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Good enough to be a main light!
on 27 June 2010
I have just returned from a liveaboard trip diving around the Komodo National Park in Indonesia. It was a 6 day, 5 night trip and we did 4 night dives. I used my latest version of the LED Lenser Frogman torch as my main light and it was more than adequate. In clear water such as Indonesia can have, or the Red Sea you would be perfectly safe having this as a main torch. It only takes 4 AA batteries - available everywhere - and they will last a whole season, not just the holiday or even one dive as with some main torches. It is also small and light - so no problem with the ridiculous 20kg baggage allowance on most airlines these days - and it will easily fit in a BC pocket.
Make sure you get the latest version, the early ones had a twist on/off switch. You had to untwist the silver front housing a little to turn it on which could be difficult at depth and you risked going too far and flooding the torch. They then bought out a new version with a top mounted magnetic switch which was also twice as bright as the old version (now 75 lumen) but the fixing screw rusted. They have now replaced this screw in the most up-to-date version with one that doesn't rust.
I have used my torch for a full season as a back-up light and then used it all winter as my main cycle light and it is still going strong at the start of the next season.
I was even thinking of buying another two torches and strapping all three together to make a main light for UK waters. This would then give me 75, 150 or 225 lumen options.