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Halcyon LED Scout Dive Light Review

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

The LED Scout from Halcyon is machined from solid Delrin and made with stainless steel internal components. The handle has a waffle texture for extra grip, while the bulb cover is made of tough Lexan, a material more often seen in bulletproof glass. In short, Halcyon’s Scout is a tough dive light with a depth rating of 300 feet (91 m). The bulb is a 3-watt LED, which puts out a tight, 190-lumen spot beam. Power is drawn from three C batteries, with an estimated burn-time of four hours. The LED bulb is rated for 10,000 hours of use.

Scuba Diving magazine described the LED Scout as a “Compact Primary Dive Light,” which is odd since Halcyon markets it strictly as a back-up. In the back-up role, the dive light is a winner, especially for tec and cave divers. It can go deep, take plenty of abuse, and the flashlight is light at only 13.5 oz (382 grams). However, for a primary dive light it has a short burn time and a relatively low power output, and most night divers will find the eight-inch beam is too narrow for their purposes. So, despite what Scuba Diving says, this is a back-up dive light only. It is too underpowered to serve as a primary.

Average Price: $190