We take a look at the CAME-TV Boltzen announced at IBC 2016. This new ultra-compact LED light with 30W power offers a fresnel lens for beam control, demonstrating that advancements in LED light technology keep getting better and better. Compared to their other range of LED lights, the CAME-TV Boltzen features an adjustable and removable Fresnel lens to adjust the beam angle from wide spread to narrow beam. CAME-TV Boltzen – the specs in a nutshell: 30W brightness Compact LED form factor Single colour temperature daylight Compact and lightweight High CRI (96) Stepless dimming control via dial from 0 to 100 Powered from NP-F type batteries, with a running time of up to 1.5 hours. It can also be powered by 12V DC The housing is metal, designed to dissipate heat as the light itself is fan-less for quiet operation The light has a 2.4GHz wireless control to adjust on/off and brightness via wireless with an app, too Alhough there are no plans to release a bi-colour version of the 30W model, the 60W and 100W models will be available in both single and bi-colour versions. The CAME-TV Boltzen lights are available to pre-order as a single unit from $258.00 or in sets.Read more
Dedolight introduces a new kind of LED panel lights that is covered with an array of micro-lenses to improve light direction and focus as well as providing a higher light output. Dedolight is a company that is focused on creating high quality lights for professional cinematographers. They are known for their versatile and compact tungsten and HMI lights and their continuos efforts to invent new lighting solutions. In recent years Dedo has been working on making LED lighting available for professional applications. We saw their newest concept at Photokina this year, the LedRama Studio Light. The whole panel is covered by an array of micro-lenses that help focus the light correctly and offer an impressive light output over a large distance. Furthermore the light is very power efficient and according to Dedolight offers a very high color accuracy. The LedRama light is for now only intended for studio applications as it weighs a shameless 40 pounds (19kg). We are looking forward to see this technology adapted for portable applications. Pricing will start at $4000 when the LedRama becomes available next year.Read more
The respected lighting & accessories company F&V just updated their LED panel line-up. Additionally to their good quality affordable large and compact LED’s they’ve added ultra-high CRI (color rendition) panels to the mix. Nice! We’ve been following the development of F&V lights very closely over the past years and this has several reasons: – Even their affordable LED lights the F&V K4000 had very good CRI values (85). The 3 light kit for example – Their lights have very strong light outputs. – Their lights are very affordable. The 3-light kit for example goes for $1000 (LINK) – The lights might not look supercool, but their built quality is solid and lightweight.Read more
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