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Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition

B&H # RORL48BS Mfr # RL 48-B
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You Pay: $129.00
Product Highlights
  • For Camcorders And DSLRs
  • 80W Equivalent
  • 4 Hour Run-Time With 3x AA Batteries
  • 6 oz And Weather Resistant
  • Slides Onto Shotgun Mic
  • 48 Ultra-Bright Grade-A LEDs
  • 110° Beam Angle
  • Accurate Color At 6300/5600/4300/3200K
  • Dimmable Over 1.5 Stops
  • Comprehensive Filter Kit

The Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition sports 48 ultra-bright Grade-A LEDs with an 80W equivalent. It can be attached onto camcorders and DSLRs for up to 4 hours of continuous light without causing shadows or red eye.

Weather-resistant, weighing 6 oz, and powered by 3x AA batteries, it can be set up and fully functional within 3 seconds. Batteries are not included.

Slides onto and firmly stays put on most shotgun mics. Or, with the use of a Rotolight stand (not included), it can mount onto DSLRs, camcorders, and other equipment via hot shoe or 1/4" - 20 stud.
Contains a Filter-Holder. Included with every RingLight are 3 CTO filters and 3 ND filters which adjust color to 6300K, 5600K, and 4300K and 3200K.
110° beam angle produces a soft, naturally diffuse wide beam that eliminates shadows and red eye.
Can be accurately dimmed over 1.5 stops with the use of included ND filters. A 1 stop and a .5 stop combine using two filters, one for each.
A rubberized outer coating reduces reflectivity and acoustic resonance.
Can close in on a subject as close as 1.5".
Lamp (Bulb) 48 LEDs
Mount Type Shotgun
Or via Rotolight stand (not included) onto hot shoe or 1/4" - 20 stud
Power Source 3x AA batteries (not included)
Runtime Up to 4 Hours (depending on battery quality)
Diameter 5.3" (138mm)
Filters Lee Filters:
ND 209 & 298
White Diffusion 216
CTO 205, 223 & 285
Weight 6 oz (90 g)
Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition
  • Lee 205 Filter
  • Lee 3200 CTO Filter
  • Lee 218 CTB Filter
  • Lee 209 ND Filter
  • Lee 298 ND Filter
  • Lee 216 Diffusion Filter
  • Lee 279 1/8 Minus Green Filter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    RotolightRL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition
     
    4.3

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Even light source (12)
    • Attach securely (9)
    • Good power output (7)
    • Long lasting (6)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Professional work (9)
      • Weddings (6)
      • Night video (5)
      • Birthdays (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (6), Aspiring film maker (4), Tech savvy (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      excellent portable lighting!

      I film events, weddings,parties, ect. and the roto light is a easy and inexpensive way to light up a dark room, being it is LED the amount of light it throws is...Read complete review

      I film events, weddings,parties, ect. and the roto light is a easy and inexpensive way to light up a dark room, being it is LED the amount of light it throws is just soft enough for close ups without blinding the subject. it does have a little weight to it, but just make sure you slide it on, all the way back to the mic holder and not at the tip of the mic. and mine fits just right over the windscreen, I have only used this twice so far but the footage i got looks great, it also comes with several different defusers, light gells (you will find them inside of the rotolight when you install the batteries) which i have to try out to see how good they work! three AA's and used it for at least 3 hours and counting! so if you looking for price minded, easy to use, portable light, you should give this a try!

      Using this light on my DSLR set-up. Slips right onto the shotgun mic and super easy to use. Love that I have great portable lighting that is inexpensive. Looking forward to using this on some of our crazy outdoor shots where power isn't available.

      Used for interviews and short projects. Works great, lots of light, stays cool

      What I love about this rotolight is that you just slide it onto your on camera shotgun mic and click the on button and it gives off amazing light for any interview situation or anything else that needs extra fill lighting

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointed

      Thought I'd give Rotolight another chance after my RL-48A lasted just over a year with very little use when 1/2 the led's died, well saying this RL48-B Stealth has more output...Read complete review

      Thought I'd give Rotolight another chance after my RL-48A lasted just over a year with very little use when 1/2 the led's died, well saying this RL48-B Stealth has more output I bought one to try out. There is only a very slight difference in brightness between the previous model and this, it's plastic frame is flimsy and fragile and I don't expect it to last long with pro use. It is cheap by comparison to most camera mounted led lights but I guess you get what you pay for. My advice to pro shooters is to pay more and buy quality.

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      4.0

      Great lighting!

      By Elv8

      from Virginia

      Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

      Great lighting! Only thing is it doesn't come with the sale attachment which is an extra $ bucks

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      2.0

      Too much whiz and not enough bang

      By Manny

      from New York, NY

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies

      Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

      This light is good for home use only. I tried to use it for professional interviews on the field but the light starts to flicker even with new batteries.I own an older version of this light and I thought getting the newer modelthey would've fix this issue but it is still there. The pros is that is cheap andvery quick to mount. The cons is that it flickers and that the strength doesn't go farther than a couple of feet.

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      5.0

      fabulous off camera light

      By Jacquelynn Buck

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me professional photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • On Location Portraits
        • On Location Weddings

        Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

        I had the chance to experiment with this light before buying, and in so doing I was sold. It's incredible as an on-camera light (think ring light only more portable) but also as an off-camera alternative to video light. I love that it uses AA batteries so no need to recharge. I love that the light is variable in color temperature with the filters they include. I love that it's light and slim and portable. Be sure to buy the holder/handle with the light if you plan to use it on a stand or on camera!

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        4.0

        Light of my life

        By Mike

        from NYC NY

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Even Light Source
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • No Mount In Package

        Best Uses

        • Birthdays
        • Night Video
        • Professional Work
        • Special Events
        • Weddings

        Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

        I use this product primarily for shooting dark concert halls. The light is very bright and the gels come in handy.

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        5.0

        Illuminating

        By Wex

        from Maine

        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Even Light Source
        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Birthdays
          • Night Video
          • Professional Work
          • Special Events
          • Weddings

          Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

          use on a reguarl basis - gives even illumination and easy to install.
          charges quickly.
          Very pleased with my purchase

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          2.0

          Just so-so

          By revelriter

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Design
          • Even Light Source
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Dim
          • Overpriced
          • Uses Power Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

            I purchased the Ring Light specifically for low light "run and gun" filming situations, where I would be on my own, and quickly shooting a scene requiring walking or motion. I particularly liked the Ring Light's ability to fit over a shot gun mic. Overall, I'm not so impressed with the light, and have even thought about returning it, I don't recommend it. Here's my breakdown:

            Pros

            Light
            Relatively compact
            Ring design does allow it to easily slide over a shot gun mic

            Cons

            Not very bright--only works in the most limited lighting scenarios
            Event thought the light is lightweight, it will still cause a shot gun mic with a shock absorbing systems to flop to one side, nearly breaking the rubberized fasteners that compose the system
            Short battery life and only takes AA batteries
            Overpriced for what you get--this product should be about $40-50

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            5.0

            Great ring of fire

            By Mitchell Shabling

            from Chicago, Illinois

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Even Light Source
            • Long Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Work
              • Special Events

              Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

              love the intensity of the light, comes with films and ease of use, Great product for a newbie

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              • No

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              5.0

              A great tool

              By Keith

              from Boston / china

              About Me Profesional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                  Well made with a good solid professional feel. It is very versatile adding a nice even light. The filter system, the diffuser twists off and precut scrims that neatly store behind the back cover under it, is awesome no tape no mess. Simple rugged and fits heat in my bag. Oh and it is so convienent you find your self using it a work light. I was surprised at how even the light is even without the supplied diffuser.

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                  5.0

                  PERFECT

                  By Camera Girl

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                    Great for videos and fit snug to my mic!

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                    5.0

                    The light I've been looking for!!

                    By Hamesh

                    from New york

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Pros

                    • Attach Securely
                    • Even Light Source
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Work
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                      I had been reading through a photography magazine and seen an article on the Rotolight. I had been looking to find a light to use with my Canon HG10 video camera. I always use a DM-50 microphone when I shoot any video. I've been using the light with the RL48-B on a cold shoe. It definitely sheds some light on any subject! I recommend using this if you need a video light that is powered by AA batteries, and does not require power from a hotshoe.

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                      5.0

                      A very handy light to have

                      By dominic1

                      from Ingleside, TX

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Even Light Source

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Work
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                        What I love about this rotolight is that you just slide it onto your on camera shotgun mic and click the on button and it gives off amazing light for any interview situation or anything else that needs extra fill lighting.

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                        5.0

                        Full of Power

                        By D.Jones

                        from Pompano Beach, FL

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Even Light Source
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                          I used the RL 48-A Professional HD- Led at a graduation party and it worked great. It is an energy saver product, the light is very bright and the filters add a great value to the product. It's very easy to attach and it doesn't take a lot of space in the bag pack.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Best Light ever

                          By Hutchings

                          from Miami, FL

                          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Even Light Source
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Video
                            • Professional Work
                            • Special Events
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                            Square Led light just to concentrate and project a round center point of light it doesn't happen with Rotolight, also came with many great filters...... I work with the mix light filter, 'cause if you are in a party sometimes they have different kinds of light. Also is weightless and rain resistance, comes with some great accessories!

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                            5.0

                            excellent portable lighting!

                            By jackthelamp

                            from San Francisco

                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Even Light Source

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Night Video
                              • Special Events
                              • Weddings

                              Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                              I film events, weddings,parties, ect. and the roto light is a easy and inexpensive way to light up a dark room, being it is LED the amount of light it throws is just soft enough for close ups without blinding the subject. it does have a little weight to it, but just make sure you slide it on, all the way back to the mic holder and not at the tip of the mic. and mine fits just right over the windscreen, I have only used this twice so far but the footage i got looks great, it also comes with several different defusers, light gells (you will find them inside of the rotolight when you install the batteries) which i have to try out to see how good they work! three AA's and used it for at least 3 hours and counting! so if you looking for price minded, easy to use, portable light, you should give this a try!

                              Using this light on my DSLR set-up. Slips right onto the shotgun mic and super easy to use. Love that I have great portable lighting that is inexpensive. Looking forward to using this on some of our crazy outdoor shots where power isn't available.

                              Used for interviews and short projects. Works great, lots of light, stays cool

                              What I love about this rotolight is that you just slide it onto your on camera shotgun mic and click the on button and it gives off amazing light for any interview situation or anything else that needs extra fill lighting

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Quality product!

                              By Mickmedia

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Even Light Source
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Work

                                Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                                I was reluctant to buy this because someone commented it was flimsy. Trust me, it's not! The quality is solid... quality rubber, durable switch and metal mount. The light is bright enough for use within 15 to 20 ft and can be controlled well in regards to white balance, diffusion & power with the supplied filters. Nice set up!

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                                5.0

                                phenominal product at a great price

                                By Timcam80

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Even Light Source
                                • Long Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Work
                                  • Special Events
                                  • Weddings

                                  Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                                  I picked up a Rotolight RL48-B after seeing it on the B&H Booth at NAB and i have to say, i love it!

                                  Its very easy to use and get great results quickly, i particularly like the filter/gel system and having 4 different colour temperatures is extremely useful to me.

                                  Also, some of the other lights I own can be very heavy, so the ability to run just off 3 AA batteries for 3/4 hours is fantastic!

                                  You can't go wrong for the money, its a very useful light by itself, or as an addition to your existing kit.

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                                  2.0

                                  Disappointed

                                  By Glow

                                  from Sydney Australia

                                  About Me Pro Cameraman

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy
                                    • Flimsy Fragile Amateur

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Birthdays

                                    Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                                    Thought I'd give Rotolight another chance after my RL-48A lasted just over a year with very little use when 1/2 the led's died, well saying this RL48-B Stealth has more output I bought one to try out. There is only a very slight difference in brightness between the previous model and this, it's plastic frame is flimsy and fragile and I don't expect it to last long with pro use. It is cheap by comparison to most camera mounted led lights but I guess you get what you pay for. My advice to pro shooters is to pay more and buy quality.

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                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Doesn't work well with Sony NX70

                                    By Aldous

                                    from Woodbridge, VA

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Even Light Source
                                    • Long Lasting
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Birthdays
                                      • Night Video
                                      • Professional Work
                                      • Special Events
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition:

                                      The ringlight doesn't sit all the way back of the mic because the hood gets in the way. Also I don't like the fact that it doesn't have a dimmer switch. It takes way too long to open up the device and insert ND filters.

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                                      Rotolight -  Add-On Color Filter Pack for RL48-A & RL48-B
                                      • You Pay: $29.95
                                       

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                                      Rotolight -  Stand for RL48-A & RL48-B
                                      • You Pay: $58.99
                                       

                                      This B&H # RORL48STAND adaptor is required to attach the Rotolight to a shoe mount.

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