MediaLight Flex (4 meter) 6500K CRI 95 Bias Light
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Is there a benefit to the Flex over a single strip?
The product description explains the reasons for the flex and I don’t want to restate it here. Depending on the size of the TV, the distance from the wall and the type of mount there are advantages.
Hey so I got It in the mail and set it up and it’s white is it possible to change the colour?
No. MediaLight is a professional-grade D65 white light. None of that other stuff.
Slightly more expensive than competitors, but measurably better in every way.
Please note: The brand new MediaLight Flex will cover 4 sides on TVs up to 55" and it will cover 3 sides on TVs up to 85" (top, left and right). If you want 4 sides of coverage on a TV over 55", please buy the Quad (up to 75") or Quad XL (up to 90")
The MediaLight Flex is designed for those situations where you don't know which unit is the best fit. It's the utility player of bias lights. Don't worry, we still use ISF-Certified MediaLight ColorGrade™ phosphors and photon engines. The CCT is still 6500K and the ultra-high CRI is 95 Ra.
It uses smaller LEDs (3528 versus 5050) for lower power draw so we can create longer lengths without voltage drop. For those who can't be convinced that "going around the edges" of the TV isn't necessary for a TV on a stand, knock yourselves out!
...And for wall mounted TVs up to 55" you can go around 4 sides.
For wall-mounted displays up to 65"you can go around 3 sides (left, right and top (many people omit the bottom strip when they have a soundbar).
What does it do compared to a popular competitor?
- 6500K versus who knows? (usually 6000k-9000k)
- CRI 95 (versus CRI 78)
- 4 meters long
- 30 LEDs per meter versus 20
- ISF-certified versus no certification
- IR remote with 50 stops (versus buy one that's not included for $12.95)
- 5 year "anything goes" warranty versus "who knows?" 1 year warranty
What's included in the box?
- 4 meter MediaLight Flex Strip
- Total 40 inches of lead wire, including USB switch and dimmer lead
- USB plug with on/off switch (no AC adapter is included)
- IR remote and PWM dimmer with 50 stops
- CRI 95 and 6500K D65 MediaLight ColorGrade™ SMD chips
- ISF Certified - Tested for Color Accuracy
What are ColorGrade™ Chips?
Our LED chips are measured in both a lab with an integrating sphere and perpetually matched with a spectrophotometer and the human eye. Without perceptual matching, you can have different lights with 6500K that have a different look. Ever notice how two different displays from different manufacturers, even when properly calibrated, can still look slightly different? We select our bins of LEDs to maintain accuracy and consistency between production runs.
Why did we build it?
There are some situations where the Quad is too much power. Maybe the TV is under 65" or maybe you are only lighting 3 sides. Maybe you don't know if your TV ports are USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. Maybe you don't know if you will wall-mount the TV. Maybe you want more options than with the single strip, but you don't want to spend $89 on the Quad.
We discontinued our Twin when the Quad came out, but still felt that the Quad was too big for some sets. It also seems that cheaper competitors trained customers that "going around the edges" is preferable even when a TV is on a stand. We don't agree with this, but if you don't believe that the cheaper single strip is enough for your TV, this light will give you more options.
We did not include an AC adapter because the Flex can run on USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. Almost all of our units run on 2.0 except for the Quad, which is about 700 mA.