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About Underwater Kinetics Sunlight C8 eLED Dive Light

UK's C8 eLED waterproof light is the world's most popular primary light. Many divers would not consider going underwater without the power of its bright, long-lasting beam. It starts with a unique dual power electronic circuit to control the matched pair of 6-watt white LED's. Its water-cooled heat sink actually increases brightness underwater and improves burn time. Polarized battery contact plates make it possible to interchange individual battery cells and rechargeable packs as well as prevent potentially dangerous reverse battery insertion.

Unlike the standard glass envelope lamps used since Edison, the LED will not break when dropped. The life expectancy is well over 5,000 hours. The light emitted by the LED (light emitting diode) is similar to sunlight and travels farther underwater than the more yellow light from an Edison lamp. In addition a power control circuit is built into the light to help maintain the same brightness throughout the discharge of a set of batteries. A tough O-ring sealed ABS and polycarbonate case protects the components all the way down to 500' (152.4 meters). The C8 eLED is powered by 8 disposable C"-cell alkaline batteries (included), or if you wish to upgrade it with a rechargeable kit the SKU: UKTRKC8E is available eliminating the need for replacement power cells. With alkaline batteries the light has a burn time of 13.9 hours on the high power setting and 19.7 hours on low.

The C8 eLED Dive Lights Dual 6-Watt LED's produces 400 lumens of brightness on high power and 270 lumens on low. The light has a beam distance of 494' (150.5 meters) in high-mode and 403' (122.8 meters) in low-mode on land. The light measures 7.2" x 7.1" x 3.2" (18.29 x 18.03 x 8.13 cm) and weighs 36 oz (1.02 kg). The C8 eLED Light is equipped with a non-breakable locking switch that prevents accidental actuation when in your gear bag and also has a protective heavy rubber lens boot for drop protection. Light handle is a pistol grip design and comes with an adjustable rubber sleeved wrist lanyard. Light is available in multiple colors, comes with an owner's manual, is proudly made in the USA and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

The Underwater Kinetics Sunlight C8 eLED Dive Light is commonly used for Close-Up Viewing, Night Diving, Recreational and more. The Underwater Kinetics Sunlight C8 eLED Dive Light is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Underwater Kinetics Sunlight C8 eLED Dive Light: Compact, High Intensity, Long Bulb Life, Reliable, Well-Focused.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.

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Underwater Kinetics Sunlight C8 eLED Dive Light Features

  • Underwater Kinetics Sunlight "C8 eLED" Dive Light with Pistol Grip
  • World's Most Popular Primary Light
  • Bright, Long-Lasting Beam
  • Unique Dual Power Electronic Circuit
  • Matched Pair of 6-Watt White LED's
  • Water-Cooled Heat Sink: Increases Brightness Underwater & Improves Burn Time
  • Polarized Battery Contact Plates: Prevent Dangerous Reverse Battery Insertion
  • Lamp Life Expectancy: Over 5,000 Hours
  • Power Control Circuit: Maintain Brightness Thru-Out Discharge of Batteries
  • Power: 8 C-Cell Alkaline Batteries (included)
  • Lumens: High Power 400, Low Power 270
  • Beam Distance (On Land): 494' (150.5 meters) High-Mode, 403' (122.8 meters) Low-Mode
  • Depth Rating: 500' (152.4 meters)
  • Burn Time: High Power 13.9-Hours, Low Power 19.7-Hours
  • Tough O-Ring Sealed ABS and Polycarbonate Case
  • Integral Pistol Style Grip
  • Protective Heavy Rubber Lens Boot
  • Non-Breakable Locking Switch: Prevents Accidental Actuation
  • Optional Rechargeable Upgrade Kit (SKU: UKTRKC8E) Available
  • Dimensions: 7.2" x 7.1" x 3.2" (18.29 x 18.03 x 8.13 cm)
  • Weight: 36 oz (1.02 kg)
  • Available in Multiple Colors
  • Owner's Manual
  • Proudly Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Underwater Kinetics Sunlight C8 eLED Dive Light Specifications

Material
ABS and Polycarbonate
Lamp
Dual 6-Watt eLED
Lumens
High-Mode: 400, Low-Mode: 270
Effective Range
High-Mode: 494' (150.5 meters) On-Land, Low-Mode: 403' (122.8 meters) On-Land
Batteries
8 x C"-Cell Alkaline Batteries (included)
Burn Time
High-Mode: 13.9-Hours, Low-Mode: 19.7-Hours
Depth Rating
500' (152.4 meters)
Dimensions
7.2" x 7.1" x 3.2" (18.29 x 18.03 x 8.13 cm)
Weight
36 oz (1.02 kg)
Attachment or Handle
Handheld Pistol Grip, Wrist Lanyard
Mfr #
SKU
UKTC8E

Sunlight C8 eLED Dive Light Customer Reviews

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Underwater Kinetics Sunlight "C8 eLED" Dive Light with Pistol Grip
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High intensity (11)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Long bulb life (9)
  • Well-focused (6)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Recreational (12)
  • Close-up viewing (6)
  • Night diving (6)
  • Cave diving (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced diver (3), Beginner (3), Recreational diver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I dive with it day and night.

I dive with this light day and night. For anything under about 8 metres it really brings out the colours and details so I can really see what I'm down there to see. For ...Read complete review

I dive with this light day and night. For anything under about 8 metres it really brings out the colours and details so I can really see what I'm down there to see. For crevices, underhangs, and caves its great - I spot things I wouldn't normally see. I sometimes use it as an auxillary light for my buddy's photography.

For night diving, well, it's fantastic. While my buddies are straining to see something with their dim 15cm spot of light, the beam on this thing swings over like an SUV just drove past and they think "Oh, that's better". It has low output mode if you don't want so much light.

There's a bit of weight, but that's all due to carrying 8 batteries; the unit itself is lightweight. It's tough; I do shore diving in Sydney so getting bashed by waves is common. I just clip it to my BCD and it's fine. Clip and extension coil are solid. I've dropped it when washing my gear - no problem.

The other thing is that I've done about 35 to 40 hours of diving with it and I haven't had to replace the batteries yet.

Only small glitch is that the switch is 'buggy'. On mine it's possible to lock the mechanism to the 'off' position but it is still on (in low output mode). It's no problem since battery life is so good. i just put my hand in front to check it if its daytime then wiggle the switch and it turns off.

Because it's LED you can use it above water too. I use it to spot wildlife and to find and catch the fish in my fishpond when I'm cleaning it.

Of all my dive gear, this is one of the items I'm most happy I bought.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Switch doesn't work well.

The switch stopped working after only a couple months so the light would not turn on. After a week of correspondence with customer support they acknowledged there was a known issue with the switch so...Read complete review

The switch stopped working after only a couple months so the light would not turn on. After a week of correspondence with customer support they acknowledged there was a known issue with the switch so they paid for return shipping and sent me a replacement. The same thing happened with the replacement. I paid to ship it back and they credited my account which I used to buy a different light.

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4.0

Does the Job

By duncomatic

from Seattle

About Me Beginner

Pros

  • Easy to use with gloves
  • High Intensity
  • Well-Focused

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Night Diving
  • Recreational

Comments about Underwater Kinetics Sunlight "C8 eLED" Dive Light with Pistol Grip:

Works well. I usually use low beam, then flick to high if needed.

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5.0

Works well

By Duncomatic

from Seattle

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable
  • Well-Focused

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Close-Up Viewing
  • Night Diving
  • Recreational

Comments about Underwater Kinetics Sunlight "C8 eLED" Dive Light with Pistol Grip:

Toggle switch is easy to use with gloves.

Battery indicator would be a nice add on.

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1.0

Great Light BAD switch

By Jay

from Gresam, Oregon

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • High Intensity
  • Long Bulb Life

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Underwater Kinetics Sunlight "C8 eLED" Dive Light with Pistol Grip:

      switch failed during a wreck dive, had to use my backup, and end the dive. This is a stupid problem, bad switch on an otherwise fantastic dive light. This is a common problem, and its only a matter of when not if this switch will fail. UK should recall this light.

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      1.0

      Great light - bad switch

      By Mike D

      from Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • High Intensity
      • Long Bulb Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cave Diving
        • Close-Up Viewing
        • Night Diving
        • Recreational

        Comments about Underwater Kinetics Sunlight "C8 eLED" Dive Light with Pistol Grip:

        The light itself is excellent, i loved it until the switch started to fail. First it became flaky (turning off during the dive) eventually it would turn on only occasionally. I took it apart, it appears the problem is with the plastic slider that actuates the switch, not the switch itself - the actuator simply has too much play - incredibly cheap setup. I'm trying to jury rig it.

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        5.0

        Great light

        By DiveBooger

        from Ocoee, Fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • High Intensity
        • Long Bulb Life
        • Reliable
        • Well-Focused

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cave Diving
          • Night Diving
          • Recreational

          Comments about Underwater Kinetics Sunlight "C8 eLED" Dive Light with Pistol Grip:

          Works great-lightweight

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          Shopper  What's the difference between this one and the plus one? Thanks.
          David R  if you mean the C8ELED VS. the C8ELED PLus, it's just a newer version of the light but basically the same
          Shopper  How many lumens is this light?
          LeisurePro S  Ratef for 257 lumens.
          Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
          JOHN S  Needed a good light for lobster hunting at night. Very pleased overall. Swtich assembly is a bit suspect but so far no issuses. My 3rd UK light. Just keep upgrading with led technology. One died due to operator error. eLed plus technology is nice.
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