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Waterproof to 300 meters deep, these Versatile GoPro compatible Video and Sport lights are built to last a lifetime worth of Adventure.

Waterproof to 300 meters deep, these Versatile GoPro compatible Video and Sport lights are built to last a lifetime worth of Adventure. Read more
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Selling To The Masses - "This isn’t an Everyman’s flashlight...It’s built from the bottom up to be unlike any other."

TechPicks - "Flame Angel carries the spirit of the beautiful fish its named after. Its beautifully crafted with marine grade alloys and has a brilliant, powerful flash that brings life to underwater videos."

The Scuba News
- "Finding Nemo has never been this easy and capturing colourful memories has never been such an in-depth experience as with SeaLantern’s brand new Flame Angel video and sport lights"

CavingNews - "Although intended for underwater use, the light is just as at home on land and perhaps even in a cave."

Geeky Gadgets - "Flame Angel has been equipped with the ability to be mounted to GoPro fittings and also has a touch sensor and is waterproof to 300m"

Scubaverse - "Flame Angel has been designed to last a lifetime worth of adventure for both above and below water use for videographers, photographers, explorers, adventurers and scuba divers alike."

Real World Survivor - "While more than doubling the performance of its nearest rivals, the SeaLantern Flame Angel sheds an average of US $100 from its competitor’s price tag, making it the best value sport and video flashlight on the market."

Bike Rumour - "The switch (the gold end cap) has zero moving parts, leaving no chance for sand or grit to get in and damage water seals, a typical weak point on other lights."

worldlessTech - "The stylish compact Flame Angel is waterproof to 300 meters deep, GoPro compatible for video and sport lights, built to last a lifetime."

Cinescopophillia - "Flame Angel is the world’s first completely solid state video and sports light due to new type of switch design SeaLantern pioneered called PPEC+."

A Geeky World - "It’s not just a flash light; its one with a uniquely durable design, quality beam and a long lasting life span to accompany you on a lifetime of adventures!"

TechMASH - "There is no doubt that diving can be both fascinating and dangerous all at the time, but improved lighting can make it safer and better for capturing some cool video or photos."

Get Addicted To - "Australian founded startup SeaLantern is making a spectacular entrance into the dive, bike & video market with the release of the Flame Angel flashlight."

Flame Angel™ was built for the confidence you get from a well engineered product, and the reassurance that she'll perform flawlessly and effortlessly no matter where you go or how harsh you treat her.

Not only did we make Flame Angel™ sexier, brighter and more versatile than most, but we also gave her the ability to go much deeper than what any scuba diver dares to go, to bring that colour back to your memories and to empower your adventures, above and below the water.

Flame Angel restores colour underwater as seen in these Before & After video stills, taken between 10 - 20 meters deep.
Flame Angel restores colour underwater as seen in these Before & After video stills, taken between 10 - 20 meters deep.

We believe that how a flashlight looks, is at least as important as what it does and how it functions. So we set out to make Flame Angel™ something of a masterpiece both in its' deliverance and appearance which you'll love to use on every one of your dives or adventures.

Flame Angel™ was designed to be more natural and reliable in its operation so we innovated a new type of user interface called PPEC+, delivering full effortless functionality minus the fuss and worry about getting sand stuck in there or breaking and tearing the rubber seals causing water leaks common in other lights, since PPEC+ has zero moving parts to fail, wear out or break and leak.

Flame Angel™ comes either as a Video or Sport Version to suit your style of adventure.

To capture the perfect memories in true natural colours, Videographers and Photographers demand a very bright and even spread of light which imitates natural daylight, so we selected the perfect LED to deliver just the right mix of colour to make your memories vibrant.

An indispensable companion to biking, diving, camping and hunting adventures due to its tail stand capability, mounting options, compact size and extreme light output. The Sport version utilizes a reflector to focus the LED for greater distance penetration.

We created Flame Angel™ from three different alloys to not only look great, but to stand up to the physical demands of an adventurous lifestyle lasting you many years. They're timeless, inherent of great design.

Flame Angel™ Aluminum is a light weight model crafted from tempered Aluminum billet and hard grey anodized providing an exceptionally hard, scratch & corrosion resistant body.

Items crafted of austenitic alloy require precision tooling and techniques. Austenite, being much less prone to nicks and corrosion with a higher quality feel, makes it well worth the extra machining effort. It's given a selective black ceramic treatment giving Flame Angel™ Austenite its unmistakeable characteristic look to envy.

Produced as a strictly limited run, Magnesium is an exclusive collectors edition, never to be produced again once sold out. Available as a Video or Sport Version with a unique serial number.

Designed not only to be used as a hand held flashlight, but also alongside your GoPro® camera. Flame Angel™ comes pre-installed with a mount fitting onto GoPro® quick mounts, allowing for almost unlimited mounting options.

Flame Angel's mounting bracket is also removable, whilst retaining the full 300m depth rating, so it can be used as a regular flashlight

Drawing inspiration from one of the most elegant fish found throughout the Tropical Coral Reefs of the Pacific Ocean, we set out to create something just as stunning and eye catching.

The five contrasting vertical black stripes is the inspiration behind the five black ceramic coated cut-outs of our heat sinks. The bright blue highlights on the edges of its fins is evident in our lens seal, and the bright gold abdomen in our PPEC+ switch.

Enormous pride is taken in meticulously selecting the finest materials, parts and processes to craft a SeaLantern® product.

SeaLantern® stands for quality and design. We do not produce an item unless it's of impeccable design, function, quality and appearance.

From the very first instance that you experience a SeaLantern® creation you'll know, even if just by the feel in your hands that you are holding the exemplar of perfection. Our customers expect no less.

Housing:
How a product is used should determine the material it's crafted from. That's why we chose 3 different premium alloys to suit your style of adventure.
Aluminum and Magnesium are crafted from light weight tempered Al & Al-Mg alloys then hard anodized to stand up against abuse.
Austenite is crafted from Austenitic stainless steel alloy with a selective black ceramic coating, giving it its unmistakeable characteristic look and top quality feel.

Switch:
A uniquely SeaLantern® PPEC+ switch was designed and created making Flame Angel™ unlike any other flashlight. The switch, being completely solid state has zero moving parts, eliminating weak points for leaks, o-ring wear, water, sand and debris ingression. Use both above and below water, with or without any type of gloves.

Optics:
The Spot models' reflector is optically engineered to shape the LED beams. Machined from 6061 Aluminum, micro polished, and highly specular coated, optimum optical efficiency is achieved. 
The Video version relies on an aperture design to spread a wide, bright and even beam free from hot spots.

Electronics:
Brilliance and efficiency was the goal behind Flame Angel™ electronics. Designed to keep a constant brightness the entire burn time required a boost topology and software monitored current regulation.
Fitting the amount of integrated circuits and components into such a small space and to make it manufacturable was only possible with the aid of cutting edge numerically controlled machines.

Battery:
Built into Flame Angel™ is the very best lithium ion cell in production, boasting a 12.6Wh capacity enabling hours upon hours of burn time. Conveniently recharge from any USB port using the included USB cable.

Lens:
Borosilicate was selected for its superior optical, mechanical, and thermal properties. We grind and polish the lenses from this crown glass, making them resistant to thermal and mechanical shock, whilst delivering unsurpassed optical clarity, allowing Flame Angel™ to achieve an extreme depth rating and intense light output.

We have come a long way from concept sketches, to CAD models and PCB prototyping. We're almost ready for production!

Prototype board's progression
Prototype board's progression

Our prototype circuits function as we designed them, and have made an initial PCBA run with all boards working as designed.

 Prototype assembly and testing have all passed!

CAD Models to the first Prototype
CAD Models to the first Prototype
Heat sink testing
Heat sink testing

Minor changes between prototype and production runs will include these changes:

• The GoPro® mount attachment mount spacing will be increased by 0.2mm, as they are slightly tight.
• The black ceramic coating process will be refined to provide a better ionic bond to the Austenitic Alloy.
• The Flame Angel™ software will be improved to version 2.0.

We have come a long way from our original product concept to detailed CAD models and physical prototypes. We are now working hard to get them ready for production and out the door to you!

Once we complete our Kickstarter campaign it is 'full speed ahead’ for production then shipping them to you anywhere in the world.

Material: Aluminum: Tempered Aluminum
Austenite: Austenitic stainless steel alloy
Magnesium: Aluminum-Magnesium alloy
Surface Finish: Aluminum: Hard Grey Anodized
Austenite: Brushed alloy, black ceramic treatment
Magnesium: Hard Black Anodized
Switch:
PPEC+ Solid State
Depth Rating:
300m / 1,000ft
Size:
131mm x Ø28mm / 5.1” x Ø1.1”
Weight:
Aluminum/ Magnesium: 160g / 5.5oz
Austenite: 320g / 11oz
Max Output:
1,000Lm (White light models only)
Runtime:
22 Hrs Low, 5 Hrs Medium, 1 Hr Max
Battery:
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion 12.6Wh
Charge Type:
USB Micro
Mounts:
GoPro® Compatible Mount Bracket
Packaging: Retail box with display base.

When we reach additional funding, we will make more mounting options available, starting with GoPro flex arm mounts, then standard 1" ball mounts for camera arms. Please let us know of any other mounts you would like to see and we can bring them out by popular request.

Flame Angel™ is a modular design so you can mix and match light heads to suit your needs. Light heads are planned to be sold separately, and will be unlocked as we reach additional funding goals, covering the PCB, LED, assembly and logistics costs involved to release them.


•Flame Angel™ VIDEO & SPORT - WHITE 5700ºK & 6500ºK
•Flame Angel™ Critter - RED 623nm as a focus light.
•Flame Angel™ Coral - ACTINIC 450nm blue for Coral Fluorescence.
•Flame Angel™ UV - VIOLET 400nm for forensics & UV inspections.

Funding:

What Kickstarter funds will go towards:
• Tooling.
This includes metal extrusion tooling, PCB tooling, assembly tooling.
• Materials, components, production, packaging.
• Kickstarter fees.

Please note: All of these SPECIAL DISCOUNT offers are only available on Kickstarter for our product launch - so get in quick!!
Import duties are the responsibility of the backer if applicable in your country.

If you want to know more about the Flame Angel™ please check out our website www.SeaLantern.com and feel free to ask questions!

We would love to hear from you!

SeaLantern® and Flame Angel™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of SeaLantern Limited.
GoPro® is a registered trademark of GoPro, Inc.

Risks and challenges

As with all Kickstarter projects, there is always a risk of delay in delivering some of the rewards, but we've been careful to give ourselves MORE time than we think we'll need – so we hope we'll have some, or all, of the rewards out SOONER than listed.

That being said, there can always be unforeseen delays in any production process. Surface finish imperfections, tolerances, electronics components availability, etc are rare but possible causes for delay in releasing a product. We have taken all precautions to eliminate these risks by pre ordering long lead time components and through prototyping and trial production runs, to smooth out all issues.

We will keep backers informed of any and all updates, problems and progressions. After all you are just as much part of this process as we are.

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  • You can edit your pledge amount, so double the amount and we will honor the pledge level you selected at that price, even if it is on Super Early Bird & Early Bird! We will survey you once campaign has been funded to find out which beam styles you prefer.

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    Dinner and under the sea themed costume party with the makers! Join us on the Gold Coast, Australia, at our Under the Sea product launch party!! You get a Flame Angel of your choice presented to you at our launch party. You and your guest come to dinner with us, and be our guests of honor at our launch event! Dress up as your favorite sea creature and bring your party attitude, this will be one heck of a celebration! Travel and accommodation not included.

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