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Old December 30th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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Cheaper Kino alternatives in UK

Hello - I would value your opinion & experience in the following.

As Kino Flos are very expensive in the UK (220v), I am considering buying a pair of 110W:

Tiny URL - create a shorter link (Walimex)

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Tiny URL - create a shorter link (Photoskill) (optional eggcrate on only this one)

or

Tiny URL - create a shorter link (Konova)

None of them have dimmers, eggcrates as standard or can switch on one bulb at a time, unfortunately. And they have various styles of barn doors & mounting. And no bags as standard.

Has anyone of you got any of these lights?

Thanks very much, Crispin Holland
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Old December 30th, 2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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Try coollights.biz. Richard has a great line of products at excellent prices and he ships worldwide from China.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hello - I would value your opinion & experience in the following.

As Kino Flos are very expensive in the UK (220v), I am considering buying a pair of 110W:

Tiny URL - create a shorter link (Walimex)

or

Tiny URL - create a shorter link (Photoskill) (optional eggcrate on only this one)

or

Tiny URL - create a shorter link (Konova)

None of them have dimmers, eggcrates as standard or can switch on one bulb at a time, unfortunately. And they have various styles of barn doors & mounting. And no bags as standard.

Has anyone of you got any of these lights?

Thanks very much, Crispin Holland
I second the Coollights. I built my own Diva 200s from scratch and ended up at about U.S. $250.00 for the finished fixture, which was a good deal over the U.S. $700.00 a real Kino Diva 200 costs but Richard has his equivalent (dual 55 watt biax tubes) in a portable configuration for $273.00. And his fixture is smaller, lighter and has barn doors, which mine does not. I have two of my home built lights and I am thinking I need another two so I will be buying Richard's version as my labor is way too expensive to build more.

Coollights are a pretty good deal.

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Old January 2nd, 2009, 03:56 AM   #4
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Here's a link to the Two bank Dimming Flo
CL-255P Cool Lights Portable Dimming 2 x 55 watt Softlight - Cool Lights USA

The description says it adapts from 100V -240V and 60/50hz

I've got the 4 bank from Richard and it works great!
KinoFlos seem a little nicer but they also cost about twice as much.
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