The Stella Pro CL 8000 RF LED Light from Light & Motion is a daylight-balanced LED source that packs in a wide variety of advanced features in a small form factor. The light features (spLED) "single point" enhancements to the emitters that Light & Motion has designed to reduce the light field and eliminate multiple shadows that can plague LED fixtures. They've also introduced RF technology via the Stella 8000's built-in wireless receiver. This enhanced version of the light also has a valuable convenience feature - the head is removable. With the CL 8000's predecessor, accessories such as the dome port and the 50-degree optic had to be attached to barndoors. Now they mount directly on the fixture.
The Stella 8000 is well-suited for location work. With its compact form factor of 7 x 3.5 x 3.5" and a weight of only 2.54 lb, it's barely noticeable in your kit case. What is noticeable is the clean, accurate color rendering output from the unit's flicker-free COB LED that gives it a CRI rating of 92 and a TLCI rating of 94.
The Stella 8000 has a wide 120-degree beam that can be narrowed with an optional 50-degree optic or softened with an optional diffuser. The light is also dimmable either continuously or in steps. To lengthen the LED life, the Stella 8000 employs an integrated, low-decibel, variable-speed fan that is thermally activated when the unit exceeds 5600 lumens. The durably built housing is also IP54 weather resistant for use in inclement conditions.
The Stella 8000 is powered by a built-in battery that charges in two hours to full power and gives you a runtime of 50-245 minutes depending on the power level selected. You can also run the light from a D-Tap external battery source for longer shoots. Additionally, you can use mains power anywhere in the world thanks to the inclusion of a multi-voltage AC power supply. The Stella 8000 also comes with a YS Mount Pro, C-Stand Mount, and a high-leverage handle to quickly and easily mount it on a stand or other support.