Getting ready to take your first dip after dark? Here are a few of the best night dive lights, beloved for their maneuverability, durability, and built-in features. Scubapro Nova 203 For anyone on the market for a dive light, the Scubapro Nova 203 is a popular choice due to its well-designed reflector that ensures the light is pushed forward to where it is needed. The medium-sized LED light functions as an excellent primary light for night dives. The lamp size is 7.6 by 1.7 inches, and the torch weighs in at only 8.5 ounces without the batteries. The light can be operated at depths of up to 120 meters and uses three alkaline C batteries that power the light for 14-18 hours. The light puts out 230 lumens, as its name suggests. LED Lenser D14 The LED Lenser D14 dive light weighs about 220 grams and is equipped with an axial collimator; as a result, the dive light can maintain an incredible strength of focus even at depths where other lights become scattered. The dive light is best for anyone who is planning on diving up to 197 feet. The unit is powered by four AA 1.5 volt batteries, which can be found at any convenience store. The light can put out 135 lumens, and the LED bulb is good for over 100,000 hours of use. UK SL4 eLED L1 The Underwater...Read More
A heavy investment in research and development has made Xiware Tech one of the best dive light manufacturers in the world. The company is home to the iconic Archon dive light series. These lights have been designed to offer waterproof illumination in various underwater applications such as sport, video, photography, and underwater searches. The lights are suitable for both beginners and professionals and offer the best underwater lighting experience. In this article, we take a look at 3 of the best Archon dive lights available on the market. Archon W21VP This mini 2-in-1 light can be used as a spot or video light. The light features a 5-LED design with bright CREE LEDs that give a maximum brightness of up to 1300 lumens. It weighs just 92g in water making it both easy to carry and use. The W21VP comes with a 18650 Li-ion battery with enough juice to last you 3 hours on the low-lumen red light mode. It is suitable for use in depths of up to 100 meters. Archon WY08 This torch emits warm light and is protected by a high-quality glossy aluminum body. It has a maximum brightness of 4000 lumens and features a 26650 Li-ion battery that lasts for 6 hours on the low setting and just above 90 minutes on maximum power. Divers can comfortably dive to 100 meters with this lightweight light....Read More
Scuba diving is an exhilarating experience, isn’t it? However, if you don’t have the right lighting equipment, you will miss on some of the most breathtaking scenes the ocean has to offer. When it comes to a diving light, a 6000 lumen diving light is as bright as it gets. But with so many options on the market to choose from, it can get difficult to narrow down your choices. Well, if you are confused about which 6000 lumen diving light you should buy, you have come to the right place. Sure, there are hundreds of diving lights on the market, but the one that professionals swear by is the Max Planck 6000- the world’s most powerful diving light! Why is the Max Planck 6000 the best diving light? The Max Planck is a powerful dive light that is built to withstand the harshest underwater environments while reliably pumping out 6000 lumens of light. The dive light is made from an anodized material that resists corrosion and works under high pressures as well. With as many as 10 CREE LEDs, it can produce enough light for some stunning underwater photographs. Another great thing about this 6000 lumen diving light is the fact that you can operate it at different illumination levels: 25%, 50% and 100%. The light is so bright that it can easily reach a depth of 100...Read More
Amateur and professional divers alike know that not all dive lights are the same. There are many factors to consider, including power output, beam size, battery life, unit size and usability, its rated depth and overall reliability. But the brightness of the light is often the first thing divers look at. Not only are dive lights important for your safety, they also are indispensable tools for exploring the underwater world to its fullest. There are many manufacturers of dive lights in the 2000 lumen range, and because of this, it may be hard for one to choose a light. But the main goal should be to obtain a light that, in the end, is going to be reliable and serve its main purpose: lighting your way in the underwater darkness. One of the best 2000 lumen dive lights of 2017 is consistently ranked in the top five dive lights by divers and diving publications: the 2000 lumen ThorFire Scuba Diving Flashlight. One great feature of this particular light is its 100,000 hour bulb life, which means more time for lighting your underwater world and your underwater adventures. Another good choice is the Exposure Marine Action3 20, which boasts a 20-degree beam angle, 2000 lumens of brightness, and an easy to use one-button control. Features to look for in any diving light include not only its light output, but also...Read More
Halcyon offers a variety of primary dive lights to choose from, all of which are depth rated to 300ft/90meters and come with a choice of either a 21-watt HID or a 12-watt LED light head option. They can also be fitted with either an underwater quick disconnect (E/O) or a continuous cord. Primary dive lights offered by Halcyon include the Halcyon Focus and Flare lights, the Focus 2.0, the EOS LED primary light and the Explorer primary light. The Focus and Flare lights come in three versions. All offer an adjustable beam that switches between an intense focus to a wide beam for video purposes. The Halcyon Flare Handheld is a fixed-beam cordless light. All of the Halcyon Focus and Flare lights can run on either a 5.3 amp-hour(Ah) battery pack or a 2.6 amp-hour(Ah) pack. The Focus, on max power, has a lux rating of 39,300 at 1 meter, while the Flare offers a lux rating of 11,500 at 1 meter. Halcyon’s Focus 2.0 comes in either a corded or handheld version. All versions run off a 5.2Ah li-ion battery pack with a 3 hour burn time on high and a 5.5 hour burn time on low. These series of lights offer 80,000 lux at 1 meter. The EOS LED primary lights offer a switch that can double the battery life, have a lifecycle expectancy of 20,000 hours...Read More
Welcome to DiveLight! We’re Scott, Dave, and Aaron, and our lives pretty much revolve around diving – what started as a thrilling hobby has turned into our full-time jobs, and we thought we’d throw a blog into the mix to help other diving enthusiasts delve into the surprisingly rich world of dive lights.
All three of us are certified master scuba divers working as PADI instructors and commercial divers in the United States. In our spare time, we love reviewing the latest and greatest dive lights and giving novice divers and professionals alike tips and tricks for utilizing this fantastic piece of equipment.
When we’re not teaching, working, or jumping into the water at night (our favorite time to enjoy some recreational diving), we’re updating the blog. Stick around and stay up to date on the latest dive lights on the market!