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Hi All, I am looking for video lights that can operate both above and below the water for extended time (40 mins+). This is a bit hard to find as most underwater video lights need water to prevent them from overheating. Right now the only option I am able to find is the Light and Motion Stella CL 1000/2500 UW Video Light. The light will function up to 1000 lumens above water and up to 2500 lumens below water. Based on my experience 2 x 1000 lumen video lights is sufficient lighting above water to illuminate photography subjects up to 5 meters away. However, underwater I am not sure if 2 x 2500 Lumen Video lights would provide enough lighting to be useful underwater. My questions are: 1. What type of underwater photography/video would 2 x 2500 lumen Video Lights allow me to do achieve decently? I know it should be enough for macro but what about medium sized subjects at about 0.5 -1 meter distance? 2. Does anyone have experience using the Light and Motion Stella CL 1000/2500 UW Video Light? How was your experience? 3. Does anyone know of other Video Light options that are able to operate above and below water at extended periods? Thanks, Aaron
So I'm looking to purchase some high power video lights for filming underwater but wanted to get feedback from people that may have used these in the field. or just any advice in general on this subject. I am fairly new to the lighting world underwater, and I have checkout many brands and there are a lot of options. My first thought was going with Light and Motion and get two Sola 2100 lights they run about $600 a pop have a spot and flood feature (which coming from the commercial and film world I like that option) and they are small. But as I shopped around I started noticing there are much brighter lights that pack more of a punch and I would rather spend the money now and get a light that offers more lumens than I can use for many application. Give or take 1600 lumens is roughly equivalent to a 100w incandescent bulb in terms of light output. I would want a light bright enough to give me some fill on even say a shark in mid day to bring back color and depending on your settings you can play around with your background a little more in terms of exposure. But the big question based on my experience with my Nikonos SB105 strobes and a small 600 lumen video light ( which didnt light anything during the day) Is there a Led video light that can provide roughly the same amount as a basic flash during the day like the Nikonos SB105. I looked at the following units. -Sola 4000 it gives 4000 lumens blue light, has3 output options and 80 degree beam and the battery last for 50mins at high out but for 2 its is a crazy $3000 dollars -I torch Video Pro 7 offer 5000 lumens 120 degree angel beam, last 1 hour at full output, has 5 output modes and has 2 levels of red light which im not sure what that is for. cost $800 each -Fisheye Fix led Aquavolt 5000 which is 5000 Lumens, 120 degree beam, dims, last 75min high power cost $1200 each but is now dis continued Long story short I am not sure where to look or start now, and I have read that even though it says it offer 4000 or 5000 lumens sometimes they are less. So let the chat begin what lights do you guys use? why have they worked best for you? Thanks for all the help and feedback in advance I am excited to learn some new stuff about lighting.
For Sale: 2 Bigblue VL15000P video lights. Used on documentary work. Well maintained. Minor scratches. 9 out of 10 Condition. Great for video production, lighting up caves and wrecks. $850.00 each or $1600.00 for both. Buyer to pay actual shipping. Big Blue VL15000P 15,000 Lumens LED Photo Video Light: Big Blue VL15000P Provides a Whopping FIFTEEN THOUSAND LUMENS! The "Chubby", Newest Powerhouse in Big Blue Line of Photo/Video Products Self-Contained with Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack Batteries and Charger Included with Easy-to-Access Battery Pack Beam Angle: 160° Degree Push-Button On/Off Switching System with 4-Power Output Settings and SOS Function Built-In Red LED Setting with 10 XPE LED's 36- XML LED Cell Design Standard 1" (2.5cm) Ball Joint for Easy Mounting to Any-Camera System 4 Levels of White Light Output: 1500 Lumens, at Level-l 3750 Lumens at Level-ll 7500 Lumens at Level-lll 15000 Lumens at Level lV Out-Put in RED LED Mode: 1000 Lumens Burn Times: 1 Hours at Level-lV 2 Hours at Level-lll 4 Hours at Level-ll 10 Hours at Level-l Color Temperature: 6500K Case Material: Aluminum Alloy with Anti-Corrosion Anodized Tempered Optical Glass Front Lens Double O-Ring for Safety Maximum Depth: 330' (100 meters) Tested Dimensions: (L x D) 5.98" x 4.25" (152mm x 108mm) Weight (including batteries): 81.1oz (2300g) Buoyancy (with batteries): Negative -33.16oz (-940g) Color: Black
Light and Motion Sola Video 1200 light. Used very little. Comes with charger, ball and case. $485.00 plus shipping Lumens (Flood 60°/Spot 12°): High- 1200 / 500 Med- 600 / 250 Low- 300 / 125 Run Time (Flood/Spot): High- 70 / 110 Min Med- 140 / 220 Min Low- 280 / 440 Min Charge Time: 150 Minutes Please respond to email@example.com as I do not monitor the forums daily Stock image