This kit pairs the power of Light & Motion’s Sola Video Pro 15000 with the topside capability of a Stella topside head. The result is the perfect kit for content creation in and out of the water. The Video Pro 15,000 features an integrated Li-Ion battery and advanced COB LED array to deliver an incredible 15,000 lumens of light for 35 minutes. Quickly swap the 15,000 light head and bezel with the Stela 8000 head and bezel to swap to topside photography.
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 Stella 8000 head for topside shooting.
Dimming with stepped or continuous control, OLED Digital Display offers precise readout of RF settings, lumen output, battery remaining run time and charge status
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
The standard head delivers 90+ CRI/TLCI and the underwater head delivers 70+ CRI with the option of a 90+ CRI head
What's in the Box?
SOLA Video Pro 15000 FC Plus Flat Port
Take underwater photo and video creation to the next level with the advanced Sola Video platform using our durable glass optic.
25° Fresnel Lens, 82mm
An indispensable light shaping tool provides a hard, 25° spot to overcome sunlight or isolate a subject.
50° Optic DM
Narrows the beam of CL lights from 120° to 50° and provides a smooth beam with gentle light fall off.
Dome Diffuser DM
The Dome Diffuser creates a wide and diffused light by quickly attaching to the Direct Mount on CL Barn Doors.
External Power Supply 24V 60W
PSE certified power supply that includes both charger and US dongle for powerful CL and Sola Pro lights.
Barn Doors 82mm – Extended
Press-on barn doors with DM (Direct Mount) Interface designed for the Stella Pro CL lights with DM interface.
What makes Sola Photo desirable by a photographer?
The ability to switch from red light, unseen by sea creatures, immediately to a smooth white light allows a photographer to capture the image of the creature in its natural state. When utilizing strobes, the red light allows the shooter to pull sharp focus and frame a photo - then overcome the red lighting with a flash burst.
What are soft light options for CL lights?
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.
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".
Now with the tighter airline weight restrictions, I am always looking for solutions to take less equipment, and yet not compromise the quality of the content whether lighting above or below the surface. The new ability to to transform the Sola 9600s into cinema-grade and fully waterproof topside light (CL Pro 5000) with an air kit checked all the boxes!
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