Nora 3 is a dive proofed caving lamp with versatile battery box supporting standard Li-ion battery packs and individual 18650 batteries. Designed to meet the requirements of hard core cavers and cave divers, pushing gnarly or remote locations, Nora 3 is equally well suited to the sport caver. The versatile battery options, including AAs also make the Nora 3 a great choice for the expedition caver. From a cave diving perspective, the Nora 3 is focussed on the needs of those who are probably foremost of all cavers, using diving as a tool to further their caving ambitions.
Nora 3 is an extremely compact lamp ideal for the fastest moving of cavers. This is possible as high power LEDs produce more light and consequently less wasted heat than when we developed our first aluminium bodied lamps in 2008. Consequently, any new design can be far smaller and lighter than would have been feasible when aluminium bodied lamps first emerged. At this time, less efficient LEDs meant that very large lamp housings were essential to dissipate heat. It was also necessary (due to the characteristics of the LEDs at the time) to use large, higher voltage battery packs to power such lamps and regulate the output of the LEDs, let alone achieve good run times and decent levels of light output. Our first Little Monkey lamps had little choice but to operate from higher 7.4v battery arrangements. The original Nora made a significant transition to lower voltage circuitry capable of operating from versatile 3.7v battery arrangements, an approach the majority of light manufacturers are now adopting.
Nora 3 incorporates a custom light engine, featuring the latest Cree XP-L2 LED, based on the original Nora 3.7v architecture allowing lamp to be powered from a choice of simple light weight battery arrangements. Nora 3 is operated by a sealed piezo switch, eliminating a potential point of water ingress, and lamps are individually pressure tested to 14 bar, 130m. There are 2 main LEDs, a spot for distance and a flood for comfortable underground progression. These LEDs can be operated both together or separately, delivering more light than any well skilled caver should ever really be using. There is also a low power reserve LED providing extremely long run times. Light settings can be easily set up to your own personal preference, using the new Nora remote control, which we have to say, is wicked.