Light & Motion Blog

Join us at Imaging USA 2019 in Atlanta!
Imaging USA is one of the most anticipated events of the year for photographers.  If you are coming to Atlanta in January don't miss Light & Motion booth #1847 to see the future of photo lighting!  Portable, powerful continuous lights from...
Wedding Photographers Love Continuous Lights
Wedding photography can be very demanding. Hauling around heavy gear, multiple batteries, cameras, stands, and lights can be exhausting before the big event even begins. Wedding photographers have to move with speed and grace to capture every important moment of...
Bike Lights & the FL-1 Standard
Light & Motion is the first bike light company to adopt and certify every light to the FL-1 Standard, a testing protocol to scientifically measure a light’s brightness, run-time, and water/impact resistance.  This gives you the consumer an accurate and...
Product Testing = A Better Customer Experience
Product testing starts with our deeply held belief that our integrity as a company will be reflected in the products we create and our customers’ experiences with them.  In other words, making great products isn’t mainly about engineering features and...
Continuous Light Innovation: Designed to Outperform
Light & Motion has been building high performance, self-contained lighting solutions for rugged environments since 1989. As a pioneer in underwater video and photography lights, we have worked with many leading image makers traveling to remote locations and demanding lightweight...
FL-1 Standard Professional LED Camera Lighting
LED camera lights are gaining momentum as the choice for event photography, ENG use, documentary filmmaking, cinema -  even fashion photographers are experimenting with continuous LED lighting now. The advantages are many: they are solid state, are very robust, last...
Portable Professional Lighting for UW and Topside!
By Annie Crawley Heading out on a Citizen Science Expedition to the Revillagigedo Archipelago aboard the Quino El Guardian, I knew I needed to have a solution for underwater and topside lights. We were going to be underwater diving and...
25 Hrs of Frog Hollow
The 25 Hours in Frog Hollow bills itself as the longest mtb race in America. It takes the standard 24 hour race and adds an hour by taking place on the weekend that we roll our clocks back an hour...
Angelina McEwen Reviews Stella
Being a professional videographer and working in an industry where technology is constantly changing, I'm always on the look out for more efficient and affordable equipment. This year I attended the annual NAB show where the newest technology is showcased,...
LED Camera Lights Meet CBS News Crew Demands
By Jake Barlow CBS News Perfect timing to capture the ideal moment defines my world. In the ‘run and gun’ realm of news gathering there are no second chances.  There are no routine days in news - demands are constantly...
Setting a High Standard: LEDs and Color Rendering
Lighting is an integral component of professional imagery - photographers, broadcasters, and cinematographers rely on ideal lighting to convey meaning and evoke emotion within their chosen medium. Natural light can present a sense of realism, yet rarely can image makers...
The Sola Dome Port Optic
Light & Motion is proud to introduce a new Dome Port Optic for Sola compact video flood lights to expand beam angle to 110° underwater!   This accessory stands to be an essential tool for both the novice and professional...
Stella Pro Lights go to Hollywood for Flicker Test
I enter a huge, black room and in the middle of it is a searing white light aimed at a white board and a fish tank. A Phantom high speed camera sits on an aged O’Connor 100. I can barely make out...
Becky Kagan Schott Swimming with Sea Lions and Sola's
I’ve had the pleasure of using the Sola 8000’s on several different shoots in the Caribbean to the cold waters of British Columbia. For years I’ve been bound by cords and canisters and now with the Sola’s my camera is...
Sola 8000 Saves Dave Hinkel In SOS Mode
During a dive on a recent trip to Fiji, I found myself in a critical situation, which nearly cost me my life. Our trip was three weeks long and on the second week, we moved to a resort in the Beqa area of Fiji. The seas were rough, and...
Stella Lights Easy to Rig for Portrait Photography - Anywhere
I am always looking for equipment that will make my work more efficient and give me the results I want. I recently got my hands on the new Stella lights and was very pleased on how I could use them...
Evaluating Dive Lights and the FL-1 Standard
Most of you have been introduced to lumens if you have purchased an LED flashlight or replacement light bulb for your home. We grew up on watts and seemingly overnight watts disappeared and lumens took their place. So what is...
GEAR TESTS: SOLA VIDEO PRO 8000
Light & Motion has definitely raised the bar to a new level with the Sola Video Pro 8000. L&M was able to redesign the Sola 8000 with some amazing new features while keeping it in the same compact style as the...
Run and Ski off the Crazy with the Solite 250EX!
There is one day a year that brings a tear to my eye. It’s the day when I lose a precious hour of sunlight every fall. As a top ranked trail runner, I live for the warm bright months of...
BLUEFIN Housings Capture It All
Video courtesy Out of the Blue Productions The Bluefin G-30 small size and light weight makes it a dream come true for travel. The electronic controls are easily activated without ever having to take our hands off the handles. This...
Understanding UW Light Specs & Testing
I. The Problem: Few manufactures test their lights to established standards, or publish accurate lumen and beam angle specifications. Calculated values based on the individual LED specifications are easy to generate but often highly inaccurate.  Without testing to recognized standards,...