We’ve been using tungsten for film lighting and television production for well over 50 years now. It remains the most cost effective means of constant artificial lighting for video and cinematic production.

At this point in time tungsten fixtures offer the highest output/brightness possible from the smallest possible fixture. A fixture about the size of both your fists put together is capable of outputting over 1000 watts of brightness.

Tungsten bulbs create an extremely bright undiffused/harsh type of light source from a very small bulb. These configurations can “throw” light great distances when compared to diffused sources.

We’ve been using tungsten lighting in the film and television industry for well over 50 years now. It remains the most cost effective means of constant artificial lighting for video and cinematic production.

At this point in time tungsten fixtures offer the highest output/brightness possible from the smallest possible fixture. A fixture about the size of both your fists put together is capable of outputting over 1000 watts of brightness.

Tungsten bulbs create an extremely bright undiffused/harsh type of light source from a very small bulb. These configurations can “throw” light great distances when compared to diffused sources.

Additionally, this type of light can be focused from a wide pattern to a narrow beam.

These characteristics allow for the following implementation:

  • Ideal for situations where you want to cast a high contrast lighting effect across a face or textured surface.
  • Subtly highlight a distant object in the background or a tight area in the background of a scene.
  • Situations where you need the fixture to be small and stealthy in order to hide it so that it is not visible in the scene.
  • Where budget constraints are of primary concern

You can indeed achieve the above tasks with other types of lighting like fluorescent or LED fixtures, just not as cost effectively or with as compact a fixture as is available with tungsten fixtures.

Softboxes, Umbrellas, Bounce Cards, and Semi-Opaque Silk are used to diffuse tungsten light sources to create Softlight.

Tungsten lighting systems are ideal for cinematic style productions where you need to create mood or dramatic lighting for your scene. The Indie Filmmaker Series of lighting kits and fixtures from DayFlo Lighting offer high quality, excellent functionality, and extreme value for portable production lighting systems.

Used the world over by independent producers seeking the most bang for the buck. Eos Indie Filmmaker products get the job done and make you look great!

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