Strahlen: LED Lights with Unparalleled Versatility

Strahlen's ST-100 offers exceptional flexibility, quality and value for filmmakers and photographers
Andy Waplinger
San Diego, California
United States
5 Team Members

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LED Technology

Industry Standard

Creative Flexibility

Built to Last

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Just the Specs


Strahlen on Set



Our Plan

Ways You Can Help

The Strahlen Team

Empowering You

Risk and Challenges


Improved ST-100

We made some modifications to the ST-100 and have removed ~4" from the length and ~2lbs of weight!

Introducing Strahlen

As filmmakers and photographers, we're constantly trying to do one thing - make our work better. And in doing so, we want to be using the best tools possible. This could be an updated camera body, or a new tripod, or - lights.

We've noticed a big problem in the lighting industry - people want LED lights, but everything on the market tends to be too expensive, poorly made, or difficult to modify.

Strahlen is the solution.

We began work in December of 2012 to create a new, high-output LED light made using three overarching principles:

  1. Flexibility
  2. Durability
  3. Value.
After nearly a year of developing, prototyping, and testing, we've created our first product - the ST-100 series. The ST-100 is unparalleled in its versatility and quality and offers some of the best value on the market. Let us introduce you to the Strahlen ST-100 and show you why it needs to be the next light in your arsenal!


Foot-candle Output (Tungsten - open face)

Foot-candle Output (Daylight - open face)

Colorimetry (Tungsten & Daylight)





Just the Specs

Power Consumption:
Color Rendering Index:
Color Temperature:
Beam Angle:
Built-in Mounts:
Addt. Mount:
Light Mount:
Dimming Range:
Noise Output:
Power Input:
Tungsten | Daylight | Bi-Color
110 degrees
50,000 hours
Bowens S-type | 3" Magnetic Attachment
Chimera 6.5"
Baby mount (5/8")
18 dBa
16.5" x 7.5" x 5.5"
90-305V AC, 47-63Hz
One year limited



Chimera Mount (add $75)

The Chimera 6.5" mount attaches to the front of the ST-100 and gives you the best of both worlds - high quality Chimera modifiers and budget-friendly S-type modifiers, all in one light. The ability to modify the look of the ST-100 is practically limitless!

Dome Diffuser (add $60)

Turn the ST-100 into a bare bulb light! This add-on is perfect for photographers who are used to working with bare bulb strobes, or for anybody looking to create a smooth, 180 degree spread of light. The dome simply attaches on the front by using magnets - there's nothing to twist or screw, just pop it on and pull it off.

Fresnel (add $100)

This fixed-distance Fresnel lens narrows the beam spread down to ~60 degrees - allowing you to throw the light from the ST-100 while maintaining excellent output. Just like the dome diffuser, the Fresnel attaches using magnets and is simple to use.

Strahlen on Set


We've been testing out the ST-100 on several productions in a variety of mixed-light environments. Here's a quick video highlighting a few of the productions that the ST-100 has been used on.

On the set of Coder God | Directed by Scott Wenger | DP S. Allman






Our Plan


We're coming to the Indiegogo community with a finished product that is ready for manufacturing.

We've spent the past year building relationships with our manufacturers and suppliers, researching and testing every component, and taking the ST-100 out into the field to determine and resolve any usability and reliability issues. Through all of this hard work, we've developed the ST-100 into a product that we confidently stand behind.

If we meet and exceed our goal, we'll be able to produce enough units to not just meet our demand on Indiegogo but also deliver additional demo units to distributors and rental houses across the nation, making the ST-100 readily available to creatives everywhere.

We'll be able to travel to shows across the US (we're lookin' at you, NAB!) and get Strahlen in front of even more awesome people.

And, most importantly, we'll be able to invest even more time and money into improving the ST-100. We believe that we have an incredibly strong base to launch Strahlen, but without your support - we have nothing.

Ways You Can Help


Back our campaign! By backing our campaign, you're telling us that the ST-100 is a good idea — good enough to put your hard-earned money behind it. When we meet our goal, we'll be able to dive right into production and bring high quality LED lights to everyone.

Share our campaign! The only way we'll reach our goal is if you spread the word about Strahlen. It may not seem like much, but sharing our campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and all of the other awesome spots on the web is priceless to us. And don't forget to use the Indiegogo share tools at the top!

Give us your input! Help us develop Strahlen! We like to think of ourselves as pretty smart people, but only with your help will Strahlen become something that you'll want to buy. So comment, email, or PM us with your ideas. And get your friends to do it, too!

The Strahlen Team


Empowering You


Our goal is to empower others. We want to give others the freedom and flexibility that Strahlen has given us. We're excited that Strahlen has matured to a point where that’s possible.

We work tirelessly on Strahlen because we believe so strongly in what the ST-100 can bring to filmmakers and photographers. Every day we work to make the ST-100 better than it was the day before.

Our promise to those who choose to support Strahlen is that we won’t ever stop. Your feedback will always be heard and great ideas will always be implemented.

Join Strahlen and let’s light the future together.

Risk and Challenges


We have been working on developing the ST-100 for over a year. In this time, we have experienced a variety of challenges from design, to component suppliers, to manufacturers - but we’ve worked together through every problem to land on the best solution possible.

We’re happy to say that we’re ready to move forward with every aspect of production - all we need is your help to turn all of our hard work into reality.



I'm ordering 2+ units and want a mixture of ST-100T's and ST-100D's. Can you make that happen?

Absolutely! Just specify how many you want to be ST-100T's and how many you want to be ST-100D's.

Are these available internationally?

We're in the midst of researching international requirements. With your help we can speed up the work necessary to ship the ST-100 internationally and make it available in countries worldwide.

Can the ST-100 be battery-powered?

Not yet (at least not directly), but that's the #1 feature we're working on.

Can I get multiple perks?

Yes! You can back our campaign as many times as you want, choosing as many perks as you want.

How can I contribute to Strahlen's specs and features? Can I give you some free advice?

Yes, please! Be sure to add your suggestions to the comments of the campaign. We're paying close attention to what you want out of Strahlen and we'll work hard to integrate a lot of your suggestions.

I’ve changed my mind. Can I get a refund?

Sorry, Indiegogo’s policy is No Refunds. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about this. When your contribution is deposited into our PayPal account, it comes from Indiegogo, not from you. So if we were to refund your contribution, it wouldn’t make it back to you. Please see Indiegogo’s rules here.

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  • $5USD
    Thank You!

    Your support means so much to us! As a thank you, we'll put your name on our Supporters page on our website. Feel free to include a URL if you'd like us to link to you and your work.

    9 claimed
  • $15USD
    Starter Pack

    Taking it up a notch! You'll receive a signed postcard thanking you for your support, as well as a few awesome Strahlen stickers, and recognition on our website.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $25USD
    Light It Up!

    Things are getting brighter! In addition to the recognition, postcard, and stickers, you'll get a sweet little Strahlen keychain LED light. International - add $5

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $60USD
    Dome Diffuser Add-on

    The dome diffuser turns the ST-100 into a bare bulb light source and conveniently attaches to the front using the magic of magnets (how do they work?!).

    2 claimed
  • $65USD
    You Stay Classy

    You seem like a person of exquisite taste whose house smells of rich mahogany. This Strahlen t-shirt will make a perfect addition to your already-classy wardrobe. And don't forget about your keychain LED, postcard, stickers, and recognition! (Be sure to include your shirt size) International - add $15

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $75USD
    Chimera Mount Add-on

    Add a Chimera mount to your ST-100 and take your flexibility to a whole new level! This mount simply slides in and screws down on the front and accepts Chimera 6.5" speedrings.

    0 claimed
  • $85USD
    Drink Up!

    We're strong believers in proper hydration (and San Diego craft brews), so enjoy your new Strahlen water bottle and bottle opener! They'll go great with your t-shirt, keychain LED, postcard, stickers and recognition. International - add $20

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    Fresnel Add-on

    The fresnel attaches using magnets, so it easily pops on and off, and it narrows the light beam down to ~60 degrees while boosting output!

    3 claimed
  • $250USD
    One Week Rental

    Rent a 3-light kit of the ST-100B's for a week anytime in 2014! Just give us a couple weeks notice and we'll ship them anywhere in the US and back for free. Plus you'll receive our bundle of free perks!

    0 claimed
  • $450USD
    Two Week Rental

    Rent our 3 light bi-color kit for 2 weeks any time during 2014. Just give us a couple weeks notice and we'll ship them anywhere in the US and back for free. Plus you'll receive our bundle of perks!

    0 claimed
  • $800USD
    Your Very Own ST-100!

    Buy either one ST-100T or ST-100D and save $200 off MSRP, plus get free shipping! Don't forget the bundle of perks!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $1,200USD
    A Bit of Variety

    Buy one ST-100B and have the freedom to choose Tungsten or Daylight at the flick of a switch! You'll also save $200 off MSRP, get free shipping, and receive our bundle of perks.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $1,600USD
    Make it a Double!

    Buy two ST-100T's or ST-100D's and save a total of $400 off MSRP, plus get free shipping and our bundle of perks!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $2,400USD
    Twice as Much Flexibility

    Buy two ST-100B's and have twice as much awesomeness! You'll also save a total of $400 off MSRP, get free shipping, and receive our bundle of perks.

    0 claimed
  • $2,400USD
    Third Time's the Charm

    Buy three ST-100T's or ST-100D's and save a total of $600 off MSRP, plus get free shipping and our bundle of perks! Our three-light kits also include a FREE hard shell carrying case!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $3,000USD
    LIMITED: ST-100B Kit

    A very limited and exclusive deal - buy three ST-100B's and save a total of $1200 off MSRP, plus get free shipping and our bundle of perks! Our three-light kits also include a FREE hard shell carrying case!

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $3,600USD
    The Ultimate Creative Kit

    Buy three ST-100B's and have the ultimate kit! You'll also save $600 off MSRP, get free shipping, and receive our bundle of perks. Our three-light kits also include a FREE hard shell carrying case!

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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