This kit pairs the power of Light & Motion’s Stella Pro CL 8000 self-contained location light with the underwater flat port light head. The result is the perfect kit for content creation in and out of the water. The CL 8000 features an integrated Li-Ion battery and advanced COB LED array to deliver an incredible 8000 lumens of light (equivalent to a 200w HMI) for 50 minutes. Quickly swap the 8000 light head and bezel with the Underwater (UW) Kit head and bezel to do pool shoots or take it deep for scuba-related photography maximizing the powerful 8,000-lumen output.
Run completely cord-free up to 965 minutes (on the lowest output setting) from the integrated rechargeable Li-ion battery that can travel checked or carry-on
Additional Underwater (UW) Head Kit for pool or underwater photography.
For longer shoots, plug into any AC or DC power source (DTap cable sold separately) while shooting topside.
Dimming with stepped or continuous control, OLED Digital Display offers precise readout of RF settings, lumen output, battery remaining run time and charge status
120° native beam is easily shaped with our simple press-on optics or light shaping tools from Profoto, Elinchrom, DOP Choice, and Chimera, light includes Profoto adapter ring and the mount features an integrated umbrella holder
High Output COB ‘Chip on Board’ LED eliminates the multi-shadow effect typical of panel lights and keeps the light compact
Silent operation to 5600 lumens with automatic variable speed fan to prevent overheating at higher outputs
Both the standard head and underwater head deliver 90+ CRI/TLCI
(The CL 8000 RF)Stella Pro lights are the choice of The Weather Channel as they handle any weather (IP54 Rating) and are tested to pass 1-meter drops on concrete
What's in the Box?
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.
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.
Sola Pro Ball Mount
Exclusively for the Sola Video Pro 9600, this standard 1" ball mount attaches to ball and clamp housing arms.
CL Underwater Head (Flat Port)
An essential add-on for Stella CL owners who want to enhance creativity with underwater lighting - from choreographed pool shoots to scuba expeditions - transform Stella into an ultra-versatile lighting platform.
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".
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