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#1 Suzanne Friesen

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:59 PM

I want to use some bluetooth (ipad/iphone) controlled colour-changing light bulbs, similar to the popular "play bulbs". Does anyone have any recommendations for good brands/types to use when shooting 23.976fps? I want to avoid flicker, etc.

 

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 03:22 AM

I'm not familiar with "play bulbs" but there's a company called Glasson Electronics here in the UK which exhibited some colour-mixing LED lightbulbs at the recent Production Show.

 

https://www.glassonelectronics.co.uk/

 

The company makes a particular virtue of the fact that their bulbs don't use PWM dimming, so they're flicker-free.

 

I haven't used them but they seemed plausible. I think they use DMX control rather than from a cellphone but I'm not completely sure what all the control options are.

 

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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 02:33 PM

Quite a lot of people tend to uses Phillips Hue but you'd need to test to make sure they don't flicker.


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