Prokit considers itself to be the UK's leading supplier of professional portable lighting kits, LEDs, fluorescents and HMIs for studio or location production use. We understand lighting kit, not just the hardware, but the way light behaves and the way cameras respond to it. We have been doing this for over 20 years and have a team of experts who will be happy to talk you through and demonstrate the many options.
PROKIT designs its lighting kits around small, lightweight lights, so long as they are versatile, controllable and suit today's cameras. Lowel, the world's leading portable lighting kit specialist, have a huge selection.
The small interview kits offer the flexibility to work in many different situations. You may want to consider fixture types, total light output, and the size and weight of the kit. All these factors will help in picking just the right kit.
A light with a large, diffused surface area will produce a soft light for a studio or production environment. The largest surface area, will produce the softest light, the greatest "wrap around" feel, and the least shadow definition.
Famed for their low power consumption and low heat output, most LED fixtures are also low in weight and dimmable. Fixed or selectable colour temperature options are common. Small or camera-top lights with LEDs are an obvious choice for many reasons, including DC powering from batteries or the camera.
Open face, PAR, Fresnel or twin lensed lights produce a hard light. Open face is the most efficient form of hard lighting, lightest and generally the least expensive option. Twin lensed Dedo lights produce the cleanest outputs, but with a narrow beam.
Kobold leads the field in weatherproof MSR lighting and portable daylight illumination. Their designs are lightweight, compact, robust and efficient. Uniquely, with heads rated at IP54, they are safe to use even in heavy rain.
A light with a large, diffused surface area will produce a soft light for a studio or production environment. The largest surface area, will produce the softest light, the greatest "wrap around" feel, and the least shadow definition. A Chimera Lightbank will convert almost all hard lights into soft lights.
An LED Lightbank will create softer shadows and beautiful light. It will also turns a harsh LED light environment into a talent-friendly single light source with minimum light loss - and no more multiple shadows when flagging the light. The Chimera LED Lightbanks are lightweight, collapsible, easy to use and long lasting.
Whether shooting a sophisticated assignment or the basic lighting layout, Chimera offers a wide variety of Lightbanks to transform harsh flash light into a soft controllable light source. Chimera's Super PRO Lightbanks come with a standard diffusion front screen and a removable internal bafﬂe.
Fluorescent sources often used for studio or location lighting produce considerably less heat than tungsten, and have a relatively slim profile; a real bonus when working in a confined space. The quality is naturally soft. Tubes rated at 5500K, 3200K, or 2900K can be used.
PROKIT only offers LEDs with good colour rendition, and stable colour temperature. Many are dimmable, some are focusable. Consider how you are going to power the light. You may need to choose a light with self contained batteries, or take power from the camera.
Known in wedding photographic circles as the "Lowel Video Light", the Lowel i-d light is powered from a 12 volt battery and is an ideal key or fill light away from the camera. It is focusable, fully dimmable, and produces an even, warm, comfortable light.
PROKIT supports Muraro stands for their quality of construction, and great prices. We also stock a selection of Booms, C stands, grip heads, super clamps, magic arms etc., from Manfrotto, Arri, Avenger and Matthews.
We stock replacement lamps for most portable lights. From 6, 12 or 30 volts, 10 watts to 250 watts. Also 120 volt lamps, and of course 240 volt lamps, from 150 watts to 5000 watts. We keep MSR lamps (single ended HMI), and a few fluorescent tubes.
In front, behind, above and below the light, PROKIT has a great choice of lighting accessories for production and studio applications. We supply lighting gels in rolls, packs and sheets, black wrap, gaffer tape, flags, scrims, clamps, umbrellas, gel frames, reflectors, suction cups, power cables, base stands, extension arms, gobos, spigots, studs, and more...