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Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light

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Product Highlights
  • High-Power Illumination with 96 LEDs
  • For HDSLR Camera / Camcorder
  • Works on Four Alkaline / Ni-MH Batteries
  • Convenient Shoe / 1/4" x 20 Mount
  • Ultra Compact Design
  • Variable Power Output Control
  • 3500° K Color Correction Filter
  • Soft-Light Diffuser

The Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light provides high-power illumination for your camcorder or HDSLR camera with 96 ultra-bright LEDs. It also helps in capturing high-quality images in standard 4:3 and wide 16:9 HD formats. The LEDs emit a rich warm light and never heat up, no matter how long you have the light on.

This ultra-compact Video Light helps deliver better color, contrast and clarity when shooting video even in low-light situations. It comes with a convenient shoe or standard 1/4" x 20 mount that makes the light compatible with all HDSLR cameras and camcorders.

Powered by four alkaline / Ni-MH batteries, the compact video light ensures increased light output without the weight of added batteries. In addition to a variable power output control, the video light features a color 3500° K color correction filter and soft-light diffuser.

High-power illumination for camcorders and HDSLR camera
96 ultra-bright LEDs that never heat-up
Provides better color, contrast, and clarity when shooting video in low-light situations
Powered by four alkaline / Ni-MH to deliver increased light output without the weight of added or heavy batteries
Soft-light diffuser reduces glare and highlights
3500° K color correction filter for more natural tones
Variable power output control to attain perfect exposures
Convenient shoe or standard ¼" x 20 mount for compatibility with all HDSLR cameras and camcorders
Light Source 96 high-powered 10 mm cool LEDs
Output Adjustable, dimmer control knob
Mount Foot w/locking ring and ¼" x 20
Power 4 AA batteries, alkaline or Ni-MH
Diffuser Removable
Light Put 6300° K (w/o filter)
Color Correction Filter Removable, 4300° K (w/filter)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.3 x 4.7 x 1.7" (109.22 x 119.38 x 43.18 mm)
Weight 4.1 oz (116.23 g) (w/o filter or batteries)
Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light
  • Diffuser
  • Color Correction Filter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SunpakVL-LED-96 Compact Video Light
     
    4.1

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (23)
    • Easy to use (22)
    • Compact (12)
    • Improves performance (11)
    • Highly compatible (10)

    Cons

    • Poor performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (8)
    • Independent films (4)
    • In the studio (4)
    • Indoors (3)
    • Shooting indoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (12), Professional artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just What I've Been Looking For!

    I've been looking for a decent video light and after reading Videomaker magazines impressions of the new line of Sunpak LED lights decided to look into them at B&H. I selected two...Read complete review

    I've been looking for a decent video light and after reading Videomaker magazines impressions of the new line of Sunpak LED lights decided to look into them at B&H. I selected two of the VL-LED-96 models to test out and found them to be just what I needed for fill light inside when just a bit more of light was needed to avoid video grain in the shadow areas. I've used them outside in the evening to photograph some spectacular plants. They are also useful for macro shooting. Being able to control the intensity of the light lets me add just the right amount of fill light to the dark areas of subjects being photographed with a macro attachment. Light weight they use easy to find triple A batteries and the unit itself seems to be well constructed.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good For Video, Bad For Still Cams

    This light works awesome for night videos as long as your subject(s) is no further than 15 feet away. I taped Nestor Torres playing a private garden party at night and the video...Read complete review

    This light works awesome for night videos as long as your subject(s) is no further than 15 feet away. I taped Nestor Torres playing a private garden party at night and the video came out "acceptable". However, the light was useless when locked into the hot shoe on my Canon 20D. I was better off using the on-camera pop-up flash for the still photography.

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By Señor Bob

    from New Jersey, New Jersey

    About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

      Very cool light that has correct colors and is very bright for the price you pay.

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      5.0

      More than adequate.

      By IPSTECH

      from Lincoln, New Hampshire

      About Me professional photographer, Web Designer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Training Videos
      • Video Clips For Youtube

      Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

      For the price, this is a great unit. If you do occational video with your DSLR. It uses standard AA batteries which I use in all my flash units, so I always have an ample supply charged. The light is good and has good coverage. Sunpak has along standing place in the photo community.

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      4.0

      Great Bang for Bucks

      By Stefan

      from Washington D.C.

      Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

      This compact on-camera LED light is an amazing deal: its cheaper than the identical Bescor, offers fantastic light, and even includes a diffusor and color-correction filter at this amazingly low price. The light is very bright and even, although a bit more focused than I anticipated (a plus for me). The dimmer is a great feature.

      Don't expect high quality, though, it's just a flimsy plastic enclosure and that's about it. However, at this price you can buy one every year and still save money.

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      5.0

      VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light by Sunpak

      By standby

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

        I used this light for my home video, for best light at the subject is about 5' to 6', or sometimes I used it for my close-up pictures. In general, to me, it is the best for subjects with close distance. It is portable, you can take it anywhere you want!!!!

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        5.0

        Great for back up and OCF alternative

        By RaynaM

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Business Owner, Wedding photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Versital

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Off Camera Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

          I'm using this as back up lighting at weddings (think dark cake cutting, ring shots, etc). I also use it outside after dark with the couple instead of an off camera flash to do cool back lighting. It's lightweight, easy to transport and gives off a good amount of light. Not as much as my last compact video light but that one broke after one use and this one didn't.

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          5.0

          Mobile studio to go!!

          By tman

          from Suwanee GA

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Pro-photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Constant Lighting
          • Highly Compatible
          • Light For Any Location
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Need Zero To Full Dimmer

          Best Uses

          • Good Daylight Results
          • Location shooting
          • Photo Or Video

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

          I like the concept of available mobile daylight and minimum flash usage when possible. This light gives me that mobility. I have a set of provideo battery operated lights that cost five times as much (both types of lights are 96 led)but my sunpaks work just as good , maybe better. Using my eneloops battery, I get a run time of 5 to six hours, depending on usage. The light housing is solid, switch and dimmer works as advertised. Love them. Low cost lets me buy several extra sets for future backups.

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          5.0

          Good buy.

          By L PHOTO

          from St Louis,MO

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • On Location

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

          Have been photographing weddings for over 20yrs,prior to digital we would use these lights as a focusing aid in poorly lit conditions.Worked every time,sure beats guessing.

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          2.0

          Cheap, bright light

          By Thomas G.

          from Butler, PA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

          The light itself works great, but the quality of the shoe connection to camera is real cheap. The plastic threads will eventually get stripped and won't allow the connection to camera to be tight. After using it for some while, I would recommend purchasing one with a more sturdy shoe adapter.

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          5.0

          excellent value for cost

          By Guerilla Filmmaker

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

              Use this for a run-and-gun late-night documentary shoot and it delivered plenty of light even in the darkest conditions. It is light and adds virtually no noticeable weight to the camera.

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              5.0

              Great product!

              By SudioDMedia

              from Jacksonville, FL

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                  I film for hunting television and we do a lot of DSLR work. This is a great little light!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great fill light

                  By Greg

                  from Quincy IL

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                  I have used in various situations and find it to be a great light for the price.

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                  1.0

                  Was good for awhile

                  By JC

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Videographer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Performance

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                    Loved it when I first got it. Used it off camera to add some dimension to my video. But it didn't take long for the dimmer to lose its functionality. Not bright at all anymore. Had it just a couple of months when it began to go downhill. Battery cover snapped off on one side also. Have to tape the cover in place. Maybe I just got a lemon.

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                    5.0

                    Just what I needed

                    By waynesworld

                    from blue springs, mo.

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                      Use this for liteing instead of using flash. Set it where I want to get the effect that I want.It's lite and easy to carry around. mounts on a tripod or mono pod.

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                      2.0

                      They are inexpensive for a reason

                      By Gary

                      from Vancouver BC, Canada

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                      Very cheap construction and no indication as to battery configuration. They do give a reasonable light and will do what I need for quick interviews. If you need a lightweight inexpensive video light, this will do the job. Recommended with reservation and warnings.

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                      4.0

                      Never judge a book by the cover

                      By Jade

                      from Trinidad

                      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                        Very bright and easy to adjust under low light situations

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Pretty good

                        By Meatball

                        from Nashville

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                          Lightweight and poorly made, but it does the job. The light output is impressive for the price.

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                          4.0

                          Video Camera light

                          By Greg

                          from Missouri

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                              Needed a qucik fill light to shoot industrial/manufacturing shots. This light does a great job. Has a dimmer switch to add as much as needed.
                              It is plastic so extra care is needed when storing with gear.

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                              2.0

                              Sunpak VL-LED-96 Video Light

                              By Stephane L.

                              from Montreal, CA

                              About Me Business Owner

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Poor Performance

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                                I found that this product is poorly fabricated and cheap. The platic, button and overall quality are simply not there.

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                                5.0

                                This is a very nice light very efficient

                                By Juan Fdz

                                from San Antonio

                                About Me Business Owner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                                  This is a very nice light very efficient and the illumination is very good the batteries lasted for about 5 hours this light exceeded my expectations.

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                                  4.0

                                  Blinding, but helpful.

                                  By Michael

                                  from Pittsburgh

                                  About Me Pro videographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Blair Witch Projects
                                  • Event videography
                                  • Independent Films

                                  Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light:

                                  Makes me very happy to be behind the camera.

                                  I'm using this to shoot video--event/performance documentation, documentary--and besides the horrible squinting it induces in unprepared subjects, it's a nice little light.

                                  Some things to note--

                                  - This thing is big. Almost exactly as wide as my T3i--which could be a problem if you don't like bulky things.

                                  - The dimmer dial doesn't really do much for me. Range goes from very bright to slightly brighter than very bright.

                                  Otherwise, battery life is good, mounts easily and securely, and blinding people at concerts is better than grainy mid-shelf DSLR video.

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