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LED Lighting

March 29th, 2023 by George Derrick

LED Lights

LED lights have become increasingly popular in the world of filmmaking and photography due to their energy efficiency, long lifespan, and versatile lighting capabilities. Unlike traditional incandescent lights, LEDs emit very little heat and consume less energy, making them ideal for long shoots and remote locations. Moreover, they offer a variety of color temperatures, and their brightness is easily adjustable, allowing for a range of lighting setups and moods.

INP Media LED Lighting Kit Bag

At INP Media we use a combination of lights, but more and more now we are using almost exclusively LED lights. On most productions, these are the lights we tend to use:

Aputure LS 600d

Aputure LS 300d

LitePanels Astra LED 6x Bi-colour

Here are some ways in which LED lights can be used to enhance filming and photography:

  1. Creating soft, diffused light: LED lights can be used with diffusers or softboxes to create soft and even lighting that mimics natural light. This is especially useful for portrait photography and interviews where the subject needs to be well-lit and the lighting needs to be flattering.
  2. Accent lighting: LED lights can be used to highlight or accent certain parts of a scene or subject. For example, if filming a product, an LED light can be used to focus on the item’s unique features or bring out specific colors.
  3. Setting the mood: LED lights can be used to create different moods and atmospheres, from warm and cozy to cool and edgy. By adjusting the color temperature and brightness, filmmakers and photographers can create the desired look and feel for their scene.
  4. Controlling lighting in tricky locations: Filming in low light or difficult locations can be challenging, but with LED lights, it becomes easier to control the lighting. LED lights can be placed in tight spaces, such as cars or small rooms, and can be easily powered by batteries, making them a convenient option for on-location shoots.
  5. Saving energy and money: LED lights are highly energy-efficient and consume less power than traditional lights. This can lead to significant savings in energy costs, which can be especially useful for productions with limited budgets.

You can have a look at a recent production we did for Mercedes-Benz with their Uhlenhaut Coupe that was shot in a studio in Germany.

Overall, LED lights offer a range of benefits to filmmakers and photographers, making them a versatile and practical option for lighting setups. Whether you are shooting a short film, music video, or taking photographs, LED lights can help you achieve the desired lighting effects and bring your vision to life.

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