LED, Camera, Action: How the Public Lighting Interferes

The city of Los Angeles has been hosting the stars and big Hollywood productions since a long time and has always been remembered for its characteristic lighting. Its striking yellow sodium vapor lights have already motivated countless filmmakers to conduct their productions in the city-among them Michael Mann, who replaced New York with LA as the venue for Collateral’s filming in 2004.

But in 2012, Los Angeles public lighting received a new face: the sodium vapor lights came and the LED lights came on.In official pronouncement, The then mayor of the city, Antonio Villaraigosa, said that the change would generate an annual savings of US $ 7 million in electricity and US $2.5 million in maintenance costs according to theeliteswatches.
Well, Los Angeles was not the only city to stick to LED bulbs. We have already shown here in bim.bon that several places in Brazil and the world have embraced technology , and what benefits this brings to public lighting and the city in general.
But by modifying the city’s lighting, LED lamps end up interfering at a rather critical point: the world cinema. It is a fact that, from this change, Hollywood film productions will no longer be the same, and bimbon separated some positive and negative aspects of this transformation:



LEDs change according to the variation of electric current applied to them, which allows the intensity of the emitted light to be adjusted. That is, LED lamps are guaranteed to have a correct intensity and focus at the time of recording.


LED bulbs have higher efficiency and longer life than other bulbs (check out  the pros and cons of each bulb  here ), since their transformation from light to light comes directly into matter, or in solid state, which gives them more robustness And resistance. Thus, Hollywood directors can film for a long time with the certainty that the lights of Los Angeles will not let them in hand.


Because they do not emit infrared radiation, LEDs are “cool” lights. So they ensure greater security at the time of installation and use, which is very important for a set of footage.


In addition to all the benefits mentioned above, LEDs have instant triggering because of the non-emission of infrared rays. In this way, they promote greater practicality (and, again, safety) during the filming of day to night transition, since they are lit instantly with the reduction of sunlight.



You may lose a bit of color with LED bulbs because your light source is not tungsten, which can generate a discontinuous and incomplete emission of light. So, good luck with colorers when it comes to fixing those flaws, because, whether in Photoshop or other editing programs, it’s not a simple task.
There is no doubt that LED bulbs can transform the city and the cinema significantly, as well as indoor environments such as homes and shops. If you also want to have your environment transformed with this technology, be sure to check out Gaya’s products, which have true LED excellence.