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Old March 29th, 2017, 06:15 PM   #1
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Dracast 1000 enough for outdoor?

Would this light be useful outdoors, Dracast LED1000 Daylight?
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._spot_led.html

It says 8000 lux at 3'
2100 lux at 6'

I use reflectors outdoors but it sure would be nice to have a battery powered light to help as well as a portable daylight color light to use indoors.
Thoughts?
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Old March 30th, 2017, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Dracast 1000 enough for outdoor?

In short...no. Unless you're shooting against a very shaded background, or can shoot LOG, you'll really have a tough time competing with a sunlit background.
I've got a 200w LED light that puts out 16,000 LUX at 3 ft with an 8" parabolic adapter and it's still underpowered when nicely diffused. Use it bare and you'll likely have an uncomfortably squinty talent.

There are some shows that throw a double-net 8x8 scrim behind the talent to help tame the highlights, but that takes time, gear and skill to pull off properly...and only drops the light by about 1.2 stops.
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Old March 30th, 2017, 09:45 PM   #3
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Re: Dracast 1000 enough for outdoor?

Thank you kindly, Oren.

I was hoping for something battery powered and easily portable that could help things. Sounds like my hopes are a little high.
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