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Cat Eye SL-lD100-An alternative to Glowtoob.

Cat Eye SL-lD100-An alternative to Glowtoob.

Post Number:#1  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Tue May 06, 2008 2:57 pm

Hello People.

Just came back from Tioman and had the chance to review a particular piece of equipment.

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This is a blinker from Cat Eye.

www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/273

I used it as a safety blinker which i mount on helmet when i go inline skating.

It has 2 LEDs which can blink in 3 modes-2 LED contant blink-2 LED full on-alternating LEDs blinking. i used the 3rd option during my night dives.

It is rates to 50 meter but specificly stated that it is not meant for diving.

But i test it for a night dive and it did not failed (max depth 15 meters).

It  is a 2 piece contruction which interlock together and is sealed by a silicon o ring.

I recommend that if you get it, check the o ring and service it with a bit of silicon grease. just to prep it for in water use.

it has good visibility and intensity, my buddy did not have any troouble finding me and it is very flexible in such that it can be mounted anywhere and in any configuration.i mount it on my tank bands.

the beauty of the blinker is that it use a magnetic swith so there is no possible point of failure except at the interlock.

A Glow Toob cost around RM120 and above. This cost around RM50-60 depending on where you get it.

I recommend it if you consider getting a safety blinker but cannot afford the premium that Glow Toob cost.

You can also use it as a blinker that you can put into you SMB (drag type) if you panning to drag a bouy during a night dive for added safety.

A small price to pay for peace of mind i would say.
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Re: Cat Eye SL-lD100-An alternative to Glowtoob.

Post Number:#2  Postby John F SeaDemon » Wed May 07, 2008 4:41 pm

Do you have one I can borrow to do pressure test down to 50m?
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Re: Cat Eye SL-lD100-An alternative to Glowtoob.

Post Number:#3  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Wed May 07, 2008 4:55 pm

John F SeaDemon wrote:Do you have one I can borrow to do pressure test down to 50m?


can...can...take it as deep as you can and make sure got documentation also. after that can sent it to Cat Eye as a consumer review of their product. i wonder at what depth it will actually fail. i put it at around 60-70 meters.
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Post Number:#4  Postby evo5555 » Wed May 07, 2008 8:04 pm

so, how bright is it actually? As i am using Glotoob, it is awesome.  Night dive can see all the camera buttons clearly with Glotoob. And indestrutable. The only way to destruct it, is to leave it hanging in your bcd after your night dive (Kena curi!!)  :D
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Post Number:#5  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Thu May 08, 2008 12:38 pm

Actually its not bad really. i would say brightness is comparable. given that it is not intended for diving and for the cheaper price, value for money.

but dont compare it to glow toob, they are on a different level. as i said, its a cheper altenative.
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Post Number:#6  Postby w_knight » Wed May 28, 2008 11:24 am

hi .. is a very interesting finding and Improvise idea you have using this "Non" certified Diving glow-light.

thanks for sharing ...
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Post Number:#7  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:15 pm

Just an update.

I tested this blinker at Sawadee Wreck in Tioman today because i was bringing down 2 divers and vis was at less than 3 meters down there.

A good safety measure to use it in low vis so your divers can find you.

Depth tested it to 30 meters and it did not fail.
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Re: Cat Eye SL-lD100-An alternative to Glowtoob.

Post Number:#8  Postby Underwater Tourist » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:37 pm

Tuan...

I saw this thingy in while repairing my basikal.. Cateye brand. Uses 2 x CR2032. Written on small sticky tape RM50..maybe can nego sumore..

Question - As elcheapo alternative to Glotoob.. between red and white..which best suit.......???

Thanks in advance..
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