Light & Motion Sola 2500 Review

An overview of the Light & Motion Sola 2500F, Sola 2500 S/F, and the Sola 2500 Action Kit
By Nirupam Nigam


The Light & Motion Sola 2500 is a powerful and versatile underwater video light that is perfect for any type of diving or underwater photography. Whether you are a professional videographer or just love to capture stunning footage of the underwater world, the Sola 2500 has the features and performance you need. There are three versions of this light that are important for users to take note of. 

Sola 2500F vs Sola 2500 S/F vs Sola 2500 Action Kit

The Sola 2500F is the most popular version of the Sola 2500. It is very affordable at $299.99 and features a single, simple 60 degree beam. It is especially useful for close-up shots, where you want to evenly illuminate the subject. The Sola 2500F also has a maximum output of 2500 lumens and a runtime of up between 45 and 180 minutes on a single charge (depending on the power setting that you use).

The Sola 2500 Dive S/F is a hybrid version of the Sola 2500 that is perfect for normal scuba diving and photos/videos. It features a 60 degree flood beam for video and a 12 degree spot beam for diving. The 12 degree spot beam has a stronger lux, making it great for spotting critters. It has a maximum output of 2500 lumens and a burn time of 1 hour on a single charge. You can also remove the dive handle and replace it with a ball mount for your underwater camera system (as we show in our overview above). It is a little more expensive than the Sola 2500F due to its versatile features and retails for $499.99.

Finally, the Sola 2500 Action Kit is a comprehensive package that includes everything you need to get started with underwater videography. It includes two Sola 2500F lights, a GoPro mounting tray, locline arms, and a carrying case. With this kit, you'll have everything you need to capture stunning underwater footage with your GoPro or other action camera.

Each of these variations of the Light & Motion Sola 2500 offers unique features and capabilities that make them suitable for different types of underwater photography and videography. The Sola 2500F is an extremely affordable light for close-up shots, while the Sola 2500 S/F is a great all-around light that is suitable for a wide range of applications. The Sola 2500 Action Kit is perfect for those who want a complete package for capturing underwater footage with their action cameras.


Nirupam Nigam is the Editor-in-Chief of the Underwater Photography Guide and the President of Bluewater Photo - the world's top underwater photo & video retailer. While growing up in Los Angeles he fell in love with the ocean and pursued underwater photography in the local Channel Islands. After receiving degrees in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and General Biology, as well as a minor in Arctic Studies, Nirupam worked as a fisheries observer on vessels in the Bering Sea and North Pacific. Since then, Nirupam has been a full time underwater photographer and photo gear head. Check out more of his photography at!


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