After having presented the richest spearguns line on the market by Salvimar, here is another record offer with 7 different torches. These go from simple cheaper solutions below 30 € to rechargeable advanced technology ones even beyond 100 €. The light power goes from 340 to up to amazing 3800 Lumen. Careful though, it in not only a matter of light power, but also of light quality and concentration of the beam! The new 2022 models are the GalactiKa, Light Blast and Rigel. Let us help you to choose!

Simple Alkaline battery options

The non-rechargeable solutions evidently are also the most affordable. Some of you might prefer to have these kind of torch on the boat and not the rechargeable ones for two reasons. One, in general the charge with alkaline batteries lasts longer than a rechargeable solution. Second, if decide to go spearfishing and find batteries of the torch are low, you can simply substitute them with new alkaline batteries. Another option, even though it is a little more cumbersome, is to have rechargeable batteries of the type of the alkaline batteries that fit the torch. In this case, you need to buy separately rechargeable batteries and battery charger.

Lecoled

Price and materials

The Salvimar Lecoled torch is the cheapest, and oldest, of the Italian company’s line. Made with a polycarbonate body the Lecoled costs around 30 € giving the opportunity to have a nice torch at a very affordable price.

Design, dimensions and weight

Dimensions are 165 mm total length, 47 mm maximum head diameter and 37 mm maximum body diameter. So the Lecoled is quite versatile and easily graspable. The design of the upper and lower parts of the body, with transversal veins, help to avoid losing the grip.

Switch

The switch is a magnetic solution, easily perceptible with the thumb during the dive. It works with a lever of 25 mm that can be rotated left and right to turn the light on. The central position is the off setting. The switch is an exclusive Savimar Made in Italy design. The issue might be that the central position may be easily lost putting the torch in the bag. In general, it is always better to take the batteries out when leaving the torch unused for some time.

Light power

The light has a power of 340 lumen and is generated by a single CREE 3W Q5 LED in an aluminum ring dissipator bulb and a synthetic anti-oxidation reflector parabola. These generate a concentrated beam (XR-E LED size) with a color temperature of 6000K.

Batteries

The torch is powered by 4 1.5 V AA batteries or AA rechargeable batteries (2700mAh) which are not supplied with the torch. Also, the eventual battery charger must be bought separately. The Alkaline batteries give an autonomy of 5 hours of constant light (Salvimar indication).

Maximum depth and water seal

The maximum watertight depth is 50 meters. The torch can be opened to change the batteries by unscrewing the cap, which has one single O-ring for water seal.

Spotlight

Price and materials

Still at a very affordable price is the Spotlight, below 50 €. More recent than the Lecoled, it is definitely better looking and more resistant thanks to the black anodized aluminum body. It is extremely compact. The aluminum is machined from solid for a very high level final finish.

Design, dimensions and weight

The Salvimar Spotlight is 130 mm long and 40 mm wide (max diameter of the lamp head). The diameter of the body is 30 mm. The weight without batteries is 200 grams, + 34 grams with batteries. Salvimar indicates the underwater weight (evidently lighter thanks to the floating effect of the water) equal to 121 grams.

Some transversal nerves on the body of the Spotlight help holding it, even though the smooth surface can make it harder to have a perfect grip in the water. Some additional rubber cover could be easily applied by the spearo to improve this aspect.

Switch

The switch has a very neat and compact design. It is actually a steel button on a round plastic base. The latter is complete with a led that changes color depending on the charge of the batteries. Green indicates full or good charge, yellow average, and red batteries need to be replaced or recharged. This is an excellent solution to have indication of the charge of the batteries and not be let down during the dive.

The extremely compact dimensions of the button switch are neat, but can determine some difficulty to feel the button. Also, one knows if the light is on or off looking at the torch or seeing the light beam, but cannot feel the switch position with the thumb.

Light power

The power of the Salvimar Spotlight grows compared to the Lecoled, to 400 Lumen. The bulb is a CREE XP-G2 R5 with color temperature of 6500 K, so slightly colder (more blu) than the Lecoled. The reflector is made of glossy aluminum, while the lens is a 4 mm toughened glass. The angle of the light beam is 8° in the central most powerful area.

Batteries

The Salvimar Spotlight in non-rechargeable and utilizes 3 AAA batteries, positioned in a dedicated support that can be extracted easily. As for the Lecoled, it is evidently possible to utilize rechargeable batteries and a battery charger. Batteries and charger are not included. The continuous runtime indicated by Salvimar is of average 3 hours.

Maximum depth and water seal

The Salvimar Spotlight is designed to be water sealed down to 100 meters of depth. The seal is guaranteed by two O-rings in the connection between the body of the torch and its head, screwed on.

Rechargeable batteries options

The rechargeable battery torches are the new trend for a number of reasons. First of all economical energy wise, as recharging a battery is less expensive than buying a new one. Secondarily ecological, as recharging batteries instead of using traditional ones which need to be eliminated respects more the environment. Third, if the battery goes down and you have a plug to recharge it, for example on your car or boat, the problem, with a few hours to wait for recharging, is solved. Better then to have the USB recharging solutions compared to the 220V ones. Let’s take a look at 5 different models of torches offered by Salvimar.

Daylight

Price and materials

The Salvimar Daylight is the following torch by the Italian Company in the light power scale with 860 Lumen. A big jump ahead from the Spotlight and the Lecoled.

The price is around 80 €. The body is in black anodized aluminium. The aluminum is machined from solid for a very high level final finish.

Design, dimensions and weight

Dimensions are longer and thinner than the Spotlight. The length is 145 mm and maximum diameter (lamp head) is 34 mm, while the diameter of the body is 28 mm. The weight without battery is approximately 148 grams. The underwater weight with battery is approximately 100 grams. The transversal nerves on the body of the Salvimar Daylight help a better hold of the torch.

Switch

As the Spotlight, the Daylight has a nice compact steel button which works as an on off switch. The battery charge indicator is separated with a circular plastic cover and a led. Again green, yellow and red indicate the three levels of charge. Very useful. The flat machined area where the switch is positioned helps partially to feel the on off button without looking at the torch in the water.

Light power

As anticipated, the Daylight makes a big step up compared to the Lecoled and Spotlight, with a CREE XM-L2 U2 light of maximum 860 Lumen. As for the Spotlight, the reflector is made of glossy aluminum, while the lens is a 4 mm toughened glass. The angle of the light beam is 8° in the central most powerful area.

Batteries

  • The Salvimar Daylight is the first of the recheargeable battery models. The battery is an ICR18650 of 2200 mAh and 3.7V and is included with the torch, together with the external recharging station. The latter is connected to the electricity line with a standard 220V connecting plug. Salvimar indicates an average of 1.5 hours battery charge duration with the torch always on.

Maximum depth and water seal

The indicated maximum depth is 60 meters. The water seal between the body and the head of the torch is guaranteed by 2 O-rings. The head is mounted on the body by screwing it on the latter.

Fireled

Price and materials

Another step up in the light power is obtained with the Salvimar Fireled. It though moves up to beyond average 90€ price. Again with a body in black anodized aluminum machined from a solid block, the Fireled is also rechargeable.

Design, dimensions and weight

The Salvimar Fireled grows in dimensions compared to the Spotlight and the Daylight. The length is 157 mm and the maximum diameter of the head 45 mm. The body of the torch is 36 mm in diameter.
The weight without batteries is 269 grams, with a + 93 grams with the rechargeable battery inserted. The weight in the water is 181 grams. Again the transversal nerves machined on the torch head help grip (and somehow also give a more aggressive look).

Switch

The on off switch once again is a nice compact steel button. The circular seat of the button in transparent polycarbonate has an integrated led to indicate, just as for the Spotlight, the charge of the battery. Again the area is machined flat to better feel where the position of the button is when in the water, without possibly having to look at the torch.

Light power

The light power, as anticipated goes up to a very high value of 1200 Lumen. The bulb is a CREE XM-L2 U2 with color temperature of 6500 K. As for the Spotlight and the Fireled, the reflector is made of glossy aluminum, while the lens is a 4 mm toughened glass. The angle of the light beam is 8° in the central most powerful area.

Battery

The battery is a 26650 rechargeable Lithium-ion of 4000 mAh and 3.7 V. The external charging station is included. The latter is connected to the electricity line with an USB cable. This is an interesting and comfortable upgrade compared to the 220V plug of the Daylight. The burning life of the battery is indicated by Salvimar equal to 2.5 hours.

Maximum depth and water seal

The indicted maximum depth to insure water seal is indicated in 100 meters. The water seal of the head of the torch screwed on the body is insured by 2 O-rings.

Light Blast

Price and materials

The new Salvimar Light Blast also sets the maximum light ray to 1200 Lumen. But there is much more to it that we will see later. For the moment, the good news is that the Light Blast costs around 75 €, so less than the Fireled. The body and head of the torch, once more are in black anodized aluminum.

Design, dimensions and weight

The design of the Light Blast is slim and quite long with a length of 158 mm. The maximum diameter of the head is 34 mm, while the body diameter measures 26 mm. The weight without the battery is 205 grams.

Switch

The switch of the Salvimar Light Blast integrates all elements in one small circular polycarbonate button. In fact the button both works as an on off switch, but also lights up in green, red or flashing red depending on the charge of the battery. When the battery is charged above 50% the light will be green, between 50 and 30% it will be red, and below 30% it will be flashing red. Once more the area where the button is positioned in machined flat. Still, the design of the torch might not help too much the feel of the button when wearing thick gloves.

Light power

The Salvimar Light Blast produces a maximum of 1200 Lumen light of 6500K temperature color. This thanks to a CREE XM-L2 blub and a glossy aluminum reflector. The central and more intense part of the light beam has an angle of 16°, the double of the previous torches.

Battery

The battery is a single 18650 Li-ion battery. At maximum charge it can last 2 hours. The charging is really advanced in this case, as it is completely integrated in the torch. This determines greater general dimensions, but definitely a great advantage. In fact, the Salvimar Light Blast torch can be charged simply having a USB type C cable (supplied with the torch) and connecting it with a 9V plug. A great upgrade, which means no need to bring with us an external charger, and even when forgetting the cable it is easy to find someone who has it. Also, it is simple to leave an extra cable on your boat or bag to be sure you always have a way to recharge your torch.

The design is particular with the rear aluminum cap which seals and internal cap which includes the socket for the USB type C plug. The first cap is screwed and unscrewed from the torch body, and two O-rings ensure the water seal. The smaller internal cap works in the same way but only has one single O-ring as it is already protected by the external cap. Unscrewing the internal cap permits to extract the battery.

When the USB cable is inserted in the socket a red light turn on. It will become green when the battery is fully charged.

Maximum depth

The seal system permits the Salvimar Light Blast to resist water pressure down to 60 meters with IPX8 waterproof rating.

GalactiKa

Price and materials

Polycarbonate, less good looking and resistant than aluminum, but lighter and cheaper, is used for the new revolutionary torch by Salvimar, the GalactiKa. Such material helps bringing the price back down to around 70€ , offering a new great technology. Again the Lumen go up, this time to 1500.

Design, dimensions and weight

The design is one of the key pluses of the Salvimar GalactiKa in comparison with the other torches presented, and also of most of the competition. In fact, the anatomical shape, with a “banana” like design is a great advantage. It helps to correctly hold the torch and feel it is in the right position without having to look at it.

The dimensions are definitely good and permit to perfectly hold the torch securely. The length is 161 mm while the maximum diameter (of the head) is 38 mm. Thanks to the polycarbonate body the weight including the battery is only 196 grams.

Switch

The switch on the Salvimar GalactiKa is definitely a step ahead of the others, as it is a sliding system switch of good dimensions. This enormously helps to feel the switch when holding it in the water even with thick gloves. Together with the special design that has no cylindrical symmetry, the Salvimar GalactiKa permits to handle it easily in any condition. The switch permits the on and off solution with also the possibility of an emergency mode light holding the switch for 2 seconds. This setting means an intermittent light turning on a LED in the rear of the torch.

Light power

With 1500 Lumen the Salvimar GalactiKa is the most powerful torch presented until now. It is among the most powerful on the market of spearfishing torches. The system works thanks to an SST40 led. The angle of light beam is 11° in its central most intense area.

Battery

The battery, but most of all the battery charging system are the great advanced technical solution present on the GalactiKa. The battery is in fact a single 21700 Li – Ion, not removable by the user, as the torch is completely sealed! This avoids any possible water leakage due to the opening and closing of the GalactiKa. With such solution the charging system is internal, and the cable is made of a special magnetic plug that connects to a built-in magnet USB charger. Salvimar indicates the in more than 1000 the charging cycles of the battery before it needs to be substituted.

Salvimar also indicates in 2 hours and 20 minutes the burning life of the battery with the torch constantly on.

Maximum depth

The GalactiKa is indicated waterproof with IPX8 standards down to -100 meters underwater. The complete seal of the torch avoids any possible leakage of water and avoids the risk of breaking the O-rings.

Rigel

Price and materials

An outsider, due to its extremely and somehow excessive dimensions, but also amazing light power, is the new Salvimar Rigel. The cost of the Rigel is also quite high, around 130 €, but for long lasting battery burn life and amazing light power the Rigel is the leader. The material is black anodized aluminum.

Design, dimensions and weight

Extremely long and with a wide head, the Rigel is evidently a very particular torch. The total length is 255 mm for 60 mm maximum diameter of the head. The weight out of water consequently is high, and equal to 580 grams. A positive aspect of the design is surely the rugged surface of the main body, making the grip very secure.

Switch

The switch is a compact steel button with base in transparent polycarbonate with a led indicating the level of charge of the battery. When the battery is full charged, the led indicator will be green; when the battery power is less than 50%, the led indicator will be red; when the battery power is less than 30 %, the led indicator will flashing in red. The button is positioned in a small concave area on the body of the torch.

Light power

The enormous number of the Salvimar Rigel is the light power of 3800 Lumen with 6500K light temperature. Be aware though that this does not necessarily mean strongest beam of the lot, considering the central area, but eventually a wider beam producing more light overall, but with lower central density of light compared to some of the other models. As we know, the central beam is the one that really penetrates through the darkness of the holes and cracks in the rocks. The 3800 Lumen are obtained thanks to 3 CREE XM-L2 bulbs and evidently a powerful battery.

Battery

The rechargeable batteries utilized on the Rigel torch are two 26650 Li – Ion batteries connected together. These permit a record burning life of up to 4 hours and 10 minutes. The recharging system is the same as the one of the Light Blast. It needs a simple USB type C cable which can be inserted in the socket under the rear cap of the torch.

Maximum depth

The waterproof seal of the Salvimar Rigel is IPX8 standard down to -100 meters underwater.