“ Manufacturer: Litepanels / Type: Micro led video light „
When I was first looking for a top video light I came across many cheap £50 top lights from China or India on Ebay.co.uk. After shipping was taken care of there would be an added cost of 30 pounds or so on top. Instead I decided to go with a reputable company that specialized in continuous LED lighting called Lite Panels. They've been around a few years. There products seem well made, reliable and long lasting.
I bought there Mirco light from Amazon.co.uk for £190 which may seem steep departure from ebay price but I figured if something went wrong I would be hard pressed to find someone accountable. If you buy cheap you usually buy twice. Some cheapers lights can flicker or are not properly balanced or have dead leds.
On the front of the package Lite Panels boasts winning a 'lighting of the year' award. The box was a cardboard sleeve with a polystyrene box which slipped out. Packaging was decent.
The LEDs are properly colour corrected for daylight light and the light take 4 AA batteries to run. There is a dimmer nozzle on the top which is extremely handy when subtly adding a bit of light a subject or scene.
The light seems to give you a good hour of constant lighting before a noticable dulling or brightness when the batteries begin to drain. The light comes with an AC adaptor so you can plug it into the mains power supply with you have access.
on the front of the light there are 4 notches in which you can slip in gels or diffusers to alter the light quality & colour. Lite Panels actually provide some gel and diffusion in the box for this purpose.
The light has a hotshoe adaptor for use in conjunction with a video camera or DSLR as this particular 'Mirco' version. I'm very pleased with the quality of light produced. Soft, diffuesed and well balanced. It works great bightening up faces, adding a bit of shine to eye on a overcast day. Also it incredibly light weight and parts of it unscrew making it ideal for over the should camera bags.
Overall I'm glad I bought this as it services me well as a continuous lighting source.