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Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light

B&H # SUVLLED42 MFR # VL-LED-42
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Product Highlights
  • High-power Illumination with 42 LEDs
  • For HDSLR Camera / Camcorder
  • Works on Two AA Batteries
  • Convenient Shoe / ¼" x 20 Mount
  • Light Column Technology
  • Ultra Compact Design
  • Variable Power Output Control
  • Correction Filter & Soft-light Diffuser

The Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light provides high-power illumination for your camcorder or HDSLR camera with 42 ultra-bright LEDs. Featured light column technology allows you to rotate the LEDs for directional lighting, and 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 ¼” x 20 mount that makes the light compatible with all HDSLR cameras and camcorders.

Powered by two AA 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 correction filter and soft-light diffuser.

High-power illumination for camcorders and HDSLR camera
42 ultra-bright LEDs that never heat-up
Rotates via light column technology to provide directional lighting
Provides better color, contrast, and clarity when shooting video in low-light situations
Powered by two alkaline or Ni-MH AA batteries to deliver increased light output without the weight of added or heavy batteries
Soft-light diffuser reduces glare and highlights
Color correction filter adds in 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 42 high-powered cool light LEDs
Output Adjustable, dimmer control
Mount Foot w/locking ring and ¼" x 20
Power Input 2 AA batteries, alkaline or Ni-MH
Light Output 2100 lux @ 2', 550 lux @ 4', 240 lux @ 6'
Battery Life 70 minutes (with 1900 mAh Ni-MH)
Color Temperature Without filter 4500 to 5500 K
With filter 2500 to 3500 k
Working Distance 2 to 20' (609.6 to 6096 mm)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 4 x 4.6 x 1" (101.6 x 116.84 x 25.4 mm)
Weight 4.2 oz (119 g) (without batteries)
Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light
  • Diffuser
  • Color Correction Filter
  • Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SunpakVL-LED-42 Compact Video Light
     
    3.2

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    58%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

    • Lacks functionality (4)
    • Poor performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (9)
    • Shooting indoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Professional artist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Almost enough

    42 LEDs are almost enough light to avoid high iso noise, but not quite. And the vertical coverage is a little shy on the lower side of the frame so you might need a...Read complete review

    42 LEDs are almost enough light to avoid high iso noise, but not quite. And the vertical coverage is a little shy on the lower side of the frame so you might need a ball joint adapter for your hot shoe to tilt the unit down slightly for close-in shots. Fiddling with the invidual column rotations, you can get reasonably uniform light distribution up to the claimed 16X9 aspect ratio for a 35mm equivalent focal length. The diffusers help eliminate hot spots at the cost of some light loss. Color temperature is best handled with custom balance settings.

    All in all, it completely meets my expectations.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly!!!

    I use this product to record video interviews in fashion shows on my photographic camera. The lighting is pretty good, BUT it CANNOT be bought as a professional product because it is NOT....Read complete review

    I use this product to record video interviews in fashion shows on my photographic camera. The lighting is pretty good, BUT it CANNOT be bought as a professional product because it is NOT. I bought one in $[$] and had a defect. The company send me a new one and it came with the same defect as the first one. The defect was on the intensity dimmer that works only on intense light bt it does not goes to low light intensity.

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    3.0

    Good idea, so-so execution

    By Bob

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Cheap construction
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

        I liked the way the individual rows can be rotated to change the beam width.

        Unfortunately, the brightness dial on the one I got had a lot of dead spots, making adjustment hit and miss.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Ok for the price

        By Plain John the Photo Guy

        from Dalls, TX

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

        This item is ok for adding just a bit of light to a subject. Really expected it to be a little bit brighter, but for using only two AAs not too bad. Even though it says the output is adjustable, the knob pretty much just lets you select off and on.

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        • No

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        2.0

        cheap

        By HD Projects

        from Poland

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

        I use this product to record video interviews on my video camera.

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        3.0

        Good light but poorly assembled

        By jorgearagonphoto

        from Loa Angeles, California

        About Me Photographer, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Parties
          • Small Spaces

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

          The quality of light is good, the general construction works, but i have to check over the contacts, because the light didn't work at the beginning.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Produit correct

          By Sylvergarden

          from montreal quebec canada

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

          peu de puissance , bon seulement a moin de 4 a 5 pieds .

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          4.0

          Battery Hog

          By Chazmo

          from Kansas City

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Eats Batteries Like Candy

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

          Good for interviews, good for spot work with durations less than 10 minutes. For the price, a good, quick, and easy light source for fill or main light. Also a good kicker light for product video or photos.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          if you buy cheaply, you pay dearly!!!

          By MR. FERRER

          from PONCE, PR

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality
          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

          I use the produt in a photographic camera to record video interviews on runway shows.I bought 1 in $[$] and had a defect. Then they send me a second one and had the same defect. The light dimmer has a defect that only works in high intensity light, BUT it does not go to low intensity.The lighting is pretty good, but you cannot buy it as a professional product because it is not one.

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          • No

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          2.0

          If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly!!!

          By MR. FERRER

          from PONCE, PR

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

          I use this product to record video interviews in fashion shows on my photographic camera. The lighting is pretty good, BUT it CANNOT be bought as a professional product because it is NOT. I bought one in $[$] and had a defect. The company send me a new one and it came with the same defect as the first one. The defect was on the intensity dimmer that works only on intense light bt it does not goes to low light intensity.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sturdy Construction, Sorta Adaptable

          By Film Kid

          from Chandler, AZ

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

          Use to shoot video, sometimes off too bright but overall gets the job done

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          "small light but does the job"

          By photoguy

          from Louisiana

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

            on camera for still shooting

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            very poor quality

            By flower shooter

            from Pigeon,Mi

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

                  The idea of having a strong constant light source was my reason for ordering this product, but it did not work. It was not the quality I expected from this company. My return experience with B&H was great.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very useful for Wide shots

                  By Jose Baking

                  from Toronto, Canada

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

                  The lights can be pointed separately to spread the light evenly.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Larger than expected!

                  By CP

                  from Utica, MI

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors

                    Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

                    The reason I give it 5 stars is because it is larger than I was expecting it and the throw reach more than I was hoping for.
                    I have used it and I am planning to use it only in indoor small places. So for it more than I really need.
                    The throw in the high mode is about 10m (33ft)
                    I use it mainly in the low mode otherwise people will go blind.

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Almost enough

                    By Uncle Earl

                    from Saratoga, CA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Dim

                    Best Uses

                    • Hi iso fill light
                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Indoors

                    Comments about Sunpak VL-LED-42 Compact Video Light:

                    42 LEDs are almost enough light to avoid high iso noise, but not quite. And the vertical coverage is a little shy on the lower side of the frame so you might need a ball joint adapter for your hot shoe to tilt the unit down slightly for close-in shots. Fiddling with the invidual column rotations, you can get reasonably uniform light distribution up to the claimed 16X9 aspect ratio for a 35mm equivalent focal length. The diffusers help eliminate hot spots at the cost of some light loss. Color temperature is best handled with custom balance settings.

                    All in all, it completely meets my expectations.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

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