Looking to travel light, but still have a large battery powered LED light source? In this episode of GearBox from TheC47.com, Jem is planning to use the Triple Shoe Adapter I posted about (seen here) to create a large light source with a few high power Switronix BOLT LED lights (review found here). Those BOLT LED lights are great, but they are pretty expensive. Keep in mind, you could use this same idea with other lights.
Switronix TorchLED Bolt On-Camera Video Light
To create more or less contrast, he could switch out to different sized umbrellas or use a shoot through, or even adjust the angle of each light. When not in use, this lighting kit idea should break down to several small parts. There are two different Triple Adapters I talked about, and both types can be found for just under $14 bucks via eBay (Click Here).
Triple Flash or LED Video Light Shoe Mounting Bracket
The Metal Bracket Can be Found on Amazon for under $10 bucks + shipping (Click Here).
Triple Flash or LED Video Light Shoe Mounting Bracket - Cast Metal
Umbrellas are fast and easy to setup and provide nice diffusion/reflection. They also pack small and can be purchased pretty cheaply.
I'm not used to using Umbrella's. Could someone tell me what the advantage would be or just using the light or lights with diffusion?
High Power LED-5080 Video Light » CheesyCam
An alternative would be to put three CN-160's on those cold shoes.
@Herb - Nice tip. Light looks interesting, I'll post something about it see who's tried it.
Great tip! I've been really interested in the TorchLed Bolt since seeing Rick Macomber's review here:
But the $299 price was keeping me from pulling the trigger. But if it is as bright as a 1x1, then that's pretty awesome, especially having the temp control.
Looks like this single color light draws the same power as the TorchLed
At $89 delivered, it might make a great hair light when using the the more expensive bolt for key or fill.