CFAT will soon have available two 1K LED lights (Lumahawk LMX-LD1000AVL). These are the first new lights CFAT has gotten in some time, and they’re interesting in a few ways. Firstly, because they use LEDS, they draw much less power than our other incandescent lights. They also don’t heat up the same way, so shooting with them should be much more comfortable.
Each light has a simple touch-screen allowing for 100 steps of brightness control (0-100%). We’ve never had a dimmer before, and this control should be useful for getting the amount of light you want for a given shot.
Each light also has colour control variable between 3200k and 5600k. At 3200k, these lights should match with or be close to incandescent tungsten lights. 4200k is around the range of flourescent bulbs. Daylight film is calibrated at 5600k for the more blueish look of outdoor light. While these LED lights don’t get into more extreme colour ranges, they should allow for quick and easy adaptation to common lighting situations.
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