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Old February 9th, 2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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I work in the earthmoving business and got an email about a new light just released. there is no information about colour temp but check it out. It wholesales at around $300 aud plus the goods tax.

I guess it helps if i add the link.

http://www.narva.com.au/documents/item/11

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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:14 AM   #2
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I have had two LED work lamps for about a year and they are useless for video work, they are far too spot focused and the colour temp is very green.

I use them as work lights which is all that they are good for, they cost 20 each.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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Hi Dany

I looked at a couple of worklights on eBay and the colour temp is at least 6500K which is not really any good for video.
You would be far better off with LED panels if you want portability and you need to get LED's with at least a 60 degree beam. Just remember that the bright white panels are really only good for outdoor lighting as even they have a colur temp of 6400K. For indoor use I use panels with 'warm white' LED's which are a much lower 3400K and will match indoor lighting far better.
If you do try to use worklights then you will need an amber gel to drop the colour temp to a range that your camera will be able to do a white balance at.

For fixed lighting at events CFL lighting is a good option with a nice range of colour temps available. Nowdays on eBay Australia you can get a stand, softbox and head with 4 x50w CFL's for less than $100 and they do a good job.

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