The Bescor LED180 180W AA Powered On Camera LED Light has 180 LED bulbs (5 mm) and is completely dimmable to 25% power. It is suitable for use with 12 V Bescor batteries, full size broadcast cameras and DSLR cameras. Powered by 8 AA batteries, the light offers 2 hours of run-time. It features a 5800 degree K clear frosted filter for softening glare and an amber 3200 Degree K correction filter for shooting indoors. With the included Sony hot shoe adapter, the On Camera LED Light can be panned in all directions.
Reviewed by 3 customers
This is a ridiculously bright light. Can take a room from pitch dark to lit up like the New York Christmas tree in seconds. The dimmer switch provides a nice low end in case you don't always need the sun in your back pocket. Easily able to use at ISO400 with no huge need to go over ISO800 unless for a desired grain. Great light for the money, with ease of portability.
This LED camera light has a very handy dimmer on it. I replaced a conventional hot light with this, which was not dim-able and very hot. Be sure to white balance if you adjust the dimmer. I have not used it extensively as of yet and I'm a little concerned about the plastic housing when used in day to location shooting. I purchased the AC adapter as well because the light takes 8 AA batteries and I try to preserve them for shots where AC power is not available.
In the marketplace of 2013, these dimable lights are handy for budget production. Yes, there are many choices under $200, but we are pleased with the amount of light, included filter, and dimmer. We purchased 3 for a speed filming comptetion, realizing the lights will likely be broken or stolen. At this price point, no tears! Adorama is ALWAYS a reliable source for our budget.