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SPEKULAR - new LED lighting system - anyone think it's awful/ok/good/wow?

 
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Jan 06, 2018 11:26 |  #1

Hi there....

Joe Edelman has been strongly touting these LED lights as a cheaper alternative to regular strobes.
I suppose there is a place for everything: new technologies, new ideas and innovative ways in using them.

Spekular website: https://spiffygear.com (external link)

Joe Edelman site: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=lg8y4LSpgFw (external link)

Spekular specs (it's a modular lighting system):
1 kit contains 4 light sections
1 light section = 14.5 watts (1,500 lumens) - equivalent to 150 watt bulb per section (and weighs in at 335 grams)
4 light sections = 58 watts (6,000 lumens) - equivalent to 600 watt bulb in total
No flicker
Daylight balanced to 5,600 Kelvin
CRI Averaging 94+ (Although the Blue Colour Channel is measuring circa.73)
Dimmable from 100% down to 10%
120 degree beam angle
Dimensions: 1.5" / 4cm square x 12" / 30cm long

This kit is NOT cheap - costs $650.00 for the Core Kit!


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Jan 06, 2018 14:50 |  #2

I'd put them on the awful/OK end of the spectrum. There's a reason you're not seeing them used for full-length, or mixed with ambient - they're way underpowered.

And on a minor note: I think the names, both Spekular and SpiffyGear - are terrible :/

Cham_001 wrote in post #18534891 (external link)
Hi there....

Joe Edelman has been strongly touting these LED lights as a cheaper alternative to regular strobes.
I suppose there is a place for everything: new technologies, new ideas and innovative ways in using them.

Spekular website: https://spiffygear.com (external link)

Joe Edelman site: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=lg8y4LSpgFw (external link)

Spekular specs (it's a modular lighting system):
1 kit contains 4 light sections
1 light section = 14.5 watts (1,500 lumens) - equivalent to 150 watt bulb per section (and weighs in at 335 grams)
4 light sections = 58 watts (6,000 lumens) - equivalent to 600 watt bulb in total
No flicker
Daylight balanced to 5,600 Kelvin
CRI Averaging 94+ (Although the Blue Colour Channel is measuring circa.73)
Dimmable from 100% down to 10%
120 degree beam angle
Dimensions: 1.5" / 4cm square x 12" / 30cm long

This kit is NOT cheap - costs $650.00 for the Core Kit!


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Jan 06, 2018 15:09 |  #3

jlafferty wrote in post #18535022 (external link)
I'd put them on the awful/OK end of the spectrum. There's a reason you're not seeing them used for full-length, or mixed with ambient - they're way underpowered.


And on a minor note: I think the names, both Spekular and SpiffyGear - are terrible :/

1.> < no experience = no comment !>

2.> Yep - couldn't agree with you more ---> very 80's sounding!


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Accessories: Pkt Wiz TT5 x 4, AC3, MiniTT1, Sekonic L-758DR
Studio Lights: <... pending ...>

  
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