144 LED Bi-Color Video Light

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The 144 LED Video light was quite elusive. I've seen this light available from a few retail companies with pretty inflated prices for a few months now. Unavailable on the big auction site up until a few days ago, the 144 Bi-Color LED Video lights are now available via eBay at more than half off other retail website prices. These are a smaller version of the popular 312 LED Video lights that are powered on Sony batteries, looks like the same manufacturer. Color changing from Tungsten to Daylight and also Dimmable. Great build on these little lights, and very good overall light output. A small chance to catch the few amount online while they are available.

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If that 144 count isn't enough, it appears that the 277 LED video lights are back as well: http://cheesycam.com/277-bi-color-dimmable-led-light-review/

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10 thoughts on “144 LED Bi-Color Video Light

  1. Emm

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    @Daniel - Indoors it works well, but not outdoors. You may need a few to setup three point lighting.

  2. Mickey Jones

    I'm confused. The 277 appears to allow only one color LED to be on at any given time. The 144, however, allows both colors at the same time.

    This seems to make the 144 have a range of color temps as well as a range of intensity. So at any given time the 277 only has half of it's bulbs illuminated which seems to put it on par with the 144 in terms of brightness assuming the LED bulbs are similar.

    We really need a new shoe mount LED shootout.

  3. Rob

    Also, anyone use these lights as a close up fill light for still shots? Seems like it would work pretty good filling in facial shadows and the source is a bit bigger than a regular flash so might be less harsh. Obviously not anywhere near as powerful but might be pretty good for tight shoulder up type shots in clubs, etc.

  4. Rob

    Seems like you've got Tungsten to daylight color internally. How would you balance for florescent or sodium vapor lights? Do they offer a green filter? Or would you just have to cut a gel?

  5. Fawaz

    Hey thank you I appreciate that. I'll probably go with two lights. Plus I like to be prepared if something happens to one. I can also get gels for the non color ones :)

    Thank again!

  6. I bought the 277 and I love it. the lil ball head that comes with it is meh but easily switched out. Great body, tight and sturdy metal frame. Switch flip from daylight to tungsten.
    Dimmer is awesome. color temp doesn't sway.
    I own a cn160, a z96 and the 277...the 277 and z96 are my favorite. the color temp between the two of them at daylight is still a tad different. that's annoying.

  7. Emm

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    @Fawaz - The 352 Ring Light is awesome and throws a large area of coverage. The problem with the 352 is that it can't be dimmed down to 0%. It only dims down to about 40-50% which means it's pretty bright 'all the time'. Bright lights can be offensive to your subjects, so you should plan on carrying a backup light.

    If you just want to carry one light, the Z96 has been a mainstay with DSLR shooters for quite some time now. That's always an option, but doesn't have the color changing feature which is pretty nice. I also have the 312 Color Changing right now, which is the same as the 144. The 144 seems like a pretty good size. I would go with either the 144 or 240 LED color changing http://cheesycam.com/color-changing-dimmable-240-led-video-light/

    The 240 might not be available right now, but according to sources, it should be back online in about a month.

  8. Fawaz

    Hey em,

    What would you recommend for weddings particularly for the reception? Preferably something you can mount on a hot shoe and has a long running time.

    For a wedding would you prefer a ring light or these rectangular ones?

    Oh yea I love your blog BTW eveything forum I go to I recommend your site for those who need some assistance.

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