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Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box

B&H # BELED60AAK MFR # LED-60AAK
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Product Highlights
  • Completely Dimmable
  • 5600K
  • Uses 4 AA Batteries
  • Alkaline or Rechargeable NiMH
  • Battery Carry Bag
  • Two Filters

The Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box uses twin, high-output LED bulbs to produce the equivalent of 60W of light, using only 1.2 amps of power. And since it uses LED technology, it never gets hot to the touch. The kit includes a power/battery box that houses 4 AA alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries and slips easily into the battery carry bag for convenient transport. A hook-and-loop belt attachment lets you wear the power around your waist, or you can use the two touch fasteners to mount the light wherever you need it. Also included are two filters that slide easily into the light's housing--one for diffusion, the other a yellow 4500K for changing color balance. A completely adjustable dimmer switch lets you set the light's intensity to any level you desire.

Our lowest profile light
Small appearance with maximum light output
Light is equivalent to 60 watt output
Adjustable dimmer control
Surface-mounted on/off switch
Universal shoe mount
Lamp Type 5600K LED
384 Lumens Max. Output
Mount Type Shoe Mount, 1/4"-20 Thread
Power Source 4 AA Batteries (Alkaline or Rechargeable NiMH)
Power Consumption 1.2A
Power Connector RCA Cord
Dimensions (WxDxH) Light: 3.25 x 3.5 x 3" (8.3 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm)
Weight Light: 6.4 oz (181g)
Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box
  • LED-60 Compact Twin Light
  • 6' Coil Power Cord
  • Battery Box
  • Battery Carry Bag
  • 2 x Filters
  • 2 x Touch Fasteners
  • 90 Day Warranty
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    BescorLED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box
     
    3.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Compact (7)
    • Improves performance (7)
    • Highly compatible (5)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (7)
    • Independent films (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (4), Film student (3), Professional artist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My Light of Earendil

    Pros:
    We use this light kit for HD video on the DSLRs and for some low light stills (instead of strobe). For the size and cost, the power and soft edge...Read complete review

    Pros:
    We use this light kit for HD video on the DSLRs and for some low light stills (instead of strobe). For the size and cost, the power and soft edge of the light quality is exceptional. I wish the battery pack was built in, but the velcro loop on it makes it easy to attach to the camera bracket or monopod.

    Surprisingly bright for a 2 LED, 4AA package.

    Cons: The adjustable light output wheel is heavily weighted, not even. From the dimmest position, you turn the wheel to brighten the light a small bit and it rapidly increases in power in the first 1/2 turn. Then the increase rate is very small over the remainder of the distance. Just makes precise light output a bit harder since the control is so coarse.

    Also: note this light is very cool in color temp. You don't want to use it w/o a filter. It comes with a nice plastic slide-in color filter to warm the light to balance with incandescent. BAD. The filter is overly green. Looks outright aweful if you set your camera's white balance to match typical warm tungsten lights. I tried everything. I can't be helped. I threw it out and instead use the colored gels that come with my flash, slide them in behind the diffuser on the light head. Perfect.

    Overall, though, for this price, very pleased and was able to fix the 'problems' easily as described.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Weak Light; Proprietary Connections

    Wimpy light. Even a full frame DSLR sensor like the Canon 5D will barely benefit from the output of this light. Try using a 1/3" chip and you'll laugh.
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    Wimpy light. Even a full frame DSLR sensor like the Canon 5D will barely benefit from the output of this light. Try using a 1/3" chip and you'll laugh.

    The white balance is not even in the blue-orange continuum. It's a weird green, which is not compatible with other sources of LED light. Balance for one or the other, but you'll be left with mixed light temps. And the two slip-in color filters are a total joke. Unrealistic color, with some strange texture to them (diffusion?) Diffusion is the LAST thing this light needs.

    Also the power connection (an RCA break in the line!?) is clearly there to make using alternative power sources (eg. D-tap from camera battery), next to impossible. There is no other reason in the world to use an RCA connection for to a power source.

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    1.0

    Total Garbage

    By Boss

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Film Professional

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Birthdays

      Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

      This light is a piece of trash, you can't even open it to fix it yourself. Burned out so fast, lights pretty poorly too. Never buy this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      1.0

      DON'T BUY IT! READ THIS FIRST!!!!

      By Conservation Media

      from Montana

      About Me Film Professional

      Pros

        Cons

        • Awkward color of light
        • Flimsy
        • No Company Accountability
        • weak

        Best Uses

        • Trash Can

        Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

        I bought this thinking I would save some money. This flimsy pice of junk failed on my third use of it, and at a critical time. Being within 6 months of purchase, I had to pay to send it back. They sent it back UNREPAIRED. It still doesn't work. Bescor wants me to PAY to ship it back yet again! I can't justify repeatedly dropping $10 on shipping to simply MAINTAIN a [$] light within the span of 6 months, could you? At some point you just have to call it a loss and a lesson learned. If this doesn't dissuade you from purchasing this light, or any Bescor product, how about this: 1) The light is an off-green shade that is nearly impossible to balance on the Kelvin scale, 2) the light is weak, and if you are using a 1/3" chip, forget it; only a DSLR with a full sensor can detect the light output, and 3) the LED lightbulbs kept falling out! In a nutshell: it's a piece of junk and Bescor will not be there for you when you run into trouble.

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        • No

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        5.0

        The little "super shine bug "

        By Doru

        from Bellingham, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Even Light Source
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Video
          • Professional Work
          • Special Events
          • Weddings

          Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

          Very powerful light 4 all rec.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Weak Light; Proprietary Connections

          By Conservation Media

          from Missoula, MT

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poor design
            • Poor performance

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

              Wimpy light. Even a full frame DSLR sensor like the Canon 5D will barely benefit from the output of this light. Try using a 1/3" chip and you'll laugh.

              The white balance is not even in the blue-orange continuum. It's a weird green, which is not compatible with other sources of LED light. Balance for one or the other, but you'll be left with mixed light temps. And the two slip-in color filters are a total joke. Unrealistic color, with some strange texture to them (diffusion?) Diffusion is the LAST thing this light needs.

              Also the power connection (an RCA break in the line!?) is clearly there to make using alternative power sources (eg. D-tap from camera battery), next to impossible. There is no other reason in the world to use an RCA connection for to a power source.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Lots of light but cheap quality

              By Photo guy

              from Macon, Ga

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Birthdays
              • Special Events

              Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

              Light is bright, but it started shorting out about 5 minutes into using it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Awesome Portable Light

              By Sophia

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Video
                  • Professional Work

                  Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                  I use it for single interviews. It gives out a good amount of light, and its size is convenient. It would be nice if it had watt levels.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  not bad for the buck

                  By Denkopf

                  from Bethel, CT

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Needs filter color bal

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                  Did a camera shoot in NY city, It needed the yellow filter for the color. Great for one person intervies needed a little help for a two person intervies. liked the dimmer and battery life. no real complaints for what it is.

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                  2.0

                  Received with only one LED working

                  By brian 3d

                  from Victoria BC

                  About Me 3D photographer, Hobbyist, Retired teacher

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Should have high output

                  Cons

                  • Poor Performance
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • On-camera video light
                  • Use where flash forbidden

                  Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                  The idea is sound, the light output would be good, but only one of the 2 LEDs was working, reducing output from 60W equivalent to only 30W equivalent.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  An OK light

                  By Steve

                  from Utah

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Not bright enough
                  • Power cord too short

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                  I tried this light for hand-held video work but ended up returning it for a refund. It was not as bright as I had hoped it would be and the power cord to the battery pack was a bit too short. The coiled part of the power cord did not stretch very easily. I think this light might be ok in certain situations but did not appeal to me for doing paid video jobs.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  My Light of Earendil

                  By Ron

                  from Manchester, NH

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • DLSR Video

                    Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                    Pros:
                    We use this light kit for HD video on the DSLRs and for some low light stills (instead of strobe). For the size and cost, the power and soft edge of the light quality is exceptional. I wish the battery pack was built in, but the velcro loop on it makes it easy to attach to the camera bracket or monopod.

                    Surprisingly bright for a 2 LED, 4AA package.

                    Cons: The adjustable light output wheel is heavily weighted, not even. From the dimmest position, you turn the wheel to brighten the light a small bit and it rapidly increases in power in the first 1/2 turn. Then the increase rate is very small over the remainder of the distance. Just makes precise light output a bit harder since the control is so coarse.

                    Also: note this light is very cool in color temp. You don't want to use it w/o a filter. It comes with a nice plastic slide-in color filter to warm the light to balance with incandescent. BAD. The filter is overly green. Looks outright aweful if you set your camera's white balance to match typical warm tungsten lights. I tried everything. I can't be helped. I threw it out and instead use the colored gels that come with my flash, slide them in behind the diffuser on the light head. Perfect.

                    Overall, though, for this price, very pleased and was able to fix the 'problems' easily as described.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Choice for both Digital and Film

                    By Kevin Chang

                    from Mountain View, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Suitable for Film

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Film Photography
                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                      Comparing with the other options, it provides accurate color temperature suitable for both digital and film. The dimmable knob and lightweight design provide flexibility and mobility on various kinds of application. DIY spare battery packs is also simple for the user. I can tie the battery on the bracket as well. Idel product for people needs accurate K but also keeps mobility.

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                      4.0

                      Does the job

                      By Jermy151

                      from San Antonio, TX

                      About Me Film Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Functionality

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                      I like the dimmer. needs a better adjustable mount. maybe a swivel, used a hot shoe adapter with it to get the position I wanted. otherwise good deal for the price.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Pro performance at a prosumer price

                      By Ecofilms

                      from Vancouver BC Canada

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                        I shoot docs and freelance news with a Sony V1U. I needed a light with it's own power supply and this really works for me. Light weight and enough light for interviews. The adjustable power wheel for the light is a nice feature if you are shooting a subject wearing a hat during the day and you just need to fill.

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                        5.0

                        highly recommend!!

                        By JayFilmWiz

                        from Schaumburg, IL

                        About Me Film Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                          i loved this light. it attaches right on top of your camera and the quality of the image has quadroopled, no joke! Worth every cent.

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                          4.0

                          Wonderful

                          By Eric the Video Guy

                          from Long Island, New York

                          About Me Film Student

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                            Use it for shooting independent films with my friends. For the price the light is simply amazing. Tremendous light and great temperature. Highly recommend to anyone. The AA battery box is a very nice addition as well, no worries about lugging big batteries around!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfect

                            By Joel

                            from NY

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Bescor LED-60AAK 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Box:

                              Compact and light weight. Great color temperature
                              easy to use. Used it for the first time just recently at a shoot. Was pleasantly surprised

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