LED lights that mount on videos cameras have been around for only a few years but are catching-on fast for event videographers. One of the reasons is that the old lights usually required heavy lead-acid batteries and a cord connecting the battery (worn on a belt around the waist) to the light. LED lights require much less power and are typically powered by AA batteries – anywhere from four to six – so are much more convenient and lighter.
In the December 2010 edition of EventDV Magazine, I reviewed four LED camera lights:
- Lite Panels Micro
- Litepanels Micro Pro
- F&V HDV-Z96
- F&V LED-R3
And the overall winner was the F&V HDV-Z96