It’s Time To Add LED
With the line between photographer and videographer is getting more and more blurry. We are often asked what is the best sort of light that does, basically everything from portrait and product photography to video production and TikTok? The obvious answer is LED, in particular our range of LED monolights! Bader Beam & LM8100W
When most people think of LEDs they probably think of the small dim flickering lights that they messed about with in physics class at school. Those types of singular round LEDs are called DIP LEDs (Dual In-Line Package). They are also the kind of LEDs you might find in a control panel or to indicate when your TV is off!
A monolight uses a COB LED (Chip On Board) which is the latest incarnation of the humble LED. They are essentially an array of LED chips that are tightly packed together, in effect creating one large LED. This creates a powerful focused light that can be easily controlled and is incredibly cost effective to run. Making single COB Monolights perfect for photographers, videographers and live streamers.
Interfits range of LED monolights lights are simple to use and work with all types of camera. Whether you’re part of the analog resurgence or you’re using the latest mirrorless DSLR or even a smartphone, there are no compatibility issues here! They have been created with a robust and reliable design offering exceptional value for money. With a large array of modifying options you can control and shape this light anyway you want.
One of the downsides to a COB light, especially in a studio scenario, is the heat that is generated. With such a huge amount of light energy created in a small area, the heat is very localised and requires passive and active cooling. Interfit LED Monolights have combabted this issue by adding huge heatsinks that surround the front-mounted COB panel to draw heat away. They are also fitted with whisper quiet fans (>30db @1m) to make sure they can keep cool and not interfere with audio recordings.
LED technology is constantly being improved, becoming lighter, brighter and even more energy efficient. This allows longer lasting run time when using batteries as well as being more environmentally friendly when running on mains. Now more than ever, LEDs are a more popular light source to traditional incandescent or fluorescent lights.