KoraLED Indie Strips - High CRI, High Output, LED light strips - CRI 95+ | TLCI 97+
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KoraLED Indie Strips are professional quality, CRI 95 LED light strips available in Daylight, Tungsten, and Variable (aka Hybrid/Bi-color). They are ready for any set, big or small and available at a price independent filmmakers can afford.
I love the quality and intensity of these strips. They are very accurate and do not burn green at all. I have used them as practical in scenes as well as making some flex tubes that can be place in lightweight modifiers. Since everything is so lightweight its safe to rig long boom or menace arms with the unit. Can't wait for the mats to come out!!
This is just a first iteration, I'll certainly make some changes for future versions, but I'm already pretty happy with this first test. It is extremely lightweight (less than 3 pounds, and the mount alone is nearly 1 pound, so the fixture in itself is around 2 pounds), and compact (smaller profile than a kinoflo). The light quality is excellent, better than the already very good Cineroid LM400 I've been using for years. And it can be powered on batteries. In the future I will try to make this as modular as possible, I already have a few ideas that I wanna try. Pretty exciting. Oh, and it costs a tenth of any similar fixture that you could buy anywhere else. Fantastic value. 100% worth the wait. And it's just the beginning. So, thank you Brandon for going through all this trouble.
Here's some stuff in play: Here's the fixture taped to a window. We didn't have access to the neighboring yard. And Interior SUV (Levels aren't set), Interior Police car, and to get a little extra wrap/shape we just stuck some LEDs to the wall with 2 layers of diffusion.
for a documentary i bought a big helium party balloon, stuffed your leds inside a bottle that went in the balloon and connected to power. works great!
We built 2 big variable panels today. Here's one of them in action. This is only 1 roll of variable lights with only the daylight LED chips powered. The lights are ~14 feet off the ground. All powered by a v-mount battery. It's a ton of light.
My tungsten and daylight strips came in yesterday, and I had a little time to play with them today. I wrapped a canister with 3m of tungsten, which seems to be safe for a 70w dtap, and made a rough test of a jem ball with a boom pole and medium pancake. It's probably a bit big and a touch heavy using the chimera, but the softness is nice. At 4' diagonally down I was reading 2.8/4 split at ISO 800. All shots taken at f4 iso 800.
So my daylight lights just arrived. Wow. I'm impressed. I thought I'd thank Brandon by posting some (bad) photos. Here is what ONE daylight strip thrown on the floor looks like:
Guess what came in the mail today? These are so awesome and light and powerful! Thank you again! I WANT MORE ALREADY!
A little project. LED "Kino" 4 Rows of Daylite and 4 rows of tungsten strips. each strip is 12". ~24W "Kino" W/out diffusion at ~4'.
Just finished the diy China ball Striet light. Sans China ball. Weighs 1.5 pounds. These are super bright. Love the light they give. Too bright to look at.
First quick test, with tubes. Works great, and very compact setup. Lightweight too. Less than 1 pound for 6x 2 feet tubes.
Here are a couple of frames I shot for a TCV using Kora lights, really nice quality of light.
Got to finally use these today. Great tech, cant wait for dimmer :)
Built a really really simple lantern setup without a lantern lock. I believe the china lantern is 24".
Here are two 1' x 1' panels and two 1' x 3' (foldable!) "kino flo" panels. It can all literally fit in a backpack with room to spare, frames included! We made these tonight. Will take them to Siberia!
I've had these strips for a while now and built a few different types of enclosures. Here is a custom made light, first version. Basically a tube that holds the Led strip and provides diffusion and protection. I have a couple of velcro tighteners around the edges for simple rigging. It would be really easy to mount a whole array of these to form more of a surface light or a kino style one. The nice thing, it's light, bendable, diffuses so you don't get multi shadows, and I can gel it from the inside.
Great quality lighting at a great price...we'll post more as we use them. Highly recommended!
Very nice LED's with good colour rendering
Great quality strips. I've tried a tonne of different brands and nothing looks as good on skin as KoraLed.
Carey Lee C.
I finally got the chance to try out these light spools, and I have to say, controller or no controller, these lights give off the most beautiful light I have ever seen in my life. I've been working with HMI's, Kino's, Tungsten etc., for my entire career, and I have never seen this quality of light before. I'm blown away. Amazing technology. The quality of light is amazing!
Thanks again Brandon! Love the lights! My head is bursting with many ideas and projects now. I unwound one spool and fired her up with a typical 12v car booster, simple and a thing of beauty!
I am loving mine. I want more. These puke out huge amounts of light when driven by around 15v from an AB battery. I am using 12v power supplies that I got from a different vendor, and I have 15v supplies for some of my other LEDs. Color temp is spot on without CC gells.
I put mine on coro-plast with velcro on the back. They are less than half an inch thick and mad bright.
An interesting note, I just did a shot on this movie where I put full cto on my daylight panels I made out of these and they looked great. No weird color. It was on our leading lady for her close up. I wasn't expecting it to work, that's some good cri or color or voodoo or whatever you want to call it.
Just finished a job using the variable strips in china balls, Brolly Boxes and both gridded and direct octabanks. Wow. Lightest, brightest, simplest, most colour correct source I've ever used. When we threw a Cineo phosphor unit in the mix, you could actually see the green-yellow from it in the skin tone, in comparison to the Kora strips.
The strips, powered not even with your controller but direct from V-mounts, outperformed some incredibly expensive lighting, and added tremendous production value to a complex job, with tough creative direction and even worse environmental issues(like, minus 30 and the 800amp genny on the package won't start....).
I am sooooooo excited to get the controllers and start building more rigs. The crew, gaffer and DP thank you!
Used a strip yesterday for some jewelry/diamonds in glass cases. Basically strung the strip on top of the case and had an assistant put a slight movement into the strip. Sparkle city! These are great.