ikan has put together this CB8 Canvas Bi-Color 3-Point LED Light Kit for image makers who require a comprehensive solution for shooting on the road. The kit is built around three Canvas Bendable LED Panels, each one with an X-holder with ball mount, softbox, eggcrate grid, controller, power supply, two Sony L-series type batteries, a dual charger, and a 6' light stand. A bag is included for the stands, as is one for the lights.
A lot of manufacturers laud their lighting products' capabilities as "flexible", but when ikan says it about their CB8 Canvas Bi-Color 2800-6500K Bendable LED Panel, they mean it - literally. ikan has mounted 336 LEDs on a 20 x 10" mat, and if you've ever wished your light source could conform to your needs to light a subject, this is it. And with a weight of just 1 lb and a thickness of just 1/2 inch, you can easily tape it in place out of sight. Like all LED fixtures the Canvas light is energy efficient but this one equals the incandescent output of a 300W flood light while consuming just 24W and generating just about zero heat. And with a 120° beam angle this small LED source can light a wide field.
The Canvas light comes with a controller that works separately from the mat for maximum freedom of placement. Its adjustment capabilities include variable color from 3200 to 5600K to meet any ambient light challenge with a high CRI/TLCI rating of 95/96, indicating accuracy in rendition of color. Light intensity is variable too, from 10 to 100% to fine-tune the output.
For those who value flexibility but would also like a solid panel, ikan includes an X-Holder and Mounting Pin to hold the mat rigid at its full 20 x 10" spread. The special receiver has a 5/8" hole tapped it its barrel so that it mounts horizontally on a light stand, while the end that connects to the Canvas light rotates about 180° for precise placement. The X-Holder facilitates mounting the included softbox to take the edge off the bright LEDs. There's also a fabric grid that narrows the Canvas light's beam to permit selective lighting.
Power requirements are flexible too. The light includes a holder for V-mount batteries, as well as a converter that conveniently allows you to use NP-F-style camera batteries when away from mains current. Ready for worldwide use, the Canvas Bi-Color Panel ships with a 110 to 240 VAC power supply.
The Compact Light Stand Version 3 from ikan is a space-saving support that rises to a height of 74" and, thanks to a clever reverse folding leg design, folds down to just 21" in length. The matte black stand boasts extra long legs that ensure it doesn't tip over easily, as well as a 5/8" top stud.