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[Dollarama] Voltax utility light $4 (900 Lumens! ?)

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[Dollarama] Voltax utility light $4 (900 Lumens! ?)

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Was looking for a small LED light for some close up photography, found these nice lights at Dollarama! Super bright and has the batteries... Saw spots for a minute in store lol... Has a stand, hook and a magnet for multiple ways of placement.

Looks like it's a rebrand of the I-zoom :

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Thanks, OP.
The 900 lumens claim is unrealistic, but it does put out a very useful amount of light.
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Thanks. I got the CAT portable work lights from Costco for the same purpose but those were only 500 Lumens and needed 4xAA but they claim to have a longer reach of 25m.

Be interested to see how bright they are in comparison in the real world, but these are probably more defused with the multiple leds, which could be good or bad.
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The 3 "AAA"s kill it for me and safety warning at 1:30 mark of video, so keep away from kids.
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Got a lux meter at work, tempted to test it out...
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900 lumens is a lie
3AAA batteries could only sustain it for a few minutes even assuming the voltage sag doesn't kill the output
In Japan, the hand can be used like a knife.
But this method doesn't work with a tomato...
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For OP purpose, i am more interested about the light quality if more than one is used. i.e. colour temperature consistency.
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I saw this last weekend but didn't pick it up. It's very bright..
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dasiuyan wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2019 3:56 pm
For OP purpose, i am more interested about the light quality if more than one is used. i.e. colour temperature consistency.
Its a very cheap light, the CRI is going to suck and the chips are probably whatever was cheap that day from the supplier.
In Japan, the hand can be used like a knife.
But this method doesn't work with a tomato...
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Just bought two at the store in St Jacobs. Definitely cheap and bright. Should be great in the vehicle as way to brighten things under the hood if stopped at the side of the road. Just a couple of units left in the cheap tools aisle.
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cbrute wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2019 4:42 pm
Just bought two at the store in St Jacobs. Definitely cheap and bright. Should be great in the vehicle as way to brighten things under the hood if stopped at the side of the road. Just a couple of units left in the cheap tools aisle.
For your purpose, may be a good idea to remove the batteries. Just in case, it drains while it's off. No point of having flashlight with dead battery when you need it.
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Might as well get one of these for my car.
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Mar 21st, 2019 6:53 pm
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[Unrelated] Ah OP I see you too buy "cool" stuff from Japan. I recognize that JP Post label anywhere.
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Quentin5 wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2019 4:07 pm
Its a very cheap light, the CRI is going to suck and the chips are probably whatever was cheap that day from the supplier.
I agree, LED lights often have pretty bad CRI even if they are sold as photography lights. I've never seen a cheep LED panel with good quality light. However these aren't $250 panels so it could be fun to buy a couple to mess around with. Just don't be surprised when you can't get the colours right.
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From a utility purpose, they'll do the job. As a light to make people look good in pictures - maybe not so much.
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