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Platinum - 308 LED Rechargeable LED Video Light-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 182 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Light works fine but the battery is horrible

    Posted
    Seveer4444
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    I needed something small and I needed it right away for a shoot so after doing a little bit of research to see what my options in-store might be, this was the product that I found. I bought it a few months ago and right out of the box brand-new the battery did not work and would not charge. I called up to customer service and they told me to just return the device and get a new one. I did that, this time the battery did work but not for long... The same thing that afflicted the battery from the first purchase just happened to this battery, it will not charge. I shoot professionally and I understand what's needed for proper care to maintain battery life and overall longevity, this is just a faulty product. Now I have to call in to see if I can get the battery exchanged before the warranty is up. Honestly the light itself is very useful if you need something on the go but the faulty battery pretty much cancels out anything positive about this device. I'd say don't waste your money, I should've just gone to B&H like I normally do.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great video light

    Posted
    ipodlin
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    ONLY 4 STARS DUE TO PLASTIC SHOE MOUNT. The light is great!! Arrived partially pre charged and is included with a wall charger and a charger plugs directly to the light in the back for direct power. The controls are easy to operate and allows for easy use for beginners. The shoe mount for the camera is plastic and the light can be top heavy causing a lot of strain on the plastic mount. Would be an incredible light if the mount was metal. Not sure why a light of this value is mounted with a plastic mount. Overall a good investment for low light video shooting. Also works good for taking pictures in low light. The power button can also be accidentally turned on when stored in your bag as it is not a switch, but a single press button. This issue is avoided by storing it with the battery disconnected. The light was noticed to be extremely painful on peoples eyes during shooting, and a diffuser would be solve this, but is not included. Would be 5 stars if it had a metal shoe mount, power switch over a button, and overall less cheap plastic. Overall, unit is over valued by Best Buy, but is a good investment for the consumer for moderate usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great light, read the instructions..

    Posted
    Roobs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Everyone rating this product poorly due to the battery “going out” needs to read the instruction booklet. It tells you that if you’re going to use the light with the power cord (instead of “wireless”), you should take the battery out while you use it that way. Either use the light with power cord but no battery in it, or charge the battery and use it on battery power only. Basically don’t have both the charger cable and battery in at the same time you’re using the light. That’s why it comes with a dedicated battery charging dock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great light for starter light / fill light.

    Posted
    Thom
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    There is many features of this light that I have not used but I find that it works for getting necessary amount of light from 10 to15 feet. The ability to change the K output of the light for doing close ups is a bonus, and at first having the remote was kind of a bother and then I started using it and now I know why it comes with that remote, IT IS HANDY. I use this light in a bar setting with minimal light and it works well. The only down side is the lack of wide angle light vs an almost spot light from the LED's which are getting better. This light is not perfect but it is hands down better than the bar lighting that I was using. This has become a handy light for a number of situations, from the videos that I take to working on my desktop computer. The feature that I really like is the fact that it will fit on my flash mount and also mount is on a tripod which is my favorite way to mount and use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful little light for photography and video

    Posted
    Sharms
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    I needed a constant light source for indoor photography and occasional video shooting. After reading the reviews, I decided to go with this light and I couldn't be happier. The light is just right for my purposes - not too much or not too little. I like the fact that you can either plug it using included power adapter or use battery to power it if no power source is nearby. Comes included with all the right accessories to help mount it on the stand, on the camera hotshoe or handheld. Many reviewers have stated that the battery dies quite quickly so I will post an update if this happens to me. For now, I have only had the light for a few weeks and no issues so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for any YouTuber

    Posted
    PaulH
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    This LED video light is awesome. I have four of them one mounts on top of my Sony 4k camera. I have two angled towards me or on the subject and then one that points towards the background to take away any Shadows.you can check out some of my videos on .........How To W/Paul Henderson...... these lights are awesome, they really make the colors pop and they don't get hot like the Barn Door Style bulb type ones plus you can use a battery or plug it directly into the wall

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST LAST MINUTE DECISION

    Posted
    AYOREY
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    Ok so if you read the title of my review, it's exactly what it states "BEST LAST MINUTE DECISION". Basically I was last minute shopping for extra accessories for an event I was filming and decided to quickly pick this light up in the event that I needed an extra light source. It turned out to be one of the best last minute pick-ups that I've made. The light works great and greatly improved my shots. Also the controller and features that it comes with came extremely handy. The light is very well built and I actually plan on picking up a second one. Highly recommended for anyone filming or shooting videos in low-light conditions. A Must Have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    do not buy this light, buggy bad charger and $$$

    Posted
    kristoffe
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    this light is junk, the 2 adjusters on it are a pain and the charge lasts almost maybe 10 minutes of use. max 15. it can be coupled with much more expensive super heavy sony batteries for longer use and plugged in but it isn't worth it. it overheats, the light is too bright at times for any dslr direct use, and other problems plague it. the led screen can be damaged easily. extremely over priced, you can get light panels at B&H for 1/3rd the cost, even a panel, tripod and box for light distribution at about $80-100.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and unreliable

    Posted
    cryophonik
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    I've purchased two of these units in the past year and both are useless to me now. The housing is constructed of cheap plastic, particularly the shoe mount, which has broken on both of my units as a result of light (i.e., less than once/week, on average) use. A metal contact pin on one of the chargers fell out, rendering it useless. And, as many others have mentioned, one of the batteries has completely failed after just a few months of light use (once a week, on average). I would not recommend this model to anybody.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great light for Video and Green Screen

    Posted
    roadwaypc
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    I recently starting using a green screen for shooting 4K video, most of the 1xx and 2xx LED lights were shadowy and did not light evenly. This light is both wide enough to cast an even light on the area, and has a great range of power and color temperature to work with a large variety of subjects - people, shiny objects, clothing and for lighting multi-person interviews. As a quick camera mount light, without needing a whole extra multi-light setup it works well and reliably. I also comes with the table mount and handle mount for quick adjustments in a convenient package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works great but dies on me.

    Posted
    bryanvas
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    I’ve purchased this item twice and both times I’ve had issues charging it. With my first purchase it never charged and luckily Best Buy allowed me to exchange. With my second purchase it charged once for about 20 mins and then stopped again. I’ve tried multiple outlets and I own multiple products which I use without any problem so I know the outlets aren’t the issue. If I plug it in it works fine but defeats my purpose of buying it. If not for the charging issues and the fact that it’s happened on two occasions it would be a great light.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive little light

    Posted
    William
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    I shoot photography and video professionally, and I grabbed this light mainly because it did not cost much and I could use a camera top mounted light. It's quite a powerful little light, and with 3 of them, you could easily set up a 3 point lighting situation. It comes with different handles and fasteners so you can go camera mount, pole mount, or even hand held with a handle. The color temperature is changeable and you can dial up and down the intensity. I was surprised by this light and would recommend it as a fantastic budget option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great while it lasts (so not long)

    Posted
    Christian

    I've purchased FOUR of these lights. All four of the lights are no longer useful to me as the batteries have died within a month of purchasing them. The light works if the AC/Converter line in is plugged in to the outlet, however, operating on battery only worked the first couple uses. I would not recommend this product - buy something better - even the smaller $49 tiny LED panel lights have been better for me because at least I can count on those. Very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Second one

    Posted
    Floppyzebra
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    My first one just stopped working. Took it back a week later and they swapped it out for a second. A few months later the battery crapped out which may have been the issue with the first one as I got another light that has the same battery and it works. Now that it’s working, I love it and great for filler and hair light situations along with just simply adding light to an area.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful avoid this prouduct.

    Posted
    Django
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    I went to the store to pick up a decent lighting kit for my camera. I saw this and picked it up. The lighting was amazing but it all went bad when the battery life died. I charged overnight and when I put it in the led light it did not turn on. I tried taking it out and charging it and putting it back in,still nothing. I exchanged hoping it was just bad luck but to my demise it happened again. Battery worked for one charge and never went on again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very bright. Impressive.

    Posted
    Mrplao
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    This LED light is a power house for studio photography or even videography on location with the proper camera rig. You have lots of control over the amount of light coming from the LED (4900k-5600k). The only criticism I would have for it is the knob is a little difficult to turn for the power levels and brightness levels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lights

    Posted
    SkateboardB
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    I love the lights for the price, esp, the ability to change color temperature and intensity of the light. I think at his highest intensity my meter read 354 lux. Not sure how well the light will light larger scenes because I have not so tried. Also my color meter reads the color temps to be slightly different than the lights themselves say they are set at. All in all for the price it's awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Posted
    Arrival1
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    I got this to use with a DSLR camera for video the light is pretty good not one of the brightest ones and to be honest I could live with that but, then all of the sudden the light will only last about 20 min before turning off. Maybe I got a defective one who know I went to best buy to get another one but unfortunately they didn't have any more in stock. I did not have a good experience with the light.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great except the cheesy twist knob locks

    Posted
    videoguy
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    Love the light...awesome spectrum, pattern and intensity. Lasts long on charge. Don't like the little spring loaded twist knob friction locks. While on travel one knob already backed off in transit from job and was lost. Discovered there is no parts list or product support available and replacement for knob with proper thread has not been found elswhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fill light

    Posted
    Taithetechguy
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    I purchased this led light to use with my flash for on the go photo shoots. This led video light feels strong, not cheap and flimsy. Comes with a remote that is very useful. If used correctly along with a flash you can create lighting that can be compared to a 10 grand setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend