Weighing only 635 grams and measuring under 8 inches but with 2.5 hours burn time, the new Halcyon Flare Handheld with 2.6amp battery provides primary light power and duration in an overall package that easily fits in a drysuit pocket or clips on to your harness. With an ultra light charger it also makes for easy packaging for traveling divers and better still, the charge time is only 2.5 hours. The Flare Handheld is a portable primary light that can also be used as a serious backup for those epic dives.
The Flare Handheld shares many of the features of Halyon's Flare and Focus primary lights, including a LUX engine, machined aluminium head, rugged construction and magnetic switch - but has one significant difference: It is cordless.
New battery technology has allowed Halcyon to create a hand-held light that provides 11,500 LUX at 1 meter, 1700 LUX at 3 meters, and 650 LUX at 5 meters but weighs just over 600 grams, is 7.75 inches long and has an outstanding 2.5 hour burn time. The charger of the Flare Handhelds is also ultra-compact which makes for easy traveling. Charge time of the unit is only 2.5 hours.
Use the Flare Handheld as a portable primary light or a serious backup for those epic underground dives.
Upgradable to longer 5.2amp battery pack with 5 hour burn time.
Halcyon Measuring Diving Light
Halcyon prefers to describe diving lights using lux because this provides a gauge of intensity at a given distance, which is probably more relevant while diving or during signaling. Halcyon typically tests lux output at one, three, and five meters from the light source. These distances appear useful when evaluating intensity for general use and while signaling a dive buddy.
Lux is a measurement that defines light intensity at a given distance. A lux measurement that is very close to the light source will be higher than a lux measurement recorded farther from the same light source because light diffuses as it gets farther from the source. Therefore, you can think of lumens as the amount of light available and lux as the lumens that are actually arriving at the intended target.