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About Flashpoint CL-160

Light enough to go anywhere.
Enough light to go everywhere!

Flashpoint's powerful and versatile 160 on-camera portable LED light provides action videographers and still photographers who use DSLR's and HD camcorders with a soft but brilliant beam throughout a 60° spread. Our LED lights provide visually accurate color temperatures, flicker-free output, and no color shift when dimming. When used outdoors, the small, self-contained LED light produces copious fill light to alleviate deep shadows, while blending ambient available light to add modeling to subjects.

The cool burning power champ shines at distances beyond 16'. Super lightweight, this 'go anywhere' device fits comfortably atop the hot shoe of your camera or off-camera via the convenient stand thread. The power options uses almost any capacity industry standard Sony or Panasonic type lithium battery cells and can be run off universally available AA's as well. This 160 model offers a clear digital battery power level verification for the ever vigilant. Brightness levels are controlled by stepless control dials on the side, assure flicker free shooting.

Three interchangeable color panels give instantaneous control between 3200K-5600K to provide lightening fast solutions for the 'run and gun' shooters,moving from one lighting situation to the next environmental Kelvin challenge.

The latest LED technology.
Uncompromised light quality.
Unheard of value.

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One of the brightest advances in technology is the advent of the light-emitting diode (LED), a two-lead semiconductor light source. When an appropriate voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron 'holes' within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. This effect is called electroluminescence, and the color of the light is determined by the specific energy band gap of the semiconductor.

Impressed yet? No?
LEDs are small, durable and need little power, so they are used in LED strobe lights or continuous camera lights without detrimental heat output, and operate at a safe, low voltage, instead of the 250+ volts commonly found in xenon strobe tube-based lighting. This is especially useful in lighting for videographers, where space is at a premium and bulky voltage-raising circuitry is undesirable.

Each LED gem glows with exceptional brilliance of light and human genius that old Thomas Edison would have surely appreciated.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (26),Lightweight (18),Improves performance (12),Interfaces well with camcorder (6),Well built / quality (6)
Flimsy design (13)
Best Uses:
Shooting indoors (18),Home movies (8),Travel (5),Shooting outdoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (17),Aspiring film maker (6),Film professional (6)

Flashpoint CL-160 Features

  • Advanced 160 LED lamp count in a sturdy lightweight unit.
  • Delivers flicker free Daylight 2080 lux at 50cm.
  • Dimmer Control from 10-100% with shift free color.
  • Color control from 3200K to 5600K precision filter panels.
  • Sony or Panasonic type 7.4v Lithium battery power or 6 AA's.
  • Beautiful wrap around 60 degree angle emission.
  • Constructed of super tough black ABS.
  • Link up to 4 units symmetrically through dovetail shoe.
  • Renders at least 85% of total spectral value.
  • Keeps subjects and gear cool and comfortable when used close up.

Flashpoint CL-160 Specifications

Bulb Count
Brightness Output
2080 @ 50cm
Color Tempurature
Beam Spread
Dim Range
Color Rendering Index
7.4v - 9v
5.6 x 2.4 x 5.9"
8.5 oz / 214g
Battery Level Indicator
LED display
Power Options
Lithium Sony or Panasonic Style 7.4v Battery, 6 AA's
Battery Space Count
1 Lithium
Filter Panels
1 Diffusion, 1 3200K, 1 Daylight Cooling Filter
Camera Connection
Metal Camera Shoe Adapter with Tilt Control, Stand Threads
For stand mounting use LTSA385M
Zippered Fabric with Strap
Mfr #

Flashpoint CL-160 Reviews

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(based on 32 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Nice and bright.

I occasionally need some extra light for Macro shooting. This fits the bill. You can use it on the camera or attach it to a tripod or stand. (with an inexpensive optional adapter) I like the variable output and the fact that is uses rechargeable batteries. (sold separately) Works for me! Although I don't shoot video, it would be good for that,too. An inexpensive solution to low light levels during Macro photography.

Reviewed by 32 customers


Nice and bright.


from Arlington Heights,Illinois

I occasionally need some extra light for Macro shooting. This fits the bill. You can use it on the camera or attach it to a tripod or stand. (with an inexpensive optional adapter) I like the variable output and the fact that is uses rechargeable batteries. (sold separately) Works for me! Although I don't shoot video, it would be good for that,too. An inexpensive solution to low light levels during Macro photography.


Great light, just dont drop it!


from Tampa, Fl  -  Tech Savvy

I dropped the light and the latch on the back door break! Anyone know where to purchase just the door? Sure would be nice!!!


does the job


from Pburg, NJ

Have not put it to the test yet, but gave it a try and works well. Good for video taking too. Looks cheap with AA batteries exposed. Yes it is fragile so not intended for rough handling. Was very disappointed with packaging so suggest you pick it up at the store. Soft box was placed inside a bubble envelope so I got the box smashed in the corner, was lucky no damage to product. No FRAGILE LABLE on envelope either. Think Adorama should look into their packaging system.


bright light


from Friendswood Tx  -  Film Professional

Bright light - lightweight -low cost - easy to use - like the dimmer. Flimsy mount construction = batteries go down quickly - cannot store with batteries - worth what you pay for it - use it regulary

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Flashpoint LED Light


from Toledo, Oh  -  Tech Savvy

Use is for lightpainting. Works great. Only concern was 6 alkaline batteries went bad after first use. I thought switch was off and it still happened but not sure and don't want to "test" it again with batteries, so I remove them after use.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


awesome light


from New York City  -  Film Professional

To provide lighting in low light situations for interviews, parties, weddings...that tyoe of environment. Quick, bright light...uses SONY NPF batteries or 6AA...I like the sony rechargable batteries because i don't have to keep on buying AA batteries. On the down side plastic housing and plastic tighteners which you need to constantly tighten

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Where Batteries Go To Die


from North Georgia  -  Tech Savvy

The light is mostly what I expected at this price point. What I did not expect was the fact that you have to remove the batteries before you put the light away. If you leave the batteries in it the batteries will be dead the next time you try to use the light. Yes, the unit drains batteries even while it is turned off.


Nice Bright Light but unusual problems


from Macy, IN  -  Technically Challenged

I brought and though it was great light output, I used with 6 "AA" alkaline batteries better than Ni-MH batteries because of different brightness to brightest just comparison. Punched about 100 to 150 watt of incandescent lamp as refer to. Pretty nice bright delivery... Couple weeks later, I get notices when I packed away for week and realized most of batteries died were left alone for awhile. Changed with new set of batteries and did happen again when stored. Repeated twice. Hmmm... There is something wrong with circuitry. Another problem which is battery cover for installing with 6 "AA" batteries mentally ill closed-in the lid. Little a bit sticky out which is stand-out. It may not fully secure. Tried with diffuse and make different lighting appearance. Look great but I likes it for video. No, I haven't tried with camcorder battery. Cons: Not available with power supply plug-in (or power input).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I would not buy this LED light again


from McLean, Virginia  -  Aspiring Film Maker

Flashpoint 160 LED video light is inexpensive and quite powerful, but suffers from a major flaw - the batteries quickly run down if they are left in the unit, even though the light is switched off. Thus the unit is usuable only if the 6 AA batteries are taken out after use every time. This is a big nuisance. An additional flaw, a minor one, is that the battery cover plate only partially covers the batteries, making for an untidy appearance. I subsequently bought a Bescor 96 LED light available from B&H for only $10 more, and prefer this to the Flashpoint. My experience with Flashpoint accessories is that, while they are always inexpensive, some are very good and some are poorly designed and constructed. The Flashpoint 160 LED video light falls into the second categories, I am afraid.




from Kansas City, MO  -  Tech Savvy

Great little light to use to enhance my photography.


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Shopper  where can I find a lithium battery for this flash?
STUART H  FONT KNOW WHERE TO GET LITHIUM BATTERIES FOR THIS LIGHT I USE REGULAR ALKaline batteries. They are reliable and last a long time. Also no need to take a charger. Remer you also need a spare setime of c rechargeable batteries. For applications such as flashes and lights I find alkaline to be the most practical and economical power source Of course you can get lithium As batteries or rechargeable NH AA batteries
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