Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light

Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light

Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light


Product Highlights

  • 96 LEDs
  • For HDSLR Camera or Camcorder
  • Uses 4 AA Alkaline or AA Ni-MH Batteries
  • Shoe Mount and 1/4"x20
  • Ultra Compact Design
  • Variable Power Output Control
  • 3500K Color Correction Filter
  • Soft-Light Diffuser
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Configuration: On-Camera Light

On-Camera Light With Bracket


Sunpak VL-LED-96 overview

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The Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light provides high-power illumination for your camcorder or HDSLR camera with 96 ultra-bright LEDs. It also helps in capturing high-quality images in standard 4:3 and wide 16:9 HD formats. The LEDs emit a rich warm light and never heat up, no matter how long you have the light on.

This ultra-compact Video Light helps deliver better color, contrast and clarity when shooting video even in low-light situations. It comes with a convenient shoe or standard 1/4" x 20 mount that makes the light compatible with all HDSLR cameras and camcorders.

Powered by four alkaline / Ni-MH batteries, the compact video light ensures increased light output without the weight of added batteries. In addition to a variable power output control, the video light features a color 3500° K color correction filter and soft-light diffuser.

High-power illumination for camcorders and HDSLR camera
96 ultra-bright LEDs that never heat-up
Provides better color, contrast, and clarity when shooting video in low-light situations
Powered by four alkaline / Ni-MH to deliver increased light output without the weight of added or heavy batteries
Soft-light diffuser reduces glare and highlights
3500° K color correction filter for more natural tones
Variable power output control to attain perfect exposures
Convenient shoe or standard ¼" x 20 mount for compatibility with all HDSLR cameras and camcorders
In the Box
Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light
  • Diffuser
  • Color Correction Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sunpak VL-LED-96 specs

    Light Fixture
    Number of LEDs 96
    Battery Plate 4 x AA
    Mount Type 1/4"-20 Female Thread, Cold Shoe
    Dimensions 4.3 x 4.7 x 1.7"  / 109 x 119 x 43 mm
    Weight 4.1 oz / 116 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 4.9 x 2.4"

    Sunpak VL-LED-96 reviews

    VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 107.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blinding, but helpful. Makes me very happy to be behind the camera. I'm using this to shoot video--event/performance documentation, documentary--and besides the horrible squinting it induces in unprepared subjects, it's a nice little light. Some things to note-- - This thing is big. Almost exactly as wide as my T3i--which could be a problem if you don't like bulky things. - The dimmer dial doesn't really do much for me. Range goes from very bright to slightly brighter than very bright. Otherwise, battery life is good, mounts easily and securely, and blinding people at concerts is better than grainy mid-shelf DSLR video.
    Date published: 2012-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I've Been Looking For! I've been looking for a decent video light and after reading Videomaker magazines impressions of the new line of Sunpak LED lights decided to look into them at B&H. I selected two of the VL-LED-96 models to test out and found them to be just what I needed for fill light inside when just a bit more of light was needed to avoid video grain in the shadow areas. I've used them outside in the evening to photograph some spectacular plants. They are also useful for macro shooting. Being able to control the intensity of the light lets me add just the right amount of fill light to the dark areas of subjects being photographed with a macro attachment. Light weight they use easy to find triple A batteries and the unit itself seems to be well constructed.
    Date published: 2012-02-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from everything i expected i bought this to use on my panasonic camcorder which is pretty big with at 25mm lense and an hdd. but i didn't realize how large this thing was, so it's kind of awkward. but any decent size camera like a black magic cinema camera or a cannon c series should handle the weight just fine. but it makes handling a handheld camera a little off. it's really bright. only takes 2 AAs. the diffusion is great if you need softer light. one thing i don't understand is why it has both an on/on switch and a dimmer. usually they just have a dimmer that switches it off. so it does have a minimum brightness that could go lower. anyway, great for $30.
    Date published: 2016-04-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 96 Led Video Light The power of the light is great! The only issue I have with the light is that the pin on the bottom of the light keeps getting stuck! The pin is to release the filter's that come with the light.. It's a simple fix if you want to take your light a part but as soon a you try and replace the filter agian it will get stuck agian.. Now if you want to get around the pin and you want to get the filter out just press on the filter and push up and slide out and it will bypass the pin! I like the light and it's easy to use!
    Date published: 2011-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For this price... Short and sweet... I own expensive Ring Lights from Litepanels, Torch LED Bolt 220R's and other higher end lights for business. Bough this one to travel around, and it's a pretty nice little light, does the job, the daylight colors are accurate enough is you manually set your color temp. Nice little thing to bring also to do a quick setup for one of those quick' dirty bridal prep etc when you don't want to setup complicated, larger, heavier and expensive lights. A bride that requires more time, pays more money and cares more about the footage, then I use the big stuff..
    Date published: 2015-05-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Two times wasn't the charm I ordered this Sunpak on the advice of a mentor in my photography club. When I received it (after figuring how how to orient the batteries - no instructions provided or markings in the battery compartment) the light turned on quickly. I tried to adjust the dimmer switch - no luck. It was on full power and stayed that way no matter the setting of the dimmer. B&H promptly processed an RMA and sent me a replacement. Got the batteries loaded and - guess what? This dimmer switch would not adjust the light intensity, either! I gave up on Sunpak - B&H processed the return for refund and I purchased a different, better quality light unit. I can't recommend this unit for these reasons.
    Date published: 2017-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for the price I forgot to bring my Light for a video recording and since I was close to B&H and knew I will get one for a very good price. This was an affordable Led light, made out of plastic, it will not last long for tough video recording sessions, but still is a very good led light, not to heavy so you can take it with you and not realize that you have it. I love that for this price, has a dimmer. It runs on 4AA batteries, I did not like that a lot at first, but when I noticed that my batteries lasted longer than I expected I enjoy it more. You won't regret buying it, it is really very useful.
    Date published: 2016-08-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bang for Bucks This compact on-camera LED light is an amazing deal: its cheaper than the identical Bescor, offers fantastic light, and even includes a diffusor and color-correction filter at this amazingly low price. The light is very bright and even, although a bit more focused than I anticipated (a plus for me). The dimmer is a great feature. Don't expect high quality, though, it's just a flimsy plastic enclosure and that's about it. However, at this price you can buy one every year and still save money.
    Date published: 2014-06-26
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