Versatile lighting apparatus and associated kit

  • US 7,604,361 B2
  • Filed: 12/04/2004
  • Issued: 10/20/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/07/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An illumination system adapted for lighting a subject for film, photography or video, comprising:

  • a light panel, said light panel having a plurality of semiconductor light elements secured thereto so as to provide continuous forward-projected illumination suitable for image capture in motion picture, film or television, and over an area wider than said light panel, said light panel adapted to be readily attached to and detached from a camera apparatus; and

    a dedicated self-contained battery unit releasably attachable to an external portion of said light panel, said self-contained battery unit comprising a housing encasing a battery, such that power from the self-contained battery unit is provided to said semiconductor light elements and is not provided to the camera apparatus; and

    a standalone electrical connector electrically connecting said light panel and said self-contained battery unit and being releasably insertable into a first receptor on said light panel and a second receptor on said self-contained battery unit, such that power is supplied from said self-contained battery unit to the semiconductor light elements of said light panel, wherein said portable case is further configured to hold said electrical connector.

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