If you have a questions about the Orbiloc Safety Light or want to solve a problem, then here is the right place to look for the answer.
Orbiloc Safety Light
The design of the Orbiloc Safety Light is simple and in many cases it is possible to fix a loose connection by yourself. The problem in these cases is typically that the battery pack, the electronics and the three battery springs in the cap are not sufficiently connected.
In the following you find the causes and solutions, sorted by their probability.
- Is the light tightened properly? If the cap is only screwed on the lens loosely, this may be the cause for the loose connection. In this case, the cap must be screwed tighter on the lens. You can use our Service Tool from the Service Kit or a wrench as help. (The Service Tool will be delivered with all Safety Lights from 2020 on.)
- Do you use two single batteries? If you use two single CR2032 batteries, the three battery springs in the cap must be bent about 1 mm towards you. Afterwards the light must be tightened properly according to point 1.
- Did you by accident put the o-ring/rubber seal in bottom of the cap? In that case it must be removed from the cap and placed on the thread of the lens. Otherwise the light cannot be screwed together properly. The following video shows you where to place the o-ring: https://vimeo.com/188722845 .
- Is the Mode Selector Ring (the switch) loose or the magnet rusty? In both cases the Mode Selector Ring must be exchanged. You can see whether the magnet is rusty when you screw off the cap and remove the rubber seal and mount. When recollecting the light, the mount must be placed before the o-ring. This video will help you to recollect the light: https://vimeo.com/455423712 .
If using two single batteries, make sure that both batteries are inserted with the + symbol facing down. Sometimes it is also necessary to pull the three battery springs a bit towards yourself. Please refer to our user guide page 11 for advice.
When your Orbiloc light has been in contact with saltwater, rinse the outside of the Light with running tap water. While rinsing your light turn the Mode Selector Ring to the right and left a few times to ease out any sand or saltwater. Do not open or disassemble while rinsing. After every dive day, you should also clean and relubricate the o-ring and groove. Do not over-lubricate the o-ring. Just a little bit is fine. Read more here.
Please contact the place where you have bought your light and they can help you.
You are also welcome to contact us with a description and a picture of your claim. Contact us here
The Orbiloc Safety Light includes a battery pack consisting of two 3-volt lithium batteries of the type CR2032.
The original Orbiloc batteries are included in the Orbiloc Service Kit, available in stores as well as webshops.
Find a map of Orbiloc dealers in BeNeLux, Denmark and Germany here. If you live in another country, you will most likely be able to buy the Orbiloc Service Kit from the same dealer that sold you the Orbiloc Safety Light. If you want to be sure that the dealer has the Service Kit in stock, we recommend that you contact them. If you do a Google search for “Orbiloc Service Kit” you find a list of relevant webshops.
Please note, in addition to the batteries, the Service Kit also contains an O-ring (rubber seal) and a Service Tool that makes it easier for you to screw your light’s lid on and off. To ensure that your light is waterproof, we recommend replacing the O-ring when changing the battery.
To change the battery, unscrew the lid on the bottom side using the Service Tool, then place the new battery pack in the lid with the positive pole facing downwards. Finally screw the lid back on.
Make sure that the lid is screwed on tightly, ensuring that your light is 100 % waterproof and that the batteries have optimal contact with the three battery springs in the lid and the electronics in the lens.
Please dispose of empty batteries in an environmentally-friendly manner and in accordance with local legislation.
Note: If you use two loose CR2032 batteries instead of the Orbiloc battery pack, the three battery springs in the lid of the light must be bent approx. 1 mm towards you (upwards). Otherwise it is a potential risk that there is insufficient contact to the batteries and thereby that your light does not work properly.
You can actually use your Orbiloc Safety Light with rechargeable LIR2032 batteries, but their performance is weaker than that of the installed CR2032 batteries and you should therefore expect shorter battery life between chargings.
If you want to test the light with rechargeable LIR2032 batteries, we recommend purchasing high-quality batteries. Moreover, when installing the new batteries, please be aware that the three battery springs in the bottom of the lid need to be bent approx. 1 mm upwards, towards you, to prevent a loose connections.
Basically, it does not matter where you get the batteries for the Orbiloc Safety Light but there are huge differences in quality.
In order to ensure best visibility and a long battery life, Orbiloc only uses and sells high-quality batteries.
Therefore, we recommend the original Orbiloc battery pack from the Service Kit.
Especially if your light is often in contact with water, it would make sense for you to purchase the Service Kit, as we recommend replacing the O-ring every time you change the batteries – and the O-ring is included in the Service Kit.
On the other hand, if you mainly use your light in a dry environment, which is rather unlikely in autumn and winter, you can use CR2032 batteries from other suppliers.
However, we recommend that you prioritize quality over price, so that you are as visible as possible when out and about in the dark.
If the Rubber Strap is not stretched to make a complete tour around the light – one end of the Rubber Strap at a time – the light will not be secured.
We know that attaching the Rubber Strap is not super intuitive the first time and therefore we also made a video explaining how the light is secured
Ask your local dealer for the attachments.