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NW Light

Posts: 7

Seattle, Washington, US

How good are these bulbs for photography? Does anyone have an experience to share or images to post from using them?
Philips Hue
www.meethue.com/en-US

Dec 03 12 01:18 pm Link

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Michael Broughton

Posts: 2244

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

i'm sure they're great for photography... if you don't care about colour accuracy or having to use dozens of really expensive bulbs to get a decent amount of light. $60 for an 8.5 watt bulb.

Dec 03 12 02:16 pm Link

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LARRY PRICE PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 2

Farmington, New Mexico, US

i purchased them.  i plan to experiment them in my photography.

Feb 11 13 10:46 pm Link

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Michael Bots

Posts: 5968

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

LED bulbs are almost twice the output per watt as CFL so each of the 8.5 watt LED's will put out about the same amount of light as a 13 or 15 watt CFL or a 60 watt incandescent.

That is where the comparison is.      The wireless dimming and color change is gimmicky.

Feb 13 13 06:37 pm Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21383

New York, New York, US

Michael Bots wrote:
LED bulbs are almost twice the output per watt as CFL so each of the 8.5 watt LED's will put out about the same amount of light as a 13 or 15 watt CFL or a 60 watt incandescent.

That is where the comparison is.      The wireless dimming and color change is gimmicky.

I love the gimmick side of it.  That's the only reason I would get them - and I'm seriously thinking about it.

I wonder how long they last.

Feb 13 13 06:46 pm Link