Went through a bit of a selection process for my next dive torch and decided upon the Anchor '189' dive torch. Anchor 189 torch with umbilical cable attached There's many dive torches available, which I've been through in other threads. I chose this torch primarily because: It has a spot beam and a wide 'video' beam, plus lots of other modes Bright beams It has a detachable umbilical cable and can work as a standalone torch - when the cable breaks, or I need a longer/shorter one, I just buy one. It can work as a standalone torch out of the water - has temperature sensors which can reduce output It has various brightness modes: 100%, 50%, 25% as you don't need full beam all the time and sometimes saving battery power's a good option There's other features which I liked such as The red beam which doesn't disturb the fish Two video modes; warm and cold, again these can be dimmed for use in overheads when not using video In practice it's been quite good. The controls are done with a mixture of long and short presses on the single button; changing modes and changing brightness. The spot and wide beams can be used concurrently and independently adjusted to suit the required brightness. I'm very impressed with the quality of the build and the amount of accessories shipped with the torch, which includes a couple of 1" ball mountings. The front 'glass' is made out of, errm, glass. Very solid piece of kit. I've only done a couple or three dives so far, but it's been nice in action. The torch head's smaller than my previous Light For Me torches and the Goodman handle's been comfortable, with enough space to mount other items if necessary (e.g. 1/4" bolt for cameras). Comparison of the Anchor 189 with the Light-for-Me NW7 (left) and 4Tec top. I'm particularly pleased with the modular components of the torch: battery, cable, torch head. Simply unscrew the umbilical cable and screw in the battery holder. This takes a 32650 battery which seems to last long enough (was using it on a sailing boat as a reading light outside - lasted ages). Showing the standalone battery holder and battery. Standalone torch Umbilical cable unscrewed The spot beam is different from the Light-for-Me torches. It's a little warmer than the LFM and has a bit more halo around it due to it being in a reflector. I think the LfM is brighter than the Anchor when comparing like-for like. Comparing these at about 1.5m from a cream-coloured wall highlights the colour differences and the 4Tec's spotlight. Light-for-Me 4Tec (left) compared with Anchor 189 (right) Need more diving, and especially team diving to see how well it works for signalling. The video light's been OK, but my video equipment and skills leave a lot to be desired. So here's a crap picture taken from a video. This, obviously, was taken in a small room which was dark. The LHS foreground shows some shadowing but only as it's close. The camera is a Paralenz, hence the depth & temp. As I know nothing about video techniques compared with others on this forum, I can't comment on it being pretty uniformly lit. I'm going to fit a 1" ball mount to the Goodman handle and will then use a butterfly connector to attach it to the camera handle bar (whatever the two handled camera mount is called). Summary All in all I'm pleased with my new purchase. I think it's a quality, well made, strong piece of kit which I hope will last out the battering it's going to take from me. I'm particularly pleased with the modular nature of the components, so shouldn't have issues with needing to wait months to get a cable replaced. All connectors and covers seem to have two O-rings. It's 'certified' to 115 metres. Maybe one day I'll get down that deep, but probably not. Most of all it gives me the lighting I need for my diving which generally consists of rummaging around inside wrecks or mines. I'm looking forwards to using the 'dual' beam in anger in an overhead, so I can light up the periphery. Might work out how to edit a video one day. Might even work out how to film stuff properly. Very happy to recommend this torch to others.