Dedolight SLT3-3-D-B (SLT3/3/D/B, SLT3_3_D_B, SLT3-3/D_B, slt3-3-d-b) 3 Light Micro LED Kit Daylight AC Basic
Dedolight SLT3-3-D-B 3 Leuchten Micro Kit Tageslicht AC Basic
The Light Head DLED3 looks like a little puppet light, but it packs 2 LED light sources with 40 W, continuously dimmable. Amazing power, amazing reach. Everything that you expect from a dedolight.
Color quality – this is the best in LED color that is technically possible these days. It does not only hold up to all the measuring methods in spectrum analysis, in CRI, expanded CRI, TLCI, and TM30-15, but also has been tested in realistic and practical ways. Such tests we consider very important, because when we deal with digital cameras, the sensors of different digital cameras react very differently to LED light.
There may be lights that measure in spectrum analysis with perfect results, but still suffer major changes in skin tone rendition when seen by a digital sensor. We originally had the nightmare experience that even cameras from the very same manufacturer would show different color results. We took it upon us to make the most difficult tests, to use a clean and perfect reference light, like a special halogen light, at 3000 K, 3200 K and 3400 K and lit faces, on one side with such reference light, on the other side with the LED light.
For several years it was practically impossible to achieve matching skin tones with all the different digital cameras. This we have now achieved and we are very proud of it, because in my mind this is one of the most difficult tasks. Usually you don’t mix traditional light sources with LED lights, but if you want to find out what would happen, even under such most difficult circumstances, our tests have high value and relevance.
The only way we could build this light so small and at the same time so powerful, was to include a fan. Normally, in our profession this is a bad word. It took us some time to achieve wonderful results, where we do have a fan and we do keep the LED heat very low, which will contribute tremendously to the longevity of the system, but where we also managed to cut down the noise so that it is barely audible. When you put your ear right next to the side of the light, you will hear a noise that sounds like a lazy bee in neighbor’s garden. When you put your ear to the front of the light (you can do that, there is no heat coming out the front) you will not hear anything. We are very proud of this. Our codeword for lights with a fan is ‘Turbo’. This is the secret why we were able to build such a powerful light in such a small size and keep it quiet, but with all the attributes that you expect from a dedolight.
Dedolight offer these lights with a battery ballast, because many of the small teams love to work with batteries. But then, sometimes you may want to keep such a light running for many hours and for this we have a very small, lightweight and easy-to-use AC adapter that works with all incoming voltages anywhere, allowing you to use these lights day in, day out, without ever switching them off.
Hard light – Soft light
Due to the fact that the light is so small, also the light exit is very small and if you direct it at a person, it may be perceived as very aggressive. That is why the kit includes two soft boxes. By the way, the soft boxes shown in the interviews for which we are sending you the links, were still the original small soft boxes. In the meantime we have a standard soft box, like we have had it for the standard dedolight soft light kit that you may know very well. Wonderful light, perfect system, very gentle, easy on people, nobody will put on their sunglasses or feel any aggressive character from the light. The third light can either be used as a backlight or a kicker and it offers you all the wonderful things that you expect from a dedolight.
In the standard kits there is also a small replica of our famous imager/projection attachment, which allows you to project gobos, background effect filters, or anything you feel like.
Because there is so little forward heat coming out of the light head, you can also take any photo with your smartphone, print it out on any gel (does not need to be a heat-resistant gel), cut it to size and insert it in the projection attachment – and there you have it, from the parliament to grandmother’s garden. Such projected gels will not show deep color saturation, on the contrary, they will produce a multitude of pixel images when you keep them in focus, like a French Pointillist painting (Seurat or Signac).
You remember the theory of the Pointillists, where they make color dots and assume that for the eye they would melt together and give a different perception of color. Again, the color saturation is low, it looks like a pastel color and that as a background will often enhance the perception of a background that is far away.
Throw it slightly out of focus and it will even create a deeper illusion of space and distance, even when you use a camera with a small sensor and a short focal length lens, which would otherwise show everything in the background perfectly in focus, even all the way to the next city. Throwing the background out of focus in the projection is permanent, no camera can put it back into focus. Thus, it is a tremendous help to create the illusion of space and help to attract the attention of our viewer on the object of desire, the person in front of the camera. You could call that the ‘cinematic look’.
Color Temperature Adjustments
The continuously adjustable color temperature allows you to adapt to adapt to ambient light that you find in any location. But it also allows you to shoot people with key light in standard color temperature and give a slightly warmer fill light, which usually adds a pleasant note to the character of the image and the skin appearance. Furthermore, when you deal with backlight, you can keep it a little cooler, which sometimes helps to separate the person better from the background. When you are playing with the imager / projection attachment, and project background images, then you will experience miracles in the adjustable balance between the person in the foreground and the background perception - by matching or contrasting color temperature.
You can go one step further when the projected images, for example from a printed gel – projected a little out of focus appear to be far away. You can build a sandwich by adding a gobo with a window or a door frame, which will give you the dark black shadows with high precision; and you are looking through that door or the window at some image that appears to be further away, thus creating another layer of depth to your image.
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