View Full Version : How to attach my uk 100 HID

07-26-2009, 09:38
Hi, I have this heavy UK cannon HID 100 light, but I can't find a good way to attach it on my halcyon wing. do you have any suggestion?

07-26-2009, 10:01
At the but of the grip is an eyelet I used some cage line and attached a quick clip to that location. I then clip it off to a D-ring on my hog till I am in the water and need it.

07-26-2009, 10:14
Thank you Rileybri, I will try it

07-26-2009, 10:25
this link (http://www.divegearexpress.com/library/boltsnap.shtml) will show you the "recommended" way of attaching the snap link/bolt.

easy, cheep and very secure.....

07-26-2009, 12:46
Thank you this link is very instructif. I anderstand that you attached it on a O.ring but I woukd like it very close of me, this light is heavy and not confortable when rocking around. May be there is a way to use it without keep it in the hand because when there is a lot of current I need my two hands to go front of it. I saw a diver who keep it on himself and just steer the light where he needs to see. It was underwater and I couldn't see how he organise it. Sorry for my english speaking, I am french speaker

07-26-2009, 13:09
Unfortunately, a UK light canon is best held in your hand. Your best bet to have two hands free is to move up to a canister light such as: Dive Rite HID 1000 Dive Light reviews and discounts, Dive Rite (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=DiveRiteHID1000Light) Or the Halcyon or Salvo equivelant (though Salvo is now Leviathan) And go with the Goodman Handle which puts the light on top of your hand. They are costly though.

Another hands free option is the OxyCheq Raider 3 LED Light reviews and discounts, OxyCheq (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=OxyCheqRaider3Light) with the Hand Sock: OxyCheq Raider Light Sock reviews and discounts, OxyCheq (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=OxyCheqRaiderLightSock) Not as powerful as your HID or a canister light but still a viable alternative.

And I'm sure your engilsh is better than my french. The best I can do is order a ham and cheese omolet. :smiley36:

07-26-2009, 15:58
I don't use pistol grip lights anymore, but when I used my light cannon as a primary light, I attached a coil lanyard with split ring and brass bolt snap to it (using the split ring for a secure connection), and clipped it off to my left shoulder D-Ring. It was in my hand at all times, except for entries and exits, at which point the coil was closed up and I just let go of it.


tk trekers
07-26-2009, 18:56
Similar to CompuDude, I use this (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=CRL3HD)

I do like the idea of using the split ring for the connection and I'll upgrade mine to that.

07-26-2009, 20:20
On the shoulder, I would be worried of stick me somewhere on a trap of wreck.

07-26-2009, 20:28
"And I'm sure your engilsh is better than my french. The best I can do is order a ham and cheese omolet".
In french it's a good beginning, omelette au jambon... C'est bon...
You right about the canister but for now I try to find a good way to wear this ?$$?%?&* pistol light the closer as possible.

07-26-2009, 22:18
It will not be, or should not be clipped off to you when in the water at night or in dark environments. It will be should be in your hand. Only when getting in the water and out of the water is it clipped off to a shoulder d ring. If you are wanting to go hands free you have the wrong light and need to re think your set up. if you are that concerned about entanglement in a wreck a new gear configuration and more training is what you need on top of a new light......:smiley2:

bonne chance


07-27-2009, 02:49
On the shoulder, I would be worried of stick me somewhere on a trap of wreck.

Inside a wreck the light would never be anywhere other than your hand. If you're worried about the line from your shoulder to your hand getting tangled in a wreck, you should reconsider your wreck plans... and your gear. Serious wreck penetration is technical diving in an overhead environment and calls for a canister light, not a pistol-style light.

07-27-2009, 08:59
Thank you both, I will reconsider a new light to have my hands free and keep the pistol for exploration. It's certainly the best solution but not for right now... Diving is so cheap!! I just bought my uk 100 hid. But I know I will... Also I would like to find one which is not too heavy, I have to be lighter. I just bought an abs back plate:smiley31:.
Sometimes we just go through a wreck (when we see an other issue). It's not really a penetration but there is always beams or other obstacles to be avoided on the way. Nothing difficult but just to keep our Buoyancy an our mind aware. We did the Daryaw last saturday and it was really accessible and fun. But I had this heavy light in my hand all the time. I saw one diver with a pistol close to him and he had just to point the light in his way without keep it in his hand. I didn't have time to see how he attached it... Nothing like experience...:smiley2:

07-27-2009, 12:11
Depending on how much you want to customize your rig just for dealing with an awkward light, perhaps you could consider the coil lanyard I mentioned earlier in this thread, plus add another bolt snap at the base of the handle. Add a d-ring at just the right place on your harness and you would have a place to clip it to yourself that would keep it tighter in. For that matter, if you don't use the coil's clip to shorten it, you could keep the coil attached at your shoulder, and attach the light (via the second bolt snap on the handle) to your left hip d-ring, by your SPG.