Update Old Tungsten Fresnels with VisionSmith ReLamp LEDs

Update Old Tungsten Fresnels with VisionSmith ReLamp LEDs

VisionSmith ReLamp System

The VisionSmith ReLamp System just might be the LED solution I’ve been looking for to breath new life into my old fresnels. In the past few years, I’ve become more and more reliant of LED fixtures.  I’ve come to appreciate the low power consumption. The low power needs allow me to run almost everything on batteries, the lightweight of the fixtures and the versatility of LED in terms of color.

LEDs have really changed the way I work.  On many shoots, I’m able to move faster and be or agile with my lighting.  But sometimes I miss the utility of the fresnels in my trusty old Arri kit.  There a number of companies making very effective LED fresnels. Rayzar 7, Intellytech, Arri, and Ikan just to name a few.  The problem I have with these is a combination of the price, size and output trade-offs. Also, I have all these great fixtures gathering dust in my garage.

VisionSmith ReLamp is a direct replacement for Tungsten bulbs in most traditional fresnel lamps. It’s not retrofit that requires modification of the fixture, rather this upgrade is as simple as a bulb replacement. (Although, removing the internal reflector and swapping in VisonSmith’s fresnel lens does produce better performance.)

The ReLamp system offers replacements for 300w, 650w, 1000w and 2000w fixtures. They come in both Tungsten (98CRI) and Daylight (95CRI) options. As with other LED lights, they use a fraction of the power of tungsten or HMI fixtures of similar output.  They all work with common dimmers. No need for LED specific dimmers. Best of all the cost is about 1/4 of a comparable LED.

 

 

Luxli Viola – One of the BEST On-Camera Lights!

Luxli Viola – One of the BEST On-Camera Lights!

On-camera lights come in a lot of forms these days. LEDs, for their low power consumption, light weight, and versatility, are the most popular. There are options in daylight, Tungsten and Bi-color. The Luxli Viola takes it a step further, adding full RGB color output.

Viola is part of the Orchestra Series from Luxli. Along with its elegant design is an equally elegant iOS app  (no Android yet) that offers full wireless control of animated lighting, color programming, eyedropper selection, and the ability to instantly control groups of Luxli Orchestra lights. For only $350, the Viola would be a valuable addition to any kit.

Luxli Viola Features

  • Light panel
    RGBW LED
  • Bluetooth version
    4.0 LE
  • Battery
    Sony L-Series type
  • DC power input
    2.1 mm 7.2–12 V
  • Dimensions
    5” x 1” x 3” (12.7 x 2.5 x 7.6 cm)
  • Weight
    .75 lb. (340 g)
      • 3,200K  –  597 lux
      • 4,300K  –  624 lux
      • 5,600K  –  643 lux
      • 6,400K  –  610 lux
      • 7,200K  –  612 lux
      • 10,000K  –  614 lux
      • Red (0°)  –  80.7 lux
      • Yellow (60°)  –  343 lux
      • Green (120°)  –  264 lux
      • Cyan (180°)  –  380 lux
      • Blue (240°)  –  143 lux
      • Magenta (300°)  –  194 lux

In the box

  • Orchestra Viola LED
  • Shoe-mount ball head
  • NP-F550 battery
  • Battery charger
Aputure COB 120 Fresnel Mount Has Landed

Aputure COB 120 Fresnel Mount Has Landed

The long awaited Fresnel Mount for the Aputure COB 120 LED lights has started shipping. This new lens attachment makes this already useful LED flood light a much more controllable light source. Jem Schofield of theC47 takes a close look at the fresnel attachment.

The Aputure COB 120 LED light has been a hot property ever since it was launched in early 2016. The Tungsten balanced COB 120T version was the first model released follow recently by Daylight, COB 120D version.

COB 120 Features

  • Features CRI96+ and TLCI96+, excellent color reproduction. Integrates 324 powerful luminous chips, with Bowens Mount Reflector attached, provides 14000lux@0.5M(1.64ft).
  • Ultra Silent Fan, Noise Low to 18dB. Dual Cooling Mode, One Key Switching. COB 120D has a remarkably intelligent temperature control system. The fans rotation will be varied based on the correspondent ambient temperature. Furthermore, the fans will go to the maximum of rotation when you press the Auto/Force mode. This complex fan system is convenient for both improving the dissipation efficiency and light lifespan in complex shooting environment.
  • Dual Power Supply via Power Adapter or V-Mount Battery(Not Included). 2.4G FSK wireless control within 100M, no blind angle.
  • Unique Light-Control Separation Design allows people to control illumination on the COB120’s controller box no matter where it is mounted and greatly reduces the traditionally top-heavy weight of mounted fixtures.
  • Featuring a Tough Aero-Aluminum body, the LS C120D is remarkably tough and durable. Portable and lightweight, weights similar to A Macbook Pro.

If you’re looking for more info about the Aputure COB 120 LED Lights, cinematographer Eric Naso has done a great review. Check it out.

The Versatility of Quasar Science LED Lighting Review 

The Versatility of Quasar Science LED Lighting Review 

Review by Hot Rod Cameras

Quasar Science LED makes a flicker-free, dimmable, LED tube that can be a direct replace for fluorescent tubes used in architectural lighting and Kino style fixtures.  But you don’t actually need a fixture, as each tube can work as a standalone fixture.

The Quasar Science tubes come in 3000k, 5600k, and Bi-Color version.  The Bi-Colors are offered in a switched 3000/5600k version or their “Crossfade” tubes, which allow you to dial in your color temp.

The tubes are offered in 2′, 4′, and 8′ lengths. Custom lengths are available thru special order.

These 95 CRI fixtures are compatible with most dimmers and promise a lifespan of over 25,000 hours.

QUASAR SCIENCE METHODOLOGY

Looking around at the many options available to lighting professionals today, the technology is becoming increasingly integrated and delicate. When designing systems like the Q-Line Linear LED Lamps and Accessories, we chose to approach things from a different angle.

Given the inevitable fact that all LEDs eventually “burnout” after lengthy use as the phosphorus fades, our LED boards are completely replaceable just like a light bulb.

This allows the Driver and Heat Sink to last well beyond the life of the Light Emitting Diodes. Once the CRI drops, just slap in a new LED board.

Upgrades are also possible as advancements are made in the ratio of Lumens Per Watt, future LED boards will output more light utilizing the same driver and power supply.

Our Snap-In driver system makes maintenance quick and painless; allowing for a quick swap between 120vac and 240vac drivers. This also keeps entire systems from being “totaled” as when one simple malfunction would drag down the whole apparatus.

Increased durability was a result with a reduction in soldered and crimped terminals we are able to build incredibly tough and long lasting hardware for the rough conditions of professional lighting.

For pricing or other info, visit the Quasar Science website.

The Rosco Pica Cube – Power, Color and Control in a Tiny Package

The Rosco Pica Cube – Power, Color and Control in a Tiny Package

The Black Tank, Pica Cube is the next evolution of their popular cube form-factor, and becomes the smallest member of the Rosco/Black Tank Cube Family of LED fixtures.

The new Pica Cube might just the tool you looking for.

  • It’s Bright. Most fixture this size are are only 5W and output meager amount of light. The 20W Pica Cube is one of the brightest in its class.
  • It’s Small. At 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 3.6″, this Palm-sized fixture packs a punch
  • Three Color Versions. The Pica is available in the same models as the micro. Color temps from 2700-6500k. Full RGBW color tuning. And peak wavelength values for bright black light performance.
  • Super Easy to Power and Control. Using the Pica Portal, up to 4 Pica Cubes can be powered and DMX controlled via a CAT5 cable.
  • All Self Contained Operation.  All the features of the Pica Cube can be controlled by the intuitive user interface on the rear of the fixture, allowing for complete control, without the need for a dedicated DMX controller.

Source: Five Reasons You Want To Get Your Hands On Rosco’s New Pica Cube | Rosco Spectrum

WASP 100-C: The next generation of production lighting! by Hive Lighting — Kickstarter

WASP 100-C: The next generation of production lighting! by Hive Lighting — Kickstarter

Hive Lighting, a leader in plasma lighting for film and video has taken it’s first step into the very competitive LED market. The WASP 100-c is a fully color tunable, high CRI fixture.  Hive’s Perfect S.H.O.T. system takes precise control of Saturation, Hue, Output and Temperature to produce pure and color-accurate light.

WASP 100-C™ FEATURES:

  • 100-240 VAC input via power supply
  • 12 – 28 VDC input via 4-Pin XLR
  • 98 CRI / 97 TLCI
  • Omni-Color LED (1650K – 8000K)
  • 360 degree Hue controls, 0-100% Saturation
  • 0 – 100% Dimming Control
  • Manual, DMX, Smartphone Control
  • 5 Lbs
  • 6″ Length x 4″ Diameter body
  • 5″ Reflector face

WASP 100-C™ KIT INCLUDES:

  • Wasp 100-C™ Head Unit with 22° Reflector
  • Wasp 100-C™ Power Supply 100-240 VAC
  • HDP Lenses: Spot, Medium, Wide, and Super Wide
  • 5 inch 4-Leaf Barn Doors

For more info, Visit Hive’s Kickstarter