Finally Done Video/Photo Set Up

350xfire

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So here it finally is, a project I started many months ago and finally finished. Twin lights for an Ocean Systems housing using SST-90 LEDs. Price was kept reasonable by direct driving the LEDs (since there aren't many options for driving these high powered monsters). I could have used DIW drivers but was not able to get them to work the way I wanted them ot. Also, used off-the-shelf OMS canisters to house the battery packs. Since this is to be used in open water, no switch guards were used.

Enjoy!
http://s535.photobucket.com/albums/ee355/350xfire/Photo Light/

Sorry for not posting the pics directly, but I don't have time to jack around with that right now...
 

kubi

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Good job!

I'm doing some similar:
http://www.mht.bme.hu/~kubi/canon/kameratok/
http://www.mht.bme.hu/~kubi/canon/lampa/

Camera will 2x3 MC-E warm white without reflector or lens, because I use the camera in full wide +0.5x converter.
I went for warm white LEDs because of the lack of red light underwater.
In addition I have some Lee filter (******* pink) bought from a light&sound studio shop. It is for PAR light can be bought in big sheets, but very cheap.

And only 1 week till Hvar, Croatia :)
 

350xfire

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Thanks guys...

Heads were spun by me and threaded by a machinist buddy of mine. I have some laying around I'll sell if someone wants them. They will have holes for a goodman handle and not the hole for the locline. That will have to be done.

Oh, BTW, anyone know where I can get a decent flood reflector for a maglite for HID bulbs? I bought this 5" canister light in order to stuff 2 ballasts and battery packs in it to run a dual 55W automotive HID kit as a video system. I would like to use Maglites for the head. I have already figured out how to get the bulb in the Mag just need a decent reflector. I am currently using a small reflector I bored out and built a spacer for, but feel there has got to be something better out there. I am thinking about the aluminum ones from Kaidomain. Luca I did what you suggested and put a diffuser in fromt of the HID and yes, it smooths out the beam and makes it better.
 
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