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SeaLife Announces Sea Dragon 5000F Auto Photo-Video Light
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, May 8, 2019 @ 01:00 PM (EST)

SeaLife has unveiled the most powerful addition to its Sea Dragon line of photo/video lights. The Sea Dragon 5000F Auto, which is aimed at professionals, packs 5,000 lumens and features a COB LED array with a high color rendering index of 96, promising light quality very close to that of natural light. The beam angle is 90° underwater (120° above water).

The Sea Dragon 5000F Auto offers the same automatic features in the company’s Sea Dragon 4500 photo/video light: Auto Flash Detect mode, which switches off the light momentarily when a strobe flash is detected; and Auto Bright mode, which automatically adjusts output based on proximity to the subject. Four manual power levels—100%, 75%, 50% and 25%—are also offered. The light also features two integrated 180-lumen red LEDs to help your camera’s autofocus in low-light or nighttime shooting conditions; these also turn off momentarily when a strobe is fired. Burn time at full power is 50 minutes and 3.3 hours at quarter power.

The new light, which retails for $800, will start shipping this month.
 



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SeaLife Introduces Sea Dragon 5000F Professional Photo-Video Light

MOORESTOWN, NJ - SeaLife has introduced their new compact Sea Dragon 5000F Photo-Video light. The Sea Dragon 5000F photo-video light delivers 5000 lumens in an even 120° wide beam. The light offers an unmatched 96 CRI (color rendering index) with a proprietary COB LED array that replicates natural sunlight (A CRI of 100 would be just like natural sunlight). Most other LED lights offer a much lower CRI, and missing critical color components necessary to produce natural and colorful still images and videos. The Sea Dragon 5000F also delivers a TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index) value of over 97. With 100 being the highest possible TLCI value, this index value is especially important to underwater video photographers.

Size and weight of the new Sea Dragon 5000F have been minimized; the 5000F is over 20% lighter, and smaller than its 4500 lumen predecessor.

The Sea Dragon 5000F also offers impressive still image results and can be used as a primary source of light or in combination with a strobe. The 5000F features Auto Flash Detect mode, which cancels the light for one second when a strobe is fired.

Two integrated 180-lumen red LED’s cast an 88° beam. At night or in caves or shadows, the red LED’s preserve your eyes natural low light function; allowing you to see gauges and your surroundings, at the same time the red LED’s do not frighten creatures like skittish reef fish that disappear from bright underwater LED lights. The red LED’s are powerful enough to assist the camera’s auto focus and will turn off for 1 second when a Strobe/Flash is fired.

The Sea Dragon 5000F brightness can be adjusted manually or automatically with its built-in photocell light sensor. The Auto Bright mode automatically adjusts from 500 to 5000 lumens based on proximity to the subject, helping to preserve your eye’s natural night vision and extends battery life. The light can also be manually adjusted to 100%, 75%, 50% or 25% brightness, plus the 180 lumen red mode.

The light head includes standard YS adapter, Flex-Connect™ YS Adapter and 1” ball joint adapter, for easy expansion with any YS, Flex-Connect or 1” ball joint system of arms, grips, trays and mounts.

Part of the Sea Dragon’s impressive performance is its powerful 50W Li-ion rechargeable battery pack, that runs the light for 50 minutes at full power. The light also includes a battery charger, 3 international plug adapters and a protective travel case.

The Sea Dragon 5000F Light will be available for shipment in May 2019.

Item Description US Retail
SL676 Sea Dragon 5000F Auto Photo-Video Light $799.95

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