Rated 5 out of
Great light - batteries are a concernBought this light for close-range video shoots. It performs very well, is remarkably bright, and provides very warm natural light with the included filter. The only drawback is battery consumption which is simply a fact, not a negative. 6 AA batteries only last 45 mins to an hour with constant use and then the light starts to become noticeably dimmer. I haven't gone the rechargable Lithium-ion route because spending as much on the battery as the light seems odd. I'll be picking up a similar model that can take an AC adapter but I'll absolutely keep this in my gear box.
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 4 out of
Good portable light for photography sessionsI bought 2 of these lights to use for some photography work. I've used them both for doing headshots, as well as for getting better lighting on objects, both with good results. It's not exactly convenient to load the light up with the 6 AA batteries required, but you can get a few hours of use out of even cheapy dollar store AA batteries with this light so it's a trade off. The lights are very lightweight, decently compact, and provide good brightness, the one complaint I have is that you sometimes have to get the angle just right for the lighting to look good. I don't have a mount or stand so this can be challenging. My one other concern is how durable they are if they were to get dropped or bashed into by something solid/heavy, they seem like they could break easily. As I said they're lightweight, but that's probably because they seem to be made entirely of plastic. But again, it's a trade off. For the cost and the use, they're a good budget lighting solution.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 2 out of
No Battery Included"Bought this in store after becoming frustrated with fiddling around with narrow-scoped flashlights... Figured the $90 overall cost (taxes included) I'd be able to use this light straight out of the box... I was sadly mistaken - it doesn't come with ANY batteries. It can run on AA batteries, but only lasted 4 hours of use. It's recommended for multi-hour use you purchase a separate lithium battery, which is another $80...
Fantastic product if you already have the $80 battery, not worth it at all if you'll have to purchase the battery separately in my opinion. $170 for a light is just too much when there's cheaper alternatives that work just as well.
Will be returning and purchasing something else instead."
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of
Amaran Ligh"I purchased this light on the weekend, just before my night time video shoot. I was originally going to get the higher model but downgraded because it didn't accept AA's (only the lithium battery). However, I was impressed with this lights ability. It was everything I needed plus I saved $200 (cost of the higher model plus lithium batteries). Usually i'm not one to write a review but since this product didn't have any reviews I thought I'd add my two cents. Definitely worth the price. Make sure you tell the store the online price, because it was marked higher when I went to the store. No issues so far, great within a 10 foot range. For further distances you may require a stronger light."