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The COB120 is a new bright LED light by Aputure that uses one high power LED Chip and offers a Bowens mount to take advantage of the thousands of different light modifiers typically used for photo strobes.

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AXRTEC is one of the latest line of LED lighting offered by Dracast, and right now the new 1040BV Bi-Color Panel is available at a nice 45% OFF SALE through B&H for the next 24 hours. The product video below gives you a little more information about the new AXRTEC AXR-A-1040BV LED Panels.

At just 13 x 8 inches and just 2" thick, the AXRTEC AXR-A-1040BV panel is small but packs a lot of desired features. V-Mount plate for hours of run time (no small sony NPF batteries), DMX controls, Bi-Color temp adjustable, Yoke mount, and wireless controls.

Deal started at 9pm (1/26/17) and the 45% OFF SALE runs for the next 24 hours (or while supplies last). You can find the new Dracast AXRTEC LED Light Panels on sale (here).

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For Cyber Monday: Save 65% on LED2000 Bi-Color Classic Series lights. This special ends once our stock is gone, and quantities are very limited. You can order here on the website or call our office at (408) 229-9222.

The LED2000 is a high-output, energy efficient, portable LED fixture. With power consumption of just 130W powering 2048 LEDs, both studios and location filmmakers are turning to this versatile solution as a means of achieving high light output and quality, while using a fraction of the energy of todays traditional lighting options.

The LED2000 is a professional grade, studio ready light fixture rated consistently at 95 CRI, giving your production perfect lighting, each and every time. To watch a video demonstration, on the LED2000 Bi-Color LED Light visit the website (click here).

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For those familiar with the 18" CFL Ring Light (especially those of you who have used it in production), you'll get a kick out this recent product. This new ePhoto R-640 LED Light takes the familiar form factor of the 18" CFL but replaces it with 640 High CRI LED Bulbs.

While I'm a big fan of the 18" CFL (compact fluorescent) version, it always needed to be plugged in to an AC wall outlet (no DC battery option). Also the fragile CFL bulb made it queestionable to travel with and use on location. This new R-640 LED Ring Light solves those issues by offering up long lasting durable LED bulbs and a 14V-15V DC input for optional battery power.

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LED tests courtesy of Allied Scientific Pro Lighting Passport

The R-640 claims to use high quality LED bulbs, and our tests with the AlliedScientific Lighting Passport LED Light Meter showed excellent results. Tested at a distance of 3 Feet the R640 delivered a CRI rating of 95 / over 1670 LUX [155 FC] / and a color temp of 5400K. Not just a unique form factor that will allow for creative use, but also a great light at a great price, and for more information visit the product page (click here).

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If it's out of stock, here's a second link available on eBay (click here)

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Today Dracast is giving away a free LED 160 ON CAMERA VIDEO LIGHT- DAYLIGHT 5600K. You can register for this product giveaway on the Swivex website (Click Here).

Product Overview
The Dracast LED160 is a compact, high-powered, battery operated camera-mountable lighting fixture for indoor and outdoor shooting. Continuous lighting is becoming a favored option among photographers and video professionals, and the LED160 is an ideal solution.

Dracast designs, engineers and manufactures its LED lights to the highest industry standards. The LED 160 is crafted with a sturdy, yet lightweight injection molded plastic chassis and the LED bulbs are rated for 30,000 - 50,000 hours. The LED160 is equipped with full dimming controls and comes in Daylight 5600k, Tungsten 3200k, and Bi-Color 5600k - 3200k white balance.

More Specifications:
LED Quantity: 160 pieces
Input: DC 7.2-8.4V
Maximum Power: 9.6 Watt
Color Temperature: 5600K
Luminous flux: 660lm
Runtime: 2-4hours
Illumination: 900Lux (1m), 240Lux (2m), 120Lux (3m), 70Lux (4m), 40Lux (5m)
Effective distance: 6m/20ft
Average Service Life: 50000 hours
Product size: 6*4*2in
Product weight: 0.5 lbs.

Video Overview

Find additional photos, technical information, and pricing by visiting Dracast.com, or Register to qualify for a chance to win this Product Giveaway by following the link (click here).

LED 160 ON CAMERA VIDEO LIGHT- DAYLIGHT 5600K Giveaway

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Make those large LED Video Light Panels more portable by running them off of batteries. Here's a random little video showing you how to power up those CN-600 / CN-900 LED Video Lights using the 14V Sony BP-U30/U60 batteries. It's not the cheapest solution, but compared to other batteries available, it's not too shabby.

This was the same battery adapter that I showed earlier which acts to power up your BlackMagic Cinema Camera. You can find the products below.

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You can find the CN-600 LED Light Panels available via eBay (click here).
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The CN-900 LED Video Lights are also found via eBay (click here).
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Based off of the same body that can be powered off a single Sony NP-F style camcorder battery, the 312 / 508 / 876 LED Video Lights can offer truly 'off-the-grid' shooting using some of the cheapest rechargeable batteries available.

I recently received the 876 LED Video light to test out, so I thought i'd put them side to side against the smaller siblings. You can see how much brighter and how much more diffusion is available as we get to the larger panels, but also a noticeable shift in color bias. If you're trying to mix these lights with other LED panels or ambient light, then these tests will show you how they perform.

Here's a snapshot along with specs from an LED Meter.

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The images above showed the light 7 feet away from the wall. These readings (below) were taken just 3ft away from the light. (note: The 312 is a bi-color version, so it will have less output than a 312 full daylight version). Click Light Meter image for larger view.

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About a week ago, I was in LA and decided to stop by the 2013 DVExpo show. I only hung out for a few hours and had just enough time to chat with a handful of vendors, and here's a couple of videos from the show.

Dracast LED Lighting
First up is Rodney from Dracast showcasing a few products from the Pro Series and Studio Series line of LED Video lights.

Product info: http://Dracast.com

Dracast - 95 CRI Rated LED Lighting

Alzo Digital
Alzo Digital displayed quite a few products, but we only had enough time for Drew to show us the Alzo Bod-A-Boom (found here), an adjustable wearable camera support system.

Product info: http://AlzoDigital.com
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BeachTek Audio
Harry over at the BeachTek booth shared a a few interesting multi-functional audio products including the new DXA-SLR Ultra which is a preamp that attached directly under a camera and can attach 15mm Rails.

Product info: http://www.beachtek.com

Redrock Micro
Brian with RedRock Micro showed off a few products that can expand the use of their Cobalt Cage for the GoPro Hero cameras. A small adapter can be added to support threaded filters, and an external battery case supports (4) AA batteries to allow for longer run times.

Product info: http://redrockmicro.com

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Mike Peterson writes in and shares his opinion on those new LED video lights that are being sold online as 1000w LED Fresnels. So far there really hasn't been much complaint over the actual build quality, as they are using the same aluminum housings as the 'As Arri' light kits (seen here) with a high power LED inside. Others have already confirmed these are not equivalent to 1000w, nor is it an actual Fresnel light (no proper glass element), but Mike thinks it's still a great solution for a bright low power / low temp light source. [Thanks Mike]

With most artificial light sources there will often be a green color cast, but can be corrected with a minus green (magenta) filter. The benefit to LED lighting is the ability to plug several at any location without blowing out circuit breakers and generating too much heat in the environment. You can also use low temp colored Gels (cheaper stuff) over the LED lights without the worry of it melting. Something you really need to think about if you're trying to use a few hot Tungsten or Halogen type lights. You can find this exact lighting kit, and other LED Fresnels via eBay (click here).

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