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Tektite Expedition LS4 Dive Light Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Tektite Expedition LS4 Dive Light Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Lights

Tektite’s Expedition LS4 is a fine piece of precision-crafted gear. The main body of this underwater flashlight is machined out of solid aluminum and has a depth rating of 2,000 feet (300 m). With a head encased in heavy rubber and sealed up by double o-rings, this Tektite has a reputation for indestructibility. Tektite places so much confidence in their products that their torches come with a lifetime warranty.

At 10.25 inches (26 cm) in length and 1.5 lbs (.68 kg) in weight, the flashlight is compact enough to be used as a back-up flashlight for deep-diving wreck and cave divers, and with an output of 220 lumens from a 5-watt LED bulb, the Expedition LS4 has just enough light output to be used as a primary. The reason why is because this Tektite dive light produces a tight, powerful beam with a minimum of diffusion, meant to cut through dark murky water. Power is supplied by three D batteries, with roughly 10 hours of burn time. The dive light has a textured handle for better grip, a glare guard and a padded wrist lanyard.

Dive magazine in the UK called the Expedition LS4 a “good value all-rounder,” and Scuba Diving labeled it a “serious light for serious divers.” Dive Gear Reviews thinks this is a tough dive light, and given how tough it is and what it can do, the price tag is fair. For most recreational divers, the LS4 is probably more than required. However, if you are a recreational diver or light-duty tec diver and your last dive light saw a lot of use and wound up broken, this might be the replacement for you. For serious tec divers, it’s a solid light at a reasonable price.

Average Price: $170