FAQ

Do you still have questions concering any of our products?
In this section you will find the answers to the questions asked most commonly.

Who is the SCALEO infinity intended for?

Who is the SCALEO infinity intended for?

While developing the SCALEO infinity, we had high demands concernig the used material, the processes involved as well as the efficiency.
The resulting lamp positively distinguishes itself from any competition available on the market.
The SCALEO infinity is very robust and can also meet extreme conditions. It was particularly designed for technical divers, cave and wreck divers, but also for professional divers such as underwater archaeologists, the navy or rescue divers.

How does the SCALEO infinity differ from other dive lights?

How does the SCALEO infinity differ from other dive lights?

Compared to other dive lights, the SCALEO infinity combines the functions of both a primary and a video light. The SCALEO infinity is the first dive light that features a full-featured primary light (Spot: 5°) along with a full-featured video light (Wide: 120°), while having a high light outpout. All this is combined in a robust casing and low weight.

How come the spot has more Lux than the wide angle, although there is only one LED used?

How come the spot has more Lux than the wide angle, although there is only one LED used?

By using only one reflector, the spot’s light is focused and therefore achieves a high light output.

How efficient is the SCALEO infinity?

How efficient is the SCALEO infinity?

In order to make the SCALEO infinity effective and compact at the same time, we had high demands on the efficiency of every individual component.
The LED drivers were optimized in countless iteration steps and this has made it possible to get an efficiency of 96%.
The LEDs we used have the highest power density available on the market at present. They are highly efficient and achieve an enormous light output, up to 190 lumen per watt.
We use high quality Vollkuper-circuit boards, so that the LED’s thermal-pad is directly soldered up with the copper of the circuit board. That way, the efficiency is about 20% higher in comparison to aluminium circuit boards.

How long does the battery last?

How long does the battery last?

Since the SCALEO infinity is a tank lamp, the battery life depends on the battery that is connected to the lamp. It also depends on with what sort of intensity the SCALEO infinity is used.

The SCALEO infinity requires 73 watt at full power of spot and wide light. If you use a battery with 100 Wh, you get a useful life of about 1:22h.

How easily can the material and the Dome-Port of the SCALEO infinity be scratched?

How easily can the material and the Dome-Port of the SCALEO infinity be scratched?

The material of the SCALEO infinity is chosen according to the highest standards of robustness and durability. However, scratches can hardly be avoided. They have no effects on the function or the power output of the lamp, because a special alloy protects the material against corrosion. Further, the Dome-Port is not made of glass but polycarbonate, so scratches won’t have any effects on the light output. However, it is recommended to take care while using the SCALEO infinity and protect it against impacts, sand and sharp objects.

Why is the SCALEO infinity made of aluminium instead of carbon?

Why is the SCALEO infinity made of aluminium instead of carbon?

On the basis of the high efficiency of the SCALEO infinity, a great amount of heat arises. Aluminium has a better thermal conductivity, so the emerging heat can be dissipated efficiently.
We will also use carbon in the future for more products, for example for the battery, which we will manufacture ourselves and launch by the end of 2017.

Why does the SCALEO infinity not have more than 40.000 Lux?

Why does the SCALEO infinity not have more than 40.000 Lux?

The differentiation between spot and wide light is significant for a high perceived light intensity. Through a clear distinction between spot and wide light, the spot of the SCALEO infinity illuminates objects very focused and detailed. A higher light intensity would not necessarily lead to more light, but rather have an influence on the compact size and the low weight of the SCALEO infinity.

What is more important: Lux or Lumen?

What is more important: Lux or Lumen?

Lux is the unit of illumination and it gives information about the luminous flux per area. Thus it gives information about the quality of the bundling. Next to the illumiation, we also need information about the distance at which it was measured. The formula is: 1 Lux = 1 Lumen per square meter.
Lumen is the unit of the luminous flux and gives information about the emitted amound of light. The distribution of light is not considered here.
The quality of the spot is significant for dive lights, so that a high illumination (Lux) and a demarcated spot are relevant. The SCALEO infinity fulfils both of these criteria.

What is the range of the light of the SCALEO infinity?

What is the range of the light of the SCALEO infinity?

According to the ANSI standards, the least illumination of a dive light, in order to still be able to see something, is 0,25 Lux. This can be compared to the luminosity of the moon on earth during a clear night of a full moon. The illumination of the SCALEO infinity is 40.000 Lux per meter. The range can be calculated using the following formula:
range [m] = square root of (illumination [Lux@1m] / 0,25 Lux)
1 Meter = 40.000 Lux
2 Meter = 10.000 Lux
4 Meter = 2.500 Lux
8 Meter = 625 Lux
etc.
Therefor, the SCALEO infinity has a range of 400m onshore. The range under water depends on the clarity of the water.

Which batteries can I use?

Which batteries can I use?

All customary batteries may be used,
-if their output voltage range is between 8 and 26 Volt
-if they have dc voltage
-if they have a battery management system
-if their discharge current allows for at least 9 Ampere.

We offer powerful and long-lasting batteries together with our partner UwaVis. They are available in the sizes 23, 8 Ah, 13, 6 Ah and 6,8 Ah.

How can I avoid that my battery dies during the dive?

How can I avoid that my battery dies during the dive?

First of all we recommend the basic rule: more battery than air. Which means the diver calculates the remaining air in a way that the dive is finished before the battery is.
The SCALEO infinity has five two-colored control LEDs which give information about the remaining battery capacity. If there is less than a quarter of the battery capacity left, the color changes to red, and if there is less than 10% left, the LED starts blinking quickly and the emergency light gets activated. Furthermore, the light can be continuously dimmed, that way it can also be used with a lower light intensity, depending on the situation.

Does it matter, in what waters I use the SCALEO infinity?

Does it matter, in what waters I use the SCALEO infinity?

No. The SCALEO infinity can be used in all conventional fresh and salt water. All parts of the lamp head are made of saltwater resistant aluminium and anodised. We try to avoid metal-to-metal contacts, in order to avoid contact corrosion.

Can I also use the SCALEO infinity onshore?

Can I also use the SCALEO infinity onshore?

The SCALEO infinity is primarily intended for underwater use. If you use the light onshore, it will soon be very hot due to the high output. We included a heat protection in the lamp, so it automatically shuts down in order to avoid any damages.