The RagLite LED systems are a product seeking backing on Kickstarter to do a production run of what appear to be LED strips on fabric that can be rolled up, powered by battery, are waterproof, and claim a CRI of 95. With several rewards being offered, including various sizes of their light, they seek to raise about $25,000. Read on for their video and more information on these unique lights.
If you have ever shot a scene in a car, you know how tricky it is to get light on your talent by hiding a light around the dash and getting the intensity and quality just right. If you've ever flown for a video shoot but didn't have the budget for excess media baggage or local gear rentals, it looks like the RagLite could easily be packed and taken along.
Below is their Kickstarter video.
Their main light for video and photo professionals is the RagLite Cine, which boasts a CRI of 95, 0-100% dimming without flicker, 3200K or 5600K (different models achieve these in different ways), and options for powering with a battery.
The 14" x 24" Cine version comes at $2,400 donation level, the 14" x 12" at $1,750, and the 6" x 6" is $750. I did not see any information on the level of lumens or footcandles on these models, so it's hard to compare these lights to other systems without knowing how much output they will provide. To add some perspective, the cost of the largest version Raglite is right up there next to the Celeb Light from Kino Flo (an amazing light, one of my personal favorites) so it's certainly not cheap.
In my opinion, the most attractive of their products is not the expensive Cine version, but rather the smaller "RGB" or "Original" models. Having a portable, versatile light for special uses (under water?!) can be very helpful when lighting backgrounds for interviews or working in tricky situations.
To learn more, check out the Raglite Kickstarter.
What do you think? Is this a unique product or something you would never use?