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Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit

B&H # BELED200K Mfr # LED-200K
Price: $324.95
Instant Savings: -$25.00
You Pay: $299.95
Product Highlights
  • Two Lights / Stands
  • 210 LED Bulbs In Each Panel
  • 400W Equivalent Total
  • 6.1' Stand Extension / 7.1' with Panel
  • 5 lbs Total Weight
  • 2 Soft White Diffusers / 6500K
  • 2200 Lux at 39"
  • 15-100% Dimmer

The Bescor LED-200K Dual 200W Kit is a set of two light panels and two stands.

Each panel is 12 x 11" and has 210 10mm super bright LED bulbs that put out a 200W equivalent totaling to 400W with the two panels combined. Each stand is 6.1' when fully extended, and reaches 7.1' with a panel atop it. Both sets of panels and stands combine to a total weight of only 5 lbs.

Included with each light panel is a removable soft white diffuser with which the panel produces 6500K color temperature. The panels each offer 2200 lux brightness at 39" and feature a dimmer ranging from 15-100%.

The lights mount the stands by 1/4"-20 taps.

400W equivalent total.
7.1' max height with light panel included.
6500K.
15-100% dimmer.
Bulbs 210 10 mm LED bulbs in each light panel
Output 200W equivalent per panel, 400W total
Lux Each panel offers 2200 lux brightness at 39" (2200 at 1 m)
Dimensions Each panel: 12 x 11 x 1.375" (30.5 x 28 x 3.5 cm)
Height Each stand is 74" when fully extended, and reaches 86" with a panel attached (1.88 m, 2.18 m)
Weight Both panels and stands combine to a total of 5 lbs (2.25 kg)
Color Temperature 6500K
Dimmer 15-100%
Power 12 VDC input
Each light panel draws 1.25 amps at full power
(an AC to DC power adapter comes included for each panel. The DC end plugs into a panel and on the AC end is a standard AC wall plug.)
Mount 1/4"-20 tap
Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit
  • 2 x AC to DC Power Adapter
  • 2 x Stand
  • 2 x Light Panels
  • 2 x Soft White Diffuser
  • 90-Day Warranty
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    BescorLED-200K Twin 200W Kit
     
    3.5

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (17)
    • Good power output (8)
    • Good color value (7)
    • Attaches securely (3)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (9)
    • Weak (6)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (13)
    • General purpose (5)
    • Low light (3)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    100% Satisfied.

    Sub $400. Honestly expected to get them, and send them back. Just wanted to see if they could possibly be worth it...Answer is yes, for the price. I compared these...Read complete review

    Sub $400. Honestly expected to get them, and send them back. Just wanted to see if they could possibly be worth it...Answer is yes, for the price. I compared these 2 lights to my colleauges $1000 LED, and while his were brighter, my color was much closer to daylight. I glued little magnets on all four corners for an easy way to throw gel tints on there, quick mod that I think everyone should consider. Lightweight, the stands are a little shaky, but if you sand bag, you should be ok.

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    Faulty

    One of the LED lights wasn't working upon delivery and I didn't have time to send it back for replacement so I took it to an electrician he opened it up and fixed it,...Read complete review

    One of the LED lights wasn't working upon delivery and I didn't have time to send it back for replacement so I took it to an electrician he opened it up and fixed it, one of the wires was loose. Once I got it working though it worked pretty well. I like the over all outcome but didn't like that it was defective, dunno how long they will keep working.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Works Well; Not So Durable

    By Berto

    from Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Ok For The Price

    Cons

    • Fasteners Weak
    • Flimsy
    • Switches Weak

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Low Light

    Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

    For the price, these lights get the job done. They're relatively easy to use and provide plenty of light for tight shots related to green screen work. The dimmers also function as claimed.But you have to give the Chinese credit for mastering the absolutely cheapest manufacturing possible. How, one asks, do they figure out what materials will yield stripped threads the first time you use them? This takes enormous talent.On the plus side, except for the threaded fasteners, the tripods are fairly durable. They're equipped with rubber plugs to keep from marring floors and these were sized too small so that every single one of them fell out and went MIA. Oh well.

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    3.0

    You get what you pay for.

    By Colonel Click

    from Bluegrass State

    Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

    Worth the money. Unfortunately the dimmer switch on one light did not work straight out of the box. Returned and will probably get the higher output kit.

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    5.0

    GREAT

    By Jamie

    from Greenville SC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

        These lights work GREAT. I love that they have a dimming knob for brightness. Well worth the money.

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        4.0

        Depends on how you use it.

        By RU486

        from Washington State

        About Me 15 Years Plus Experience, Cinematographer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Interviews
          • On-camera News Reporting
          • Travel
          • Vlogs

          Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

          I am writing this from a filmmaker's perspective, and I have not used the kit with still photography.

          Who this kit IS for:
          *People who want a lightweight kit to conduct on-camera interviews, and who are willing to be extremely careful with the fragile light stands. Will work well for spot news reporters, documentary interviews, and vloggers/YouTubers. You'll need an additional hair light if you want 3-point lighting.

          Who this kit is NOT for:
          *Those looking for key and fill lights for anything other than an interview or medium close up (or closer).
          *Those who want light stands that will hold up on a movie set.
          *Those who want LED lights that come with barn doors.

          What to expect:
          *6400K lights. If you want to use these around tungsten lights you'll need gels more orange than full CTO (see recommended accessories).
          *Light stands that will eventually need to be replaced depending on how careful you are with them (one of mine started getting stripped right away so I returned it).
          *A very light and portable kit.

          Other useful information:
          *The product information does not list the collapsed light stand height. You'll need to know this if you want to buy an appropriately sized case. It is 25.75 inches tall when fully collapsed. There are several hard cases that will fit both lights and both stands.
          *If you need to call Bescor regarding a product, their customer service is great, and you'll talk to someone in their New York office.

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          3.0

          Good enough for the price

          By Lars

          from Minneapolis

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Shooting Indoors

              Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

              Not real sturdy construction. Stands are nice, but proprietary and the heads aren't ball heads, they just rotate forward and back. Probably better for video work. Nice that they are dimmable. No appreciable hear even if on for 30 minutes. Don't seem to have ready-made gels to alter color temperature. Don't forget to order a case - it comes it a cardboard carrying case that will only hold up for a few shoots. Like I said, good enough for the price.

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              4.0

              Great Lights!

              By Kenn the Photog

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                The lights are great! They are compact, light, and easily transportable. Great for lighting quick interviews.

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                3.0

                Good if you cant afford better

                By OM

                from New Jersey

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Broken
                • Flimsy
                • Weak

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Low Budget

                Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                They are light weight, reasonably bright, and work in a pinch. Howeverthey are very cheaply constructed with all plastic casing and hardware. a thin pressboard backing is the only thing protecting the inner circuitry.If this is all you can afford, they'll work, but if you have a choice, don't be cheap and save yourself the hassel.

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                4.0

                Let there be light!

                By James

                from Mason, OH

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Weak

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Videography

                Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                I'm using these in a small area with a Vidpro k-120 as a head light for a 3 point lighting setup to shoot a guitar instructional dvd. My small setup includes a Sony cx110 hd camcorder, & a Tascam dr-40 for the audio capture. A nice but humble rig, these lights were very appropriate for my needs. Even though they're flimsy & not extremely bright, they will work fine for any videographer on a tight budget with an up close project. Take a little time to work with these & the results will show. It beats spending a lot of money, unless your a full time pro. Give them a try, & you might be surprised.

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                4.0

                Nice tool, will get another set.

                By JT

                from Baton Rouge louisiana

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Easily set up
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Non Intrusive
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Best Used With Room Light

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                  Indoor weddings are easily disturbed by extreme lighting. I can use these cool lights and turn down the brightness to a point that gives me clarity but doesn't take away from the event. Light, easy to move and the stands are much sturdier than I had imagined.

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                  1.0

                  Don't waste your money

                  By Cullen

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                  I purchased these lights to film interviews in my company's studio. When the lights arrived, one set was already burnt out. These lights do not put out any power at all. They feel cheap and flimsy. I returned them the same day for some higher quality lights.

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                  3.0

                  Not powerful enough for my needs

                  By StudFromRussia

                  from New York

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                  I wanted to try it for small product shooting. Compact, easy to set up. Not enough power for my needs.

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                  2.0

                  Disappointed Customer

                  By Andy T

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy
                    • Harsh Color
                    • Too Focused
                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                      The Bescor LED-200k twin kit was disppointing. The light it produced was weak and not suited for portraiture at all (I was looking for a general-use light). It may be better for product photography and video. The stands were very flimsy which can be expected and this price point. Not recommended for any professional application whatsoever.

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                      5.0

                      Another good Bescor product.

                      By Cloclo

                      from Quebec ,Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                        Very good power,easy to use and transport!

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                        4.0

                        Good, inexpensive LED light

                        By CTNGreg

                        from Ann Arbor, MI

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Good Color Value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use

                          Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                          We use them to light a set in a studio and they provide a nice light level. The only thing I wish they had were barn doors, but we've improvised some.

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                          3.0

                          Mixed reviews on this product

                          By Zelda

                          from Walnut Creek, CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Too Diffused

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                          The feedback from the users of these lights is that they love the daylight effect they produce. The base is quite sturdy and looks like it will take some abuse. The concern is with the area where the top attaches to the base. The users are afraid that it will break down with use. As we have only had the lights a couple of weeks, it's really too early to tell how they will hold up.

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                          4.0

                          Practical and costefective

                          By jorge1907

                          from Bogota Colombia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                            We use it to web stream productions, are ease to move and practical

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                            5.0

                            Simple, light and customizable

                            By Eddie Galo

                            from Barcelona, Spain

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Customizable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unmountable

                            Cons

                            • Harsh Color

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                            The color temperature is realy high (light is a bit too white) but you can easily unscrew the plastic transluscent cover and replace it by one of your own (or you can stick an orange gel color filter in its inner part)
                            The thing I like the most is its really light wheight. Mechanically speaking, the tripods are very simple (i don't know if they will last long) and the light boxes can be easily unscrewed and their electronic parts are easily accessible in case they have to be fixed.
                            The ac/dc converser is very light and small too and it's in the cable (not in the lit panel)

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                            3.0

                            Very Cool!

                            By Chris

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Macrophotography
                              • Product photography

                              Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                              I purchased these for indoor macro work and they're ideal for that purpose — providing a good approximatation of daylight, plenty of it for macro or product photography, and negligible heat dissipation: it's really remarkable how cool the LED arrays run.

                              They're not exactly flimsy, but I wouldn't call either the arrays or the stands rugged and they're quite lightweight. I'd be hesitant to use them outdoors if there was a stiff breeze, even with a bag to hold them in place.

                              If you buy a set, be sure to check them out right away. As others have noted, the manufacturing quality control is a bit difficient. One of the power adaptors in my shipment was defective. B&H immediaately arranged for the manufacturer to send me a replacement, which arrived in about a week.

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                              2.0

                              Limited value

                              By Matt the Cameraman

                              from Cincinnati, Ohio

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy
                                • Weak

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                                  This product has limited value for the lighting process. It does not seem to have enough power to light a subject except under really shaded areas of daylight. The stands do require sandbag support due their light-weight construction and top-heavy panel-lights. Not a great overall lighting product.

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                                  3.0

                                  Faulty

                                  By Zee

                                  from Abu Dhabi, UAE

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • Defective
                                  • Flimsy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Night Time
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Bescor LED-200K Twin 200W Kit:

                                  One of the LED lights wasn't working upon delivery and I didn't have time to send it back for replacement so I took it to an electrician he opened it up and fixed it, one of the wires was loose. Once I got it working though it worked pretty well. I like the over all outcome but didn't like that it was defective, dunno how long they will keep working.

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