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Photography & Videography Studio LED Lighting Comparison

7 Minute Read

 

The introduction of LED lighting for photography has opened new avenues for photographers. These lights come in different types and are known for their energy efficiency, versatility and affordability. Photographers and cinematographers can use this type of lighting in indoor and outdoor environments. They come in various colours, which gives you, as a photographer, ample creative liberty. Moreover, LED lights offer continuous and excellent illumination, making them apt for studio lighting.

There are so many different types and variations in lighting gear these days. LED Lighting, by far, is the most versatile type of lighting there is. Strobe and constant lights aren’t as flexible when syncing with gear and wireless capabilities. We keep a full range of products in stock if you’re considering adding LED lighting gear to your photography kit. And, as always, we’re here to help you with all the information you require about LED lights. So let’s get started.

 

Types of LED Lighting

 

Different types of LED lighting deliver different results. The intensity of light rendered by these LED lighting setups varies, making them apt for photography and videography lighting. In addition, these lights come with various features, making them suitable for fashion photography, editorial photography, and product photography.

In this article, we will walk you through the different types of LED lights and their features to make an informed choice.

 

Light Panels

Light panels work perfectly well for both photography and videography. Considering the features they offer, light panels are perfect for portrait photography and flat lays. You get a continuous light source, the intensity, direction, and position, which can be easily modified according to the shooting requirements.

These light panels offer complete control over colour temperature, allowing you to match the colour to natural light if required. Furthermore, as these panels don’t draw as much energy as their counterparts, they are energy efficient, too.

Suppose you’re looking to invest in light panels. In that case, you can consider the 5.5” LED Photography Video Youtube Zoom Lighting Desk Home Kit and the 9” LED Photography Video Studio Lighting Kit from Spectrum. Both the light panels are super easy to use, come with an accessible set of features, and most importantly, deliver bright, vibrant light to illuminate your shooting scenes brilliantly.

 

Ring Lights

Ring lights and content creation go hand in hand. So if you’re a makeup artist, model, artist, vlogger, flat lay photographer, you need to have a ring light in your kit by all means. However, Spectrum has a ring light for all, irrespective of your shooting requirements. The range of Spectrum ring lights offers different features and caters for various budgets.

These LED Ring Lights are easy to use and are the perfect substitute for natural light. They give you the flexibility to shoot round the clock without affecting the quality of photographs or videos you capture. A professional ring light can instantly enhance the content you create, providing you with a flicker-free, bright, continuous lighting solution. For instance, for portraiture work, a ring light can offer the perfect creative catch light.

 

Mono Light Style

Mono light LED lights are an ideal solution for both photographers and videographers. These lights are bright, lightweight, and easy to use. In addition, the mono-light style LEDs can be paired with modifiers to create different lighting effects.

The features that mono-light style LEDs come packed with make them apt for editorial fashion portraits and product shoots to get dramatic shadows without impacting the focus on the subject.

Three of our favourite Spectrum mono light style LEDs are Spectrum-Pro’ S-Beam 100’ LED Continuous Light and Spectrum Mini Beam 60-S Continuous 5600K 60W COB Led Light - so do consider them before you make the final pick!

 

Light Wands/LED Tubes

Another essential piece of equipment for content creators is light wands, also known as LED tubes. These lights provide you with creative freedom and the flexibility to shoot 24/7, irrespective of the existent or non-existent natural light conditions. This type of LED lighting is sought after.

The light wands come with dimming knobs that help you control the intensity of light they deliver. The quality of light produced is balanced, making these light wands apt for various industries. In addition, they are flexible, allowing you to tilt the wand to nail the perfect angle for your shots.

A top-selling product made by Spectrum is the Illuminate Wand’ 21” Bi-Colour 3200-5500K Vlogger & Photography Home Studio LED Light Kit - a light wand just right for every photographer’s dynamic requirements.

 

On Camera Lights 

Glamming up your studio just got a whole lot easier, thanks to these on-camera lights. The best part about these lights is that they are compatible with cameras and smartphones, making them ideal for vlogging, party lights, YouTube videos, and even selfie lighting.

The lights come with cold shoe mounts, which can connect multiple lights. You also have a magnetic surface, which allows you to attach the lights to any metal surface. Now, these are just the kind of lights we require to shoot comfortably in different locations, right?

Spectrum has an excellent Pocket Photo Video LED Light GLOW-GO (RAINBOW), a compact on-camera light with just the right set of features. Moreover, it comes at a reasonable price, making it worth the investment!

 

Special Lights

Why settle for ordinary when you can create stunning, unusual looks with unique lights? At Hypop, we have different types of amazing lights for different genres of photography. So, if you’re a food and product photographer, you can rely on the Spectrum Foldable Product & Food Photography LED Lighting Box. The unique kit enhances the quality of your photography, helping you completely get rid of shadows. 

If you are a beauty blogger or makeup artist, the Multimedia Pro Beauty Portable Double LED Lighting Kit - Allurelite has got you covered. Loaded with the best features, this beauty kit is a multi-purpose, flexible tool making it apt for content creation and other formal applications.

The ‘Dream Light’ 3” Rainbow TikTok & Instagram Projector is explicitly made for content creators. These unique lights aren’t just another piece of lighting equipment; they are a vibe! If you want to get dreamy content for your social media platforms, you need to consider adding this one to your kit.

 

 

 

LED Light Comparison Table

 

Crystal Luxe

9" LED Photography Video Studio Lighting Kit - 1x Crystal Luxe (No Battery And Charger)

Crystal Air

5.5" LED Photography Video Youtube Zoom Lighting Desk Home Kit - Crystal Air

Diamond Ring Light

Professional 18" Ring Light LED Portable Diva - Diamond Luxe III

Mini
Beam

Spectrum Mini Beam 60-S Continuous 5600K 60W COB Led Light

S-Beam

Spectrum-Pro 'S-Beam 100' LED Continuous Light 

Illuminate Wand

21" Youtube & Blogger LED Lighting Home Studio Kit - 'Illuminate Wand'

Glow Go (Rainbow)

Pocket Photo Video LED Light  "GLOW-GO (RAINBOW)"

Allurelite

Multimedia Pro Beauty Portable Double LED Lighting Kit - Allurelite

Studio
Buddy II

Foldable Product & Food Photography LED Lighting Box (In 3 Sizes) - Studio Buddy II

Size

9 Inch

5.5 Inch

18 Inch

 

 

32 Inch

 

 

 16 Inch, 23 Inch, 31 Inch

SMD LED Lights (e.g. 2 x LED Strips, 20 beads/strip)

240 PCS

512 SMD

512 SMD

 

 

2 x 60LED

 

256 SMD

2x LED Strips, 20 Beads

Dimmable Brightness (e.g. Yes, 0-100%)

Yes, 0-100%

Yes, 0-100%

Yes, 0-100%

Yes

10-100%

 

 

 

Yes

0-100%

Yes

0-100%

Colour Temperature (3000k - 5500k)

3200K - 5500K

3000K - 5500K

3000K - 5500K

5600K

5600K

3200K-5500K

3200K-6500K

3000K - 6500K

5500K

CRI

≥95

≥95

≥95

≥95

≥95

>90

 

>90

 

Luminance

 

3000

3000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour Gels (Yellow & Blue)

No

No

No

 

No

No

No

No

No

Output Power (e.g. 60 watts)


19W

55W

55W

60W

100W

30W

 

50W

20W

Comes with Bag? (e.g. Yes)

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

 

Comes with Stand? (e.g. Yes, 1.8m Stand)

Yes, 1.8m

Yes, 1.8m

Yes, 1.8m

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, 2m

No

Smart Phone Mount Included? (Y/N)

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Power Outlet (e.g Australian Plug, USB)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

USB Port to Charge Your Phone?

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Remote Included?

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Battery Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Battery Included?

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Weight

400g

1.1kg

1.1kg

2kg

 

3.5kg

 

3kg

 

 

Which one is Right for You?

 

Each of the top-quality products we’ve listed feature an excellent set of attributes. All you have to do is check which ones suit your requirements! So, head into Hypop today to make your purchases!

 


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