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Sunpak - LED Action Light

Model: VL-LED-16GPSKU: 5244908

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Well, it does fit the hero 5 but...

    Posted
    MrRuiz30
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    Well, where do I start? Hmmmm. I got this LED light for my GoPro Hero 5 because it lacks lighting, even the filter settings dont help that much in low lighting areas when filming. it does fit the go pro Hero 5 but the bad part about it is once it's installed it blocks the micro HDMI and USB 3.0 input with the led battery case. Now this wont be an issue if you dont mind using the internal mic which is very low Quality, however it will be a BIG issue if you have an external Mic Adapter to use with lets say a Rode VideoMic Pro like i have, then you won't have access to use the USB 3.0 connection on the go Pro to plug it in. You can swap the sunpak led light to the opposite side as I will show in 2 pictures, but the bad part there is that now it's blocking the power/settings button, but again if you have the wireless remote with the 3 button settings on it then having it, in the opposite side should not be a problem as long as you have access to the settings and power button on the go pro Hero 5 from the wireless remote. Now getting to the LED Light's Performance. It is impressively bright, you have a high, low and SOS flashing light output option and if you press and hold the button for a few seconds it will then power down the led light. I found the low light output to be more then bright enough vs having it on the high brightness. your skin will have this slight blue-ish tone vs the low setting. The color of the led is like around 7500K. That can be adjusted through the GoPro if you lower the light filter down when the led is on. The bracket comes with only 1 thumb screw/bolt to mount the led light to the bracket it came with so you will need to buy an extra one to attach the gopro and led light to a tripod as the GoPro does come with one out of the box. Over all its ok and for the price it does the job vs expensive lighting for Vlogs or doing Tutorial videos. Now it says it's water proof up to 30 feet I believe but I will not be using my GoPro for any kind of Under water recordings. So I can't comment on that spec. Now Would I recommend it still? Sure if you are ok with what I mentioned above.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The more force, the more fasteners

    Posted
    ActionGuy
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    This is a great lighting system for unscripted action shots. I did not use this for under water, although it was designed and advertised for such. I used this light attached to my gopro hero 3+ black which was attached to an RC truck which I used to scare heck out of the cat. The only problem was the camera was top heavy with this thing on it, so wild moves were out of the question. I was using standard gopro mounts and screw mounts. The camera had a tendency to lean back and point skyward with this on it. If you are going to move the camera, get a better mounting system (make one). Otherwise, it worked great. If you are only trying to illuminate a small area within 3 feet (which is how far light can go underwater and have a decent shot) this will work fine. By the way, I only scared the cat once.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Scuba Divers Beware

    Posted
    Colin

    Recently took a trip to Australia to dive the Great Barrier. I had a couple of night dives lined up and was super pumped about this purchase. Before we went down I tested it out on the back of the boat and everything was working great (BRIGHT!). Turned if off, jumped in, and started my descent. The location at its deepest was only 16 to 18 m (roughly 50 to 60 ft). I grabbed my GoPro 4 and tried to turn the light on.....nothing. I kept messing with it and I ended up getting a little flicker every now and then just enough to blind me. Got back to the surface and opened it up. Salt water came pouring out and from the time that I was down to the time that I came up corrosion had already set in. Luckily when I got back home I returned it and got my money back. I would recommend this to a friend as long as they don't plan on diving with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but clunky to get at camera.

    Posted
    NewManagement
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    For the price this is not bad. I like the concept. I've only used it on 3 dives so far, 80' at the deepest. The seals held. You have to be right up on your subject maybe 4' at the farthest. It doesn't illuminate very far underwater, but then only very high powered lights in the $thousands do. I haven't tried above water yet, but it probably does a good job of spreading light on land. The clunkiness I mentioned is getting to the menu button on the front of the camera & reading the little LCD display when the light is in position. Longer pivot screws would be a good idea since pivoting the light back-n-forth off the camera gets "sticky" & the light feels too fragile to grab it & pull on it to pivot (separate) the light from the camera. So you should back the pressure off the screw to pivot it, do whatever you need to do to your camera, then hold the light ring firmly against the camera then re-tighten the screw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Waterprof At All

    Posted
    Mark
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    Initially testing on dry land it was bright and helpful in poor lighting. First time in the water, the light itself only went about 5 feet deep, it only lasted about 10 minutes and then stopped functioning. It is obvious water leaked in and shorted out, so the seal is plain no good. Water poured out when opening on dry land after and drying it out did not brin* it back to life. A complete waste of money. Avoid.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Lighti

    Posted
    Mstef
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    Bought the Sunpak after my dive trip. Usually use my big bulky dive camera, but for this trip decided to just use my GoPro. It worked swimmingly, however without external lighting pictures were dull. Bought the Sunpak but have not used it underwater yet. It is an easy attachment to the camera housing and out of water is great. Very bright and the LEDs diffuse the light perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good on the one that works

    Posted
    Kate
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    I actually bought 2 of theses lights. Took them on vacation to Cayman. My husbands worked great. Mine however did not work at all. Because it was over 2 weeks before we were able to contact Best Buy about this we could not exchange it for a working one. We have sent it to the manufacturer to fix. Fingers crossed it Works! Lesson learned try it out before vacation. The pictures from the gopro with the working light were very beautiful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very bright and long lasting charge.

    Posted
    Shansen1785
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    I saw this at Best Buy one day for GoPro cams and liked the quality and functions plus a rechargeable battery. So for only $37 bucks I gave it a try and I love it. Mounts perfectly to the camera case and lights around the lens for even light distribution. The rechargeable battery lasted for over 2 hours which i was quite surprised by. All in all it was defintently a great buy and will buy another one for a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Feelings

    Posted
    GodsCountryOutdoors
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    The light is bright and works well above the water. The seal is questionable and though I used it briefly under water, I am not confident it would work for long there. My biggest complaint is that while it has a removable battery, you can not buy a spare. I have looked high and low. Even attempted to contact the company (SunPak or ToCan). No response. What is the use in a removable battery if you can't get a spare or replacement?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great light, limited life

    Posted
    cely
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    I bought this for my GoPro Hero 5 (yes, it fit!) and it was the best, brightest, true-color LED light you can ask for. It has different levels of brightness which is awesome, the brightest setting reaches pretty far.... unfortunately mine only worked for about 1 month before it stopped turning on - could be that my particular accessory was faulty, so other than that, I would definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Packs a punch

    Posted
    Trae
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    I wasn't expecting great results from this light however I was totally surprised. The box it comes in is well, meh, so I thought if it doesn't perform I could just bring it back. I wasn't disappointed at all with its performance. I completely annoy my friends with candids in low light situations. You can't have good video, or photos for that matter, without good light!(unless you're willing to wait)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product

    Posted
    Vierablue
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    I love my GoPro! The only down side of it was using it at night since it doesn’t have an external flash. Well, this product helped with that. The light is amazing and it gives an amazing quality view while filming at night. The LED light can be adjusted to three different light settings for every need. Definitely an awesome product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect GoPro light!

    Posted
    Nitefly
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    I used this on my recent trip to Riviera Maya. I needed a light for the under water dark cave snorkeling for my GoPro Hero 4 Black. I was quite pleased with the results. My pictures and 4K video were perfect! Used it for nighttime shots as well. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a GoPro light. Can't wait to put it through more tests!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Posted
    Dani
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    Covers the power button on the gopro, and changes settings on my gopro when in use. Also causes a halo around photos and video. Biggest piece of garbage and waste of money, and now I can't get a refund since I got back from vacation ONE DAY past the measly 15 day return policy. Best buy just lost a customer, and I buy alot of expensive stuff from them. Never again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Snug Fit

    Posted
    djsophialin
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    This is great if you are wanting light in dark places / clubs etc. the fit ONLY works properly when your Hero 5 or 6 is not in the supersuit and only in the original case that the Hero came in.. :) wish they made a diffuser that could go on the light because it's so bright and makes people duck away from the light sometimes..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Flooded in 6 foot of water

    Posted
    Trump
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    I used this light once on a test in our pool, which is only 6-7 feet deep... and then I went to use it for real on a trip and when I noticed the light not working, I opened up the battery compartment to charge it, and it was too late, water had gotten in and ruined it. So much for it being water-proof.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for night filming

    Posted
    Bestbuyer
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    This is a must addition to add to your go pro camera since the camera does not film well at night or dark places. The sunpak allows for several degrees of brightness and also a strobe feature and the battery seems to last a long time fully charged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Forget this light it is NOT waterproof!

    Posted
    MrKKhan
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    I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing this junk. First time I used it in 5 feet of water, it came out with lots of water inside. Granted it continued to work. I used it a second time and again lots of water. I am taking it back!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The concept is a winner but not great for Hero 3+

    Posted
    CraigDek
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    The idea is brilliant, but did not fit nicely over the Hero 3+ I have and also sprung a leak on my first dive. Looks like the cover was a little warped for some reason - maybe just a dud, but disappointed. Check it carefully and I hope you have better luck that I did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but would like more.

    Posted
    Preston
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    Fits the basic case of my Hero 3+ Black camera, however, it won't fit the underwater case. Unfortunately, I had wanted it for SCUBA diving. For conditions suitable for the standard case, it seems excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend