Camera-mounted dimmable lighting apparatus

  • US 7,429,117 B2
  • Filed: 01/23/2006
  • Issued: 09/30/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/07/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An area illumination system for lighting a subject for film, photography or video, the illumination system comprising:

  • a portable frame, said portable frame adapted for temporary mounting to a movable camera apparatus such that the portable frame follows the movements of the camera apparatus, said portable frame being readily detachable from the camera apparatus;

    a plurality of semiconductor light elements disposed on the portable frame and arranged such that the illumination therefrom is not focused solely on a single point or single central axis, so as to provide continuous illumination for the subject; and

    a dimmer integrated with said portable frame, said dimmer configured to provide manual adjustment of an illumination intensity of said semiconductor light elements;

    wherein said plurality of semiconductor light elements comprise light emitting diodes (LEDs); and

    wherein said LEDs are arranged in a plurality of linear rows across a front face of said frame.

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