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Insignia™ - Universal LED Video Light-Angle_Standard

Insignia™ - Universal LED Video Light

Model: NS-DVL64C1SKU: 3836055

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 200 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Polarity !

    Posted
    Waystation49
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    It’s taken forever to crack the code to get this light to work!!!! Best Buy Woodland Hills sent me to Fry’s electronics to buy a Rhino power supply. Got one that worked sort of okay, but best in store. I ended up storing equipment for awhile. I did report to insignia that the info in box and on box doesn’t mention polarity. Yesterday I went back to store as light wasn’t working. Store manager apparently damaged light from running the voltage changer up and down while light was plugged in. It wouldn’t light and couldn’t use batteries when done. He offered to replace light from another store that had in stock. ( A sales rep had broken off a Rhino pin in adapter tip on same trip. ) Thousand Oaks store. Yesterday about a year and a half later, I now know the company never changed the labels, but also has the voltage wrong as well. A Geek Squad electrical expert James at Thousand Oaks finally got the light to light using the same brand power supply. Just used a higher and lower setting but not “5” as labeled. Caesar was also helpful. Turns out the product will work with 4.5 or 7.5 voltage. Polarity is marked as positive AND negative on the item. The light is very heavy for a small tripod if using batteries. If you are shooting webinars, you need to plug in. Otherwise you’ll be forever changing out rechargeable batteries. The next leap up in lighting is a gorgeous but very heavy light, sams store brand, that sells for $130. Would need a heavy duty tripod to use it. Happy with manager at Simi Valley - James - who was trying to fix what was broken in the store watch by sales rep. Happy with Thousand Oaks store Help. The two sales reps at Simi - only one broke the pin - neither wanted to tell the manager. The senior sales guy told me to “have a nice day” and hoped I would just leave!! I had to ask to talk to manager. Help at any Best Buy is really a roll of luck.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Light

    Posted
    Wildsoldier
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    This is a good light for video recording. Is very similar at what you see in some of those videos in youtube where people go to abandon places late at night for ghost hunting. The light is very bright, I would say it would give you good decent lighting at 7 feet from your subject, at 30 feet will give you some illumination. I haven't tried this for portrait pictures but for videos is really good. I test it with the Sony AX53 at 4k with manual shutter speed at 1/30 sec. for best quality at low light. The light came with a dial to reduce the brightness, this is pretty useful if you are vlogging with the light facing at you, too much brightness may blind you. The light is pretty lightweight compared to bigger led lights. So far pretty happy with the purchase. For photography it may help but not sure how much. For those I prefer a flash using bounce flash method.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful LED

    Posted
    DeGosh
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    The color of this led is great. It has a cold shoe adapter on the base but I would not recommend placing this on the camera if you want high quality video. It is extremely light weight and does not heat up so its very easy to move and hand hold to give a much needed fill light. This is not really bright enough for a key light but I like to tape some frosted gels to the body to soften the light a bit. 4 AA batteries is really nice and the ability to dim the brightness with a rotary knob is extremely useful. Also its is very small and I find it easy to hide in the environment to get the light close to the subject when another light would stand out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good small cheap LED light for video

    Posted
    ForbiddenPlanet
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    This is the best small inexpensive LED light I've found for video work. It's very bright, the light intensity is adjustable, it fits a shoe or a tripod, and it takes 4 find-them-anywhere AA batteries. PROS: Out in the field, if you run out of power, just pop in four new AAs! No plugging it in and waiting hours for it to recharge. No searching Amazon for a weird unfindable spare battery. CONS: Not rechargeable, so remember those spare AAs. You can't adjust the light temperature (just the intensity) and the light is very cool, but it works well for me for video and stills. BEST FEATURES: Cheap, bright, simple, takes AAs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Even better than I expected it to be

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    GadgetGuy
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    When I purchased this LED light for my Sony 4K camcorder, I expected it to be very dim compared to other photographic lights. I attached this light along with my Rode shotgun mic and I was amazed at the results. This light works the best when you are shooting in fairly low light conditions. You can adjust the brightness to suit your needs. It is great for filming indoors, as it lights up the entire room in the direction you are pointing it. It is very handy and useful for catching shots in low-light that you otherwise could not get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No overvoltage protection, instant failure

    Posted
    Karl

    Worked ok a few times. When I went to connect this to an external battery bank I must have selected the 12V output. For an product sold in the USA this is completely unacceptable. The chip to fix this problem is maybe 1/50 the current list price. The description is misleading: there's no hot-shoe power input. It should say "unpowered hot/cold-shoe mount".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Changed the look of my videos!

    Posted
    Alepherian
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    This completely change the look of my videos-for the better! My subjects are much better lit, so perspective shots or even better (that's where the background is slightly out of focus while the subject is in focus) ). It's easy to use, dimmable, and because it's LED, I may only change the batteries once per year. I am not a professional videographer, but I shoot many videos for my church.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent external light

    Posted
    BlackADon
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    I was looking for a light that took batteries instead of the external batteries that does and you have to wait to charge. I read the reviews and I took a chance. I used it the same day to record a music video for a client I was working with. I only use it for video work it can also be used for photos also. I highly recommend this for all levels not only beginners.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Light

    Posted
    oscar285
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    For the price this is a pretty good video light. It has two brightness settings, which is nice. The one thing that would help this light is for it to have a swivel-type mount so you could easily tilt or rotate the light depending on the surroundings of where you are filming. Having that feature would make it more expensive, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greattttt

    Posted
    Dina
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS LIGHT! IT MAKES SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE ON MY CANON T6I. I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS TO BOTH BEGINNERS AND PROS. THE PICTURE IS WITHOUT FLASH AND ONLY THE LED LIGHT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Video light

    Posted
    Hammie
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    It’s a great light source. I was trying to find something that worked with my Sony 4K video camera. however I return the light because I was looking for something to work automatically with my Sonycamera. When videotaping and taking photos, It would only work automatically when taking photos on my Sony camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, Bright Video Lights

    Posted
    Nathan

    I needed lighting for my YouTube channel so I bought two of these lighting blocks. I have both of them on mini tripods I got from Best Buy and they light my desk extremely well. They give off a very pure white light, and aren't too direct. Definitely would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Light for a Great Price!

    Posted
    Bill
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    I was pleasantly surprised at all of the features on this small and fairly inexpensive light. It has all of the features of lights costing an additional $50 or more. I am using it to supplement my macro photography and help eliminate unwanted shadow areas even in sunlit photos. Easy to use. I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely a recommendation

    Posted
    Adrian5150
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    I love this light, it has 64 LEDs that are very bright. It has a very usable dimmer on the back. The only downside is batteries don't last very long but that is expected if you are using for a few hours straight. Build quality is decent, it doesn't add too much extra weight to you camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love the light; other versions have more

    Posted
    adman
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    I love the versatility of this 64 LED light. It is quite useful and I have three 64's in my bag for kickers and bar light. But this one is pricey and does not have the cold shoes on each side like others -- so you can't combine them. Therefore, it loses a star. Better versions are out there. But it's a useful light.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good supplemental light in a pinch

    Posted
    hanoe888
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    Grabbed this at the last minute to help with lighting for a video shoot at a venue I wasn't familiar with. Even with the adjustable brightness, the light is very harsh and would need a filter of some sort to be useful or versatile, but for the money it was able to light a fairly dark space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good not Great

    Posted
    Juan
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    This product was purchased to mount on top of my Canon T3 Rebel camera. The light is great for making videos from a distance of 4 feet or less. I would purchase this if you are looking to make professional sit down interview videos and need a bit more light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great.

    Posted
    nick1248
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    Just slides right on top of most cameras, and man is it bright! It uses 4 AA batteries so I'd suggest getting some rechargeable ones. Also since they are LEDs the batteries will last a long time. I accidentally left it on in my camera bag and a few days later it was still bright.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy: Small but Strong

    Posted
    pandabutt
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    I was looking for a simple lighting for my medium size office and this small but strong light is very good for that. Not only that but you can adjust how bright you want the light to be which comes in very handy especially when you do not have a filter screen for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Light! Great Price!

    Posted
    Derek
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    I was shooting live video using my DSLR camera at an event in NJ. This light is really simple and gets the job done. The price is very affordable and the light adds a real professional punch to your video especially if you are shooting with a DSLR camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend