FotoDiox FlapJack Edgelights Ultra Thin LED Video Lighting

Here's another LED lighting product coming out of the Fotodiox company. The FlapJack panels use an array of LED lights that sit only at the surrounding edges and point inwards. The result is an extremely soft and diffused light source without hot spots or multi-shadow issues that can be placed very (very very) close to your subject. Here's a little demo video below.

I've actually reviewed a set of similar lights from Rosco several years ago, and my experience was that they were a very effective diffused light source, but weren't extremely powerful and had a slight color cast. Of course LED lighting has changed dramatically over the last few years offering more output and higher quality color reproduction. Combine that with cameras that actually require less lighting, and these lights may be a great item in the bag since they don't require any light modifiers or diffusion.

Hopefully i'll get a set to test out at some point and also run it through my handy iPhone Bluetooth Light Meter for some test results. More information about the new FlapJack LED lights can be found at the FotoDiox website (click here).

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2 thoughts on “FotoDiox FlapJack Edgelights Ultra Thin LED Video Lighting

  1. Emm

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    @OldCorpse - You're right, it doesn't sound like much output at all. It's strength as a light is it's extremely soft diffusion even if it were placed very close to a subject. We'll just have to put it through some tests to see just how usable it is especially when you're adding fill to ambient lighting like a well lit room with windows.

  2. OldCorpse

    I like how flat and light they seem. Many questions though. On the C300R, they say 270 lux - is that at 1m? Because if so, that's pretty weak. I mean, for about the same price of $400, you have the F&V K4000 at 2860 lux @ 1m - which is about 10 times the light output, a bit less if you throw the milk filter on. Of course the C300R don't need any fussing with filters and are clearly more handy. Interesting concept. But the quality of light is going to be key - I'm looking forward to your tests, Emm.

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