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The dive lighting market today is exploding like never seen before. New battery and bulb technologies are advancing every day, and lights for the underwater diver are becoming more powerful, more compact and more efficient.

How do you figure it all out? Give us a call or an email if you have any questions on lighting. We'll be happy to help you sort it out.

LED vs HID Technology

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher (about 500 BC), wrote "Nothing endures but change."

LED dive light technology has advanced to the point where the most powerful LED lights are now matching the best HID dive torches. Although LED is lower cost with a better colour temperature, there are still technical and cave divers who prefer HID dive light solutions. The HID bulb with appropriate reflector can create super tight 4° focus beams and also provides beam width adjustability. However, LED is catching up and the latest generation of LED diving lights are now offering 6° and 8° beams.

The cost and hassle of bulb replacement for HID compared to the long life, robust nature and extremely low failure rate of the LED means that HID is nearing end-of-life for low-to-mid range dive light applications. There are certainly still HID dive lights in the market and plenty of long time divers will swear by the HID dive lights they own. But when considering the purchase of a new light, the reality is that for most exploration diving the incredibly bright and lower cost LED dive lights are a terrific value.

Tech Tip:
Rechargeable Battery Chemistry for Dive Lights
— Nickle Metal Hydride vs Lithium Ion

  • NiMH Chemistry — Nickle Metal Hydride is a proven rechargeable battery technology widely used in dive lights for years that offers the advantage of lower cost, and most importantly no transport restrictions. The NiMH battery charge must be 'topped up' every 3 to 6 months if idle for extended periods or the battery can self discharge such that it will no longer charge to full capacity.
  • Li-ion Chemistry — Lithium-ion is an emerging rechargeable battery technology that offers the advantage of longer burn times and almost zero self discharge, but there are safety concerns with Li-ion chemistry batteries. The transport of Li-ion batteries is sometimes a logistics hassle, especially with near universal restrictions on passenger aircraft.

If you need to travel with your dive light by passenger aircraft we recommend choosing NiMH battery chemistry. Their burn time is more than enough for most diving, they cost less and you don't have to worry about your dive light starting a fire.

New Products For December - Lights / Torches

Light Monkey 2 Watt LED Backup Light - 125LM

Light Monkey 2 Watt LED Backup Light - 125LM
$150.00  $145.00
Save: $5.00 (3%)

Light Monkey 3 Watt LED Backup Light - 400LM

Light Monkey 3 Watt LED Backup Light - 400LM
$235.00  $225.00
Save: $10.00 (4%)
Light Monkey 5.2-12 LED Fixed Focus Canister Light - 750LM

Light Monkey 5.2-12 LED Fixed Focus Canister Light - 750LM
$1,075.00  $1,025.00
Save: $50.00 (5%)
Light Monkey 5.2-12 Sidemount LED Canister Light - 750LM

Light Monkey 5.2-12 Sidemount LED Canister Light - 750LM
$1,145.00  $1,089.00
Save: $56.00 (5%)

Tovatec Fusion 1000 Dive Light - 1000LM

Tovatec Fusion 1000 Dive Light - 1000LM
$210.00  $199.00
Save: $11.00 (5%)
Tovatec Fusion 260 Dive Light - 260LM

Tovatec Fusion 260 Dive Light - 260LM
$130.00  $123.00
Save: $7.00 (5%)

Featured Products - Lights / Torches

Dive Perfect Stubby LED-1000 Dive Light - 1000LM

Dive Perfect Stubby LED-1000 Dive Light - 1000LM
$195.00  $135.00
Save: $60.00 (31%)
Glo-Toob AAA Emergency Light Stick

Glo-Toob AAA Emergency Light Stick
$49.00  $35.00
Save: $14.00 (29%)
Northern Diver Flexi-Light

Northern Diver Flexi-Light
$45.00  $25.00
Save: $20.00 (44%)

IST Proline Hi-Viz Glow LED Dive Beacon

IST Proline Hi-Viz Glow LED Dive Beacon
$15.00  $12.00
Save: $3.00 (20%)

Monthly Specials For December

Tektite Trek 4 LED Flashlight

Tektite Trek 4 LED Flashlight
$88.00  $84.00
Save: $4.00 (5%)
OrcaTorch D500V Photo/Video Light 700LM

OrcaTorch D500V Photo/Video Light 700LM
$219.00  $199.00
Save: $20.00 (9%)
OrcaTorch D560 Compact Dive Light 165-630LM

OrcaTorch D560 Compact Dive Light 165-630LM
$99.00  $89.00
Save: $10.00 (10%)

Light & Motion Sidekick Duo Spot/Flood Light

Light & Motion Sidekick Duo Spot/Flood Light
$235.00  $219.00
Save: $16.00 (7%)
Light & Motion Sidekick Flood Light

Light & Motion Sidekick Flood Light
$205.00  $189.00
Save: $16.00 (8%)

Light & Motion GoBe S 500 Spot Beam Dive Light

Light & Motion GoBe S 500 Spot Beam Dive Light
$215.00  $199.00
Save: $16.00 (7%)
Light & Motion GoBe+ 500 Search Beam Dive Light

Light & Motion GoBe+ 500 Search Beam Dive Light
$329.00  $299.00
Save: $30.00 (9%)
Light & Motion GoBe Nightsea Dive Light

Light & Motion GoBe Nightsea Dive Light
$329.00  $299.00
Save: $30.00 (9%)

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