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Old Jun 27, 2016, 2:09 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old Jun 27, 2016, 5:58 PM   #2
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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
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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
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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
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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
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$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
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$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

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