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Old January 21st, 2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Can someone recommend a continuous, off-camera light that travels easy? I would use it as key light on light stand for dark ceremonies and receptions. Is there a cheap LED panel alternative to Litepanels?
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hi Yang,

I use three of these at receptions, but I don't know how well they'd travel:

The Wireless Wedding Reception Video Light - HOME

The batteries are heavy but they serve a purpose being so. They act as weights on the light stand and make it nearly impossible to tip over.

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Can someone recommend a continuous, off-camera light that travels easy? I would use it as key light on light stand for dark ceremonies and receptions. Is there a cheap LED panel alternative to Litepanels?
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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Hi Yang,

I use three of these at receptions, but I don't know how well they'd travel:

The Wireless Wedding Reception Video Light - HOME

The batteries are heavy but they serve a purpose being so. They act as weights on the light stand and make it nearly impossible to tip over.
Let me ask you Joel, how much light do you get from those lamps? How much of the dancefloor can you lit with your 3-light kit? How long does the battery last for? Do you have any sample vid from reception while those lights are one? I'm curious about such setup as well and would love to hear more details. Thanks.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 12:20 AM   #4
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Let me ask you Joel, how much light do you get from those lamps?
I normally use two on the dance floor and have a third in reserve to use for roving, like cake cutting or shots of decoration. Two 75 watt bulbs on 13 ft stands gives me a good image at 6db with a Canon XHA1. On bigger dance floors I'll use the third light if there is a safe place for it to stand. Normally two book-end the head table and the DJ or band.

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How much of the dancefloor can you lit with your 3-light kit?
With two a normal sized dance floor is no problem but for larger floors three is ideal. I will move them to highlight different parts of the hall.

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How long does the battery last for?
They've never run out.

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Do you have any sample vid from reception while those lights are one?
Dance floor shots in any clip labelled 'HD' on my site show the lights. Most of them have at least a few shots from the reception.

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 04:36 AM   #5
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Dedolights. Perfect choice for easily portable, highly useful, super quality lighting kit.
Creative Video CVP Dedolight Kit 3ADV-24 - Advanced professional 24V/150w 3 head Lighting Kit c/w stands, dimmers, case etc..
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:34 AM   #6
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Yikes.. all of these lights are too big..

Anyone out there make a low-cost alternative to the large litepanels LED lights?
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