InCinematographer - Issue 1 - June 2017 - 33
www.incinematographer.com | Issue 1 | June 2017
Quasar Science Battery
Quasar Science has been providing unique lighting
solutions for a few years now but company's
newest product seeks to expand on its reputation
as an affordable, simplified LED alternative...
uasar Science's Lithium Ion powered Q-Lion
Linear LED Lamps pack a lot of punch at a
relatively low cost.
Offering three sizes, the 600mm long Q20LS
coming in at 20 watts followed by the 300mm Q10LS
and 180mm long Q5LS at 10 and 5 watts respectively.
With two modes, the Q-Lion switches between
3000° and 5600° Kelvin by merely holding
down the power button. Quasar's top color
performance can be expected coming in over
95 CRI and 98 TLCI. All three lamps offer
four levels of intensity at 100%, 75%, 50%
and 25%. The units can be recharged via
micro USB port. Full charge is said to
last around four hours at 100% output
and recharging in less than half the time
with the included quick charger.
Meant as the successors to Quasar's
popular Q7LS and Q14LS, the new lamps
utilize a wider body allowing for more
output and increased
battery size. A larger
diffuser is employed
for a softer feel. The
Quasar Science Lithium Ion
low profile, linear
powered Q-Lion Linear LED Lamps
form factor make
the Q-Lion easy to hide in tight spaces and their
glow from the control end of the lamp.
sleek, simple look can easily pass for a practical
A useful feature to the new lamps is an optional
lamp on camera. With the integrated battery
mounting pin that attaches to a 3/8 inch threaded
they are an easy solution for that last minute
insert placed on the end cap allowing for easy
rigging. A set of magnets integrated into the feet
A new brain regulating the battery and
on both ends of the lamps also provides for easy
output tells the lamp to remain at the
mounting to magnetic surfaces.
desired intensity until the very end
Based in Los Angeles, Quasar Science is made up
of a charge, ensuring multiple lamps
entirely of motion picture lighting professionals and
match each other at different battery
has enjoyed a growing following since their products
levels. Also added is a set of indicator
were first introduced in 2013.
lights that serve as a battery meter,
Keep an eye out for a new lighting instruments and
all programmed to shut off after 10
accessories being released later this year.
seconds eliminating any unwanted