Combining Daylight with LED Lights

In this video, photographer Jay P. Morgan (from the Slanted Lens) looks at combining daylight (from a window) and LED light for a cooperate shoot.

According to Morgan: “The reason that LEDs have become so popular is that they have become a reasonably priced alternative to an HMI daylight balanced light source. HMIs were very expensive and had a huge balance you had to lug around. The early LEDs were large panels of multiple LEDs to create a light source. When single light LEDs came onto the market, it was a huge leap forward. Now you have a single light source in a mono blockhead that is cool enough to attach any strobe soft box or modifier”.

In the video Morgan uses and talks about his own favorite – Photoflex NorthStar Lite – this is an advanced 100 watt high powered single cell LED which has a continuous dimmer, a 120 degree wide angle light dispersion, is flicker free and can be used with a whole host of accessories. You can get the NorthStar Lite on Amazon for just under $1150.

You can find all of Jay P. Morgan’s videos here on LensVid on the following link.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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