Last week in Seattle, on Tuesday, when I was writing about dreariness (I called it dreeping), it was three times darker than the solar eclipse. THREE TIMES, and that reminded me to share with you how I’m getting street shots, even on the darkest days.

It’s the Lustra 50 light, and what you need to know is that PRL has figured out affordable high-quality LEDs so photographers don’t have to worry about the technology or high cost. Rudy Pohlert and Pat Ralston created the LED Ringlite and first on-camera LEDs, which they sold to Litepanels.