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First Look: Scorpion LED Lights


During the NAB 2014 expo last month the guys from Newsshooter had a chance to take a look at the new Scorpion LED lights which promises very flexible and portable LEDs that you can connect to almost anything.

The Scorpion LED lights started as a kickstarter project earlier this year, got twice their goal on their campaign and are now working to come up with more versions of their product.

The Scorpion LED was developed by Scottish company Blind Spot which describes it as flexible handheld, location, documentary and studio light. Here are some of the specs from their website:

  • Gooseneck length: 350mm.
  • Mounting options: 16mm spigot, ¼” or 3/8” thread adapter, hot shoe adapter, suction mount.
  • Emitter (bulb) Power: 13W.
  • Dimmable 10%-100%.
  • Power sources: AC power, Sony NP-F series batteries, D Tap.
  • Power requirement (mains supply): 120-240VAC.
  • Battery run time: 1h (NP-F550), 3.3h (NP-F960).
  • Optics Colour Temperature: Daylight (5700K) or Tungsten (3000K).
  • Output: 1100lm (daylight) 700lm (tungsten).
  • Emitter Running hours : 50,000 hours.
  • Gel attachment method: Magnets on barndoors.

Currently you can only buy a special case with 4 lights and quite a few accessories for £895 but in the future you will be able to purchase a single light at a lower price.

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