RX17 LED Primary Light


The Dive Rite RX-17 LED lighting system brings a new level of brightness to the RX family of lights. Utilizing the technology of the CREE XM-L2 Cool White LED chip, the RX-17 combines maximum brightness with maximum efficiency. With over 4 hours of burn time at full power, a generous light output, and using proven technology and construction, the RX-17 will meet the demands of any diver wanting to light up the darkness.

Activated using a rotary switch on the light head, the RX-17 allows divers the ability to mount the battery canister anywhere on their equipment configuration depending on preference, eliminating the need to be able to reach the canister to activate a switch. A tight, 6 degree beam for the hot spot is ideal for signaling while being surrounded by a bright halo, illuminating the environment surrounding the diver.

The RX-17 produces and maintains a full power output of 17,300 LUX for 4 hours using the [continued]

Dive Rite NiMH Slimline battery. An integrated microprocessor control unit monitors battery voltage to keep the light operating at its peak efficiency and will step the output down as battery voltage drops, eliminating the possibility of suddenly being left in the dark due to a dead battery. The light will alert the diver of this step down in power by a series of flashes, after which point the light will produce another 1.5 hours of usable light.

The RX-17 LED light features Dive Rite's exclusive soft handmount with quick-release mount (QRM). The Slimline nickel metal hydride battery with included Smart Charger does not contain lithium, and is not subjected to TSA travel restrictions.

The Dive Rite RX-17 is proudly designed, manufactured, assembled, and tested in the USA.

NOTE: Do NOT plug the battery into the light head while the battery is not in the canister. Even with the light off, plugging the [continued]

light in with the polarity reversed can damage the light. Always use a fresh, properly charged battery to achieve rated burn times.

  • CREE XM-L2 Cool White LED Chip
  • LUX @ Full Power* - 17,300
  • LUX @ Medium Power* - 10,900
  • LUX @ Low Power* - 8,900

* Average LUX Measured at 1 meter using Konica Minolta Chroma Meter

  • Average Kelvin Color Temperature - 7000 K
  • 6 degree beam angle
  • Power Consumption Rate - 800 mA
  • 4.5 amp NiMH Slimline battery with included Smart Charger
  • 4 hour burn time at full power
  • 1.5 hour burn time after step down from full power
  • Banana plug battery / charger connectors
  • Depth Rating - 500 ft (152 m)
  • 3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)
  • Buoyancy (-1.25 lbs)
  • Soft handmount with QRM
  • Made in USA



Dive Rite is the pioneering creator of technical SCUBA diving equipment for advanced, wreck and cave diving. Our Catalog is vast, ranging from backplates, harnesses and wings (BCDs) to regulators, lights, drysuits and rebreathers. To purchase Dive Rite technical dive gear, find a dealer near you. Also, see the Tech Tour schedule to learn if the Dive Rite team will be near you soon.