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ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light

B&H # IKMULTIK Mfr # MULTI-K
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 2800-6500K Range
  • 144 LED Bulbs (Red, White, & Yellow)
  • 50W Tungsten Equivalent
  • Less Than a Pound
  • Takes 6 AA Batteries

The ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light adds a new level of control to your on-camera LED lighting. No longer will you need to fumble with gels or fiddle with white balance when mixing light sources. The Multi-K lets you dial in the color temperature you need, using a combination of three differently colored lights--red, white, and yellow--to provide a range of color temperatures from 2800-6500K. So whether you're shooting inside, outside, in front of a window or next to a candle, the Multi-K lets you match the available light source.

Designed With You In Mind
ikan has become the standard of reliable, affordable production tools. Our new on-camera LED light, the ikan Multi-K, is small, lightweight and fits on the top of your camera. Although small, the Multi-K is a powerhouse of light providing excellent coverage for whatever you are shooting.
You've Got the Power
The Multi-K runs on either 6 AA batteries, 12VDC input, or you can use a D-tap power cable.
Features You'll Only Find With ikan
Best of all, the Multi-K has variable color temperature, giving you the freedom to achieve just the right color balance for your subject without the hassle of gels. Its red, white and yellow LEDs ensure you get precisely the color you need.
Lamp Type LED (2800K - 6500K)
Mount Type Shoe Mount
Power Source (6) AA Batteries
Power Consumption 12-18VDC
Power Connector Batteries, Optional D-Tap
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.3 x 1.6 x 4.9" (10.9 x 4.1 x 12.4 cm)
Weight 0.8 lbs (0.36kg)
ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light
  • AC Adapter
  • Camera Shoe Mount v.3
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    ikanMulti-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light
     
    4.3

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attach securely (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Even light source (5)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings (5)
      • Night video (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Professional work (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (5), Pro photographer (3), Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Looks silly but works great!

      I am a professional videographer and was recently on a shoot in NYC. About an hour before the shoot I realized my heavy battery belt that I use to power my on camera Frezzi...Read complete review

      I am a professional videographer and was recently on a shoot in NYC. About an hour before the shoot I realized my heavy battery belt that I use to power my on camera Frezzi was dead! With no time to re-charge the battery belt I hopped in a cab -down to BH and picked up this light because it could run on 6 AA batteries-right now.

      I have had a couple other LED lights and not been happy with the output for interviews in dark clubs, and even when I would manage to get close enough so the other LED lights would be bright enough I wouldn't care for the color temperature, and to change the temperature I would have to use a cheap and easily lost filter for the front of the light.

      This Ikan LED light puts out a nice amount of light-from 0-10' and is dimmable. I also love the fact that you can select from the multiple levels of light temperature. For a nice lightweight, easy to travel with light this one is definitely going to stay part of my traveling kit. The case that comes with the light is also great and has plenty of room to fit in some other gear.

      The first of 3 LED lights I have purchased that I will actually use and does a great job. Not the right light for long throws in the dark but great for the work I do- Run and gun pieces cover nightclub events for the spirits industry.

      When the light is on it looks a little silly with all the different colored LED lights - I have had a few interviewees comment " Look at all the pretty colors" But the end results are excellent- nice throw, great color temp selection and so much lighter than my 12 pound battery pack I used to travel around with.
      I have learned over the years there is no perfect light for every situation and it's best to have a few different lights for on camera work, but this one has to be the best choice for most situations especially when traveling because of its weight and performance.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      LED light with color problem

      It's a mystery to me why this led light has got so many good reviews. It's always a red halo in the outer edge of the illuminated area independent of the color temperature used....Read complete review

      It's a mystery to me why this led light has got so many good reviews. It's always a red halo in the outer edge of the illuminated area independent of the color temperature used. This is most visible on the coldest settings and a real concern especially when using wide angle and normal lenses.
      I have also a Lowel Blender where the colors are the same from the middle to the edge.

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      5.0

      Amazing fill light

      By AndreB

      from Norway

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

            As a fill light, with variable Kelvin, this is a very useful light. I simply love it. The Multi-K in use by me:

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            LED light with color problem

            By Professional photographer

            from Norway

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                  It's a mystery to me why this led light has got so many good reviews. It's always a red halo in the outer edge of the illuminated area independent of the color temperature used. This is most visible on the coldest settings and a real concern especially when using wide angle and normal lenses.
                  I have also a Lowel Blender where the colors are the same from the middle to the edge.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  A great little light

                  By graham DP

                  from charlotte , NC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light

                      Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                      Great little light - decent output. A little pricey.

                      I use this light for a hair / rim light on a boom - it's lightweight and uses AA batteries or a power supply.

                      Also a nice catchlight on or close to camera.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Expected more...

                      By CVP

                      from Kensington, CT

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • Low Light

                        Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                        Not made for very long throw....

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                        4.0

                        Great LED Light!

                        By Gage

                        from Fort Wayne, IN

                        About Me Amateur Photographer, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great for backlighting
                        • Lightweight
                        • Very bright

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Design
                        • Unsure of it's longevity

                        Best Uses

                        • Backlighting
                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                        I use a Leica M9 and thus, don't use flash very often. I find this very useful for backlighting when shooting at night. It is very bright, has a nice carrying case, and can give you at least a good hour of use with batteries.

                        For its cost, I think the material it's made of could be a lot better. The tripod mount is nice but again very flimsy. I typically take it off and connect it to one of my Benro ball mounts.

                        If you are like me and take good care of your equipment, the material it's made of is irrelevant but I question how well it will hold up if used frequently.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again

                        By Carlos

                        from New York City

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Video
                          • Professional Work
                          • Special Events
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                          Use to take photos with variable light

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          AWESOME, LOVE THE VARIABLE COLOR TEMP

                          By Kylekmd

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Dimmable
                          • Even Light Source
                          • light weight
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Powerful
                          • Variable color temp

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Birthdays
                          • Night Video
                          • Professional Work
                          • Run and gun
                          • Small hard to light area
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                          Use for run and gun, lighting car interiors and other small work areas, general on camera lighting.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Looks silly but works great!

                          By Robert Mills

                          from Cincinnati, Oh

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • 6 color temperatures
                          • AA batteries
                          • Attach Securely
                          • Even Light Source

                          Cons

                          • Plastic body

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Video
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                          I am a professional videographer and was recently on a shoot in NYC. About an hour before the shoot I realized my heavy battery belt that I use to power my on camera Frezzi was dead! With no time to re-charge the battery belt I hopped in a cab -down to BH and picked up this light because it could run on 6 AA batteries-right now.

                          I have had a couple other LED lights and not been happy with the output for interviews in dark clubs, and even when I would manage to get close enough so the other LED lights would be bright enough I wouldn't care for the color temperature, and to change the temperature I would have to use a cheap and easily lost filter for the front of the light.

                          This Ikan LED light puts out a nice amount of light-from 0-10' and is dimmable. I also love the fact that you can select from the multiple levels of light temperature. For a nice lightweight, easy to travel with light this one is definitely going to stay part of my traveling kit. The case that comes with the light is also great and has plenty of room to fit in some other gear.

                          The first of 3 LED lights I have purchased that I will actually use and does a great job. Not the right light for long throws in the dark but great for the work I do- Run and gun pieces cover nightclub events for the spirits industry.

                          When the light is on it looks a little silly with all the different colored LED lights - I have had a few interviewees comment " Look at all the pretty colors" But the end results are excellent- nice throw, great color temp selection and so much lighter than my 12 pound battery pack I used to travel around with.
                          I have learned over the years there is no perfect light for every situation and it's best to have a few different lights for on camera work, but this one has to be the best choice for most situations especially when traveling because of its weight and performance.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice unit.

                          By OverKill Bill

                          from Montgomery AL

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Even Light Source
                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Video
                            • Professional Work
                            • Special Events
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                            AA battery life is good.. Adjustable Color temp in conjunction with dimmer gives LOTS of options for different ambient light situations. VERY easy to use and a breeze to adjust on the fly!

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great light for run and gun.

                            By pk2of3

                            from Burlington, VT

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Color adjustment
                            • Dimmable
                            • Even Light Source

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy
                            • Uses Power Quickly

                            Best Uses

                            • Man on the Street
                            • Professional Work
                            • Special Events
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                            Camera-mounted for run and gun, journalism, live events and man on the street.
                            Great for tricky lighting situations with a combination of tungsten and day light where adjustments need to be made on the fly.
                            The only downer is the price. It's very expensive. The casing is thin plastic that, frankly, feels cheap (bad thing), but also makes it super-light weight (good thing). Also the AA batteries could be a good or bad thing depending. It's a enviro-bummer and wasteful to replace them often (and this light does burn through batteries when in use) but the upside is that you can find AA batteries almost anywhere almost anytime.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Stuff

                            By NYR

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                                  I use this Baby for both Video and Photo.I love the
                                  Color Temperature adjustment. Awesome lights....

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                                  4.0

                                  Helpful LED-light

                                  By Fotofinn

                                  from Norway

                                  About Me Film Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Kelvin-range from 2-6000

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Movies
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                                    I´we tried it inside to light up a birthday-party using my Panasonic AGHMC-41E camera. My experience is that You have to be within a shooting-range in 3-5 meters to have full effect of this light. The six AA batteries "lit up the candle" for 59 minutes

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Light

                                    By schmee72483

                                    from NC

                                    About Me Business Owner

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sporting Events
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                                      Very easy to use!! Just got it for Christmas...Still learning about lighting but I have used it for weddings and sporting events.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Amazing

                                      By Jombi

                                      from South Texas

                                      About Me Professional Videographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                                          The best camera light out there. I've owned just about every kind and brand of camera light in the past 30 years. This one does it all! Variable color temps at the touch of a button. No outboard filters to fiddle with and it runs on inexpensive AA batteries or you can power it from a D-Tap. Built in dimmer. The construction is fairly solid ... build is a lot like similar LED lights. Well worth it. My one complaint is that it is more spot than flood but it does indeed put out a nice even illumination.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent!

                                          By Armin G.

                                          from High Point, NC

                                          About Me Business Owner, Wedding videographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                                              At several weddings the lighting situation changes very quickly. Having the option to change the color temperature is perfect.

                                              Goodbye Battery Belt! I used one set of rechargeable batteries and still had full power after a 6 hour wedding reception.

                                              It is worth every penny!

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Perfect!

                                              By Gabriel Mellin

                                              from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                                              About Me Professional Artist

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Highly Compatible
                                              • Improves Performance
                                              • Professional Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Documentary
                                                • Reality Shows

                                                Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                                                The best portable light I ever use.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                Very satisfied overall

                                                By The Video Pro

                                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                                About Me Film Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Covers me in any lighting

                                                Cons

                                                • Battery consumption

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Professional

                                                Comments about ikan Multi-K Variable Color Temperature LED Light:

                                                The possibilities with this light are really endless....being able to balance your lighting in virtually any lighting situation is a very big plus...and it's accomplished with little effort.

                                                My only gripe is that the batteries seem to be depleted rather quickly. I'm going to experiment with rechargable batteries and lithium, but when I used Energizer Alkalines I did not get much time before the power ran low and then out! Perhaps it was just the batteries I used....really don't yet, but I do love this light so if there's anyway for me to make this work without going through costly battery consumption I will do it!

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