The US Deep Caving Team Chooses Underwater Kinetics



I just read a story that made me ask two questions – what is an eLED, and we have a United States Deep Caving Team?

First, what is an eLED?

In the case of this flashlight, eLED is essentially referring to the technology behind their power circuit; as the battery life decreases, the lumens and color temperature stay constant.  I certainly thought they were talking about edge-emitting LEDs, which are in the same vein as injection laser diodes – they produce a narrow, high optical power beam.

A company called Underwater Kinetics developed a high impact resistant, high output LED flashlight that is good for 90 lumens in a narrow, tightly focused beam with little abberation.  Underwater Kinetics has chosen a compound path optical system for the light, and the United States Deep Caving Team has chosen the Super Q eLED flashlight for use in their sport.

Underwater Kinetics gives a list of benefits of their Super Q flashlight on their website:

  • Propietary compound paths optics permit high efficency and compact size
  • Beam produces a bright spot with almost no peripheral light for improved visibility in murky water
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium ion battery or in an emergency 2 optional 123-type lithium batteries
  • Universal 90-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz charger included
  • Energy conservation design transfers heat back into batteries for longer burn time and improved cold weather performance
  • Lightweight- 4.1oz
  • High impact ABS, LEXAN®, polyurethane rubber, and stainless steel construction for durability
  • Underwater Kinetics Warranty
  • Made in USA

Hey, did you know we have a US Deep Caving Team?

Thanks to Flashlight News!

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