Old Style vs. New Style Solas
In 2012 we made the decision to re-design the mounting system and the body of the Sola lights. Previous design used a rail system to secure the “d-ring mount” to the bottom of the light with a set-screw applying pressure to the body of the light to keep the mount secure and in place. The “Old Style D-Ring Kit” and Light body look like this:
"Old" D-Ring Kit and Light:
"Old" D-Ring Kit Mounted to the Light:
While this was a perfectly secure method to attach the light to the mounting system our Engineers created a better, more fool-proof design that ensures the light will not slide off the mount. The “New Style D-Ring Kit” and body look like this.
"New" D-Ring Kit and light:
"New" D-Ring Kit Mounted to the Light:
Most of the older style light bodies have been phased out but there are still some lights that incorporate the older style mounts. We are still manufacturing the older style D-rings so if you have an older body light talk to your local dive shop about ordering up the correct part you need.
For further assistance you can contact us through our online support system here: http://www.lightandmotion.com/underwater/support/