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Old January 8th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Alzo Digital's Pan-L-Lites Fluorescent banks, any opinions?

has anyone tried the Alzo's Pan-L lights?

http://www.alzovideo.com/alzo_pan-l-...d_dimmable.htm

ALZO Pan-L-Lite Dimmable Video Lights - YouTube
They looks pretty good and seem very comparable to the ones from Cool Lights at an overall lower price. Any opinions on them?
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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #2
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Re: Alzo Digital's Pan-L-Lites Fluorescent banks, any opinions?

Don't own them, but I've seen a few demos.

Their bulbs are very high CRI.

I think overall construction is adequate-- nothing great. Their mounting option with the side channel can be a bit difficult.

The lights do represent a great buy and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Just don't expect Kino Flo construction for 1/3 the price!
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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Re: Alzo Digital's Pan-L-Lites Fluorescent banks, any opinions?

Yeah for a third of the price i'm willing to take a slightly lower build quality, they still look pretty solid from the videos at least.

what do you mean that the mounting option can be difficult? a bit unstable or unbalanced?
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Old January 13th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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Re: Alzo Digital's Pan-L-Lites Fluorescent banks, any opinions?

Iker, you should look at these, about the same price with excellent build quality:
Stellar 4 BankPro Video continuous light - DVeStore
Detailed review of them here, including vs. Kinoflo Divas
Stellar Flo Light – Kinoflo Diva clone review FilmGearTorture

I own a bunch of them as well as Divas and they take a superb beating. The ones in your link look like they're built by the Hong Kong lighting crowd and rebranded. Not a good thing if it's the case.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #5
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Re: Alzo Digital's Pan-L-Lites Fluorescent banks, any opinions?

I have two of the 2-bank Pan-L-Lites. Construction is fairly robust (6 months of occasional use). Color is pretty good and the mounting clamps work well for vertical and horizontal use. I like the built-in dimmers and the quick-release honeycomb grid. Great for interviews where you want to get the source really close to the talent (without cooking them). Overall, they are a good value and I would recommend them when you're on a budget.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 02:37 AM   #6
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Re: Alzo Digital's Pan-L-Lites Fluorescent banks, any opinions?

Just like Oren, I have two 2-bank Alzo Pan-L-Lites, and also recommend them as a good value, solid construction, and good light.
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