The MediaLight Pro was created for colorists who need the highest CRI and the most uniform spectral power distribution in a bias light for their professional displays. The Pro uses an entirely new class of ColorGrade™ SMD (LED) chips, powered by near-violet photon engines, and with an incredible color rendering index (CRI) of 99 Ra (TLCI 99.3 Qa). The MediaLight Pro is indistinguishable from daylight to the human eye.
It's an entirely new kind of bias light, powered by an entirely new class of SMD (LED) lighting.
The human eye primarily sees wavelengths between 400-700 nanometers. The spectral power distribution curve (SPD) for the MediaLight Pro reveals that instead of the telltale harsh blue spike found in traditional white LED systems, the near-violet photon engine's energy falls largely in the subperceptual range
Most commodity LED lighting systems fall apart in the R9 and R12 values, which are not included in CRI calculations, but are necessary for the faithful reproduction of skin tones and deep reds. They are often replaced with much more energy-efficient, and cheaper green phosphors, which can result in a greenish color cast, even when used to illuminate a grey surface, such as is the case with bias lighting. Beyond the violet photon engine, which eliminates "blue spike," The MediaLight Pro uses a special blend of phosphors that include these vital reds, resulting in a much smoother SPD and more natural light.
With a color rendering index (CRI) of 99 Ra (TLCI 99.3 Qa) and CCT of 6500K, the MediaLight Pro is the most advanced D65 compliant bias lighting system available today. The strips have identical output and length, it's just that the rigid version comes pre-installed in a custom, all-black, aluminum channel, making it more like a fixture (albeit a very slim one) for people used to using systems like fluorescent tubes. This allows for easier mounting and removal in some settings, as the VHB adhesive on the strip version can make future removal a challenge. The rigid versions includes VHB tabs so that you can still stick it to the back of your monitor.
It is compact. It can be powered by the USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports on your professional monitor, and it costs 1/3 the price of high-CRI, blue emitter-based professional bias lights that are less accurate.
What's the difference between the fixture version and the strip version?