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The Dragon D1800


 By its unique combination of small size and weight, efficiency, low cost, and maximum power; combined with sustainability of heat sink platform and battery output, this lamp sets a new standard in underground lighting.


Over 1800 lumens on full power!


  • XP-L  and XP-G2 Emitters, walk mode 250 lumens for average 1.7 watts battery hit. (See note)

  • The well defined beam with additional foot level lighting gives an evenness of lighting.

  • Max output over 1800 lumens, with over 1670 lumens beam power @ 25C.

  • Weight only 125 grams, power pack 182 grams.

  • IP67 waterproof and no silly flashy modes.

  • 250 lumens walk mode for 15 hours then on diminishing output for up to 24 hours from a power pack that weighs only 182 grams.

  • Easily tilts to any angle, handles with gloves on, no messing.

  • Backup circuit incorporated into the beam ensures continued output even if main electronics fail.

  • Switches down on low battery

  • Two lighting options, Supplemented beams on three modes, or pilot/low level flood.

  • Only £150 for kit of lamp, 2 cell power pack, charger and fitting kit.


This lamp offers a magic combination of well defined beam supplemented by a low level downlight at low output. The low level downlight emanates from emitters mounted in the top of the reflectors and can be used on their own as a pilot, or with the lamp tilted upwards as a low floodlight for bolting etc. It is also a very sociable light for use in company as it doesn't shine in peoples eyes.

This is to the best of my knowledge the most powerful little lamp designed for underground use, for its size and weight, that you can get your hands on. And yet full power is sustainable under most conditions. I have had it on full for over 5 minutes, the lamp got warm but not hot.

I have become increasingly aware of the issue of some lamps whereby the wearer has difficulty seeing his or her feet, this is dangerous. These new designs overcome this big time.

The lamp is designed to run of serial Li ions at approx 8V, and package includes a simple Li Ion dedicated, red light-green light charger

Most exploration can be done comfortably on the walk mode setting, which only draws a measly 0.23 amps from the battery ( at nominal 7.4V) and on test has sustained this output for over 12 hours, and then continued on diminishing output for up to 24 hours on the tiny 2 cell helmet mounted power pack!

Although only drawing 0.15 amps when running on its own, the floodlight/pilot gives the impression of a lot more power due to most of the light being reflected downwards.


Small lightweight power pack

Cleaning instruction!


Low level flood, wearer on the right.

Above is standard mode in Devonshire Cavern, Matlock. Note the foreground illumination from the down light.

Above is the D1800 on full power, same location. Lighting is overall rather than tight beam.

Above is the standard beam on a rock at three metres, my bits and pieces for scale.


Below: Power pack on charge. Red = charging, Green = charged, simple. Power pack for this lamp weighs only 182 grams yet is 5.2 AH and powers lamp on standard mode for 12.5 hours on this lamp.


1 lamp, 1 by 2 cell 'red band' helmet mount battery pack, dedicated charger, plus fitting kit. Price £150 plus £8 post and packing, total £158.

P and P includes insurance on this lamp.


Cree Technology

The XLamp® XP-L LED is the first commercially available single-die LED to deliver breakthrough efficacy of up to 200 lm/w at 350 mA. The game-changing Cree® XLamp XP-L LED delivers an immediate performance increase of 50% or more as a drop-in upgrade for lighting designs based on Cree’s market-leading XLamp XP-G LEDs. As the brightest member of the industry’s only family of high-density-class discrete LEDs, the new XP-L LED redefines system performance, cost and size of LED lighting.

 XP-L V5 emitters are used in the Dragon

    XLamp XP-L.pdf

    XLamp XP-G2.pdf


Burn times etc (estimated) on 2 cell, 2.6 ampere hour @ 7.4V battery pack. Fresh off charger, 8.4V unloaded

Lab power supply @ 7.4V

Light output in lumens are MINIMUM figures. See "Cree Technology above"

Standard and middle modes tested off battery for duration, Standard = 12+, Middle = 6 + Hours

  Lumens SETTING Burn Time (Hrs) Continuation on diminishing output  
135 Flood About 3 days WEEK
250 Beam L 12 + 24
525 Beam M 4 24
1800 Beam H 1 12



NOTE: Beam output is beams plus foot level peripheral light at reduced output.



D1800 Instruction Sheet


The price is £150 with 2 cell Li Ion helmet mount power pack, dedicated charger, and helmet fixing cord. Add £8 P and P, total £158.00

Posting is Royal mail Special delivery

Colour choice of black or gold often available, if you want specific colour, please enquire.


Our Guarantee

All lamps are guaranteed for 12 months from date of purchase. Refunds of postage will be included in certain cases. Lamps are described as IP 67 waterproof, but not suitable for diving. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Ordering a lamp

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Subject to this, please send your cheque for the amount plus postage to:



        Stafford Road.

         Great Wyrley


            WS6 6AX


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