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Light painting, fluorescent or LED?

 
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Apr 15, 2013 19:33 |  #1

Just have a coupe brief questions about a light painting setup for cars.
I have already experimented with my softbox was able to get some good results, just need something more portable.

From searching around the forum, it seems like people had good results with tube style lighting, such as 2 Fluorescent Lamp's joined together, or those LED tube lights.


Anyone have experience with either one of the two? not sure which would be better.

- cordless fluorescent lamp
I was thinking of getting two of these, and joining them together. Unless one of them should do?
http://www.hsn.com …-fluorescent-lamp/4705638 (external link)

Or a tube style LED light, or a squared one?
and I'd try and diffuse the light a bit better, maybe put a white T-shirt over these.


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Apr 16, 2013 05:20 |  #2

I'm using both. I use the Video light for interior, as it's better to move them around in cramped spaces.

The work light I used for exterior, but somehow find that it's less bright. You have to put something over it to diffuse, if not you'll get series of small light streak instead of one large light streak.


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Apr 18, 2013 22:05 as a reply to  @ ahmad0420's post |  #3

I would go with the florescent lights since they spread the light a little better than LED's. I was looking for some LED work lights for a reasonable price to mess around with. Instead Ive been using a recharable spotlight with great success. If your lighting a bigger area, you will need something bigger but my results with this exact light have been great.

http://www.walmart.com …Series-Spotlight/14560017 (external link)

I placed a thin sheet over the front to spread the light a little more and its been working great. This is also a weaker option, they have a 2 million candle power option and more expensive lights with HID bulbs which you could attach softboxes too.

A few pics I lit with this little guy

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I will admit it may be nicer to have something with more lighting area but for messing around on a budget this can work well. I cloth over the LED wand may work well too, but neither of those have the intensity that these spot lights have.



  
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Apr 18, 2013 22:21 |  #4

Why not get an underhood work light? They are wide enough to span across the hood of a car, or roughly the length of a florescent tube.
http://www.amazon.com …-Hood-Light/dp/B007CNRZI8 (external link)


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Apr 18, 2013 22:46 |  #5

I already got this cordless unit which has two florescent tube lights, it was only $45 shipped so I'll get to test it out soon


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Apr 30, 2013 23:41 as a reply to  @ mlech's post |  #6

I got an underhood light, but for about 40$. Works Good but not perfect, not smooth enough and the spaces between the led lights look horrible on the car. not i got a neon lamp from a hardware store, power conversion for my car and an extension cable. will test it on weekend


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May 02, 2013 01:30 |  #7

This was done with a £20 bike light put inot a home made white box, one side open with a white fabric over it. Its like a 50cm x 10cm light box

Several 20second exposures combined

Thats the light box in the top facing the camera


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May 12, 2013 07:35 |  #8

http://www.repco.com.a​u …hargeable+LED+W​orklights~ (external link)

bottom of the page. Left hand side. That's what I use. Rechargeable LED. The hard part is finding a way to diffuse the light.


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May 19, 2013 09:51 |  #9

I really like picture #2 - the way you edited the engine on the car.

dandaman15 wrote in post #15843688 (external link)
I would go with the florescent lights since they spread the light a little better than LED's. I was looking for some LED work lights for a reasonable price to mess around with. Instead Ive been using a recharable spotlight with great success. If your lighting a bigger area, you will need something bigger but my results with this exact light have been great.

http://www.walmart.com …Series-Spotlight/14560017 (external link)

I placed a thin sheet over the front to spread the light a little more and its been working great. This is also a weaker option, they have a 2 million candle power option and more expensive lights with HID bulbs which you could attach softboxes too.

A few pics I lit with this little guy

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/dandaman15/8602​357504/  (external link)
Subi (external link) by dandaman15 (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/dandaman15/8593​278033/  (external link)
Engine (external link) by dandaman15 (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/dandaman15/8374​062289/  (external link)
Composite (external link) by dandaman15 (external link), on Flickr

I will admit it may be nicer to have something with more lighting area but for messing around on a budget this can work well. I cloth over the LED wand may work well too, but neither of those have the intensity that these spot lights have.


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Jun 10, 2013 09:00 |  #10

mlech wrote in post #15831829 (external link)
Just have a coupe brief questions about a light painting setup for cars.
I have already experimented with my softbox was able to get some good results, just need something more portable.

From searching around the forum, it seems like people had good results with tube style lighting, such as 2 Fluorescent Lamp's joined together, or those
led light (external link).


Anyone have experience with either one of the two? not sure which would be better.

- cordless fluorescent lamp
I was thinking of getting two of these, and joining them together. Unless one of them should do?
http://www.hsn.com …-fluorescent-lamp/4705638 (external link)

Or a tube style LED light, or a squared one?
and I'd try and diffuse the light a bit better, maybe put a white T-shirt over these.


square type, http://www.ebay.ca …ights&hash=item​27ca916c31 (external link)

tube style http://www.ebay.ca …sh=item2c52af4c​6d&vxp=mtr (external link)

Which light painting are you using? I am new to the business so please guide me which will be bese and way to use it.. Waiting for reply.,Thanks in advance:)




  
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