Check out LitePanels for a


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.

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When it comes to holiday gifting for people who are deeply involved in a niche or hobby, it's challenging to decide which ideas are worthwhile. If the hobby has become an actual gig that they invest in, it can be daunting. This is true with videographers as much as anything, but we're here to help. You might want to find a gift that is exactly what they need to round out their gear, or something a little more fun. Either way, we've got you covered.