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and they have stood the test of harsh conditions.
The have a great beam as well as an adjustable setting.
But I would not recommend them.
See my review under the Reviews
Waterproof means exactly that - no intrusion !
The testing standard of IEC 529 level 7
is designated "IPX7" and is equivalent to JIS 7.
Basically designates equipment can survive
immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.
The classification of IPX7 is for temporary
(i.e. accidental) immersion in water.
It is not for continuous underwater use.
IEC 529 (European Community Specification)
or International Electrotechnical Commission
and JIS2-8 (Japanese Industry Standard)
have graduated test levels of #2 - #8
Salt water - marine usage - is a very harsh world
Michigan has fresh water, we are a bit lucky
Gear gets used, on trips, on vacation, etc., etc.
Folks that play outdoors all 12 months, all 4 seasons,
encounter storms, rain, puddles, capsizes, leaky hatches,
ice cold snow, condensation, bumps, drops, etc., etc.
Usually; when you really truly need a flashlight;
it's because something needs immediate attention;
to get you out of a jam or situation.
Redundant gear is a fact for success,
as are spare lightbulbs and batteries,
but its nice to know what holds up to strenuous usage.
I sincerely appreciate getting feedback from folks
that actually use their gear outside, in the elements,
versus the glitzy marketing hype on shiny packages.
some light, the batteries best not be dead. I have found that CR123 batteries last a long, long, time on the shelf. I keep this in my pocket always as my backup / go to light. I have a couple of nice headlamps but can't attest to their water-proof-ness.
CR123 batteries gooood.
Bicyclists commute in the rain, mountain bikers
do adventure racing in wet conditions, etc.
Always wondered why that set of manufacturers
are separate from other light production models.
Example - might be a simple retrofit modification
headlamp not sure of the model. It is black and has "4 mode" and "H20 1M" printed on the front of it. No idea what the model is but I bought it at Bass Pro Shops several years ago.
It has been wet with salt water many times and I have never had any problems with it. It it very bright but it also will go through batteries pretty quickly so I usually leave it off (yeah I know not legal) unless I hear or see powerboat traffic, then I flip it on to let them know I am there.
Underwater Kinetics Vizion... none better! (Sounds a little like CJ). An' still made in de USA.
I have an older LL Bean Trailblazer which has been great through the years. Great amount of light and built very well. It appears to be made by Princeton Tec as it has their symbol on it. I think they must make LL Beans headlamps for them. Never have tested it being water proof but have used it in snow and rain with no worries. Has rubber seals around battery case door. Simple and easy to change batteries.
Thanks for the response - beats the hell out of
any marketing hype on the package or via store rep.
Paddling spring or fall; when the daylight seems
to dwindle oh so quickly, practically demands some
sort of illumination, to get back to the start spot.
Then there is the strapping down of the boat,
putting away gear, sweeping the area for dropped items,
helping others load, etc.
Equipment has to work, reliably, week after week.