About Big Blue VL1300 LED 1300 Lumens Photo Video Light

VL 1300 is the new generation of Big Blue's video light, VL series. Remarkably, it is a self-contained, compact yet powerful all-purpose diving light best suited for video. It boasts a stunning 1300 lumens brightness from a single 30W LED chip, and offers 25%, 50%, and 100% output levels to allow the user to enjoy burn times lasting from 1.4 hours to 6.5 hours. The VL 1300 is made of corrosion resistant T6061 grade Anodized Aluminum Alloy; it contains a replaceable Ni-MH rechargeable battery. You can recharge the battery with ease by opening the front lens.

The VL1300 Video Light has an 85.8° perfectly even Beam Angle underwater and a 77.3° angle on land. The light is fully self-contained with no cords or canister making it very compact and easy to set up. The single chip 1 x 30W LED Lamp has an estimated life of 50,000 hours reducing the need for replacement lamps. The 6500K white light reflects the true vibrant colors of the surrounding while diving. Snap on the yellow filter, you can achieve a warm color temperature at 3500K, with the red filter on, you can achieve better camera focusing or seeing sea life without scaring them away with a bright white light.

The VL1300 Video Light comes with a smart charger, featuring a Hi-Lo switch, enabling you to quick-charge and standard-charge the battery. With the Smart Charger at 0.9 Amp position you can charge the battery in 210 minutes and in the 1.8 Amp position in 100 minutes. The light has a Magnetic Switch that provides ease when switching between three power output levels. The light is equipped with a thermal protection system, that prevents the light from overheating by cutting off the power in case of prolonged use on land or exposure to temperatures above 158°F (70°C). Once the light cools off, the power comes back on.

The light measures 2" (52.5 mm) in diameter and 7" (178 mm) in length and weighs 23.39 oz (663 g) on land and is negatively buoyant 10.48 oz (297 g) underwater. The lights front glass is an Optical Convex Lens, the light is Depth Rated to 330' (100 meters) and comes equipped with both a 1" (2.5 cm) Ball Joint for attachment to a light arm and a Goodman Glove for hands free operation.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.


Big Blue VL1300 LED 1300 Lumens Photo Video Light Features

  • Big Blue VL1300 LED 1300 Lumens Photo Video Light
  • New Generation of Big Blue's Video Light
  • Self-Contained, Compact Powerful All-Purpose Diving Light
  • Best Suited for Video
  • Stunning 1300 Lumens Brightness
  • Single 30W LED Chip
  • 3-Output Levels 25%, 50%, and 100%
  • Burn Time: 25% 6.5 Hours, 50% 3 Hours and 100% 1.4 Hours
  • Beam Angle: 85.8° Underwater and 77.3° on Land
  • Corrosion Resistant T6061 Grade Anodized Aluminum Alloy
  • Power: Rechargeable NiMH Battery
  • Smart Charger
  • Recharge Time: 1.8 Amp Position 100 Minutes, 0.9 Amp Position 210 Minutes
  • Magnetic Switch with 4 Positions
  • Thermal Protection System
  • Color Temperature: 6500K
  • Color Temperature with Yellow Filter: 3500K
  • Red Filter Improves Focus, Won't Scare Marine Life
  • Depth Rating: 330' (100 meters)
  • Dimensions: Diameter 2" (52.5 mm), Length 7" (178 mm)
  • Weight: 23.39 oz (663 g) on Land
  • Buoyancy: Negative 10.48 oz (297 g) Underwater
  • 1" (2.5 mm) Ball Joint
  • Goodman Glove

Big Blue VL1300 LED 1300 Lumens Photo Video Light Specifications

Body Material
T6061 Anodized Aluminum Alloy
Lamp
30W Led Module
Lumens
1300
Color Temperature
6500K
Beam Angle
Underwater: 85.8°, On Land: 77.3°
Batteries
Rechargeable Nimh
Burn Time
I Mode, 325 Lumens At 6.5 Hours, Ii Mode, 650 Lumens At 3 Hours, Iii Mode, 1300 Lumens At 1.4 Hours
Depth Rating
330' (100 Meters)
Light Modes
3-Modes 25%, 50% And 100%
Dimensions
Diameter 2" (52.5 Mm), Length 7" (178 Mm)
Weight
23.39 Oz (663 G) On Land
Buoyancy
Negitive 10.48 Oz (297 G)
Attachment Or Handle
1" (2.5 Cm) Ball Joint, Goodman Glove

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      5.0

      Need one more!

      By Falcão

      from Passo Fundo, Brasil

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      Pros

      • High Intensity
      • Reliable
      • Well-Focused

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        Best Uses

        • Gopro
        • Night Diving
        • Video

        Comments about Big Blue VL1300 LED 1300 Lumens Photo Video Light:

        Used with my GoPro Hero 3 Black. It was the king in night dives in Bonaire last week, and have done a great job in daylight too.

        As GoPro have a wide angle, it was almost perfect. A second light on the other side will reach perfection.

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        5.0

        Terrific Video light

        By Diver_pirate

        from Maryland

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • High Intensity
        • Long Bulb Life
        • Reliable
        • Well-Focused

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          Best Uses

          • Dive Light
          • Night Diving
          • Professional
          • Video Photo

          Comments about Big Blue VL1300 LED 1300 Lumens Photo Video Light:

          I just returned from Bonaire and used the light on five night dives. Charged it after the third night as a precaution. This light is built very well. Battery holds up very well. No video hotspots. The magnetic switch performed flawlesssly. The dual 'O' rings and aluminum housing are top quality in materials and design. I used the lowest light setting of the three for searching and on full for video recording using a SeaLife DC1400. Great videos out to about 6 feet (2 meters)very uniform, wide angle illumination. I used 2 of the foam floats on the arm to help offset the slight negative bouyancy. That was just about perfect. I also shot daytime stills with it as a shadow fill and they came out stunning. This was a great light for a fantastic price per lumen.

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          5.0

          Fantastic Light

          By Ricardo

          from Rio de JAneiro Brasil

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            Comments about Big Blue VL1300 LED 1300 Lumens Photo Video Light:

            Very good light for use whit my ikelite hosing and my 5d MK II

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            Shopper  Daniel w asked: can this light be used for digital photography? Patricio asked the same ?
            Monica s  Yes you can use this light for photo, it's a very bright even light so it will light up the frame well and will also help improve focus time and accuracy. As a note, strobes usually offer slightly more power than constant on lights, but they don't help with focus and can't be used for video like this light can
            Daniel w  can this light be used for digital photography?
            Brett H  Yes you can use this light for photo, it's a very bright even light so it will light up the frame well and will also help improve focus time and accuracy. As a note, strobes usually offer slightly more power than constant on lights, but they don't help with focus and can't be used for video like this light can.
            brendan d  how far will the light throw on land?
            BORISLAV Y  Keep in mind that this is a photo/vodeo light - meaning is has a wide angel. If you expect this light to make a spot on the sky it is not the light for you but I have footage at night and all obgects are in perfect light in 10-15 meter distance on the surfaceUNderwater from 2 meter distance some people can;t recognize if it is a night dive or a day dive :) Extremely happy with this light
            brendan d  thanks very much for the imformation
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