The Pipeline Remote Phosphor Reporter Kit was created by BBS to address the needs of file-and-run bloggers, photographers, journalists and correspondents who require the highest light quality and the smallest possible form factor in a kit that practically sets itself up. The kit includes two 4300K, TLCI 95+ 1' Pipeline Remote Phosphor fixtures, two Manfrotto PIXI mini-tripod bases with adapters, a multi-voltage AC power supply with UK, Euro, and South America plug adapters, a dual power cord and a 11 x 15 x 4.5" hard kit case.
The 1' one inch diameter Pipeline is a form-follows-function thing of beauty. Each light has a 1/4"-20 tap in its base for quick mounting to a Manfrotto lamp base which has a footprint about the size of the average computer mouse. The efficient unit consumes just 10W of power while outputting 1,000 lumens of soft 180-degree wrap-around light, Thanks to technology that places the phosphors a scant distance away from the native blue LEDs instead of coating them, the Pipeline achieves an extremely high color rendition rating of 95+ on the stringent TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index) standard that is supplanting CRI ratings. Besides its many uses for mobile image makers, the 1' lights can be hidden almost anywhere such as a car's dashboard or sun visor or at 1/2 lb, easily taped to various areas of the set.
The lights are powered by a 100-240 VAC adapter but 14 VDC battery options are available, adding independence from mains power to the Reporter Pipeline Phosphor Reporter Kit's attributes.