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Mounting Cineo Matchbox Lights Magnetically using Really Right Stuff BH-25 Mini Ballhead, eg in Mercedes Sprinter Van

Get Cineo Matchbox LED at B&H Photo. See shootout versus Dracast.

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BH-25 Mini Ballhead
(screw knob clamp version)

About two weeks ago I discussed mounting Cineo Matchbox lights inside my Mercedes Sprinter adventure van using Really Right Stuff BH-25 ballheads.

I’ve updated that post with pictures of the lights as mounted.

To mount the Cineo Matchbox, a magnet with a countersunk hole is bolted onto the bottom of the Really Right Stuff BH-25 ballhead, which then allows magnetic attachment to anything. The ballhead then provides for aiming the light where desired.

Cineo Matchbox specifications

The light quality from the about $318 Cineo Matchbox is second to none: 160° spread and none of that harsh LED bulb problem because the Matchbox uses remote phosphor technology. Plus the color rendering index is 98 (at 3200°K).

  • Remote Phosphor Technology
  • CRI: 98 at 3200K / 94 at 5600K
  • TLCI: 99 at 3200K / 97 at 5600K
  • 315 lux / 30.5 fc at 3' and 3200K 362 lux / 37.5 fc at 3' and 5600K
  • Beam Angle: 160° Local and DMX Dimming from 0-100%
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • 3.25 x 5.25 x 1.5" Panel, 1/4"-20 Thread on Base for Mounting
Cineo Matchbox LED remote phosphor lighting
Really Right Stuff BH-25 attaching Cineo Matchbox to Sprinter van interior, magnetically
f1.8 @ 1/15 sec, ISO 80; 2017-12-03 17:03:43
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