What is LED Lighting?
An LED is a Light-Emitting Diode - a small device that emits light when electric current is passed through it. A collection of these (sometimes tens, sometimes hundreds) are put together in a panel to create a much larger overall light source.
Why Use LED Lighting?
LEDs are the most energy-efficient lighting technology available today. Compared to traditional lighting, LEDs are more robust, don’t produce a lot of heat, and have colour temperature and adjustment settings to provide more range in your lighting and photographs/videos.
Things to look for in your LED Lighting
When comparing LED lighting options, keep in mind some of these important features:
Number of LEDs – a higher number of LEDs = more power
Battery Life – How long the LEDs will run without being recharged (if you’re not planning on having them plugged in to mains)
Colour Temperature – Generally a range somewhere between 3000-6000K is a nice spread with lots of options. Combine this with a good colour range and most shades of all colours will be covered!
Mounting – It’s important to consider where you will be using the lights and how you will keep them at the desired height/angle for prolonged periods of time. Check out our accessory page for stands.