Keldan announces the Video 8X CRI and updates to existing lights
Keldan, via their US distributer, has announced a new video light, and updates to two existing models. The Video 8X CRI offers 8,000 Lumen output with a color rendering index of 96. The Video 8X Flux has ben upgraded to offer 12,000 Lumen output and the Video 4X to 7,000.
The new light and upgraded versions are available now. The 8X CRI retails at $1,990, the BX Flux at $1890 and the 4X Flux at $1370.
New Keldan Lights!
Today we are excited to unveil three new Keldan products, including:
- New Video 8X CRI
- Updates to the existing Video 8X and 4X Lights with more power
- The Video 8M Series remains in the product line alongside these new models.
Video 8X CRI
8,000 Lumen, CRI 96
Available Now, Model # 1023, $1990
Video 8X CRI uses the same small, travel friendly housing as the previous Video 8X model and adds a new efficient LED module with extremely high color rendering capability!
Keldan is the only underwater video light maker to offer an LED with this CRI rating, providing the absolute best color possible. The high CRI lights offered by Keldan in the past have been preferred by professional videographers around the world, and this new compact version is sure to continue that tradition!
Video 8X Flux
12,000 Lumen, CRI 82
Available Now, Model # 1030, $1890
Last year Keldan broke the 10,000 lumen barrier in Video 8X Flux, and the new Video 8X FLUX advances that power threshold further a 20% increase in output with the same burn time. The quality of light also remains unchanged, with the same smooth, even, and wide beam angle Keldan users demand.
Video 4X Flux
7,000 Lumen, CRI 82
Available Now, Model # 1025, $1370
Based on a smaller housing and four cell battery pack, but featuring the same wide, smooth, even beam that is free from distortions, the upgraded Keldan Video 4X now emits 7000 lumen. Burn time is unchanged, 45 minutes on full power.
This is the ultimate in travel friendly high end video lighting, and is perfectly matched to camcorders, compact digital and mirrorless interchangeable lens systems in size.
Where other light manufacturers might use an LED (or 2) that claims it can achieve this kind of output, KELDAN delivers it. Actual output is measured at operating temperatures in real world conditions.
This kind of obsession with accuracy is part of the reason that KELDAN lights are known as the best underwater video lights available. Performance specifications aren’t calculated, or read from an LED vendor’s catalog, they are tested in real world operation.
The Video 8X takes advantage of the fixed light head style (as compared to the modular Video 8M) to effectively cool the LED array, allowing for higher output and maximum efficiency in an extremely compact form factor.
Smooth, Even Coverage
To the keen eye of the underwater videographer, the shape and quality of the beam is paramount. The dome of the Video 8X and Video 4X lights allows for a 110º usable beam angle with gradual falloff. There are no hard edges to contend with even with ultra wide lenses. These lights produces a beautiful beam that is ideal for underwater film-making.
Beam angle in water when measured using the FWHM standard of 50% intensity is 90 degrees, but that doesn’t accurately represent the beam pattern of these lights. The usable beam angle is much wider thanks to a very even and gradual edge falloff.
Interchangeable Battery Packs
Battery packs can be easily changed in the field, supporting long shooting days and short surface intervals. An LED charge indicator provides battery info at a glance.
The KELDAN Video 8X CRI, Video 8X FLUX, and Video 4X FLUX are available now from KELDAN dealers worldwide. More information is available now at KELDAN’s home page.
Keldan is distributed in the Americas by Nauticam USA. More information about Nauticam USA products is available on the web, or via email.