Improved Strahlen LED now ‘lightest and smallest unit in its class’

Strahlen has reduced the size and weight of its accessory-friendly LED studio light prototype.

Strahlen ST-100 render

Strahlen is a new San Diego, California-based company that is currently in prototype with their first product: the ST-100 LED Light. Co-founder & CEO Andy Waplinger, a freelance filmmaker and photographer, decided to build his own lighting system as there was nothing on the market he was happy with. Now that’s a Californian!

Since the ST-100’s crowd-funding campaign launch, the firm has made some big improvements to the design. Now the Strahlen Light is shorter (by about 4 inches) and lighter (by 2 lbs), making it, according to the manufacturer, “now the lightest and smallest unit in its class”.

Strahlen ST-100 render

We love LED for its power output while being energy conserving. Waplinger’s company is currently producing three models: daylight, tungsten and dual temperature, all with a standardized Bowens S-type accessory mount. The unit puts out the equivalent of a 500W halogen light while having an estimated lifespan of 50,000 hours.

Check out the Indiegogo campaign for more information.

Ricardo Gomez
Ricardo Gomez is a photographer based in New York City who specializes in fashion and portrait photography.