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Polaroid LED Video Light Panel

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You Pay: $79.95
Product Highlights
  • 5600K Daylight Balanced
  • Runs for Up to 8 Hours with 5 'AA's
  • 3 Integrated Accessory Shoe Points
  • Barn Doors Included
  • 112 LED Bulbs
  • Adjustable Dimmer

The Polaroid LED Video Light Panel is a wallet-friendly, 5600K daylight balanced light bar that attaches to any camera with a hot shoe. The pane has 112 LED bulbs which run for up to 8 hours using 5 'AA' batteries. The light also features 3 integrated accessory points for stacking additional light bars for a wall of light. Additionally, an adjustable dimmer and barn doors are at your disposal for getting the light just how you want it.

112 color corrected cool running LED's for even, natural lighting
Flicker free, consistent illumination, ideal for shooting portraits & macro work
Built in adjustable dimmer + removable barn doors for endless lighting possibilities
Integrated " accessory shoes" let you build a wall of light by combining multiple units
Compact enough to take anywhere
5600K color temperature
Up to 8 hours of running time with 5 'AA' batteries
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.3 x 3.3 x 1.5" / 83.8 x 83.8 x 38.1mm
Weight 10 oz / 283.5g
With batteries
Polaroid LED Video Light Panel
  • Removable Barn Doors
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PolaroidLED Video Light Panel
     
    3.7

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Good power output (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Long lasting (6)
    • Attach securely (4)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Weddings (5)
    • Low light (4)
    • Night video (4)
    • Professional work (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (6), Professional (4), Film professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Extremely bright light.

    Pros: Extremely bright, dimming switch, nice price range, good build quality, and stackable.

    Cons: Without a diffuser it is way too bright for both exposure purposes and for the...Read complete review

    Pros: Extremely bright, dimming switch, nice price range, good build quality, and stackable.

    Cons: Without a diffuser it is way too bright for both exposure purposes and for the subject's eyes, issues from dimming to a lower level can cause noticeable dslr video related problems (causes lines to cycle through the screen) however this can be surpassed if you shoot at wider apertures such as 2.8 - 1.4.

    With all this said. Some have stated the barn doors are flimsy, but I like the ability to remove them with great ease for a very good reason, I needed some sort of a diffuser since the light is so bright I was given the dome diffuser by Gary Fong from a fellow photographer during a wedding reception and it just happened to squeeze perfectly on the frame and diffused the light perfectly.

    I recommend these lights greatly, but recommend getting the dome diffuser or something of that nature, and DEFINITELY recommend pulling the batteries out when you store it, since the on/off switch is really easy to bump and often gets turned on in my bag causing me to waste a lot of battery life.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not for close-up work!

    The plastic is not so bad. The barn doors work but should be reinforced with gaff tape. The output is bright and fairly wide but there is BIG problem. At short distances it...Read complete review

    The plastic is not so bad. The barn doors work but should be reinforced with gaff tape. The output is bright and fairly wide but there is BIG problem. At short distances it displays a dark spot in the middle of the lighted area. I tested it on a white wall @ aprox. 5-7 feet. The spot is about 5-10 inches in diameter - diffused - but still about 3 stops darker - a problem if you a shooting at close range. The dark spot becomes diffused and not so visible at a longer shooting range but that was not good for me. I returned it and got something else as I did not know if this was just a defective unit or a flaw in the design.

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    1.0

    cheap

    By Scott

    from new york, ny

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cheap

    Cons

    • Dimmer Control Isnt Smoot
    • Inconsistent Output

    Best Uses

      Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

      Cheap... that's about it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Bright Light - Weak Attachment

      By Gifted and Talented Teacher

      from Valley Stream, New York

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Aa Battery Powered
      • Bright Light
      • Cool To Touch
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Attachment

      Best Uses

      • School Projects Plays

      Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

      I have this unit on a consumer camcorder on a "Y" mount. It provides quite a bit of quality light.
      The plastic hub is flimsy.

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      • No

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      3.0

      ok for the money

      By Jeff S

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

            No good way to attach a warming gel because the LED bulbs protrude further out than the caseing, and the barn doors clamp gets in the way.
            The hot shoe adapter easily swivels so that the light is no longer facing forward.
            Battery duration was good.

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            4.0

            This light packs a punch

            By GMAN

            from ATLANTA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Videos

              Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

              I use this light with my cannon 7d. It works well for lighting up scens to shot videos. It has a long batter life and it fits perfct on my camear's hotshoe.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              1.0

              Worst thing I ever bought

              By Tim

              from NY

              About Me Professional

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                  The light does not tilt, so the light always shines OVER the subject's head when mounted to a camera (Video camera, or DSLR). Barn doors are useless. If the dimmer is too low the lights just flicker. Apart from that, sometimes the light creates a mild flicker affect on camera that you do not see with the naked eye, when the dimmer is set to about mid-range or slightly less. Sometimes you can actually see the LED pattern in the projected light. This is not only useless for professional use, but I can't see it serving any purpose for consumers either. B&H Should actually stop selling this. It's really bad.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Not for close-up work!

                  By NB

                  from NYC

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                      The plastic is not so bad. The barn doors work but should be reinforced with gaff tape. The output is bright and fairly wide but there is BIG problem. At short distances it displays a dark spot in the middle of the lighted area. I tested it on a white wall @ aprox. 5-7 feet. The spot is about 5-10 inches in diameter - diffused - but still about 3 stops darker - a problem if you a shooting at close range. The dark spot becomes diffused and not so visible at a longer shooting range but that was not good for me. I returned it and got something else as I did not know if this was just a defective unit or a flaw in the design.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      IT WORKS and WORKS WELL

                      By PhotoGlow

                      from Acworth, GA

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Interviews
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                        I am a pro concert and event photographer. I use a 7D to capture backstage videos from time to time. The other night, I had to shoot a quick band interview in a low-light setting. This light worked well, lighting their faces and upper bodies well from about 6 feet away.

                        The only drawback I have found is in the mount - it has a dual-adjustment mount that doesn't lock down completely and allows a slight swivel to occur if bumped. It's not significant in that it's still stable enough overall, but I would prefer a solid lock down.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        bright enough for wedding

                        By mike

                        from new mexico

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                          i really liked this led panel, its easy to adjust and ready to use at the wedding party, gave great lighting and very good for the price.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Light video

                          By jr

                          from ca

                          About Me Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                              Got it Friday used it Sat. One was plenty. Got 4 to combine. Did not need it.

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              LED Video Light Panel by Polaroid

                              By abp

                              from Greensboro, North Carolina

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Lacks Functionality
                              • Limited Compatibility
                              • Poor Performance

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                              The light is NOT bright enough and one of the doors fell off.

                              I will send it back and buy another brand.

                              Thank you

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Not to expencive, but very powerfull

                              By MajorS20

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                  I use this for shooting video.
                                  That is good for wedding and any other events.
                                  Dimmer gives you a chance to change a light for any distance.
                                  But it should have a filter glass for warmer color.
                                  In this case WB you have to put as a temperutare control.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great but Unnecessary

                                  By Spyhunter223

                                  from Melbourne, Australia

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Effective
                                  • Great value

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky
                                  • Not Durable
                                  • Overheats

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                  I have a DSLR and thought this would be more useful than a flash. I was partly right. Since I don't own a flash other than the built in one, it is, but unnecessary. There is no denying it is a great LED panel. I say another one in a store that has a controllable temperature (the light colour) but this one does not. It emits the one colour, brilliant white at 5600K, but you can tone down the power. Some batteries will not allow it to go straight to full power, either. The hotshoe can be removed and put on any of the sides, as it does not interact with the camera, however will block you from using the built in flash if you decide to connect it. Video cameras are the only use I can think of for this, unless you can mount it on a tripod. Other than the question of wether or not you need it, it is close to half what I would have paid in-store. Still a great buy.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Extremely bright light.

                                  By Ethan McBrick

                                  from Houston, Tx

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Long-Lasting
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Low Light
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                    Pros: Extremely bright, dimming switch, nice price range, good build quality, and stackable.

                                    Cons: Without a diffuser it is way too bright for both exposure purposes and for the subject's eyes, issues from dimming to a lower level can cause noticeable dslr video related problems (causes lines to cycle through the screen) however this can be surpassed if you shoot at wider apertures such as 2.8 - 1.4.

                                    With all this said. Some have stated the barn doors are flimsy, but I like the ability to remove them with great ease for a very good reason, I needed some sort of a diffuser since the light is so bright I was given the dome diffuser by Gary Fong from a fellow photographer during a wedding reception and it just happened to squeeze perfectly on the frame and diffused the light perfectly.

                                    I recommend these lights greatly, but recommend getting the dome diffuser or something of that nature, and DEFINITELY recommend pulling the batteries out when you store it, since the on/off switch is really easy to bump and often gets turned on in my bag causing me to waste a lot of battery life.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Produces flicker

                                    By Erbs

                                    from Colombia

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                      This lamp produces flicker waves on my 5D when shooting in NTSC country, on 24 fps. The only shutter speed I can use is 1/60 to avoid it.

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                                      4.0

                                      Not bad for that money

                                      By Matur Kino Studio

                                      from Kazan, Russia

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy
                                        • Loses Charge Quickly

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light

                                        Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                        It's hard to describe my attitude to this lighting. It does it's job, but it has some cons. It shines bright with nice daylight color.
                                        First of all, it uses 5 AA batteries. Not 4, but 5. Usually a charger takes only 4 batteries. It doesn't run up to 8 hours. With full-charged 5 AA batteries it runs not more than 1.5-2 hours in smallest dimmer position (i use Duracell batteries with 2650 mAh capacity).
                                        It's not fully dimmable. Even in smallest amount, the lighting still stays very bright, and you must use the iris of the camera to regulate the light amount.
                                        Dimmer's switch is very long and may broke.
                                        Also there's a atrange sound when the lighting is on. In silent places the sound is being recorded.
                                        I use it with Sony AX2000E, and when the lighting is mounted on hot shoe, you can't close the LCD monitor, So you should purchase a swivel shoe adapter.

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                                        • No

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                                        3.0

                                        LED light

                                        By Chong

                                        from New York, NY

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Color Value
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy with batteries
                                        • Loses Charge Quickly

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Night Time

                                        Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                        I shoot in low lit rooms all the time.
                                        I needed a light besides a standard flash.

                                        Works well with video or stills.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        High quality at a low price

                                        By Alan R

                                        from Clifton, NJ

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to attach and detach
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • No wires

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Low Light

                                          Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                          I partnered this LED light fixture with my Panasonic 700K HD video camera. The light will not disappoint. It provides about a 10-foot spread at 10-feet from the subject, plenty wide enough for HD cameras. Human subjects will complain about its brightness, so turn the dimmer control to lower the brightness; the camera's auto white balance will take care of the color difference and the auto exposure will adjust for the lower light level. This result is high quality HD video.

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                                          5.0

                                          led video light panel by polaroid

                                          By premier video

                                          from daly city

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Interface With Camcorder

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Shooting Indoors

                                            Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                            best value buy. excellent

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Great for the price

                                            By Jim

                                            from Ontario, Canada

                                            About Me Film Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attach Securely
                                            • Even Light Source
                                            • Long Lasting

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Professional Work
                                              • Special Events
                                              • Weddings

                                              Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                              Very nice product considering it's price. Adds just the right amount of light for shooting video within a 10 foot range.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Good LED Video Light

                                              By CanVid

                                              from Canada

                                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Even Light Source
                                              • Long Lasting

                                              Cons

                                              • Flimsy

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Birthdays
                                              • Night Video
                                              • Special Events
                                              • Weddings

                                              Comments about Polaroid LED Video Light Panel:

                                              This is a good LED light for everyday video shooting. The price is also right. However, because it does not come with any kind of filters, the bright light may cause some "actors/actresses" feel uncomfortable. Dimmer and power switches are protruding out of the light body which may have potential to break.

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