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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelan View Post
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    Well how about that? I certainly don't want to see Westcott harmed by patent infringement. That's a shame. I like these lights and would like to see things worked out because they do have a couple nice features such as much longer battery life, the daylight/tungsten combo and most of all, price.

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    As a 'hint' of what's to come... I was told by Westcott on my recent visit to their HQ... That they have the Ice Light V2 nearly ready to go! It will have a longer battery life AND a 'removable' battery too! So you can get multiple batteries, so you're NOT 'dead in the water' when the DC power source (battery) depletes! There are a few other 'surprises' on the way in the form of features too! I'm hoping the V2 will address some of the concerns you have. I too have watched these instruments for a while! A few of my competitors have some. I was just about to bite the bullet when I found out about the 'new/improved' version!
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    Sounds great, Curt! The Ice light is a great product and like I said, I was getting ready to buy some until I saw these new ones. But a replaceable battery is exactly what both of these products need. Hope the price does a MoVI and gets more in line with the SpectroLED. I think folks would be more inclined to buy if it were.
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    thanks Mark, looks great, might have to invest into a couple of those.
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    I find the cost to be 249 usd http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._lightrod.html

    Is this the one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabyasachi Patra View Post
    I find the cost to be 249 usd http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._lightrod.html

    Is this the one?
    Yes, looks like it's back on sale through February . Guess someone at B&H or Genaray corporate reads Reduser...
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    I pulled the trigger on the Genaray mainly because of the cost. It's much brighter than I thought it would be. Dimming is great. A good side fill and hair light. I made a cardboard cover/modifier with a 6 inch opening, placed over the interview subject and perfect hair light without spill. So far a great tool for the kit.
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    I bought a pair of them under another brand name just to test flicker at higher frame rates.

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    Found an even less expensive version at $127.35. It's a knock-off of the knock-off. When will the madness end? At these prices, it's four for the price of one.

    I'd still like to see them side by side with the Ice Light, my guess is the quality of light coming from the Westcott is unique since it's using a different strategy with less LEDs having only 70 compared to the 516 diodes in these knock-off units. Might be better, might not, haven't compared them to one another. But just because they have the same form function doesn't mean they're going to be equals and is that something Westcott will be able to justify for the price difference? Time will tell.

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    my Genarays arrived today, will post some test footage next week...holy moly those sticks are bright !!!!
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    There is also this one on ebay which you can buy 4 of them for $580.. that's pretty cheap ($145 each)

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