Post NAB 2014 Spotlight: Cineo Matchstix Lights

Now that the 2014 NAB show in Las Vegas is over it’s time to do some coverage! Starting on April 11th and going until the end of the month I will be doing a spotlight on what was good at the show. Each day I’ll focus on something new that I saw. *note* These are being released in no particular order*

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Cineo Matchstix Lights

NAB was completely inundated with LED lighting options this year. So, how does a company stand out? They offer something that no other company does. Cineo Lighting (cineolighting.com) does just that. Their lights use a Remote Phosphor technology that makes them easier to scale than standard LEDs.

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They have a full line of completely dimmable and color controlled lights, but what really caught my eye were the Matchstix. These little lights pack a mean punch, and I could see them being the perfect option for lighting an interior car scene.

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They’re small, compact, and the extended cold-shoe mount on the back means they can be mounted a million different ways. The Matchstix come in 6″ and 12″ models, in one of four colors (2700K, 3200K, 4300K, or 5600K). But, because the light balance come not from the bulb, but from a phosphorous plate, you can purchase different color panels to change out the balance.

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At the show the sales rep I was talking to was saying that a kit with both a 12″ and a 6″ light, in your chosen color balance, plus power supply, and a case would run ~$800. It’s a tad on the high side, but if these lights perform on set the way I think they would, it’d be worth the little extra cash.

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Cineo has a whole range of soft lights, check them out on the website (cineolighting.com) and follow them on twitter (@CineoLighting) for information and giveaways. I look forward to seeing what these little powerhouses can do.

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Post NAB 2014 Spotlight: Cineo Matchstix Lights

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