Ocean View is very pleased to be one of the few UK suppliers of the new switchless Sub M3 dive light from EXPOSURE Marine, so pleased in fact that it’s hard to get Graeme to do anything but demonstrate how it works so easily with a twist of the wrist or tap to the body……..his stamina is legendary……enough of that, here’s what you really want to know about the Sub M3.
The EXPOSURE Sub M3 is an immensely powerful, 1563 lumens, switch-free, compact, primary dive light for night and daytime dives.
More powerful than most primary dive lights, and more compact than many back up lights, the Sub M3 features EXPOSURE’s pioneering ‘Motion Control Technology’ (MCT), is an entirely ‘switchless’ torch.
There’s no need to remove gloves or feel for switches in the dark. A simple, clockwise and anti-clockwise movement pattern will switch the light on and off, change power modes and enter and exit travel lock mode. The travel lock ensures the light cannot be accidentally switched on and drain the batteries.
MCT also eliminates the risk of any water ingress and malfunction from salt getting into a mechanical or magnetic switch. Wearing the Sub M3 with EXPOSURE’s neoprene wrist mount means the torch has entirely hands free operation.
The Sub M3 boasts brilliant outputs and longer burn times than most umbilical packages, of between two to 18 hours, and at a fraction of the weight and size too. Powered by high performance LEDs and lithium ion batteries, it has high definition clear white output and an impressive 192m useful ‘beam distance’*.
Housed in a tough, lightweight aluminium body with marine grade anodising, it is IPX8 rated to a depth of 200 meters.
This USB rechargeable unit has a gold plated external magnetic charging connection, which means the unit stays sealed at all times. There’s no need to open the torch to remove old batteries, which also prevents damaging or degrading the O-ring seals and the terminals are easily cleaned and dried to prevent corrosion.
An integral digital fuel gauge displays remaining burn time, in hours and minutes, ensuring accurate monitoring of dive length, adaptation to the environment, and showing exactly when it is time to recharge. The digital display also indicates power mode, travel mode and rotation recognition, offering valuable feedback.
EXPOSURE Sub M3 Specification:
Beam Angle: 20 degrees Light
Beam Type: Smooth Spot
Bulb Type: XM-L2 LED
Burn Time: High 2 hrs / Low 18 hrs
Lumens: High 1563 / Low 282
Recharge time: 12 hours
Dimensions: 116mm x 53mm
Weight: 311g w/out writ strap
In the box:
EXPOSURE Sub M3 Dive Light
One size adjustable hand / wrist mount
Mains charge adapter
2 x nylon friction washers
Stainless steel nut 4mm
* Beam Distance is defined as the distance from the device at which the light beam is 0.25 lux. 0.25 lux is the approximate equivalent of the amount of light emitted from the full moon ‘on a clear night in an open field.’