ikan iLED 144 On-Camera Bi-Color LED Light

ikan iLED 144 On-Camera Bi-Color LED Light

ikan iLED 144 On-Camera Bi-Color LED Light

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Product Highlights

  • 144 LEDs
  • Variable Color Temperature
  • Wide Beam Pattern
  • Built-In Dimmer
  • Stackable Mounting Option
  • Sony DV Battery w/Charger
  • AC/DC
  • Shoe Mount
  • Soft Carry Case
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The ikan iLED 144 On-Camera Bi-Color LED Light is more than just another small, bright, on-camera source of illumination. Unlike so many lower-end LEDs proliferating nowadays on the web, the iLED 144 combines the quality and features most desired by today's run-and-gun shooters: variable color temperature (3200-5600K) for shooting indoors and out, built-in dimmer for precise illumination levels, AC/DC power, long-lasting onboard battery, battery life indicator, and the ability to securely stack lights together to form a wall of LEDs.

And that says nothing about the quality of the light, which is produced by 144 LED bulbs that cast a wide, bright beam that--along with its ability to be adjusted in both color and intensity--never gets hot. The included Sony L-type battery assures hours of operation, while a diffusion filter and shoe mount give you even greater control over the light's properties and angle of throw.

UPC: 847983002986
In the Box
ikan iLED 144 On-Camera Bi-Color LED Light
  • AC Adapter
  • Sony L-type Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Diffusion Filter
  • Shoe Mount
  • Soft Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ikan 144 Specs

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    Color Temperature 3200 to 5600K
    Number of LEDs 144
    Battery Plate 1 x Sony L-Series
    DC Input Power 7.4 to 14.8 VDC
    Power Input Connector None
    Power Source AC Adapter, External Battery
    Mount Type Cold Shoe
    Dimensions 5.2 x 1.2 x 3.2"  / 13.3 x 3.2 x 8.3 cm
    Weight 9.6 oz / 272 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 7.7 x 3.0"

    ikan 144 Reviews

    iLED 144 On-Camera Bi-Color LED Light is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect LED light for studio and field After I tried out this light at a fun and informative ikan demo in the Event Space, I bought one. I am very happy with it. It is a well-built and versatile light with many useful design details missing in competing products. The enclosure is light and sturdy. It comes in a case with battery, a/c adapter and even a quality ball-joint adapter for mounting on a light stand or hot shoe adapter. As a bonus, a 12V car adapter is included which really came in handy during a recent in-car video. The included diffusion filter also protects the light and snaps on with magnets, a clever design. It is light enough not to throw your rig (D-SLR in video mode) off balance yet the output is impressive for such a small light. It is versatile in that it can be used for video as main light in close-ups or accent light in the studio for video or continuous light setup. Being able to dial in color temperature makes this light so versatile. A small diffuse light like this also gives a job-related Skype session a more professional look. I can't wait to discover more uses of this light source. Two small criticisms: the instructions are Spartan and don't mention how to tell when the battery has been fully charged. Second, while the AC adapter can be used to power the light in the studio, the DV power cord is short and requires an extension cord. A longer AC adapter cord of sturdier quality would have made it perfect.
    Date published: 2013-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this little guy This light pretty much gets used on every shoot I'm on unless I'm renting a 3 ton truck or more. For an indie film, during night exteriors I've rigged these under awnings to key actreses as they walked (mixing color temps along the way). Use them regularly as backlights and fill for interviews. Used them in a bar, clamped to the ceiling, for a live music shoot when the band needed some extra light. Put them on the end of boom and you've got a great light to walk with camera and actors. Can't wait to get the ikan iLED312-v2 for more power.
    Date published: 2013-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ikan iLED 144 The absolute BEST thing about this on camera light is that it is all-inclusive. No need to manually add diffusion or swap out gels to get the right color temperature. Everything you need is on two, easy to use control knobs. The dimming knob adjusts for every setting and the color temp knob will never leave your shots looking too blue or yellow. Definitely worth every dollar for the working professional!
    Date published: 2011-04-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Ready for Prime Time I have videotaped weddings for over 16 years and have endured lugging around those heavy battery belts for my on-camera lights for much too long. Even with today's low-light cameras, there is still a need for on-camera lights, especially at Wedding Receptions when lights are turned down so low, you think that you're in the Black Hole of Calcutta. Recently, I thought it was time to try out the new LCD lights that look like a dream come true...especially knowing that they are powered by the same type of small batteries that I use for my video cameras. Based on a glowing review, I thought I'd try the iLED LED light by ikan. Here's what I found after giving it a try at a recent wedding reception. It's okay if you're taping close-up shots. The light, however, doesn't have a great reach even at max. I did like the ability to dim or increase the intensity. The dial for the color temperature is also a nice feature along with the soft focus filter (magnetically attacheable) for the light itself. What I didn't like was the trouble I had keeping the light attached to my camera. The tightning knob would somehow get loose. At one point, during some preliminary shots of the wedding decorations, the light actually fell on the floor. I was actually shocked that it DID NOT break and both it and the battery continued to work. BUT after this incident, I reverted back to my traditional lights and heavy battery belts. I know that I'm going to have to come up with sometime to make the ikan more secure atop my camera. I give the ikan three stars for (1) Not bright enough for my purposes and (2) Easily comes loose.
    Date published: 2012-08-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I saw the Light! This light is good for close shots and inside but is not as powerful as my tungsten camera lights. The advantages are that the battery is a light camera battery, it is dimmable, and you can adjust color. Another weakness is how it attaches to the camera. Flimsy plastic connector.
    Date published: 2011-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for catch lights in eyes Perfect to make eyes pop in shade and cloudy days. Doesn't work extra well in sunlight or complete dark, but in a pinch and there's no other option, it would still work. Lovely little guy and quite powerful and adjustable. Worth the price!
    Date published: 2013-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I have been a wedding videographer for 15 years. This is by far the best LED light I have used. You can change the color temp which is amazing. There is also an extra notch on top incase you use a DSLR and would like to add ashotgun mic.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Unit for the Price I use this light on my Panasonic AF100 and GH2. It is light enough for handheld work and bright enough to illuminate a completely dark area. When the camera is exposed for a brighter subject, the 144 can be used as an eye light or to soften cast shadows on an interview subjects face. Won't be a key light in a bright senario. I mainly use it to supplement the ambient light during run-n-gun type shoots, so the color correction being built in to the light is fantastic! It replaced my old Sony HVL-20DW2, which has a vertical orientation and only lit a subject dead center while leaving the left and right sides with uneven falloff. The iLED 144 has a horizontal orientation so it works with the aspect of HD accurately. It also came with a balljoint to tilt the light to the appropriate angle. My old Sony light needed the larger Sony Batteries to run, and only ran for about 45min at full blast. This light can use the smaller sony style batteries and can run for hours. I like the on unit battery meter too, to help me quickly gauge if I need to swap out batteries before geting into a longer recording senario. It is light to a fault as it feels like a fast setup/break down under pressure could allow you to snap parts off without thinking do to the plastic construction. However unless you build a light out of carbon fiber to gain strength and maintain weight, you are going to deal with these types of plastics. In the end, the iLED 144 is a great light that comes with an all inclusive kit and provides enough illumination for basic needs.
    Date published: 2012-07-05
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