that model for specs)
Each of the above £245 + p and p
I have taken the Scorpion EX off
sale temporarily as I have conceived some design improvements. non yet sold,
so no issues there.
Basically, an EX with
high waterproof integrity, maybe suitable for diving, will have a strong
appeal for hard cavers who would rather have tough wear features than the
ability to cook bats.
It will feature a
single lead with no connecting plug, sealed aluminium battery box with
charging through a round access plug together with the combined spot and
flood as currently described.
Battery check by blue
'Nightrider' actuated by a second IP68 rated button. Obviously the price may
well increase but looking at the current price of competitor lamps I feel
little to worry about.
Scorpions do have high
waterproof integrity, better than the Lynx, however there is a caution on any
prolonged immersion other than a few feet would cause water to pass up inside
the cable from the plugs. I am currently testing the limits of this as I have
an 8 feet deep pool, no kidding.
I am aware that no
ordinary cavers or mine explorers will be spending 2 hours 8 feet under water
though. Diving means diving.
Will advise in due
Made to order
Power bank price revision. Sorry having to pay more for
cells. Absorbed into lamp prices but cannot do as aftersales.
Now simple 2 mode, standard and high analogue operation and IP 68
5metre waterproof. Lamp redesigned to improve intrinsic reliability and
suitability for hard caving. EX stands for "Extreme use"
some inquiries I have done duration tests on power banks and it appears that
some change has been made in either management circuitry as I now longer get
a slow diminishing output up to 24 hours on the 2 cell version tested.
A Dragon was tested on standard mode and gave virtually full
power for 12 hours then diminishing for a further 3 -4 hours when it died
after about 16 hours.
I have changed the description on this website and in my
literature, and apologise for any misunderstandings caused.
Of course, a diminishing output will reach a state when the
level of light is useless. It’s possibly the management electronics that are
now shutting off at 2.6V rather than 2.5V, which really was a bit low.
cell power packs supplied prior to February 2014, Trigons and some X3000s.
It is highly recommended that you upgrade to a new flat pack (as
shown below) for increased lamp power and burn times.
Price is £60 plus postage.
is sealed waterproof, shockproof and explosion proof ABS plastic internally
waterproof, 1 metre submersion for up to 30 minutes.
dropping, roof contact etc.
proof, chemistry breakdown causing cell venting, case lid forces off and
vents to atmosphere.
discharge limit of cells 10 amps
continuous discharge electronic control 4.3 amps, over current test delay: 10ma;
auto recovery after over current protection
voltage 8.55V (Dedicated charger cut off is 8.4) Overcharge test delay:
100ms; Overcharge resume voltage: 8.16 ±0.05V
voltage on discharge 5V. Over discharge test voltage: 4.80V±0.1V; over discharge
test delay: 25ma; over discharge recover voltage: 6.0V±0.10V
circuit protection. Short circuit protection test delay: <=500us;
auto recovery after short circuit protection
cell power banks.
version shown, 4.25 AH version is slightly longer.
D1800: Revised model
has less functionality but more intrinsic reliability. Not much different to
the last D1800s shipped with upgraded glands and switch boots.
X6000: Replaced by X_12
SAR2: Seriously good lamp but too finicky to produce in an economically