The choice for on-location content creation when speed and portability are paramount to get the shot. Designed exclusively to harness the power of mirrorless cameras, Stella CL allow the photo/video shooter to see in results in real-time and quickly adjust camera settings. From indoor/outdoor location sets to shooting in any weather with the IP68 waterproof design, the cord free Stella lights ensure ultra-quick setup and unlimited mobility. The Content Creation Kit includes everything you need for a quick and effective lighting set up: the compact Stella CL 2000 and the ultra-compact Stella CL 1000/2500, an array of compact portable modifiers, versatile mounting options, and an ultra-compact soft case.
Integrated Li-ion batteries: Stella can run completely cord free with integrated battery that is permissible in both checked and carry-on luggage.
Multiple Power Options: For longer shoots simply plug the continuous light into any AC or DC power source including Gold-mount/V-mount battery “bricks” (with optional DTap cable) or add DC power with the External Battery Kit
Dimming with stepped or continuous control to quickly adjust light intensity
120° Native Beam Angle: Light output can be easily focused to 50° and 25° and diffused via press-on modifiers
Lights feature integrated umbrella holder mount
High Output COB ‘Chip on Board’ LED eliminates the multi-shadow effect typical of panel lights
Rugged Waterproof Construction: Designed to perform in the most challenging environments, the lights are waterproof to a depth of 100 meters (IP68 Rating) and tested to resist 1 meter impacts on concrete
What's in the Box?
Stella CL 1000/2500
Ultra-compact design with innovative boost mode ideal for photographers and underwater content creators.
Stella CL 2000
A favorite of on-location photographers needing a powerful lighting solution in an ultra-compact size.
Umbrella Holder Mount Kit
Replacement YS mount base integrates an umbrella holder to add versatility to compact CL lights.
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.
Barn Doors Light Modifier
Shape and control a continuous light's beam with press-on barn doors that integrate the DM (Direct Mount) Interface for use with DM modifiers.
3 CTO Set (Full, 1/2, 1/4) – Acrylic 3″
Warm the daylight balanced 5600k LED of the Stella 2000 continuous light with this full, 1/2, 1/4 CTO set.
CL 1000 Tungsten Filter
Warm the daylight output of the Stella CL 1000/2500UW light to match interior lighting or specific on-location shoots.
3″ Speed Ring Gel Holder, 82mm
Attaches securely to the Stella bezel for use with Chimera softbox speed ring adapters or 3x3 hard gels.
External Power Supply 12V 30W
Replacement power supply that includes both charger and US dongle for compact CL and Sola fast charge lights.
CL Action Kit Soft Case
Exclusive compact soft carrying case with shoulder strap protects CL Lights, modifiers, and accessories.
25° Fresnel Lens, 50mm
Modifies the Stella 1000/2500UW light's beam into a precise, even spot ideal for isolating subjects.
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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