• Stella CL 1000/2500UW
  • Stella CL 1000/2500UW
  • Stella CL 1000/2500UW
  • Stella CL 1000/2500UW
  • Stella CL 1000/2500UW

Stella CL 1000/2500UW

$499.99

Ultra-compact design with innovative boost mode ideal for photographers and underwater content creators.


Max Output

2500 Lumens

Runtime on High

45 Mins

CRI/TLCI

91/93

Color Temp

5600k

Charge Time

120 Mins

IP Rating

68


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SKU: 850-0398-B

Stella CL 1000/2500UW

A revolutionary solution for content creators whose images include both underwater and topside footage, the CL 1000/2500 is the first professional grade hybrid light in an ultra-compact design. With the ability to illuminate underwater at a full 2500 lumens but transition seamlessly to topside use at 1000 lumens – the compact CL 1000/2500UW is ideal to mount on both topside cameras and underwater camera rigs.

Features

  • 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?

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25° Fresnel, 50mm

Modifies the Stella 1000/2500UW light's beam into a precise, even spot ideal for isolating subjects.
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YS Mount

A secure mounting interface to mount ultra-compact lights to housing arms or a C-Stand with YS interface.
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1/4-20 Adapter

Easily mount continuous lights on tripods, clamps, or wherever else there is a male 1/4-20 attachment.
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Cold Shoe Mount

Securely attach compact CL location lights to a camera's cold shoe interface when used with 1/4-20 adapter.
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External Power Supply 12V 30W

Replacement power supply that includes both charger and US dongle for compact CL and Sola fast charge lights.
Lumens 2500 (high), 1000 (medium), 125 (low)
Runtime 45 min (high), 120 min (medium), 720 min (low)
Beam Angle 120° (flood), 120° (native), 50° (modified), 25° - 120° (range)
Color Temperature 5600k
CRI 91
TLCI 93
LUX 1000
Charge Time 120 min
Fast Charge Yes
IP Rating (FL-1) 68
Depth Rating (FL-1) 100 meter(s)
Impact Resistance (FL-1) 1 meter
Product Weight 277 grams
Product Dimensions 110 x 56 x 56 mm
Compatible Mounts C-Stand, Camera, Cold Shoe, Wrist, ¼-20 Adaptor

Frequently Asked Questions

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).
 
You can read the full document guidelines here:
Here is our operating manual link for operating instructions:

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".

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On Location

Waterproof Location Lighting

CL 1000, 2000, and 5000 lights all feature an industry exclusive IP68 submersible rating to an impressive 100 meters. This allows shooting on location in any weather imaginable without fear of equipment failure and provides superior longterm reliability. Creatives are now able to add an additional layer of depth to their portfolio with topside/underwater hybrid shoots.

Feature

Creative Mobility

The ultra-compact CL Series brings an unrivaled level of lighting mobility for professionals. The single-point LED with integrated battery leaves the cords behind to offer unprecedented freedom of movement. From indoor/outdoor location sets to live shots, the game-changing design ensures an ultra-quick setup. Perfect for fast-moving creatives, the cord-free CL series is the new definition of powerful on-location lighting.

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