Enabling professional photographers to enhance their creative mind, the CLx platform dramatically expands the freedom to harness the power of mirrorless camera sensors and stay in the moment. It is unlike any continuous light on the market. A 2-year development journey with leading artisans and light shaping experts, the visionary CLx delivers what other continuous lights lack – the power to leave strobes behind with the versatility to move fast and modify light on the fly. Step up to the CLx for incomparable results and release the full potential of today’s modern mirrorless camera technology.
The CLx positions the light source directly behind modifying optics to eliminate optical inefficiencies or multi-shadow effects
A full suite of direct mount/press-on light shaping tools and compatibility with leading light modifiers from Elinchrom, Profoto, Bowens, and Westcott
Bayonet style bezel secures Elinchrom soft boxes and included Profoto adapter ring provides a mounting solution for other soft light solutions
Mount features an integrated umbrella holder and can secure to a C-Stand or is perfect for handheld operation
Integrated high capacity battery ideal for on-location allows CLx to run completely cord-free at a full 8000 lumen output for 55 minutes and an impressive 15 hours at 500 lumens
Plug the CLx into a power source for unlimited in-studio runtime
Easily adjust beam intensity and runtime with button interface or wirelessly with optional EL Remote Control
Professional build quality with certified IP54 weatherproof rating allows predictable performance in unpredictable weather
What's in the Box?
Profoto Adaptor (Pro CL & CLx Models)
Adapter ring clasps to light's bezel to attach Profoto OCF speed rings and compatible OCF modifiers.
Umbrella Holder YS Mount Base
Replacement YS mount base integrates an umbrella holder to add versatility to powerful CL lights.
Flat Port DM
Protect the Clx light's LED array when transporting the unit or using without any lighting modifiers.
Secure continuous lights on a C-Stand (5/8") with this mount that includes thumbscrew for baby pin attachment.
High Leverage Handle
Handle attaches to the YS mount base of CL Lights allowing smooth and precise control when pivoting light.
External Power Supply 24V 60W
PSE certified power supply that includes both charger and US dongle for powerful CL and Sola Pro lights.
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".
If you are purchasing an LED light you will notice that the measurement is in lumens, not watts. We grew up on watts and seemingly overnight watts disappeared and lumens took their place. A lumen is a measure of light visible to the human eye. There are plenty of wavelengths of light the human eye can’t see so lumens simply measure light we can see. But lumens are much harder to measure than watts.
Wedding photographers have to move with speed and grace to capture every important moment of their client's wedding day. Having tools that are lightweight, reliable, and can be handheld means that the photographer can spend more time engaged with the wedding party and let his/her eye decide what is the perfect scene to capture.
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