Rescuing a Flooded Light
While Halcyon has spent years refining its lighting systems to make them as rugged as possible, sometimes there’s just no stopping Murphy. Perhaps you didn’t notice that someone dropped a tank on your light cord when you were loading the boat, causing a break of the watertight seal. Or perhaps you forgot to replace an O-ring before the dive. Any way it happens, a flooded light can be cause for great anxiety.
Halcyon Tech Service’s Manager, Corey Smith, has put together a list of instructions for how to deal with a flooded light to prep it for return to Halcyon for repair.
- Remove the battery from the canister and dry it as much as possible.
- Even if the flood was in salt water, do not rinse off any component with fresh water—it will only cause further damage.
- Remove the bulb and gently town dry.
- Dry the underside of the lid.
- With the 10-watt HID, remove the front glass lens and the bulb and dry all external surfaces.
- Dry off the inside of the canister.
- Do not disassemble the unit other than the bulb removal.
Return all components to Halcyon Tech Services for repair. Keep the battery separate from the rest of the components—specifically with saltwater damage.Do not put a previously flooded battery into the canister and latch the lid. Feel free to contact Corey Smith directly (386-454-0811 ext. 307) with additional questions.