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    Re: 3000-5000 lumen lights, depth rated 200m

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris  View Original Post
    If money is no object have a chat to Corey at Light Monkey about his custom made 200W HMI's... maybe a bit more light than you need but would definitely do the job.
    This isn't cheap either, but it's a hell of a lot brighter than Rodney's scooter mounted "Death Ray":
    http://www.northernlightscuba.fi/?pr...ernova&lang=en

    The surface of the LEDs is somewhere near 7.5 x 7.5 cm or 3x3" with 32000 Lumen of output. At full power the 450Wh Battery pack is drained after 1 hour.

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    Re: 3000-5000 lumen lights, depth rated 200m

    You should choose "the beast " from scubamafia in finland.
    It's awesome!

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    Re: 3000-5000 lumen lights, depth rated 200m

    Thanks for all the replies so far...

    I have a Cath X Ocean torch already, but its quite a narrow beam.
    So not really suitable for video use.
    But a great dive torch.

    I had a quick look at their website, maybe I didn't find the right product(s) ?
    As the dive lights I could see there are all quite narrow beam.
    Whereas I am looking for something with >120 degrees in water for video

    Jules.

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    Re: 3000-5000 lumen lights, depth rated 200m

    Check out Bigblue Dive Lights. I was using their 2800 lumen lights - nice and small piece of kit, and a very nice price point. 120 degree beam. My Irish friends were using the Cathx lights and they switched out to Bigblue last year after we compared the two. As you mentioned, the Cathx don't have an ideal spread, and intensity does not seem to match advertised specs.
    I just got their 5800 lumen lights and they are definitely brighter than the 2800 - basically almost two points on the camera. They are rated to 100m but I have had them to over 120m and would not hesitate to take them to 150+.
    Previously, I was using the SOLA lights, but they started to have issues around 70m with the switch so they were not dependable on deep dives.
    Here is a video using their 15,000 lumen lights on a deep cave dive here in Florida:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhoQ...ature=youtu.be
    I used two 15,000 lumen lights on camera, and there were three others used on the dive. They recently redesigned the 15,000 lumen light so they are much smaller and half as negative...pretty sweet. They now have a 25,000 lumen light in the same can as the older 15,000 lumen lights.
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    Re: 3000-5000 lumen lights, depth rated 200m

    Quote Originally Posted by minos2014  View Original Post
    I saw the lights are very expensive.But surely the northernlight are nice quality. If you are looking for a powerful video lights. I think you can try this model

    5000lumen diving video light run time over 80 minutes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9B9MsBhQKo

    Cheers
    Would you like to sell your old light:)

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    Re: 3000-5000 lumen lights, depth rated 200m

    Quote Originally Posted by JulesElliott  View Original Post
    Thanks for all the replies so far...

    I have a Cath X Ocean torch already, but its quite a narrow beam.
    So not really suitable for video use.
    But a great dive torch.

    I had a quick look at their website, maybe I didn't find the right product(s) ?
    As the dive lights I could see there are all quite narrow beam.
    Whereas I am looking for something with >120 degrees in water for video

    Jules.
    Hi Jules
    Cathx have specific video lights on their website. Have a look at them on YouTube when they were used on the empress of Britain dive at 163m with no difficulties.

    Regards

    Cathal

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    Re: 3000-5000 lumen lights, depth rated 200m

    My company has been producing these (attached):
    IMG_0579.jpgIMG_0581.jpgIMG_0891.jpg

    This is a 500 lumen 4" diameter LED head that is potted. They have seen 1000 meters with no problems. Run on 12 vdc. I have run them alone, or multiples using a junction box.

    I have found that running an array of these provides a nice illumination for photo/video and is not as overpowering as a single head with a lot of power.

    Best part is the price point - couple hundred bucks per head.
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    Re: 3000-5000 lumen lights, depth rated 200m

    Mostly lurk here but this is a thread I can contribute to as far as giving some input...someone mentioned UWLightdude previously...they just released a 13K light you might want to check out as you weigh your options.
    Don

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