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Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light

B&H # SISL100IR MFR # SL-100IR
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Product Highlights
  • For Camcorders w/Night Vision
  • Uses Battery or AC Power
  • Interlocking Design
  • 10-75 ft (3-23m) Range
  • Shoe Mount
  • Includes Video Bracket & Tripod Mount

Sima's SL-100IR Infrared LED Light helps you find your way through the dark. Utilizing 36 cool-to-the-touch infrared LEDs, this shoe-mountable video light works with your camcorder's IR shooting mode to help you capture all the things that go bump in the night. The super bright LEDs cast their nocturnal glow up to 75 ft away, so you can observe and record both man and beast while remaining as unobtrusive (and invisible) as possible.

The light's patented interlocking design lets you up the illumination by easily combining units, while the included video bracket and tripod mount give you the flexibility of moving the light off-center or adding additional accessories to the camera's shoe mount. Also included are a lithium-ion battery and AC adapter/charger, providing the option of battery or AC power.

Note! Camera must feature IR shooting mode for SL-100IR to work.

Unlimited power: AC or lithium-ion battery (included). If either power source fails, the other takes over.
Patented interlocking design is limited only by your creativity.
  • 36 850nm super bright infrared LEDs
  • Shoe-mount compatible with all pro & consumer video camcorders
  • Works with standard 4x3 and HD 16x9 formats
  • Video bracket with light and tripod mounts included
  • Slim, lightweight
  • Effective distance: approximately 10-75 ft (3-23m)
  • Charge status LEDs: red - charging, green - done
  • Uses ultra-efficient LED technology, for an average life of over 50,000 hours!
  • Safe to the touch--does not get hot
Lamp Type 36 LEDs (850nm)
Mount Type Shoe Mount
Power Source Li-Ion Battery
AC Adapter
(both included)
Power Consumption Not specified by manufacturer
Power Connector N/A
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 10 x 2" (10.2 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm)
Weight 11 oz (312g)
Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • Charger
  • Video Bracket
  • Tripod Mount
  • 90-Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SimaSL-100IR Infrared LED Light
     
    4.6

    (based on 64 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (46)
    • Compact (36)
    • Accurate (19)
    • Discreet (13)
    • Sensitive (8)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Recording (22)
    • Low light (3)
    • Night vision (3)
    • Safety (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (23), Professional (14), Casual do-it-yourselfer (13), Beginner (7), Enthusiast (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (42), Business (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best IR light for the money!

    I bought this IR light after borrowing an SL-100IR from a friend. I have an older Sony TRV320 that I've been using for years to record at night and in low-light situations and...Read complete review

    I bought this IR light after borrowing an SL-100IR from a friend. I have an older Sony TRV320 that I've been using for years to record at night and in low-light situations and for paranormal investigations. It's always been fairly grainy and not too bright. But this IR changed all of that. With this illuminator, my low/no light recordings are incredibly clear and bright. Easily 20-30 feet of crystal clear recording in the dark. I can even zoom in to that distance and the video is still bright and sharp.

    The only reason I gave it 4 stars is the battery. Charging takes forever and it has a limited run time, even for LED's (but that's with any IR light and not a knock on this particular brand or model). The only way I know to correct that is to open the case, remove the rechargeable battery and to solder in a AAA battery pack and velcro it to the outside. This will allow quick battery changes. I made this modification on my friends SL-100IR and he loves it. No more waiting to charge the light if you're needing it to use quickly. And yes, his was well out of warranty so no worries. He didn't use it as much because of the charge time. This fixed it and he uses it much more now.

    Only thing is that you do need to use rechargeable AAA batteries. Reason being is that the original battery pack is 3.7 volts. A normal AAA is 1.5 volts. Add 3 of them and you get 4.5 volts and you'll fry the light and possibly burn your fingers. Rechargeables are 1.2 volts. 3 batteries is 3.6 volts and works perfectly.

    Of course, I only recommend you do this if your IR light is out of warranty and there's no way you could send it back for repair or replacement. Still have to take that into consideration, but if it's not a worry, it's simple to do and saves a ton of time.

    And with as well as this light works and in most of my situations I need it in, I don't ever see the need of having anything larger. But, if I ever do, I know I can buy 1 or 2 more of the same light and connect them together which is a great feature. Simple and very well thought out. Kudos to Sima for that design!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Why ...?

    The charge time is about 3hr and the run time 45min to 1hr (if you are lucky) There is NO external power. There is a nice RED glow when turned on witch kinda...Read complete review

    The charge time is about 3hr and the run time 45min to 1hr (if you are lucky) There is NO external power. There is a nice RED glow when turned on witch kinda defeats the purpose of a infrared light at night ! I am bough this for my Sony PJ760v. Sony has there own called the HVL-HIRL 3 runs plugs in the video camera with out the need of bracket like this one and runs off the camera power.

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    5.0

    Really Bright

    By Dino de Leon

    from New York

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Sensitive
    • VERY bright

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Deterrent
      • Early Warning
      • Ghost Hunting
      • Recording
      • Safety

      Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

      Put it on and the darkness disappear. The light is brighter and projects farther. The product is what they say it is, light weight, built in rechargeable battery, AC adaptor and comes with a video bracket.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      Good use

      By Greg

      from Buffalo,NY

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

          Easy to use but problem with any IR lighting source is you can't see too much that it is on or off. Just has a slight red glow on the LEDs but no indicator if the source is on or off. Also, would be nice to have AA or AAA batteries to replace instead of a internal chargeable battery.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Quite Impressed!!!

          By Knights Of The Dark

          from Saskatchewan, Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • Home Movies
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Movies/Short Films
            • Travel

            Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

            I have a Paranormal Investigation TV Show (Knights of the Dark). We are always in dark locations, and the Night Vision has always been ok, but i wanted that extra "kick" to the video - if that makes any scence !! This, gave me that extra blast of light. Very Happy with the results !!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Light Me Up!!!

            By JonBern

            from NYC

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Movies/Short Films

              Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

              This product is great. This product partners my sony handy cam, and just like batman and robin they are wonderfully in sync with one another.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great Service and Product!!!

              By Bren

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Good in Low Light

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complete Dark
                • Indoors/Low Light

                Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                Never bought from B&H before. I needed some IR lights and I called to ask a question I had. The man was super nice, answered all my questions and took my order. I got my package in record time. The lights were everything they said they would be and I love them! I will buy from them again when I need more lights, etc.

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                • No

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                3.0

                not bad

                By ghostbuster

                from columbus ohio

                About Me Video Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good in Low Light

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                    use for recording in pitch black.illuminates perfectly.some said it only last 45 minutes on 3 hour charge, but I put it on the stop watch after charge and it last 2 hours,not to bad but I wish the battery lasted longer.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    SIMA SL-100IR infrared LED light.

                    By Ryan

                    from Bellmawr, NJ

                    Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                    Works great with my full spectrum camera.

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                    5.0

                    Does the job at the right price

                    By jaw129

                    from Pittsburgh

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Night Life
                      • Paranormal

                      Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                      Used this product for paranormal investigation and
                      night life at camp.Like the fact that it comes with an extension bar to fit on the camera.The light that it projects seems to be nicely disfused and is not as harsh as my expensive Sony model.Wish it had removable batteries but at this price you can always buy a backup.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      only one that works right at this price

                      By jofur1

                      from chicago

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Sensitive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                          works great has long range,but not enuf battery life , they should make a connecting battery pack. wish you could dim it for closer apps.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Works on Full Spectrum

                          By Bobby

                          from Ellettsville Indiana

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                              This review is based on 2 cameras, The Canon T2i Rebel which was modified to Full Spectrum by Gary Honis, and the Nikon, D5200 which is brand new out of the box, no modifications, but has what is called night mode, or low light mode. It did not do well at all with the Nikon D5200, however it worked like a champ on my full spectrum Canon T2i, which has no UVIR filter over the ccd. In order to get Full Spectrum though, you have to modify a perfectly good camera, and void the warranty, or have a camera with true IR vision mode. As advertised it puts out light at 850nm which normal cameras cannot see. The Nikon does not see into the IR, it just amplifies available light. so be careful when purchasing, that your camera can see in this spectrum of light.

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                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Works Great!

                              By Austinhorn

                              from Texas

                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Recording
                                • Safety

                                Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                I bought this to work with my Sony night vision camera & it really improves the viewing range. Took 1 star off for not lasting as long as I feel it should. Provides area illumination rather than directed long range spotlight - FYI.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great product & price!

                                By ASEP

                                from Vancouver, WA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Recording

                                  Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                  I use these lamps to aid in the lighting the area I am recording with my camcorders for paranormal research. They are great lights for the price and now that you can run them on the charger constantly is a extra bonus!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  IR Light

                                  By Pam

                                  from Pa.

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Discreet
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Recording

                                    Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                    Great for Ghost Hunting

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Powerful IR lights

                                    By mangledfly

                                    from Northern, Mi

                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Videography

                                      Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                      If your into IR photography or if your using it for your gopro like we are, it's amazing how much light these little guys put out. Fishing in the dark is a challenge and now we can video tape the experience. Great lights!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Day and night difference!

                                      By Eric

                                      from St Pete, FL

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Discreet
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Works As Advertised

                                      Cons

                                      • Sub Par Battery Life

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Night Surveillance
                                      • Recording

                                      Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                      Works great! So much better than my camera's factory infrared light. Run them both at the same time and you will light up anything within 50 feet. These lights do emit a dim red glow but not much.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      1.0

                                      Why ...?

                                      By Mark

                                      from Burien WA

                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cheep

                                      Cons

                                      • Cheep Short Battery Life

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Can't Think Of Any

                                      Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                      The charge time is about 3hr and the run time 45min to 1hr (if you are lucky) There is NO external power. There is a nice RED glow when turned on witch kinda defeats the purpose of a infrared light at night ! I am bough this for my Sony PJ760v. Sony has there own called the HVL-HIRL 3 runs plugs in the video camera with out the need of bracket like this one and runs off the camera power.

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                                      5.0

                                      Very pleased. Bought one, then another

                                      By Jim

                                      from Indian Head, Maryland

                                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Diffuser Gives Even Light
                                      • Good Light To Battery End
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Widescreen Proportion

                                      Cons

                                      • Diffuser Cuts Fc A Third

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Close To Med Video
                                      • Impromptu Need For Light

                                      Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                      Use with video camera when boating fish at night. At this close range with inexpensive camcorders that require a fair amount of light- the SL typically works very well. Although the light seems bright, past about 6-8' more punch may be needed, but it all depends on the video camera, the situation, and one's tolerance of noise level. Interlocking feature is very nice.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      4.0

                                      Best IR light for the money!

                                      By Steve O

                                      from Shelby Township, MI

                                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Bright
                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Internal Battery

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Low Light Recording
                                      • Night Recording

                                      Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                      I bought this IR light after borrowing an SL-100IR from a friend. I have an older Sony TRV320 that I've been using for years to record at night and in low-light situations and for paranormal investigations. It's always been fairly grainy and not too bright. But this IR changed all of that. With this illuminator, my low/no light recordings are incredibly clear and bright. Easily 20-30 feet of crystal clear recording in the dark. I can even zoom in to that distance and the video is still bright and sharp.

                                      The only reason I gave it 4 stars is the battery. Charging takes forever and it has a limited run time, even for LED's (but that's with any IR light and not a knock on this particular brand or model). The only way I know to correct that is to open the case, remove the rechargeable battery and to solder in a AAA battery pack and velcro it to the outside. This will allow quick battery changes. I made this modification on my friends SL-100IR and he loves it. No more waiting to charge the light if you're needing it to use quickly. And yes, his was well out of warranty so no worries. He didn't use it as much because of the charge time. This fixed it and he uses it much more now.

                                      Only thing is that you do need to use rechargeable AAA batteries. Reason being is that the original battery pack is 3.7 volts. A normal AAA is 1.5 volts. Add 3 of them and you get 4.5 volts and you'll fry the light and possibly burn your fingers. Rechargeables are 1.2 volts. 3 batteries is 3.6 volts and works perfectly.

                                      Of course, I only recommend you do this if your IR light is out of warranty and there's no way you could send it back for repair or replacement. Still have to take that into consideration, but if it's not a worry, it's simple to do and saves a ton of time.

                                      And with as well as this light works and in most of my situations I need it in, I don't ever see the need of having anything larger. But, if I ever do, I know I can buy 1 or 2 more of the same light and connect them together which is a great feature. Simple and very well thought out. Kudos to Sima for that design!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      4.0

                                      Solid, small IR light

                                      By TeeVeeJim

                                      from Pennsylvania

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Recording

                                        Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                        Everything was as described! This is light is small - I saw the dimensions but didn't appreciate the smallness until I got it out of the box. That being said - it is plenty of light to put onto a small camcorder. It holds a charge as long as advertised (I would have preferred AA though.) To light a larger area though (a wide shot) the light doesn't throw enough to the sides. I'm thinking I'll need two of them and use a V bracket on the shoe mount to cover a wide area.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        great lighting !

                                        By Tony Dawampa

                                        from los angeles ca

                                        About Me Beginner

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate
                                        • Compact
                                        • Discreet
                                        • Easy To Set Up

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Recording

                                          Comments about Sima SL-100IR Infrared LED Light:

                                          the ir light is bright and works great !

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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