MediaLight Mk2 Flex CRI 98 6500K White Bias Lighting
The MediaLight Mk2 Series:
Optimal Lighting For Color-Critical Video Viewing Environments
Have you been watching TV wrong your whole life?
With the MediaLight Mk2 Flex, you can finally enjoy watching movies on your TV without having to worry about whether your ambient lighting is accurate. We've tested and built an incredibly precise simulated D65 white bias light that is certified by the Imaging Science Foundation and used by professionals worldwide.
The MediaLight Mk2 Series was developed to provide an accurate, Simulated D65 “dim surround” bias light solution for the most demanding home cinema and professional video editing applications.
Mk2 combines ultra-high CRI and color temperature accuracy with the convenience and portability of a USB-powered LED bias lighting system. Color-stable dimming and instant warmup ensure that your surround light is always on target.
It's time to stop living (or, at least, watching TV) in the darkness!
"Simply put, the MediaLight Mk2 Flex does the job exactly as it says it will. I measured the performance with CalMAN and an i1Pro2 spectrometer, and it was right by the D65 white point and had the broadest spectral response of any light I have measured to date."
- Chris Heinonen, Reference Home Theater
MediaLight Mk2 Features:
•High-accuracy 6500K CCT (Correlated Color Temperature)
•Color Rendering Index (CRI) ≥ 98 Ra (TLCI 99)
•Spectro Report (.PDF)
•Color-stable dimming and instant warmup
•5v USB 3.0 (900mA or less) Powered for 5-6m
•5v USB 2.0 (500mA or less) for 1-4 meters (under 500mA) or USB 3.0 powered for 5-6 meters (greater than 500mA) at full brightness (amperage increases with length)
•Included infrared PWM dimmer and remote control (compatible with universal remotes and smart hubs equipped with an IR blaster)
•Peel and stick authentic 3M VHB mounting adhesive
•USA Adapter included (not needed if a USB 3.0 port is available on the TV).
•0.5m extension included
•5 Year Limited Warranty
•Recommended for all displays, including High Dynamic Range (HDR)
For displays larger than 90", where 4-sided lighting is desired, we recommend placing the strip 3 inches from the edge, rather than 2 inches. This is so that you don't run out of LEDs before you get around 4 sides.
It's costs a bit less to use a shorter strip, but people have complained that the "halo" looks too diffuse when the lights are further from the edge of the display. This doesn't make the lights less effective, but you have fewer options and the strip might be too short for some configurations. You will have more options if you choose the sizes in the 3 and 4-sided recommendations.
The shorter configuration still works for the 1m Eclipse with a computer monitor up to 46”. This is because, on a smaller display, the light from the different sides combines more evenly when the display is on a stand. (This is also why 3 sides will provide sufficient light for the bottom of the computer monitor. The left and right sides are still very close together compared to larger displays).