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Average Customer Review: based on 54 reviews.

Rating: Bright!
Reviewer: Karen Singleton  -  View all my reviews
LOVE this dive light! Much more lumens and directional control than any of the rentals I have used. I really wish I hadnt put off getting my own dive light for as long as I did! Also, if you travel without batteries (and buy them once you get to your dive destination), it doesnt add that much weight to your luggage!

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11 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Ive seen the light
Reviewer: Gerald Buurma
The Shockwave is awesome. It produces a clear, bright light that lasts for hours. I use it with an action cam mounted on the top. It allows me to point and shoot high resolution video in a balanced light with enough spectrum to bring out the natural colors. I havent used it at night but Ive been in a few caves that were dark enough to need supplemental light for crystal clear video. The Princeton Shockwave lasted about two hours exactly the same length of time as the batteries on my action video camera lasted.

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7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great product - Love it
Reviewer: Finau I.
This is a great product and the battery life lasted a long time. Using cheap batteries from China (granted most of our batteries are made in China) still last my brother (I bought the light as a gift)a whole month before switching the batteries. I have to order two more Princeton Tec Shockwave L.E.D. Light for his other friends. I order one as a fathers day gift for my husband and so far, hes a happy camper.

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11 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Shockwave LED, great light.
Reviewer: Steve B.  -  View all my reviews
I purchased this light knowing full well the spotty reviews it has received on the switch. I thought I would take a chance on it as the price was right. Upon receiving the light I was impressed with the quality. The first dive with the light was in very poor visibility (5-10 at times) and depth of 80. This light worked like a charm. To be honest, I dont know what the fuss is about the switch. Once I became familiar with its operation, there were no issues. It works great. I have about six dives with the light now (including a night dive) and no issues. I recommend this light.

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20 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Genuine Fish Burner !
Reviewer: Robert M D.
Out of the box, 2 night dives in Roatan, Honduras. Mainly used the low light setting which was plenty of night light and gives you extended battery life. Only minor complaint is on/off/lowbeam/hi-beam switch worked hard and required two hands adjustment. I couldnt just click between the beams with one hand on the light. Ditched a 4-D cell light in favor of this one with 4 C cells and LED light. Clearly an improvement in weight, ease of handling, and underwater light. She wants to replace her old style 4 D cell primary diving light as well, and were going to order another one of these for her. Good piece of equipment !

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41 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Performed well
Reviewer: David S.  -  View all my reviews
Took it out for a try after receiving it. Worked well,light was bright,not as heavy as I expected it to be.Would have liked the switch to be a little easier to use but not a big issue. Seems to be a good product for the price.

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68 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Princeton Tec Shockwave LED Dive Light
Reviewer: Barbara T.
Although expensive it is really well made and the color makes it easy to see even in poor visibility waters. Wrist strap is good size - not too big and not too small. Light has good power and it is not too heavy or bulky. Good purchase.

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67 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Princeton Tec Shockwave L.E.D. Light
Reviewer: Lisa B.
We used these the night dive on our vacation and they were very bright making it easy to see everything.

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9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Turn " Night to Light"
Reviewer: william hanson
I am very satisfied with this light. Why did I get it? My light was an oceanic ocean pro. 25 years old, 6 volt battery, and just wore out. I was optimistic that such a compact light could deliver so many lumens, be so compact and work as described in the literature, delivered to my door in less than a week, with batteries included, free shipping. AND IT WORKED AT A 115 FOOT depth on two boat dives on the same day........... Love it, Bill

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197 out of 418 people found this review helpful.

Rating: bright for less
Reviewer: john u.
Princeton Tec Shockwave is a bright though somewhat heavy (with 8 C cells) light that really lights up overhangs and reef walls. I would recommend it for anyone not concerned about the extra bulk and weight

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206 out of 422 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Excellent Light
Reviewer: Michael Tuvim
Excellent strong and pure white (!) light. The beam is broad. One could possibly call it not tightly focused. Personally, I consider it a plus for a night dive: it allows you to see more in a broader field of view rather then focus on an illuminated point in the sea of blackness.

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272 out of 510 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Hotcha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Daniel Pritchard  -  View all my reviews
Excellant lite. very Brite. Got my moneys value out of this product. easy to use . has a safety to prevent lite from accidentally activating.

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73 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Lots of light
Reviewer: JOE E.  -  View all my reviews
The Princeton Tec Shockwave LED light is by far the best underwater light I have ever owned. Its penetration on a night dive is far superior to ordinary lights. A bit heavy with the 8 batteries but the hand hold is sufficient to balance the light. Great light!!!

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365 out of 669 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Lumens for price amazing!
Reviewer: Raymond Y.
Some divers go crazy for the most expensive products out there assuming they must be the best. This light is a rare exception that you get what you pay for. For the money, this light blows away HID and canister lights 3 to 4 times its cost. Princeton is also amazing to work with on warranty claims, had another light earlier from them that leaked, sent it in and they sent me a brand new one, no questions asked! This new 400 lumen model is outstanding for $100.

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276 out of 530 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great light
Reviewer: Bob Ottiano  -  View all my reviews
This was the 3rd. light I bought, and is The best! I could have saved a ton of money if I just went with this light. As soon as you pick it up you can tell its just the right one. The way it feels in your hand, it fits like it was made just for you. If your looking for a good light go with this one.Dont do what I did and try something else,save your money and go with the Princeton Tec and you wont be sorry.

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371 out of 730 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Princeton Tec Shockwavy L.E.D. Dive LIght
Reviewer: Keith Fountain  -  View all my reviews
Very durable, light weight, very bright and comfortable grip. It has become a part of my diving setup. I will not go without one.

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83 out of 165 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Bright light
Reviewer: brad smith
Tested it out on a night dive last week and it worked great. It was far brighter than any other lights on the dive. LED technology is the way to go, no more worry about replacing bulbs and battery life is so much better. The light was so bright that it will wash out photos at night if pointed directly on the subject. Hint: save and reuse the cardboard between the batteries and the bulb. It should help preserve your batteries during storage.

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243 out of 533 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Light at a Great Price
Reviewer: Mark S.  -  View all my reviews
The Princeton Tec Shockwave LED light is a great light and a great bargain at Scuba.com. Very bright even light. Long battery life with LED technology. I have owned and given (I would give them to Scouts and leaders) a number of small backpacking lights and headlights made by Princeton Tec. Of the few that had problems, Princeton Tec replace them free of charge. Great company to deal with.

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302 out of 607 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Princeton tec shock wave l.e.d. light.
Reviewer: John Zuzula
Great light. I find the switch to be a bit difficult at times. But otherwise all in all a great tool.

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63 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Light switch
Reviewer: Mark R.  -  View all my reviews
Light is super bright, nice compact, handles well underwater. Light switch design I feel not the best. If you wear gloves for cold water diving, turning light on an off takes a little effort. Even with out gloves switch could have been a better design.

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309 out of 682 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Princeton Tec Shockwave L.E.D. Light
Reviewer: David M.
great piece of dive equipment. worked very well and the battery life was much longer that non LED lights. this is not one of those large heavy lights, however it gives just as much light. i used this for the lobster opener and a few nights after that without any issues. the only ones who do not like this light are the lobsters..:) for both price and performance, i would highly recommend this light to anyone.

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299 out of 593 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Princeton Tec C8 Shockwave L.E.D. Light
Reviewer: Stuart Farish
I picked up one of these lights as a replacement for a different brand C8 that failed. Its a very simple design, fewer places to fail than my other light. The switch is easy to use with either hand. The switch safety is large and not a problem even with gloves on. I found the light to be bright & even. Battery life seems to be good. After a few day time dives where I used it a lot to look in holes and a night dive Im still on the orginal batteries that came in the light. Its not a canister light, but for what it is, a C8 hand held, I like it enough that I bought a 2nd one for my wife to use.

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204 out of 406 people found this review helpful.

Rating: very good light
Reviewer: jamie ray  -  View all my reviews
On my first night dive, I was off the coast of Bonaire. My light shown quite well compared too the rest in the group. At one point, I was seeing all the way to the floor which was a good twenty feet down.

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308 out of 639 people found this review helpful.

Rating: This little light of mine......
Reviewer: Marty Russell  -  View all my reviews
Very nice light for night diving. The first time I took it under in the dark, I was amazed how bright the LED lights are! Mine was brighter than my buddies way too expensive canister light! Illumination was bright, wide and the beam travelled far enough to see well ahead. Great for dark nooks and crannies. One suggestion would be to definitely use with a coil lanyard. The on/off switch could be better, but no big deal. The switch lock is nice to have. Overall, for the price......HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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371 out of 733 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Light
Reviewer: David Rancourt
Very bright light in a reasonable size. A very usefull tool for anyone diving in low light or night dives, a must for anyone exploring a wreck or cave.

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36 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great light
Reviewer: Brian S.
This light is very bright with good light dispersion. I was on a recent night dive in Jamacia and my light was the brightest and whitest in the group. Im very happy with my purchase!!!

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44 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Solid light, nicely built
Reviewer: Trenton G.
The light seems very solid and very sturdy. It shines bright for an L.E.D., but its not quite as intense as I expected when used on the high setting. Overall though, its a good buy.

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43 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Design Problem
Reviewer: David F.
After returning from my first dive trip after getting my light, the light failed to work. Upon opening up the light I discovered that the small plastic extension piece that engages the little slide mechanism on the back of the assembly that houses the lens was broke off. The slide mechanisms position detirmines the off, low, high functions. This design arrangement appears too fragile. Plus the switch locking mechanism and the switch itself is cumbersome.

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238 out of 484 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good Light
Reviewer: Raymond Castaldo  -  View all my reviews
This light is great,just needs a little tweaking on the trigger switch.should operate easier.

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135 out of 258 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Shockwave LED Torch
Reviewer: Geoff Nottage
Great buy. Clean bright white light lit up everything in amazing colour. Made catching crayfish a whole lot easier. Would recommend this torch to anyone keen on serious diving.

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48 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Get this light
Reviewer: Kristopher C.
I have been diving for about a year, with 5 night dives in my log. For lights, I have been begging and borrowing my buddies lights. This one by far is the best that I have tried. Since it uses regular batteries you dont have to wait for a recharge and the three L.E.D. bulbs make it brightest light in my dive group. It is small, light and very easy turn on with gloves. Finally my dive buddies envy a piece of my equipment.

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261 out of 521 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great value
Reviewer: Dwayne L.  -  View all my reviews
Nice compact pistol grip light that packs the same punch as the much larger lights. LED technology is the way to go. Extended battery life will quickly justify the increased cost of the light itself.

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329 out of 647 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Princeton Tec SHOCKWAVE L.E.D. LIGHT
Reviewer: Gray Pruitt
Great light! Very bright and white. 2 light settings. LED allow for longer battery life. I used this light on 5 continuous nights using both the low and high settings and didnt come close to having to change the batteries. Id buy this light again in a heartbeat........GP.

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251 out of 501 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Best light out there hands down.
Reviewer: hazen komraus  -  View all my reviews
I have used this light on 5 dives so far. (Manta night dives rock!) I also bought the HID Light Cannon 100, largely seen as the best light available for under $300. This light is as bright, weighs less, doesnt need to warm up, is less delicate, a permenant bulbs, and has quadruple the battery life of the more expensive light cannon. Dont debate, i did a lot of research, the Shockwave LED is the light to buy. I might suggest buying a large pack of Ni-MH batteries online in bulk from a web dealer for the cost-savings. Excellent product: comfortable, durable, light, efficient and powerful.

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292 out of 588 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scott Rich NAUI Master Scuba Diver
Reviewer: Scott Rich  -  View all my reviews
I bought this light to upgrade from the original Shockwave II. Very nice improvement and the white light from the LED is great for our local, murky waters. I took this light to 133fsw in pitch black 8 vis on a wreck and this light was real performer under the worst conditions. Lifetime Warrantee from Princeton Tek is a real bonus as well.

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399 out of 819 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Princton shock wave l.e.d. light
Reviewer: Robert Ward  -  View all my reviews
Bob Ward, Master Diver SSI. I received my light just intime for a wreck at 110ft. My dive buddy was so impressed with this light, We both dove the wreck that day using just this one light. It was great, very bright,light and easy to turn on and off with gloves.

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307 out of 602 people found this review helpful.

Rating: PrincetonTec C8 LED - great value...
Reviewer: Michael Klaver
Great light, lots of power. Plenty bright for my night dives and light enough to bring along on day dives in dark conditions - very happy with this light, great value for the money. Brighter than my dive buddys UK C8 led

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251 out of 504 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great for Night Dives
Reviewer: Michael Bove Instructor
the shockwave ii led is a top performer. this thing is indestructible ( i should know, ive ped it a few times and it is still going strong). for those of you who are thinking about whether or not to get an led light, stop thinking and get one. the led bulb has no filament, like a standard bulb, so they are bombproof. they also produce the same amount of light as a standard bulb, at a lower wattage. this translates to higher battery life. with an led light, how can you go wrong?

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352 out of 670 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great light
Reviewer: Leonard P.
very bright, not easy to turn on but thats good so that doesnt go on accidentally in transit. Original batteries still going after 6 hours underwater.

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49 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Tec Shockwave L.E.D. Light
Reviewer: Edward Wilk  -  View all my reviews
Have use this light from one of my diving parters. Had to get one. Does a great job at a good price!

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136 out of 272 people found this review helpful.

Rating: excellent light
Reviewer: Steve P.
Ive used other lights before but this one I really liked because instead of a focused beam it was more spread out and illuminated a broader area.

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112 out of 220 people found this review helpful.

Rating: good light
Reviewer: daniel s.  -  View all my reviews
just got back from cozumel. didnt do any night diving so the light didnt go underwater, but its bright and well made. good deal, especially with the free mini light that comes with it.

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264 out of 537 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good value
Reviewer: James G F.  -  View all my reviews
Very bright, good value

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203 out of 412 people found this review helpful.

Rating: A beacon in the darkness
Reviewer: Gregory R.  -  View all my reviews
The Shockwave LED does a great job of lighting things up. The only thing I would suggest is to put some kind of attachment on the bottom of the handle to more easily put a split-ring for a retractor.

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255 out of 518 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Its like day
Reviewer: Kyle Peters  -  View all my reviews
This light is the best dive light I have ever used. I have the brighest light on all my night dives....try it, you will be very happy you purchased it.

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252 out of 514 people found this review helpful.

Rating: princeton tec shockwave led light
Reviewer: Michael Berthiaume  -  View all my reviews
no surprises,works great,nice and bright,I had to wait until I actually tried light at nite before reviewing.

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337 out of 695 people found this review helpful.

Rating: SHOCKWAVE L.E.D
Reviewer: FRANCIS BEAKES  -  View all my reviews
OUTSTANDING LIGHT IN A SMALL PACKAGE. JUST A S BRIGHT AS MY 8 CELL UK LED BUT SMALLER. DEFINITE GREAT BUY!

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250 out of 482 people found this review helpful.

Rating: AAA all the way
Reviewer: Brad Shoemaker
The product was well package and expidited quickly. It was also the best price anywhere on the web.

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238 out of 474 people found this review helpful.

Rating: sweet light
Reviewer: Brian Knapp  -  View all my reviews
hi, im for florida i dive at devils den and it is a very dark cave and the light lit it up wonderfuly it is the best light i ever had..........you should get it now......

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237 out of 500 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Underwater dive light
Reviewer: John S.
Called Scuba.com for a recommendation of a dive light - Princeton Tec was it and my night dive(s) in Kauai were great, the light worked great and easy to use.

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225 out of 460 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great light for snorkeling
Reviewer: Raven Wildharber
My husband and I both enjoy night snorkeling. This light is PERFECT for us. We liked it enough last trip to buy another for this years vacation.

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250 out of 459 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Light
Reviewer: Dell Hughes  -  View all my reviews
It was hard to get used to the whiter ligth, but this worked great. Not as much difference between high and low as regular lights. Worked without any problems.

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312 out of 640 people found this review helpful.

Rating: reviewed Princeton Tec SHOCKWAVE L.E.D. LIGHT
Reviewer: James Michael Price  -  View all my reviews
well constructed easy to use even with gloves hopefully the leds will last a long time i like the wide distribution of light i wished it were a little brighter, but the brightness is adequate

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371 out of 749 people found this review helpful.

Rating: shockwave
Reviewer: Brian Carloss
nice light, bright beam. Feels good in your hands.

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271 out of 529 people found this review helpful.


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