Litepanels Micro On-Camera Dimmable 5600K LED Video Light

Litepanels

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About Litepanels

Since the dawn of filmmaking, Hollywood cinematographers have understood the importance of a good eyelight one that literally gives life to the face. Now in the era of HD resolution, is even more important to fill in shadows on the face and bring the subject's eyes to life.

Litepanels' lightweight, yet powerful new camera light was created in response to the overwhelming popularity of the company's MiniPlus model, Litepanels' groundbreaking professional production softlight. The new Micro harnesses the company's extremely efficient LED technology in an ultra-lightweight, extremely compact package.

Users of DV camcorders can now enjoy a similar quality of luminous, soft, directional lighting, with the same warmth and great color quality that has quickly made Litepanels an integral part of television, broadcast news and motion picture productions worldwide.

The Litepanels Micro features a conveniently located integrated on/off dimmer switch at the top of its housing for instant 100% to 0 dimming, with minimal color shift. Output is flicker-free and heat-free and remains consistent. For additional control, a flip-down filterholder allows for work.

Litepanels Micro produces 1.5 hours of continuous output from just 4 AA batteries (it's three times more efficient than a conventional tungsten camera light). What's more, it's virtually heat-free so it's easy to handle. And the system can be run off of either standard or rechargeable batteries. Power can optionally be supplied through a convenient 5-12V input jack located on the back of the unit.

The compact, low-profile Litepanels Micro head is ideally suited for mounting on a mini DV camera. Measuring just 3.3" W x 3.3" H x 1.5" D (83.8mm x 83.8mm x 38.1mm), the head weighs less than 4 ounces (.11kg). With its black matte finish and sleek design, the fixture is an unobtrusive addition to any camera.

The Litepanels Micro housing comes outfitted with an integrated hot shoe featuring an adjustable tilt mechanism. To allow for multiple mounting configurations, it may also be mounted on the optional base plate for off-camera usage, or on an extension arm.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Runs cooler (7),Easy to setup (6),Bright (5),Efficient (5)
Cons:
Weak (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Experienced (6)

Litepanels Features

  • Heat-free LED technology
  • Produces bright, soft light
  • Integrated dial for instant 100% to 0 dimming
  • Minimal color shift when dimming
  • All-in-one Camera Light w/no external cables
  • Absolutely flicker-free 5600°K
  • Runs 1.5 hours on four AA batteries
  • Uses standard or rechargeable batteries
  • Extremely lightweight and compact
  • Options: Spare color/ diffusion gels
  • Base plate for off-camera usage
  • Articulated camera extension arm

Litepanels Specifications

Power Draw
3 watts
Power Supply
(4) 1.5V AA batteries (not included)
Filter Holder
Integral Flip-down filterholder
Kelvin Color Twemperature
5600ºK Daylight Flood
Tungsten
3200ºK Tungsten conversion filter included
Diffusion
Diffusion and ¼ warming filter included
Dimensions (Approx.)
3.3" W x 3.3" H x 1. 5" D
(83.3mm x 83.8mm x 38.1mm)
Weight (Approx.)
Under 4-oz (.11kg)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lightweight and Versatile

I purchased this for still photography when I need a bit more light, but don't want to kill my subjects with flash. It is easy to adjust the amount of light needed with the turn of a knob. It is very compact and lightweight, so it easily fits in my bag. It is a bit expensive for the limited use, but I have found that it made shots for me in low light (ie. restaurants/bars) where I could not get them before. In the photo below, you will see that the light in the bar was a bit dim. I put the li...

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I purchased this for still photography when I need a bit more light, but don't want to kill my subjects with flash. It is easy to adjust the amount of light needed with the turn of a knob. It is very compact and lightweight, so it easily fits in my bag. It is a bit expensive for the limited use, but I have found that it made shots for me in low light (ie. restaurants/bars) where I could not get them before. In the photo below, you will see that the light in the bar was a bit dim. I put the light panel to the right to highlight the side of my glass of rum punch.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I thought

This light didn't have near the power that I thought it would. If your subject is beyond 5 ft, then forget about it.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
4.0

Using with Panasonic AG-HMC40P

By

from Philadelphia, PA  -  Experienced

Great for on-the-fly-shooting Competitive price

 
4.0

Great Little Light

By

from Lubbock, TX  -  Business Owner

This light is perfect for quick setups for fast interviews on the fly. I like the idea that it uses AA batteries which are readily available everywhere instead of an expensive "specialized battery" that requires a special charger. I recently bought 2 new batteries for my previous on-camera light only to find out that they were not compatible with the charger.

 
4.0

Works wonderfully

By

from Charlotte NC  -  Experienced

I use this to back light in macro shooting and the adjustible brightness works extremly well.

 
3.0

A little pricey

By

from Huntsville, AL  -  Experienced

If you add a sheet of scrim, it provides a good fill light for video projects, the batteries last a long time, doesn't get hot. I added some Velcro to the back in order to put it exactly where needed. The price is pretty high but I've been satisfied with the 2 I bought.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not what I thought

By

from Denver, Colorado  -  Experienced

This light didn't have near the power that I thought it would. If your subject is beyond 5 ft, then forget about it.

 
4.0

Nice but expensive

By

from Miami, FL  -  Experienced

I bought this light so I wouldn't have to carry around those heavy gel batteries. I have to say that the performance is pretty good, and the light looks very professional when mounted on the camera. The supplied color correction and difuse filters do the job but obviously take some of the light power. The only bad thing about it is that it is a bit pricy for what it is, manufacturing this thing must be very cheap, as it is made of fragile plastic, but even though it is pricy, it is definitively more affordable than any other led camera light with this light power, so it is a no brainer, if you are looking for something practical, light weight and that fits a professional use, this is the light.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lightweight and Versatile

By

from Pewaukee, WI  -  Novice

I purchased this for still photography when I need a bit more light, but don't want to kill my subjects with flash. It is easy to adjust the amount of light needed with the turn of a knob. It is very compact and lightweight, so it easily fits in my bag. It is a bit expensive for the limited use, but I have found that it made shots for me in low light (ie. restaurants/bars) where I could not get them before. In the photo below, you will see that the light in the bar was a bit dim. I put the light panel to the right to highlight the side of my glass of rum punch.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

it is what it is

By

from madison, wi  -  Experienced

First, [$]for about $25 worth of parts is quite a markup but that's the video world. It's a lightweight source of even, balanced light, especially with the diffusion. It's great for fill and eye light, balanced for daylight. The flip down gel panel is nice but flimsy. The whole thing is flimsy but it does what it does well. The dimmer is nice. I tilts but I wish it would pan since I rarely have my subject centered.

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