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dedolight develops Lightstream Flag System

Feb 12, 2024

Another unique addition to the world of reflected light.

When a beam light or a beam projector hits a reflector, there is a good chance that some of the light coming towards the reflector will continue above, below, left and right of the reflector, which in a studio with black walls may remain unnoticed, but in many cases it could be very disturbing when you employ many reflectors simultaneously.

dedolight has developed the so-called dedolight Flag System, where users can attach a round black flag or a square black flag right to the back of the reflector, to eliminate the parasitic light that would otherwise be disturbing.

Normally, you would ask for a whole group of people with four extra lighting stands, for example C-stands and flags, to walk in and put one flag above, one below, one left and one right. So, all of a sudden each reflector now needs five stands.

dedolight has put everything on one single stand – the reflector and the flag system.

dedolight Lightsteam Flag System

Square Flags

We can use for example for a group of reflectors that are lit simultaneously a square flag system, and we can move the reflectors on the bendable holding arms to be close to each other, so that they share the maximum of the incoming light and still don’t allow the stray light to go anywhere – left, right, above or below.

Again, only one stand for holding the four reflectors and the four square flags, and you can even place a smaller fifth reflector for a particular accent.

From here we now reflect the light onto further reflectors which would then work with a round black flag that we have for all the different sizes of our reflectors, and thus we can get rid of the parasitic light as showed in ‘The Wayward Light’ movie.

The Flag System expanded

When you light a portrait with several reflectors, it can look very nice, but often you will find that when you go to the medium shot or even to the long shot, you have the whole picture full of reflectors.

For more information contact the UK & Ireland Distributor Cirrolite.

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