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LED Wholesalers 100 Meter Dive Light Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on LED Wholesalers 100 Meter Dive Light Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Lights

This dive light from LED Wholesalers is cheap, and as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. It is made from tough ABS plastic, has a depth rating of 100 meters and uses 11 LED bulbs with a combined output of 55 lumens. So, while it can go just about anywhere even a technical diver might want to take it, the light output is relatively low. Consumers report that the reflector gives it a wide, dispersed beam as well. So, the dive light is useful for illuminating a wide-but-short area, and has little reach. The power supply comes from four AA batteries.

One serious flaw is that this flashlight-style dive light is turned on and off by twisting the head. Dive lights of this type are very prone to developing leaks, since switching the light on and off alters the contact between the plastic molding and the o-ring. Some owners reported the dive light leaked from their very first dive, and this on-off format is the most likely culprit.

The bottom line is that the LED Wholesalers 100 Meter dive light is underpowered and prone to leaking. However, it is dirt cheap, so much so that one would be hard-pressed to find a dive light with a similar depth rating priced any lower. While it is too underpowered for use as a primary light, the LED Wholesalers 100 Meter dive light is so cheap any diver could buy it as a back-up.

Average Price: $20