Hello and good day.
Talking with Vegas06, he recommended that I get Coolight CL-LED600 LED PANEL DIMMABLE (450$) and Coolight CL-LED256 LED SPOT (300$). Maybe 2 of the LED600.And either the Z96 LED lights or the LED312AS for hair light or maybe other uses. The Z96 LED and LED312As are not to expensive. Around 100. I think I will get the LED312AS.
So with 2 LED600, 1 LED256, with softbox kit (200$) and 1 or 2 LED312AS... would be around 1600$
This might be a good light kit for doing interviews and shoots in small rooms. What do you think?
I assume they are low in power and produce little heat? This is important for me.
Do Coolight put out a green tint or color to your subject?
How long do the LED last, and what if some bulbs go out?
The Coolight company seems great to deal with, are there any other disadvantages to LED's?
Can these Coolights be used for green screen setup? Can you use them to light your green screen and/or subject?
Just curious if they have green spill. Maybe the Coolights don't.
I know that the LED600 and LED256 are out of stock right now, maybe they will be improved or changed. (But don't raise the price please.)
Can you mix these lights with a Linca Flora, or Ardinbir Studio 2 bank fluorescent light panels?
I heard these are good for lighting your green screen. Maybe 2 light panels from each side lighting the greens screen.Would like to find a cheaper setup, just to light the Green Screen. Green screen is 12X12. Mostly shooting in my basement studio. Ceiling is under 8 foot.Camera is HMC-150. And then the coolights for the subject.
Except for green screen lighting, hopefully the LED600, LED256 and the LED312AS is a good investment for my needs. This would be used with reflectors and tripods.
I am interested in testing out the LED312AS
Thoughts, suggestions, ideas, let me know.
Thanks Vegas06 for your suggestions as well.
And from all that I read, lighting is an art form. When I go to stores, Menards, or look on Amazon or Ebay, I am always wondering if this or that might work, or what effect it might have. Something new that not to many others have tried.
Anyone have an idea when Coolight will have their LED600, LED256 ready?
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08-05-2012 12:29 PM
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08-05-2012 05:55 PM
Thanks for your interest. There was another thread recently where someone was asking when LED 600, 256, etc. would be back in stock. The LED 256 and 600 as they were won't be produced any more. There will be new models coming which use upgraded components, LEDs, etc. The price range will be different as a result but so will the quality of light output and CRI. Details not ready yet to announce though.
Yes the old LED 600 had a green spike, that's why we bundled minus green acrylic panels with the fixture. All of the LEDs from that generation in that type price range will have green spikes. As far as I can tell I'm about the only one of my competitors that is forthcoming with this information and it was in our blog right when we released the LED 600. We were the first to bundle the minus green as well then some others followed.
The new models coming won't have any minus green correction panels with them because there is no appreciable green spike at all in the new models. People that use camera RAW like RED Digital Cinema camera owners, Canon and Nikon still camera owners, etc. will notice this when looking at camera raw adjustments. What is known as "Tint Correction" which is the measure of what the white balance thinks needs to be done to correct on the green / magenta axis for the scene will show what the camera detected in terms of green magenta balance and what it suggests to fix it if there are any issues too far one way or the other. We're very happy with what we're seeing now in terms of tint correction. Haven't seen another panel this good so far as our new one.
Because of the green spike in the older models, you had to use minus green in many cases when mixing with other light from different types of fixtures. Again, not just ours, all others have this issue in this price range. People have even reported that some expensive units up to this point have had green spike issues so we aren't alone in any respect.
Using the fixtures for green screen work is no problem. With or without minus green, lighting a green screen with a light with a green spike is not an issue. Of course, fluorescent will flood a wider area more economically, but if portability and battery power are the main concerns, then yes, LEDs for green screen is your best choice.
Hope this helps.
08-05-2012 07:42 PM
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- Oct 2010
Thank you for this information. This is one reason I like your company, great support. And I was feeling good that I finally found my light setup, but I am glad you were honest and I will wait.
I used to work in video games for 7 years before, but I went back to school and I am a 2nd grade teacher. Evenings and summer I do my little video production business. There are many people like me that can't afford the big stuff. I researched many companies. I came to your company because of an affordable good 3 light setup I could save my money for. I am sure there are people like me wanting to do interviews, or small room production. I also liked the setup because for 1 LEd600 and 1 LED256, and a few other things, I could spend under 1000$
So I hope your new line will still be affordable for the smaller video-production guy.
Thank you again