April, 2009

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LitePad: A Daylight-Balanced Flat-Panel LED You Can Use Anywhere

This Daylight-Balanced, Low Power, Portable Flat-Panel LED Light Source Unleashes New Lighting Possibilities

The engineers at Rosco have really outdone themselves this time.

Less than ½” thick, generating virtually no heat, weighing next to nothing, and able to run off AC or 12-volt DC sources (battery or car cigarette lighter), LitePad is a truly revolutionary product.

    LitePad sizes

  • 3″x6″
  • 3″x12″
  • 6″x6″
  • 6″x12″
  • 12″x12″
  • 24″x24″
  • 3″ circle
  • 12″ circle
  • Custom sizes up to 48″x96″

You can fit LitePad anywhere. You can put it as close to your subject as you like — use it to light up a glass of white wine, and the wine will still be cool when you’re done shooting. You can use it for 3-point studio lighting. You can dim it. You can run it for hours off AA batteries. You can hang it around your neck, if you’re so inclined (or if it’s Halloween.)

We did some tests using LitePad as a shooting surface; have a look at these sample pictures that show what you can do with small still-life subjects and a low-heat light source.

Vegetables and leaves are easy to photograph with LitePad to get great, daylight-balanced color with no heat.


LitePad gives you tons of new photographic possibilities by itself, but for even more options and control, take a look at the accessories. The following video examines the single-fader dimmer and the AA battery pack:

    LitePad specifications

  • Color temperature: 6000° K
  • Thickness: 0.3″
  • Operating temperature: -22° F to 185° F
  • Lamp life: 60,000 hours
  • Power: 12V DC

A 2-channel DMX dimmer is also available; both the single and 2-channel dimmer fade smoothly from 0-100% without color temperature change. Other accessories include a car cigarette lighter adapter, 4-pin XLR and Anton/Bauer adapters, “Y” splitters and 4-way spider splitters, egg crates to fit any size LitePad, and 3″, 6″, and 12″ mounting brackets.

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