The PV10S is a nice little light that can be used for macro photography, focusing, soft lighting, and frame filling. The lower output video light is small and compact, and we typically attach it to our hot shoe mount for assisting with illuminating the foreground subject. Using a softer light will reduce harsh shadows caused by brighter output when directly in front of the subject.
Additionally, in lower light applications (night diving, dusk, dawn, poor visibility), a softer light will help to reduce backscatter caused by light refraction. These lights are powered by a single 18650 battery, and comes with charger and replacement o-rings.
- Max output: 1200 lumens
- Battery: Single 18650 batteries
- Beam Angle: 70 degrees
- Dimensions: 5 in x 1 in x 1.4 in (12.7cm x 2.54cm x 3.6cm)
- Net weight: .0.37lb (168g) on Land; 0.23lb (105.8g) Underwater
- Waterproof: 328 ft (100m) diving depth
NOTE REGARDING LIGHT CIRCUITS:
All Scubalamp lights use constant current (continuous output) drivers; unlike other brands that use a variable output with 'Big' claims. What this means is that you will achieve full rated brightness until the battery reaches around 30%. Following, the light will dim to preserve the remaining battery life.
A light that does NOT use a constant current output driver will begin to dim almost immediately. It will continue to dim as the battery is depleted and the voltage drops. This means that a light rated at 2000 lumens, will only be around 1500 (or so) within the first few minutes. Buyer beware of large output claims for the rated batteries. This is one of the main reasons why we recommend our lights in addition to the durability and quality.