Having a lighting kit is essential for most in the production business. Having a truly PORTABLE Lighting Kit is another story. In the video below, we show you how lightweight Reverse Folding Lightstands not only fold up to fit into a standard TSA approved carry-on roller bag, but also how they are sturdy enough to hold something like an F&V R-300 LED Ring Light.
Since the F&V R-300 LED Ring Lights are so compact, lightweight and have a powerful output of light, these are the lights that we’ve chosen to use for this example. Packing 3 R-300 Ring Lights into a roller bag along with ankle weights, AC and DC power supplies, standard Sony batteries, a ball joint, 3 Reverse Light Stands, a camera AND a lens was quick and everything was able to fit perfectly.
These Reverse Folding Lightstands also have legs that are capable of falling completely flat onto the floor while the stand itself is extended upwards. This enforces the center of balance and could completely eliminate the need for any sort of weights at all. These light stands are only 2.2 lbs, they fold down to around 18″, are capable of extending up to 7’5″ (6’5″ to be safe) and have a max payload of about 6.5 lbs.
The roller bag we used is an old Tamrac roller bag. Another solid option could be this Pelican 1510 Hard Case with Padded Dividers (Black). This roller case is TSA approved for carry-on, waterproof, crush-proof and dust-proof with internal dimensions of 19.75″ x 11″ x 7.6″.3 point lighting, F&V, lighting, lighting kit, lightweight lighting kit, portable lighting kit, R-300 LED Ring Light, reverse light stand, reversible light stand, travel lighting kit