Lighting gear Sat, 18 Nov 17 18:19:34 -0700 Lighting gear en-CA Making cheap studio LED light Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:45:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18240@/talks/discussions First you need 5xsockets kit with softbox (or pair) and stand


Look at ones with individual socket switches on the back ala Neewer. Still sometimes you could fit only 4 bulbs, In this case you could need E26 to E26 (in EU it is E27) socket extender.


After this you need to get packs of LED bulbs

Lower CRI ones

High 90+ CRI Ones

So totally it'.. be $100 for 80W of CRI 95 light, not bad.

Cheap powerful Godox 60w led fresnel below $199 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 09:03:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17664@/talks/discussions Godox 60W CRI 95 light

Light quality is around CAME fresnels, means good.

AC only operation.



Nanguang Fresnel attachment (10-40 degrees)


Aputure COB 300d LS C300D LED Fresnel Light Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:29:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17424@/talks/discussions

BIRTV 2017: Nanguang MixPad Bi-Color Led Lights Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:55:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18089@/talks/discussions



BIRTV 2017: Nanguang RGB88 Led Lighting Wand Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:47:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18088@/talks/discussions


Aputure LS-Mini20 and Tri-8s Lights Sun, 09 Oct 2016 19:20:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15860@/talks/discussions Aputure LS-Mini20 light interview

Aputure Amaran Tri-8s Led Light Interview

BIRTV 2017: Ledgo LG-D1200MC Led Fresnel Light Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:02:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18029@/talks/discussions

BIRTV 2017: Ledgo Versatile LED Mat 2 Bi color led flexible light Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:02:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18030@/talks/discussions

BIRTV 2017: Lishuai LS J-500 50W Led Fresnel Light Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:54:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17999@/talks/discussions

80W Affordable High CRI LED Fresnel Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:03:04 -0600 konjow 17100@/talks/discussions Found this looks interesting bowel mount possible but not confirmed yet



Edge Lit Pro LED Light Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:35:32 -0600 shoe_e 17787@/talks/discussions image

I came across the Savage Edge Lit Pro LED Light while on the Fstoppers website and I was intrigued.

I was intrigued because I love these new SMD Ultra-slim LED Panels everyone is releasing. I was intrigued because Joe Edelman really knows his stuff and if he's using something it's usually pretty good. I was really intrigued though, because I had seen it before. It's not the first time we've come across something that has multiple brandings or distributors, like Godox, Flashpoint, Cheeta, Neewer, etc. So when I saw Savage showing this light on their website, listed at $311.99, also at BH and Adorama, I was like "EFFFFFFF NO!" I literally sounded out the letter F to be clear.

Why was I so pissed off you ask? Simply because I had seen this light before and I had seen it long before Savage released it. See I dedicate an hour of my day, early morning to be exact, for R&D. I scour the interwebs searching for new Photo/Video tech just to see what's out there. In the spirit of this forum, I'm always looking for alternatives and cheaper yet equally good solutions. In my searches, I had already come across the Yidoblo LED PE-920II as well as its brother, the LED PD-920II. As far as I can tell, the only difference in these models is that the PE-920II comes with a remote, which is something we'll get to because it's an important note, as you'll see.

Who the heck is Yidoblo you may ask, as I did. Yidoblo is a subsidary of the Foshan Meidike Photographic Equipment CO. LTD, also brand themselves as Dison. If you visit their website, they have sh**load of lighting products, which if you have spent time on ebay, Aliexpress, or any other international marketplace, you may recognize. Some of their products can be found on Amazon as well.

Let's check out the specs on the Meidike site for the Yidoblo LED PE-920II:

2.4G wireless remote control, can control the AE six groups of lights, each group of lights can support 100 lamps; remote control distance of up to 80 meters; power stepless adjustment, the output precision to 100 , the operating data LCD screen intuitive display, easy to operate, Easy to remember to improve work efficiency, can be installed on a tripod / handheld / desktop.

  1. LED patch lamp beads number: 160PCS
  2. the maximum power: 56W
  3. color rendering index CRI : > 95RA
  4. led the average life: 10000H
  5. the maximum number of lumens: 3300LM
  6. color temperature: 3200-5500K
  7. light angle: 120 degrees
  8. power: AC110-240V DC14.5V
  9. the length of 35 * 25 * 1.2CM ; weight 1.35KG

Standard configuration:

  • LED lights
  • the power adapter
  • 2.4G with screen remote control
  • battery buckle, LCD screen

Whether you read the specs over at BH or on Savage's website, it's clear these guys are identical. The only question you may be asking, is maybe Yidoblor ripped off Savage? I don't think that's the case. If you look at the inlcuded photos below, you'll notice that the Yidoblo light comes with a special made Yidbolo remote controller. The Savage also comes with a remote control, but that controller is a knockoff of the remote you find when you buy any Godox remote system. That's right, they may have modified the frequency, but it is the same model.

So why does this matter? Well you can buy the Savage LED for a little over $300, and to their credit, they package it very nicely. At the same time, you can find the Yidoblo scattered over ebay, Aliexpress and Amazon for ~$140-$160.

That's a huge price difference.

BIRTV 2017: Lishuai VictorSoft 1x1 LS V-2000ASVL Led Light Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:01:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18000@/talks/discussions

Aputure Amaran MX, more powerful alternative of M9 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:39:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17779@/talks/discussions image

  • Bi-color
  • Much more powerful
  • More sturdy construction
FalconEyes CLL High Powered LED Fresnels Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:50:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17858@/talks/discussions

Aputure M9 small light Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:54:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15375@/talks/discussions

FalconEyes Bi-Color LED Panel RX-12TD / RX-18TD Sun, 27 Aug 2017 16:12:30 -0600 peaceonearth 17620@/talks/discussions I purchased one each.

Pro: lightweight, very flexible, good price, bi-color

Cons: 5600K is 5100K only and a tad greenish. Needs a big battery when mobile powered >160W. Even the small 50W RX-12TD, doesn't power at all with less. It seems the controller draws a lot of power. Doesn't hit airline regulations with the big batteries.

Falcon Eyes RGB Led Light Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:16:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17848@/talks/discussions

Falcon Eyes Sophiez SO Led lights Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:22:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17843@/talks/discussions

F&V Z720S UltraColor Bi-color LED Ring Light Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:12:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17835@/talks/discussions image

Ready for Professional Cinema The Z720 was built with the professional cinematographer in mind. Industry standard mounting options will allow the Z720 to be used for productions both big and small.

Unprecedented Color Accuracy

The Z720 utilizes F&V's latest LED technology, the UltraColor LED. A precise coating technique and a meticulous review process ensures that UltraColor LED delivers accurate results every time. In fact, they guarantee it. Their UltraColor LED is rated at a TLCI 95+/-1.

Battery Powered

The Z720 is the perfect companion on the road. The unit can be powered by two, small, NP-F Li-ion batteries. You can even power the unit with one battery and the Z720 will precisely adjust the number of illuminated LEDs to 360.

Precise Control LCD Display An illuminated LCD displays both intensity and CCT. Dial in your perfect settings everytime.

**Unique & Gorgeous Catchlights, Independent Quadrant Control **

The Z720's circuitry is divided into four quadrants. This gives each quadrant independent control over intensity and CCT. Create distinctive catchlights with the press of a button.

Create and Save Your Scenes with Wi-Fi App

The Z720 has a built in Wi-Fi module that allows you to control the light via your cell phone. Not only can you control the light with your phone, but also you can save the exact settings to your phone and recall it any time.

Aputure HR672 - High CRI 95 light Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:34:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11076@/talks/discussions image

The color-rendering index (CRI) is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reproduce the colors of
various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. The stunning revolution in HR672 with CRI95+ ensures what you see is what you get. It is perfect for color-critical applications such as fashion, documentary
and short film in the studio or on location.

Available in our deals at:




CAME-TV Boltzen B-30 and F-55w small led fresnels Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:18:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15727@/talks/discussions

  • 30W LED emitter
  • Compact
  • Daylight temperature (5600K)
  • 96 CRI for accurate color
  • Stepless dimming control
  • Use Sony NP-F type batteries, up to 1.5 hours. Can use external 12V DC.
  • Metal housing. Fanless design.
  • 2.4GHz wireless control
  • $258 price
Stills and video light Sat, 09 Sep 2017 21:18:04 -0600 webarchitect 17708@/talks/discussions Looking for reasonably affordable lights for both video work and stills. Stills would largely be product photography, video product plus people. Aputure 120d looks promising, their mini20 looks like a maybe. But what would you say? Thanks in advance!

Filmpower Shinyo Smart Light Sun, 27 Aug 2017 22:29:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17622@/talks/discussions image

With the intelligent control system, you can adjust the Shinyo light with a paired watch, supports one-to-many control and working with memory settings. Shinyo P3D is using third-generation LED light guide technology, making the light soft and very uniform. The color rendering of Shinyo is around 96 CRI. Flat panel with built-in 10000mAH lithium battery an work 3.5-6 hours. Or you can use it with external power.

Fotodiox Pro FACTOR Jupiter12 led light Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:47:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17584@/talks/discussions image

  • Powerful softlight without the need for diffusion - without the traditional shortcomings (multiple shadows, uncomfortable intensity) of conventional LED panels.
  • The Factor light is ready to go for both photo and video right out of the box - no extra diffusion or accessories to add.
  • AC adapter locks into V Lock battery mount, or attach optional V lock battery optional for totally wireless operation
  • Draws a maximum of 55 watts, so can connect to any household electrical circuit. Durable all-metal construction, ready for studio and location work.
  • Rear backlit LCD displays percentage of light output, color temperature, remaining battery level, and DMX channel information
  • Optional Honeycomb Grid to concentrate light's beam angle to 90 degrees. Also available: Creative Masks for catchlight and reflective effects.
  • Around $529

F&V R300S R-300-S ring led light Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:31:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17550@/talks/discussions image

CAME-TV Boltzen F-150W LED Fresnel lights Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:26:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17536@/talks/discussions image

  • High CRI (Ra96 manufacturer measurement)
  • Color Temperature 5600K
  • There is 1 LED COB (Chip On Board)
  • Built in fan
  • Barndoor can easily adjust the lighting direction
  • AC Power Adapter included
  • Dimming Knob can adjust the brightness according to users’ need.
  • LCD Display Screen
  • Filter Set includes Soft, Milky-White and Orange filters that can change the color temperature to match an existing setup or create a specific lighting look.
  • Optional Bowens-Mount provides an easy way to mount a softbox and any other studio accessories

Comes with

  • 1x 150w Boltzen Light
  • 1x Removable Barndoors
  • 1x Yoke
  • 1x Power Adapter
  • 1x Soft Filter
  • 1x Milky-White Filter
  • 1x Orange Filter
  • 1x Carry Bag with Shoulder Belt
Aputure Light Storm lights LS 1c 1s 1w, CRI 98 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:50:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13604@/talks/discussions Small CRI 98 wide light


Larger panel, CRI 98, two options


Aputure COB 120t and 120d Lights Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:44:29 -0600 MikeLinn 15486@/talks/discussions

SMPTE 2017: DragonImage aka Falcon Eyes RX18 or RX18T Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:48:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17472@/talks/discussions

Light stands Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:24:07 -0600 kronstadt 3718@/talks/discussions I'm only beginning to build a very basic lighting kit. So I bought myself this 800W Redhead from eBay for £29.80 ( ), but until it arrives I want to buy a cheap light stand for it. And I don't know which one to get? Which light stand mount will work for mounding an 800W Redhead? And which one of these 2 light stands should I buy? This one or this one (first one has a screw at the tip of its mounting knob, and the second one doesn't)

Or would you recommend another light stand for Redhead?

If you have used Redheads before, please reply. Thank you for your advice!