Things I liked: I have used them for three separate shooting sessions. The one-piece design is MUCH less fussy to assembly than the 3-piece non-illuminated or the 3-piece incandescent bulb illuminated version. Is clearly more stable and less fragile when installed. The one piece struts are also much easier to install. They seem much less fragile than incandescent lamp model and are much more well balanced hanging down from rather than perched on top of defusers. Makes them seem to weigh less, but I didn't measure. I no longer worry about bumping the assembly and breaking the lamp filament when it's turned on and it is MUCH cooler as you would expect. Other than problems listed below, seem very reliable.
Things I would have changed: Cigarette Lighter adapter and a simple protective case should have been included at the price.
What others should know: Power brick seem to be able to transmit line voltage changes to the LEDs, which causes a front or rear sensor error message to be generated. Every time our washing machine changed cycles, I got an error on the Chrony remote readout and my printer. Printer was using AA batteries and Chrony was using its 9V. Had to be the LEDs as was time perfect with washing machine motor start and stop. Unlike the incandescent lamp models, this version was very sensitive to having fluorescent lights on in the same room, even though they were not directly overhead.
Things I liked: The LED lights are red which reduces glare from my 70 watt light bulbs glowing over a large sheet of white paper! My FPS numbers didn't change either. It works and is consistant.
Things I would have changed: Perhaps a bigger sweet spot for the chrony to measure pellet speed.
Things I liked: Works every shot same no need to worry about lighting conditions anymore
Things I would have changed: Nothing
What others should know: Nice red led
Anyone know if this LED setup negates the 60Hz "buzz" of fluorescent lights? Thanks, Norm
As far as we know there is no "buzz" sound from these LED lights