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Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light

Price: $44.95
Instant Savings: $20.00
You Pay: $24.95
Product Highlights
  • 36 LED Bulbs
  • 40W Equivalent
  • Wide Beam
  • Uses 3 AAA Batteries
  • Side Arm Bracket

The Bescor LED-40 is an on-camera, daylight balanced LED light that provides the equivalent of 40W of illumination. Suitable for both video and DSLR cameras, the LED-40 offers a wide beam that reaches over 20 feet and runs on standard alkaline or NiMH AAA batteries (housed in an easy-access internal battery compartment). With its universal shoe mount and included side arm bracket, this bright, compact light can also be mounted to one side or on a stand, for off-axis illumination.

LED Technology
LED technology offers lamp longevity, low power consumption, low heat, and daylight balanced illumination.
AAA Batteries
This light utilizes 3 alkaline AAA batteries or rechargeable NiMH AAA batteries for its power source.
Wide Array
The LED-40 offers a wide array of 36 individual LEDs for a broad beam that illuminates up to at least 20 feet.
Lamp Type 36 LEDs
Mount Type Shoe Mount
Power Source 3 AAA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries
Power Consumption 4.5VDC
Power Connector 4.5V 600ma DC Input Jack
Dimensions 3 x 2.5" (7.6 x 6.4 cm)
Weight 3.6 oz (102g)
Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light
  • Universal Shoe Mount
  • Side Arm Bracket
  • 3 x AAA Batteries
  • 90 Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BescorLED-40 On Camera Light
     
    4.4

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attach securely (23)
    • Good power output (23)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Even light source (14)
    • Compact (13)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (13)
    • Night video (13)
    • Low light (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Indoors (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (8), Enthusiast (6), Tech savvy (6), Aspiring film maker (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (49)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Value On- Camera Light

    The Bescor LED- 40 is a great little light for someone looking for a cheap light that puts out a LOT of light. I was suprised with how bright the light was, and...Read complete review

    The Bescor LED- 40 is a great little light for someone looking for a cheap light that puts out a LOT of light. I was suprised with how bright the light was, and it shined just as bright in a side- by- side comparison with a $60 LED light. For Video especially, this is a must- have. Low- light areas I remember as being un-shootable become usable with the light.Only Con I could see would be the poor build quality, the light itself is very plastic-y and I would only recommend this for someone who is just getting into filmmaking, not an advanced user.I strongly recommend this product to anyone who needs an on-camera light in low- light conditions, especially those looking for a good value product like the LED- 40 Light by Bescor.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Little Light

    This light is perfect for shoots indoor and out. It's portable and runs by batteries. You can use on your camera or stand alone.

    This light is perfect for shoots indoor and out. It's portable and runs by batteries. You can use on your camera or stand alone.

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    5.0

    Seems to do the trick

    By David Kilpatrick

    from Syracuse, NY USA

    About Me Part-time Pro Video, Part-time Pro Videographe

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

    • Poor Mix W Incandescent

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies

    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

    We've come a long way with lighting! This is an inexpensive but good way to add light to a situation. Keep in mind, however, that this seems daylight balanced, so it may not be best to add in an incandescent light situation. But, during the day when there is light coming in from outside, but more light is needed for a shot, this is a great little tool.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great addition!

    By Fotograflix

    from Honolulu, HI

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

      Good, clean light and easy to use. Can be used for both on-camera and off-camera lighting.

      The best feature for me though is the fact that it uses regular batteries. With everything else that you have to plug in the fact that you can just throw a pack of batteries in your case and use them as needed is a great feature!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works well

      By beachbum george

      from Delaware

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Still Life Photography

        Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

        I wanted alternative on or off camera lighting. This does the job for me.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Worked well on the gridiron

        By Coaches for Charity Videographer

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

            I do a high school football game of the week for Coaches for Charity. The Friday night lights were problematic for the after game interview. No matter where I set up the interview the stadium lights made the star of the game look like Frankenstein's Monster. The Bescor LED-40, mounted on my camera, fills in beautifully to give the subject a more human look. The unit is lightweight and very bright. Glad I made the purchase.

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            3.0

            Not that useful for professionals

            By eladbari

            from Israel

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

            I tried to use this with my 5Dmk2.
            This thing is Very powerful, but its so small in size that it doesnt cover your subject that well. it will only blind him/her [since there is no real difussion for it].
            Anyways, with this kind of LED light - you will get a very flat image. So, dont use it on top of your camera.

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            4.0

            bright light

            By sean

            from toronto

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Even Light Source

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Video

              Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

              Just what I wanted. Shine it on your ceiling for a nice bounce light.

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              5.0

              Good product to buy

              By Paul

              from Toronto

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Even Light Source
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Birthdays
                • Night Video

                Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                I use this product om my HI-8 video camera indoors, gives very good light, easy to install.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Handy Little Light

                By Emciess

                from New York NY

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Even Light Source
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Professional Work
                • Special Events

                Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                The less than awesome build quality may at first be a turn off but, turn back and look again. This is a handy little light for close work (especially industrial shots) The battery life is better than average and the cool light is terrific.

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                5.0

                LED< the Solution

                By Y

                from Queens, NY

                About Me Grandparent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Birthdays
                  • Night Video
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                  I actually use this Bescor LED with a ball head and a dual bracket.
                  It allows me to have the light source away from the camera and have bounce light effect.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Awesome Value On- Camera Light

                  By Stephanie

                  from Hopewell Jct, NY

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Even Light Source
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Build Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Video
                  • Short Films

                  Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                  The Bescor LED- 40 is a great little light for someone looking for a cheap light that puts out a LOT of light. I was suprised with how bright the light was, and it shined just as bright in a side- by- side comparison with a $60 LED light. For Video especially, this is a must- have. Low- light areas I remember as being un-shootable become usable with the light.Only Con I could see would be the poor build quality, the light itself is very plastic-y and I would only recommend this for someone who is just getting into filmmaking, not an advanced user.I strongly recommend this product to anyone who needs an on-camera light in low- light conditions, especially those looking for a good value product like the LED- 40 Light by Bescor.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  LED-40 On Camera Light by Bescor

                  By Joe

                  from Waterford, Mich.

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Even Light Source

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Video
                    • Professional Work

                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                    The LED-40 Light is a good bang for the buck light. It is bright but not not to the point that a lighted subject would be a victim of whiteout.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Cheap Camera light

                    By ajaytee

                    from nyc

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Even Light Source
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Uses Power Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Birthdays
                    • Night Video
                    • Special Events
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                    These lights are a great alternative to bigger bulkier camera lights. You can easily put two or three together if you need more juice -or drop down to one for fill-in situations.
                    Only draw back is battery power use - just keep a pack handy and you're in business.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice product

                    By Nando

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                        I use the product to take photo of document, I will use it taking other subjects.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great little light

                        By nigh video productions

                        from buffalo, new york

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • None not for that price

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Video
                        • Professional Work
                        • Special Events
                        • Weddings

                        Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                        Perfect lite for small lighting needs in "very dark" venues, such as wedding receptions. Dont know about the 20ft throw that it claims, but within 10-12 ft of the subject, its perfect. I set my cam to outdoor light, the background has a very warm amber hue, and the subjects a automatically white balanced for 56k, (just a tip). The other nice thing they fail to tell you is these lites are stackable. I have 3 all connected, so I can switch on 1 or all for that long throw if I need it. The lite will give you full brightness for about 30 minutes. Perfect!

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                        5.0

                        It's really a good solution for my DSLR

                        By artpatas

                        from Miami Fl.

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                          It's really a good solution to use it as a filling light or a main light.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Very Bright!

                          By video and audio person

                          from Red Bank, NJ

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Video

                            Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                            This is a very good light for the price! I needed a light for a reception I was hired to shoot. The light came in very handy when the venue decided to shut off all the house lights and the only light source was my camera light for about 15 minutes. The only downside is that it's too bright interviews and there are no slots to but filters over the light.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Surprisingly light.

                            By mmctovar

                            from Vitoria, ES, Brazil

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Birthdays
                              • Night Video

                              Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                              I use it on my home videos and the light surprised me in a very positive way for the price it costs.
                              The only con is the very fragile plastic it is made of.

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                              3.0

                              Shocking bright, unsurprisingly flimsy

                              By Aram Vartian

                              from Washington, D.C.

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Long Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                The light is what you would expect for the money; as bright as they can make it with the cheapest materials possible. The extension arm the kit comes with is useless. It rattles around and never stays locked. Even for a piece of disposable, plastic gear it seems shoddy. The light itself is better. It still wiggles a little, but not enough to visibly shake the light when I am hand-held. The light it produces s blinding and cannot be adjusted, but it does the job, and I seem to get about 5-6 hours out of each set of batteries.

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                                4.0

                                Great Product for the Price

                                By mbreezy

                                from Southern, CT

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Low Light
                                • Night Time
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                Use: for remote interviews, documentaries and music video shots.

                                Pros: Very bright light that provides great range and view. I was pleasantly suprised on how bright this small light was. Compact and very portable as well. Uses batteries and adapter.

                                Cons: I wish it had a dimmer switch, because it is very bright and can sometimes be too harsh on a subject.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                "Let there be light"

                                By gib@ Dollar films

                                from Portland Or

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Night Time
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                  this has proven to be a great little light to attach to the video camera, for either night shooting or times when light is very dim. It is just the right amount of light without washing things out. Easy to use and versatile. Even used it as a flashlight one night!!!

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