NAB 2018 has been over for a while but there are still a lot of things that we didn’t cover and we would like to share with you. There have been a lot of lighting products announced in NAB this year. DP Lumi introduced at the show a new and powerful driver for their flexible lights which are extremely powerful, water resistant and have very high official CRI.
The new 240W driver can be powered using two V-mount batteries or AC (110-240V) and will help push a LOT of power into the 3X1 flexible LED (which comes in either a Bi-color or daylight versions). The driver is all you need to power the light, unlike some other lights which have different components and it uses thick cables which can be extended (one extension actually comes with the light which is always nice to see if you want to place the light away from the control unit).
The 1X3 LED has a CRI of 98 (that is total CRI – we will have to validate it across the different colors) and an official output of 6500 lux at a distance of 1m – that is a lot of power for a flexible LED and something which makes the DP Lumi more special. It also has a unique X-bracket with a locking mechanism that seems a bit more convenient to use (we are not big fans of the original X-bracket that a lot of manufacturers are currently using).
Unlike some of the competition, DP Lumi is selling its lights as kits with more or less everything that you might need including diffusers and egg crate and even extension cables.
As for pricing, the Lumi 1×3 Bi-Color Panel retails for $1275 USD for the non-Bi-color will sell for $1175 starting July 2018 (more info on the DPlumi website).
While NAB 2018 is over (see our full coverage of the show here) there are still lots more interesting stuff that we want to bring you from the show in the next few days and as always, if you don’t want to miss any new photography product be sure to check out our product photography section on our photo gear channel.