The UPS Guy dropped off a few packages at the studios of HDSLRnow studios earlier this week.
Find out what “Brown” did for us on this edition of:
QUICK TIPS From HDSLRnow
This delivery came in from Linco Inc., a company based in California which carries a very large inventory of pro lighting equipment and hdslr gear.
We’ve purchased several products from Linco over the past few years — including their popular Linco Flora Fluorescent Light Bank.
Due to the very high quality of the Linco Flora, we decided to add a couple of additional Linco fixtures and softboxes to our inventory, a good stock of their 85 Watt CFL bulbs, as well as a couple of light stands.
The Linco FLora Light Bank consists of 2 independent banks which can be switched on and off independently of one another … a very handy feature in controlling output.
The head is made of heavy duty porcelain and has a solid build.
There is a durable handle attached, making the unit easy to move around the studio.
Unlike so many inexpensive lights with cheap plastic fixtures on the market today, the quality of the Linco Flora is obvious as soon as you begin installing the bulbs.
The Linco Flora can hold 6 CFL bulbs at 85 watts each, providing a total of over 500 watts of fluorescent illumination.
And of course the advantages of CFL’s is their longevity and they don’t generate the heat of halogen bulbs.
Their 85 watt CFL bulbs have are rated at 5500K-daylight temperature with a color rendering index (C.R.I.) of greater than 90.
The Remote Control Fixture
Linco has also introduced an upgraded version of the Flora Fluorescent, similar to the original Linco Flora but with a remote control function.
The wireless Flora comes with a pair of wireless remote controls, and, similar to the original Linco Flora, it also has 2 light banks and handles up to 6 120 watt bulbs.
But the main feature is its remote capability.
The ability to switch light banks on and off – away from the fixture – makes it very easy to adjust lighting without lowering the light to gain access to the fixture, or simply getting to the light from behind your camera.
Here we have a setup with the light bank providing overhead light, the remote makes it quick and easy to turn each bank on or off – separately from each other.
Anyone who has owned a soft box can attest to the difficulty of assembly and tear down. You will not have those problems with the Linco Flora 35″ Hexagon Easy Softbox.
As you can see in this demonstration, it is by far one of the easiest light boxes to assemble in the industry.
These products just scratch the surface of the Linco product line, so be sure to check out their complete inventory of lighting products and HDSLR equipment on their website at lincostore.com.
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