Fotodiox presents the newest idea in LED lighting; the FlapJack LED Edgelight. The challenge was to create something different; an LED light that is more portable than ever, faster and easier to set up, and offers a complete lighting solution right out of the box. The FlapJack LED Edgelights deliver on all this and more.
Instead of forward-facing LEDs like in a conventional panel, the FlapJack's LEDs are mounted around the outer edge, aimed inward at layers of diffusion material. Instead of a direct beam, the FlapJack's bounced light approach produces a soft, even glow with no hotspots. It's perfect for filling in shadows, or using as a glamor light. All of this within an elegant form factor - less than 1/2" at its thinnest point.
Every Flapjack light runs on either AC power or NP-F style rechargeable batteries, both of which are included in the kit. The light is fully dimmable, with no change in color temperature, from 10-100%. The light is also dual colored allowing you to adjust the color temperature from a amber tungsten 3200k to white daylight 5600k. A back-lit LCD indicator shows light level, color temperature and battery life status.
The internally bounced light is easier on the eyes - your subject can look directly toward the light with no discomfort. Hide a FlapJack in a lamp to mimic an on-set practical light, or take advantage of the compact size to light up cramped spaces; like a car interior or an office cubicle. The Flapjack is also perfect for tabletop food or product photography. Enjoy the look of a big soft light without melting your subject!
The compact FlapJack can mount practically anywhere. use the attached mounting yoke to attach the light to any 5/8" light stud. The yoke is also removeable, revealing two built-in 1/4-20" mounting points, letting you attach the FlapJack directly to a tabletop tripod, or lighting clamp. These lights are so lightweight, you can can mount them with velcro, cord, even tape! Finally, you can get more creative with light placement than ever before.
FlapJack lights are ready to shoot with, right out of the case. The FlapJack produces bounced light rather than a full spotlight, so you don't have to work hard to create soft, beautiful light. It's almost like having a softbox built right in. Great for fasts setups, as for interview situations. In a few minutes you can be ready to roll with beautiful soft lighting, requiring just minimal setup.
The Flapjack lights produce little heat (the edges where the LEDs are housed may get a little warm after after running consistently at 100%), and have a very low current draw. You can easily run several Flapjacks on a conventional household electrical circuit. Leave them running all day without fear of cooking your subject, or breaking the bank on your electrical bill.
Each FlapJack includes a rechargeable Sony NP-F style lithium-ion battery, charging station, and an AC adapter - all in a fitted hard-shell case with a handle. Each FlapJack is made of durable lightweight metal, and is backed Fotodiox's standard 2 year warranty.
- C-518ASV Dimmable Flapjack, 3200-5600k Color Temperature
- 2x NP-F740 Style Battery (7.4v - 4400 mAh - 32.56 Wh) w/ Dual Charging Cradle
- 110-240v Power Supply Cable
- Removable Ergonomic Textured Handgrip
- Fitted Custom Carry Case w/Shoulder Strap
- 10-100% Power Dimmer Dial
- Ultra-Bright LED Edgelights
- V-Mount Battery Mount for Optional V-Mount Battery Use
- 3200-5500k Tungsten / Daylight Color Temperature
- Color Rendering Index ≥90
- Mounting Yoke for Light Stand Stud
- Built-in Battery Life Indicator
Light Specifications Using UPRTek MK350N Spectrometer
Measured at 1 Meter Distance From Light
Daylight ~ 5600k
Tungsten ~ 3200k
||C-518ASV 14.4x15.75in Square Dimmable Bi-Color Flapjack 1x1 Light
||Tungsten ~3200k (±200)
Daylight ~5500k (±200)
||3200k - 830lx
5600k - 900lx
|EV100 @ 1m1
||3200k - 8.0 ΔEV
5600k - 8.1 ΔEV
||10-100% Dimmer Dial
||11.5 x 11.5 inch (29.2 x 29.2 cm) by ½ inch (1.3 cm) thick
|Illumination Panel Dimension
||10 x 10 inch (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
||1/4"-20 Female Thread or Removable Handgrip
||110-240v Power Supply Cable
||Included 2x NP-F740 Style Battery (7.4v - 4400 mAh - 32.56 Wh)
|Battery Run Time2 - NPF
||100% Power ~ 1hr 30min
||~ 4.6 lbs.
1Incident Exposure Reading ~ ISO100 1/60 f/1 (Sekonic L-358 @ 1m)
2Battery run time is approximate. There are many variables that may affect run time including ambient temperature, age of battery, etc.