Lighting

Here is a list of lighting gear I used on a daily basis. Most of these lights are fairly affordable and give you a lot of flexibility.

My goal with lighting is to start with a powerful source and control and modify the light from there. This is why I love the Alzo 3000 lights which give me a TON of output and allow me to diffuse and bounce without underexposing.

Check out some of my lighting reviews and tutorials:


Categories

Lights
Modifiers and Controls
Stands
Grip Gear


Lights

Alzo 3000 LED Lights

Alzo 3000 LED Videos

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I use several Alzo 3000 lights on my projects and really love them. The output is impressive and allows me to diffuse and bounce light to create beautiful soft light.

Product Highlights:

  • 9000 LUX at 1 m (3 feet) – Equivalent to an Incandescent 1000 or HID 200
  • Daylight color temperature 5300K (+- 200K)
  • Flicker Free Dimming produces continuous light output suitable for very high frame rate video
  • Includes removable 8″ PAR reflector, 8″ diffuser & umbrella mount
  • LED bulb life is very long at about 50,000 hours full power
  • Internal cooling fan emits <5db of noise at front of light
  • In-line power switch on cord
  • Dimmable in 5 – 1/2 f-stop steps
  • Universal power 120-240 volts 50-60 HZ
  • Power Consumption (full power) = 100 watt

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Product Highlights:

  • 200W Equivalent Light Output
  • 22W Max Power Draw
  • 3000K-6000K Color Temperature Range
  • Dimmer (5-100%)
  • Swivel Hot-Shoe Mount
  • Snap-On Filter Holder & Diffusion Gel
  • Powertap Cable

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761605Octacool Lights

Product Highlights:

  • 9x 28W Lamps
  • For Still Photo or Video
  • Daylight Balance: 5000 – 5500K
  • 5/8″ Stand Mount
  • 12,600 Lumens @ 3.3 Feet

Read Caleb’s review.


Light Modifiers

List of gear I use to modify light and control light.

5 in 1 Reflectorreflector

One of the cheapest and most versatile lighting control tools you’ll ever buy.

  • 43″ 110CM 5 in 1 Collapsible Multi Disc Light Reflector
  • Translucent, silver, gold, white, and black
  • This reflector fits any standard reflector holders

Light Stands

C-Stand (Sliding Base)

Product Highlights

  • Sliding Leg for Uneven Terrain
  • 2 Section Riser
  • Sturdy Chrome Steel Construction
  • Easy to Stabilize
  • Legs Fold Flat
  • 40″ Extension w/ Attached Grip Head
  • 2.5″ Grip Head
  • 5/8″ Top Stud

C-Stand (Turtle Base)

Product Highlights

  • Detachable Base
  • Twist & Release Locking Legs
  • 40″ Riser
  • Stand Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • 40″ Grip Arm with Attached 2.5″ Head
  • 2.5″ Grip Head
  • 5/8″ Top Stud

TT-100 Table Top Tripod $35

  • Includes Mini Ballhead
  • All Aluminum Construction
  • Supports Loads Up to 6 lb
  • Only 7.5? Closed Height
  • Standard 1/4?-20 Mounting Screw

back-light-3-footImpact 3′ Two Section Back Light Stand $25

  • Base, Riser
  • Maximum Height of 3?
  • 5/8? Stud w/Reversible 1/4?-20 & 3/8? Threads

impact-micro-standImpact 48″ LS-K4 Micro Stand $60

  • Black Anodized Aluminum Construction
  • Load Capacity: 4 lb
  • 4 Sections, 3 Risers
  • Minimum Height: 17.5?
  • Folded Length: 16?
  • 1/4?-20 Removable Threaded Top Stud

impact-reverse-leg-compact-light-standImpact LS-RL 7 7.2′ Reverse Legs Light Stand $45

  • Lightweight Aluminum Construction
  • 5 Sections, 4 Risers
  • Folds Down to Only 18.9?
  • 5/8? Top Stud with 3/8?-16 Screw
  • Includes 3/8? to 1/4?-20 Adapter
  • Weighs only 2.2 lb

impact-6-foot-light-standImpact 6′ Stand $20

  • Minimum Height 26.3? (66.6 cm)
  • Maximum Height 6? (1.8 m)
  • Closed Length 26.3? (66.6 cm)
  • Footprint Diameter 30? (76 cm)
  • Weight 1.8 lb (820 g)
  • Maximum Load 4 lb (1.8 kg)
  • Attachment Size 5/8? stud with 1/4?-20 thread
  • Accepts Wheels Yes
  • Air Cushioned No

impact-9-5-foot-light-standImpact 9.5′ Air-Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand $40

  • Three Sections
  • 5/8? Stud with 1/4?-20 Threaded Top
  • Air-Cushioned

Grip Gear

Various grip gear and accessories I use around set. I have a grip gear video where I talk about all of this stuff in detail.