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Phil Indeblanc
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« on: December 30, 2013, 01:57:04 AM »
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Has anyone seen any pro strobe makers convert their halogen modeling bulbs to LED?
Or better yet, has anyone seen LED lights for replacement of the bayonet mount style lights that stick out?
Sure it maybe tough to match 250w output, although I don't expect it, but even 50watts would help.
I get about 50watts (about 500 lumens) from standard E27 screw base bulbs (holder 3 x 3watt LED's).

I am tired of the heat and the yellow output.I don't rely that much on the modeling lights, just for focus, and a rough idea here and there.
This would also help for those wanting to run on battery power.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 02:10:22 AM »
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Hi,

Some like Elinchrome Ranger have LED lights.

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Has anyone seen any pro strobe makers convert their halogen modeling bulbs to LED?
Or better yet, has anyone seen LED lights for replacement of the bayonet mount style lights that stick out?
Sure it maybe tough to match 250w output, although I don't expect it, but even 50watts would help.
I get about 50watts (about 500 lumens) from standard E27 screw base bulbs (holder 3 x 3watt LED's).

I am tired of the heat and the yellow output.I don't rely that much on the modeling lights, just for focus, and a rough idea here and there.
This would also help for those wanting to run on battery power.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 09:01:12 AM »
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Good question!

The new Profoto B1 has a surprisingly bright LED modeling lamp. The color of the LED isn't bad either. http://profoto.com/int/b1

Which make and model of flash are you currently using?
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 01:41:59 AM »
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I was hoping to change out the ones on the Photogenic PL monolights. I have a couple other light setups, but due to the remote feature control on these I use them in the studio often. The limiting factor on these lights are that the flash tubes are dome covered fronts, so they can't be too long.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 02:37:59 AM »
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Is Elinchrom the only company moving with better technology?
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 03:41:58 AM »
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Is Elinchrom the only company moving with better technology?

Broncolor Move 1200 - 30 watt led (5,500K) on full battery charge approx 2 hrs - http://www.bron.ch/broncolor/products/power-packs/showproduct/move-1200-l/?cHash=6e0a6b25bbd3d715ac27b655e9ba26e5#.UsUyhHnldGI

Priolite MBX500 - LED technology. Digressing from LED, interestingly, flash will sync at full power with no light fall off at 1/8000 sec camera shutter speed* - unfortunately for action photography recycling time at the lowest power setting is a non starter AFAIK at only 2 fps (Profoto B1 20 FPS)

*reply from Priolite to my enquiry - 'our lights will sync at full power at 1/8000 for the cameras you mentioned. There will be no dark edges. The complete sensor sees the full 500 Ws.'

http://www.lightingrumours.com/priolite-developing-hot-sync-hss-monolights-4970#.UsU1eXnldGI

http://christiananderl.com/blog/2013/highspeed-sync-strobe-test

http://www.prioliteshop.com

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 04:50:22 AM »
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Is Elinchrom the only company moving with better technology?

I think Profoto is a bit ahead of Elinchrom for battery powered lights, especially with the B1.

Unless Elinchrom has released something very recently*, Broncolor and Profoto are ahead of Elinchromfor pack and head systems.

In the category of AC powered monolights I have yet to see something that matches the features of the Paul C. Buff Einstein E640 however Photogenic Solair monolight come close and Hensel seems to be making a comeback as well.

*I need to look at Elinchrom again to see what is very new.
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