The Stella Pro CL 5000 RF delivers professional lighting that renders colors beautifully. Highly portable, with cord free operation, it is ideal for on-location shoots and includes a variety of beam shaping tools and a wireless remote. With no cords or ballast warm-up, the cinema grade light is ready at a moment’s notice and operates hand held or on lightweight stands. The simple hand held Elinchrom compatible RF remote controls up to 4 groups of lights at up to 200 meters distance.
The Action Kit includes the essential press-on light modifiers and accessories to let you light anywhere with ease.
Cordless freedom and RF light control lets you do more with less
The integratedLi-ion battery can drive the CL 5000 RF cord free up to 375 minutes and can be checked luggage or carried on
For longer shoots plug into any AC or DC power source (DTap cable sold separately)
Dimming with stepped or continuous control, OLED Digital Display with precise readout of RF settings, lumen output, remaining battery run time and charge status
120° native beam is easily modified with press-on optics including a 25° Fresnel , 50° diffused optic, glo-bulb and barn doors
Includes Profoto Adapter Ring that secures around bezel and integrated umbrella holder in the mount to use with third party modifiers
High Output COB ‘Chip on Board’ LED eliminates the multi-shadows typical of panel lights
Silent operation with enhanced firmware to provide consistent regulated output and flicker free output
What's in the Box?
Stella Pro CL 5000
Lighting without limits, cinema-grade light excels in the harshest of environments.
RF Remote Control for Stella Pro CL & CLx
Control single or groups of Light & Motion continuous lights that have an integrated RF receiver.
Secure continuous lights on a C-Stand (5/8") with this mount that includes thumbscrew for baby pin attachment.
Umbrella Holder YS Mount Base
Replacement YS mount base integrates an umbrella holder to add versatility to powerful CL lights.
Profoto Adaptor (Pro CL & CLx Models)
Adapter ring clasps to light's bezel to attach Profoto OCF speed rings and compatible OCF modifiers.
High Leverage Handle
Handle attaches to the YS mount base of CL Lights allowing smooth and precise control when pivoting light.
Barn Doors Light Modifier
Shape and control a continuous light's beam with press-on barn doors that integrate the DM (Direct Mount) Interface for use with DM modifiers.
50° Optic DM
Narrows the beam of CL lights from 120° to 50° and provides a smooth beam with gentle light fall off.
25° Fresnel Lens, 82mm
An indispensable light shaping tool provides a hard, 25° spot to overcome sunlight or isolate a subject.
3″ Speed Ring Gel Holder, 82mm
Attaches securely to the Stella bezel for use with Chimera softbox speed ring adapters or 3x3 hard gels.
External Power Supply 24V 60W
PSE certified power supply that includes both charger and US dongle for powerful CL and Sola Pro lights.
CL Action Kit Soft Case
Exclusive compact soft carrying case with shoulder strap protects CL Lights, modifiers, and accessories.
Dome Diffuser DM
The Dome Diffuser creates a wide and diffused light by quickly attaching to the Direct Mount on CL Barn Doors.
Light & Motion CL lights are natively a "hard" light which produces a pure light that delivers a single shadow and supports dramatic journalistic and Film Noir lighting styles. The hard light is also perfect when shooting on location in bright sunlight as it mimics the sun and can provide an even fill for "live shots" or portraits.
There are many options to create a soft or softer light using Stella lights:
The portable Dome Diffusion accessory creates a wide diffuse light - perfect for portraits.
The GloBulb can be used to create a soft light for portraits or interviews.
To create a large soft source, CL lights can be shot into a medium to large shoot-through umbrellas or into a parabolic umbrella with a sock. To do this you will need to add an Umbrella Holder Mount Kit. All of our lights can be used with an umbrella with the Umbrella Holder Mount Kit.
Additionally, CL lights can be paired with a number of 3rd-party light shaping tools: DoP Choice Snap Bags (no speedring required), and Profoto Softboxes/Octas and Elinchrom by adding our Profoto Adapter Ring.
Lastly, COB lighting can be used shot through a diffusion panel, bounced off of a wall or modified with available materials - experiment and be creative with Light & Motion lights as so many options are available when starting with a pure hard light.
How do you travel by air with the CL lights?
The Light & Motion continuous lights with integrated lithium-ion batteries can be safely transported in carry on and checked luggage because the batteries are safely installed/integrated in the light (unlike spare lithium-ion batteries). To travel safely just ensure that the master on/off button is in the "off" position.
Most airlines have restrictions for "spare" Lithium-ion batteries and these can't travel in checked baggage. The "spare" lithium-ion batteries also have restrictions for travel in carry on with limits to 2 x spare batteries of 100+ watts. The batteries we use in our products are below 90 watts and most importantly are "installed" in the device which permits them to travel in carry on or checked baggage.
Airline Specifications for Lithium-ion batteries are found in the link below and clearly specify that lithium-ion batteries installed in electronic devices can travel in carry on or checked baggage: Here is an excerpt from the regulation FAQs:
"Question 2. What kinds of batteries does the FAA allow in checked baggage (including gate-checked bags)?"
"Answer 2. Except for spare (uninstalled) lithium metal and lithium-ion batteries, all the batteries allowed in carry-on baggage are also allowed in checked baggage. The batteries must be protected from damage and short circuit or installed in a device."(The Stella batteries are installed).
Battery Life: How many cycles will the integrated batteries provide and how are they replaced?
We use premium Panasonic cells in our lights which are high-capacity, stable batteries. They deliver consistent runtimes with regulated constant output.
Our batteries are specified for 500 cycles but in practice our professional customers using the lights daily are experiencing much longer battery life than 500 cycles.
Batteries that no longer have capacity can be replaced in our Marina, CA factory for a nominal fee. We can provide battery replacement and a full service of the light for $350 (or nominal fee) if and when needed.
In addition to long life, one of the advantages of our integrated battery lights is the ability to travel with these integrated battery lights on carry on or in checked baggage. You can read more about this on our FAQ on "Traveling with your Stella Lights".
I’m a documentary television producer and cinematographer. Since 2012, I’ve traveled to Antarctica every winter to shoot a popular American television show. Knowing that we’d be encountering some of the worst weather we’d ever faced, I decided to fundamentally alter our approach to production at sea by swapping our usual lighting gear for the most robust, waterproof, and effective fixtures we could find.
Light & Motion has been building high performance lighting solutions for rugged environments since 1989. As a pioneer in underwater imaging lights, we have worked with professionals demanding lightweight gear that works no matter what. As workflows have changed, smaller teams have been pushed to accomplish more. We have adapted our lighting platform to do more as well, engineering designs that can go anywhere with flawless performance.
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