Sealife L.E.D. Video Light SL980 168171

Video: SeaLife DC1200 with L.E.D. Video Light: Install & Setup in Less Than 2 Minutes 360 product view
Mfg Part #: SL980
Retail:
 $369.95  
You Pay:
$189.00
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$180.95
  • Free base tray included 
  • Free O-ring included
  • Free silicone grease included
  • Free 1" attachment knob for 2 accesories
  • Free 0.625" attachment knob for 1 accessory
  • Works great with any digital underwater camera
  • State of the art ultra bright L.E.D (Light Emitting Diode Technology)
  • High Intensity White L.E.D. light travels farther underwater for maximum visibility and truer colors
  • Shock and Impact resistant L.E.D. bulbs
  • The SeaLife Photo Video light serves as 3 lights in one
  • For bright, vivid colorful close-up reef pictures and videos
  • Comes mounted on the full adjustable, ergonomic SeaLife flash arm
  • Use it by itself as a night light
  • Quick-release handle. Remove light from its arm for aiming into dark areas and discovering hidden sea creatures
  • Latest LED technology featuring powerful 500 lumen L.E.D. lights 
  • One button control for easy operation (One button to power light on/off and select light modes)
  • Includes flexible arm and tray. Easy aiming with rubberized flexible arm and universal mounting tray
  • Flash Cancellation mode - Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash
  • No hot spots - Soft, 70 degree light beam evenly illuminates the subject
  • Customized Light Modes - Select between 8 different light mode settings:
    • Flash Cancellation ON or OFF: Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash
    • Light Power Levels:
      • Single power (100%)
      • 3 power (100% - 50% - 25%)
      • 3 power plus signal (100% - 50% - 25% - Blinking - SOS)
      • Power Overdrive: Increase light power to 600 lumens for 2 minute
  • BATTERY: 4 x AA Alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or (not included - see below to order)
  • DEPTH: 330 ft
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

Customer Reviews for Sealife L.E.D. Video Light:

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Average Customer Review: based on 10 reviews.

Rating: Great Dive Light/GoPro Camera Light!
Reviewer: Danielle Hammond
i bought this video light for my gopro to adapt to and capture better photographs/videos. it worked wonderfully! found many different creatures hidden away. you can also detach and use as a stand alone dive light easily attachable to your bc. great purchase! a must for gopro users!

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16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

Rating: sealife L.E.D video light
Reviewer: james campbell
This is one of the best light i have used. It has some pretty awesome features like 3 levels of brightness settings plus a rescue flash setting and my favorite is the quick disconnect from the stand and doubles as a flashlight for night dives or just to get a better angle of light for video or a picture. i was amazed as how long the battery life is on this light even set at a 100%. i liked this product so well i have 2 for my camera it really brings out the colors under the water and i love all my Sealife products. just cant go wrong with this product and hope thi helps. James Campbell

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21 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Dual function light works well
Reviewer: JON HALL
My intent was to use this light instead of the digital flash I have been using for some still photos. Wound up attaching both lights as the video light comes with an attachment knob for attaching both lights to the camera (also a Sealife)....thought it might be difficult to operate the camera with both lights attached but had no problems. Experimented with both stills and video and the light performed very well..got some very good pictures. My favorite feature was the ease of releasing the video light to use as a flashlight. The 500 lumen power at 100% provided more than enough light to see in dark spaces. The attached coil cord prevents the light from accidentally falling. Tried the 50% power once and felt I could easily see what I wanted to see. Although I didnt do a night dive on this trip, this light provides more light than what dive outfits, that Ive gone with, offer you on their night dives.

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36 out of 62 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Sealife L.E.D video light
Reviewer: james campbell  -  View all my reviews
i was amazed with the light. i took it on a cavern dive and turned it on 100 percent power and it lighted it up like a grand ballroom. i was able to take some incredible video. i was in for 45 min and the batteries never died. i also used same batteries on another dive with no problems. i truely liked this product and the quick disconect on the light is nice also. hope this helps. Thank you James

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61 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Exceeded my expectations
Reviewer: Rick Boyle
I am very impressed with the light. It is uncomplicated and the one button control is easy to use with gloves. I use it with a non-Sealife camera and housing and there were no issues. As for performance, there were no hot spots and it put out enough light to greatly improve the quality of video as well as stills. The flexible arm came in handy on a particular shot when I adjusted it to fit into a tight crevice to get up close to a bunch of bugs (if you cant take em, film em). I have found it versatile. It uses a double O-ring to seal it, and I dont anticipate having any problems with it.

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64 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great light!
Reviewer: Joyce P.  -  View all my reviews
This light is so nice! Its just as bright as my dive light! the colors really POP with this light. It has a 3 brightness settings which is nice. If at all think you might want to do some videos, I recommend this light. Its worth the investment.

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168 out of 335 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great!
Reviewer: Carla Tourinho
I recommend, great for those who like to take pictures.

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11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Video light by Sea life
Reviewer: Karen Upchurch  -  View all my reviews
Loved using this light along with my strobe my pictures and videos are great

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68 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

Rating: great spotting light
Reviewer: scott richmond
Best spotting/focus light i can imagine! Love it!!

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41 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Nice light for the money
Reviewer: Herbert M.  -  View all my reviews
Great light for the money nice wide beam with no real hot spots. As always it could be brighter

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130 out of 247 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Sealife L.E.D. Video Light:


  • CLIFF:

    i HAVE THE SEALIFE DC1200 WITH PRO FLASH STROBE. i WANT TO TAKE SOME VIDEO. IF I GET THE PRO VIDEO SL980 TO BOTH ATTACH TO THE CAMERA AT THE SAME TIME OR DO I JUST NEEP THE PRO VIDEO

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You can use it either way. If you wish to mount both items at one time you'll need the Sealife Mounting Screw/Flash Base Attachment Knob that you can find at: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-516/068539/Sealife-Mounting-Screw-Flash-Base-Attachment-Knob.html

  • Iris:

    My nephew has a Sealife DC1400 underwater camera. If I buy for him, a Sealife L.E.D. Video Light (item SL980), this flash, also serves to take pictures? Or, to take pictures with this camera, I must buy a Sealife Digital Pro Flash (item SL961)? Thanks.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Iris, if you are looking for a light to take still pictures then you will need the Sealife Digital Pro Flash web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/069700/Sealife-Digital-Pro-Flash.html. If he is doing more video then stills. Then you want to stick with the video light. With the video light when you go to take a picture the video light will turn off and then turn back on once you are done taking the picture. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

  • Keith:

    I have Sealife DC800 camera, and I need to purchase external lighting. I want to make sure I get the right one. Which external flash and light work with the DC800?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Either the Digital Pro flash or the Video light will fit your camera.

  • Pierre:

    Hi,i have a sealife DC1400.I thinking of getting an external flash.But question is,i prefer to take video rather than photo.Which option will be better, Ext. Flash or Ext.LED light ? Rgrds Lim

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Pierre, I have found that if you do more video the stills it is good to do dual video lights. The down side to this is if you do take a still the video light will turn off during the still shot. But with the dual video lights you will have better cover of the subject you are filming.

Powerful 500 lumen LED light - Latest LED technology featuring 3 x 3W Cree XP-G R5 LEDs

One button control for easy operation - one button to power light on/off and select light modes

Quick-release - detach light from arm for aiming into dark areas and discovering hidden sea creatures

Easy aiming with rubberized, flexible arm and universal mounting tray

Included Diffuser widens the beam angle of the light, providing better coverage when using a wide angle lens

No hot spots - soft, 70 degree light beam evenly illuminates the subject with no hot spots

Effective Range: Video: Up to 3 ft (1m), Photo: Up to 2ft (0.6m)

Color Temperature: 6,500K

Depth tested to 300 ft (100m) – Guaranteed

Customized Light Modes – Select between 8 different light mode settings:
Flash Cancellation ON or OFF: Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash
Light Power Levels: Single power (100%) or 3 power (100%→50%→25%) or 3 power plus signal (100%→50%→25%→Blinking→SOS)
Power Overdrive: Increase light power to 600 lumens for 2 minutes

Features coiled safety lanyard so you don't lose the light when it's disconnected from its arm

Rubber hood for added shock protection against drops and rough handling

Power Source: 4x AA batteries

Includes both standard and extended mounting knobs for attaching two lighting accessories, as well as an adapter to mount a GoPro® camera

 

SEALIFE L.E.D. VIDEO LIGHT

Sealife recognizes the need for a versatile underwater light to not only team up with their industry leading DC1200 Underwater Camera but also adapt to any manufacturer’s digital camera and underwater housing equipped with a common tripod mount in the base. With a depth rating of 330ft., the SL980 L.E.D. Video Light has been designed as an affordable, multi-purpose light with a primary function of offering bright, color correct lighting for underwater video using the latest in L.E.D. technology. Sealife lists innovative functions such as a simple, push button operation, designed to be used conveniently with one hand, that changes between a variety of power or use settings, and a flexible ball joint arm easily offering an unlimited amount of aiming choices among the primary features of this light. The light will also let the diver detach the head and hold the it for the perfect illumination in the tightest and closest of shots. “In a pinch, it will even double as a more than adequate, back up main light for night diving, should the divers primary light suffer a failure.” states Melinda Herndon, an instructor with Scuba.com Using the latest in LED lighting technology from Cree, a leader in lighting innovation, the light features a 3watt per bulb, 3 diode head putting out an amazing 500 lumens of power in a very small, compact little light head. While the light is designed for use as a video light or to compliment the SL961 Digital Pro Flash , it more than holds its own as a primary light for close up, still photography.

Sealife again adapts the light for use by all ranges of underwater photography by utilizing customizable pin switches inside the housing the user can adjust power levels to adapt the light for any of the conditions the diver may experience underwater and even program a 2 second flash cancellation that dims the light when it detects an external strobe firing to combat over exposure of your once in a lifetime shot. Even when used on full power the light is designed to help the photographer eliminate hot spots and over exposure with a soft, 70 degree light beam that evenly illuminates the subject with no hot spots and color corrects with pure, true color enhancing lighting for close up photography. Finally, the light is powered by 4 AA batteries. The newer, quick-rechargeable AA batteries have been found to work perfectly well in the light allowing for an economical power source. According to Melinda, “Sealife has developed a video light, that for most divers would normally be a heavy, cumbersome, power hungry, battery eating headache and turned it into a convenient and efficient “must have” piece of gear for any underwater photographer.”

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