Dive lights help us to navigate underwater safely. Just like any other tools, it must be handled properly, or else it can cause harm to yourself or others. There are some reasonable rules to follow about using and keeping the dive lights.
- Before the dive, inspect the light and check operation, ensure it works well.
- Don’t aim the light at another diver’s eyes during diving, always keep the light pointed in a safe direction.
- When using dive lights with multiple colors for uw photography and video, such as fluorescence photography, it’s better to view through the suitable filters. When used in this way, the eyes and skin exposure to the light source is close to zero, other than incidental reflections.
- If you are especially sensitive to some lights, reporting headaches or other effects, you should take extra precautions to avoid it. It could include use of barrier filter glasses.
- After each dive, apply for a basic “cleanse” of the dive light. Remove the batteries after using the light, store the batteries in a safe place that doesn’t expose them to heat, cold, or liquids.
- If the light floods with water, turn it off immediately. After returning to shore or the dive boat, unscrew the bezel and rinse the contents with fresh water. Allow all components to dry completely. Reassemble the light to see if it still works. If not, return it to your dealer or the manufacturer for repair.
- Also avoid frequent disassembly of the light, so as not to damage the reflector or bulb...