The Strahlen LED: A High Powered Light With A Flexible Design
Boasting a CRI of 90, bi-color options, and an output 1600 lux at 4ft, this Indiegogo campaign for an LED light takes a look at technology that’s not old, but not exactly new either. Read on to find out what makes this LED light unique from others on the market today.
The Strahlen LED light campaign is looking to raise $30,000 to begin production of their LED, and is offering perks that include the light itself in the fundraiser. We don’t have one to test, but I’ll share some of the published specs and some more images below.
Here are the specifications for the unit as published:
What makes it different from other LED lights on the market are a few things. For starters, the bi-color option is enabled by a switch, not a dial. This means you get either daylight or tungsten, no in between. According to Andy Waplinger, Founder of the Strahlen, the benefit to this is that by using two sets of diodes, the quality and output are higher, while maintaining a small package. The physical shape of the unit is unlike traditional LED arrays that look like a panel, but there is no proprietary power supply or bulky adapter as with some other units.
Options are available for diffusing or modifying the light, with softboxes, barn doors, and anything else you have that is S-mount compatible. The fresnel attachment has the ability to narrow the 110 degree beam to around 60 desgrees, while increasing measured output by about 2-2.5x. These accessories do come at an additional cost.
Speaking of cost, to buy in to the Strahlen system, it’s expected to run about $1,000 when they hit the market in mid 2014. For people who support their indiegogo, you can get one for only $800. Below is a video of example footage that was lit with the Strahlen.
So what do you think of this LED light? What would you have done differently? For more information, check out the Strahlen website.