For a bit over a year now I’ve been consulting on a new broad-spectrum LED light for the motion picture industry. The idea is that this light, with six different LEDs, can change color temperate with a simple turn of a knob and dim without changing color temperature. The spectrum on this light is much better than current LED lighting products that use only one LED.
In order to see an object’s color accurately you have to light it with light containing that same color. Single LED lights typically use phosphor-based LEDs, which have a little spectral spread to them but not much. They only produce a very narrow range of colored light, so they are good an illuminating but not good at all for color reproduction. The Element Labs Kelvin Tile (the product I’ve been working on) has one phosphor and five dye LEDs mixed together, creating a much broader color palette.
I’ll be working the Element Labs booth at NAB, so come find me if you have a chance. Sunday I’ll be setting up, and Monday/Tuesday I’ll be giving product demos and showing off the new Kelvin Tile “paintbox” control system. Wednesday I’ll be wandering NAB in search of juicy new products.
Here’s where I’ll be:
Come on by and say hi!