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SeaLife Announces Sea Dragon 4500 Photo-Video Light
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, November 1, 2017 @ 10:30 AM (EST)

SeaLife has announced the most powerful addition to its Sea Dragon line of photo/video lights. Aimed at professionals, the Sea Dragon 4500 was revealed today, on Day 1 of this year’s DEMA Show. As well as packing 4,500 lumens, the light features a COB LED array with an impressively 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 4500 offers the automatic features first introduced in the company’s Sea Dragon 2300 Auto 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. Burn time at full power is 60 minutes and four hours at quarter power.

The new light, which retails for $700, will be available in January.


SeaLife Introduces Sea Dragon 4500 Lumen Professional Photo-Video Light

Orlando, FL - SeaLife is introducing their new Sea Dragon 4500 Photo-Video light at the DEMA (Dive Equipment & Marketing Association) tradeshow. The Sea Dragon 4500 photo-video light delivers 4500 lumens in an even 120° wide beam. The light offers an unmatched 96 CRI (color rendering index) with its proprietary COB LED array that very closely mimics natural sunlight (A CRI of 100 would be just like natural sunlight). Most other LED lights offer a much lower CRI, missing critical color necessary produce natural and colorful still images and videos. The Sea Dragon 4500, with its unique COB LED, not only offers a high CRI, it also delivers a TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index) value of over 97. With 100 being the highest possible TLCI value, lights producing more than 90 TLCI are acceptable for capturing true, natural colors with television studio cameras. 

Bjorn Harms, SeaLife’s VP and product development manager added, “There simply hasn’t been a photo/video light with this level of performance in the underwater imaging market; the light will be a vital component for advanced amateurs and professionals to capture vibrant, natural colors.”

The Sea Dragon 4500 also offers impressive still image results and can be used as a primary source of light or in combination with a strobe. The 4500 features Auto Flash Detect mode, which cancels the light for one second when a strobe is fired.

The Sea Dragon 4500 brightness can be adjusted manually or automatically with its built-in photocell light sensor. The Auto Bright mode automatically adjusts from 450 to 4500 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.

The light head includes standard YS adapter and Flex-Connect™ YS Adapter, for easy expansion with any YS compatible arms or with SeaLife’s Flex-Connect 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 60 minutes at full power. The light also includes a battery charger, 3 international plug adapters and a protective travel case.

The Sea Dragon 4500 Light will be available for shipment by January 2018.

Item Description US Retail
SL675 Sea Dragon 4500 Auto Photo-Video Light $699.95



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