Litepanels, Inc. has introduced an interesting type of lighting technology for photography, movies and videography using LED lights. That’s right, LED lights which we know are very robust, long-lasting, cool and energy-efficient. The same light that indicates Power On in many of your electronic gadgets have white-light cousins that have found their way into bright flashlights, and now into studio lighting.
The Litepanels Micro model is available for about $299, a lightweight version that can be mounted on top of the camera to provide a soft directional fill light. The cool thing about Litepanels is that you can dial up the exact light intensity you want. They are infinitely dimmable from 0 to 100% intensity.
They also have the Litepanels Mini which comes in single or dual kits and the Litepanels 1×1 (1ft x 1ft), pictured above, which can be mounted on a light stand or tripod to provide a flicker-free and broader light source.
While their initial marketing was geared towards movie and video production (they’re based in Hollywood, CA) I don’t see why this can’t be useful to stills photography as well.