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New Rude-Nora-3 dive & caving light?  


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20/11/2018 10:11 am  

Has anyone dived with one of these yet...can anyone post a review or impressions following actual use in a sump?  Looks interesting, especially as regards flexibility with batteries and price in comparison to the obvious competitor.

Website ( http://littlemonkeycaving.co.uk/Rude-Nora-3/) says it's all pressure tested to silly depths, but at the same time says they don't have any real-world experience with it being dived (but I think the text on the website was written back before hidden earth, so I'm hoping someone has dived with it by now!).


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27/11/2018 5:59 pm  

Thanks for posting the above Malcolm; I'd also be interested to see what any other members who've dived with these think.

In fact, if anyone can give any useful reflections (sorry, lousy pun!) on the two questions below, it'd help:

1. Does the fact that the light is central and close to the eyes cause a lot of scatter?

2. Does the battery, which seems to stick up slightly, become a problem in difficult terrain?


John C

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28/11/2018 2:39 pm  

I use a dive Scurion, which is very similar to the Rude Nora (in fact the Nora is pretty much a clone of it).

I dont have any issues beyond the usual with backscatter and I've never had a problem with the size of the headset or the battery box - although I dont go to places quite as grim as you!


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28/11/2018 8:42 pm  

Thanks Ben, that's useful.

"Grim"? Nay - just sometimes a bit "challenging".  🤨 

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06/12/2018 3:54 pm  

I haven't dived it but I did go to look at it and test it for filming. Very well made and easily programmable with the remote control. For the price its astounding if you compare to a scurion.


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07/12/2018 12:54 pm  

I must admit I moved away from the main light on the helmet some years a go. I use a wrist mounted light (Soft Goodman Glove) Light is a Merlin Sun although the mount will take any torch. Removes back scatter issues never gets in the way hand is still usable in fact puts the light in a better location to see what is going on. I still have four lights on my hat two Tektite Expedition Star (old but long burn) and two Ledlenser  D14.2. For caving a Lynx X from Roy Fellows (he is developing a dive version). I have caved with people using bat burners and they are too bright you see stars every time they look at you. Mostly told to turn the wick down.




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