Top 10 LED Lights for Video Production
LED lights are becoming very popular in the world of cinematography these days. Why? LED lighting provides various color options, nearly no heat, and they are energy saving. Another thing to consider is that LED lights don’t flicker like traditional ones do and you’ll also be able to get amazing luminescence for nearly any color you can think of on the spectrum. So, what’s not to love about this type of light? We’ve put together a list of our favorite 10 LED lights for HD Boston camera crews who want to have successful video production projects.
With dimmable technology available at your fingertips, the Bescor Photon LED 2-Light Kit can help you get the perfect lighting for any scene.
Plus, the full function power adaptor or optional NP-F batteries mean you can shoot indoors or outdoors, or wherever you please, without ever having to worry about a lack of power.
This LED light set includes a broad range of colors from 3200-5600K. It also promises two Photon LED panels that can be stretched up to 78 inches total length. Available for under $250 this top-quality LED light set is ideal for budget-shopping crews and their sets.
This LED light for video production is available for about $350, With a built-in dimmer, the total LED light output ranges from 10 percent to 100 percent depending on what your goal is.
The Bescor FP-312K 2-Point LED has color temperature ranging from 3200-5600K so you can always set it to the setting that is best for your project. With this kit, you’ll find an LCD digital readout diffusion that allows for versatility on the set, and barn doors. It’s ideal for professional HD Boston camera crews and beginners as well.
This LED light kit is available for a price of $390 and as a relatively inexpensive LED light option it also offers portability that allows you to use it wherever is needed.
Videographers who have jobs on the go like using the Genaray Spectro Essential 500 lights because the optional battery power makes it easy to use wherever is needed.
A panel light with decent output for a budget-conscious crew, the Genaray Spectro Essential 500 2-lights kit is the kind of light you can depend on for various settings for any project you have in mind.
While the price tag may seem high at $600, this LED light kit offers professional-level lighting that can enhance the output for optimal on-set lighting.
The CAME-TV Boltzen 55W LED Fresnel Kit is easy to use and with the built-in magnifying Fresnel lenses, you can do the job right wherever and whenever.
The cost may be high but this kit can also double up as a diffusion set, so its versatility more than makes up for the price. It also offers full scene coverage, so it’s hard to complain about the CAME-TV.
An LED light kit with three bi-color panels and 4-way barndoors allowing for maximum variety, the Dracast S-Series LED500 3 light kit is available at $799, but the price doesn’t have to scare you away.
LED light video professionals will love everything it includes, from diffusers to a light stand, an NP-F Battery plate for optional battery power, and multi-voltages AC adaptors for use on location. You can adjust the settings on this LED zero percent to full, 100% lighting capacity easily and effectively.
This 3-light LED kit not only provides adjustable dimming from 10 percent to 100% but it also has an adjustable lens that means your lighting can be focused anywhere from 55 degrees to a 25-degree spot.
You can use the Genaray Contender LED lighting to produce reliable lighting situations or to create a sunlight appearance indoors, making it an ideal choice for the best HD Boston camera crews.
This kit may be quite pricey, but the various options for intensity, as well as focus, make it worth every penny you’ll spend for this 3200 to 5600K variable kit.
The Dracast LED1000 Pro has variable color temperatures between 3200 and 5600K so you can get the best color creation and vibrance while filming on location or on-set.
Although this professional LED light will take a bite out of your pocket at $1100, the Dracast LED1000 Pro lighting has output equivalents nearing 1000w when you compare it to traditional hot lighting. Because it runs on low power, can operate with standard power, or by using V-Mount 12 VDC batteries, this LED light is a perfect option for any top crew that wants a product they can depend on for the job, wherever it may be.
The Dracast LED2000 Kala LED light offers quality LED output from panels that can be operated from anywhere. In fact, you can adjust the lighting from the comfort of your seat thanks to the remote control Dracast LED2000 Kala set.
Featuring 4-way barndoors as well as a V-mount battery plate AND a multi-voltage AC adapter, the Dracast LED2000 Kala model makes sure you’re prepared for success on the job. It also provides variable color temperature with a fully dimmable appearance that ensures you get the top quality you want for $1699.
With 10 percent to 100 percent full dimming technology, the IKan Lyran 1×1 LED lighting is great for setting the scene, whatever it may be.
It also includes a reliable wireless remote control for operation off-set. Four-leaf barndoor technology helps to reduce light spill and the light intensifiers can be included or not, depending on what you want to achieve with your LED kit.
A V-mount battery plate as well as a Gold Mount plate are also included in this LED lighting set. Available at $2000, the iKan Lyra LED lights are some of the pricier ones you can find but they certainly make up for it in the features and quality provided.
A full-function, 3×3 LED light set with nine lights and maximum RGB control over each panel, the Q-LION is ideal for sci-fi video productions in Back Bay or for filming music videos in the North End area. It’s also great for stylized recordings that could benefit from fill lights.
With a price tag of $1500, the Q-LION is expensive but it’s a dream for any gaffer to use these impressive LED lights. A top choice for professionals, you can be sure that you’ll get the bang for your buck with the Q-LION 3×3.
Of all the light kits and LED lights listed above, do you have any favorite ones to use on set? Beverly Boy Productions gaffers use a broad range of LED Lights to create the most vibrant lighting for all of our productions. We’d love to hear from you. What are you shopping for when it comes to LED lighting? From remote options to power control, there are several features that top HD Boston camera crews look for. Tell us about your favorite features.