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Portable LED light Panel 126 VS 160---Super cheap
« on: October 31, 2013, 01:23:57 PM »
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I make small money in Photography ( Hobby) by  shooting the Parties in the Night time. Past 2 years,  I do not use Flashes, because the People brink/ Close their eyes when the flasher shoot out the bright light in the dark area.
Yes, I Make my DIY, the Flashes/ LED Portable Lights Panels, and Start with 2 years ago, Buy 2  panels of  126 Neewer Panels from Amazon = 25 Us Dollars / each, And Use since then = Great Light for the Dark area group shots.
Yes Last week, I want Bigger , Stronger LED Light Panels = 160 LED( Color Temperature = 5400K at full Load, and can reduce to 3200K by  the dimmer in the unit) , Same Company " NEEWER "  Made in China , By Amazon = 34 US Dollars Each---Yes , I just get  2 panels  to day, Yes, I use GE. Light meter test to compare Between 126 LED and Ne 160 LED. BTW = $ 34 US Dollars / Each  160 LED Light Panel.
Yes All of them use 6  AA Rechargable Batteries = Eneloop/ Sanyo---Here the Test Result :
 For 126 LED  at 3 feet from  front of panel in the Dark Area = 150 Foot- Candle
For 160 LED at 3 feet from front of the Panel in the dark area = 250 Foot- candle  ( An Overcast day  will provide an intensity of around 1,000 foot-candle = From Wikipedia).
Yes, I have very high recommend to all of my Photographers friends for both still photos or / and Videography.
Enjoy.
Surapon.

PS, This Weekend, I will use  my New 160 LED ( 2 Of Them ) with my DIY Holder, and report back to you.

http://www.amazon.com/NEEWER%C2%AE-Dimmable-Digital-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_p_1
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Portable LED light Panel 126 VS 160---Super cheap
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Re: Portable LED light Panel 126 VS 160---Super cheap
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 01:25:13 PM »
 For 126 LED  at 3 feet from  front of panel in the Dark Area = 150 Foot- Candle
For 160 LED at 3 feet from front of the Panel in the dark area = 250 Foot- candle  ( An Overcast day  will provide an intensity of around 1,000 foot-candle = From Wikipedia).

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Re: Portable LED light Panel 126 VS 160---Super cheap
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 01:28:35 PM »
Thanks for the basic review, but how accurate is the color temperature? How stable is it? Does it change with the physical temperature? Is it stable as power is adjusted up/down? How about spectrum? Is it good, full spectrum? While I'd love to get a bunch of these for this cheap, if the color temp isn't stable and pretty accurate and it doesn't provide pretty good spectrum, I'm not sure it'd be as usable. If all those are pretty good...awesome, great find!

EDIT: Ok, been checking out the Amazon reviews. Looks like it's a bit too blue & green and has some uneven vignetting (http://www.amazon.com/review/R3EYV23TL14NO9/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B004TJ6JH6&nodeID=502394&store=photo)

So, a bit of a -green filter and it's probably fairly decent, at least for the price.
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Re: Portable LED light Panel 126 VS 160---Super cheap
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 01:32:51 PM »
 For 126 LED  at 3 feet from  front of panel in the Dark Area = 150 Foot- Candle
For 160 LED at 3 feet from front of the Panel in the dark area = 250 Foot- candle  ( An Overcast day  will provide an intensity of around 1,000 foot-candle = From Wikipedia).

The Photos below are By LED 126 , 2 Light panels, 2 years ago.
I will test my New 160 LED light panels in this weekend, and report back to you.
Thanks.
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Re: Portable LED light Panel 126 VS 160---Super cheap
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 01:42:52 PM »
Thanks for the basic review, but how accurate is the color temperature? How stable is it? Does it change with the physical temperature? Is it stable as power is adjusted up/down? How about spectrum? Is it good, full spectrum? While I'd love to get a bunch of these for this cheap, if the color temp isn't stable and pretty accurate and it doesn't provide pretty good spectrum, I'm not sure it'd be as usable. If all those are pretty good...awesome, great find!

Dear Sir, Mr. Drizzt321.
Yes, When I turn the Wheel up to full Light --My  2 years Old 126 LED Panels = 5400K , And I use Auto WB = great Photos in the dark area with some Flourescent lights.. But When I dim down to half way, the  color temperature are change to 3200K, But it great for warm face color with Auto WB.
Yes, Sir , Just 34 US Dollars, I can use as the Support Background Lights for my studio Lights too. And So cheap, I can use as emergency Light, When my power cut off in my Home town , North Carolina--When Super Hurricane come to visit us---3-4 times a years.
Nice to talk to you, Sir.
Surapon

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Thanks again, Sir
"EDIT: Ok, been checking out the Amazon reviews. Looks like it's a bit too blue & green and has some uneven vignetting "------Sorry to that gentleman's  Review, Which Opposite  with my Easy Review  this afternoon----Yes from my GE. Light meter for Measure  the Light in Architecture Building, 126 LED = 150 FC, and 160 LED = 250 FC ( 3 feet from the Panels). And  My Old eyes can not see  the blue / green  shade form the final Hard Copies  8 X 10 Print for my Clients.
Yes, Sir, Just for 34 US Dollars/ each, This Chinese made still not Perfected Product --Yet, But , I am very happy about them , in past  2 years.
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Re: Portable LED light Panel 126 VS 160---Super cheap
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 09:07:13 PM »
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Re: Portable LED light Panel 126 VS 160---Super cheap
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 09:07:13 PM »