KoraLED 4th generation strips are available in Daylight, Tungsten, Variable (aka Hybrid/Bi-color), RGBW, RGBA, and Infrared. We use a custom blend of LED phosphors and manufacture our chips under very strict tolerances.
The color rendering of our Daylight, Tungsten, and Variable strips exceed CRI 98 and TLCI 99, and we have optimized our lights to reproduce skin tone color values as accurately as possible. Simply put, they offer the best skin tones we have ever seen under LED light all while maintaining a very high output.
Our next generation RGBW daylight strips are the first LEDs on the market to merge a high-output RGB emitter with a high-output, color-correct, CRI 95, daylight balanced emitter into a single LED.
Need more color? Then our RGBA strips are what you need! RGBA is the new RGB. That's Red, Green, Blue, and Amber. Adding an Amber emitter dramatically increases the spectrum of colors you can create. If you want to reproduce the widest range of possible colors nothing does it as well as our RGBA strips.
Oh, and we even do Infrared! Our IR strips give you a light source invisible to the naked eye, but incredibly bright on screen with a KipperTie False Color OLPF or RED DSMC IR Pass OLPF. They are optimized for RED camera sensors but should work with any IR camera.
Color: Daylight CCT: 5600 Kelvin +/- 100k Lumens: 2019 per meter Density: 120 Length: 5 meters Width: 10mm Power: 12V/24V DC, 10A/5A Wattage: 24w per meter
Color: Tungsten CCT: 3200 Kelvin +/- 100k Lumens: 1854 per meter Density: 120 Length: 5 meters Width: 10mm Power: 12V/24V DC, 10A/5A Wattage: 24w per meter
Color: Variable CCT: 2700 - 6000 Kelvin +/- 100k Lumens: 1940 per meter Density: 120 Length: 5 meters Width: 10mm Power: 12V/24V DC, 10A/5A Wattage: 24w per meter
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Built a really really simple lantern setup without a lantern lock. I believe the china lantern is 24".
Got to finally use these today. Great tech, cant wait for dimmer :)
Here are a couple of frames I shot for a TCV using Kora lights, really nice quality of light.
My daylight strips arrived Thursday, thanks for kicking my order into high gear.
First impressions are really good. I've checked them at a bunch of frame rates from up to 240 with no issues at all with flicker using a 12v switching power supply.
I've uploaded a Macbeth test frame grab. It show a kino-flo style fixture I threw together using 4 x 120cm sections of daylight strip diffused with 216.
I found 5700 Kelvin and a tint setting of around +6 worked best for the 1970s Nikon 85mm lens I used for the test.
I'm looking forward to having some down time soon to put together a bunch of cool rigs. We'll definitely be looking at buying more strips soon.
First quick test, with tubes. Works great, and very compact setup. Lightweight too. Less than 1 pound for 6x 2 feet tubes.
Here's a macro shot from today's tests with the infrared Kora strips and the KipperTie OLPF. The room was totally dark to the eye, but the strips made everything crazy bright on camera. I really love this combination!
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.
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'.
Guess what came in the mail today? These are so awesome and light and powerful! Thank you again! I WANT MORE ALREADY!
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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!!