Birns is the leader in the underwater lighting world. Growing out of the movie industry in the 1950's Birns products have spread into all areas of the subsurface world: submarines, ROV's, divers, hyperbaric - and the nuclear power industry.



BIRNS make a range of low-voltage general-purpose underwater lights, which are versatile, rugged and highly adaptable. They can be helmet-mounted, hand-held or yoke-mounted. XT120, Snooperette, Snooperette-LED, Snooperette-UV, Snooperette-UV, Aquila, Aquila-LED and Aquila-UV.

Birns' range of lights PDF

NDT Equipment


The BIRNS BlackBIRN™-I, BIRNS model 7705, is the original, revolutionary, complete underwater MPI/NDT system for reliably detecting oil leaks, cracks and weld defects in underwater steel structures, including oil leaks from tankers, platforms and pipelines.  BIRNS MPI equipment permits inspection of ships' hulls underwater.

The complete system includes a powerful Model 7705 hand-held UV light with integral electronics; an integral BIRNS Snooperette brilliant white light; a powerful Model 7703 BIRNS ArticulegTM articulating electromagnet; a 17F-036 150m power cable (on a 13C-002 steel take-up/pay-out cable reel), and a 13B-001 environmental carrying case. All underwater connectors are BIRNS heavy-duty MSG-3-CP connectors for maximum durability. (Specify 120, 220 or 240 VAC when ordering.)

Blackbirn I PDF

Blackbirn II PDF

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