Jump to content



Photo

Cheaper Alternatives to Rifa Lights?


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Don Berry

Don Berry
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 26 posts
  • Other
  • Vancouver

Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:38 AM

I love the way Rifa lights look and how quick and easy they are to use. Unfortunately, I can't afford one and I was curious to know what you'd all say would be a good replacement for cheaper? 


  • 0

#2 Jaron Berman

Jaron Berman
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 198 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • New York, NY

Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:41 AM

Used rifas.  Or LED mats from cheaper brands like ledgo.  People seem to be dumping tungsten gear, so if you're a bit patient you can probably find them for cheap somewhere.


  • 0

#3 Don Berry

Don Berry
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 26 posts
  • Other
  • Vancouver

Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:45 AM

That's what I'm hoping for, they're beautiful lights. I will look into the alternatives you mentioned, thank you.


  • 0

#4 Michael LaVoie

Michael LaVoie
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 775 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

You could probably find used Scandles really cheap too.  They are Lowell's daylight flourescent version of the Rifa light.  Way better as they don't get super hot to the touch the way Rifas will.


  • 0

#5 Don Berry

Don Berry
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 26 posts
  • Other
  • Vancouver

Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:47 PM

Well I got extremely lucky with some searches and found a replacement for half the price. Sticking with it, although the Scandles sound tempting, very tempting. Thanks you guys for giving me suggestions. 


  • 0


Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Paralinx LLC

Abel Cine

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

FJS International, LLC

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

Visual Products

Wooden Camera

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Glidecam

Tai Audio

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

Glidecam

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

Ritter Battery

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Wooden Camera

CineLab

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Metropolis Post

Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport