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Neat idea – but low power, low heat and ……. dim. Move it just a few feet away and the light levels drop to almost candlelight. What kind of space can be lit with such low levels of light? Soft though it is, it’s not really that useful. A 1K or a 650W source means your camera won’t have the lens wide open, making focus tricky.
I like the neatness of it but those types of CF are always over estimated, light wise – 60W equivalent always makes me laugh. I love your idea, but it’s too dim to be used as a soft light, which we normally use to soften the shadows from a key – and at such a low light level, it cannot compete with a proper key light.