Thursday, February 16, 2017

Very Bright LED Softbox For Project Filming

 Updated on Feb 23th.2017
Earthquake Precautions
 this city i am currently living is on a line of Earthquake or a big stone board that sometimes goes mad and  moves around ( i don't even know what i am writing here) under the ground, according to what i heard from people ( or it might be on a naughty turtle baby's back who knows). the thing is that earthquake happens sometimes in this city (Oita-Japan) which is located in the south of Japan in Kyushu Island. while i first arrived to this city, staying on the top floor of a tall building and a strong quake happened, holly mother of nature ! it really is scary ! so after building this light soft box, i realized it is shaking to left and right, if a strong earthquake over 5 Richter happens (first i hope not to), so it will break down due to strong inertia it will receive from the quake. to prevent any possible damage i just put  some more coins on the table and bought 2 more tension holders with cables and mounted them to left and right sides of the light box.
now it is very strong and does not move or shake.
see  these pictures:

Here is a Video of the Box after Installation

Well,lighting system changed again. here is the problem i have faced so far, the light for DIY work and the light for filming are not the same if you fix one you will need to fix the 2nd as well. in the past 3 months i have been busy making lights for filming but none worked due to angle and hard lighting the subjects. so i finally came up with this idea to make a large soft box light to cover a wide angle range. this soft box light is using 12 LEDs, 6 of them are E26 and another 6 are E17. They are installed in 2 rows  and 4 lines of AC connected for each 3 Bulb. why did i choose to have 4 wires for one soft box? because i didn't have a dimmer circuit so for some projects while i need less light i turn off for example the first row maybe all the E17s. so this works so far i have tested with filming and pictures all is best. this final product would let me to make some new projects again.

ordered the LEDs for this project from very fast delivery and reliable service.
things i used for this project:

1. some wood
2.E17 LED bulbs 6 of them.
3.E26 LED Bulb 6 of them
4.wires with plugs.
5.wood stands to mount on the top of workbench.
6.nuts and bolts.
7.self drilling screws.
8.tension cord.
9.oven paper for soft box.
10.some mechanical hinges and brackets etc to mount it on stand and articulating issues.

see the pictures below.

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