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Westcott Ice Light

B&H # WE5500 Mfr # 5500
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You Pay: $499.90
Product Highlights
  • 50,000 Hour LEDs
  • 150W Tungsten Equivalent
  • 100-240V AC
  • Only 1.3 lb
  • Dimmable
  • Built-in 60 Minute Battery
  • 72.6° Beam Angle

The Westcott Ice Light is a dimmable, 5,200-5,400K LED source unlike any you've ever seen. The first thing that occurs to you as work with it is that it resembles a 20.25" baton or perhaps wand is more appropriate given the soft light magic that the Ice Light conjures. Hold it as close as you want to your subject; the closer you get the more Ice Light's wrap-around quality of light becomes evident. Since it's virtually heat-free you never have to worry about injuring the talent or damaging the set.

Power comes from a built-in battery that will run for 60 minutes on a 2.5 hour charge. And at 100-240V AC, you can charge it anywhere there's electricity. While the ergonomic shape easily lends to handheld operation, there's a 1/4"-20 tap at each end to mount the Ice Light to a light stand or other accessory. The Ice Light comes with gel clips, battery power/charger cord and carry case with shoulder and belt straps.

Cutting Edge Technology
  • Fully dimmable from 1.5 - 15W
  • Built-in battery features latest Lithium ion technology
  • Wide 72.6° beam angle (50% broader than most LED lights)
  • Soft, Even Daylight Color
  • Compact LED daylight light source
  • Virtually heat-free lamps rated for 50,000+ use
  • Wrap around frosted diffusion front projects soft, even light
  • All-in-One Solution
  • Run AC or DC Power for all day use
  • Mount to a light stand, tilter bracket or mini tripod
  • Includes gel clips to quickly add dramatic color or diffusion
  • Heavy duty carry case with adjustable shoulder and belt straps
  • Rating 150W as compared to quartz halogen, 50,000 hour LED life
    Color Range 5,200-5,400K
    Beam Angle 72.6°
    Dimming 1.5 - 15W and anywhere in between
    Cable Not specified by manufacturer
    Mount 1/4"-20 on each side
    Battery Lithium ion: 7.4V
    Battery Life 60 minutes on a full 2.5 hour charge
    Current Draw 1.5 - 15W
    Voltage 100-240V AC, 50 - 60Hz
    Dimensions 20.25 x 1.75" (52.07 x 1.75 cm)
    Weight 1.3 lb (0.58 kg)
    Westcott Ice Light
  • Battery Charger/Power Cord
  • 2 x Gel Clips
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    WestcottIce Light
     
    4.3

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (47)
    • Durable (19)
    • Good color value (18)
    • Attaches securely (13)
    • Easy to set up (13)

    Cons

    • Loses charge quickly (8)
    • Weak (6)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (38)
    • Indoors (24)
    • Low light (24)
    • Night time (19)
    • Photography (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (34), Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (49)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Great Continuous Light Source

    The first thing I want to say is that the early models had that battery life issue and Westcott very quickly issued replacement units. They sent me a new one with a return addressed...Read complete review

    The first thing I want to say is that the early models had that battery life issue and Westcott very quickly issued replacement units. They sent me a new one with a return addressed package to return my old one it so that I didn't even have a down day. The new unit doesn't have the battery life problem. I always recommend charging one's equipment the day prior to the shoot however.

    Now onto the review. When shooting subjects in window light there is no better skim or hair-light source than an Ice Light for its WYSIWYG continuous nature and the fact that it's daylight balanced. In low light and urban settings this balances well with street lights and other ambient sources. I recommend a fast aperture lens (2.8 or faster) for these applications. Get an ambient reading on the practical lighting around you then bring the ice light into play at full power first then dim if needed. When you're shooting with a 70-200 you can almost always get the ice light in 2-3 feet away which makes it large and soft for the subjects. When you're shooting wider you'll want your subjects to be at the edge of the frame so that your light source can be just out of view but still close to the subject.

    The only con, which has a work around, is that at shutter speeds of faster than 125th you may start to see banding on the light similar to what you might get with fluorescent sources. It's pretty easy to just be aware and keep the shutter speed slower. Think steady portrait work with a stabilized lens. I try to shoot at 1/100 with mine.

    It's light weight, quality of light, and ease of use make this a must have for creative professionals!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not very bright

    These are cool in that they are battery operated LED lights. But they have to be positioned VERY close to the subject because they don't put out a lot of light. With two lights...Read complete review

    These are cool in that they are battery operated LED lights. But they have to be positioned VERY close to the subject because they don't put out a lot of light. With two lights at 45 degrees and 2.5 feet from my models face, I'm getting shutter speed of 1/100 at 5.6 with ISO of 1250. There is no way they are as bright as a 150w tungsten as the specs claim. Also there is no readout on the dimmer level... though I only used them cranked to the top. Repeatable results need a way to record current settings. These lights are beautifully packaged. The box has spiffy magnetic closures that you are paying for, and don't need. If these were $100 or so, I'm in. But not at $[$]. You really need a bunch of them to throw adequate light.

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    5.0

    great product

    By adam

    from Southern IL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time

      Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

      Great for wedding photography. Works great for detail shots. Also great for high Iso shots of the Bride and groom. Its not super powerful but works very well for the things I listed above and that is what I purchased it for.

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      5.0

      Amazing Product

      By JuleLJ

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Loses Charge Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

      I never leave reviews, but wanted to for this product because if you're having any reservation about it - just pull the trigger. I'm a wedding photographer and use it for reception details, ring shots, portraits, etc. It's a part of my bag now and I can't imagine not having it. Awesome light and truly worth the cost.

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      5.0

      very useful item

      By chingwei

      from Edison, NJ

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

        In so many situation, ice light could be the best partner or tool. For example, when shooting in low light situation, ice light can not only helps focusing and lighting.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice light source, small battery

        By CB

        from Möbius Strip, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Loses Charge Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

        I use the product as a close light source and it has a nice feather-edge to it. The quality of the color of light is good, no strange color cast. It's easy to hold and manipulate and has 1/4-20 threaded sockets on both ends for attaching a mounting peg.

        If I could change one thing, I'd give it a longer-lasting battery. A few more ounces for another couple hours of light would be helpful.

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        5.0

        amazing!

        By susan slade

        from long beach California

        Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

        Saw product at WPPI during his presentation and his booth, happy to finally have the budget to add to my gear! Using tomorrow for first time at a wedding, super excited!

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        5.0

        Perfect for indoor interviews

        By Slavik Boyechko

        from Anchorage, AK

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Loses Charge Quickly
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Night Time
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

        I replaced a V-mount LED light with an Ice Light many months ago and I would never go back. Along with a small Manfrotto light stand, the Ice Light goes everywhere with me, and most of the time serves as my only interview light. The downsides are that it can't battle daylight, and you most definitely need the extra battery. But if you're considering it at all, just get it.

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        4.0

        Great Product

        By Tim C.

        from Whippany, NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Cost

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

        Exceptional quality of light and well made.

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        • No

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        5.0

        A must have for photographers

        By Jared

        from Caldwell, ID

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Too Diffused

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Night Time
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

        Create your own lighting environments that will take your photography to the next level.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Pretty much spot on..

        By SnappyJo

        from Mitchell, SD

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Soft light

        Cons

        • No Safety Lock

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

        Finally caved to the hype and got an ice light.. so worth it! It's a bit spendy, but I'm seeing great results in this with use in wedding preparation shots and even a couple portrait. It's a very soft light and not great in a heavy light situation but over all am very happy with the quality. Would be nice if it had a lock on it so it doesn't power up on its own… I can see endless possibilities with this!

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        5.0

        I love my Ice Light!

        By Lenzart

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Light
        • Great For Portraits
        • Lightweight
        • Portable
        • Use For Light Or For Fill

        Cons

        • Only Good For Close Work

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Outdoor Fill Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

        Wonderfully light weight and portable lighting. So much easier than carrying around traditional lighting, just hang the included carrying case over your shoulder and you hardly know it is there. The Ice light gives off such beautiful light for portraiture. It can only be used for close up lighting but you will love the light. I use it indoors for beautifully soft light and outdoors for fill light. And the kids think I have a light saber!

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        5.0

        Not Cheap, But Worth It

        By Wes

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light

          Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

          This light is amazing. I recently used it on a shoot where I was pretty limited in gear I could carry and I was really happy with it. I did a lot of run/gun interviews and had to set up quick. I tried another solution (bright light with a travel softbox/baffle) and while it was cheaper/brighter - it took about 5 minutes longer to set up. If you want something professional looking and super quick to set up - get this light. You'll be even happier with this light if you're using a camera that is good in low light.

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          5.0

          A terrific light source!

          By gsphotoguy

          from Edison, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ease of use
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Art Nudes
            • Low Light
            • Portraits

            Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

            The Westcott Ice Light is a wonderful addition to my available lights. I have used it as both a fill source as well as a single light. The small size and light weight allow it to be placed and moved easily. I love the way I can light faces and bodyscapes with this one light.

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            5.0

            Ice Light Rules!!!!

            By VideoGuruB

            from Missouri

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

                if you need a port light get this one great for video and stills. need a little fill here or back there??? grab the stick pop it on. YOU MUST HAVE THIS

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                5.0

                Great light

                By Goofy

                from Chicago

                Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

                This is a great light to have with you. I used it as fill to window light and the dimming feature was wonderful.. Moving it is simple and getting the right amount of light was good. It is a little costly but delivers a large light source..

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Stuart K.

                from Greenwich, CT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

                  Excellent product.

                  I feel like the manufacturing costs for this product must be pretty low and therefore, I expect that others will offer competitive products soon at better pricing. As they say: just my humble opinion.

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                  5.0

                  Gorgeous, consistent, long-lasting light

                  By Michael Carlos

                  from Central Florida, USA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

                    I can't say enough good about this product. Besides the fact that the light is simply beautiful, the Icelight is lightweight, fully dimmable, and has long-lasting self-contained battery life. The temperature is consistent and true. It can be used just as easily handheld as in a lightstand. One of the best advantages is the small size: because it's so amazingly light and wand-shaped, it takes up virtually no space in your gear, and there's so setup beyond pushing a button. Heaven!.
                    I've been happily using multiple Canon 600 EX-RT speedlites, but with the Icelight, you can SEE where the light falls, how strong it is, and where it feathers. And you don't have to worry about burning through your batteries. The only feature I would have liked to see (version 2.0, Westcott?) is either a memory button to save a specific light intensity or at least a feature so the Icelight "wakes" at the same brightness at which it was last used. You will not regret buying this product!

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                    5.0

                    Amazing Light!!

                    By Chris Redd

                    from Ocala Fl

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Product Photography
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

                    I am a magazine and wedding photographer and have been blown away by the quality and flexibility this light offers! I rarely set up a soft box for assignments anymore and it has completely transformed my wedding photography. I WILL be buying more! Worth every penny!

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                    5.0

                    Excellent!

                    By Gary

                    from US

                    Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

                    I've used it only once on location because it was easier to use with my standard flash kit than stobes. Did exactly as I wanted to add some light to eliminate any flash shadows.

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                    4.0

                    Great Window Light

                    By Photobug

                    from Bradenton, Fl.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Strobe Lighting
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

                      I had the chance to used this product in a studio photo shoot. Brings daylight in doors. I used it with the model holding it and with an assistant holding it. Both worked just fine. Can put on light stand and adjust angles with the right clamps. When price comes down I want one! If price is no object, buy it!

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                      5.0

                      The Ice Light

                      By Erin photo

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Short Lifespan

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Westcott Ice Light:

                      I was so happy when I used the Ice Light for the first time. I have a natural light studio and on a dark day the ice light worked great to give the me the extra light I needed. The Ice light is so useful in many situations. it portable design makes it easy to take everywhere. And its so light weight.You can also attach it to a light stand or tripod so you do not need an assistant to hold it. I love love this product and Im so happy that I purchased it.It would also be perfect for a wedding photographer especially during getting ready shots.

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