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(based on 9 ratings)
Brand: Sunpak
Located in: Video, Consumer Video
Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.6 stars
(based on 9 reviews)
78% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Cons:
Short lifespan(3)
Pros:
Easy to setup(3), Easy to use(4), Lightweight(5)
Describe Yourself:
Film professional(4)
 
This is Junk
By [*] from canada on 12/4/2010
Pros:
Durable
Cons:
Battery price, Generates heat, Long charge, Short life, Uneven light
Best Uses:
As a temporary flashlight
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

Who cares if it lasts 100 hours when the light quality absolutely sucks.

This light is inferior to the LED video lights. LED lights have an even beam, they stay cool (this is really nice if you have to throw it in your pocket, bag etc...), LED's batteries and bulbs last longer and charge faster. There are LED lights in this price range too and they are just as bright.

The "special battery offer coupon" that is included in the package is for almost the same price as a entire unit. They make it sound like a good deal too. I can't help but feel like they are trying to trick you into buying an inappropriately priced replacement battery. Batteries should be $8 max.

The beam intensity fades quickly and you almost see it drop as you are using it. I have a hard time seeing how this is even useful for video unless you had an extreme emergency it would not be my choice. The battery life is just enough for stills.

This is a solid feeling unit but it does not offer much more than a flashlight does and if you got the right flashlight it would be way better.

They could have at least included a dimmer..perhaps that would be one good feature on this near useless unit.

DONT BUY!

 
Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with
By SchwagVerified Purchaser from Minneapolis,MN on 9/20/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Quality Construction
Best Uses:
Replacement, Shooting Indoors
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

Perfect for hand held spot lighting for wedding detail photography!

 
I see the light.... just not long enough
By David the video makerVerified Purchaser from Taunton, MA on 4/25/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

Great tool, battery power just not long enough. I hope SunPak engineers the next generation with at least a 1 hour battery life.

 
short battery life
By MayaVerified Purchaser from old Bridge NJ on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Shooting Indoors
Describe Yourself:
Film Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

Battery life is short but as long as you have a charger and don't keep it on more than 3o seconds it does what I need it to do which is to provide a fill in low light conditions.

 
Great Light for photography
By 4EVerified Purchaser from Mpls, MN on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Easy To Use, Very Bright Light
Cons:
Battery Life is poor
Best Uses:
Nighttime Photography
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

Great light to use for paint by light.

 
Great compact video light!
By BellavistaproVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 12/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

I use this little light for the ring shots and sometimes for portraits at night. It's a powerful light, don't let it's small size fool you. The only downside is that it only lasts for 10 minutes, but for photography it's perfect.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Compact Baby
By MeloshVerified Purchaser from St. Paul, MN on 3/6/2008
Pros:
Easy Setup, Lightweight
Cons:
Short Lifespan
Best Uses:
Artificial Lighting, Photography, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

It's lightweight and very handy. I wish the light spread a little more even however. You can see the circular reflector dish in the beam of light it throws.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good Value For Money
By Jai from Trinidad. W.I on 11/19/2007
Pros:
Easy Setup, Lightweight, Reliable
Cons:
Short Lifespan
Best Uses:
Artificial Lighting, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

This light so simple you, can't get better than this for the price.--- Battery wise you can do what I did and use 2500mah NiMH -- replace the current battery and a little sorder and WHAM!! you got 33-37 min of run time, charges regular but longer like 16 hours

 
Light works well
By ForosVerified Purchaser from Ajax, Ontario, Canada on 9/28/2007
Pros:
Easy Setup, Lightweight
Cons:
Short Lifespan
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sunpak Sunpak Readylite 20, DC Video Light with Battery & Charger:

This light is perfect for those dark video moments. The light is bright enouph to video short scenes where there isn't much available light. Used it the first time at my niece's wedding reception and it works just fine. Short life span on a single charge is the only drawback!! You really need to pick your moments when to use the light and when you can do without.

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