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UE Lights
< on 12/8/2018 10:57 PM >
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Hi all,
Im about to upgrade my light kit for abandoned stuff and wanted to see what other people are using. I currently use some 500 lumen bike lights which are great for exploring but terrible for pictures. The beam is far too narrow for how I like to shoot. I do most of my stuff handheld so doing a long exposure and lighting up things separately doesn't work. I'm thinking of getting some cheap LED panels. Everyone I've seen doing abandoned videos uses a Neewer CN-160. It's $20 on Amazon and seems like a fine choice. Neewer also makes a 216 bulb panel which is supposedly brighter but I haven't seen any info on it. That one costs around $30. Another possible option for me would be building a light like a Stratus LED. It would be totally overkill and batteries would be too expensive but I would get much more use since I film videos at night as well. Do any of you guys have any suggestions?


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Re: UE Lights
< Reply # 1 on 12/8/2018 11:33 PM >
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Here are the lights I use for explorations:



You can get a wide enough beam on both of these to take decent photos. However, keep in mind that they are only a handheld and headlamp respectively.

If you add in a panel like the Neewer CN-160 you would have a pretty good lighting kit.

A collection of my explores:

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Re: UE Lights
< Reply # 2 on 12/8/2018 11:41 PM >
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Many of the LEDs are way too cool; too much blue.
These aren't best for photography.
Get one rated at 5000K
It should have a CRI rating; it should be as close to 100 as possible.
Anything below 90 isn't acceptable.


Dig around more on the internet to learn how to make the best purchase/set up.
It will save you from having post processing nightmares...

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