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Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light

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Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light

Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light

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  • 36 LED Bulbs
  • 40W Equivalent
  • Wide Beam
  • Uses 3 AAA Batteries
  • Side Arm Bracket
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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.
UPC: 741147777102
Lamp Type 36 LEDs
Mount Type Shoe Mount
Power Source 3 AAA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries
Power Consumption 4.5 VDC
Power Connector 4.5 V, 600 ma DC Input Jack
Dimensions 3 x 2.5" (7.6 x 6.4 cm)
Weight 3.6 oz (102 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 2.8 x 2.2"
Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light
  • Universal Shoe Mount
  • Side Arm Bracket
  • 3 x AAA Batteries
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    BescorLED-40 On Camera Light
     
    4.3

    (based on 91 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (43)
    • Compact (40)
    • Lightweight (35)
    • Attach securely (23)
    • Good power output (23)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)
    • Lacks functionality (4)
    • Limited compatibility (3)
    • Poor design (3)
    • Poor performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (28)
    • Night video (13)
    • Independent films (12)
    • Low light (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (23), Business owner (9), Professional artist (9), Film professional (8), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (83)

    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

     

    Not that useful for professionals

    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...Read complete review

    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.

    Reviewed by 91 customers

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    5.0

    LED-40 On Camera Light by Bescor

    By oh_lextech

    from Southwest of Cleveland

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

        I long ago gave up my hopes of being a pro. photog. Although my step-mother is, and if you subscribe to, Ntl. Hist.. Smithsonian, Natl. Geo., and others you will know her photos.
        This light does what it claims!!! Come on!! Even the the cell phone picture taker or cheap camera photog., has to know the flash doesn't even make 20 feet. This light shows what will appear without the guesswork or disappointed hopes.

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        5.0

        LED-40 On Camera Light by Bescor

        By johnzo952

        from Da Bronx

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

          Very nice small light for the price! Great for doing videos of the grandkids and whatever you shoot. Not overpowering or blinding who you're shooting.

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          4.0

          Bright

          By mb

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

          Easy to use with dslr or camcorder. Made of plastic. The light is bright on a small coverage area and intensity can't be turned down.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Compact and very helpful

          By GREYTBIKER

          from TATUM, TEXAS

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Plasticneeds Care

          Best Uses

          • Still Life Fill Light

          Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

          As an amateur photographer, I set up subjects around my home, where sunlight is my primary light source. This item allows me to add a daylight balanced light source, and see the results through the viewfinder before taking the image. Flash results are after the image is taken.
          Battery operated, light, and easy to manage.So far, I am satisfied and have nothing negative to say.

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          4.0

          Does what it needs to do

          By New York Native

          from Tristate Area

          About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

            Great light for the price. Mounts well and is pretty self explanatory.

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            • No

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            2.0

            It will blind your models

            By Phong Tran

            from HCMC, VN

            Pros

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility
              • Poor Performance
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                Agree with eladbari

                It's so small in size that it doesn't cover your subject that well.
                It will blind your models [since there is no real diffusion for it].

                So, don't use it on top of your camera.

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                3.0

                The Good and the Bad

                By mediadude

                from NYC

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Lacks Functionality
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                  It's a nice bright light but there's no way to control the intensity. Subject did not like it during interview, asked me to turn it off.

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                  5.0

                  Compact with amazing output and daylight temperature

                  By HappyUser

                  from Tallahassee, FL

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Light
                    • Portrait Fill Light

                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                    Great little light. Can indeed set white balance at daylight and colors seem correct. Very bright. Ordered another one and thinking of a third to be able to do portraits with continuous light that can be shaped in real time on the cheap. Sure, not the most fancy construction, but good enough for what it needs to do and for less than $, great. Camera, a couple of these in my pocket: Instant portrait studio and macro lights for on the road.

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                    5.0

                    very helpful

                    By İbrahim Karamemet

                    from Turkey

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Limited Compatibility

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                    A very hand prduct. It is not a professional one, but solves theproblems in dark. If you need to capture just the image or instant problem solving in dark makes great job. Certainly you cannot make with this device artistic shoots, but you shoot what you see and need.

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                    4.0

                    Good Addition

                    By Art Prof

                    from Nebraska

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro And Close Video

                        Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                        This light helps with lighting macro shoots. The ability to swing the light out at an angle completely changes how light falls on your subject matter. I recommend this light if you are on a budget.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Light

                        By J.W. Bones

                        from Dayton, Ohio

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies

                          Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                          I have had the lights I purchased for about two weeks now and they work very well for the videos that I have used them on. They are light weight and put out a lot of light. Have not found anything that is bad about them. Maybe if they had a larger double size so I do not need to have two, but I can easily make these work.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Little Light

                          By Gollum2112

                          from North Carolina

                          About Me Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Quick Videos

                            Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                            I sometimes do an impromptu interview and I only have a small bag with me. This is the perfect little light to get a quick video on the go. I was surprised at how well it worked.

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                            5.0

                            good quality light at a great price

                            By wenzej

                            from Charlotte NC

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                Great deal the light is surprisingly bright for such a small light and only 3 AAA cells. it would be useful for when you need a little additional light or to highlight a subject from the side. The bracket that comes with it could be used for other lights too. I like the size because it does not take up much room in the bag and is much smaller and lighter then a flash.

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                                5.0

                                nice light

                                By mallen

                                from Chicago

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                    Great light, bright, connects well
                                    Too expensive at regular price but great value at sale price

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    faulty unit

                                    By eboaerg

                                    from Tennessee

                                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Performance
                                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Independent Films

                                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                    The unit I received is faulty. Went & bought batteries twice & unit will not light.

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                                    4.0

                                    Excellent product

                                    By jpvalecillos

                                    from Miami

                                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                    I recommend it

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                                    5.0

                                    This light is bright

                                    By Azhar

                                    from Sunrise, florida

                                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                    this light is bright. i mean 'cant look directly at it without going blind' bright. but it gets the job done at a decent price

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Multipupose Lights

                                    By Mike

                                    from Panama City Beach, FL

                                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Complex Projects

                                      Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                      I bought two of these from B&H. I do real estate photography and magazine covers. I can place these flat on the floor and add light to darker areas of an interior. They are light, easy to carry, speed the shooting up from room to room. They can also be mounted to Still cameras as well as video cameras. They come with a camera mounting.
                                      Great product.

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                                      4.0

                                      Light compact easily carried

                                      By Photobonsai

                                      from Glendale, CA

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Lacks Functionality

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                        It's light, compact, easy to use. The light can be moved to anywhere and you see the effect of the light before you click the shutter. Also the white balance is like sunlight. However, the light is not quite bright enough. I had to crank up the ISO for taking an indoor portrait. Haven't used for video.

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                                        4.0

                                        Okay for the price...

                                        By Rob

                                        from Hanover, PA

                                        About Me Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • In The Studio

                                          Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                          I've been using this product off camera. I don't like to bar mount it gives you, and I don't find it as useful mounted on my hotshoe. However, it's been wonderful as a back light source. It's extremely bright, as others have mentioned. I just can't justify the price for something made of plastic. Fortunately, the LEDs don't get hot enough to melt the plastic, so I guess it's durable enough as long as you protect it from being crushed.

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