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Light And Motion's Sola 600 Compact Imaging Light
By Matt J. Weiss, May 26, 2010 @ 10:17 PM (EST)
We have been covering the Sola 600 since it's inception almost a year ago, and now it has finally arrived. This is a unique little video or focus light. Features I like include its 8 oz weight, factory sealed head that never needs to be opened, and the fact that it has a red light to focus on shy critters without scaring them.  Below is the full press release and there will be a full review to follow in the upcoming weeks. 

Press Release

Light & Motion is pleased to announce the shipping release of the all new Sola 600 compact imaging light. The Sola 600 stakes out a new category of lighting with its versatility. From compact cameras to DSLRs to video housings, the Sola 600 is the perfect companion for all of these underwater imaging platforms. The Sola packs a blistering 679 lumens of light for 75 minutes with a clean even beam pattern and delivers 225 lumens of red light for close-up work at night.

Berkley White of returned from his first trip with Sola and shared his impressions: “The Sola’s tiny size and feather weight made it a great travel companion and added no noticeable weight to my camera rig. The Sola’s quick-flip power switch was easy to operate without even looking at the light. The waterproof charging ports didn’t require me to break a seal between dives, and my favorite feature was the critter-friendly red LEDs, which didn’t attract the swarming sea bugs.”

The new 600 Lumen compact imaging light: $579
At 1⁄2 the size and weight of the Hartenberger Nano, Sola features 20% more lumens and 30% more run time. This compact imaging light will set a new standard for a powerful, easy-to-use light for both photographers and videographers. As a video light, the custom reflectors provide a remarkably even 75 degree beam. The magnetic bump switch takes a light tap to adjust white light levels or to switch to red light. Pressure tested and factory sealed, the Sola never needs to be opened. The Sola recharges in 2.5 hours with exposed gold-plated plugs in the rear of the body. The light also features a charge status indicator to help the diver manage the battery life across multiple dives.



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