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Westcott Ice Light
« on: July 29, 2013, 05:56:14 PM »

Hello,

Just been looking at this amazing Westcott Ice Light LED light and I was wondering if any of you guys and gals are using them and if so what are your thoughts about this light.

http://www.theicelight.com/

Ciao

Simon
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 07:18:36 PM »

That looks really cool!  CRI of 90+ for LED's is pretty good too.   I probably would have bought one on the spot if they were $299 instead of $499.  Now I'm as curious as Simon is to hear how people like them.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 07:22:27 PM »

Hi Eric,

Couldnít help myself just went and bought two of them on EBay. I think Iím a camera junkie I need help.

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Simon
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Re: Westcott Ice Light
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 12:24:38 AM »

Hi Eric,

Couldnít help myself just went and bought two of them on EBay. I think Iím a camera junkie I need help.

Cheers

Simon
Better them than a Hassy Lunar. Do let us know if it proves useful.

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Re: Westcott Ice Light
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 09:47:13 AM »

I still have maybe a dozen battery-powered and some AC powered fluorescent strip lights that I used on location for years. The color quality sucked, but then it matched the poor color quality of the existing fluorescents in labs and classrooms on our campus. (I had both Cool White and Warm White tubes and would try to match the existing light.) They were very easy to hide behind laptop screens, books, and lab equipment, and they added a nice little kiss of light in just the right spot. I'm pretty sure I got the idea from a Gary Gladstone book on industrial photography.

So yeah, this looks pretty cool. Good color quality and dimmable? Very nice.

(Edited to add links to original lights.)
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 09:49:24 AM by k bennett »
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Re: Westcott Ice Light
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 10:25:57 AM »

That looks really cool!  CRI of 90+ for LED's is pretty good too.

Osram and Cree have leds with a CRI of 95. Besides, the way the CRI is measured does not correlate very well with the colors as seen by a digital sensor, so I would want to test those lights on different subjects with a camera before shooting with them.
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Re: Westcott Ice Light
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 11:06:04 AM »

Some of the photos in the gallery on their website have EXIF -  umm when they are holding the lights close to them the shooters are using f/6.3 and 1/30th at ISO 640.  It's an assumption but you'd think they'd have it at the brightest setting if they were shooting stills at 1/30?    This probably isn't going to be enough light for most of what I am doing except light painting, but I'd love to be proven wrong!  Simon tell us how you like them!
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Re: Westcott Ice Light
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 09:40:16 AM »

Hi,

I would love to have one of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightsaber
It is a much more versatile tool.

The best color rendering I saw so far (for LED) are from the Felloni light panels, but they cast an ugly shadow.

Best,
Johannes
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