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Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light

You Pay: $24.96
Product Highlights
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery
  • LED Technology
  • Charger Included

The Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light for camcorders operates from supplied Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries charged inside the light housing. The lights are ideal for providing that extra illumination to make your videos shine through with extra vibrancy and clarity.

Batteries
This light is supplied with rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries that will run the light for approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
LED Lamp
The LED lamp used in this housing takes less power and illuminates more than a tungsten lamp. It also offers a life of approximately 50,000 hours.
Full Package
The full package contains the light housing with lamp, batteries, video bracket and charger.
Lamp 4500K LED Lamp
Mount Type Shoe mount
Charging Time 3 hours
Charger Supplied 120VAC Charger for Li-Ion Batteries
Power 3.7V 730mA Li-Ion
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.35 x 2.3 x 1" (6 x 5.8 x 2.5cm)
Weight 2.5 oz (71g)
Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light
  • 120VAC Charger
  • Bracket
  • 90 Day Warranty
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    SimaSL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light
     
    4.3

    (based on 145 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (74)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Even light source (99)
    • Attach securely (91)
    • Good power output (82)
    • Long lasting (54)
    • Lightweight (10)

    Cons

    • Uses power quickly (21)
    • Flimsy (8)

    Best Uses

    • Night video (75)
    • Outdoor events / games (72)
    • Weddings (49)
    • Professional work (45)
    • Birthdays (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (62), Film professional (33), Aspiring film maker (31), Parent (13), Technically challenged (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (76)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Nice Surprise

    First off, the camera bracket is made from 3/16in thick stamped anodized aluminum - about 3/4 of the bar is covered with a camera/tripod gripping ridged plastic - the 1/4in...Read complete review

    First off, the camera bracket is made from 3/16in thick stamped anodized aluminum - about 3/4 of the bar is covered with a camera/tripod gripping ridged plastic - the 1/4in thumb screw and removable hot-shoe held with another 1/4in thumb screw - are all professional grade components. I put two of these brackets together and voila! an 'israeli-arm' for my camera monitor. Thank you very much.

    I bought four 20LXs - they come uncharged - it took 4 hours of charge for the red light to turn to green - that happened within 5 minutes of each other for all 4 lights to go green. The cases are all black, by the way, not the nasty 'prototype' green shown in the product shot. The lens covering the LEDs is slightly convex - directing the light in an approximate 80-90 degree spread. It's very, very even within that spread. My 10watt quartz camera light was horrible by comparison in evenness of light. In one-to-one light output, I would rate the 20LX at about 1.8 times the 10watt quartz lamp - or 18 watts.

    My actual testing was to use a 4 light array of 20LXs against a 500watt halogen lamp set 10 feet from a white wall (with a living room lamp and shade just in front) and record the settings before the wall blew out to zebra strips. Here's what I recorded on my Canon XL2 (with no gain) before blowing out the picture:

    500 watt halogen: 1/30 shutter f2.6
    4 20XLs: 1/8 shutter f2

    About a 4 time difference. Which puts these lights at about a 30watt halogen equivalent - per light. Amazing. (Math-types please check my findings - I'm an English major. ;-)

    Conclusion: LED lights are incredibly efficient in directing light. The 20LX belongs in everyone's kit and I am getting 2 more to build up a 6 light array. I hope you found this helpful. I love these little darlings. I think you will too.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NICE AND SIMPLE

    This is a great light for "Handycams" as it provides many great uses. With some creativity, even photographers can use this light for either modelllng light (for focus in very dark...Read complete review

    This is a great light for "Handycams" as it provides many great uses. With some creativity, even photographers can use this light for either modelllng light (for focus in very dark environments), for effects (use some gels and play with it), and even for motivated light (think fridge lights, computer screen lights, etc).

    However, in addition to some obvious flaws (like slightly off temperature, no dimmers, and non-replaceable battery), I have to say that on my JVC HD-6 came, you need to go manual exposure with this light. Reason is, the cam (without light) meters the subjects perfectly and does its own "fill" should some slight backlighting occurs. So when on Auto (and this light turned on), the background seems a bit too dark for me (fools the cam's metering). I suspect modern cams are made easy for the user so it tends to meter subjects favorably while stretching its dynamic range to accommodate the background (to some degree), so when a light as bright as this comes into play, the cam thinks the subjects overlit and thus darkens the background (which results in feathered light fall-off and thus noise in shadowy backgrounds). So if you use this light, do try to consider going manual or semi-auto exposure (or compensate your exposure to around +0.5 to +1.5 EV).

    Ultimately, this light is small, light (no pun intended), and powerful for all handycams out there :)

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    5.0

    Great products and service

    By Big City

    from Bronx

    Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

    The camera light I purchased from B & H works great and B & H's device is impecable

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    5.0

    GREAT LITTLE LIGHT

    By Rich

    from Rowland Height, CA

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Eng
    • Professional Work

    Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

    I purchased two more of these lights recently to add to the one I baught several years ago.
    I was pleasently supprizes that the new was exactly like the old and connected together perfectly.
    I use them to replace my old quarts halogen cam light for ENG situations. All at once or one at a time as needed.
    Long lasting batteries in such a small package.
    I can't think of a single negitive thing to say.

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    4.0

    cheap convent

    By jj

    from new york

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

        it is very useful, no need for expensive ring flashes if u just shoot rings for weddings

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        • No

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        5.0

        The price is right

        By Dick Z.

        from Downers Grove IL

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Birthdays
          • Special Events
          • Weddings

          Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

          I had purchased one of the same units about 4 years ago and used it quite frequently when taking videos in dull lit places and wish I had ordered two. Well, I did just that and am happy I did as now I have twice the light. The lites couple nice together. This shipment included a mounting bar for cameras that don't have a mounting shoe. I am very pleased with this product and never had any problems with the first one I purchased 4 years ago(still working like new).

          I've ordered quite a few items from B&H and am very pleased with them,...... plus the shipping is fast.

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          4.0

          Works well enough

          By Dylan

          from New Jersey

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Even Light Source
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Can't use while charging
          • Uses Power Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

            Works as it's supposed to, but there's a couple things they don't mention till you get the product and look at the manual:

            Was hoping to use it while plugged in like a small, cool running lamp. Turns out it can't be turned on while plugged in/charging. Also, the charge time is supposedly 2.5 - 3 hours, but the light only lasts 45-60 minutes. Didn't expect much life out of it from it's size, but that charge-time to use-time ratio is a little inconvenient.

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            • No

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            5.0

            FULL BURST OF PURE WHITE LIGHT - LUV IT

            By StarMaker

            from Wilmington , DE

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

              Been Using for filming everthing from 5hr tattoo session - Reality Tv segments - Weddings - NightClub/Rave events.

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              5.0

              I love it!

              By mcasabar

              from Keller, TX

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

              Pros

              • Even Light Source
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                  I've had this for years - I initially bought it for a small camcorder. Though it worked okay for video work, I recently discovered that this LED works great for macro work.

                  I took this LED with me to shoot some wild flowers with my Canon 7D and 100 f/2.8 Macro lens. I was able to place this light in different areas to provide unique lighting.

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                  5.0

                  Works Fine

                  By Photo your listing

                  from Bend, OR

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                        I use 4 of them for indoor shooting on a Canon camcorder. I never shoot more than about 15 minutes before re-charge, so the charge holds up OK. The amount of light is not overpowering, but helps fill in the shadows where needed. There also does not seem to be any white balance problems.

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                        4.0

                        great little light

                        By CNraw

                        from indiana

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Even Light Source
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Uses Power Quickly

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Video

                        Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                        i bought 3 and 1 light is not as bright as the other 2. bought 3 so i can get enough light to cover my 24mm lens, 3 light arange 3 inches apart and it will light up a meddium room pretty good.

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                        5.0

                        excellent purchase!

                        By J-L

                        from New Britain, CT

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Love Traveling, Parent, Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Even Light Source
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Longevity Not Tested

                        Best Uses

                        • Birthdays
                        • Good For No Light Cameras
                        • Night Video
                        • Special Events
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                        This Camera Light has a metal base which is sturdier than others. Light is well difussed. Just need to use it in "real" time and see how well the batteries hold in future recharges.
                        Best price & value!!!!!!!

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                        5.0

                        Nice portable light.Good value

                        By Jeff

                        from Chicago Il.

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Even Light Source
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Video
                          • Use With Zoom Q3hd

                          Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                          I use for dark settings. Allows me to get a good shot when video is otherwise very grainy.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Very handy

                          By Ran D

                          from Québec

                          About Me Amateur Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Even Light Source
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Uses Power Quickly

                          Best Uses

                          • Special Events
                          • Studio Work

                          Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                          I am using them to practice in my home photo studio. I heard about them from a friend of mine and I can see for myself all their usefulness as I can then use my camera without attaching a flash, thus making for lighter gear to shoot with.

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                          4.0

                          A "Must have" Shooter light

                          By The camera guy

                          from Ottawa. Ontario

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Affordable
                          • Attach Securely
                          • Even Light Source
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Powerful
                          • Tiny

                          Cons

                          • Long Recharge Time

                          Best Uses

                          • Backlit
                          • Clubs
                          • Night Video
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                          Use it in many low light action situations, including dance floors, clubs, backlit situations, etc.

                          The light is small enough to be inoffensive/unobtrusive to the subjects, but powerful enough to be extremely effective.

                          Expect 1 hour of run time for 3 hours of charge time.

                          Cool to the touch even when nearly expended.

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                          5.0

                          Great item for the price,

                          By JUANCA

                          from OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA

                          About Me Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Extra Light
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Birthdays
                            • Night Video
                            • Special Events
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                            Battery last a bunch
                            incredible ligth power, make sure recharge it for 10 hs the first time.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good light, not as bright as I expected

                            By Michael

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                                  Works well but don't be fooled, it doesn't produce all that much light for home movies. I am
                                  happy with it but it looks like you would need
                                  several to get good light, even during daytime
                                  indoor filming.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great little light

                                  By Z2LMan

                                  from Boston burbs

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Even Light Source
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                                    I just used this on a Cannon XI camcorder at a shower and it ran 45 minutes with no fade. The vidio came out great with just the right amount of fill lighting with out blinding the crowd.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great little light

                                    By JDV

                                    from Santa Cruz, Ca

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Can cascade lights
                                    • Even Light Source

                                    Cons

                                    • Can't adjust light output

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Birthdays
                                    • Night Video

                                    Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                                    Very good as a supplemental light source for distances of less that 6 feet. Great for birthday cake photos and videos. I bought a second light and use them together to get a working distance of 10 feet.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great light!!

                                    By rogtheghoster

                                    from san antonio tx

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Even Light Source
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Night Video
                                      • Professional Work
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                                      I use these lights for paranormal investigation when i feel that infrared night vision is not needed. As we all know paranormal events can be captured in daylight. Its a full spreading beam that works great for average sized rooms specially when moving about. It is pretty bright when looking dead on and does blind you but using some gaffers tape can cut down the illumination when needed. Great product!!

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Product!

                                      By Marketer

                                      from Northern VA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                                            I use these lights when it comes to up close food photography and they work so well, they are easy to transport and move around by the food.

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                                            5.0

                                            Double lights

                                            By el hueso

                                            from Austin, TX

                                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Even Light Source
                                            • Long Lasting
                                            • Portable light
                                            • Powerful

                                            Cons

                                            • Don't lose power source

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Birthdays
                                            • Night Video
                                            • Special Events
                                            • Weddings

                                            Comments about Sima SL-20LX Universal LED On Camera Light:

                                            Had misplaced the original battery charger and found the same product via internet and figured might as well get another light as it comes with a charger. Now I have two lights that can be very useful for both camera and video. Great inexpensive tool for brightening up shoot scene.

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