Testing the new LED100WA-56 Light with Bowens Softbox Mount

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
chkproductions Senior Member • Posts: 1,111
Re: Testing the new LED100WA-56 Light with Bowens Softbox Mount

Tom Meeks wrote:

1) The actual LUMENS... (Ordered a Lumen Meter today)

Remember when you measure the light's intensity to have it set at a known distance from light head to meter, usually 10 ft.  That creates a constant to work with.  So traditionally you'd know that if you halved your distance it would increase the lights intensity 2x, or doubled the distance which would cut the lights intensity in half.  So it would be good to know that when you do your test that your light was x distance away from your subject to get a usable or desired fstop.

2)  How they work in a room with big windows letting in outdoor light...

This is the one I'm waiting for.

3)  How much brighter the 200WA unit will actually be.

Results will be telling - specs vs. reality

4)  Best modifier for a "hair Light"... Snoot,, Bare Reflector, Small Softbox, Small Strip Softbox.

5)  Whether it makes a difference if the softbox is lined with silver or white

Are you looking for the quality of light here or it intensity?

6)  Can GOLD lined umbrellas be used to match heavily predominant incandscent lighting when needed?  (Have to do this in some conference rooms at times)

It will be interesting to see how much the gold will move it closer to the incandescent temperature but probably still need some CC gel for the light itself, but which then decreases the lights intensity - the ever present trade-off.

Look forward to seeing the results.  Great work.

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