The Kayalu WaterTorch® is a rugged bright white 2-LED waterproof (IPX8) deep water submersible light with two distinct functions.
As a deck light, the WaterTorch has the necessary intensity to illuminate maps, electronics and fishing gear, sprayskirt (for adjustments requiring illumination) and more.
When removed from its suction cup base by pulling the light from its friction cup, the WaterTorch can be grabbed and handheld to provide the paddler with ready access to a tethered submersible flashlight, dive light and marker light.
About the WaterTorch
- Waterproof (IPX8 rated), submersible to 1000 feet (300 m) below sea level. Unique patented double-gasket seal protects batteries, electronics and LED module from exposure to marine water, rainwater and humidity.
- Rugged lens and light body construction, virtually crush-proof, capable of withstanding significant impact.
- Operates for over 100 hours on a single set of 3 removable AA alkaline batteries (included). Includes a 2-LED module with LED life rated at over 10,000 hours.
- White diffusion lens, manufactured of titanium-infused Lexan exclusively for Kayalu, provides optimal distribution of light emitted from WaterTorch's LED module.
- Industrial grade suction cup is manufactured of an elastopolymer (synthetic rubber) characterized by its exceptional resilience, durability and UV resistance. Vacuum seals to any non-porous surface. Rubber pull-up tab on cup provides means for quick release.
- Height: Mounted in its suction cup, the WaterTorch is 12" tall (30 cm).
- Friction cup firmly grips light body while allowing for removal of the light as needed. Friction cup is bolted to suction cup using a 1/4"-20 marine-grade stainless steel bolt and stainless steel nut.
- Long-length 18" (46 cm) marine-grade, nylon-coated lanyard included, easily slipped over a wrist or slip-knotted to kayak deck rigging to prevent accidental loss of light or suction assembly.
- Marine-grade stainless steel split ring included for attaching the light to a clip, carabiner, PFD, crate, paddle leash, deck rigging, an existing mount or pole.
- Two shoulder slots can accept a belt for strapping the light to an arm or leg.
- Ships tested and fully assembled with split ring and lanyard attached.
The WaterTorch is Made in the USA for Kayalu by Tektite Industries. The WaterTorch uses Tektite's popular Mark III light, the same patent-pending submersible light technology that we integrate into our deck, anchor and stern lights including the Kayalite®, NavBeam™ and Radpole™. The WaterTorch can accept any Tektite Mark III replacement options including multi-LED assemblies and colored lens housings. Tektite Industries is a leading supplier of lights and gear used in harsh environments and challenging applications.
IMPORTANT! While the WaterTorch incorporates the same light body as our Kayalite and Radpole navigation lights, meeting U.S. Coast Guard requirements for night navigation of a kayak or canoe (e.g. a "vessel under oars" under Rule 25), WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE WATERTORCH OR ANY OTHER SUCTION CUP MOUNTED LIGHT AS THE PRIMARY SOURCE of lighting for safe navigation and night visibility of a kayak or canoe. WE RECOMMEND THE USE OF A SECURE MOUNTING SYSTEM as the primary source of light for night navigation and visibility while kayaking at night. Suction cups, magnets, poles inserted into rod holders and other simplistic solutions significantly increase risk of being compromised even under ordinary conditions while paddling at night. We encourage paddlers to take night paddling seriously!