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  1. #1 Group Buy: Budget CRI 95 LED Strip Lights 
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    Status: Lights and Kits have been shipping on request. If you want yours email me. Controllers (and power supplies) are still a few weeks out.

    Look what people built:

    I needed a portable china ball the other day and quickly made this...
    Here are a few projects I've been working on in between shows.
    Here's another example from what I shot over the weekend.
    Here are a few quick shots from yesterday's shoot...

    This Group Buy is now Closed.
    If you missed out on this batch and want in on a possible second batch PM me your email and I'll add you to the list.

    MAX DISCOUNT LOCKED IN!


    $79 per spool!!
    (normally $300-$400)

    This Group Buy closes TODAY!


    We met our goal in 1 day and 1st stretch goal in less than 2 days!. We just passed our last stretch goal and locked in the unheard of price of $79 per spool!


    UPDATE: Awesome News! We are a go on the budget controllers/dimmers! They will be flicker free and less than $50!


    I've spent a few months working on this deal and finally found a great source for budget CRI 95 strip lights. This is very special order and it required that I pay for the custom PCB design myself.


    Details:
    • The strip lights come in 5 meter (16.4 foot) spools.
    • The available color temperatures are 3200k, 6000k, and variable 2700k to 6000k.
    • Density: 120 LED per meter. 60 is available if enough people want it.
    • We need to get a minimum order of at least 500 meters.
    • Accessories (power supplies, quick snap connectors, etc.) are available.

    The price is $95 per 5m (16.4ft) spool.


    Comparable LEDs go for $300 to $400 per 5m spool so these lights really are a bargain.

    The light quality is beautiful. Everyone that I've showed them to in person wants in on this order. In fact a local DP here wanted to buy all my sample spools.


    (This was taken with my iPad.)

    Test footage and technical specs are coming as are details on the accessories.

    If you are interested, reply by PM or in the thread with how many spools of each type of light you want and I'll add you to the list.


    When you join please PM me your email address!


    THE LIST

    Daniel Stilling x 2(v)
    Daniel Murphy x 2(d), x 2(t), x 2(v)
    Kelsey W. Smith x 2(v)
    John Wee x 3(v)
    Jacob Schwarz
    Scott C
    Blaine Westropp
    Matt Ferraro x 2(d)
    Brandon J.F. x 15
    Bob Gundu x 2(v)
    Michael Jarvis x 2(v)
    Patrick O'Sullivan x 3(v)
    Susan Lumsdon x 2(d), x 2(t), x 2(v)
    Terry VerHaar x 5(d)
    Nikhil Kamkolkar x 2-3
    Steven Moreno x 1(v), x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Carey Lee Coffey x 2(v)
    Nick Morrison x 3(v)
    Nick Fury x 2(d), x 2(t), x 2(v)*
    Bryan Koss x 3(v)
    Justin McAleese x 2(v), x 1(d), x 1(t),
    Jamon Lewis x 1(d), x 1(t), x 2(v)
    Andy White x 6
    David Battistella x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Marcos Montenegro x 1(d), x 1(v)
    Federico Rizzo x 2(v)
    Anthony Berenato Jr x 1(d), x 1(t)*
    Scott Devitte x 4(v), x 2(d), x 2(t)
    Karl Kim x 2(v)
    Curt Pair x 2(v), x 2(d), x 2(t)
    Nick Pasquariello x 1(d), x 1(t), x 2(d)
    LEON J-L x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Martin Stevens x 2(d), x 2(t), x 2(v)
    Dean Bradshaw x 2(v)
    Sabyasachi Patra x 2(d)
    Steve Das x 3
    Loren Simons x 1(v)
    Brian Pascale x 2(v)
    Nathaniel Haban x 2(d)
    Jeff Hornbaker x 2(v), x 1(d)
    Paul Rondeau x 2(d), x 2(t)
    Vince Arvidson x 2(v)
    Clark Dunbar x 2(d)
    Maik Müller x 5(v)
    Paul Hazlett x 2(v)
    Michael Ou x 2(d), x 2(t), x 4(v)
    David E. Rogers x 2
    Noah Posnick x 3(v)
    M. Bergeron x 1(d)
    Erich Roland x 2 (d), x 2(t)
    Octave Zangs x 2(v)
    Brad Crawford x 1(t), x 5(d)
    Daniel Doherty x 1(d), x 1(t), x 2(v)
    Ken Willinger x 2(d), x 2(t), *
    Maz Mawlawi x 2(d), x 2(t)
    Peter Stepnoski x 2(v), x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Alex Vo x 1(v)
    Matt W. x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Jordan Raabe x 5(v), x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Peter Kragh x 2(d)
    Mikael Lubtchansky x 1(d)
    sam karr x 1(d)
    James Gill x 2(v), x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Willy Apex x 1(d), x 1(v)
    Lance Kaplan x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Ryan Sauve x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Marko Hocevar x 1(d)
    Kwan Khan x 2(v), x 3(d)
    Mohammed Almedfa x 1-2(d)
    Eric Young x 3-4(v)
    Mike McEntire x 1(v)
    Herbert Massey x 1(d), x 1(v)
    Sebastian Moretto x 1(d), x 1(t), x 1(v)
    Ryan Chapman x 2 (v)
    Mark Stock x 3(d), x 3(v)
    Bruce Allen x 4(v), x 2(t), x 2(d)
    Joseph Kh x 2(v), x 2(t)
    Paris Remillard x 10
    Med D x 2(d)
    Chris Sharman x 2(d), x 2(t), x 3(v)
    Travis Wears x 1(v)
    tats x 2(d), x 2(t)
    David Miller II x 3(v)
    Joachim Hoge x 1(d), x 1(t), x 2(v)
    Cameron K x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Phil Holland x 2(d)
    Malik T. x 1(d)
    Antony Newman x 1(d), x 1(t), x 1(v)
    Les Hillis x 3
    Alvise Tedesco x 2(v)
    Eli Jarra x 4
    Note Suwanchote x 1
    Peter Strietmann x 2(t)
    Patrick E. Coker x 1(d), x 1(t), x 1(v)
    David Callahan x 2(v)
    Eric Santiago x 1(d), x 1(v)
    Scott Pultz
    Chris McKechnie x 2(d)
    M. FERGUSON x 1(d), x 1(t), x 2(v)
    David Johnson x 3(v)
    Shane Kelly x 1(t), x 1(v)
    Larry McKee
    Michael O x 2(d)
    Brooks Moore x 2(t), x 3(v)
    Martin von Kuttenberg x 2(d), x 2(t), x 2(v)
    Bing Bailey x 1(d), x 1(t), x 2(v)
    Mike Gifford x 1(t), x 1(d), x 2(v)
    Nils Ruinet x 10
    alexx_hg x 1(t), x 2(d), x 1(v)
    Jeff Kieffer x 3(d), x 3(t)
    PC Greene x 2(v)
    FrankPaulPerez x 2(d)
    Arnaud Dumas x 1(d), x 1(t), x 1(v)
    Kyle Kelley x 2(v)
    Jeff Zueger x 2(d)
    Alex Bros x 1(t), x 1(d)
    Patrick Tresch x 1(d), x 2(t), x 1(v)
    Stephen Pruitt x 4(v)
    Terry Delahunt x 1
    Kyle Spicer x 1(t), x 1(d), x 2(v)
    Noel R. x 2(v)
    Tristan Houghton x 2-3
    Tom Hanmer x 5(v)
    Adam Beck x 2(d), x 2(t)
    Patrick O'Sullivan x 3(v)
    Kirby Hamilton x 1(d), x 1(t), x 1(v)
    John anderson beavers x 2(v)
    Per Tschudi x 1(t), x 1(d), x 1(v)
    Gregory Bennett x 1(t), x 1(v)
    Donald MJ Anderson x 1(t), x 1(d), x 1(v)
    Ron Steinberg x 2(d)
    Brian Wengrofsky x 1(v)
    Lawrence Steele x 4(v)
    Adam Beck x 2(t)
    Daniel Marracino x 1(d), x 1(t)
    Nick Adams x 2(v)
    Philip Bowen x 1(d), x 1(v)
    Nick Gardner x 1(d)
    Max M. x 2(v)
    dave edhard
    Travis Wears x 1(v)
    Frank Weeks x 2(d)
    Ryan De Franco x 4
    Peter Trilling x 2
    Poi Boy x 2
    Dominik Novotny x 2
    Eric Lin x 3
    Klaus Track x 4
    Kenny Mosher x 3
    Jeremy Saville x 1
    Cristian Mihai




    Max Discount Locked In!
    You won't find a better price on CRI95 strip lights!



    Total: 542*
    Goal: 500
    (5m spools)

    (original goal: 100)

    *I'm counting people who haven't said how many they want yet as 1.


    FAQ

    What color temps are available?
    Tungsten, Daylight, and variable 2700k to 6000k.

    How do I power these?

    The lights are all 12 volt. I connect them to a 12 volt V-mount battery with a D-Tap connector. You can also use an AC power supply.

    Can I cut the strips to the size I want?
    Yes, there are cut marks on the LED strip itself. Just cut along the line and connect a power source.

    Is there a color cast/spike typical of cheap LEDs?
    No, there isn't. These are top quality lights.

    What is the CRI?
    95 - 98.

    Should I get the variable or fixed strips?
    The quickest and easiest way to get started is to use a fixed strip. All you need to do is connect it to a power source. I prefer the variable strips myself, but you must have a professional quality controller to adjust the color temp and brightness.

    Do I need to decide which type of strip I want now?
    No. Once the Group Buy closes I will contact you to confirm your choices. After that it can't be changed.

    What about accessories like power supplies and connectors?
    Everyone that opts in to the Group Buy will be emailed a PDF with all the accessories and prices. It's all hugely discounted.
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    Example Uses



    Lightweight battery powered lights 4-banks and pizza box soft boxes...







    Make a ring light for fashion or music video shoots...





    Music videos...



    A great way to mount lights on the ceiling...





    Great for product shots...



    Ideal for use in cars. Day and night both...







    Run and gun...



    Build them into your sets...









    Throw a piece on your matte box for a fantastic eye light and power with a D-tap...






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    Looks interesting :)

    Any info on accessory prices (ie power/connectors etc) and also what the tradeoff is for the variables vs fixed col temps?
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    This is awesome! Put me down for 2 spools (variable color temp). How do you power these spools? And is it included? Can I make them smaller? How does it work?
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    Count me in for 2 minimum. Looks nice. Are they UL listed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy White View Post
    Looks interesting :)

    Any info on accessory prices (ie power/connectors etc) and also what the tradeoff is for the variables vs fixed col temps?
    Power supplies are around $25 each and connectors are cheap. Lots of options are available. I should have confirmation on the pricing tomorrow.

    No trade off at all with the variable strips. They are brighter than the fixed strips actually. The only issue is the controller. I'm trying to find budget controllers/dimmers that are professional quality and suitable for video. The expensive ones are always an option since this is all standard stuff, but I'm looking at a $50 price target. Testing a few more out soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Stilling View Post
    This is awesome! Put me down for 2 spools (variable color temp). How do you power these spools? And is it included? Can I make them smaller? How does it work?
    You can power these off a 12 volt battery. D-taps work great for these. AC Power supplies will be ~$25. You can cut the strips to the length you want. There are marks on the strips showing you where to cut. It's really easy to work with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Murphy View Post
    Count me in for 2 minimum. Looks nice. Are they UL listed?
    Which type/color temp?

    Not sure about UL, but here are the certifications on the packaging:

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    Definitely intrigued. I'll have to do a little more research but it looks promising.
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    I just added a bunch of pictures of example uses above. They are also great for car lighting, and really for any situation where you need to have a high quality light source that can fit anywhere and run off 12v batteries (or AC with a power supply).
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    Looks good! I'll take 2V's please!
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    Dimmable?

    Do I understand you need a controller for each strip you cut and run separately? And the variable temp controllers cost $50 vs. $25? I'd be in for probably 5 x 5 meters.

    CRI =95? Color spikes?
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