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 5600K, 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 13" 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 1000 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 a high color rendition rating of 95+ on the stringent TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index) standard. 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 .5 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.
BB&S Lighting Pipeline Free LED Light (1', 5600K)
Characterized by its convenient cylindrical shape, this 1'-long Pipeline Free LED Light from BB&S Lighting is a remote phosphor, 5600K-balanced fixture offering with a high TLCI of 98+ for accurate color rendering. Its 180° beam spread makes it an ideal soft light for broad and even coverage, and, despite its slim form factor, can output 1000 lumens while drawing 10W of power. An inline dimmer is connected to the light via a 10' cable and allows for 100-0% dimming adjustment without flickering or color shifting. The Pipeline is delivered with a 100-240 VAC power supply, along with international plugs and also supports 14 VDC power via an optional battery.
Manfrotto PIXI Mini Table Top Tripod (Black)
The black PIXI Mini Table Top Tripod from Manfrotto doubles as a tabletop tripod and a handheld grip support for a DSLR, point and shoot, or compact camcorder. The legs are rounded on their outer side, so the closed tripod provides a comfortable hand grip. When open, the tripod and head have a maximum height of 5.31". Rubber feet prevent slipping and protect delicate surfaces.
Fabricated from stainless steel and black Adapto polymer, the PIXI supports up to 2.2 pounds while weighing only 6.7 ounces. Its built-in ball head has a 1/4"-20 camera screw and a unique design that allows adjustments and locking with a single push button. Besides cameras, the PIXI is also ideal for iPhones outfitted with the optional Manfrotto KLYP, and other small devices.