LEDGO Tag

What is the appeal of the hot light? What? How can anybody love a lighting system that makes a studio hotter in January? That needs specially-ventilated light shapers to work. That makes the metal snoots so hot they smell like the grille at Alfred's Kitchen? What is the deal with hot lights?Well it is June and the weather is getting colder, and if you are in a studio right now the constant light can be a bit of comfort. It is not as good as a reverse-cycle Fujitsu set to 27º but it goes a little way to heating the place. And the metal snoot? Well, you can heat that to welding temperature with the modelling light of at the average mono block anyway - learn to direct the head of the light by using the handle at the back instead of grabbing the light modifier at the front.The real deal with the hot/constant light is that you can see what you get. If you are training students to see what their lighting is actually doing, or if you yourself...

Either you are or you aren't. You'll know for certain and the people around you will have a pretty fair suspicion, but either way you'll need to come in and see us here at the shop to spend money.Well, that's what we are here for, isn't it.In this case you are either going to be a person who stands outside in the rain with a camera or a person who stands inside out of the rain with a camera.For the former, we recommend that you get yourself a packet of Op/Tec Rainsleeves for your camera and lens before you go out. You can get drenched as much as you like but have a little pity on the expensive electronics. For $ 9.95 you get two sleeves and you can cope with the wet.For the latter, we recommend a Datacolor SpyderCheckr 24 card and a set of LEDGO LED lights. Armed with the card you can balance out whatever light exists inside the home with the soft light of the LEDGO panels and do wonderful portraits and tabletop shots inside in...

Those of you who follow the Subbuteo football league will have seen that their fixtures for the coming season include a number of night matches. Providing adequate lighting for the stadium during these games has always been problematical - the use of desk lamps means trailing electrical cords across the floor and sometimes these fall over and injure the players. Plus they are hot - summer matches can be hot and sweaty affairs at the best of times.Cullmann, the innovative German tripod and camera support people and Ledgo, the Chinese LED light firm have an answer for this. The Cullmann Flexx Support System and the Cullmann Copter miniature tripod with the CB4 head and shoe mount provide easily-portable towers that will direct the Ledgo LG-B56 bank of lights down upon the playing field. Two of these arrays should be enough to illuminate the standard pitch and the spectators will be rewarded with an authentic look to the game. If four towers are used it should be as good as the MCG or Wembley Stadium.On an odder note, some people may...

As you can see in the picture of the Shinkansen pulling into Yamagata station last week, even the highest of tech needs a little light some time - particularly if it is going to slug it up through the snowy passes in the twilight. Those are pretty powerful lights. There are deer in the woods in the Japanese mountains and salarymen in the centre of Tokyo and they both leap onto the tracks...