Dive lights, as with any other diving gear, make diving safer and more fun. It’s not a matter of diving at night or during the day – dive lights are designed to compensate for the light absorbed underwater. Picking a dive light, no matter what your plans, is no easy task. Here are a few of, what we believe are, the best dive lights out there today. Bigblue Dive Light TL3100P Supreme This light has been depth-tested and found to have the capacity to go down to 330 feet without malfunctioning. Boasting upwards of 3,000 lumens in a 10-degree beam, the light features a one-handed push button switch for controlling the four power buttons. The light burns for 20 hours at the lowest level and 2 hours at full light. It also sports a handle, mount and one extra rechargeable Li-ion battery. Underwater Kinetics Mini Q40 e-LED Mk 2 The Kinetics Mini Q40 e-LED Mk 2 is a powerful, rugged light. Going for less than $100, the 6-inch long light produces 250 lumens and has a depth rating of 500 feet. It’s made from a non-corroding plastic and comes with an easy-to-use, heavy duty switch. Underwater Kinetics Aqualite Pro 20 What makes this light unique is that it utilizes two high-intensity LEDs combined into a single stream of light for ultra-bright illumination. The light can be powered by four...Read More
Author: Scuba Dave
A leading manufacturer of high quality and sturdy diving equipment and accessories, Kraken Sports also manufactures some of the best dive lights available on the market today. And these come with an affordable price tag. Shared below is a list, complete with details, of the three top selling Kraken dive lights. Kraken LED Dive Light NR-650 This dive light emits 650 lumens and is powered using an 18650 lithium-ion battery. It emits 350 lumens when powered by 3 AAA batteries. The NR-650 dive light produces a 10-degree beam angle that illuminates even the darkest spaces. This light can be used in five different modes: SOS, Strobe, 100%, 50%, and 25%. The corrosion-resistant aluminum construction of this light ensures unparalleled durability. Features Burn time of 120 minutes with a 18650 lithium-ion battery; 90 minutes with 3 AAA batteries Push on/off button with battery level indicator Depth rating of 330ft/100m Length: 5.30” Kraken Dive Light NR-1000 This dive light is manufactured completely out of metal. Its emits up to 800 lumens in a 15-degree beam angle, which comes in handy when there is a need for focused brightness in tight spaces. This torch has three modes: 100%, 50%, and 25%. The NR-1000 dive light is ideal for night diving due to its large halo and hot white center. Features Lithium-ion battery power source 90 minutes burn time Push on/off button with...Read More
With brightness as high as 1200 lumens on high power, this powerful dive light from Underwater Kinetics will deliver true value and further make for an excellent diving experience. The primary C cell alkaline batteries give up to 900 lumens on full-power mode, providing you with up to 5.8 hours of bright light. On low power mode, you will get up to 20 hours with a brightness of just 400 lumens. An optional battery pack can be included in the buy as well. This rechargeable battery pack will give you at least 3 hours of light at 1200 lumens...Read More
1200 lumen dive lights are some of the best dive lights for deep sea and cave diving, providing the perfect balance of full illumination without causing whiteouts. Quality lights have a tough aluminum design, offering protection against knocks, substantial depth ratings, and an ergonomic design that’s comfortable to use. The following products are user-friendly, reliable, and consistently rated as favorites by professional and experienced divers. Mares EOS 12RZ 1200 Lumen Dive Light Touted as one of the most powerful dive lights on the market, this dive light comes with 3 high power LED lights. Its beam is adjustable, allowing for the diver to alternate between moderate light to bright light, as well as wide and narrow beam angles. This also comes with two high-power Li-ion batteries that can be recharged, allowing the diver to save money by avoiding buying batteries repeatedly. BlueFire 1200LM Xml-L2 Dive Light The BlueFire 1200 lumen dive light is designed to allow a stable flow of light which makes it perfect for cave divers. It comes with an arm strap and an excellent, bright light, perfectly built for professional divers and underwater photographers. The batteries are also rechargeable and the light can be held with cold hands deep underwater with no problems. It can also be used for other activities like hiking and camping. UK SL4 eLED L1 1200 Lumen Dive Light. This is...Read More
In its 10 years of delivering advanced designs and high-quality dive lights, Bigblue has proven itself to be among one of the best diving equipment companies around. This has been continuously reinforced by its use of some of the latest light technologies to produce quality portable illumination for underwater uses, including both night and day diving. Bigblue dive lights range from recreational lights to concentrated beam lights and wide beam dive lights for photographers and videographers. One of the best selling Bigblue dive lights includes the Bigblue AL1200WP. This recreational light has a light output of 120-1200 lumens on minimum and maximum power, respectively. It features an anodized anti-corrosive aluminum alloy body and can comfortably sink to a depth of 300ft/100m. It comes with a rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery which will last you between 2-20hrs depending on the brightness you set the light to. At a maximum of 3100 lumens, the Supreme TL3100P light is a good primary light. It comes with a 10-degree spotlight beam with a lantern style handle. At maximum brightness, the battery lasts a minimum of 3 hours, with a 30-hour burn time at a minimum brightness of 310 lumens. These Bigblue dive lights have been designed to reach a maximum depth of 100 meters. The self-contained light also features a battery indicator and an SOS function making it a flexible and adaptable diving light for any diver....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!