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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Torture Test: personal best (300ft for 5 hours)


This post is an update to the original pressure test post.

I had some more time today and took one light down to 300 feet for 5 hours and it passed without a problem. I did have to remove the safety pressure release valve that was preventing me from going above 110 PSI. 

I should note this does NOT mean the MC18-B is a dive light. The rubber tailcap switch collapses around 50ft and will render the switch inoperable. This does not damage the switch and does not compromise the just means the button gets stuck down. A different type of switch would have to be used for dive applications. 

The only thing I can think to say is BOOYAH!
I'm pretty sure the MC18-B is now THE most waterproof land-based flashlight in the world. I'd be happy to have someone prove me wrong; just send me a link! If there is competition out there, I want to know. 

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