Continuous Light Innovation: Designed to Outperform

November 1, 2018

Light & Motion has been building high performance, self-contained lighting solutions for rugged environments since 1989. As a pioneer in underwater video and photography lights, we have worked with many leading image makers traveling to remote locations and 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.850-0387-A Stella Pro RF 5000_1 (1)

Light & Motion continuous lights are built with integrated batteries – the same high energy density cells used by Tesla cars. These powerful battery operated units can also be powered off the wall or D-Tap for extended runtime.  We pay close attention to cooling the batteries as well as LEDs for maximum efficiency – critical in a compact unit that can match HMIs for output.  Combined with the most efficient LEDs on the market, the overall lighting package is remarkably small and powerful. The CL 8000 delivers an impressive 8000 lumens for 50 minutes with a TLCI (Television Lighting Color Index) of 93 in a wide 120-degree native beam.
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The relatively new COB, or “chip on board” array is tuned to deliver a daylight balanced, remarkably smooth even beam. The complete light weighs a mere 1148 grams (2 ½ lbs).

Light & Motion continues to push the industry to adopt lumens instead of watts for measuring light power. Watts have little to do with light. Lumens, on the other hand, is a measure of the amount of visible light delivered by a product. Better LEDs and better electronic design means more lumens from fewer watts. Our CL lights are designed to deliver more lumens per gram than any light on the market. Why? Less weight, easier to travel, easier to set-up and use.

Finally, as a vertically integrated manufacturer, we carefully control and tune the electronics to ensure the lights deliver consistent lumen output throughout an entire runtime.  Our electronics carefully monitor the power and continuously adjust the output as the battery voltage drops.  Set the output and our power regulation keeps lumens stable.  Most lights, running on battery power, will dim as the battery voltage fades. Not Light & Motion lights – we publish the lumen vs runtime graphs for each of our lights so our specs are consistent with test data.  Designed in California, Light & Motion lights are designed to outperform to exceed the needs of professionals.