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Old January 10th, 2011, 07:16 AM   #1
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Cool Lights LED 600 - 3200K vs 5600K

Just purchased a Cool Lights LED 600 Flood 3200K and a LED 256 5600K Spot. I thought I had ordered a 5600K LED 600, but received the 3200k. Is there a significant difference between the 5600K LED600 and the 3200K LED 600 Flood - particularly when using it with the 256 5600k Spot?

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Old January 10th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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I would be quickly returning the 3200 flood for the 5600 spot. You don't want mismatched color temps. and from what I have read the flood is less useful than the spot since it has less punch. You can easily make a light softer but you can't make it harder or stronger. My 2 cents

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Old January 10th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for your order. Apparently our customer service just called you and it seems the back of your unit had the mark that indicates color temperature by the 3200K but it is definitely a 5600K unit so all should be okay. We do check the color temp before sending but apparently the QA didn't check the markings on the back, its not that common for them to be wrong. Sorry for any confusion.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:04 AM   #4
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Yes, go for the 5600k spot. It is easier to gel a 5600k LED to 3200k (less light output loss) than it is the other way around.

I have 3 spots and 2 floods (all cool lights LED 600's).

The spots have much better throw than the floods.

You will also want to gel these lights as they have a slight greenish tinge to them (this is a well known quality of these lights from Cool Lights). 90% of the time I am using the 1/2 minus green filters.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #5
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Brent, I am curious about something. I noticed you gel your LED lights with 1/2 minus green. I have read elsewhere 1/4 minus green recommended also for most inexpensive LED lights that are listed as being around 55-5600k.

I have several LED camera mounted lights I use filming wedding receptions and indoors I filter them with the orange filter (I forget which) to take them down to approx. 3200k. When you use your LED lights indoors do you double filter with both the minus green and the orange filter?
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Old January 25th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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The minus green is for when you are shooting daylight (5600K), since the LED's skew a bit green. The CTO (orange) filter is for when you want your 5600K LED's (ish) to match your 3200K tungsten lights...or at least get them close.
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