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.