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.