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Flashlight/Torch for light painting?

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by weirdo, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. weirdo

    weirdo TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 7, 2014
    Hi,
    I'm wondering if any1 have any suggestions for a good torch at a decent price for lightpainting? For barns, cars and such.
     
  2. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    I have a 9 LED one I got free at a trade show. It's good as the light is very white. I'd recommend LED for this reason to avoid the yellow cast you get from traditional bulbs. That and the batteries last for ever (I left it on for 48 hours by accident and it was still shining bright, takes just 3 AA's!!!!!).

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  3. dannat

    dannat TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 22, 2014
    VIC
    yes i agree a white light is good -the led lenser torches are nice & bright -
     
  4. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Love Led Lenser torches , though maybe too bright for light painting good thing they have beam adjust and a weak setting.
     
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  5. weirdo

    weirdo TalkEmount Rookie

    19
    Oct 7, 2014
    How do you guys think this one will fair? Do you have any other suggestions? Is there any torch a tad cheaper that will perform?
     
  6. dannat

    dannat TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 22, 2014
    VIC
    any cree LED should be fine, like the one you link to -even a cheap LED video light could be used [& could come i handy if video'ing at night]
     
  7. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    This is basically what I got for free.
     
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  8. Lucille

    Lucille TalkEmount Veteran

    351
    May 22, 2013
    I just use any ol cheap led flashlight..... I buy them at home depo around the holidays on the cheap.....they work..


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  9. weirdo

    weirdo TalkEmount Rookie

    19
    Oct 7, 2014
    Ok, tahnks for the suggestions! I decided to go a bit "cheaper" and went with this one.
     
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  10. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Have some of those as well...got them dirt cheap from some auto parts store...have them in the glove box of the cars and use one on a lanyard around my neck on nights when out after dark shooting moon shots or something