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Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts

B&H # SWTL50 Mfr # TL-50
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Product Highlights
  • 2 Hour Multi-Voltage Battery Charger
  • 1/4"-20 Top/Bottom Thread Mounts
  • CTO, Diffusion Pop-on Filters

The Switronix TL-50 LED Fixture is a unique compact LED light fixture which includes an integrated battery pack to supply 2.5 hours of operating time. The replaceable lithium polymer battery charges in only 2 hours with the included multi-voltage charger. The ability to run without cables makes the TL-50 easy to position, mount, and carry.

Dimmable by Dial
  • No color shift while dimming
  • At full power, emits the equivalent of a 50W light
  • Standard Thread Mounts
    1/4"-20 thread mounts on the top and bottom of the housing
    5600°K Temperature
    50 matched Light Emitting Diodes assure consistent color
    Pop-On Filters
  • CTO to convert to 3200°K
  • Frosted, to add a little softness
  • Clear, for protection
  • Battery Charger
    Built-in - unit charges through external port
    Light Intensity LEDs: 50, 50W equivalent, 3W consumption
    Burn Time 2.5 hrs per battery charge
    Depth Rating Not Applicable
    Batteries 5VDC Internal lithium polymer, replaceable
    Dimensions 4.1 x 2.43 x 2.5" (10.4 x 6.2 x 6.4cm)
    Weight 0.57 lbs (260g)
    Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts
  • Pop-on Filter Set for TL-50, TL-68 LED Fixtures
  • Battery Pack for TL-50 LED Fixture
  • Built-in multi-voltage Charger
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    SwitronixDimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts
     
    4.4

    (based on 71 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (24)
    • Easy to set up (18)
    • Reliable (18)
    • Long-lasting (17)
    • Durable (16)

    Cons

    • Poor performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (21)
    • Weddings (16)
    • Indoors (15)
    • Low light (15)
    • Portraits (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (24), Experienced (10), Business owner (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Professional artist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Better than I expected

    When I opened the box I was surprised at how heavy the light felt. You know how when you look at something based on it's size you think you know how heavy it will...Read complete review

    When I opened the box I was surprised at how heavy the light felt. You know how when you look at something based on it's size you think you know how heavy it will be? Well it's heavier than that. Which translates into rugged. I think this light could take a few good falls and be none the worse for wear. The controls are easy to understand and work very well. I turned it on right out of the box without even charging it and it ran for a few hours. Charging is simple with the included charger, and the indicator lights are a nice feature. It has three different LED lights to tell you about how much battery life is left. Nice feature so you don't wait for that perfect moment only to find out your light is dead. This light is much brighter than I expected too. I've had it for about a month now and there aren't very many situations where I've used the light on it's full power. The size is great too because it fits in my camera case. I don't have to lug another bag or case with me.

    The only negative I can think of and the only reason I didn't give it five stars is because of the filters. They pop on the front but it takes a little wrestling to get them on. The little grooves that are in the plastic don't exaclty line up with the edge of the light housing so the fit isn't perfect. It's almost like the filters are a tiny bit too small. I guess that's better than too big. The filters come with these lanyards you can clip them to but I haven't used them. They're there if you want them though.

    Over all I would reccomend this light to anyone needing a small light. I bought the B&H kit that comes with a shoe mount and it works great for on camera lighting. The angle and direction are all easily adjustable. You can even point the light almost straight up to bounce light off of the ceiling. It also comes with a small cold shoe that's threaded on the bottom. I attached this to an old smith victor mount so now I can attach the light and the adjustable mount to a light stand. This is how I use this light mostly. I put a small light stand in my tripod bag and then I'm not locked to having the light on my camera. I have many more options for light placement this way.

    I don't think you can go wrong for what you get for the price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Horizontal banding due to PWM of LEDs

    Unfortunately I thought I had found a small robust, lighweight, led obie light without the green spike, low cri and PWM of other cheaper, inferior LED lights. This one is no exception....Read complete review

    Unfortunately I thought I had found a small robust, lighweight, led obie light without the green spike, low cri and PWM of other cheaper, inferior LED lights. This one is no exception. Has terrible banding issues that cannot be resolve by syncing one's shutter to 60/50hz or any harmonics to those frequencies. This light while well built is totally unacceptable in terms of light quality and electronics engineering. If you're still unsure please lookup on youtube and you will see a demonstration video of the Switronix TL-50 banding issue. I found it most prominent with CMOS based video cameras and have witnessed this problem while the light was on full output using my AF100. Great build design but cheap and garabage electronics and low cri LEDs ruin this light. If you value quality then look at litepanels and the lowel blender units - far better cri and no banding issues.

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    5.0

    Two years and still my go to

    By keros

    from los angeles

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Focusing In Nolow Light
      • Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

      I use my TL-50 all the time while shooting stills at night. Easy set up, good battery power and very well made. Also helps lots for grabbing focus in low light conditions.I want to buy another one, prefer it to the switchtronics bolt 200, although not as bright, it doesn't cast multiple shadows.

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      5.0

      I love this light

      By Paul

      from Youngstown, Ohio

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Consistent
      • Light output
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Focused Fill Light
        • Portraits
        • Weddings

        Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

        I purchased this light 4 years ago after attending a Doug Gordon Workshop. It operates as impeccably today as it did when I bought it. Also, the light is threaded and will accept 58mm filters. I bought an inexpensive 85B filter (used in the film days when you wanted to shoot outside while using tungsten-balanced film). I like it BETTER than the plastic hood used for the same purpose. That hood, IMO, produced a "greenish" light. It needed more "magenta". In summary, I use this light A LOT. Very versatile!

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        5.0

        Great light. Great price

        By John Ricard

        from New York, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Solid construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

          I heard about this light from watching a Doug Gordon presentation. He sells a version for it for $[*] or so. This was was half that price. Same light but less money. The light is great to supliment the existing light in a room. It's reasonalbly bright, but no so bright that you are going to light a dark room and shoot a rock band with it.

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          1.0

          don't buy it!

          By dad

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                I bought this light on Feb 10th 2013, used less than 20 times,battery died. another [$] for a battery last less than a year? forget about it.

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                5.0

                great light

                By gazi

                from edmonton ab.canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                  i like this light a lot easy to use

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                  5.0

                  Very bright - great as a constant light

                  By Shan

                  from Texas

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                    This light is very bright, but also dimmable and great to use as a constant light source. It's small and travels well.

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                    4.0

                    Beautiful, if overpriced

                    By gradient grid

                    from chicago

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                    I use the product for documentary work. It's not too heavy for shoots under an hour. More than that, I could see getting exhausted. It's a powerful light.Note: you need to order a separate 1/4" to hotshoe mount!This is sturdy as all get out but the simplicity in design makes me wish there were a cheaper option.

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                    5.0

                    Solid, great for fill light

                    By Ezramatthewhug

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                      Great for photo or video when you don't want to use a strobe

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                      4.0

                      Great little light

                      By Emindee Images

                      from West Palm Beach, FL

                      About Me professional photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                        I love the size and the fact that I don't need a battery pack. This little light works nicely for fill for portraits. For a backlit subject, it's not very strong, so it's not a perfect fit for that situation. But to create a little fill or ambient light off camera for portrait work, it fits the bill. Wish it were a little stronger...you need to be fairly close to your subject. For the price, it's a great little light.

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                        1.0

                        Banding Problems

                        By mary duprie

                        from michgian

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Lacks Functionality
                        • Limited Compatibility
                        • Poor Design
                        • Poor Performance

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                          This seemed to be the same light that Doug Gordon is selling for a lot more $$$. I used it a couple of weeks ago at my meetup and was advised that it was banding for video. My assistant did some digging and apparantly it is a well know issue with the lights on the forums. The company says they are aware of the problem. I'm confused, isn't this a video light? The other problem is the caps do not... and I mean do not fit on easily. It takes attempt after attempt to fit them on. Very frustrating with a client watching. I also don't see the need for 3 separate strings to attach the caps, I put all three caps on one string. Would I recommend... NO

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                          5.0

                          Great

                          By AProPhoto

                          from Toms River, New Jersey

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                              Works well. I use this light for still photography mostly when light is so low that camera is having problem focusing.

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                              3.0

                              Great Portable little kicker light.

                              By Wedding Pro

                              from Los Angeles, Ca

                              About Me Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Not Very Powerful Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Lighting Up Faces In Dark
                              • Lighting Up Small Point

                              Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                              This is a great light weight and portable low light device. When your in situations where you can't bring heavier gear to light up a situation these babies can really help! There not the strongest of units, but you can illuminate a face with them really well to make a dramatic beautiful image.

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                              4.0

                              I like it!

                              By David the fireman

                              from San Diego Ca.

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                                  This is a great little light I think it is the same light a well known photographer is selling with his name on it for more than double the price! That aside when I bought this it came with a 20 dollars gift card and adaptor can't beat that! I use this light in the late hours of the day or inside and it works great the only thing I would change would to make it brighter.

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome LED sun gun light

                                  By P2 Guy

                                  from Franklin, TN

                                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Video

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Internal battery
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects
                                    • Corporate Events
                                    • Independent Films

                                    Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                                    I like the internal battery the has a 2 hour life with each charge.

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                                    4.0

                                    ON CAMERA LIGHTING

                                    By LETO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

                                    from STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301

                                    About Me Business Owner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                                        ITS BEEN GREAT DOESNT GET HOT & LASTS FOR OVER 3 HOURS WITH ON AND STOP USAGE. NICE PRODUCT FOR THIS LOOKING FOR GOOD LIGHT FOR CANDID OR EVENT FILMING.

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                                        1.0

                                        Horizontal banding due to PWM of LEDs

                                        By Mike G.

                                        from Mahopac, NY

                                        About Me Cinematographer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Banding issues
                                        • Lacks Functionality
                                        • Limited Compatibility
                                        • Poor Design
                                        • Poor Performance
                                        • PWM of LEDs

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                                          Unfortunately I thought I had found a small robust, lighweight, led obie light without the green spike, low cri and PWM of other cheaper, inferior LED lights. This one is no exception. Has terrible banding issues that cannot be resolve by syncing one's shutter to 60/50hz or any harmonics to those frequencies. This light while well built is totally unacceptable in terms of light quality and electronics engineering. If you're still unsure please lookup on youtube and you will see a demonstration video of the Switronix TL-50 banding issue. I found it most prominent with CMOS based video cameras and have witnessed this problem while the light was on full output using my AF100. Great build design but cheap and garabage electronics and low cri LEDs ruin this light. If you value quality then look at litepanels and the lowel blender units - far better cri and no banding issues.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great video light

                                          By Rose

                                          from New York

                                          About Me Business Owner

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Complex Projects

                                            Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                                            I use this light for added directional light with still photos. Love that is is adjustable and works well with a light stick or just holding in your hand. It works great and the three diffuser caps are an awesome bonus.

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                                            1.0

                                            strange shadows+terrible color cast

                                            By sophie

                                            from Los Angeles, CA

                                            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Performance
                                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                                              I never write reviews...well, I had to this time. I bought this little light bc Doug Gordon highly recommends it. The yellow filter which I wanted to use in indoor/tungsten situations creates a terrible green/yellow color cast that is impossible to correct. After using it for a few weeks I also started noticing parallel dark lines extending across the entire frame. Contacted manufacturer - no response. Don't buy it! There are cheaper much better LEDs out there!

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                                              4.0

                                              Excellent LED Light

                                              By Rick

                                              from Natick, MA

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Artificial Lighting
                                                • Photography
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Weddings

                                                Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                                                This is a great portable DIMABLE LED light! Got it after watching Doug Gordon use it in a seminar. Got it here at B&H at a lower price. It works great and its light and with an standard umbrella bracket and a stud, you can put the light easily on a tripod and swivel and tilt it as needed. It comes with an orange filter disk. Wish it came with a green filter disk for use with floresent light balancing.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great light for portraits!

                                                By AdrianoPhoto

                                                from Boston, MA

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent
                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Weddings

                                                  Comments about Switronix Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 50 Watts:

                                                  I use this light at weddings for a special portrait of the bride for when I want a shot with a more artistic flare. Great for small details (rings, flowers and small objects). I won't go to a wedding without it. Also this light is great for boudoir sessions!!!

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                                                  • You Pay: $51.10
                                                   

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