Compact innovation, the Stella CL 1000/2500 is a professional grade hybrid light that can be mounted to an underwater camera rig or handheld above and below the surface for the ultimate in lighting versatility. The smart electronics allow Stella to maintain a full 2500 regulated lumens underwater but transition to a cooler 1000 lumen level on the surface to prevent from overheating. The light includes a ball mount to mount on an underwater housing plus a pistol grip for handheld utility.
Boost mode allows the light to run continuously at 2500 lumens in water plus it can provide a temporary boost in air for 30+/- seconds enabling the perfect shot
Integrated Li-ion battery: Run completely cord free for 45 to 415 minutes and because the battery is integrated into the device (permissible in both checked and carry-on luggage)
Multiple Power Options: For longer shoots topside simply plug the CL into any AC or DC power source including Gold-mount/V-mount battery “bricks” (with optional DTap cable)
120° Native Beam Angle (90° UW): Output can be easily focused to 25° with the included snap-on Fresnel Modifier
High Output COB “Chip on Board” LED: Eliminates the multi-shadow effect that can be a problem with panel-style light sources while also keeping the light’s footprint small
Rugged Waterproof Construction: Designed to perform in the most challenging environments, the platform is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters (IP68 Rating) and tested to resist 1 meter impacts on concrete
What's in the Box?
25° Fresnel Lens, 50mm
Modifies the Stella 1000/2500UW light's beam into a precise, even spot ideal for isolating subjects.
Pistol Grip Light Handle
Position CL and Sola lights in a comfortable, upright position with this lightweight handle.
Sola Ball Mount
Securely mount ultra-compact Sola lights on a camera housing that uses ball and clamp style arms.
External Power Supply 12V 30W
Replacement power supply that includes both charger and US dongle for compact CL and Sola fast charge 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".
Being a professional videographer and working in an industry where technology is constantly changing, I'm always on the look out for more efficient and affordable equipment. This year I attended the annual NAB show where the newest technology is showcased, as I walked past Light & Motion booth something caught my attention. Stella 1000 is an extremely compact light that only weighs half a pound, it outputs 1000 lumens and has a beam angle of 120 degrees.
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.
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