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Inon Releases LF1300-EWf and LF3100-EW LED Lights
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, October 3, 2017 @ 11:00 PM (EST)

Inon has announced two new additions to its extensive catalog of LED lights: the LF1300-EWf and the LF3100-EW. As the names suggest, the lights offer outputs of 1,300 lumens and 3,100 lumens, respectively. The new torches both boast 100-degree 5000K beams and a dome lens for a soft spread of light.

The LF1300-EWf also offers a shutter-linked auto-off function, enabled or disaabled via a selector ring on the barrel, which momentarily shuts off the light when the flash from a strobe is detected. While both lights have two power settings (low/full), the LF3100-EW also has a power selector ring on the barrel with an additional six levels of adjustment, for a total of 12 brightness levels.

Each light comes with a red dome filter as well as a rotatable shade to reduce flaring and ghosting. The LF1300-EWf and LF3100-EW run on three and six AA batteries, respectively, and each has a burn time of 45 minutes on full power (with Panasonic Eneloop Pro rechargeable batteries).
 



PRESS RELEASES

Product Release Information No. 484

LF1300-EWf

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of the compact LED flashlight LF1300-EWf on September 10th, 2017. The LF1300-EWf offers shutter-linked AUTO-OFF function in sync with flashing from either built-in flash/external strobe, wide 100 degrees underwater coverage thanks to its optically designed dome lens and powerful 1300 lumen from its handy yet durable body. Best suited as a focus light to assist your underwater photography/videography.

  • LF1300-EWf
    --Release date: September 10th, 2017
    --JAN code: 456212143 843 9

LF1300-EWf (with packaged Light Shade LF-EW)
 

LF1300-EWf Features

Shutter-linked AUTO OFF function

On-board incident light sensor detects flashing from built-in flash/external strobe to trigger this feature to shut off the light in sync with the shutter release and turns ON again automatically to avoid exposure of the light itself on an image or backscatter by not illuminating suspended particles.

Shutter-linked AUTO OFF function is controlled by the red Selector Ring LF. You can use the function for still images or deactivate Shutter-linked AUTO OFF function to use the LF1300-EWf as a video light to avoid unintentional cut-off by neighbor’s flash.

Cut-off time of this function is only 0.2 seconds not to lose your subject when using this function.
 

Shutter-linked AUTO-OFF sample movie on YouTube
 

Dome Red Filter LF-EW and Light Shade LF-EW is bundled

The Dome Red Filter LF-EW(*1) is to change LED light to red not to stimulate shy marine lives. Together with the Shutter-linked AUTO OFF function you can shoot shy marine subject without disturbing their behaviors nor reddish light exposure.

With Dome Red Filter LF-EW installed
 

(*1) The Dome Red Filter LF-EW is for underwater use only and not usable on land.

Other packaged accessory is the Light Shade LF-EW which rotates 360 degree. The Light Shade LF-EW can prevent LED light from illuminating vicinity of camera lens to significantly reduce problem of flare/ghost.

With Light Shade LF-EW installed
 

The Light Shade LF-EW rotates 360 degrees to locate the shade part at any position.
 

Left: Without the Light Shade LF-EW
Right: With the Light Shade LF-EW

 

As you can see without the Light Shade LF-EW, LED light illuminates the housing lens port while using the Light Shade LF-EW can block the light.


Powerful 1300 lumen, color temperature 5000K, underwater coverage 100 degree, two power setting by 3 x AA batteries

The LF1300-EWf runs on 3 x AA batteries which are readily available yet provides maximum 1300 lumen (*2) and carefully selected LED produces color temperature approx. 5000K to illuminate a subject in natural color.

Simple yet durable switch controls two power setting (FULL/LOW). Depending on application, either LOW mode (350 lumen) for longer burn time or powerful FULL mode (1300 lumen) is selectable (*3).

Optically designed dome lens provides super wide underwater coverage 100 degrees without sacrificing brightness. The dome lens won’t create sharp edge but deliver even and soft light quality to use as a focus light in addition to general photographic purpose.

The rated practical burn time(*4) with “eneloop pro” (BK-3HCD) rechargeable batteries, is approx. 45 minutes at FULL mode or approx. 220 minutes (3hrs 40 min) at LOW mode.
 

Dome lens of the LF1300-EWf
 

(*2) Maximum luminous flux at FULL mode with “eneloop pro” rechargeable batteries (BK-3HCD).

(*3) Only LOW mode is usable on land but FULL mode is not usable on land except for function check for short period of time.

(*4) Average measured time to get half brightness when continuously turn ON the product underwater (approx. 25℃/77°F).


Supported by wide range of accessories

Single Light Holder LFand Strobe Light Holder LF support different combination to combine with your camera system and Light Holder LF for Tripod enables to attach this product on 1/4-20UNC screw which is widely used for a tripod. Other optional Light Case LF 3AA benefits you to carry this flashlight standalone underwater on a belt/horse.

  • Single Light Holder LF
    --JAN code: 456212143 770 8
  • Strobe Light Holder LF (*5)
    --JAN code: 456212143 771 5
  • Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
    --JAN code: 456212143 819 4
  • Light Case LF 3AA
    --JAN code: 456212143 762 3

Left: The LF1300-EWf attached with the Single Light Holder LF
Center left: The LF1300-EWf and S-2000 is combined with the Strobe Light Holder LF/Z Joint
Center right: The LF1300-EWf attached with the Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
Right: The LF1300-EWf stored in the Light Case LF 3AA

 

(*5) When using with the Z Joint, only one LED flashlight can be installed on either side.


Interchangeable Light Head

The Light Head is designed interchangeable among 3 x AA battery operated “LF series” LED flashlight products to use for other application(*6)(*7).

(*6) LF1100-W, LF1000-S and LF800-N as of September 2017.

(*7) NOT usable other than 3 x AA battery operated LF series product.


LF1300-EWf Specifications

http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/LF1300-EWf_spec_201709_En.pdf [PDF:45KB]

 


 

Product Release Information No. 485

LF3100-EW

INON INC. is pleased to announce official release of the LED flashlight LF3100-EW on September 16th, 2017. The LF3100-EW runs on easily obtainable 6 x AA batteries delivering maximum 3100 lumen with 12 fine power adjustments and wide 100 degrees underwater coverage thanks to its optically designed dome lens.

  • LF3100-EW
    --Release date: September 16th, 2017
    --JAN code: 456212143 844 6

LF3100-EW (with packaged Light Shade LF-EW )
 

LF3100-EW features

Powerful 3100 lumen, color temperature 5000K, underwater coverage 100 degree, operated by 6 x AA batteries

The LF3100-EW runs on 6 x AA batteries which are readily available yet provides maximum 3100 lumen (*1) and carefully selected LED produces color temperature approx. 5000K to illuminate a subject in natural color (*2).

Optically designed dome lens provides super wide underwater coverage 100 degrees without sacrificing brightness. The dome lens won’t create sharp edge but deliver even and soft light quality to use as an ideal video light.

The rated practical burn time(*3) with “eneloop pro” (BK-3HCD) rechargeable batteries, is approx. 45 minutes at FULL mode with max. power setting or approx. 3,185 minutes (53hrs 05 min) at LOW mode with minimum power setting.

Dome lens of the LF3100-EW
 

(*1) Maximum luminous flux at FULL mode with “eneloop pro” rechargeable batteries (BK-3HCD).

(*2) The LF3100-EW is usable underwater only but not usable on land except for function check for short period of time [not exceeding total time one minute].

(*3) Average measured time to get half brightness when continuously turn ON the product underwater (approx. 25℃/77°F).


12 steps fine power adjustments

Simple yet durable switch controls two power setting (FULL/LOW)(*4) and red Selector Ring LF further offers 6 steps power settings(*5) for each mode making total 12 steps fine power adjustments availability.

The switch and Selector Ring LF is mechanical switch to support user friendly controllability with less torque for intuitive operation to control power output.

Left: Switch controls ON/OFF of the unit and two power settings
Right: The Selector Ring LF (red ring) offers 6 steps power setting

 

(*4) LOW mode is less bright at 1.5EV of FULL mode.

(*5) Each click of the Selector Ring LF offers approx. 1.0EV at FULL mode or approx. 0.9EV at LOW mode.


Light Shade LF-EW and Dome Red Filter LF-EW is bundled

Packaged Light Shade LF-EW which rotates 360 degree to prevent LED light from illuminating vicinity of camera lens to significantly reduce problem of flare/ghost.

With Light Shade LF-EW installed
 

The Light Shade LF-EW rotates 360 degrees to locate the shade part at any position.
 

Left: Without the Light Shade LF-EW
Right: With the Light Shade LF-EW

 

As you can see without the Light Shade LF-EW , LED light illuminates the housing lens port while using the Light Shade LF-EW can block the light.

The Dome Red Filter LF-EW (*1) is to change LED light to red not to stimulate shy marine lives.

With Dome Red Filter LF-EW installed
 

Supported by wide range of accessories

Single Light Holder LF and Strobe Light Holder LF support different combination to combine with your camera system and Light Holder LF for Tripod enables to attach this product on 1/4-20UNC screw which is widely used for a tripod. Other optional Light Case LF 6AA benefits you to carry this flashlight standalone underwater on a belt/horse.

  • Single Light Holder LF
    --JAN code: 456212143 770 8
  • Strobe Light Holder LF (*5)
    --JAN code: 456212143 771 5
  • Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
    --JAN code: 456212143 819 4
  • Light Case LF 6AA
    --JAN code: 456212143 763 0

Left: The LF3100-EW attached with the Single Light Holder LF
Center left: The LF3100-EW and S-2000 is combined with the Strobe Light Holder LF /Z Joint
Center right: The LF3100-EW attached with the Single Light Holder LF for Tripod
Right: The LF3100-EW stored in the Light Case LF 6AA

 

(*6) When using with the Z Joint, only one LED flashlight can be installed on either side.


Interchangeable Light Head

The Light Head is designed interchangeable among 6 x AA battery operated “LF series” LED flashlight products to use for other application(*7)(*8).

(*7) LF1400-S and LF2700-W as of September 2017.

(*7) NOT usable other than 6 x AA battery operated LF series product.


LF3100-EW Specifications

http://www.inon.co.jp/cgis/news/img/LF3100-EW_spec_201709_En.pdf [PDF:45KB]

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