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gbrdiver
11-21-2008, 03:18
I see these 1000 Lumen HID's on sale. Any thoughts? The ballast on my DR21w packed it in and it just isn't economical to send to DR for repair - any ideas on fix it yourself? I can't go wrong if it doesn't!

mm_dm
11-21-2008, 08:20
Airspeed Press makes some good DIY books, one of them on dive lights...if you've got some time. It's a great book. Also, a few of our board members have done their own lights. The Airspeed link doesn't seem to be working right now, try emailing at info@airspeedpress.com

The book is about 30 bucks plus shipping. Good luck!

mitsuguy
11-21-2008, 09:20
man, if I had a housing that was good and reliable, I'd find all kinds of things to jam in there... you could do anything from a Triple P7 emitter (800 lumen per emitter) to a single with a long runtime, hell, you could even do a 35 watt HID - might take some experimenting, but car headlights are 35 watters and available everywhere for cheap cheap...

cummings66
12-07-2008, 17:29
Just curious, what exactly happened to the ballast?

Drewskey
12-08-2008, 15:04
man, if I had a housing that was good and reliable, I'd find all kinds of things to jam in there... you could do anything from a Triple P7 emitter (800 lumen per emitter) to a single with a long runtime, hell, you could even do a 35 watt HID - might take some experimenting, but car headlights are 35 watters and available everywhere for cheap cheap...


I saw a DIY dive light with one of these. OtterBox 9000 // OtterBox.com (http://www.otterbox.com/waterproof-cases/otterbox-9000/)

You can pick one of these up for about 20 bucks!