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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #16
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Here's a little video where you can see me holding the Micro on a Canon HV20. It kind of gives you an idea as to the real-world output. http://www.vimeo.com/463187

We're also a site sponsor and have a shipment arriving Jan 31 and a second shipment arriving Feb 4.

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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #17
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Can you take a look at the sticker behind the light (underneath the external power socket) ... does it says 5V to 12V .... or 4V to 14V?

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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #18
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TingSern Wong,

Mine was a pre-production model, so I'm not sure if this is actually what is shipping, however, in the video I linked to above if you view it full screen at 0:02:50 it says "5-12V"

I'll pull one from inventory tomorrow when I get into the office and see if the shipping units are any different.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #19
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I preordered one through Todd at DVestore. he's very helpful. I'm very excited to get this to play with :)
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Old January 30th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #20
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This data is important ... apparently, the website on Litepanels says the light can work with 4V to 14V. I am doubting that very much ... my Litepanel says 5V to 12V ... and I have tested it using NiMH batteries - it didn't work. That implies it is really 5V to 12V.

And that really excludes the use of PowerTap from AB's Dionics 90 (or equivalent) batteries - because the power is 14.4V nominal, not 12V.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 04:20 PM   #21
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This data is important ... apparently, the website on Litepanels says the light can work with 4V to 14V. I am doubting that very much ... my Litepanel says 5V to 12V ... and I have tested it using NiMH batteries - it didn't work. That implies it is really 5V to 12V.

And that really excludes the use of PowerTap from AB's Dionics 90 (or equivalent) batteries - because the power is 14.4V nominal, not 12V.
DO NOT EXCEED 12V's - one unit is already toast from "experimenting".
The true spec is what is indicated on the unit itself "5V to 12V"

Litepanels will be changing the marketing materials on the web site to reflect the correct specs.

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Old January 31st, 2008, 04:36 PM   #22
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hey Guy, thanks for the 5% discount. It is certainly appreciated. I pulled the trigger last week for a Merlin with Todd too. Todd is very helpful. You should give him a raise too. ...hahah :)
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Old January 31st, 2008, 04:40 PM   #23
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hey Guy, thanks for the 5% discount. It is certainly appreciated. I pulled the trigger last week for a Merlin with Todd too. Todd is very helpful. You should give him a raise too. ...hahah :)
Me too, could I get 5% discount?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 07:13 PM   #24
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Old January 31st, 2008, 08:37 PM   #25
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This is directly from the mfg data sheet and I would have to believe the mfg wouldn't offer the cable nor indicate that the light would be able to use the battery if it would harm the light.

"Not Power Hungry
Litepanels Micro produces 1.5 hours of continuous output from just 4 AA batteries (it's three times more efficient than a conventional tungsten camera light). What's more, it's virtually heat-free so it's easy to handle. And the system can be run off of either standard or rechargeable batteries. Power can optionally be supplied through a convenient 4-14V input jack located on the back of the unit."


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The specifications on the website is WRONG. It is really 5V to 12V. Do NOT plug the AB's battery Powertab directly into the lite - it will blow the unit.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 05:56 AM   #26
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OK I went strictly by the mfg info. My bad, but man, that's dumb. A light like that could be a GREAT piece of gear if it would power off a 14v battery.

Oh well, it 's not going to stop me from getting one anyway.

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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:32 AM   #27
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Don,

Litepanels will be changing the mfg's info to read 5V to 12V. But, it is so light - when you put in the e2 Lithium AA - weighs next to nothing. Why carry a brick (AB Dionics) next to it? Ha ha ha.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 10:30 AM   #28
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there are times using a full size camera with ABs that running off the cam battery is very convienient. I do that with my AB light and it's great but as you say the weight is next to nothing and if I have to change batteries every hour and a half it's no big deal so I think I'll be ordering it today or tomorrow.

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Old February 1st, 2008, 10:55 AM   #29
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1.5 hours runtime is for Alkaline batteries.
7 hours runtime when you use Energizer Lithium AA batteries.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 03:57 AM   #30
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Hi, in a different forum some people tells about Litepanels LP-Micro color tamperature. They tell it is a loathsomeness. When they use it, the image quality is bad.
I report what I have just read:

"If its a little icy-blue, then I think these are ordinary LEDs that
are only "close" to 5600K. What this means to me is that I can rig my
own with whats available over here by cannibalizing a bunch of
China-made flashlights. At 2USD for a whole bunch, its superior value.
What stopped me from doing this before was my insistence on finding a
bunch of LEDs that measure at exactly 5600 - probably doesn't exist."

Is there here a guy who is using it with satisfaction?
thanks
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