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Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light

B&H # BEFP180 MFR # FP-180
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Product Highlights

  • 180 LEDs, 90 Daylight/90 Tungsten
  • Variable Color Temperature
  • Flicker Free & Dimmable from 100 to 10%
  • Powers via 8 x AA Batteries
  • Drop-In Diffusion & Orange Filter
  • Articulating Mounting Arm
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The Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light features 180 LEDs, 90 daylight and 90 tungsten bulbs, providing variable color temperature from 3200 to 5400K. The unit incorporates separate dimmers for the tungsten and the daylight balanced LEDs, allowing you to precisely control the color balance. The unit features an on/off switch and provides a flicker free light that dims from 100 to 10% brightness and is flicker free at all dimming levels.

The FP-180 is powered by 8 x AA batteries, or you can use an optional power supply that connects to the unit's DC input jack. A diffusion filter and orange color correction filter are included to allow you soften or adjust the color temperature of the light. It features a 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole that accommodates the included articulating arm (with accessory shoe mount) or the included metal hook so you can hang the light.

Independently dimmable tungsten and daylight balanced LED bulbs.
Powers from 8 x AA batteries, or via optional power supply.
1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole.
Articulating arm with accessory shoe mount.
Lamp Type 90 Daylight (5400K)
90 Tungsten (3200K)
Mount Type 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole
Power Source 8 x AA batteries
DC input jack
Brightness 200 Lux @ 12' (3.65 m)
CRI 91
Power Connector DC input jack
Dimensions 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.75" / 14 x 8.9 x 4.4 cm
Weight 15 oz (425.2 g)
Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light
  • Articulating Arm Mount
  • Metal Hook
  • Drop-In Diffusion Filter
  • Drop-In Orange Color Correction Filter
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    BescorFP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light
     
    4.3

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Highly compatible (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Compact (5)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This product works great thus far

      As compared with the previous on camera light we purchased from b&h, this is a much better buy. mainly because of the battery type used. the aa battery set up is...Read complete review

      As compared with the previous on camera light we purchased from b&h, this is a much better buy. mainly because of the battery type used. the aa battery set up is a lot more logical from this type of light than the Sony NP series batteries. They are enclosed and much less weight on top of an already heavy filming apparatus. The brightness of the light as works just as good if not better than the previous light and its smaller size ,aces it a win win situation as compared with before. I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy an on camera light that only allows the Sony series big bulky batteries. the prongs that the battery plugs into are much too fragile. As well with the aa batteries you can just have an extra set with you instead of waiting for the Sony battery to charge. So far so good!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Decent for price

      I bought this for $ during a promotional sale. For the price, it is very decent for news/documentary run-&-gun style shoots. The filters actually give nice diffusion and it's...Read complete review

      I bought this for $ during a promotional sale. For the price, it is very decent for news/documentary run-&-gun style shoots. The filters actually give nice diffusion and it's nice to have variable temperature colors. The build is plasticky, but the biggest drawback is that it requires 8 AA batteries..which means you need to pack a ton of batteries if you need spares for a long shoot. The cold shoe is also very cumbersome. Best use is if you need to travel light and work fast.

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      5.0

      Very good at macro photography

      By oakcliffboy

      from Atlanta GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

          I am photographing up close transparent objects and this works great. Having both daylight and tungsten really is a plus for something this inexpensive.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great little light

          By partronic

          from brooklyn ny

          Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

          This light use independent dimmer switches for the white & the yellow bulbs and is very very bright with one main dimmer plus one clear & one amber diffuser , great light

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          5.0

          Excellent background light...

          By Dave the refractor

          from DFW, TX

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

            I use this light to light behind the subject or anywhere in the background of the framed shot to change the look of the shot. I also add color gels to it enhancing the look even more.

            Will go through batteries quickly when used a lot, recommend finding a power source for indoor shooting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Very Bright Lights

            By Texas Buyer

            from Plano, TX

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Studio

              Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

              I bought two of these. You can mount it on your camera's hot shoe. However, the illumination can not cover a 40mm full frame lens evenly, even at 3 ft. distance to the object.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good

              By Nava'sfilm

              from Ny

              Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

              Excellent

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              4.0

              Sweet little light

              By RK

              from Jax, FL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                Picked this up from a B&H Deal Zone. Definitely was a good buy. For the cost it provides a great additional light source.

                My only complaint is that the cold shoe mount isn't as easy/reliable as others I've used.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Decent for price

                By Coats

                from Baytown, TX

                About Me Pro videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Variable Color

                Cons

                • Fragile
                • Too Many Battieries

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                  I bought this for $ during a promotional sale. For the price, it is very decent for news/documentary run-&-gun style shoots. The filters actually give nice diffusion and it's nice to have variable temperature colors. The build is plasticky, but the biggest drawback is that it requires 8 AA batteries..which means you need to pack a ton of batteries if you need spares for a long shoot. The cold shoe is also very cumbersome. Best use is if you need to travel light and work fast.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Fill in

                  By Photofrog

                  from Shreveport La

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                      I use this light with a Sony A6000 with a tamron 18 to 200 MM Lens for indoor portraits with no other lights...not a studio setting...the color and strength adjustment took some experimentation. In the end had great results. Bit of a battery hog.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great for the price

                      By Victor

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Film Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                        I love this light, is very easy to use and it adapts the color temperature easily. Love it!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good light, lacks functionality

                        By eng_nj

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Lacks Functionality
                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                          Good amount of light. Good unit overall.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good light - lots of batteries

                          By dishdesigner

                          from Cincinnati, OH

                          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Functionality

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                          Good light for the money - can't expect every bell and whistle at this price point. But, it's a pain to keep 8 AA's around whenever you want to use it. (Rechargeable or not...) Wish it had an internal rechargeable pack. Would have paid $30-40 more if it did. Next step up would be to have color temperature dial instead of switching filter (no in-between blended daylight-tungsten color options).

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Better then previous version!

                          By Steve

                          from Cleveland Ohio

                          About Me Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                              Shooting weddings. Shoe is much better then plastic previous version.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              This product works great thus far

                              By Scott G

                              from Oceanside, CA

                              About Me Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                                As compared with the previous on camera light we purchased from b&h, this is a much better buy. mainly because of the battery type used. the aa battery set up is a lot more logical from this type of light than the Sony NP series batteries. They are enclosed and much less weight on top of an already heavy filming apparatus. The brightness of the light as works just as good if not better than the previous light and its smaller size ,aces it a win win situation as compared with before. I wouldn't recommend anyone to buy an on camera light that only allows the Sony series big bulky batteries. the prongs that the battery plugs into are much too fragile. As well with the aa batteries you can just have an extra set with you instead of waiting for the Sony battery to charge. So far so good!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                video light

                                By sammy

                                from weston, fl

                                Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                                Was ready to return until I used it in the evening, works like a charm

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                                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                video light

                                By sammy

                                from weston , fl

                                Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                                Was tempted to return but after tinkering with the light in the evening I was completely sold....very natural light as well ss easy to use, most definely would recommend it

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great light

                                By Nick

                                from Mt Vernon

                                About Me Business Owner

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects

                                  Comments about Bescor FP-180 Bi-Color Dimmable On-Camera Light:

                                  Portable ,light weight solution at an affordable
                                  price. Came with a free a/c adapter. easy to use
                                  and adjust color.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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