Why choose between a flash or an LED array, when you can use both?
With just one hotshoe to your camera's name, choosing between an LED array for video or a flash can mean either leaving one at home, or swapping between two in the field. A new IndieGogo campaign aims to change that by combining the devices into one. The LightRight is a small, thin LED set that serves double duty as a bounce card for your flash.
Using everyone's favorite high-tech attachment technology (velcro), it's a half-inch thick set of LEDs that's small and light enough to attach to the strobe that you have set on your camera. So when you need a constant light source for video, you just flip on the LEDs, and the rest of the time it performs like a bounce card for your flash.
It looks a bit large and ungainly, manufacturers ColorRight have managed to design a setup that weighs less than 1lbs, and is only half an inch thick. We'll still be curious to see how it affects the handling of the camera. It uses Samsung LED chips, and outputs light at Daylight 5600 ± 200 Kelvin. It hits about 1200 lumens of illumination, and is available in either standard kit ($89-$99), or a pro kit with a few more accessories ($139-$149).
Keep in mind that since this project is funded over IndieGogo, and not Kickstarter, even if the LightRight doesn't hit its full $25,000 funding goal, the company still gets all the funds that were pledged.
Full press release follows:
ColorRight Announces World’s First Video Light & Flash Diffuser Combo
LightRight is a Patent Pending Super Thin & Light Pro LED Light & Photo Flash Diffuser
Gurnee, Ill. – August 1, 2013 – ColorRight, a small, family owned manufacturer of photography and videography accessories and equipment, today announces the LightRight, a dual purpose lighting solution for pro photographers and videographers. The compact LightRight comes with a long list of industry firsts. LightRight is the first Pro Photo & Video dual purpose light. LightRight is the thinnest (.5”), and lightest (less than a pound) pro LED light currently available to order. The ColorRight LightRight also includes new patent pending world class LED technology. This new technology is called LEDNatural and provides very diffused light with minimal power loss. LEDNatural also provides for longer battery run time and ultra-slim led panel designs.
LightRight can be used handheld, in the studio, on a video rig, attached to your flash diffuser, and just about anywhere else, with the optional tripod mounting plate and mini tripod included in the PRO Kit. The PRO Kit also includes a tungsten gel.
“Until now, photographers and videographers had to choose whether to shoot with their external flash, or with an LED light panel. Carrying and using two separate units in the field was cumbersome at best,” said Drew Strickland, President of ColorRight. “LightRight LED products give people the ability to use their flash and a video light simultaneously. Our patent pending LEDNatural technology is a totally new approach to photo and video lighting. I can’t wait to see where it takes the industry. Please consider supporting our Indiegogo campaign.”
The ColorRight LightRight video light and flash diffuser also features a one-touch dimmer and on / off switch, 1800mah rechargeable li-ion battery, protective battery case, and ac-power cord.
Other standard features include:
· Samsung premium LED chips
· Daylight 5600 ± 200, Color Index Rating > 80
· Approximately 1200 lumens
· Dimmable: 10-100% Power Output
Additional PRO Kit features include:
· Tungsten Gel and Velcro Mounts
· 2800mah Li-ion Rechargeable battery
· Mini Flexible Tripod
· Tripod Mounting Plate
· Universal Hot-Shoe Mount
Available to pre-order now are the regular LightRight $99, and a LightRight PRO Kit $149. The LightRight is being crowd-funded on Indiegogo. Both products are available for pre-order now at http://www.indiegogo.com. For additional information about ColorRight please visit www.colorright.com.
Serving the photo and video markets since 2008, ColorRight is an innovative manufacturer of high-quality professional photography and videography accessories. ColorRight is the developer and exclusive distributor of the award-winning ColorRight white balance line of products, as well as the premium FlashRight line of high-end camera flash diffuser systems. For more information about ColorRight visit www.colorright.com andwww.facebook.com/pages/