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Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light

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Price: $44.95
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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
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    BescorLED-40 On Camera Light
     
    4.4

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 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 (14)
    • Even light source (14)
    • Compact (11)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Night video (13)
    • Home movies (11)
    • 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 (47)

    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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    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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                  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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                        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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                                5.0

                                Great for Point and Shoot Videos

                                By Budcam

                                from Pahoa, Hawaii

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Auto focus assist
                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Low Light
                                    • Night Time

                                    Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                    I needed additional light for point and shoot videos. This light does a great job and at a low price. It is also very useful for macro auto focus at night.

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                                    5.0

                                    Inexpensive - and Totally Does the Job!

                                    By Sharona

                                    from New York, N.Y.

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light

                                        Comments about Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light:

                                        I needed an inexpensive light for some home video and bought the Bescor LED-40 light, even though I figured it might not be enough. Turned it was enough! It's small but packs plenty of power, light-wise.

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