Continuing their groundbreaking innovations, EDGE introduces the WASP all-inclusive underwater video lighting system. The in-house circuitry department at EDGE has applied their extensive expertise to create the most innovative video light on the planet! The WASP now comes standard with built-in 160 degree LED's and 90 degree LED's, giving the user the option of three different modes to easily switch between using the knob on the back of the Wasp. The top two LED's are tilted slightly apart, creating a 160 degree in water beam, while the bottom two LED's are on the same plane, giving off a 90 degree in water beam. Using the third mode of the Wasp, the user has the ability to utilize all four LED's at the same time in TURBO MODE, creating a massive blanket of light, and NO HOT SPOTS.
To ensure years of reliability the WASP's components are CNC machined from solid blocks of 6061 Aluminum, and finally given a military grade 'hard coating'.
The nature of the advanced programming gives the diver the industry's first linear dimmer. This appeals to both the wide angle videographer as well as the macro shooter. Gone are the days of being hindered by the restrictions associated with just a couple of brightness settings.
Edge once again reveals their superiority in blending technologies to create innovative solutions. By incorporating the OLED display on the rear of the WASP, they have provided a truly unique realtime data feedback system.
Recreational videographers and professional cinematographers alike will truly appreciate the WASP's many unique features.
The WASP is backed by the EDGE 2 year warranty on parts/labor and a 1 year on batteriesthe absolute best in the industry. With pride in the superior products and customer service they provide, EDGE is second to none.
4x 100 Watt LED = Approx. 32,000 Lumens Total while in 'TURBO MODE' (equivalent to approximately 600 watts of HID)
Depth rated to 180 meters
Available in 3500 or 6500 Kelvin
160 and 90 degree beam angles
Machined aluminum with type III 'hard' anodize finish
Dimmable from 0-100%
Up to 8 hour burn time (40 minutes @ 16,000 Lumens)
OLED displaying system data
Weight: 5lbs out of water; 2lbs negative in fresh water
Dimensions: 6.5in wide x 5in tall x 5in long
2x 1in standard mounting balls
The Wasp is amazing. I am not a professional photographer by any means. I have just started to play with photography on this trip to Australia. The pictures of the nudibranches were taken with a Panasonic GH2 in a 10 Bar housing with a 14 - 42mm F3.5 lens.The wasp was set to 60%. I leave the wasp on at around 15 percent through out the dive until I come up to the subject I wish to photograph or video and then turn it up accordingly, which is quite a bit throughout the dive. This way my dive buddy does not get blinded. I am extremely impressed with the burn time of the Wasp. I'm doing three dives a day don't need to charge it between dives. Had I been using the Light & Motion on the bulky arms, I would have never been able to fit between the pillars of the pier in the heavy current. The risk of hitting the lights off the pillars or even worse, a weedy sea dragon or other life, would have been far too great. I would have never been able to get that close to the subjects. I also would have had issues with the burn time. The Wasp may be slightly heavy on land, but once in the water, every other benefit of the Wasp outweighs the weight factor on land, no pun intended. I look forward to taking the Wasp up to Cairns next week to see what else I can capture on film and video on the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks for a great product. So far down under, nobody has seen anything of its equal! Everyone thinks its amazing!
I wasn't quite sure about this light, as I couldn't find anyone in my area who had purchased one. But after biting my tongue and getting one, all I can say is I'm impressed. Prior to receiving the light I didn't quite understand the 'changeable' lens. I was worried about how much time it would take to change them, but it is quite simple. It basically gives me two different lights in one, and took very little time to change them. I would most definitely suggest this light.