Our colleague photographer and videographer Curtis Judd, recently published a review of the new Flexible LED made by the Hong-Kong-based manufacturer FalconEyes and this time around he tested their new RGB LED called the Falcon Eyes RX-718 RGB.
RGB LEDs are all the rage in 2018 (it has become somewhat of a joke in the computer gaming industry), but in the photo/video industry we are actually seeing some real-world practical use for this technology.
The ability to select any color you want in a click of a button without the use of gels can be beneficial if you want to give your scene a specific look but in our view, the most effective use of this technology is going to be creating interesting looking backgrounds (again instead of messing with gels of colored backgrounds you can just use a white background and one of these lights and you are good to go.
The Falcon Eyes RX-718 RGB specs are:
- Rollable & flexible, waterproof panel.
- 718 LEDs – including 216p (White), 216p (Yellow) and 216pcs (RGB).
- Color temperature between 2700K and 9999K.
- DMX support and optional remote controller (there is no wireless control or app sadly).
- Comes with AC adaptor and supports a V mount battery.
- 100W power draw.
- Price: $750.
There are quite a few flexible LEDs around (although RGB ones are still quite rare) and we have posted quite a few videos on the subject including Raglite – The Ultimate Flexible Light, Flex Lite – Welcome to the Flexible Lighting Revolution, A Look at the Brightcast Variable15 Flexible LEDs and How to Make a DIY Flexible LED Panel and more recently the Kamerar BrightCast Flexible LED Light Panel and FalconEyes RX 18TD (both reviewed by Judd as well).