A variety of sealed, smooth, and dry surfaces (not only glass or acrylic) are now a possible location to mount the Key Light or Eyelight. Painted metal, tile, formica veneer, and very smooth varnished wood are some of the new possibilities.
Not recommended for use on: wallpaper (or any paper), painted wood, drywall, or plaster where the paint may peel, and textured or porous materials.
With the necessary ball head attached, the Key Light or Eyelight is only about 2 inches (5 cm) from the mounting surface. A low-profile allows positioning of the Key Light or Eyelight in extremely tight places. While mounted at such a low-profile, there remains a substantial degree of movement to direct the mounted light panel via the ball head. (We recommend using the optional Quick Release to facilitate attachment of the Key Light or Eyelight to the Magic Mount.)
Reusable / Washable Adhesive
Here’s the “magic” part. This mount has a very long-lasting, strong—and washable—adhesive. Think post-it note, but strong enough to hold a Key Light or Eyelight, and you don’t have to crumble it up and toss it when you’re done using it. The key is to use it where there will be no air bubbles or tiny air channels present after sticking it to the surface.
The Magic Mount will eventually get dirty from handling and use. Just a quick bath and rub-down in running water (with or without soap) will wash and “re-charge” the adhesive. At some point due to lots of repeated use, the adhesive will have lost it’s initial “magic,” and this is why we supply two Magic Mounts per set.
To store and protect the Magic Mount adhesive surface, we have provided a “Reuse Sheet” for each mount. Each reuse sheet is much easier to apply and remove than the original adhesive backing sheet on the Magic Mount. The Magic Mount should be kept away from heat and dust, dirt, or other debris, so we’ve also added a sealable bubble envelope to keep the set together and clean.