Falcon Eyes of Hong Kong has launched a slew of new lighting fit for the 21st century. The manufacturer — the same one that wants to make a flying quadcopter flash — used its stand at the 2015 NAB trade show in Las Vegas to unveil several continuous lamps for photography and video, offering modern features such as built-in WiFi and touchscreen controls.
The new CLL-1600TW is a monolight-shaped 150W LED fresnel with an integrated WiFi system that lets you adjust it remotely from a smartphone or tablet. The CLL-1600TW is apparently equivalent in output to a 1400W quartz lamp, while drawing a fraction of the power and producing much less heat. When you want to adjust the output directly it has a set of touchscreen controls on the rear.
For those who prefer rectangular LED panels, the LPW-1156TD, LPW-1728TD and LPW-2565TD are 70W, 104W and 128W matrix arrays that run on mains power. Using your iPhone or Android device you can wirelessly tweak intensity from 0–100% and colour temperature from 3000–7000K. The panels claim a high CRI (>95) and for some reason have touchscreen displays in addition to physical control knobs for adjusting the same settings.
Photographers and videographers who need something more portable and battery-powered are offered the DV-240SL and DV-300F2, two small LED panels that run on lithium batteries. Each has a touchscreen control panel, bi-colour output (3000–8000K) and built-in 2.4GHz transceivers so you can control several LEDs from just one device.
The firm also sold out of a small LED called the Pocketlite (MDV-4806), a 45 lux lamp designed for smartphones, small cameras and camcorders, with an interchangeable 3.5mm headphone jack mount and coldshoe. It is a similar design to the Photojojo Pocket Spotlight and other cameraphone accessories.
For more information, check the Falcon Eyes Facebook page.