About Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Dive Light

The Light Cannon 100 was the world's first alkaline-powered HID light and it is still the most popular. This light is revered among videographers and those who appreciate the clean and clear quality of its light. Underwater Kinetics redesigned it to be energy efficient, providing a boost in brightness with no increase in battery usage. It is the brightest dive light available for your money. High Intensity Discharge (HID) illumination technology allows this dive light to emit three times more light per watt of battery power than standard xenon or halogen lamps. As a result, it shines farther and produces a beam as white as the sun. Use it in or out of the water.

The Light Cannon HID Metal Halide Lamp produces 450 lumens of brightness with a color temperature of 6,000K. The lamp has a 500 hour life expectancy, so you won't need to change bulbs often. The light is powered by 8 x C-cell alkaline batteries (included) with a burn time of 3 to 4 hours. Light is equipped with a thermostat shutdown for overheating, fuse protected, polarized battery chamber and isolated electronics all great safety features in any light. The Light is manufactured from durable non-corrosive ABS, TPE and polycarbonate plastics giving it a depth rated to 500' (152.4 meters). A protective heavy rubber lens boot for drop protection enhances the durability of this robust light.

The Light Cannon 100 has a beam angle of 6° degrees, measures 8.2" x 3.2" x 7" (20.8 x 8.1 x 17.8 cm) and weighs 2.4 lbs (1.09 kg). Beam adapters are included for video lighting. Light is equipped with alkaline batteries, pistol grip, 2 wide-angle lighting filters and a rubber sleeve 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 Light Cannon HID Dive Light is commonly used for Cave Diving, Close-Up Viewing, Extreme Depths, Night Diving, Professional, Recreational, Safety Backup and more. The Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Dive Light is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Divemaster, Recreational Diver among others. The Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Dive Light is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID 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 Light Cannon HID Dive Light Features

  • Underwater Kinetics "Light Cannon" HID Dive Light with Pistol Grip
  • Clean and Clear Quality of Light
  • Energy Efficient: Boost in Brightness, No Increase in Battery Usage
  • Brightest Dive Light Available
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Illumination Technology:
    Emit 3X More Light per Watt of Battery Power
    Shines Farther and Produces Beam as White as the Sun
    Use In-or-Out of Water
  • Lumens: 450 Lumens of Brightness
  • Color Temperature: 6,000K
  • Lamp Life Expectancy: 500 Hour
  • Power: 8 x C-Cell Alkaline Batteries (included)
  • Burn Time: 3 to 4 Hours
  • Thermostat Shutdown for Overheating
  • Fuse Protected, Polarized Battery Chamber
  • Isolated electronics
  • Durable Non-Corrosive ABS, TPE and Polycarbonate Plastics
  • Depth Rating: 500' (152.4 meters)
  • Protective Heavy Rubber Lens Boot for Drop Protection
  • Beam Angle of 6° Degrees
  • Dimensions: 8.2" x 3.2" x 7" (20.8 x 8.1 x 17.8 cm)
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.09 kg)
  • Beam Adapters Included for Video Lighting, 2 Wide-Angle Lighting Filters
  • Rubber Sleeve Lanyard
  • Available in Multiple Colors
  • Owner's Manual
  • Proudly Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Dive Light Specifications

Material
ABS, TPE and Polycarbonate
Lamp
Dual 10-Watt eLED's
Lumens
450
Color Temperature
6,000K
Beam Angle
6° Degrees
Batteries
8 x C"-Cell Alkaline Batteries (included)
Burn Time
3 to 4 Hours
Depth Rating
500' (152.4 meters)
Dimensions
8.2" x 3.2" x 7" (20.8 x 8.1 x 17.8 cm)
Weight
2.4 lbs (1.09 kg)
Attachment or Handle
Handheld Pistol Grip, Wrist Lanyard
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Yellow

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Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Light with Pistol Grip
 
4.3

(based on 60 reviews)

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    (17)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High intensity (52)
  • Reliable (39)
  • Well-focused (33)
  • Long bulb life (23)
  • Compact (14)

Cons

  • Heavy (15)
  • Drains batteries (9)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Recreational (38)
  • Night diving (18)
  • Professional (18)
  • Close-up viewing (15)
  • Extreme depths (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced diver (23), Recreational diver (11), Divemaster (8), Advanced (6), Professional diver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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UK Light Cannon in Turks & Caicos

The UK HID Light Cannon is a very intense blue light beam with a long burn time. I used the light for the first time on a recent dive trip where I did four...Read complete review

The UK HID Light Cannon is a very intense blue light beam with a long burn time. I used the light for the first time on a recent dive trip where I did four very long night dives with no reduction in beam intensity. It's a great HID primary dive light for recreational diving and at a reasonable price. See the picture of a Basket Star I found on my night dive while using the UK Light Cannon.

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Loved it until it almost killed me

Everything the folks are saying about this light being powerful is true. For the money, this is a blazing hot light cannon at 450 lumens output. (buy lots of batteries) Unfortunately,...Read complete review

Everything the folks are saying about this light being powerful is true. For the money, this is a blazing hot light cannon at 450 lumens output. (buy lots of batteries) Unfortunately, however, the cheap plastic inner switch (pictured) can loosen quite easily as it pivots around a simple phillips screw when you turn the light off / on. The net effect is that the loosened inner switch does not follow the outer switch (also pictured) as you move it from Off to On position. You will be in total darkness without warning. And don't try shaking your baby back to life or trepidly rotating the switch around… When it’s done – it’s done.So if you should happen to find yourself in a cave filled with strong surge and needle sharp sea urchins - and your buddy decides to take off in another direction looking for lobsters - that's a bad time to realize that you have an expensive UK Light Cannon 100 with a crummy [$] cent plastic inner switch in it. That switch will make up it's own mind when it decides to stop contacting your fresh new batteries. That Wow-Factor of, "Hey Cool! - I have an awesome new flashlight toy!" could become seriously trumped by that "Holy cow - I'm about to die" feeling. Don’t worry, your light will start working again if you make it back to your car, open the seal, and move the inner switch around with your finger.Bet your life on a [$] piece of plastic that is impossible to tighten with a normal screwdriver? I'll be spending the extra money on an upgrading to a DIR compliant Tektite, Halcyon, or OMS product.

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5.0

great light

By b

from midwest

About Me Advanced

Pros

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

Cons

  • No longer made

Best Uses

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

Comments about Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Light with Pistol Grip:

the new light cannon led is just as bright. they no longer have or sell these at leisur pro so order this one and they will send you the led for the same price . I think it is their way to get around minimum selling price.

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4.0

Underwater Kinetics "Light Cannon"

By Lachy

from Newcastle, Australia

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Pros

  • High Intensity
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Diving
    • Recreational

    Comments about Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Light with Pistol Grip:

    After reading other reviews I purchased this torch and have not been dissapointed. With the group of people I dive with, my torch is by faw and away the most powerful. The only con I see with this torch is the on/off switch, it feels like it could break at any time.

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    4.0

    Great light but...

    By CoCo View

    from Roatan

    About Me Advanced

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    Pros

    • High Intensity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cave Diving
      • Close-Up Viewing
      • Night Diving

      Comments about Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Light with Pistol Grip:

      It light up the water better than any light at its price. People were following me. However the manual/instructions are very week. It made aligning the batteries the first time a challenge. No instructions on how to store the rechargeable batteries.

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      3.0

      Great light with one fault

      By amphibio

      from tennessee

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • High Intensity
      • Well-Focused

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cave Diving
        • Night Diving

        Comments about Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Light with Pistol Grip:

        the light is very bright and the diffuser gives a nice broad even light. the on/ off switch does not function properly and has to be actuated multiple times to make proper contact.

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        5.0

        NO BRIGHTER LIGHT

        By Bill

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Drains Batteries

        Best Uses

        • Cave Diving
        • Night Diving
        • Professional
        • Recreational

        Comments about Underwater Kinetics Light Cannon HID Light with Pistol Grip:

        You can tell if anyone on the night dive has this light. It provides more and a brighter light than any other dive light I have seen. I have friends who are cave divers and their high intensity lights cannot hold a candle to this light. Use the included defusers and it is perfect for photography. It holds 8 - C batteries and therefore is not any heavier than most "big" lights. I put new batteries in the start of a dive season (April) and have to replace them by August.

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        Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
        JAMES T  Most powerful light I've ever used underwater. It weighs alot when you have to travel with it. However, it is incredibly bright during a night dive.
        Mike H  Could you let me know if you stock replacement HID bulbs for the Light Cannon 100 and what price they are, if you do, please?
        Frank L  We no longer carry the replacement bulb.
        Shopper  How can I find bulb of cannon 100 HID?
        JOHN W  As I live on Maui, Hawaii, I purchase bulbs from Maui Sporting goods, 808-244-0011 or New Maui Fishing Supply, 808-244-3449. Good luck.
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