Strobe dive lights are a stroboscopic lamp light used to improve visibility in water as it guides the divers underwater to find their way back in the surface. It helps illuminate the environment underwater and it also has a special feature that can be used to bring signals from the water beneath in order for them to be guided back up using the up lines during night dives or during a dive in darker and deeper waters.
Underwater Strobe Light Grips
The grip is important to help divers hold on to the strobe while they are in action. Here are the common grip types of strobe dive lights:
Torch grip – has conical handles like flashlights. It is perfect to use for pointing out the light into objects or spaces.
Pistol grip – resembles the handle of a pistol and is known to offer the most comfort in handling for the divers.
Goodman grip – comes with a glove or brace that can be worn over the hand. With this grip, divers can still use their hand without losing their strobe light.
This special feature of strobe dive lights is used for guiding divers into safety. It is life-saving with its SOS mode that can be switched on by the divers when emergency occurs. SOS-coded light beams will automatically send signals to the surface.
The strobe light uses bulbs such as halogen or xenon bulbs. But the High Intensity Discharge, also known as HID light, are the most recommended as they release a very bright light and can perfectly light up the environment underneath. However, it is expensive and fragile for its price. On the other hand, LED scuba flashlights are perfect if the divers want to go for economic and ergonomic features. This bulb is strong, long-lasting and affordable. The only disadvantage of it is that is emits blue light and not white like HID.