Recommendations on HID video lights/general dive lights

Recommendations on HID video lights/general dive lights

Post by William Deert » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 19:14:05


I'd like to replace my current halogen u/w video lights with HID lights.  My
preference is for a canister HID light setup that I can use for both
shooting u/w video and also for general dive lighting when not shooting
video (in other words the lamp heads can be detached from the arms).  Also,
what size HID wattage is most versatile as an u/w video light and also as a
general dive light?  Not sure but are the bulb wattages interchangable?  If
so could I use a 18w while shooting a video and then a 50w on a night dive
when I didn't want to shoot video but wanted to light up the reef?

Any and all recommendations appreciated.

 
 
 

Recommendations on HID video lights/general dive lights

Post by Ron » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 20:10:34

we use either 10w or 18w Dive Rite HID lights to shoot commercial video
(primarily cave work). No problems with the lights at all (we have a
total of eight between four people and not one has flooded). We have
found a slight diffuser spreads the light a bit better.

The same lights are then used as a primary dive light.

You do NOT want a 50w HID!!! (think Hollywood movie premiere
spotlights). A 10w works fine and can do both jobs you want most likely.

Some makes do have wet connects to switch heads even underwater but we
decided the additional cost and added failure point were not worth it.

Ron



Quote:
> I'd like to replace my current halogen u/w video lights with HID lights.  My
> preference is for a canister HID light setup that I can use for both
> shooting u/w video and also for general dive lighting when not shooting
> video (in other words the lamp heads can be detached from the arms).  Also,
> what size HID wattage is most versatile as an u/w video light and also as a
> general dive light?  Not sure but are the bulb wattages interchangable?  If
> so could I use a 18w while shooting a video and then a 50w on a night dive
> when I didn't want to shoot video but wanted to light up the reef?

> Any and all recommendations appreciated.


 
 
 

Recommendations on HID video lights/general dive lights

Post by Brian Nadwidn » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 03:41:59

Quote:

> You do NOT want a 50w HID!!! (think Hollywood movie premiere
> spotlights).

I disagree. My buddy uses 50W HID and his video is great.

Brian
Edmonton, Alberta
www.mossmanscubaventures.com

 
 
 

Recommendations on HID video lights/general dive lights

Post by Brian Nadwidn » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 03:51:38

Quote:

> I'd like to replace my current halogen u/w video lights with HID lights.  My
> preference is for a canister HID light setup that I can use for both
> shooting u/w video and also for general dive lighting when not shooting
> video (in other words the lamp heads can be detached from the arms).  Also,
> what size HID wattage is most versatile as an u/w video light and also as a
> general dive light?  Not sure but are the bulb wattages interchangable?  If
> so could I use a 18w while shooting a video and then a 50w on a night dive
> when I didn't want to shoot video but wanted to light up the reef?

> Any and all recommendations appreciated.

I use Halcyon 2X24W HID for video and 18W HID for a general light, all
on EO connectors so I can switch them around. My buddy uses 2X50W HID
(Halcyon) with custom made battery packs mounted on his housing. The 18
and 24's are the same bulb. The 50 is not.

Go to the website noted in my sig and you can see the examples of the
stuff we shoot there. Most of it is with the 50s but some is done with
the 24's.

Brian
Edmonton, Alberta
www.mossmanscubaventures.com

 
 
 

Recommendations on HID video lights/general dive lights

Post by Kimbe » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 08:26:04


Quote:
> > You do NOT want a 50w HID!!! (think Hollywood movie premiere
> > spotlights).

> I disagree. My buddy uses 50W HID and his video is great.

I concur!  The videos you guys put up are the best I have ever seen.

Kimber
--
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy
enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright

 
 
 

Recommendations on HID video lights/general dive lights

Post by RM » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 21:19:21

Amphibico has a nice light ( one hour burn time ) comes complete with arm
and a handle so tht you can convert the light to a handlight when
needed..... On a full charge, burn time is about an hour or so...jere s the
link to it
http://www.amphibico.com/products.asp?O=0003RR&C=2&CS={B2090FB0-AAD0-41CC-8989-2F6E30C3D799}

And no, I do not work for them....I have been using their stuff for about 2
yers now and I am very happy with my setup and its performance.

RM


Quote:
> I'd like to replace my current halogen u/w video lights with HID lights.
My
> preference is for a canister HID light setup that I can use for both
> shooting u/w video and also for general dive lighting when not shooting
> video (in other words the lamp heads can be detached from the arms).
Also,
> what size HID wattage is most versatile as an u/w video light and also as
a
> general dive light?  Not sure but are the bulb wattages interchangable?
If
> so could I use a 18w while shooting a video and then a 50w on a night dive
> when I didn't want to shoot video but wanted to light up the reef?

> Any and all recommendations appreciated.