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Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black

B&H # PO811LPBLK Mfr # 811LP - BLK
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Product Highlights
  • Bright White LED
  • Viewing Area: 8.5x11" / 21.6 x 27.9cm
  • Anodized Aluminum Frame
  • Plexiglas Work Surface
  • Wall-Mountable
  • Removable Power Adapter
  • Manufactured in the USA

The Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" is a bright white LED viewing panel. At only .75" / 1.9cm thick and with a removable power adapter, the light panel is highly portable and fits perfectly within a portfolio or briefcase. Constructed out of anodized aluminum and plexiglas, the panel is durable and built to travel.

The eco-friendly design features LED lights with an expected life of 50,000 hours with low power consumption. With a 100/240Vac power source, the panel can be used in the USA as well as internationally.

Bright white LED light panel with a viewing area of 8.5 x 11" / 21.6 x 27.9cm, view up to 20 35mm slides at a time.
Ultra-thin at only .75" / 1.9cm.
Plexiglas work surface and anodized aluminum frame for increased durability.
Wall-mountable, the LED panel can also be placed on a tabletop in either portrait or landscape orientation with optional display stand and legs.
With a removable 100/240Vac power source, the panel can be used in the US and abroad (requires appropriate plug or outlet adapter).
Proudly manufactured in the USA.
Viewing Size 8.5 x 11" / 21.6 x 27.9cm
Overall Size 10.75 x 13.25 x .75" / 27.3 x 33.7 x 1.9cm
Lamp Type Bright White LED
Number of Lamps Not specified by manufacturer
Lamp Life 50,000 hr
Carry Handle No
Tilt Bar No
Wall Mountable Yes
Construction Anodized aluminum frame and plexiglas work area
Color Light: bright white
Weight 2.0 lb / 0.9 kg (shipping)
Power Source Removable AC/DC adapter
Voltage 100/240Vac, 50/60Hz
Compliance UL, RoHS, CE
Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black
  • Removable AC/DC adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Porta-Trace / GagneLED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black
     
    3.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        3.0

        Poor build quality but not all bad

        By jmr_los_angeles

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

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              Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black:

              Pros

              Excellent quality light--it's even throughout the entire surface and neutral in color. Bright and wonderfully illuminates negatives and slides.

              Thin, compact size. Easy to store in a bookshelf, cabinet, etc.

              Simple. Just plug in the power adapter, turn it on, and you're good to go.

              Price. While not a bargain, it's not a bad deal considering the quality of the light and the compactness (especially compared to fluorescent light tables).

              Cons

              No rubber feet or other method to prevent the metal frame from scratching whatever surface you put it on (such as a wooden table). I can't imagine it would have cost much to include this feature.

              Build quality is mediocre. The joints are wobbly and fit together poorly. There are many blemishes on the metal and plastic surfaces. It doesn't matter if this is made in the USA if it's made poorly. In fact it's kind of an embarrassment.

              It doesn't affect the light table's usefulness, but there is a considerable amount of dust and material debris between the lighting source and clear top panel.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent but not for color photography

              By Dan

              from Texas

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Even Illumination
              • Good build quality

              Cons

              • Color Balance
              • Internal Dust

              Best Uses

              • Nice Desktop Light Box

              Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black:

              I purchased this light panel to compare to my fifteen year old florescent Porta-Trace light box.

              This new light panel is quite nicely made. (And also surprisingly, it's made in the USA) The frame is metal and the whole panel has a very solid feel and reassuring heft. The entire top of the panel is striking clear acrylic, with a backlit frosted surface slightly below--the best analogy would be it's similar in construction and appearance to looking at a framed and matted print, only flat on your desk. The panel is wonderfully thin. There's no warm up period for the LED lights as with the older flourescent tube light box.

              The dust problems reported earlier seem to be from fine static-charged dust and debris somehow getting between the clear acrylic and the frosted panel below the top surface. There's no way to take it apart to clean that out that I can see.

              The downsides: the white LEDs used in this panel aren't quite right in their color balance for looking at color transparency (film) images. This will be trivial to most users (who besides me uses color slide film anymore?) but any color material placed on the panel has a overly purple-blue tint. This isn't the case with the old florescent tube daylight-balanced 5000K light box.

              Another minor detraction is that this panel is slightly not as bright as the old florescent light boxes. My camera meter found a one stop difference between the two, with the LED panel being not quite as bright. However, the LED panel is perfectly even in its illumination over the entire surface--my old Porta-trace fluorescent light box has noticeable hot spots and uneven light. The LED panel is most excellent in that aspect.

              It would have been nice for the panel to have some rubber feet to protect my desktop--the metal frame has the potential to easily scratch whatever it's placed on. This was trivial to fix with some self-stick rubber pads from the hardware store but would have been nice to have had them included in the box.

              It would have been nice if a sleeve or cover had come with the panel to keep it clean and dust free between uses.

              This is a really nice lighted surface. Good construction and build (other than the internal dust) and it's great for examining black and white film negatives. I do wish the color balance had been better for color film, so I'll have to keep my old florescent light box around for that. The instant on and off of the LEDs is nice as well.

              Good product, with small flaws. I would recommend it to a friend, only with reservations it not be used for color-critical work.

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              5.0

              Love it

              By Beck

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black:

                  Love this,suoer easy to use. great product.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Meh. Not high quality, but does the job.

                  By Simon S

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black:

                    Poor quality control - dust on the inside - uneven lighting (looks like a LCD that is delaminating from it's backlight)

                    But: Good enough for looking at negatives to choose what to scan. Blotchy lighting doesn't seem to affect usage significantly.

                    I would have returned it if I were closer to the store to hope for a better one. Not worth the cost of shipping, since it is usable.

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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    nice product--but ...

                    By Jay

                    from Piedmont, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black:

                        I meant to use this light panel to create a contact sheet for color negatives using an Epson flatbed scanner. My plan was to use the panel to illuminate the whole page, rather than using the scanner's slide holder and scanner cover light source. Alas, the scanner only scans the slides or negative mounted in the holder--not the whole scanner bed used for reflective (rather than transmissive) scanning.

                        Ideas anyone?

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great product

                        By Peachy

                        from New York

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne LED Light Panel - 8.5 x 11" Black:

                            The product is great. We had a of a problem with our first one as it arrived with a very visible black spot right in the middle of it. We brought it back to the store and one of the guys there worked really hard to help us out. At the end we got a new one and it's perfect!
                            It's beautiful and really stylish!

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