Fotodiox Pro LED100WA-56 Daylight Studio LED, High-Intensity LED Studio Light for Still and Video - with Dimmable Control, 12V AC Power Adapter, Light Stand bracket, CRI > 85
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- Daylight 5600k ± 300; Color Index Rating > 85; 7600 Lux/m Luminance
- Dimmable Power Output 0-100%
- Bayonet Mount for Light Modifiers - Bowens S-Type
- Handle for Carrying and Positioning the Light & Light Stand Mounting Bracket
- 24-Month Manufacturer Warranty
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The new Fotodiox Pro High-Intensity LED Light is designed for the studio photographer yet ideal for all situations! This professional lighting system has a high light output that rivals most lights today. LED light technology allows for plenty of lighting power, while the housing itself remains cool to the touch. Unlike other studio lights, the Fotodiox LED100WA series give off practically zero heat, allowing for more comfortable and longer sessions for both the subject and the photographer. The high powered LED100WA is available in either 5600 Daylight or 3200 Tungsten color temperatures, and has a remarkably low electrical draw for such a powerful light. Lower your energy bills, keep your studio cool, and run these powerful lights on a regular domestic electrical circuit. The LED lamps themselves have a high color rendering index (CRI >85); providing clear, color correct light that will faithfully render the subject's color. The LED's built-in glass diffuser creates a soft, even light. Reliable LED lights don't require replacement, making the Fotodiox LED100 much reliable than strobes or other constant source hot lights. The LED100WA light is equipped with the popular Bowens bayonet mount for light modifiers and other accessories such as soft boxes, umbrellas, barn doors, snoots, and more. The versatility and cool-to-the-touch operation of the LED100 make this light a powerful and economical solution for both the hobbyist and the serious photographer and videographer.
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Basically, if you're tired of the cheap build of CFLs, packing/unpacking/screwing in dozens of CFL bulbs every time, and having to buy and lug around a different kit for every light modifier (umbrellas, softboxes, octaboxex, etc.), then this is the light for you. It sets up in no time, doesn't need to warm up, is plenty bright enough to work with gels and grids, and runs even cooler than CFLs thanks to the fans in the light and ballast. Speaking of the fans, they aren't too noisy, but ARE noticeable...the one on the ballast more so, but just keep them away from the mic as much as possible and you should be good.
My readings put the 7600 lumens at around the 1 meter mark, but at ISO 200. Also, since the "bulb" area is small, the light is hard, which is actually part of the reason I bought it. Mine came with two diffusion socks soften the shadows, but it causes you to lose about 1 stop of light. You can also use umbrellas or softboxes for softer light.
Here are some more of my meter readings:
100% power, 12" reflector, no diffusion sock, at 1 meter and ISO 200: 7600 lumens, 706 foot candles, 11.5 EV, f/8.0 @ 1/50th sec
12" reflector, no diffusion sock, 5' with ISO 100 and 1/50th sec
5% power = under-exposed, 10% f/1.1, 15% f/1.3, 20% f/1.6, 25% f/1.8, 30% f/2.0, 35% f/2.2, 45% f/2.5, 60% f/2.8, 70% f/3.2, 95%-100% f/3.6
100% power, 12" reflector, with diffusion sock, 5' with ISO 100 and 1/50th sec: f/2.2
12" reflector, no diffusion sock, 5' with ISO 100 and 1/50th sec (hot spot in middle)
5% power = under-exposed, 10% f/1.6, 15% f/1.8, 20% f/2.2, 25% f/2.5, 30%-35% f/2.8, 40%-45% f/3.2, 50%-55% f/3.6, 60%-70% f/4.0, 75%-100% f/4.5
I occasionally buy cheap photo equipment just because I'm curious. Some times I find something great, and often, it's a dud.
This falls in between the two. It will be useful, but it has flaws.
Things I dislike: The fan on the power supply is to noisy for capturing live audio at a video shoot... not a complete disaster though, I can either use it for video shoots where I will not record live audio, or I may take the power supply apart and try to replace the fan with something quiet! Next, I own a lot of LED lights for video, and don't understand why this one has an external power supply??? None of my other LED lights have this huge external boat anchor! The dimmer is pretty much a joke... although it's supposed to be continuous, you can really only dim about 0, 25%, 50% 75% and 100.
The good: it seems to be pretty solid. It is surprisingly bright. I love the fact that it accepts Bowens light modifiers - this makes it very useful. I bought the soft box ring and it does accept all of my Photoflex rods
I probably won't buy any more of these, but it was worth the $280 price tag.
Haven't used this for a shoot yet but it does have a lot of power and I'm looking forward to using it, esp. for say, an outdoor night shoot. Shadows are pretty hard; the included softbox-material cover does a decent job of diffusing.
If someone finds a nice barn-door rig that fits this please let me know! I tried one by the same company with a Bowens adapter but it's too big (cheap tho so I may try to adapt it.)