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Gates Announces New LED Underwater Lights
By Matt J. Weiss, September 7, 2010 @ 07:03 PM (EST)

Gates has announced the release of two new LED underwater lights being made in conjunction with Subaqua Imaging System.  There will be two models the VL8 for prosumers and the VL24 for professionals.  More information below and full specs will be in the equipment section when they are made available. There is no word yet when the lights are available, but it should be soon. We will keep you posted.

From Gates

Gates debuted new underwater LED lighting at the Blue Ocean Festival, which are impending release. The lights were developed in collaboration with Subaqua Imaging Systems Inc whose expertise breached all barriers in size / efficiency / light output. The VL8 is for the recreational and Prosumer users. The VL24 is suitable for broadcast / cinema and un-tethers professional cameramen from surface supplied lighting. Both lights are self contained with no umbilical, and can be detached from their arms and placed away from the videographer. With their neutral buoyancy they will delight the SLR videographer as well.

Preliminary key features include:

Models: VL8 and VL24

Power modes: Full and Half

Burn time: 1 hour full, 2+ hours half

Lumens output: > 2300 VL8 >7000 VL24 (per LED manufacturer rated output)

Buoyancy: Neutral

Color Temp: Available in Tungsten (3200K) and Daylight (5500K). Other color temps by special order

Package: Single unit, self contained. Battery module separates for charge/swap.




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