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So I have been looking on B&H for an on camera light for my camera but for most of them I am noticing that they sport a 30 minute life time on the batteries with an 8 to 9 hour charge time. Why is this? Granted these are on the lower end and cheaper models but it just seems like with the jumps in technology that we have had over the last few years, it would be possible to make a cheap light with decent battery life, especially when you consider that if someone will be using a light on their camera they are likely doing weddings or other events where they will need to run the light for longer than 30 minutes.
Just thought I would share.
Check out LitePanels for a broad range of possibilities and power adaptations. I currently use NRG Varilights and belt battery packs for long-term lighting needs, also Cool-Lux units. But the weight of these options is a killer for those long events where lighting is important to the production.
I am sold on LitePanels for affordability, ease of use, battery life, application – and can always manage to have spare batteries on hand to change out while setting up the rechargeable ones to be charging, if needed for the gig. I have no problem using disposables where possible either.