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Old August 18th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Anyone try using these types of LED light for video work?

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Seems like they could be adapted to fit on a light stand.

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Old August 18th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #2
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Interesting... specifies color temperature of 6000-7000 K.

Almost tempted to try one, but I'll wait for you to go first ;)
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Old August 19th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #3
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I just ordered one. I think with a little CTO ... I'll let you know...
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Old August 19th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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I dont care what they say about these led lights and the colour temp I have tried a lot of them and they all look crap to me as they are too green to mix in with any other light source.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #5
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Well, the LitePanels LED I use on the camera to match daylight all the time works beautifully. This other is a gamble, but for the price I figure its worth a try.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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I picked up 2 ...

I'll pick up 2 to test out. I have a couple of small right LED lights which cast blue ~ maybe they can be used together?
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Old August 21st, 2008, 09:52 PM   #7
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And this one could be rigged to mount directly onto your camera - maybe attached to the side mic.

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Old August 21st, 2008, 10:30 PM   #8
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Kevin, I have those and they are too weak for most any video application.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 11:59 AM   #9
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Any updates from anyone who's ordered the panel and received it?

As for the UFO light - Yes - great price but very little throw on the light. Very blue and you almost lose the output of the light gelling it down. Works great as a tent light and in my voice over box ;)
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:48 PM   #10
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I don't see any mention of lumens. John Godwin, please comment on the brightness when you receive them. If they don't work well on video, I'll put them on my fishtank which needs about $40 of fluorescent tubes (two 40W T12's) every few years.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 04:24 PM   #11
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next week ...

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Any updates from anyone who's ordered the panel and received it?
2 panels will be delivered next week! Of course, I'm in Tokyo so it takes more time to get here!
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 06:28 PM   #12
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I'm interested to hear how well they work. I would love a light-weight, cool, and relatively less expensive replacement for my trusty Lowell Halogens.
I have a 100 LED flashlight that is powered by 4 AA batteries and it puts out a tremendous amount of light.

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Old August 22nd, 2008, 06:59 PM   #13
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They shipped mine fedex ground and it should be in some time next week, it appears.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 11:11 PM   #14
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Look forward to hearing your thoughts. Did you just get one? I was thinking that though one might not cut it, getting a handful might do okay. While I'm sure it won't put out tons of light would still be a lot easier to transport then my Lowell kit, not to mention none of the heat.

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 09:57 PM   #15
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I'm very interested as well. I do own a 500 LED from FloLight and love it. Fits very nicely in a laptop backpack. Makes for great run and gun. A panel like this, if it could be gelled to daylight temps, would sit nicely with it. Nice light kit for flying with.

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