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Old January 7th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #16
 
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Kan, some photometrics would be greatly appreciated. That would save everyone (you and potential customers) time and expense.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #17
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Any indication of light output? The number of companies selling lights without complete specs amazes me.
Doesn't surprise me at all. It was the principle gripe I had when I joined CPF in 2004.

So I built a website to spec out all the flashlights that I could (not much in LED video lights prior to 2006). Manufacturers don't want prospective customers to make informed decisions- just to buy their product and be in love with the marketing or other functionality.

Truth is, most LED based lights are overpriced (Lumens/$) and few really have the whole CRI/Color Temp/Output formula well worked out. I am pleased with the plethora of players in the LED Vid market space now ;)
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Old January 18th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #18
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Kan, no answer is an answer. No answer, no sale. Returning mail order merchandise for a refund is one life experience I choose to avoid, and wish on no person.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #19
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Ikan iLED 100

Just stumbled upon this site:
LEDs - Gallium Indium Nitride UV, violet, purple, blue, aqua, turquoise, green, white. Also Gallium Arsenide and others. New LED MUSEUM! GaN, InGaN, SiC, GaAs, GaP, GaAlP, ZnSe, flashlight, flashlights.
Anyone able & willing to translate into plain English?

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Old February 23rd, 2009, 02:08 PM   #20
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Just got back from a shoot in Detroit,
where I had the opportunity to put to use my new Ikan iLED 100.
I'm not an expert in lighting (just a "Jack-of-all-trades-one-man-band"),
but here's what I can report:

PROS: low cost; extremely lightweight (always appreciated when you have to check-in
& schlepp around your stuff - especially for "solo mode" guys like me);
low temp. & low power consumption, as expected; useful up to 4 - 5 feet (estimate);
color temp. somewhat "adjustable" thanks to incl. gels; dimmable;
comes with nice & useful case.

CONS: low-quality plastic casing (you want low weight & low price?: that's what you get); included hot-shoe adapter barely usable once due to poor quality (-> dump & replace);
for obscure reasons, battery included in my set wouldn't properly fit into light socket
(I notified Mr. Kan Yeung, but haven't gotten any reply).

In a nutshell: if your wallet is thicker than mine, go for the classier and pricier
alternatives; if not, in the 2-to-5-feet range the iLED 100 will do.

(Again: I'm no expert, only a user)

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