EFLECT by Dedolight

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I’ve always been inquisitive about light.

As a kid, I’d be under a dark blanket amusing myself  with a rubber torch and coloured cellophane from chocolates – Perhaps I’ll rewrite that opening line?

Today, I’m a tv cameraman and I’m still playing with light. It’s a strange thing to work with as you can’t see light, you only see reflections from it. Lighting is sometimes a thankless job because the best lighting often goes unnoticed.

I’ve shot hundreds of glossy looking interviews and typically use Dedolight projectors with steel gobos to create classy looking backgrounds. I always thought the gobo method was a waste of light as it relied on a subtractive method, i.e. the gobo blocks parts of the light being projected through cut out patterns. So I started thinking about making a non-subtractive system for background creation.

A year or so ago, I presented my ‘background reflector’ idea to Dedo Weigert of Dedolight fame. Working with Dedo and and his amazing team, we developed the idea into a new Dedolight product and named it EFLECT.

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Put simply, the EFLECT system is the textural equivalent of diffusion and works with a selection of newly conceived reflectors, which can be shaped and bent to create reflected textural effects; it has a unique almost 3D look.

EFLECT is an amazing organic looking background generator for interviews, product or miniature work, right up to major effects in studios and theatre productions.

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EFLECT can be subtle or dramatic depending on the focus position of the light fixture. Generally a wide focus is dramatic while spot is softer. Slight manipulation of EFLECT widens or narrows the reflected beam spread. The system is optimised for use with focusing Dedolights.

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Laminated multicolour gels in the Dedolight adds magic to the EFLECT system. Changing focus from wide to spot produces wonderful variations in patchwork colour.

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Dedolight have made EFLECT into a brilliantly compact system with maximum effect for professionals working in TV, Video and Photography.

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