LED VIDEO LIGHT COMPARISON

In my last episode, I tackled making a DIY CFL Light Strip for photography/video – and in today’s episode I’m reviewing/comparing two LED video lights I purchased for shooting interviews and such in the field where light was less controlled.

I settled on two lights over the course of as many months, and each have their individual pros and cons.

LED-5080 Camera Video Light (currently 72.50)

PRO
sturdy construction
good design
comes with handle
pop on barn doors re-attach easily
built in tungsten and diffuser
looks professional
lasts longer than KY010 160p
simple wheel based dimmer
Battery indicator

CON
large
FAN!!
narrow light beam
no remote
doors pop off easily
Comes with battery and charger

KY010 160p LED Video Light (currently 49.28)

Charger + Battery NP-FM50 NP-FM70 4 Sony DCR-TRV6E (currently 11.99)

Battery for Sony NP-QM71 NP-QM70 NP-FM50 NP-FM30 NP-FM70 NP-FM71 NP-FM90 CAMERA (currently 14.99)

PRO
Slim
carrying bag
Variety of filters
Mount and handle
Remote
AA battery option
reflective barn doors
wider beam
silent

CON
Still saps power when off in remote mode
shoddy construction in mount mode
fast battery drain
No included battery

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