MediaLight Mk2 Eclipse 1 Meter (For Computer Displays)
The MediaLight Mk2 Series:
Optimal Lighting For Color-Critical Video
The MediaLight Mk2 Series was developed to provide an accurate, Simulated D65 “dim surround” bias light solution for the most demanding home cinema and professional video editing applications
The MediaLight Mk2 Eclipse 1m combines ultra-high CRI and color temperature accuracy with the convenience and portability of a USB-powered LED bias lighting system. Color-stable dimming and instant warmup ensure that your surround light is always on target.
MediaLight Mk2 Features:
- High-accuracy 6500K CCT (Correlated Color Temperature)
- Color Rendering Index (CRI) ≥ 98 Ra (TLCI 99)
- Color-stable dimming and instant warmup
- USB 3.0 Powered
- Included PWM dimmer (remote control is available at an additional cost)
- Peel and stick authentic 3M mounting adhesive
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
- Recommended for all displays, including High Dynamic Range (HDR)
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
My monitor is facing away from a fairly neutral orange (but orange nonetheless) painted wall. Will this affect the the color accuracy of the lights or otherwise negate the benefits of such color accurate lights.
The answer is actually pretty simple. The lights are still extremely accurate in that case, but the wall is orange and you will see that orange accurately.
We never calibrate a display to the color of the paint on the walls. We calibrate it to the CIE standard illuminant D65.
Don't believe me? Call an ISF calibrator and ask them to calibrate your TV to the orange paint.
You might think that white light bounced off an orange wall have the the same result as bouncing orange light off a white wall, but it's a very different scenario. Reflected light off a surface with low specular reflectance will not be changed very much. The light bouncing off the wall and hitting your ceiling will be white, not orange. However, if you bounce orange light off a white wall, everything in the room will look orange.
White light off your orange will not bathe you in white light, but of course the wall will look orange -- it is orange.
The color of the wall has a very small effect most of the time ln the color temp. There are exceptions and those usually involve glossy and metallic surfaces or super-saturated colors. If your wall is glossy or metallic, you would definitely not want bias lights.
I'm not telling people to color grade a movie in a room with orange paint, but the color of light mostly influences what we see on the display because we adapt to the white point of that light. Just as your orange wall doesn't make everything look orange now, it won't with bias lighting and you will be adapting to the correct white point.
Is it optional to change the lighting colour from 6500k to 2700k-3000k , or is it set at 6500k at all times?
Please see our FAQ. MediaLight only makes accurate 6500K bias lights.
Is The size sufficient for a 34 inch 21:9 monitor?
Yes, as noted on the size chart on this page. As long as the monitor is on a stand or articulating mount with some distance from the wall. For flush wall mounts, you may need longer strips to frame the perimeter 2 inches from the edge of the display.
What is the current draw of the 1m Mk2 Eclipse strip?
At full brightness, the 1m Mk2 Eclipse draws a maximum of 300mA. It is suitable for USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 at full brightness. When dimmed, it draws less power.