25 Cinematographers, Gaffers, DIT and light measure Engineers where gathered at Storyline Camera Rental House in Oslo, Norway to test 9 different LED light vendors. We measured direct light (as the eye see the light) and reflected light (as the camera see the light) in both CRI and TLCI values.
We also tested the new Softlights LED with Deep Blue LED (that emits light from 380 Nanometer, and using three phosphors). After using a prototype of those lights on my last feature, I have the impression that they penetrate the skin differently than the standard phosphor blue 430 Nm LED. The Deep Blue LED looks more real with deeper skin tones. It will be very exiting to read the results in a week or two.
Camera equipment, Studio, DIT, Video assist operator and camera assistant was delivered free of charge from Storyline Camera Rental.