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Exposure X2 gets ‘red eye’ night sight test in the Rolex Sydney Hobart

'Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013 winner Wild Oats'    Wild Oats

We know that good things come in small packages, and in the recent Sydney Hobart Race a number of top crews also came to the same conclusion!

Exposure took the opportunity to obtain some intensive offshore product testing on their current X2 model alongside development products. One boat was set up to race only using red light throughout the night, whilst the X2 development models had modified programmes enabling even quicker switching between high, medium and low beam modes. A totally ‘switchless’ light for sailors, which is being developed from Exposure’s diving light range, was also under test.

Exposure X2 on Wild Oats, Winner of the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart -  Wild Oats  

The feedback from Josh Whittaker, trimmer on board the overall line honours winner, Wild Oats, was unequivocal. 'Ever tried trimming at 25 knots of boat speed, on a black as black night without something that is more of a light than a dull glow?... Have a good hard look at these Exposure Marine lights … awesome!!'

Olympic medalist Mark Covell was on board the Swan 68 Titania of Cowes, and managing the all red light project to test the feasibility of working in red light only and protecting night vision. 'In over 40 knots of wind and no moonlight, we raced all through the night at 100%, as if it was daylight, using the power of the X2's red beam. We flooded the deck with red light, which made peeling spinnakers and reefing down feel safe and in control. Each crew member also carried a micro XS-R (red) light round their neck for winching and close up work. We only used red light for the whole race, and lots of it, never resulting in any loss of night sight. The Exposure Marine torches prevented us ‘dreading the dark’ nights, and we could keep racing hard with good eyes on the game. It's all about the Red!'

X2 Exposure Pack -  Exposure Marine  

On board the line honours runner up, Perpetual Loyal, crew Tony Mutter was using a the modified switching programme on the X2. 'We used the new Exposure X2 torch on Perpetual Loyal. The torch has amazing capability for trimming at night, and yet is also extremely lightweight. The power of the torch is amazing and it’s user friendly.'

Front angle, Exposure Marine X2 -  Exposure Marine  


FEATURES AT A GLANCE

 

FEATURES

Exposure Marine X2

Search light

LED573 Lumens output tested to ANSI/NEMA FL 1-2009 Standard

Visibility / range

Easily visible at 3 nm (nautical miles)

Beam distance

(useful light)

162 meters

(Useful light measured according to lighting industry standard to the point the beam can ‘replicate a full moon on a clear night’).

Peak Beam Intensity

6524 cd

Beams & Burn times

Searchlight - White

·          High beam - 1 hour

·          Medium - 3 hours

·          Low beam - 13 hours

Strobe – 24 hours

SOS Flash – 12 hours

Red Beam

·          High - 3.5 hours

·          Medium – 13 hours

·          Low – 70 hours

 

Casing

·          IP X8 Waterproof to 3m

·          Positive Buoyancy (B+)

·          Aerospace 6000 series aluminium, Marine grade anodising

·          Magnetic recharger connection creating sealed unit

Cordless

Yes

Batteries

Rechargeable Lithium ion batteries

Battery monitor

Battery indicator to monitor and adjust output

Recharge option

12V charger, USB or Mains. Magnetic recharger connection creating an IPX8 sealed unit.  No need to open casing or to replace batteries.

Size

Length 131 x Diameter 37mm

Weight

114 grams (4 oz)

Ratings / Approvals

IPX8 Rated  to 3metres

ASTM B117

ANSI/NEMA FL 1-2009 Standard

Operation

Momentary switch:

·          Press & hold ON / Release – light OFF

1 minute output cut off:

·          Momentary switch cuts out after 1 minute to avoid accidental battery wastage eg if switch pressed in a bag

2 second output build:

·          Phased beam increase allows eyes to adapt enabling quicker adjustment for night vision

Security, fuel &

night locators

·          Reflective Dyneema wrist lanyard

·          Glow in the dark location band

·          Pulsating locator button glows for 12 hours after use, and colour coded to indicate battery fuel levels

Storage & accessories:

Supplied with:

·          Carriage holster with velcro belt loop, security loop and water resistant adhesive attachment

·          Charging holster supplied + Velcro & adhesive attachments

·          Reflective wrist lanyard

·          Exposure charger & USB charging lead

Compatible with:

Can be fixed into any position with Exposure’s own or other magnetic marine guerrilla clips and suction brackets

Price

£199


Exposure’s lights can be purchased direct from Exposure Marine or via Exposure’s distributors.


by Liz Rushall


  

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