While browsing the Twitterverse today, I noticed a quick and to the point tweet from Fotodiox that introduced me to a constant LED light fixture that would accept my Bowens mount light fixtures. It promises serious power mixed with the modular adeptness that I just love. Meet the Fotodiox LED100WA.
The new lights called LED100WA is being sold in either 5600 Daylight or 3200 Tungsten color temperatures (which means you have to choose, unfortunately) and put off the equivalent of a 600 Watt Incandescent Light with the luminance of 7600 lux/m. Being LED, they have a remarkably low electrical draw, maxing out at 100 watts (hence the 100WA in the name). They also claim the lights remain extremely cool, doing so by mixing the lower heat of an LED with a tiny near-silent fan.
600W LED in Strobe Housing?! ow.ly/kA2tx
— Fotodiox Inc (@Fotodiox) April 30, 2013
The LED lamps themselves have a high color rendering index (CRI >85), supposedly providing clear, color correct light. They are dimmable, and the color correctness at each power level is extremely important to me. Color consistent LED light is unexpectedly hard to find. I'll be looking at this part of these lights very closely.
The basic light is set to retail for $325, which isn't too bad considering what you could pay for powerful constant lights these days.
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