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UV Paclite Launches Kickstarter Campaign For ‘Orb’ Rechargeable Flashlight

Sick of taking single-use glow sticks when you go night diving?

Las Vegas, Nevada-based UV Paqlite, builders of the Scooblite reusable glow stick, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the manufacturing of a new, rechargeable and energy-efficient dive light.

Called the Orb, it can stay lit for more than 100 hours and can be recharged via USB. When paired with a custom-made diver’s case, the Orb has a depth rating of 30 meters or 100 feet.

The Orb has three operational modes: Flashlight, where the LEDs are continuously on; Hybrid, where the LEDs turn on every two minutes for a few seconds to keep the glow-in-the-dark face lit; and a third mode where it automatically goes into Hybrid when the built-in light sensor notices darkness.

As of Oct. 8, UV Paclite had raised $25,422 out of a $67,000 goal with 22 days to go.

Divers can pre-order an Orb, including the diver case, on Kickstarter for US$37 (which includes shipping in the United States). Dive shops or resorts can also buy a five-pack for $150.

The Orb will be available for pre-purchase until October 30.

For more info, check out UV Paqlite’s Kickstarter page.



John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.