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decostanza

Member Since 22 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active May 15 2015 05:08 PM
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#360877 Good High Power Video Lights?

Posted by decostanza on 06 May 2015 - 07:46 PM

In full disclosure to my following comment, I do some work with UWLD and thus why I had access to a demo light.

 

I just got back a couple weeks ago from shooting some pics in some Northern Florida Caves.  On one of the dives I had a loaner UWLD (Underwater Light Dude) 130v (13K Lumens) video light to compare and contrast to my Sola 4000's.  The 130v was REALLY impressive in the Peacock cave system and I found I had to dial it down quite a bit.  What I liked about it was even dialed down, it did a great job of illuminating sections yet I had the power available that I could really crank things up if needed. 

 

On one dive I had my dual Sola 4000's (with a 3-way clamp on an ULCS handle...a light wand if you will) and then on another dive the UWLD 130V same "light wand" setup ...I preferred the 130v for brightness and very wide angle of coverage.  It was also a smaller profile thus making it easier to manage in some of the passages.

 

My Sola's have been a workhorse and taken a beating in various caves and when there have been issues, L&M has covered them. I got off to a very rocky start with L&M a couple years back but they eventually came through.  When I fired up the UWLD light, I found myself grinning from ear to ear and I probably flooded my mask because of my grinning, I don't remember. You might want to check them out as well as a manufacturer of very solid lighting equipment.




#329580 Devils Eye Cave

Posted by decostanza on 11 April 2013 - 06:51 AM

Very impressive work!...thanks for sharing...you overcame some inherent challenges of that system remarkably well...