I recently received a Spekular Star Kit from Spiffy Gear. I put it together to see what it was all about. I was very excited to get it out of the box and try it. Before I tell you about my experience, let me go through some of the technical specifications.
My order came with two Spekular core lighting kits. Each of those includes 4 light bars. Each light bar has 14.5 Watts of bright light, for a total of 58 Watts. The color temperature is rated at 5400K daylight-balanced light. The light is gorgeous and perfect for photography and videography work. The kits can be put together in a number of different ways including a ring, panel, strip and a few other shapes. The light panels dim and there is no flicker.
From my experience, everything is as advertised. I noticed there are a few adapters that can be used to combine two core kits or run them off of battery power. They don’t come with stands so if you already have a c-stand then that’s perfect or you can find a few recommended mounting options from Spiffy Gear’s website. The thing I would like to say is I was so enamored by these lights because they are unlike anything I have ever seen. They are very bright when the dial is turned up. So if you’re looking for a very versatile and compact lighting kit, set to daylight balanced light, this really is the perfect lighting kit. If you’re a cinematographer out looking to add a few lights to the gear you already own, then this would be a great addition.
My experience using these lights is they are compact, very well made and also very bright. I would make sure I had the stands I wanted to use when purchasing this kit and look forward to making some really cool images.