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Do any DIY'ers have a plan for building LED styled lighting for the video production community?
Asked by filmbilly
Posted Nov 13 2009 12:18 PM
LED lighting is fast becoming a viable, efficient, green alternative to tungston, hmi and fluorescent production lighting for the film and video industries. The LED lighting sources are cool (they don't heat up rooms and make the talent sweat), they use 95% less energy, they are dimmable and can change color temperature with the twist of a knob, can run AC or DC and have a lamp life of over 50,000 hours. There are many advantages to LED lighting systems but they are prohibitively expensive for many video producers. A 1x1 foot light panel costs about $1700 dollars and when working with the fixtures they feel like they were purchased at Walmart. I am wondering if anyone has a plan for DIY LED lights.
Comment by filmbilly : Nov 13 2009 03:44 PM
Peggy is great! I am guessing that you can dim and change color temperature etc. Do you know the dimensions of the unit? Can several of these be controlled by one micro controller? Mounting several of these together to create a single fixture would be fantastic. Create a frame and yoke and you're cookin' with gas!
Answered by DonWW
Posted Jun 18 2010 07:40 PM
Perhaps an LED floodlight would suit your needs? The DIY holiday lighting community has a few designs like this one that fits a standard 150W halogen lamp fixture. The development is discussed here.
You can find boards for controlling/dimming this and other LED fixtures at DoItYourselfChristmas.com. I'd suggest looking mostly at DMX boards as simple stand-alone DMX controllers are available from music dealers - they're popular with DJ's and bands.
Answered by jiechuang
Posted Jul 09 2012 11:18 PM
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Answered by lilymarlene
Posted Feb 23 2013 08:15 AM
Led lightning is a very energy efficient light source, in a couple of years everyone will have these kind of installations in their homes. I bought Peggy installation for our office and everyone liked it, one of the workers suggested to Buy Kratom to make our office fancier, we will discuss this issue at the next meeting.
Answered by Michael Hittner
Posted Jul 02 2013 01:54 AM
I'm currently using some clamp lights with some super duper bulbs in them but they get really hot which is not fun. I'm considering buying a couple of these LED lights, they're around $30 delivered from China. I need to light a 10x12 foot room
Answered by lennardgarnett
Posted Jul 26 2013 03:17 AM
I am remodeling my house and would love to install a LED styled lighting in my home, the guys from remodeling contractors Denver should know how to do this. I changed all the light bulbs from my house with LED because they are more efficient and last longer, a friend of mine created a device to change the color temperature and it looked lovely.
Answered by ericgarton2
Posted Jul 26 2013 04:49 AM
My son is very passionate about lighting systems and he has installed in the house a LED styled system, I liked it so much and decided to install such lights in the bathroom, the guys from the Bathroom Remodel Pasadena MD finished the remodel and I decided to make the bathroom design more special. I have installed also a lighting system in the living room, the lighting system is connected to the stereo sound system and the lights turn on and off depending on the music, it looks amazing.
Answered by gigihan
Posted Oct 11 2013 02:19 AM
I installed LED style lighting in my studio after I finished the http://www.cornerstoneroof.com roof remodeling, I invested a lot of money in the studio and the roof was in a deplorable condition so it had to be repaired before doing any more investments. Using LED lighting systems is easier for the video producers, try Peggy and you won`t regret it.