April 18, 2015
NAB 2015

Lowel's $625 PRO Power LEDs Are Built Tough for Run-and-Gun Shooting

Lowel has been in the lighting game for 56 years, so we were excited to see the new fixtures they had on display at NAB, including their high-quality PRO Power LEDs, which are great for run-and-gun shoots, as well as their Prime Location LEDs, which are tough enough to stand the elements.

PRO Power LED

  • Powerful location LED in high quality Daylight or Tungsten, dimmable without color shift
  • PRO Power LED's beautiful fresnel output focuseswide & smooth, or tight & punchy
  • Output comparable to 200W tungsten halogen fixture with same focus range & beam angle
  • Flicker-free Slo-mo, to 2350 + fps
  • Powered by AC or Long Life accessory DCBattery, for on-stand or run & gun handheld use
  • Light Controls include: Barndoors, gel frame, softbox, umbrella, & screwthread filters
  • $625

Prime Location

  • 3 models: BiColor, Daylight or Tungsten color, with powerful output and photo-quality color
  • Manual dimming with no color shift
  • IP-65 rating allows lighting in rain or dust- storms*
  • Rugged heavy-duty housing
  • AC: all models auto-set to 90-240VAC
  • AC: Powercon Bridging cables power multiple units easily
  • DC: also powered by V-Lock, or Anton Bauer Gold Mount battery plates (user swap- pable)
  • Quiet fanless operation
  • Light Controls include: Barndoor Softening Set, and Honeycomb Grids
  • $1400 - $1600

Both LEDs are available now. Click here to learn more.


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You would think their build quality on their lights would be better considering the cost of their units. I started out on Lowels before going to moles, but their stands barn doors, accessories ,and other components of some of their lights are flimsyand cheap.

April 18, 2015 at 1:57PM

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$625 for a 200w equivalent? I mean I can buy a 100w equivalent led bulb at walmart for $20. I don't expect pro equipment to be cheap, but at least give us some more light output.

April 19, 2015 at 12:25AM

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Zachary Will
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The quality and colour of the light would've much better, but you're right, it is a bit pricey.

April 19, 2015 at 8:28AM

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Matt Carter
VFX Artist / Director / DP / Writer / Composer / Alexa Owner
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"CRI is 93, for what it is worth" that quote alone makes me not want to buy from them. Not saying 93 CRI is bad, but it is an important figure that anyone buying LEDs should ignore.

April 20, 2015 at 7:50AM

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TLCI is supposedly a much better measurement of light quality, CRI is a very old standard. That's probably what he's on about by saying "CRI is 93, for what it's worth".

The following link is a table, showing the TLCI of various different LED lights on the market, which is constantly being updated. It was made by a former BBC technician...

http://www.gtc.org.uk/tlci-results/tlci-results-new-format.aspx

April 20, 2015 at 12:57PM

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Bub
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Second what Bub is saying. He was not saying it to imply that these aren't very good, he's basically saying CRI isn't as important as it was for full spectrum lights.

April 21, 2015 at 7:00AM, Edited April 21, 7:00AM

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Daniel Mimura
DP, cam op, steadicam op
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