May 25, 2015 at 1:16PM, Edited May 25, 1:21PM

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LED Lighting kit for documentary interviews

Hey awesome people hope your day is going well! I have been covering the immigration debates in the USA for awhile now and all the interviews i've captured have been with natural light because of the fast pace I have to work at. Recently I have signed on to work with a new organization and will have more time to perfect the look of my interviews. What would you all recommend for a LED lighting kit for documentary style interviews, my budget would be under $1,500 but if i could get them under $1,000 that would be perfect so I can have some extra money for C- stands and other lighting needs.

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I would check out the Aputure HR672S LED panels that cost about $270 on eBay.

Here's a review by Eric Naso where he demos using these LED panels to shoot some NBC News 7 promo spots...

Aputure HR672S LED Video Lights First Look
http://eriknaso.com/2015/01/11/aputure-hr672s-led-video-lights-first-look/

May 25, 2015 at 6:27PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I like these! I might get the kit this month! Thanks friend!

June 3, 2015 at 1:24PM

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Yash Mori
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Im looking at these (haven't used them yet though)
http://www.digitalbolex.com/shop/k4000s-bi-color-led-panel-3-light-kit/

But im lookin at them from came-tv in china as im from down under

May 26, 2015 at 7:37AM

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Dean Butler
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I bought the F&V K4000 Daylight LED lights about 2 years ago. They are great for the price, but stay away from the bi-color version as they are much dimmer and will shift color as you adjust the color temperature.

I have 1/8 CTO color correction gels permanently taped to my lights to lower the color temperature from 6000+ Kelvin down to about 5400 Kelvin.

In terms of CRI, these lights are rated in the low 80's, which is good, but not as good as the newer 90+ CRI LED lights.

May 29, 2015 at 5:28PM, Edited May 29, 5:29PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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