Selecting from industry-standard lighting instruments, we hand-picked a small arsenal of lights that not only could do their job extremely well, but also transport easily and set-up quickly – all the while still being durable, reliable and affordable. Now that’s asking a lot of any product, however with our demanding schedules we could accept nothing less. Lowel lights have become standard to rental houses as well as news crews, documentary filmmakers, and production companies alike. Lowel themselves liked our cherry-picked kit we put together so much, they named it after us. We present to you our three Lowel DVcreator Kits. Perfect for the emerging DV creator on the go, all kits are available in soft or hard cases. Starting with a base package, the DVcreator Kit 1, consists of three essential lighting instruments; the 500W Omni with barn doors/spot flood capability, the smaller Pro at 250W again with barn doors, spot/flood and finally the 750W Tota with umbrella that can easily light a 2-person interview or a small sized office. Stepping up to the DVcreator Kit 44 adds a 250W softbox to the base kit, which is great for producing beautiful, yet controllable soft light. It’s just about perfect for many of today’s low-light capable DV cameras. The grand daddy, the DVcreator Kit 55 is the base kit and goes a step further with the additional 500W Rifa softbox. The Rifa’s are 60 second set-up softboxes and simply open like an umbrella.
The Lowel DV Creator 44 Kit, LB-35 Case offers four different types of light fixtures for a variety of lighting situations. This is a kit supplied with bulbs for use with 120V AC, gel frames, gels, stands, and an LB-35 Soft Kit Case.
The unique umbrella-like Rifa EX44 16 x 16" softlight allows set-up in 60 seconds or less. Bathe almost anything in soft, luxurious light, from talking heads to table-top stills. Its quick-change power cord easily converts for use with professional battery belts, allowing it to work at 12V, 14V and 30V in addition to 120V and 230V. It's the perfect complement to today's compact, light-sensitive, digital cameras and film stocks.
With its high intensity #2 reflector and prismatic glass, the tiny focusable Pro-light is more efficient than a Fresnel of equal wattage, yet it gives an exquisite even light, with Fresnel-like shadow quality. It can be used as a low-level key or accent light, fill light (with diffusion), or backlight.
The wide focusing range of the Omni-light makes it a flexible key or backlight. Add diffusion or an umbrella, and it's a soft fill source.
Compact, rugged and versatile, the broad-throw Tota-light can be used with its umbrella or gel-frame and diffusion as a soft key, fill, or backlight. With its adjustable reflectors, it can be a smooth and even background light, or point it at the ceiling to raise the ambient (base) light level of a room. Tota-lights are also widely used for photographic copy work.
- Any of the fixtures in this kit can be converted to 230-240 volts use by ordering the appropriate bulbs, cable and plug adapter
- The Pro-light, Omni-light and Rifa eX44 may be used with 12V or 30V battery packs
- The Pro-light may be converted to on-camera use
- The face of the Rifa-lite eX44 measures 16 x 16" (40 x 40 cm)
- Accessory exchange lampheads allow use of daylight fluorescent screw-threaded lamps
- The EX series of Rifa Lites enables you to change out the fixture's socket, to make use of cooler-running fluorescent bulbs (bulbs available separately)