IST’s T101 dive torch is a powerhouse when it comes to pumping out illumination. Its three LEDs produce an intense 12-inch-diameter hotspot that measured 11.0 EV on ScubaLab’s light meter. This is the brightest hotspot ScubaLab has ever tested, and it’s also one of the cleanest, free from even a hint of mottling. Even better, the hotspot is surrounded by a diffused halo that extends to almost four feet in diameter, substantially increasing the light’s coverage.
Measuring six inches long by two and a half inches in diameter, the T101 has a rugged look. The casing is made of a durable black aluminum alloy with self-seating aluminum threads and a double o-ring seal good to 328 feet. It uses a lantern handle and the on/off switch has a thumb-lock to prevent accidental activation. The battery pack delivers four and a half hours of burn time. To charge, simply unscrew the housing and plug the charging cord into the internal port. The torch comes with a changeable photographic lens and a nice wrist lanyard.
|IST Rechargeable Canister LED Torch - 660 Lumens|
|Bulb type||LED life||Colour temp||Brightness||Burn time||Charging time||Max depth||Weight||Battery type||Battery life|
|3 High Power LEDs||+10000 hours||5500K||660 Lumens||5 hours||6 hours||100m (328ft)||1.55kg (3.41lb)||Rechargeable NiMH (3.6V ×7400 mAH)||Up to 200 recharging cycles|