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Lowel GL-1 Power LED

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Product Highlights

  • Portable Battery-powered LED Head
  • Removable Rechargeable Battery
  • 82 mm Front Screw Thread
  • AC or DC
  • Locking Dimming Trigger
  • Focusable Head
  • Tripod Mounting Screw
  • No-noise Cooling
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The Lowel GL-1 Power LED is a compact handheld light source that is ideal for any type of event or location photography that demands portability, flexibility and ease of use. The GL-1's ergonomic appeal is readily apparent, from the rubberized exterior to the lockable trigger that enables dimming from 5.0-100%. The removable, rechargeable battery is located at the base for precise balance and its flat underside and low-profile feet allow placement on a table or other flat surface. There's also a 1/4"-20 threaded socket for tripod mounting.

The GL-1's flexible qualities begin with the focusing head with a 5:1 spot-to-flood ratio that allows you to back light or hair light your subject or pull back to add some fill light when needed to open up the shadows. The trigger-controlled dimming and a thumb-operated light intensity dial allows 1 hand operation for multi-tasking scenarios. The GL-1 comes with the light head, battery, multi-voltage charger and AC adapter. Its 3,000K output can be cooled to 5,300K for use in daylight with the purchase of an optional filter that mounts to the GL-1's 82 mm front screw thread.

Focusing Head
The GL-1's 8:1 focusing range lets you zero in to highlight your subject with a tight spot or pull back to wide flood and add fill light to a larger area
2 Ways to Dim
Use the adjustable Dimming Trigger to quickly get the perfect light level for short term handheld use or lock the light in the ON position and dial in an intensity for longer term constant output at any level
Photometrics
Flood
63 fc @ 5.0' (1.5 m) with 39° beam angle
17 fc @ 10' (3.0 m) with 39° beam angle
8.0 fc @ 15' (4.5 m) with 39° beam angle
5.0 fc @ 20' (6.0 m) with 39° beam angle
4.0 fc @ 25' (8.0 m) with 39° beam angle
Spot
553 fc @ 5.0' (1.5 m) with 10° beam angle
265 fc @ 10' (3.0 m) with 10° beam angle
56 fc @ 15' (4.5 m) with 10° beam angle
32 fc @ 20' (6.0 m) with 10° beam angle
21 fc @ 25' (8.0 m) with 10° beam angle
UPC: 884613016463
Material Primarily aluminum, steel and glass-filled nylon
Type Handheld LED
100W Tungsten equivalent
Lens Fresnel
Color Range Approximately 3,000K
CRI 90
Dimming 5.0 - 100%
Focus Range 8:1 Focus range, flood to spot, continuously variable
Operating Voltage Multi-voltage AC and charging
2.7A DC operation
In-init switch
Battery Run Time 1.0 Hour at full brightness
Mount 1/4"-20 Female and 3/8"-16 Female
Dimensions 12 x 6.0 x 3.5" (30.5 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm)
Front screw thread: 82 mm
Weight 3.75 lb (1.7 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.5 x 12.1 x 5.9"
Lowel GL-1 Power LED
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Multi-voltage Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    LowelGL-1 Power LED
     
    3.8

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (18)
    • Durable (10)
    • Good color value (9)
    • Long-lasting (7)
    • Versatile (7)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (7)
    • Weak (5)
    • Heavy (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Night time (15)
    • Indoors (14)
    • Low light (14)
    • Portraits (13)
    • Outdoor events / games (12)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic light

    Attached is an image from the very first time I attempted to photograph the Milky Way and was also the very first night I tried light painting. Using the GL-1 was so user...Read complete review

    Attached is an image from the very first time I attempted to photograph the Milky Way and was also the very first night I tried light painting. Using the GL-1 was so user friendly. No hot spots when the wide beam was used and when I used the narrow focused beam the reach was perfect. Light color/temp stayed consistent as I played w/ the focal intensity all in the same shot. The battery lasted longer than I did that night. I'm a big fan.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    STILL NOT SURE

    Bought this reallllly expensive flash light for weddings. Firstly, if it's not dawn or dusk, don't bother using out doors, just not strong enough. The daylight balance filter steals quite a bit...Read complete review

    Bought this reallllly expensive flash light for weddings. Firstly, if it's not dawn or dusk, don't bother using out doors, just not strong enough. The daylight balance filter steals quite a bit of output power as well. I like using the GL-1 for getting ready shots, toss a highlights into a portrait, and pretty legit for large venue receptions and table shots.The design, ergonomics, and hands-on usability are great, but the build quality is shat. My battery case/cover thing broke the 1st 3minutes of the first day on duty, had to do the rubber-band repair. I'm still not sure if it's worth the money. I'm using this much less than I expected and I could definitely do without.

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    4.0

    Great Light, Fast Setup, Easy to Use

    By Becca

    from Sonoma, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Really Big

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time

    Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

    This LED light is definitely worth the purchase and is an easy to set up and use. I especially like that I can easily focus the light and dim it with two quick movements. It has threads on the bottom to attach to a tripod or light stand which has come in super handy. It's easier for me to use when I shoot solely (without an assistant), than setting up a flash with remotes. The downside is the size. It's a fairly large unit which requires a bag of it's own and makes it hard to tote around with all your other gear.

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    5.0

    Use for wedding photography

    By MGMP

    from pa

    Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

    We got this light for wedding photography. We just got it and used it for one wedding and love it. I do wish they didn't make the trigger button yellow. It sorta makes it look cheaper and it is not cheap. It is worth every bit of money. We can't wait to learn more with this light! Some people did talk about the battery and I do feel that seems like it's not super tight but it didn't pop out on us or anything. I do wish it had a strap so we could put it around is real quick when we don't need it. With all that said we really do love this light and glad we got it!

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    5.0

    Great for Weddings

    By Southern Wedding Photographer

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

      This is a great light for weddings. I love shooting at night. I can easily match this with the ambient light around and always get a gorgeous image.

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      5.0

      Got light????

      By Dr. Bob

      from Cheseapeake, VA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Special Events

        Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

        Put light where you need it. A fabulous addition to your wedding reception battle kit.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Battery falls right out!

        By David

        from Greensburg, PA

        Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

        I just got mine in the mail and it will be a great potential video light for night shoots. As soon as I opened the package I put the battery in and the battery falls right out because it isn't a proper fit for the light. I called them about it and they said they will send me a new battery that will fix the problem. We will see when it comes... It's really good support on fixing the problems. I will add tape to keep the battery in the unit.

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        4.0

        Great tool

        By AaronG

        from Walla Walla, Washington

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Good customer service
        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Mediocre Build Quality

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Real estate
        • Special Events

        Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

        This is a great tool for evening shots of real estate (to achieve that Golden glow), weddings, and portraits. It's not what you're always looking for for portraits and it's not powerful enough for brighter parts of the day, but I t's great for evening, night, and indoor pictures. I gave it four stars because of the build quality. The moment I took it out of the case the battery cover was almost falling off the battery already. Otherwise it is a fantastic product and worth the money. Would recommend to a friend.

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        1.0

        Not worth it

        By Kiki

        from Boston MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Loses Charge Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

            I got this light for the handful of weddings my studio does a year. I used it at one wedding and the battery wouldn't charge. Tiffen's Customer Service was horrible. It took two months for replacements (they sent out a battery with no charger as it was "backordered.) When I finally got them both months later they again DID NOT WORK. So frustrating. I wanted to just return it but BH sent me another when I shipped mine back directly to them. I got it (thankfully to BH's excellent customer service!!) in time for my final wedding this weekend. It worked fine but when I got home and tried to remove it from the light base to charge, the plastic broke off. What a horribly overpriced and poorly made product. I wish I never got it in the first place as I additionally wasted money on a hood and a white balance filter.

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            1.0

            Built really bad

            By Studios

            from Edmonton AB

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Loses Charge Quickly
              • Weak

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                I purchased it and never used it for a few months tried to use it now and it dosnt work. Battery keeps falling out and even when its in it dosnt stay charged. It only works when plugged in. I wish i could get my money back

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                5.0

                Very nice !

                By Ernest

                from Hollywood CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Time
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                  I am very happy...Perfect for photography

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great for Event Videographers

                  By MVP

                  from O.C.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Battery
                  • Heavy
                  • Not Color Changeable

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                  I really like this light despite the minus star. I'm not sure why but the people who made this light intended it for wedding photographers.. which is fine but its really not. This light should be marketed to wedding and event Cinematographers. It has nice focusable light with good concentrated distance for grand entrance, toasts etc. but is also wonderful for use up close for creative decor.

                  My complaints are simple.. 1) battery doesn't last long. 2) Wish it were white balance switchable via dial. 3) it's top-heavy which means you need a tripod or heavy duty c-stand.

                  Otherwise its a good light

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                  3.0

                  Bulky and needs an assistant

                  By MDCSF

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                  I saw this product at the WPPI and found it to be really interesting and portable for constant lighting so I decided to buy it.

                  The main use would be for side or backlight setup. The LED K value is accurate and it accepts 82mm filters with some other attachments you can buy (i.e. barn doors). You can use it with battery or direct AC adapter which is included. Charge time is 2-3 hours for full battery which is great and you can charge the battery externally so you can use a spare battery while the secondary is charging.

                  Cons:
                  - heavy
                  - Need an assistant or sturdy tripod
                  - Battery compartment seems really flimsy
                  - loud fan noise

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                  5.0

                  The GL-1 Rocks

                  By PhotoKim

                  from Santa Monica, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                    I have had SOOO many video lights over the years and this one far above all the rest. It's powerful and it's spread can light a huge scene. I photograph a lot of weddings, and most of my video lights could only light a bride and groom properly. The GL - 1 can light and entire wedding party. It's light, easy to carry and the photos I've taken with it look amazing. So thrilled I invested in it!

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                    4.0

                    Good, but can be better.

                    By ckseid the wedding photographer

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                    I had bought this for use at weddings. Flash is great, but sometimes, seeing the light right away and adjusting the power to match the ambient light is definitely quicker. This is when the GL-1 comes in. It is heavy, the first time we used it, our female assistant struggle to keep the light focused (her hands were shaking after holding it up for a while). If you are holding it at chest/tummy level, its is easy to hold, but if you want your light to come from above...its gets heavy, quickly. I am bringing a long pole to mount next time. The light outout is quite good. It was more powerful than i thought (after reading some reviews) The centerspot of light can be a bit hotter than the edges. I used it for a few first dances and it was nice to have the light on the couple without having to worry about bouncing flashes and adjusting settings. Though an assistant is highly recommended! A second GL-1 would add a nice kicker...but I might need another assistant!! For an engagement session, my clients arrived late and the sun was gone, we shoot with the GL-1 for about 1 hour before juice ran out. I do plan to get another spare battery. In general, we like it (except for my poor female assistant...it is quite heavy after about 3 minutes holding it over your head). I hope they can improve on a few things in the next version, thus only 4 stars here. Wish for Lithium battery - so it can be much lighter 2) the battery compartment sucks...really! Needs a more secure/quality bottom part of the light. My battery was either stuck or dropped out easily. Its a heavy battery..would suck to land on my assistants' toes!

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                    3.0

                    STILL NOT SURE

                    By LoveBlissImaging.

                    from Kauai, Hawaii

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Idea Versatile
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy
                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

                    • Cake Table Details
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                    Bought this reallllly expensive flash light for weddings. Firstly, if it's not dawn or dusk, don't bother using out doors, just not strong enough. The daylight balance filter steals quite a bit of output power as well. I like using the GL-1 for getting ready shots, toss a highlights into a portrait, and pretty legit for large venue receptions and table shots.The design, ergonomics, and hands-on usability are great, but the build quality is shat. My battery case/cover thing broke the 1st 3minutes of the first day on duty, had to do the rubber-band repair. I'm still not sure if it's worth the money. I'm using this much less than I expected and I could definitely do without.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Battery will not come out

                    By hgphoto

                    from CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Weak

                      Best Uses

                      • Night Time

                      Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                      The battery will not come out and it cannot be charged inside the unit. My husband has been a welder for over 20yr but he couldn't remove it even after using clamps, pliers and unscrewing half of it. I tried it once before it went dead and became useless. It is nice with good white balancing, very dim with a daylight conversion filter, doesn't blend well with ice lights, studio lights or flash without the filter. BTW it says it's a 82mm bayonet mount filter but it's a screw mount. I planned on keeping it until the battery issues. Now I am undecided.

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                      5.0

                      GREAT LIGHT FOR ARTISTIC IMAGES

                      By Slickrick

                      from Riverdale, New York

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                        I bought the GL-1 light to use at weddings for some of my portraits. A bit heavy but when you get that shot you could not create with another light it is well worth it. I have my assistant carry it while it's attached to a Black Rapid Sport Strap.

                        I bought an extra battery just in case the first one drains during a wedding.

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                        3.0

                        Bom e ruim

                        By Junior Barreto

                        from Nata, Brasil

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Forte

                        Cons

                        • Acabamento

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                          A luz realmente é forte e a bateria duradoura, mas tem problemas no acabamento do led e dos cabos, assim como a bateria caiu sozinha (a trava nao funciona bem) no primeiro dia de uso!!

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                          5.0

                          Amazing Creative Light.

                          By giomaniac

                          from San Juan, PR

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                          I really like the beauty light that I get from the GL-1. Powerful and fast tool with the a99 EVF. What you see is what you get! Setup time 5sec.

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                          3.0

                          Quality Light but Poor Build Quality

                          By tgillespie

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quality of light

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Weak

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Low Light
                          • Night Time

                          Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                          We use a set of strobes for most of our lighting work, but there are times when timelines don't afford that luxury, which is why we looked at video lights. The market is flooded with LED panels... which can't really zoom or adjust like we need them too. Upon reading reviews on the GL-1, we decided to give it a try.

                          Upon arrival, our first impression was that its big... and cheap feeling. Reviews had mentioned this same thing, but it really doesn't hit until you hold one. The battery doesn't fit the best, the power dial roller is way too touchy... and the entire thing is made of plastic. While we don't plan to drop it, I don't think it would survive a fall.

                          However... the quality of light it produces is solid. Its even and consistent. The temperature is spot on. I do wish it had a bit more power... You're really only going to use it indoors, in the shade or at dusk... which is expected. If you need light during mid-day sun, you're going to have to use flash still.

                          We're still up in the air if we're going to keep it or return it... It does great things, but I worry about the longevity of it, especially when it costs so much to replace.

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                          5.0

                          I will buy this product agin and again a

                          By Marcos Coello

                          from Miami

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Too Focused

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Lowel GL-1 Power LED:

                          Excellent ambient light I will not recommend this product to my competitors is the real Hollywood light in the palm of your hands.

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