Why is LiFi suddenly in the news?

Published in Technology & Computing

Visible Light Communications (VLC) technology could soon be transferring data round your home at impressive speeds - all via your light bulbs. But why are we talking about it now?

An accelerated evolution and a highly competitive market has helped ensure that cameras themselves are excellent now, but what about everything else? Phil Rhodes, RedShark's Technical Editor, gives his views ahead of the start of NAB.

Zylight F8-200 LED Fresnel now shipping

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The 200W version of Zylight's F8 LED fresnel light series is making its way to retailers in advance of NAB 2016.

Could simulated skylights work for film production?

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Phil Rhodes profiles a CoeLux, a new simulated skylight marketed to hotels and upscale residences, and explores whether such a product could be utilized for filmmaking.

Are LEDs really more efficient?

Published in Technology & Computing

Raise your hand if you are interested in LED lighting because it lets you get more light for less power

Lighting: the Quest for White - Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

LED lighting seems to have everything going for it: low power consumption, less heat, and a long lifespan. But there's a catch.

RedShark Review: Aputure LS-1C LED Panel

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LED lighting technology keeps getting better and Aputure's new LS-1 LED panel incorporates useful features and employs an innovative lensing. But does its performance bring it to the head of its class?

LEDS: Don't mix. You can't match

Published in Technology & Computing

LED lights are a big hit. With low power consumption, long life bulbs, a relatively high light output and little heat radiating onto the set, they have become highly sought after. Kieron Seth looks at the plusses and pitfalls of LED lighting.

Opinion: Watch out for dubious LED claims

Published in Technology & Computing

Some LED manufacturers are making claims about efficiency that just don't make sense, says Phil Rhodes

LEDs and the power to (battery) weight ratio

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Watt’s up: Why you can still only get a certain amount of brightness from a battery you can carry on your back whatever you’re using.

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