What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

SeaLife SL980 Underwater Photo/Video Light

B&H # SESL980 Mfr # SL980
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $149.00
International Export Disclaimer
Product Highlights
  • 3-LED 500 Lumen Light
  • One-Button Control for Easy Operation
  • Quick-Release Light from Arm
  • Rubberized Flexible Arm
  • Soft 70 Degree Light Beam
  • Depth Tested to 300' (100m)
  • Effective Range: Video 2-3', Photo 1-2'
  • 8 Different Light Mode Settings
  • Rubber Hood for Shock Protection
  • Runs on 4x AA Batteries (Not Included)

When you have a camera that shoots photos and video, what kind of underwater light will you need? Flash won't work with video--but SeaLife's SL980 Underwater Photo/Video Light offers 500 lumens of continuous LED light technology. Effective at 1-2' for photos and 2-3' for videos, the SL980 gives you added depth and color balance in your close-up underwater images.

The light head is attached to an included flexible arm on a universal mounting base, and the light has a quick release for flexibility in lighting. With 8 different light mode settings and a rubber hood for shock protection, the SL980 is a terrific lighting solution for stills and video underwater. Using the SL980 in combination with the SeaLife Digital Pro Flash creates the ideal underwater lighting set-up for photos--the Digital Pro Flash brightens up colorful backgrounds at longer shooting distances, and the SL980 makes close-up colors come alive with its wide-angle 70° beam that evenly illuminates the subject without hot spots.

The SL980 features easy-to-use, one-button operation, and runs on 4 AA batteries.

Powerful 500 lumen LED light. Latest LED technology featuring 3 x 3W Cree XP-G R5 LEDs
One button control for easy operation. One button to power light on/off and select light modes.
Quick-release to detach light from its arm for aiming into dark areas and discover hiding sea creatures.
Includes flexible arm and tray. Easy aiming with rubberized flexible arm and universal mounting tray.
Flash Cancellation mode. Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash.
No hot spots. Soft, 70 degree light beam evenly illuminates the subject with no hot spots
Effective Range - Video 2-3ft. (0.6-1m) Photo 1-2ft. (0.3-0.6m)
Color Temperature - 6,500K
Depth tested to 300 ft (100m) - Guaranteed
Customized Light Modes--Select between 8 different light mode settings: Flash Cancellation ON or OFF: Light dims for 2 seconds when detecting external flash.
Light Power Levels: Single power (100%) or 3 power (100%→50%→25%) or 3 power plus signal (100%→50%→25%→Blinking→SOS)
Power Overdrive: Increase light power to 600 lumens for 2 minute.
Coiled safety lanyard so you don't lose the light when it's disconnected from its arm.
Rubber hood for added shock protection against drops and rough handling.
Operates on 4x AA batteries
Lumens 500
Angle of Coverage 70°
Effective Range Video 2-3ft. (0.6-1m)
Photo 1-2ft. (0.3-0.6m)
Color Temperature 6500K
Depth Rating 300 ft (100m)
Power Supply 4x AA batteries
SeaLife SL980 Underwater Photo/Video Light
  • Flexible Arm
  • Universal Mounting Base
  • Rubber Hood
  • Safety Lanyard
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SeaLifeSL980 Underwater Photo/Video Light
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No (3)

          Reviewed by 3 customers

          Sort by

          Displaying reviews 1-3

          Back to top

           
          5.0

          Sturdy and bright

          By The waterboy

          from Southern California

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Water-tight Seals

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diving
            • Swimming Pool

            Comments about SeaLife SL980 Underwater Photo/Video Light:

            This light seems pretty good from the start. It doesn't feel "cheap" at all and the leds pack a nice punch. It comes with lube and extra o-rings which is nice. The one thing I don't like is the falloff from this light. The construction of the hood makes a shadow that turns this light into a beam, but I wish the light gradually faded on the edges. Whenever you are done make sure to unhook the light from the flex stand since water seems to get in there. Also the 3 brightness settings will make it nice for my control. This light will not overpower daylight! Best to use it for very deep waters or at night/dusk.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Excellent Light!

            By Nancy

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Even Light Source
            • Long Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Video

              Comments about SeaLife SL980 Underwater Photo/Video Light:

              Very easy to set up and use. Love that it can be used as a night-dive light! Shipped really fast and works perfectly!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Don't judge a book by its cover

              By Z.H

              from ISRAEL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Depth Range
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Diving
                • Snorkeling

                Comments about SeaLife SL980 Underwater Photo/Video Light:

                DIVING
                GREAT VALU

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                Batteries & Power

                Show more >
                Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                • You Pay: $17.95
                 

                Diffusers

                SeaLife -  Photo/Video Light Diffuser
                • You Pay: $14.95
                 

                Sync Cords & Cables

                SeaLife -  SL9621 Flash Link Optical Cable for Flashes
                • You Pay: $29.95
                Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                 

                Maintenance & Spare Parts

                Sea & Sea -  Silicone Grease
                • You Pay: $7.49
                 
                See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                Close

                Close

                Close