Using Ball Joint Underwater Strobe/Video Light Arms

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This article is written in response to a customer who ordered a SLX 800i with the flex arm adapters for his Sea and Sea housing but is now switching over to a ball joint setup for his Aquatica Wave HD housing.

Step 1:

I would recommend the 8"+8+ setup which comes with 6 clamps and 2 8" arms on each side. Aside from that you will need the ball joint adapters for the lights and a housing adapter for your housing.

Here they are:

http://store.nocturnallights.com/photo-and-video-arms/ball-joint-adapters-arms-trays-and-clamps/nocturnal-lights-8-8-underwater-strobe-video-arm-combo.html

You can also consider the 12" + 12" setup

http://store.nocturnallights.com/photo-and-video-arms/ball-joint-adapters-arms-trays-and-clamps/nocturnal-lights-12-12-underwater-strobe-video-arm-combo.html

The 12" + 12" setup is generally recommended for strobes or larger video housings.

Both of the combos above come with two arm segments and 6 clamps, and you will need one on each side.

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Step 2:

For your Aquatica HD Wave housing you will need two of the following:

http://store.nocturnallights.com/photo-and-video-arms/ball-joint-adapters-arms-trays-and-clamps/ultralight-housing-adapters-gates-housing-adapter-ad-1420.html

On the other hand you can choose this setup instead:

http://store.nocturnallights.com/photo-and-video-arms/nocturnal-lights-t-base-adapter-with-1-4-hole-and-screws-for-gates-aquatica-light-and-motion-top-dawg-etc.html

and

http://store.nocturnallights.com/photo-and-video-arms/ultralight-housing-adapters-sea-sea-video-or-slr-housing-adapter-ba-tg.html

The ba-tg adapter slides over the t-base and you will be able to use it on Sea and Sea housing and Ampahibico housings etc.

Note that the 1/4-20 setup stands for the thread 1/4"-20. It's the same on Gates housings as well as the Light and Motion housings with the standard non-control handles.

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Step 3:

You will need the ball joint adapter for your lights if you don't already have them.

http://store.nocturnallights.com/photo-and-video-arms/ball-joint-adapters-arms-trays-and-clamps/nocturnal-lights-ball-adapter-for-nocturnal-lights.html

This will lock down the light on the handle and go on the end of the arm setup.