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Princeton Tec Shockwave LED Dive Light Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Princeton Tec Shockwave LED Dive Light Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Lights

The Shockwave LED from Princeton Tec is a pistol-grip style dive light fitted with three LED bulbs putting out 400 Lumens. The power supply comes from eight C batteries, which endow the dive light with a stamina of 20 hours at full power. The dive light’s “trigger” functions as both a locking safety and as a setting dial, allowing for adjustments in both brightness and beam width. The depth rating for the dive light is 328 feet (100 m), and for a dive light of this type and power, the Shockwave LED comes at a reasonable price tag, and with a set of premium-label alkaline batteries and a lanyard included. The negatives for this underwater flashlight are minor: the trigger control sticks and requires a little force to manipulate, and the Shockwave weighs in at two lbs. Scuba Diving described the dive light as a stand-out, and the British divers at Dive called it “a super-bright and punchy light at a price that is under half of our […] budget.” Leisure Pro users gave it a 4-Flag rating. Overall, Princeton Tec’s Shockwave LED is an inexpensive, capable choice for a primary dive light.

Average Price: $140