Jump to content

Opinions about Dedolight DLED7, Arri L7-c, or Fiilex Q500?

Ken Brooks

Recommended Posts

I'm considering my next lighting purchase and have been interested in these three units.


1. The Dedolight DLED7 is relatively new, but it's basically the same body as the DLED4 with the power of the DLED9. It's a smaller fixture, but from what I've seen it has an impressive focusing range that more than compensates for its size. It also has the advantage of accepting their image projector add-on for extremely precise control or GOBO effects.


2. The Arri L7-C has basically infinite color possibilities, with both Kelvin control and Magenta/Green. It's a traditional fresnel. It's got the Arri name.


3. The Fiilex Q500 gets rave reviews for its build quality and light quality, with some of the highest TLCI scores. It also has a good range for variable color temp and is a traditional fresnel. It's also rain-proof in case that ever comes in handy.


Wondering if any of you have experience with any of these and can offer your opinions?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Why's that? I'm guessing because you can always cover it/protect it? Yes, I figured this feature would rarely show itself as a benefit. Maybe in a crazy run & gun shoot. Probably more useful for ENG guys.


So what about these 3 options though? Have you used any of these? Anything you love/hate about any of them?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What lights do you already own? If I was you I would base my purchase on that.


I personally only have experience with the L7. It's an OK fixture. I wouldn't say it has infinite color possibilities. It doesn't has a very wide color spectrum and it lacks saturation.

However, because it has a fresnel lens and it doesn't get hot, you can use it really close.


If you go with the L7 keep in mind you have to purchase the barn doors separately.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Forum Sponsors

Film Gears

Serious Gear

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment


Visual Products

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

FJS International


Wooden Camera

Cinematography Books and Gear

  • Create New...