I'm trying to reduce the load of lighting I wind up hauling to photoshoots. I prefer to work exclusively with continuous lighting systems. I've been using CFL's in a soft box but I recently did a couple of shoots just with a F&V R-300 ring light on a tripod / boom stand and found it much easier to work with, setup, and haul. So now I'm thinking I should pick up a couple of 1000 LED light panels and just drape a screen over the barn doors for a soft box effect --and greatly reduce the bulk of my lighting kit. Do any of you have experience with these things? Also, I've seen LED work lights at Home Depot for around half the price but all I have been able to determine about their light output is that they're a bit less than the halogen kits made by the same company --I have NO way to compare them to a 1000 LED light panel... Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) I'd love to know your thoughts on the concept.