Led lighting has come a long way over the past 7 years.
I rent Led lighting to my customers on just about every production I work as Gaffer on these days. Ease of use is a big factor. I reach for the Astra-Lite Panels the most. Battery powered, lightweight, nimble, variable color temperature option on the fly and extremely powerful. Astra light panels are quick and effective. The power consumption on LED lighting is amazing. Color rendering used to be an issue but no more in my opinion! You literally can shoot at night in the street with only 4 anton bauer batteries for 3 to 6 hours dependent on the brightness setting.
Astra Lite Panels
“This compact 2-light kit has everything you need to light on-camera stand ups or a small location. The included
battery adapter plates make these kits a great mobile lighting solution. Both the Astra 1×1 Bi-Color panels provide soft, full spectrum illumination.”
The Advantage of LED Lighting
The big advantage of LEDs is that they tend to stay relatively cool and are super energy efficient. The light also takes Chimera diffusers or modifiers (still photographers language) which soften, wrap and broaden the LED light. You can mount these lights on the hood of a car on a bicycle or hold it in your hand and aim it at your subject. If you are a 1 man crew the Astra Light panel is the hot ticket! The Astra light panel is powerful enough to use on Miami beach to fill your subject or act as an eye light on a corporate interview shoots. In Fort Lauderdale, LEDs are quickly replacing fluorescents as well in commercial applications.
The rental price for LED lighting is a great bang for your buck. Call Daves Grip and Lighting today for a great price on LED lighting rental.