3 01, 2012

Build Quality of LED Lights

January 3rd, 2012|

We've been discussing the need to clarify the concerns some of our customers have about the build quality and servicing abilities, functionality, etc of our LED panels versus some of our competitors. Our head of product development here wanted me to post this white paper for your digestion. Have a peek. Sidenote: im using Dirty Suds PDF embedder for this post. Leave some feedback and let me know what you think. If you are aware of better methods i would like to know them. Thanks!   [scribd id=77357969 key=key-1i8bjajv9xv61zsm6eou mode=list] also, if you'd like to download a copy of this [...]

22 12, 2011

Camera & Studio LED Lux & Kelvin Tests

December 22nd, 2011|

For those of you who've been interested (or dogged us) for Kelvin rating and luminosity output for our Studio LED lights--the ID400, ID500, ID1000, Multi-K XL--and haven't been able to get the answers you need from our product videos, I've updated some detailed charts for you. We recently collated our in-house testing data for your education and disclosure (in case you thought we were hiding something ;) We also ran the gamut with our On-Camera LED lights, to make sure all bases are covered. I share this information with you for a few specific reasons. For any confusion about flourescent-to-LED [...]

4 11, 2011

What’s New? What Inspired it?

November 4th, 2011|

November is a funny time for many, as it marks the end of fall with the cooler weather rolling in with many of the first real snows. The impending winter means spending time indoors, seeking refuge from the cold and experiencing that slow-down and stillness to life, where leaving the bed is akin to blasphemy. For us in Houston, though, it’s really the first full month where we won’t see temperatures in the 90’s (finally). For ikan, it means we start looking forward to the spring releases for NAB. It’s a time for industry--scheduling production of new products and putting [...]

1 08, 2011

What do you want in the iD-500 light?

August 1st, 2011|

We say its "designed with you in mind" and we really mean it. We plan to revise our super popular id500 for next NAB, but to do so we have to start planning now. It takes us a while to build prototypes and test with them and get the production line going on items  in order to have them ready for NAB. We've actually been working for the next round of new products since last NAB starting the week we came home.  We already have an impressive list of some features and chages from current users and tons 0' feedback [...]

1 06, 2011

Tip of the Week: Build A Lighting Kit

June 1st, 2011|

ID-1000's in service on-set. As promised last week, I am serving up a few more BTS pictures of the music video shoot from the third week of May.  And as with last week's tip of the week, this one centers on some of the gear we used for the shoot. Now, I am sure that there are a great many folks who will read this article and will feel that tungsten lamps or HMI should be a go-to choice rather than LED.  And in some cases, I would tend to agree. However, having both tungsten and HMI instruments [...]

29 03, 2011

What You Need To Know About the ID500

March 29th, 2011|

We've released a decent number of products in the last month, it's true. Yet more than ever, I've noted,  people are discussing our ID500 3 light kit on forum boards. Some things need to be set straight. Though our light looks tremendously like the onens on ebay: you'll be sorely mistaken when you open up the insides of this LED Light. Why? Ikan's ID500 has completely different innards and electronic components driving the system, making it more robust and durable. Also, these reasons. Don't be so easily fooled. There are a  number of review videos of ikan's ID500 (Gratis 7, System5 [...]