The Godox Dive Series is a New Set of Powerful Underwater Tube Lights
Godox has announced a pair of new dive light series, each with three different models. The series are differentiated by their color temperatures, with the WTD models offering daylight color temperature (5,600 Kelvin (K), +/- 300K) and the WTR lights allowing users to adjust the color temperature from 1,800K to 10,000K.
The trio of WTD dive lights comprises the WT25D, WT40D, and WT60D and offer varying underwater outputs of 24 watts (W), 54W, and 70W, respectively.
Alongside different power, the lights are different lengths and weights. The WT25D weighs 0.64 kilograms (1.4 pounds) and is 250 millimeters (9.8 inches) long. The WT40D weighs 1.08 kilograms (2.4 pounds) and is 380 millimeters (15 inches) long. Rounding out the trio is the WT60D, which weighs 1.9 kilograms (4.2 pounds) and is 640 millimeters (25.2 inches) long.
The two smaller dive lights charge via USB Type-C ports, while the largest charges via a DC input port. When used underwater, the WT25D, WT40D, and WT60D promise battery lives of one hour, one hour and 20 minutes, and two hours, respectively. When used above water, battery life is two hours and 20 minutes, five hours and 30 minutes, and six hours, respectively.
Regarding waterproofing, the dive lights are rated for use 40 meters (131 feet) beneath the surface. The lights include fluorescent physical buttons to control power, brightness, modes, colors, and more, ensuring users remain in control even when a smartphone is unavailable. The glowing lights are also easier to see when working underwater.
When used above water, the lights can be controlled via Bluetooth from up to 25 meters (82 feet).
As mentioned, the WT25D, WT40D, and WT60D are “daylight” lights, meaning their color temperature is locked to around 5,600 Kelvin. The lights’ Television Lighting Consistency Index (TCLI) and Color Rendering Index (CRI) are each 96. With these ratings, Godox’s new underwater lights promise clean, consistent performance.
The color-controllable WTR lights — the WT25R, WT40R, and WT60R — share a nearly identical physical design and dimensions with the WTD models. However, their power and battery lives vary slightly.
The WT25R has a maximum underwater power of 20W, while the WT40R and WT60R deliver 55W and 77W, respectively. This means the WT25R is slightly less powerful than its WTD counterpart, while the larger WTR lights are more powerful.
The primary advantage of the WTR lights is user-controllable color temperature. Users can adjust the color temperature from 1,800K to 10,000K. The TCLI and CRI ratings are 96. Alongside color control, the WTR lights sport various lighting modes, including CCT, HIS, RGBW, GEL, and FX.
While the “Daylight” version lights offer 13 light effects, which utilize different brightness values, the colorful RGBWW lights include 37 effects. Users can choose from effects such as “fire,” “fire truck,” “RGB cycle,” “lighting,” “SOS,” and more.
Lights designed for underwater content creation are distinct among Godox’s diverse offerings. To ensure the best underwater usability and performance, the WT series lights automatically switches to high power when submerged, offering much-needed additional brightness.
Both ends of each light are equipped with 1/4-inch screw holes to connect 1/4-inch to 1-inch ball joint and other accessories, freeing up hands to shoot underwater solo. Optional light clamps are also available to achieve more complex and sophisticated lighting setups using multiple WT lights.
Each WT25 and WT40 light ships with a light body, portable rope, a ball joint, a carrying bag, and a USB-C charging cable. The larger, DC-powered WT60 models ship with the same accessories, although exchanging a DC adapter and cable for the USB-C cable.
All of Godox’s new underwater lights are available now. The WT25D 24W Daylight Dive Tube Light is $159, the WT40D 54W Daylight Dive Tube Light is $239, the WT60D 70W Daylight Dive Tube Light is $359, the WT25R 20W RGBWW Dive Tube Light is $199, the WT40R 55W RGBWW Dive Tube Light is $299, and the WT60R 77W RGBWW Dive Tube Light is $439.
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