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Polaroid LED Lighting Solutions Shine Bright for Photographers and Videographers

April 27, 2016 Comments off

PolaroidRIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – April 27, 2016 The Polaroid LED camera/camcorder video lighting line is notably powerful and versatile, shining bright where photographers and videographers need it the most. Supporting a number of camera and camcorder models from top brands including Canon, JVC, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony, Polaroid now has the following lighting solutions available for professionals and enthusiasts alike:

Ultra 350 LED with Barn DoorsPolaroid 350 ultra high-powered super bright LED camera/camcorder video light with barn doors
The Polaroid 350 LED light features an optional diffusion screen to gently soften light and barn doors to direct the light source. The high-powered 350 dual-color LED beam offers variable brightness controls (from 10% to 100% flicker-free) and color temperature controls (between 3200K and 5600K), usable both indoors and outdoors. It can be powered by lithium-ion batteries or through its own power receptacle, making it a versatile lighting solution for photographers and videographers.

Ultra Bright 144 or 312 video/photo lightPolaroid ultra high-powered super bright LED camera/camcorder video light in 312 and 144 LED options
The Polaroid ultra high-powered super bright LED camera/camcorder video light also comes in both a 312 and a 144 dual-color LED arrangement. Both options include variable brightness controls between 10% and 100% and color temperature controls between 3200K and 5600K and are a dimmable, cool-running source ideal for photographers and videographers both indoors and outdoors. The LED lights can be powered via lithium-ion battery or by its own power receptacle. Each model can be attached to a tripod and comes with a diffusion screen for light softening, a built-in camera hot shoe mount and a swivel head adapter. The 312 LED light comes with an additional handgrip for extended shooting options.

102 LED dimmablePolaroid 102 LED dimmable camera/camcorder video light
Designed for use with a flash, the Polaroid 102 LED dimmable light has a 102 LED arrangement with variable brightness control from 10% to 100%. It is a pro-grade, high-powered light that offers a cool-running source for photographers and videographers and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It includes four filters for additional creativity – clear diffuser, white, warming and magenta.  The flexible Velcro mount system supports most flash models.

Pricing and Availability
The Polaroid 350 LED camera/camcorder video light is available now from Amazon for $159.99 USD and ships with a 350 LED light head, 2 lithium-ion batteries, a dual battery charger, a swivel head mounting adapter, a barn door set, a diffusion filter, a carry case, an AC and DC adapter, a UK and EU plug adapter and a manual.

The Polaroid 312 LED camera/camcorder video light is available now from Amazon for $139.95 USD and ships with a 312 LED light, two lithium-ion batteries, a battery charger, a swivel head mounting adapter, a handgrip for off-camera use, a diffusion filter, a carry case, a UK and EU adapter and a manual. For a full list of Polaroid 312 LED light model options, please visithttp://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dphoto&field-keywords=Polaroid+LED+312&rh=i%3Aphoto%2Ck%3APolaroid+LED+312.

The Polaroid 144 LED camera/camcorder video light is now available from Amazon for $99.99 USD and ships with a 144 LED light, two lithium-ion batteries, a battery charger, a swivel head mounting adapter, a diffusion filter, a carry case, a UK and EU adapter and a manual. For a full list ofPolaroid 144 Led light model options, please visit http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dphoto&field-keywords=Polaroid+LED+144&rh=i%3Aphoto%2Ck%3APolaroid+LED+144.

The Polaroid 102 LED dimmable camera/camcorder video light is now available from Amazon for $39.99 USD and ships with a 102 LED light, a swivel head shoe mount and four filters.

Request a Media Review Kit
Members of the media are invited to review the Polaroid LED camera/camcorder video lighting solutions. To request a media review kit sample, please contact Mariah Stein atmariah@zazilmediagroup.com.

The Polaroid Brand
Polaroid is one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75-year history beginning with Polaroid instant film. Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, thePolaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products. For more information, visit http://www.Polaroid.com.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

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Flashpoint 300 LED on Camera Light (Review)

October 1, 2015 Comments off

Flashpoint 300 LEDFlashpoint 300 LED
Adorama
$79.95

The Flashpoint 300 (300) LED is the first on-camera LED light that I’ve tried and I have to say up front that I love it. The 300 is a lightweight, versatile, fully adjustable light source that delivers as much or as little light as you want for a very good price. 300 individual LEDs provide you with strong, even light that you can’t reproduce with a standard flash unit.

Flashpoint 300 LED: On-Camera Light with Audio

The large 300 diode LED gives action videographers and still photographers super bright, high-quality output. With auto light levels, stereo microphones and a signal flash mode, the 300 LED can sense lighting requirements and delivers automatic balance exposure as it passes from one environment to another, making it ideal for run-and-gun shooters looking for the most light on demand. The on-board stereo electret condenser microphones are also invaluable for traveling shooters, minimizing the need to cage-rig a camera for attaching an external microphone. The sensitive mics are distanced from camera sounds on either top corner of the light, delivering clean audio directly to the camera. All fitting comfortably atop a camera’s hot shoe or off-camera via the convenient stand thread, the 300 LED is a comprehensive package in a superior, sleek design.

I like that the unit delivers consistent light at all levels. There’s no flicker or any odd color shifting at full power or at any power setting.

  • Advanced 300 LED lamp count in a sleek but strong unit.
  • Delivers amazing flicker free Daylight 7140 lux at 50cm.
  • Generous beautiful wrap around 80 degree angle emission.
  • Automatic light level mode responds to conditions automatically or total manual control with fine settings.
  • Dimmer dial from 0-100% with shift free color.
  • Renders at least 85% of total spectral value.
  • Digital display for battery level and light output .
  • Uses standard Sony NP 7.4v Lithium battery plus DC power adapters.
  • Built-in Stereo Microphones delivers clean audio to camera.
  • Constructed of super tough black ABS.
  • Keeps subjects and gear cool and comfortable when used close up.
  • Special emergency signal capabilities.

FP 300 LED BackWhy it’s Frugal: The Flashpoint 300 LED is frugal because it’s the only light you need for a variety of situations including run-n-gun, still photography, video, and fill lighting. When you only need one light that can fill almost every need, then it’s frugal.

I took the 300 with me to SpiceWorld 2015 in Austin last week and I had a professional photographer ask me all about it. I showed him all the same features that I explained in the video. I’ll bet that he’s already placed an order for one.

If you can only carry one light with you, this should be the one. In its bag, with two extra batteries (sold separately), that I highly recommend that you purchase, the space cost is approximately 9″x7″x1.5″. That small space contains the 300 LED, the audio cable, two batteries, and your filters.

NP-F550 BatteryThe only reason that the 300 didn’t get the coveted 10/10 is that it drains batteries (sold separately for $22.70) pretty fast. And it drains them even when the unit is off, but the the batteries are connected. So, remove your battery from the unit if it’s going to be off for more than 30 minutes. Buy more than one battery. You get two plus a charger from the link above at Amazon.

Rating: 9.5/10

Recommendation: If you are a photographer or videographer, this light must be in your bag. And the batteries too.

Flashpoint Introduces Four LED On-Camera Lights to Lineup – On Sale Now!

April 22, 2015 Comments off

Flashpoint 300 LEDNew York, NY – April 22, 2015 – Flashpoint, a leading manufacturer of professional photography and video equipment, is bringing the power of LED lighting to DSLR cameras with four new on-camera lighting units: the Flashpoint 300 LED (on-camera light with audio); the Flashpoint 198 LED (bi-color on-camera light); the Flashpoint 198 LED (VariAngle on-camera light); and the Flashpoint Reporter Super Compact 150 LED (on-camera light).

Light enough to go anywhere with enough light to go everywhere, the newest additions to the Flashpoint family are now available at discounted prices online at Adorama’s official website and at the Adorama superstore, located at 42 West 18th Street in New York City.

Flashpoint 300 LED: On-Camera Light with Audio – 20% Off
The large 300 diode LED gives action videographers and still photographers super bright, high-quality output. With auto light levels, stereo microphones and a signal flash mode, the 300 LED can sense lighting requirements and delivers automatic balance exposure as it passes from one environment to another, making it ideal for run-and-gun shooters looking for the most light on demand. The on-board stereo electret condenser microphones are also invaluable for traveling shooters, minimizing the need to cage-rig a camera for attaching an external microphone. The sensitive mics are distanced from camera sounds on either top corner of the light, delivering clean audio directly to the camera. All fitting comfortably atop a camera’s hot shoe or off-camera via the convenient stand thread, the 300 LED is a comprehensive package in a superior, sleek design.

Flashpoint 198 LEDFlashpoint 198 LED: Bi Color On-Camera Light – 20% Off
The 198 LED Bi-Color has the extraordinary ability to dial in exact color temperature to match or compete with its surroundings. The precision color temperature dial easily adjusts between 3200 and 5600K to provide quick solutions for shooters on the go, meeting every ambient environmental challenge possible. It provides visually accurate color temperatures and flicker-free output with no color shift when dimming. When used outdoors, the small, self-contained LED light produces enough light to alleviate deep shadows while blending available light to add modeling to subjects. Super lightweight, the 198 LED Bi-Color fits comfortably on DSLR hot shoes and off-camera via the convenient stand thread. Compatible with just about any capacity industry standard Sony or Panasonic lithium battery cells as well as universally available AA batteries, the 198 LED Bi-Color gives support where and when it is needed the most.

Flashpoint 198 LED: VariAngle On-Camera Light – 40% Off
The 198 LED VariAngle gives users the ability to focus light for a more precise spread. With a brilliant variable angle beam from a 25-degree spot to a standard 60-degree spread, it offers more versatile power than a normal LED. The unique variable light can deliver illumination beyond the 16 inches achieved with a 60-degree spread because of its light concentration of up to 4470 lumens at 25 degrees. Two additional interchangeable color panels give users instantaneous control between 3200 and 5600K for immediate results. Like its other Flashpoint counterparts, the 198 LED VariAngle is perfect for mobile and location photographers due to its lightweight frame and numerous power options including compatibility with almost any capacity industry standard Sony type lithium battery and universally available AA battery.

Flashpoint 150 LEDFlashpoint Reporter Super Compact 150 LED: On-Camera Light – 29% Off
Super compact and sleek, the Reporter Super Compact 150 LED is a favorite for short photo and video clip needs and interviews. It is designed to be as portable and mobile as a cellphone and even uses a cellphone charger. Ideal for reporters, bloggers, run-and-gun shooters, foodies, and users in need of a backup or emergency light, the Reporter Super Compact 150 LED is perfect for shots on any DSLR or HD camcorder with its 900-lux output. The included removable hotshoe mount with threads makes it easy to use on camera, on a stand or flex-pod, or even handheld. It incorporates a generous 60-degree spread and the added benefit of a pocketsize Smartphone footprint with a self-contained rechargeable battery to create a modern day solution for anyone looking to capture the latest story.

Pricing and Availability
All new Flashpoint LED models are available at steeply discounted prices. The Flashpoint 300 LED (on-camera light with audio) is now available for just 79.95 USD (20% off). The Flashpoint 198 LED (bi-color on-camera light) is available for 79.99 USD (20% off). The Flashpoint 198 LED (VariAngle on-camera light) is available for 89.95 USD (40% off). The Flashpoint Reporter Super Compact 150 LED (on-camera light) is available for 49.95 USD (29% off).

For more information on Flashpoint’s available LED models, or to see the entire Flashpoint lineup, please visit http://www.adorama.com/brands/flashpoint.

About Flashpoint
Used by industry professionals who want superior results, Flashpoint produces the highest quality pro lighting and video equipment our market has to offer while maintaining true value, to help our partner photographers in today’s competitive market. Flashpoint’s most popular products include traditional and wireless/portable strobes and monolights, reflectors, flash modifiers, softboxes, light stands, on-camera video lighting, power packs, and camera and lighting accessories.

Flashpoint’s Power Station was recognized by Professional Photographer magazine with a 2014 Hot Ones Award. Available exclusively at Adorama, customers can visit the Flashpoint brand store online to shop: http://www.adorama.com/brands/flashpoint, or visit the Adorama Learning Center to learn more about Flashpoint products: http://www.adorama.com/alc/search/node/flashpoint.

About Adorama
Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company, and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center and AdoramaTV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, “Best of the Web” by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants. Visit Adorama at http://www.adorama.com.

Sengled Boost Reinvents the Light Bulb as a Wi-Fi Repeater

March 24, 2015 Comments off

SingledAtlanta, March 24, 2015 – Sengled, makers of intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics with LED bulbs, today announced the release of the Sengled Boost, an LED light bulb with a built-in Wi-Fi signal repeater that can boost connectivity levels throughout the home. The first product of its kind offered at an affordable price, the Sengled Boost incorporates two antennas in each LED bulb, providing the connectivity levels users need to get a strong signal anywhere in the house and power devices throughout their connected homes.

“People typically have a single Wi-Fi transmitter in their home that provides a strong signal near the device, but signal performance diminishes the further you move away from the transmitter,” said Johnson Shen, CEO of Sengled. “That’s a problem if you’re connecting in other rooms to use smartphones, tablets, gaming or entertainment consoles or any of the popular new home automation products since the signal may be obstructed by walls or objects or the device may be too far away to get a strong signal. Sengled Boost fits in standard lighting fixtures, which is a perfect solution since fixtures are typically mounted overhead and free from obstructions.”

Sengled Boost not only strengthens Wi-Fi signals, it provides users with eco-friendly, energy efficient, long-lasting LED lighting that can be controlled from a free app via a smartphone or tablet. The app allows users to configure the Wi-Fi signal and control light levels. The Sengled Boost LED light bulb doesn’t have to be turned on to boost the Wi-Fi – the light can be dimmed or turned off while the Wi-Fi signal boost function continues, making Sengled Boost perfect for connecting devices in any room – day or night. Once configured, Sengled Boost saves the setup information so users don’t have to setup a new connection for each use.

Using Sengled Boost is a great way to de-clutter the home with a wireless Wi-Fi booster that enables users to seamlessly access a strong signal and maximize the value of the technology they use every day. And since Sengled Boost LED bulbs come in a variety of sizes to fit most light fixtures, they can wireless strengthen Wi-Fi signals in virtually any home.

Sengled Boost is another bright idea from Sengled, the company that reinvents the light bulb by combining it with the consumer electronics that make modern life better. To learn more about Sengled and Sengled Boost, please visit www.sengled.com.

About Sengled

Sengled is a global innovator in LED lighting, pioneering research and development that brings bright new ideas to smart lighting. By integrating consumer electronics with energy-saving LED bulbs, Sengled provides consumers with app controlled, intuitive, eco-friendly products that bring smart home capabilities to every room enhancing the connected home with technology for entertainment, utility and security.

iBlazer Flash for Smartphones (Review)

September 28, 2014 Comments off

iblazr LED Flash Unitsiblazr LED Flash Unit
iblazr.com
$49.99

The iblazr LED Flash Unit for Smartphones (iblazr) is an absolutely essential accessory for any serious phoneographer. Whether you’re making short films, taking photos, or providing an extra light source for photographic equipment, the iblazr is a lighting dynamo that easily fits into any pocket or bag. It is a source of continuous light or flash for your visual work.

The iblazr package comes with one, four-light iblazr LED flash unit, an instruction booklet, a microfiber drawstring carrying pouch, and a 3.5mm to USB interface charging cable.

  • 70 degree beam
  • 5600K color temperature
  • >80 CRI
  • 27mm (1 inch) x 32mm (1.25 inchess)
  • 10 grams
  • Three Power Modes: 16, 60, and 120 Lux at 1 meter
  • Easy battery level check
  • USB charging
  • 3.5mm jack
  • iblazr app takes movies and photos
  • Continuous lighting or flash
  • Can be used off the device
  • Cold shoe mount for DSLR and SLR continuous lighting

The founders and iblazr team members are obviously visionaries who know what we phoneographers like for versatile lighting. When you read the list of features, note that many of them are advanced for such a small and inexpensive device. I’m usually a bit critical of accessories like this that are priced in excess of about $39, but not this time. I think the $50 price tag is just right. And, no, you can’t get it cheaper on Amazon–I looked.

white_with_handI particularly like the feature that allows you to have continuous like off the camera or in the so-called “cold shoe”. The cold shoe is really just a plastic holder for the iblazr that slides into the hot shoe on your camera. It’s handy because how else do you get continuous, mobile lighting for your DSLR or SLR? Think of trying to provide some continuous lighting with any of the lo-fi cameras such as the Holga, Diana, LomoKino, or Smena. The answer is that you can’t–not easily anyway.

The iblazr makes photography more fun because good lighting is essential to produce good images. How many times have you lost a great shot because of poor lighting or lighting that was off or cast the wrong shadows? Well, you won’t anymore thanks to the iblazr.

Why it’s Frugal: The iblazr is frugal because it is an expensive way to deliver a lot of light on your subject. What’s frugal about that, you ask? Have you priced photographic lighting? Have you ever priced portable photographic lighting? Have you looked at portable lighting at all? The way I figure it, the iblazr is very frugal because it does so much for so little. Frugal.

iblazr on the iPhone

There’s nothing that I don’t like about the iblazr LED flash unit. I can’t find anything wrong with it. It does everything I’d want it to do if I’d designed it myself. And I’d never have thought of the cold shoe attachment, so it’s better than what I could have dreamed up.

Rating: 10/10

Recommendation: If you’re a phoneographer or a photographer who needs portable light, you must have it.

 

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