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miami photographer Jun 27, 2016 1:09 PM

light for light painting???
 
What type of light do you recommend for light painting buildings, large objects?
Lot of people recommending the Brinkmann Q-beam spot light. I have looked at it and the internal rechargeable battery fails often.

Do you have any recommendation?

Thank so much!

Ozzie_Traveller Jun 27, 2016 4:58 PM

G'day mate

I have several LED torches - cost about $15 from an internet supplier [sample at http://www.dinodirect.com/torch-flas...bulb-led.html]

These give me several hours at full power + maybe 10 hrs at 1/4-power ... plenty enough to paint whatever

WB ~= 3400k

It is also possible to hold a red or blue filter over the front to give variations

Hope this helps
Phil

NHL Jun 28, 2016 6:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ozzie_Traveller (Post 1406980)
G'day mate

I have several LED torches - cost about $15 from an internet supplier [sample at http://www.dinodirect.com/torch-flas...bulb-led.html]

These give me several hours at full power + maybe 10 hrs at 1/4-power ... plenty enough to paint whatever

WB ~= 3400k

It is also possible to hold a red or blue filter over the front to give variations

Hope this helps
Phil

I second Phil recommendation too as their 18650 type batteries are rechargeable: https://www.amazon.com/Nitecore-i2-I.../dp/B0096U26QQ

Also you may want to pick a light with adjustable beam as it'll minimize hot spots.
-> Since you'll be shooting on a tripod any way, there be plenty of time to "paint" using a lower intensity wider beam ;)

miami photographer Jun 28, 2016 8:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ozzie_Traveller (Post 1406980)
G'day mate

I have several LED torches - cost about $15 from an internet supplier [sample at http://www.dinodirect.com/torch-flas...bulb-led.html]

These give me several hours at full power + maybe 10 hrs at 1/4-power ... plenty enough to paint whatever

WB ~= 3400k

It is also possible to hold a red or blue filter over the front to give variations

Hope this helps
Phil

$15 is a good price!
:)
Do you think 2800 lumens is an overkill? I have found one with 2800 Lumens.
https://www.amazon.com/Ryobi-P716-Co.../dp/B00F1GWZTC

Ozzie_Traveller Jun 28, 2016 4:37 PM

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Originally Posted by miami photographer (Post 1407001)
$15 is a good price!
:)
Do you think 2800 lumens is an overkill? I have found one with 2800 Lumens.
https://www.amazon.com/Ryobi-P716-Co.../dp/B00F1GWZTC

They all have a 5-position switch ... full-power, 1/2-power, 1/4-power, fast-flashing, slow-flashing

So while the flashing does not concern you, you can use any of the main 3 settings for what you want

Phil

miami photographer Jul 2, 2016 8:30 AM

Thanks so much!


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