If you want to prolong the lifespan of your Orbiloc Safety Light, there are several aspects you need to consider including product usage, storage, care and maintenance. By taking care of these aspects, you can avoid premature wear of the light and ensure that it stays in good condition for longer. Here’s a summary of the precautions recommended by Orbiloc to maintain your light:
Apart from cleaning, Orbiloc products do not require any special maintenance when used in connection with dog walks, hiking and running. Cleaning your Orbiloc lights – like any other piece of equipment – is essential. Not only do you ensure that your equipment has a longer lifespan, but it also has environmental benefits in terms of reducing waste for items that could have been used for a longer period of time.
When storing your gear for a long time, avoid damp places where mould can develop, such as damp closets, bags or waterproof containers with moisture inside. During long-distance travel, beware of moisture in containers during transit, in ports or airports – especially in salty environments. Read more about how to long-term store your Orbiloc light.
After using your light in a muddy or salty (seaside) environment, rinse it with fresh water. For more information about maintaining your Orbiloc light after exposure to saltwater, check out our blog post on the topic.
To make maintenance easy, Orbiloc offers a Service Kit that includes:
The Orbiloc Service Kit provides an affordable and efficient way to keep your Orbiloc Light shining brightly for 100 hours steady-on and 250 hours flashing.
The O-ring is essential for the Orbiloc Safety Lights to be waterproof down to 100 meters. To keep the light waterproof, we recommend replacing the O-ring every time you replace the battery pack. If you use your light in wet conditions (swimming, kayaking, etc.), the O-ring must be lubricated regularly. If you use it while diving, we recommend cleaning and lubricating the O-ring before and after each dive. You can save the sealed silicone bag and use it to lubricate the O-ring.
For your safety, it’s important to retire parts when necessary. Here are some guidelines for when to retire certain parts of your Orbiloc light:
Retire a strap if there is a visible tear in the rubber, if it has become too loose or if there is a visible scratch on the rubber that can lead to a tear.
Retire a Mode Selector Ring if it is broken into pieces, if the magnet contained in the ring is lost or if the magnet is eroded (rusty). An alloy protects the magnet from rust. However, the alloy can be damaged by, for example, salt crystals.
Retire a Mount if it has been torn apart, if there is a visible crack that can lead to a full break of the mount or if a piece has broken off the mount.
Retire an O-ring when it has been punctured with sharp objects, broken apart or you are unable to re-lubricate it with the silicon provided with the Service Kit.
Luckily, you can find all spare parts on our accessory page, and our how-to videos will guide you on changing the spare parts properly. If your light isn’t working, check out our quick troubleshooting guide, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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