The great ocean is a mystical world full of amazing fish and other living creatures. Many of these fish and other aquatic creatures display naturally dazzling colors but since light travels through water, the colors do get filtered out and everything then becomes a blue or gray color so when light is taken into the ocean, the light travels a short distance to the object and then back to the diver, which means that you can enjoy the natural colors wherever the light is directed. It is therefore important to realize that the quality of your scuba light will directly affect your dive experience.
Depending if a person is diving in a low visibility light condition or in the evening, you might be out of the refection of the rays of the sun such as caves. Some source of artificial light is required to see the exquisite ocean environment at its best. The diving flashlight which one chooses will be based upon one of the three types of light output.
The three different categories of scuba light fall under the conventional which is Halogen or Xenon, LED which is a light emitting Diode and HID which gives off a high intensity discharge. The notable difference between the three is color temperature or color of the immediate output. Conventional lights use the most energy due to them becoming far hotter and giving off white light.
When you turn a HID light on it takes a few seconds to reach full brightness, giving off a blue color due to the ballast system it runs off. On the other hand LED lights use diodes as opposed to filaments and also emit a blue light. These types of lights use far less energy as they burn cooler, and are the most durable of the three options.
Scuba lights technology is ever evolving, and it is imperative to keep up with the latest technology and trends which will ensure you have the finest dive light currently available. Scuba lights that are handheld fall into three categories such as pocket lights, backup lights and dive lights.
Handheld scuba diving lights are available in three different series being dive lights, pocket lights and backup lights. If you purchase scuba lights you will want to make sure you have the latest lights especially your back-up lights.
Backup lights are necessary especially if you suddenly find yourself in a dark cave or creek. Having a backup light ensures a happy diving experience.