There are several options which can be added to our lamps. Some need to be specified when ordering, some can be added later.

UV option

The Scurion® lamp is available with an ultraviolet LED as an option. In addition to the two white power LEDs, a third 375 nm UV LED is mounted inside the lamp head (new! We doubled the performance to 20 mW).
UV light reveals many things not visible with white light :

  • a lot of minerals emit light in different colours when lit by UV
  • small cave-dwelling animals might be seen better
  • when dye-tracing, smaller amounts of the dye are visible if it is UV-active

The UV LED can be selected like the other lighting modes by cycling through a number of presets. It can be programmed individually (or disabled if necessary).

Warning: Do not look directly into any UV source!


Minerals in normal and UV light:

mineral

legend: below, green = Hyelith-Opal, Utah/USA ; blue = Fluorit, Weardale/GB ; yellow = Wernerit, Quebec/CA ; red = Strontio-Calcit, Gerorrano/Tosk./IT

There is one drawback when ordering the UV lamp head: The non-UV lamp uses a polycarbonate window with scratch resistant coating. This is extremely durable, unfortunatly, it is not transparent for UV light. The UV version uses an acrylic glass window, which scratches more easily. Try not to clean the window by wiping the dirt away, as this may give you scratches in the long run. Clean the lamp head under running water if possible (some caves have waterfalls...). In any case, spare glasses are available and changing the glass is not too difficult.

Here another nice sample of a gypsum crystal found in Wales. Photo by courtesy of John Stevens:

crystal2

Blade mount

If your helmet has a holder for "blade mount" lamps, you can use our blade mount option. It is made of stainless steel and replaces the regular mounting bracket.

From the lab: Projector option

Our lamp head has an LED bar, which mostly displays battery charge status. This is quite practical, as you always know how much energy is left in the battery. However, you can't see it when you wear your helmet together with your lamp. Of course you can take off your helmet, but there is a better way... Credit for this brilliant idea goes to Peter, who suggested it in the first place: We add a lens to the lamp head, which projects the led bar to your hand (if you hold it in front of the lamp) or a nearby wall.

Using an optics design software, we designed the optimal lens and layout:

The five LEDs are projected using a plano-convex lens to the image surface (your hand for example). Of course this is no photographic quality objective, but sufficient to see the remaining power of your battery. There was no experimenting with this design, it was designed, built and worked at the first try. Image quality is actually so good that you can see the bond wires of the LEDs.

projector_spotlight

Long cable (caving version)

The battery case is intended to be mounted on the helmet. This balances the helmet well and does't give you a hassle with cables getting caught at stalactites hanging around. The cable (BTW) is made of a very durable, cut-resistant material otherwise used for cabling cranes or concrete mixers on construction site. This, in contrast to cheap PVC cables, ensures you'll never be able to break it and it remains watertight (also in contrast to PVC) at the feedthroughs.

If you don't want to mount the battery case on the helmet, we can provide a longer cable. It has a slightly higher resistance so efficiency  is affected a bit (not by a large amount, but the whole design is about very high efficiency, every percent counts!). Ask for details. We will not mount connectors on the cable of the caving lamps - there are no small, reliable (in terms of cave use) connectors available and we will not compromise the reliability of our lamp with an unsuitable connector.

This Scurion® is the "warm white" twin of our top model Scurion® 1500.

 

New:

We have warm-white high LED's available all with CRI >90 for all our lamp models.
So you can order new or upgrade any model in warm-white...or even mixed (hybrid-option) !!

 

More and more clients are interested in warm white LEDs. Although the eye adapts quite well to any light color, the warm light just feels more cozy than the cold-white light of our other Scurion® models. We can offer warm white (3000K) as an alternative to standard (5600K) LEDs also in the dive versions.

Conversion efficiency of the warm white LEDs is not as high as for the standard white ones, you get around 840 ANSI-lm for the warm white color. So it really depends on your personal preferences!

The close-up shows a typical example of such a high-power single-chip LED. We drive our LEDs with a current that is optimal in terms of efficiency - this is resulting in a long lamp runtime. This way only the very minimum of energy will be wasted in terms of thermal discharge.

See our lamp lineup in this comparison, including previous models.

At a glance

  • Spot and wide angle LEDs with approx. 420 ANSI-lm each (see info on lumen and how many watts...)
  • Wide angle LED is tilted for optimal working illumination distribution
  • Programmable light settings!
  • Battery indicator and Li-Ion power management
  • Constant current control - constant brightness independent of battery state
  • Nonmagnetic - no magnetic switch disturbing compass measurements
  • Designed and made in Switzerland!

Find out more about details on the Technology page.

Available Options

Battery Run time

Please find runtimes for all models here...

More information

The Scurion® 900 model has the same spot as the Scurion® 700 model, but the wide angle LED is similar to that of the 1500 model. So if wide-angle light is very important for your activitiy and if you are looking for excellent value for money the 900 will be your best choice!

The close-up shows a typical example of such a high-power single-chip LED. We drive our LEDs with a current that is optimal in terms of efficiency - this is resulting in a long lamp runtime. This way only the very minimum of energy will be wasted in terms of thermal discharge.

See our lamp lineup in this comparison, including previous models.

At a glance

  • 250 lm spot, 550 lm wide angle LEDs - 800 ANSI-lm total (see info on lumen and how many watts...)
  • Programmable light settings
  • Battery indicator and Li-Ion power management
  • Constant current control - constant brightness independent of battery state
  • Nonmagnetic - no magnetic switch disturbing compass measurements
  • Designed and made in Switzerland!

Find out more about details on the Technology page.

Available Options

Battery Run time

Please find runtimes for all models here...

More information

The Scurion® 700 'Basic' is our answer to the often expressed request by our customers for a more favourable price. The 'Basic' is our first model that is delivered by standard with our 'basic' battery case made from reinforced engineering plastic.

Furthermore the 'Basic' has a new cable system with connector which makes its use more easy and versatile – for instance one can quickly switch from helmet to bike or head strap!

The 'Basic' is rated waterproof IP67 (-1m) and is not supposed to be used for diving!

At a glance

  • 250 ANSI-lm spot and wide angle LEDs - 500 ANSI-lm total (see info on lumen and how many watts...)
  • ultra-efficient Cree XP-G LEDs with highest binning
  • Programmable light settings
  • Battery indicator and Li-Ion power management
  • Constant current control - constant brightness independent of battery state
  • Nonmagnetic - no magnetic switch disturbing compass measurements
  • Designed and made in Switzerland!

Find out more about details on the Technology page.

See our lamp lineup in this comparison, including previous models.

Available Options

Battery Run time

Please find runtimes for all models here...

More information