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Big Blue AL 1X5 Dive Light Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Big Blue AL 1X5 Dive Light Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Lights

You’ve seen them: those cool dive lights made to fit into glove mountings, making them handier and more secure. The problem is that those lights are often along the lines of the Light & Motion Sola Dive 1200, and cost as much as a new upper-tier regulator. Look no further: the Big Blue AL1X5 offers a reasonably priced solution for getting your dive light firmly and easily secured to the back of your hand.

Powered by three AAA batteries, the light produces a 250 lumen beam with a stamina of four hours. The housing is anodized aluminum, with a double o-ring seal and tested down to 100m (328 feet). It’s a compact, powerful little thing, and can fit easily in a BCD pocket. The best thing is that the company makes a Goodman-style glove specifically for the AL 1X5, so you can mount it on the back of your hand with no fuss whatsoever.

Average Price: $120