Great New LED Fixtures Featured at NAB!

Two NEW LED fixtures featured at NAB…that are also an excellent value…are from Mole-Richardson. Prices are starting to come down on the high end LED's.  These are a great example!

 

Mole-Richardson's NEW Vari-Mole LED 200W Variable Color fixture is a great buy!

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The Vari-Mole 200W LED provides a great level of functionality and utility not typical in 1×1 LED light panels. 

Some of the nice features:

-A 60 degree beam pattern with a Fresnel lens for a nice, smooth, clean light source.

-Functions as a powerful spot light when you need one for highlighting your background.

-Great soft key light when used with a Chimera soft box

-Will work nicely as a fill light when bounced off a white card.

-Very light weight…just 6 pounds so it is a great travel companion.

-Simple, quick, rugged and energy efficient (2 amps at 120 volt)…the LED version of their famous Teenie Mole.

Mole-Richardson MolePro 5" 100W LED Daylight Fresnel

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The MolePro 5" 100W LED Daylight Fresnel is an amazing value in LED Lighting!!

Here's why:

-It delivers superior light output, with a quality Mole 95 CRI LED chip and a quiet Mole fan!

-Very affordable, especially considering it comes with 4 leaf barn doors and Tungsten filter!

-Features on-board dimming and DMX 512 inputs and outputs.

-Can be powered with AC from 100-240 volts or battery powered DC 24 volts.

-Light weight fixture is constructed of quality aluminum and plastic and weighs in at just 6 pounds!

 

 

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Creative Lighting Tips on a Budget: Chinese Lanterns and LiteGear’s LiteStix

Are you are an experienced gaffer, lighting professional, set designer, or DP interested in lighting a tight area or looking to create a little extra accent lighting? 

Are you new to product or event lighting and looking for simple, inexpensive, quality lighting tools without having to make a big investment in gear? 

Here are a couple of excellent options to consider:

 

Chinese Lanterns / China Balls:  

Chinese lanterns / china balls provide an excellent soft, even light that can be used to top light a large open area from above as a natural light (daylight) source or matched to standard room temperature lighting (tungsten). Chinese lanterns / china balls are also excellent to light round table interviews.  

They are available in a variety of sizes, including:  12", 16", 20" or 24" in paper, nylon or artificial silk.  The lanterns are sold separately from the lamp socket, power cord or lamp; however, all of the necessary parts are sold on our website.  We also sell colored lamps in red, blue, green and yellow, if you're interested in creating a special effect as well.  All of the Chinese lanterns / china balls we sell are under $10.00, plus accessories.

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LiteGear LiteStix

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Interested in creating subtle lighting accents on a mantle, along a bar, in a show room, trade show, car scene, or any hard to reach area, the LiteGear LiteStix is a fast, quality, low-cost solution!

LiteGear's LiteStix VHO Pro LED is available in tungsten, daylight or hybrid models. The LiteGear LiteStix is a complete LED fixture in the shape of a light stick.  It has a light-weight aluminum back, and a half frosted poly lens that hides the LED emitters that are housed inside.  The LED's housed inside are the LiteGear VHO Pro LED Lite Ribbon 120 X 1 completely wired and ready to use.  The LiteGear LiteRibbon is sold separately for other creative applications.

The LiteGear Lite Stix is color correct, full spectrum, high CRI.  All you need to use the LiteGear LiteStix is a 12V power supply or dimmable power supply (sold separately).Dimmer and extension cable are also available.  

When you are ready to upgrade to one or more LiteGear LiteMat LED fixtures, all of the accessories purchased for the LiteStix are interchangeable with the LiteMat, allowing you to maximize the investment you make in the LIteGear LIteStix and accessories.

 

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Creative Lighting Tips on a Budget: Chinese Lanterns | BarnDoor Blog

Are you are an experienced gaffer, lighting professional, set designer, or DP interested in lighting a tight area or looking to create a little extra accent lighting? 

Are you new to product or event lighting and looking for simple, inexpensive, quality lighting tools without having to make a big investment in gear? 

Here are a couple of excellent options to consider:

Chinese Lanterns / China Balls:

Chinese lanterns / china balls provide an excellent soft, even light that can be used to top light a large open area from above as a natural light (daylight) source or matched to standard room temperature lighting (tungsten). Chinese lanterns / china balls are also excellent to light round table interviews.  

They are available in a variety of sizes, including:  12″, 16″, 20″ or 24″ in paper, nylon or artificial silk.  The lanterns are sold separately from the lamp socket, power cord or lamp; however, all of the necessary parts are sold on our website.  We also sell colored lamps in red, blue, green and yellow, if you’re interested in creating a special effect as well.  All of the Chinese lanterns / china balls we sell are under $10.00, plus accessories.

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LiteGear LiteStix

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Interested in creating subtle lighting accents on a mantle, along a bar, in a show room, trade show, car scene, or any hard to reach area, the LiteGear LiteStix is a fast, quality, low-cost solution!

LiteGear’s LiteStix VHO Pro LED is available in tungsten, daylight or hybrid models. The LiteGear LiteStix is a complete LED fixture in the shape of a light stick.  It has a light-weight aluminum back, and a half frosted poly lens that hides the LED emitters that are housed inside.  The LED’s housed inside are the LiteGear VHO Pro LED Lite Ribbon 120 X 1 completely wired and ready to use.  The LiteGear LiteRibbon is sold separately for other creative applications.

The LiteGear Lite Stix is color correct, full spectrum, high CRI.  All you need to use the LiteGear LiteStix is a 12V power supply or dimmable power supply (sold separately).Dimmer and extension cable are also available.

When you are ready to upgrade to one or more LiteGear LiteMat LED fixtures, all of the accessories purchased for the LiteStix are interchangeable with the LiteMat, allowing you to maximize the investment you make in the LIteGear LIteStix and accessories.

 

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The Chauvet Freedom LED Par Quad-4 IP…The Perfect Light to Dress Up Any Event!

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Need a simple, affordable, battery-operated, wireless RGBA color LED par event light

Want to add a splash of color to an upcoming meeting, wedding, dance or trade show, for a more memorable event?

The Chauvet Freedom LED Par Quad-4 IP is it!  At $379.99, it is a great value and will get the job done!

The digital display on the rear of the unit makes it easy to find the exact color. No wires or power to control or worry about.  It comes with a lithium ion battery that will run for up to 8 hours!  Plus its rugged construction means you can use it outside temporarily in all conditions.  

Want to control the light remotely?  You can with DMX lighting consoles.

Buy yours today and make your next event memorable! 

Questions? Give us a call and one of our sales consultants will be happy to assist you. 

 

Toll Free:  1-888-276-3667

Email:        info@barndoorlighting.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BarnDoor Lighting Is Now A Dealer for 9.Solutions’ Mini Rigging Systems

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9.Solutions offers terrific mini grip rigging tools for film, video and still cameras.  Tools include: Clamps, rods and arms for your camera, video monitor or light.  Perfect for mounting your GoPro or other action cameras safely and quickly. Lots of great choices and at great prices. Several of the 9.Solutions' products currently featured on our website include:  Python Clamp with Baby Pin 5/8" 9.VP5081A, the Python Clamp Mini, 9.VB5079, and the 9.Solutions' Handle Bar Kit for lightweight cameras, 9.KT002.

Learn more!

 

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Barndoor Lighting Outfitters Awarded Google Trusted Stores Badge

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North Branford, CT (December 17, 2015)BarnDoor Lighting Outfitters, a leading internet reseller of equipment and supplies for the film, video, photo and stage industries, and its popular website, http://www.filmandvideolighting.com, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting Barn Door Lighting Outfitter’s (http://www.filmandvideolighting.com) website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information.

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According to BarnDoor Lighting Outfitter’s Founder and President, Kerry Lombard, “We are proud to be awarded the Google Trusted Stores badge designation! This places Barn Door Lighting Outfitters and its website (http://www.filmandvideolighting.com) among an elite group of internet stores that provide a premier level of customer support, dependability, and on-time shipping. It is an honor to have our on-going commitment to outstanding customer service and satisfaction recognized by Google.”

As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with Barn Door Lighting Outfitters, along with the customer, to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.

Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like BarnDoor Lighting Outfitters, attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate them, by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.

BarnDoor Lighting Outfitters provides the type of old-fashioned personalized customer service that is hard to find these days. Whether it is by phone, email, fax or social media, their sales consultants respond quickly and professionally. In fact, their sales consultants offer customers a superior level of lighting and grip expertise, making it easier for customers to purchase what they need and within their budget. Filmandvideolighting.com is a leading “go to site” for industry professionals, production companies, film, video and photo enthusiasts, colleges and universities, the media, other businesses, secondary schools and the local and federal government, etc.

BarnDoor Lighting Outfitters is a reseller for such leading product manufacturers as: Arri, Mole-Richardson, Matthews Studio Equipment, Modern Studio Equipment, Kino Flo, Advantage Gripware, Lex Products, Rosco Laboratories, Chimera, Profoto, American Grip, Lite Gear, K5600, AaydnTech, Lite Panels, Ushio, Osram, F&V, Lowel Lighting, Dedolight, Avenger Grip, ETC, Lee Lighting Gels, Dana Dolly, Magic Gadget, Leprecon, Setwear, Anton Bauer and many more.

 

 

                   

   

 

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Newly Designed Matthews Grip Equipment RoadFlags II Kit 4×4 Nets/Flags

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Matthews Studio Equipment has re-designed their RoadFlags 4×4 Flag / Scrim Kit with a easier to use frame and smaller travel case.  The new 4×4 frame breaks down into 4 components, taking up less space in the kit.  In addition, it is a snap to assemble.  Reducing the size of the frame allowed for the reduction of the travel case, saving space in vehicles.   Normally a rigid 4×4 Floppy or 4×4 Frame would not fit in most station wagons, mini-vans or SUVs.  Now the RoadFlags II Kit makes it easy to get the advantage of using large flags to block light or large frames to diffuse light.   Need a 4×4 reflector or bounce card, just stretch on  the fabric of your desire and you are ready to go!  Fabrics are available for almost any need including: green screen, white bounce, negative fill, silver lame reflector, half soft frost and more.  Need more info?  Visit BarnDoor Lighting … the Lighting Experts.

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How to Install Add a Tap or Add a Plug Male Electrical Connectors to Zip Cord

Need to run lightweight extension cords on a film, video or photo set?  Zip cord or lamp cord is 18/2 wire used for low wattage applications like a practical lamp or chinese lantern.  You can quickly make these cords with "add a tap" and "add a plug" quick on electrical connectors.  

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How to Assemble Add a Plug

  • Squeeze brass blades and pull out from shell
  • Spread brass blades
  • Insert wire thru shell an then into blade assembly until wire is seated. (white area)
  • Squeeze brass blades together. Brass prongs will pierce insulation and "tap" in to copper wire.
  • Push blade assembly and wire into shell.

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Why are Video Camera Tripods So Expensive?

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Why are Video Camera Tripods So Expensive?  The answer, they don't have to be.  You finally have the money to make your first pro camera purchase, maybe a Canon 5D or C300.  Then you have to pick a lens, which is  a small fortune, never mind accessories like video monitors or a matte box.  But you really need to get a decent tripod for really smooth camera moves.  Many pros go right for the high end Sachtler or Cartoni tripods, but they range from $5,000 – $10,000.  Not many people have the extra cash after buying the camera package.  Many of our customers go for the Manfrotto line of tripods.  But want even a better deal.  Check out the Benro line of professional video camera tripods.  They offer more bang for the buck!  You can get a 100mm ball head heavy duty tripod, that will support up to 22 lbs (great for long lens or teleprompter), for just $799.  Already have an expensive tripod, but need a second one?  The Benro BV-10 will amaze you.  

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The Doorway Dolly is still a relevant tool for creating motion in film and video productions.

The Doorway Dolly is still a relevant tool for creating motion in film and video productions.  The Doorway provides a stable platform for the camera operator to follow the action.  Use a tripod or operate hand held for a more fluid form.  The Doorway Dolly can also be mounted on dolly track for a super smooth and repeatable camera move.  Check out Modern Studio Doorway Dolly at an affordable price.

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