Questions and Answers for Princeton Tec Miniwave L.E.D. Dive Light - 150 Lumens:
whats different about the 2008 model? Also, where are you located. I need this by Friday.
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The new model has a higher lumen rating 337 vs 150.
The little brother of the Shockwave, the Miniwave is nothing to scoff at. We packed 390 Lumens into the smaller body style, so you really can have your cake and eat it, too. The smaller body style is ideal for those who want to be streamlined and lighter. With the flick of the switch you can toggle between low and high power settings and the locking mechanism ensures that the Miniwave LED will remain off when you have it in your bags.
SPECIFICATIONS POWER 390 Lumens LAMP 3 Maxbright LEDs BURN TIME 10 Hours BATTERIES 4 C Alkaline WEIGHT 650 Grams UL RATING APPROVED Class I Division 2 Groups A, B, C & D UL TEMP CODE T4
4-C 4 C cell batteries
FOCUSED WIDE BEAMS This beam pattern is an excellent choice for multipurpose activities. At close range, focused wide beams simulate normal daylight conditions and allow you to take advantage of your peripheral vision.
HEATSINK TECHNOLOGY Princeton Tec has developed proprietary ultralight heatsinks to protect LED products from overheating. Even though LEDs operate at much lower temperatures than traditional incandescent bulbs, they still generate heat. If this heat is not dissipated, the LED will suffer irreversible damage. By using heatsinks, Princeton Tec lights can burn at extreme brightness levels for long periods of time. The heatsink may be incorporated internally or externally depending on the product and its application.
LED OPTIC COLLIMATOR A collimator gathers all available light from an LED in the form of scattered rays and re-emits the light as parallel rays, making it more optically efficient than a standard reflector. Princeton Tec calibrates each collimator to the type of LED and application of each light. With proprietary optimized collimator / lens systems, Princeton Tec continues to advance LED technology.
MULTIPLE MODES Multiple settings on many of our products give you the flexibility to adjust your light’s brightness and/or beam width to illuminate greater distances or to conserve battery power, depending on your needs.
WATERPROOF - LEVEL 3 The highest of Princeton Tec’s ratings, Level 3 is assigned to lights that offer a degree of water protection equivalent to IPX8 in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. Lights rated at Level 3 provide waterproof integrity for continual submersion in water at depths down to 100 meters.
WEIGHT - 650 Princeton Tec’s advertised product weights always include batteries. For many products, battery weight is a large percentage of overall weight. Weight can be significantly reduced by using lithium batteries in lithium-compatible products.