lights come in two basic kinds, with built-in electrical adapter
(very expensive) and powered by a power supply unit (more economical
if you have several lights, since up to four can operate from the
same power transformer). I found it helps to have at least one of
the independent units if you have to carry just one, though I find
Dedolights so useful I usually have five with me at all times.
have found that Dedolights are worth their high cost. With Dedolights
I can illuminate art objects in a manner that other photographers
cannot achieve. Once, in Munich, I competed against a well known
professional photographer. In the end I got the assignment (even
though I ask
a fee twice that of the other photographer) because my lighting
did the job better. It was Dedolights that won me this contract,
indeed I bought an entire suitcase full of additional Dedolights
with the profits.
features about the Dedolights
that I like the most are the framing shutters, the iris and the
essential projection attachment. Changing the bulbs is easy, but
they hardly ever burn out. I have the 12-volt series. Recently Dedo
Weigert has come out with the more powerful 24-volt system.
Weigert Film GmbH, Rottmannstrasse 5, Munich, Germany. In America
you can get them from Visual Departures.
soon: we will be showing specific
studio setups where Dedolights are employed in real-life situations.
Contact for Dedo-Lights
800 628 2003
information on Dedolights