- Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:40
- Written by Selene Muldowney
Buying a Dive Light is easy…wrong! With so many choices and the market flooded I encourage you to do some basic research. Know what you need and why. Are you a recreational diver or photographer? How much light you need is important when picking out the right light for you.
Consider a primary light, which should be a larger model with a wide, bright beam. Your backup light is always smaller (one you tuck in your BCD). This light is really important! Don’t make a mistake of buying a cheap one that floods. This one is the spare tire of your underwater world!
Battery life is another consideration. It is best to carry a primary dive light that has twice the battery life as your planned dive time. Always check you secondary light too! Find a light that is durable. Shatterproof glass and an easy to use handle with lanyard is important.
Luckily I had an opportunity to try out Lightnbeyond ARCHON lights. These are definitely the way to go! With state-of-the-art LED and lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology, they present the best combination of power, burn time, light-weight and solid build at a reasonable price. Compact, easy to use and built solid, this light will bring the sunshine under water. Even the lanyard is built solid with an anti corrosion rope.
Starting at modest $169 for the W17V model, this light offers 860 lumens in a wide 110 degree smooth flood beam designed to work with video cameras. This light is a fantastic choice for entry level photography and videography underwater. The light comes with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries but can also run on disposable batteries. A great option when in a pinch!
Lightnbeyond also offers a solid primary light W28 with 1000 lumens and 3.5 hours of burn time for less than $300. They claim it will compete with any lights that's on the market for under $500.
Lightnbeyond is the authorized distributor of Archon dive light product in the US. They provide a minimum of one-year limited warranty service to all products, beginning from the date of purchase. Lightnbeyond also offers an extended three-year warranty coverage to the original owner, given that product is registered with us within two weeks from the date of purchase.
With new technology and an incredible warranty to back up the lights – lightnbeyond has my attention!
Please check out www.Lightnbeyond.com!