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Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light - 10 Watts, for XH-G1 and XH-A1

B&H # CAVL10LI2 Mfr # 1729B001
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The Canon VL-10Li II compact powerful 10 watt video light provides illumination, to improve lighting and image quality, whether you are shooting indoor or outdoor. The light is powered by it's own (not included) battery pack the BP-950G or BP-970G Lithium Ion battery, it attaches directly to the camcorder's accessory shoe.

Operates Best With
This light works best with the following models; XH-G1 and XH-A1
Lamp Type 10 Watt
JR7.2V
Mount Type Shoe Mount
Power Source 7.2 VDC Battery
Power Consumption 10 Watt
Power Connector Canon Camcorder Battery Connector
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2 3/8 x 5 5/16 x 4 3/4"
6 x 13.5 x 12cm
Weight 6 oz
170 grams
Without Battery
Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light - 10 Watts, for XH-G1 and XH-A1
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    CanonVL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light
     
    4.5

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attach securely (14)
    • Even light source (13)
    • Good power output (13)
    • Long lasting (13)
    • Easy to use (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (23)
      • Outdoor events / games (14)
      • Night video (11)
      • Professional work (11)
      • Birthdays (9)
        • How long have you owned it:
        • A month or less

           

          One-to-three months

           

          75% 

          (3 reviews)

          Three-to-six months

           

          More than six months

           
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (9), Semi-pro (9), Tech savvy (9), Pro videographer (5), Aspiring film maker (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice light

      I already owned the VL3 (3 watt) Canon video light, which works fine, but wanted a second more powerful light.

      This 10 watt light uses the same batteries...Read complete review

      I already owned the VL3 (3 watt) Canon video light, which works fine, but wanted a second more powerful light.

      This 10 watt light uses the same batteries as my GL2 .. a definite plus .. and, of course, it puts out more light than it's 3 watt cousin.

      Is 10 watts enough for you?? Only you can say. There are some folks who want a 20 or 30 watt light and would not be caught dead with anything smaller.

      This light does its job, and does it well. NOTE: I own the previous model (not a model II) Canon has added a circuit that extends bulb life. When you first power on the light it does not come on at full brilliance. After about one second it goes to full brightness and stays there.

      Most bulbs burn out when turned on. By having less strain on the bulb (not full brilliance) the bulb has time to warm up and there is not as much "shock" to the filiment ... the bulb lasts longer.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Canon needs to give battery

      It should have been better with two bulbs and a battery pack included in price

      It should have been better with two bulbs and a battery pack included in price

      Reviewed by 40 customers

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      4.0

      Portable Spotlight

      By Epesola

      from Williamsburg, VA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Even Light Source
      • Long Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Not Adjustable

      Best Uses

      • Night Video
      • Special Events
      • Weddings

      Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

      It does what I need it to do... which is bring light to the situation. It uses batteries from my old GL2, which is really nice. I only wish that the light level was adjustable. I have a Gary Fong that I strap to the front of it to diffuse the beam, and that seems to work nicely.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great light!

      By Jack

      from New Mexico

      About Me Film Professional

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Long Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Birthdays
        • Night Video
        • Professional Work
        • Special Events
        • Weddings

        Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

        I just had mine stolen, which is why I'm looking to buy another.

        These are great lights, but they are too bright and "spot" too heavily.

        I've used mine for countless weddings, and just tape some diffusing gel over the front so it doesn't blind everyone.

        Battery last forever.

        Highly recommended - but use a gel.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good Product

        By Am-Pro

        from Dundee,Illinois

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Video
          • Special Events
          • Weddings

          Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

          We do Real Estate video's. Filming in basements is a challenge. This light works GREAT for big open area's. Using for interviews would be hard on the eyes. Nice and need accessory.

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          5.0

          Excellent

          By AJF Media Group LLC

          from New York, NY

          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Even Light Source
          • Long Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Video
            • Professional Work
            • Special Events
            • Weddings

            Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

            Great light source for low light events, such as receptions, night shooting....highly recommended.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Looks good

            By Al

            from Frederick, MD

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Even Light Source
            • Powerful
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • Need extra battery
            • Uses Power Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Night Video
            • Professional Work
            • Weddings

            Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

            These requests for reviews come before I have had much experience with the product, but the camcorder light looks tough, able to take a beating, is well made, and works as advertised. I like the idea that it uses the same battery as the camcorder. But those are expensive batteries and now I need one dedicated to the light. I have had it on and I did test it for the amount of light it offers. It throws out plenty of light by itself, although I will add my LED light. I didn't think the LED light was enough by itself (external panel light), but this offers as much light as I had hoped for. So at 5:30 a.m. you'll be able to light the person speaking and not blow out the sunrise…as happened with the LED panel.

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            4.0

            Good Price, Good light

            By Collective Ideals

            from Gilroy, CA

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Video
              • Special Events
              • Weddings

              Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

              I shoot weddings in the area as well as short films and free lance. And it does the job. Powerful light... yet blinding when looking into the camera. Wish it came with some filters of some kind because it only has one setting of brightness.

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              5.0

              ArkyMex

              By Fovise

              from Lowell, AR

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • No External Mic Input

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

              No lights and only depend on this light. although quite bright, it does its job.

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              • No

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              1.0

              i would rather buy a flash light...

              By shyeaaa

              from las vegas, nv

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                    seriously tho...you have to buy a battery that costs more than what the flash is worth??? and on top of all that, its not even that bright! a CHEAP FLASHLIGHT has more light than this! come on!...wow....worst [$] i ever spent...

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                    3.0

                    Very Bright

                    By Videotune

                    from PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                      Great for outdoor use; however, somewhat blinding indoors. I had to get creative since you have no control over the light intensity.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great light for price

                      By Nocturnal Production

                      from Mesa, AZ

                      About Me Pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good in Low Light

                      Cons

                      • Case seems a little cheap

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                      I bought this light to use a wedding that was outdoors with no minimal lighting. It help me get the shots I needed for the client without having to sacrifice quality but adjusting the gain settings. Being a Canon camera user makes it a great light because you just pop in a battery, turn it on, and you are ready to shoot. It would also make a great fill light for an interview you were lacking lighting on if you are up close.

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                      4.0

                      do the work

                      By Beiko

                      from Mexico

                      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good in Low Light

                      Cons

                      • It may fall off

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • Home Movies
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                      great light, but it may fall off the camera from time to time

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                      5.0

                      Very Helpful

                      By Dev

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                        Very Important thing

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                        5.0

                        VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Li

                        By rick

                        from australia

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable to Operate
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                          What I like about this light.
                          Small and light weighted. Only need to replace 1 globe. doesnt consume much power. battery last for a while.

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                          5.0

                          Great Light for the Price

                          By Orlando

                          from McAllen, TX

                          About Me Pro Videographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable to Operate
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Sufficient Light

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • HD Shooting
                            • Home Movies
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                            This light gives sufficient illumination for my wedding videography even in the darkest venues. Great for the price and saved a lot of money since I was actually going to buy a much more expensive light but saw the reviews on this one and decided to give it a try. Don't regret I didn't get the more expensive one.

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                            5.0

                            Light it up

                            By Orlando

                            from McAllen, TX

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Good in Low Light

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • HD Shooting
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                              I am a wedding videographer and was looking for a light that would give me great results and was even looking to spend much more on a light in hopes that it would give me great results. I am glad I didn't, this light has the sufficient power I need for the events I film. That goes for some of the venues that are pitch black. Great buy!!

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                              5.0

                              It's great for the price

                              By MC

                              from South Carolina

                              About Me Video Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good in Low Light

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                                I just needed on-camera light for general use (Canon XL1s) and this does a pretty good job to illuminate subjects. It depends on which batteries you use for camera and the light, but this can add a bit more weight than you would like. I would recommend that you prepare multiple smaller batteries if this is an issue for you. I wish this had other power options, but, hey, for the price, this is wonderful.

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                                4.0

                                Not bad

                                By Dinar

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable to Operate

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Movies/Short Films

                                  Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                                  It does its job pretty well....

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                                  3.0

                                  Good Value

                                  By DougUP

                                  from Salt Lake City, UT

                                  About Me Pro Videographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                                      This light is exactly as advertised: a low cost camera mounted light. The casing is very lightweight, which is good and bad.

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome for off camera lighting!!!

                                      By Jana

                                      from Greenville, South Carolina

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable to Operate
                                      • Simple Controls

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Off Camera Light for DSLR

                                        Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                                        I use this for outside evening/night shoots with brides and grooms. It gives just enough light to illuminate them without changing the sky or light behind them. LOVE IT!!!

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                                        5.0

                                        Light it up

                                        By Buck

                                        from Chatfield, MN

                                        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Great Brightness

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • HD Shooting
                                          • Movies/Short Films
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Canon VL-10Li II On Camcorder Battery Video Light:

                                          I use this product on my XHA-1 for videoing hunting. The light is bright, operates on the same battery as the camera, and a necessary add-on for nighttime retrievals. This is the perfect accessory for the money. I recommend the light for anyone videoing at night in need of light.

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                                          Batteries & Power

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                                          Required item: This on-camera light requires one "BP-900" series type battery (not included) for operation.

                                          Canon -  BP-970G Battery Pack - 7.2v, 7200mAh
                                          • You Pay: $141.99
                                           
                                          Watson -  BP-970 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 7800mAh)
                                          • You Pay: $79.00
                                           

                                          Lamps /Tubes /Flashtubes

                                          Canon -  10W 7.2V Bulb for VL-10LI Video Light
                                          • You Pay: $28.93
                                           

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                                          • You Pay: $29.95
                                           

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