Can this light be used both above and below water without burning the led's out?
MARC N I own two of these light and have used them only underwater. I have no experience with them in air. Sorry I can't be more Helpful.
KEVIN K I haven't experienced any LED burnouts with this light over the last 2 years of diving with it. I don't use it out of the water other than checking the operation before a dive. All Ive had to do is replace the batteries and check/grease the o-ring seal.
JEFFREY K I have used this light both in and out of the water with no problem to date. This question should more appropriately be asked of the manufacturer though for an accurate response to how the light was designed. LEDs are typically very reliable and should provide hours of service no matter what environment then are in. That isn't saying this light was designed to be operated out of the water for any extended period of time though. This is a good light and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a dependable and highly reliable primary dive light for recreational diving.
Justin R thank you all for the information. its all been a help. i had just ordered this light and cannot wait to try it out
BARRETT K LED lights run very cool so there's no problem with overheating. I've very rarely needed to use my light out of the water but when I have it's been fine.
JORDAN F Yes, I have used it many times to illuminate the underside of a bridge or a pier without any adverse affects for hours at a time.
MICHAEL H Yes LED lights domt build up heat like halagen lights do . Also they are much more shock proof.
R K M Yes, according to the enclosed literature it can be and is used in both. I myself have used it in and out of the water and have not had any problem. The LED's do not give off any noticeable heat, so burnout should not be a problem.
PAUL N I have not used this particular light out of the water. But my experience with other types of LED lights is that they burn much cooler than incandescent bulbs, so in theory this light might be usable on the surface. Ultimately, the only way to find out would be to determine whether you're willing to gamble the cost of a new light to find out.
BRUCE R LED lights do not generate heat, this light can be used on land and underwater, I use it as often out of the water as underwater, It is the best, brightest light for your money. Light output is equal to the Light Cannon at way less money. The LED lights fully the instant you turn it on, also a plus.
RAYMOND Y I did use mine out of the water a few times. The new LED lights aren't like the old HID lights that would overheat out of the water.