SeaLife introduced their first fluorescent photo-video-dive light, the Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam, at the DEMA (Dive Equipment & Marketing Association) tradeshow in mid-November. Favored by divers for spectacular shows of color and impressive nighttime displays of emitted energy, fluorescence or “fluoro” diving with specialized lighting has become popular.
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. The new SeaLife Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam adds a finely tuned and proprietary dichroic filter that pinpoints the exact light frequency so as to get the highest energy response from your underwater subjects, revealing vibrant fluorescent colors of underwater creatures. The Fluoro-Dual Beam also offers an 800-lumen white-light spot beam, so divers can also use it as a dive light to guide them to favorite fluoro-viewing areas.
The Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam features two switchable beams that easily transform it from a blue fluoro 65-degree floodlight to a white, 800-lumen 15-degree concentrated beam with a push of a button. 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% fluoro flood, 50% fluoro flood, 100% white spot, and 50% white spot. Additionally, the Fluoro-Dual Beam has an emergency signal mode that is activated by holding the power button in for four seconds.
Two universal barrier filters are included to improve your experience in underwater fluorescent viewing and imaging. The mask filter fits over your dive mask to filter out the light’s residual blue light — 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 viewer wears a yellow mask filter so they see only the fish or sea organism’s emitted energy, not the Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual beam’s blue light. A yellow camera lens filter also serves the same function on an underwater camera.
The Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam is depth rated down to 330 feet (100 m). 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 (SL995) 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 will be available for shipment in January 2017 at the following price:
|SL673||Sea Dragon Fluoro-Dual Beam
(Includes Flex-Connect Grip, Single Tray, Flex-Connect Sea Dragon Ball Joint Adapter, mask and camera barrier filters)
SeaLife Underwater Cameras are made by Pioneer Research in Moorestown, NJ 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. SeaLife cameras, lightings and accessories are sold and serviced in 64 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.SeaLife-Cameras.com.