Hello, all! I am looking for some cordless floodlights to be mounted to a massive beam about 12 feet in the air, to illuminate a lecturer in an improvised classroom (in a bar, actually). What I need should be:
- cordless (as I said);
- relatively wide-beam. No spotlights, because the person is too close to the lights for a spotlight to be useful;
- Ideally, broad-SOURCED. What I mean is that the light shouldn't appear to come from a point source, with the attendant sharp-edged, dark shadows. Multiple light sources would be best (but I LED string lights would not be strong enough, nor directional enough.)
- Warm white, not insanity-producing blue-white.
So in other words, the light needs to be directional but not extremely focused, flattering, and battery-powered.
The closest I can come up with is three or four LED floodlights on swivel mounts (like clamp lamps) mounted on a plank about four feet long. That is wide enough to produce friendly light, but small enough to be removable. I could sling a strap or something over the beam to hold it up. The problem is that the cheap LED floodlights don't use batteries.
Maybe that Ryobi system with the discrete lighting heads? It would need yellow or red filters to warm up the light, I think.
Any thoughts? I am willing to do quite a bit of building/modifying/finagling to make something work.