XS Scuba Plus Lighting System
You couldn’t miss the glowing BCD’s at the XS Scuba booth. At first, the colorful string of lights adorning the BCD seems like a gimmick. However, there are several practical safety features which make the Plus light system a genuinely bright idea.
The PLUS light system is a string of micro-LED lights which thread through the elastic loops on the perimeter of the SeaBlazer and Phantom BC’s. The LED lights are sealed in a solid 4mm transparent casing and run off two double AA batteries, are depth rated to 180 feet (55 meters) and have a 6hr battery life.
Colored coated BCD’s could help dive guides keep track of their students underwater and allow students to identify divemasters and instructors quickly. Buddy teams can identify themselves with unique colors, and having lights surrounding your body makes it easier to locate and use accessory equipment.
XS Scuba Phantom BCD
The Phantom is a high-quality, weight-integrated, back inflation BC.
The Phantom is available with XS Scuba’s proprietary PLUS lighting system. By having the complete air cell behind the diver, the front of the diver is left unobstructed and opened up.
Its unique harness system eliminates the need for a hard pack by using the cylinder itself as the spine of the BC. This versatile harness can provide an exceptional fit from XXS thru XXL with just 4 sizes.
The Phantom BCD is available for $399 or $475 with the plus lighting system. You can also purchase just the Plus lighting system for $90. The plus lighting system is available in cool white at the end of January 2017 and other colors will be available by mid 2017.