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ahotflash

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LED lights that are continuous and also "flash"
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:07:30 PM »

are these LED lights, "Rotolight Anova Pro" the only brand that can be used as continuos, lights that stay on like "hot lights"; and also "flash" like flash tube units?
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Tony Jay

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Re: LED lights that are continuos and also "flash"
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 05:35:12 PM »

are these LED lights, "Rotolight Anova Pro" the only brand that can be used as continuos, lights that stay on like "hot lights"; and also "flash" like flash tube units?
Rotolight have several models (Anova is only one) that can function like traditional flash units, or like traditional constant hot lights, or as a combination.
All use the same LED technology and only vary by size (and therefore number of LED bulbs).

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Re: LED lights that are continuos and also "flash"
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 02:30:07 AM »

Does any one else manufacture LED continuos lights that also (pulse) "flash". Seems like innovative technology, and will anyone else start making them/
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Tony Jay

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Re: LED lights that are continuos and also "flash"
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 02:43:33 AM »

Does any one else manufacture LED continuos lights that also (pulse) "flash". Seems like innovative technology, and will anyone else start making them/
Not as far as I know...
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Re: LED lights that are continuos and also "flash"
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 03:37:18 PM »

I have a cheap ring-light that does this. Honestly, as a flash it's pretty lame.

To put it in perspective, a basic 400Ws studio flash dumps its 400J in about 1/800 s. So during the time of the flash it's radiating at around 320kW (ie 320,000W).

Now maybe LEDs are 5 times more efficient, and you only use your flash at -3 stops... you're still at 8kW.
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Re: LED lights that are continuous and also "flash"
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 03:05:26 PM »

the same company just released a "continuos LED/pulsing light" combination at $399.98; the light would be "sufficient" for night-time and dark situations with no ambient light set-up type pictures. Waiting on reviews as it may be worth the price.
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