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Old Aug 2, 2013, 05:02 PM   #1
zombiecakes
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bright lights that arent hot?

What are some very bright lights that dont generate a ton of heat suitable for video? Im worried that some random LED light on amazon wont be remotely bright enough. I need to record LCD screens on a product so the lights need to be very bright so I can balance the LCD exposure with the studio lights while using a blue light filter.
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Old Aug 2, 2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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don't buy some random led-lights - i've used a few (dedo, comer, lite-panel) - the best ones were the dedos - and i'm pretty sure they were also the most expensive ones.

maybe you should look for some flourescent light-systems like "kino flo"
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Old Aug 2, 2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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don't buy some random led-lights - i've used a few (dedo, comer, lite-panel) - the best ones were the dedos - and i'm pretty sure they were also the most expensive ones.

maybe you should look for some flourescent light-systems like "kino flo"
i second kino's. great lights, i regularly use 2 4 bank diva lights toss a reflector or 300w kicker light behind my subject and get a great lit images.
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Old Aug 2, 2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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How much money do you want to spend? There's nothing better than the ETC Desire StudioHD LEDs right now.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...io_hd_led.html

Variable color temperature and tint, and variable refresh rate too.
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Old Aug 3, 2013, 09:41 PM   #5
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What are some very bright lights that dont generate a ton of heat suitable for video? Im worried that some random LED light on amazon wont be remotely bright enough. I need to record LCD screens on a product so the lights need to be very bright so I can balance the LCD exposure with the studio lights while using a blue light filter.
Try CFL lighting. It can be very bright and not hot. It is about 1//5th the cost of LED lighting.

This is informative:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DAqp3B1SCI

Basically it says to place the bulbs in the reflector.
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Old Aug 6, 2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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Would a 4 bulb softbox like this be very bright?

http://www.loadstonestudio.com/shop/...light-kit.html
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Old Aug 7, 2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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To OP, I'm using a setup virtually identical to those lights with a different brand name. Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn1us37pqEs
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