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BescorLED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attach securely (8)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Long lasting (8)
  • Even light source (7)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Night video (8)
    • Weddings (7)
    • Birthdays (4)
    • Professional work (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (10), Aspiring film maker (3), Film professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Compact Light

    Needed a new camera mounted light and had a wedding shoot fast approaching. Ordered this from B&H and put it right to work. The reception was in the evening (a rainy...Read complete review

    Needed a new camera mounted light and had a wedding shoot fast approaching. Ordered this from B&H and put it right to work. The reception was in the evening (a rainy one to boot). It was supposed to be inside, but due to tight accomodations, it was moved outside under a tent. Needless to say, the lighting wasn't that great. The Bescor light took care of the problem.

    I really appreciate the dial dimmer. The intensity can be adjusted to exactly where you want it, which is good since the light can be a bit harsh. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try the filter out.

    The only thing that would improve it would be:

    1. Being able to select one of the LED's instead of having both of them, which would give it finer adjustment control.
    2. A longer cord. After I received the light, I went out to the local electronics chain store and purchased a short RCA cord extension, which took care of the problem.

    I haven't used it enough to find out how long the battery will last.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for the price

    Got this light for mounting on My HD-DSLR for night ENG.
    NOT for weddings: Spend the money for a ringlight or a wider/softer LED panel. This is too hard.
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    Got this light for mounting on My HD-DSLR for night ENG.
    NOT for weddings: Spend the money for a ringlight or a wider/softer LED panel. This is too hard.

    For the price, this light does everything I need it to do; push out lumens without weighing down the camera (and for cheap). It is also one of the Cheepest adjustable LED camera fixtures you can buy.

    CONS:
    As stated before, the cord will not reach to your belt. In addition, the battery pack is allitle unweildly, and I find myself constantly fiddling with the belt clip to get it on.
    The filter is quite useless and gives off a horrendous yellow tone. I ended up adding a CTO gel to the clear filter instead, but I shouldn't have had to. Lastly, I would have liked to see the barn doors that many of the other Besor light have, but thats more wishful thinking than a complaint.

    If you just need a cheep, low-weight,adjustable hard light this will do it, but not much else.

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    4.0

    Great Lite

    By CameraManKevlar

    from Sacramento

    About Me Parent, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Even Light Source
    • Long Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Birthdays
      • Night Video
      • Special Events
      • Weddings

      Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

      It works great I read about people saying the battery is heavy I don't think its really heavy.The one thing I don't like is the cord is kinda short but other than that Im happy with it

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      5.0

      What more could you ask for?

      By Ronnie

      from Shaker Heights, OH

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Birthdays
      • Night Video
      • Professional Work
      • Special Events

      Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

      I work a regular 9-5 but in my off time I like to shoot some short movies with my friends. Obviously I don't need any of the high end professional grade stuff. That's why this light is great. Not only is it tiny but this thing is BRIGHT. The fact that it comes with a battery too is just icing on the cake. I mean yeah the casing is plastic and I could see it being a little fragile, but like I said this obviously isn't meant to be a high end light.

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      1.0

      This is a terrible product. Period.

      By Sebazvideo

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks easily
        • Extremely short cable
        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Short proximity

        Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

        I bought this for little use, since my camcorder is very good in low light. The light intensity is not bad, but the construction is very flimsy, to the point where it can actually embarrass you. This comes with a heavy battery with a belt clip, which would indicate that it's meant to be used on your belt, and the light on the camera. Well, the first time I used this, as soon as I started walking, the battery compartment broke from the clip and ended up hanging from the cable. You would need to see this, but the battery compartment looks like a teenager built it in his garage for a school project. It's a total piece of junk. And even though I managed to get the clip back with the battery compartment, it's so flimsy that I don't know how long it's going to stay there. That's one major problem, but there's another: if you're supposed to use the battery compartment on your belt and the light on top of the camera, then the designers at Bescor need a measurement tape, because unless you have an extremely abnormal body with about one and a half feet from your waist to your neck, you're going to have this annoying spiraling cable that goes from the light to the battery that keeps tightening itself no matter how much you stretch it. So you've got this thick cable that rubs against the camera constantly and produces annoying noises that get captured by the microphone, whether it's built in or mounted on the side clamp. Or, you can route it on the left of the camera, in which case you risk the cable touching camera settings and rings like focus, iris, etc.

        Overall, this light is an abomination, unless maybe you don't plan on using it on your camcorder and you just need it to sit by itself on a tripod. But as a on camera light, it's completely unreliable, and no way it's worth the price it sells for. I'd rather put a flashlight on top of my head than using this light.

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        4.0

        handy size

        By Gaza

        from Australia

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Even Light Source
        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Video
          • Professional Work
          • Special Events
          • Weddings

          Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

          I use this light on a DSLR camera great small size
          With the ability to dimm the brightness its perfect for videoing
          The battery is long lasting excellant for weddings

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          4.0

          Not a bad little light

          By Johnny Li

          from Crystal Lake, IL

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Long Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Night Video

          Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

          Very bright, great run time. HEAVY little battery.

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          5.0

          great compact help

          By AdiS

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                It's a great compact on-camera lighting help, could be attached on light stand too. I use it for shooting video with hdslr.

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                5.0

                Professional Light, small and powerful

                By Joebar

                from Gatineau Quebec

                About Me 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 Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                  This 2 LED are very powerfull. it could be hard for people that look toward the light but It is capable to bring light in a complete dark room and getting a nice video. I used it at a wedding and I got much better result with the light ON. It is small and lightweight, the battery is very good too. I didn't recharge from the wedding 1 week ago, and I can still use my light.
                  I think it could last between 3 to 8 hours depending of the intensity 0W to 60W you use it. THe VB 50 that come with it is not professional. It is not very good quality, I had to fix the screw just after I received it. But it does the job. It is handy that It can be fix between the tripod (that I haven't yet) and the camera. I use the handheld to held the camera when the light is fixed. It doesn't get hot.Overall a very Good light battery and adapter.

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                  3.0

                  Nice for the price

                  By Kenyon G

                  from Tulsa, OK

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Dimmer switch
                  • Price

                  Cons

                  • Battery bulky
                  • Not very powerful

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Work

                  Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                  Haven't used but once so far. Not very powerful, but adequate for a fill light. Has a full range dimmer which is a great feature in this price range. Battery is quite large and bulky with some very specific directions. Use with an HMC150.

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                  4.0

                  Great portable lighting solution

                  By Relationsmith

                  from Bloomfield, CT

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Attach Securely
                  • Even Light Source
                  • light weight

                  Cons

                  • Short cable

                  Best Uses

                  • Birthdays
                  • Night Video
                  • On location interviews
                  • Special Events
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                  I use the light for my weekly video interviews at ice hockey rinks where the lighting is not so great. I can really see the lighting quality difference before and after i use this product in my interviews. It gets 4 starts only because its cable is a little short which i have to hang a bag on my chest to carry the battery. But other than that, it's a very affordable, light weight on location lighting solution for videographers like me.

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                  3.0

                  Good for the price

                  By Keith

                  from MI

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Night ENG
                      • Night Video
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                      Got this light for mounting on My HD-DSLR for night ENG.
                      NOT for weddings: Spend the money for a ringlight or a wider/softer LED panel. This is too hard.

                      For the price, this light does everything I need it to do; push out lumens without weighing down the camera (and for cheap). It is also one of the Cheepest adjustable LED camera fixtures you can buy.

                      CONS:
                      As stated before, the cord will not reach to your belt. In addition, the battery pack is allitle unweildly, and I find myself constantly fiddling with the belt clip to get it on.
                      The filter is quite useless and gives off a horrendous yellow tone. I ended up adding a CTO gel to the clear filter instead, but I shouldn't have had to. Lastly, I would have liked to see the barn doors that many of the other Besor light have, but thats more wishful thinking than a complaint.

                      If you just need a cheep, low-weight,adjustable hard light this will do it, but not much else.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light

                      By Alex

                      from Milford PA

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Even Light Source
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                        Great small 5600k light. All you need to shot small affairs. Bought second one.
                        Highly recommended.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good

                        By Ibarte Photo Studio

                        from Hidalgo, Mexico

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attach Securely
                        • Long Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Video
                          • Special Events
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                          Over 3 hours of battery charge
                          Very easy to use
                          Battery cable too short for putting light on camera

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Compact Light

                          By Bob

                          from Rutland, VT

                          About Me On a Tight Budget, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Compact
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Short Cord

                          Best Uses

                          • Special Events
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                          Needed a new camera mounted light and had a wedding shoot fast approaching. Ordered this from B&H and put it right to work. The reception was in the evening (a rainy one to boot). It was supposed to be inside, but due to tight accomodations, it was moved outside under a tent. Needless to say, the lighting wasn't that great. The Bescor light took care of the problem.

                          I really appreciate the dial dimmer. The intensity can be adjusted to exactly where you want it, which is good since the light can be a bit harsh. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try the filter out.

                          The only thing that would improve it would be:

                          1. Being able to select one of the LED's instead of having both of them, which would give it finer adjustment control.
                          2. A longer cord. After I received the light, I went out to the local electronics chain store and purchased a short RCA cord extension, which took care of the problem.

                          I haven't used it enough to find out how long the battery will last.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Better then I expected

                          By [@]

                          from Newport Beach CA

                          About Me Professional Video Produc, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Special Events
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                            All purpose fill light.
                            LED's are funny they are not as bright as they advertise. They claim 60W but it is only as bright as my 35w Frezzi.
                            The wire is short if you put the battery on your belt but is perfect if you mount the battery on your camera as I did.
                            It does not flicker like Bescor's 35w light.

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                            5.0

                            Almost Professional

                            By Mastermind

                            from Aruba

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                              -easy to set up
                              -lightweight
                              -dimmable bright light
                              -only disadvantage powercord is to short

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                              4.0

                              great light

                              By kip

                              from HILLSBOROUGH NC

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Shooting Indoors

                                Comments about Bescor LED-60K 60W LED Compact Light & Battery Kit:

                                i really like this light. and it had it's own battery pack. so that was great also. i might get another on for my other camera.

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