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    New light for $1,000
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    Needing to buy a new set of lights. I currently have a trio of Aputure Amaran 528Ws. Looking at the following three options at the moment and would love your thoughts:
    1. Luxli Timpani 1x1 RGBAW LED Light - $999 + barndoors $99
    2. Kinotehnik Practilite 602 LED Fresnel - $967
    3. Aputure Light Storm C300d LED Light Kit - $1,099

    My use is principally lighting at reception venues for speeches and dancing as well as the occasional interviews.
    However, versatility is also a good trait for future projects (hence my consideration of the Timpani).


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    You will use a 1x1 panel more than a spotlight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Brown View Post
    You will use a 1x1 panel more than a spotlight.
    Is the Timpani the right choice at this time around that price range?
    Getting rave reviews and very versatile with the gels.


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    It looks like a very good option with RGB features that enhances its versatility.


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    FWIW, I just bought the Luxli Cello and so far, I am impressed with the construction, features and how it works. I bet the Timpani is a pretty useful panel.
    It's a business first and a creative outlet second.
    G.A.S. destroys lives. Stop buying gear that doesn't make you money.


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    I'd look at this 200w from Ikan and diffuse it if you needed it soft like a 4x4

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...dio_field.html
    Last edited by thekreative; 01-11-2019 at 11:17 AM.


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    For me personally, I already have three of the Aputure LS 1S Lightstorms which I like other than the riduculous excess of cables and boxes necessary to make them work. As far as bang for the buck, pretty hard to beat the Aputure 120D II with their parabolic softbox, it puts you well under $900.00 unless you just plain need the output of the 300D (I have heard too many negatives about the fan noise on the 300D for it to work for my shoots). That Ikan? Hmm...not sure what it actually is, typically Ikan re-brands products they have made on contract, not sure who actually makes that light?
    It's a business first and a creative outlet second.
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    Such different lights. What will you use it for? 90w focusable vs 120w fixed vs 300w monocolor cob... I heard someone say the timpani overheated BTW
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    Just saw the Ikan a couple of nights ago but looking online the reviews look promising ...... for a company I never look at!


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    Quote Originally Posted by thekreative View Post
    Just saw the Ikan a couple of nights ago but looking online the reviews look promising ...... for a company I never look at!
    It would be interesting to review. Maybe I'll hit up Ikan and review it for HD Video Pro?
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