SeaLife recently launched their first Fluorescent dive light, Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam in partnership with Fire Dive Gear, one of the world’s foremost experts in Fluoro diving and imaging. The light is available now for shipment, just in time for the upcoming dive season. Divers love fluorescent, or “fluoro,” diving for its spectacular show of color and impressive nighttime display of emitted energy, which they can see with specialized lighting.
How does fluoro diving work?
Here’s how fluoro diving works: The light’s royal blue LEDs emit blue light in the range of 450-460nm, which is in the approximate frequency range to “excite” the fish, reef and organisms into making a light-filled energy response. SeaLife adds a finely tuned and proprietary dichroic filter that pinpoints the exact light frequency to get the highest energy response from the underwater subject results. This filter reveals the vibrant fluorescent colors of underwater creatures.
The Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam also features two switchable beams that easily transform the light from a blue fluoro 65-degree flood light to a white 800-lumen 15-degree concentrated beam with a push of a button, so divers can use it as a regular dive light as well. A rechargeable lithium ion 7.4V, 3400-mAh, 25Wh battery delivers power for two continuous hours at 100-percent fluoro emission. With its single-button operation, the light can quickly adjust between four brightness modes: 100-percent fluoro flood, 50-percent fluoro flood, 100-percent white spot, and 50-percent white spot. The Fluoro-Dual Beam also has an emergency signal mode, activated by holding the power button in for four seconds.
Two universal barrier filters also come with the light to improve fluorescent viewing and imaging. The mask filter fits over your dive mask and filters out the residual blue light emitted by the Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam — it’s the response from the sea creature you want to see, not the blue light. The second filter attaches to any underwater camera with a lens diameter up to 47mm. The user or person viewing the emitted light energy wears a yellow mask filter so they see only the fish or sea organism’s emitted energy and not the blue light from the Sea Dragon. A yellow camera lens filter serves the same function on an underwater camera.
The Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam is depth rated down to 330 feet (100m). The dual silicone O-ring battery component is independent from the Sea Dragon’s electronics, so the light will not be permanently damaged if water accidentally intrudes.
The Fluoro-Dual Beam includes a Flex-Connect Single Tray, Grip and Sea Dragon Ball Joint Adapter that connects the light to any underwater camera using the 1”/25mm ball-joint mounting system. Like all Sea Dragon lights and strobe, the Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam can easily be expanded with Flex-Connect trays, grips, and mounting accessories. The Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam includes Flex-Connect Grip, Single Tray, Flex-Connect Sea Dragon Ball Joint Adapter, mask and camera barrier filters for $499.95.
SeaLife Underwater Cameras are made by Pioneer Research in Moorestown, NJ makes and were first introduced in 1993. In 2000, SeaLife developed the world’s first digital underwater camera. In 2007, SeaLife developed the first non-housed digital underwater camera, and in 2013 SeaLife introduced the powerful Sea Dragon Lighting system and its innovative Flex-Connect tray, grip, arm, and accessory system. By 2014, SeaLife introduced the Micro HD, the world’s first permanently sealed underwater camera, followed by the new Micro 2.0 in 2015. SeaLife cameras, lighting and accessories are sold and serviced in 64 countries around the world.