Best and Brightest: PELICAN NEMO 2010 LED, Seasoft RayGun-R, PRINCETON TEC LEAGUE 100PELICAN NEMO 2010 LED
›› Lightweight ABS resin body is submersible to 328 feet
›› Photo luminescent polymer shroud glows in the dark
›› Twist on/off lens shroud eliminates accidental discharge
Pelican’s flagship LED flashlight-style torch, the Nemo 2010’s 8-inch-long body offers a large belt clip and a lanyard on a split ring for multiple mounting options. It is available in blue, black and yellow.
109 Lumens; 32 hours on 3 C batteriesCONTACT: pelican.com
MSRP: $80.95 SEASOFT RAYGUN-R
›› Two batteries are provided so one can be recharging while the other is being used
›› Fully loaded, it weighs in at a featherweight 6.5 ounces
›› Double O-rings protect the battery compartment from leakage
The 6-inch-long RayGun-R’s polycarbonate body is textured with a nonslip finish, and uses a twist on/off light switch with rubber shroud for easy gripping. It comes with a lanyard in black or yellow.
300 Lumens; 8-10 hours on a full chargeCONTACT: seasoftscuba.com
MSRP: $149.99 PRINCETON TEC LEAGUE 100
›› Angled light head lets you direct the beam without torqueing the wrist
›› Molded finger grip allows for easy handling at depth, even wearing gloves
›› A single Maxbright LED pumps out bright-white illumination
Its compact size (6 inches long), unique shape and budget price make the League 100 the perfect all-purpose dive light. The locking light switch can be easily activated one-handed. A wrist lanyard is included.
210 Lumens; 10 hours on 4 AA batteriesCONTACT: princetontec.com
Dive lights make night dives possible, and they can really ratchet up the fun quotient of a day dive by allowing you to probe darker recesses in the reefs. Whether you prefer a mini light that lives in a BC pocket (until you need it), a powerful primary light that can lay down some serious illumination on a tropical night dive, or a compact canister light that you wear on your wrist, there are myriad models to choose from ranging in size, burn time (dependent on the type, size, number and even brand of batteries being used, and also on the measuring procedure), power and price. Check out this group of 13 new dive lights, and you’ll see what we mean.