Quick Look at Falcon Eyes DVR-160TVC LED Ring Light

The Falcon Eyes DVR-160TVC LED Ring light is good for closeup type work that needs broad diffusion. Color temp adjustments and quad section controls allows for more creativity, while the option to power from Sony L-Series batteries are a plus.

One issue I have with the Falcon Eyes DVR-160TVC is the camera bracket always needs to be attached in order to mount the light to a stand. When putting it back in it's case, you'll have to go through the hassle of dismantling the bracket. I personally think it would have been better if there were an optional mount placed directly on the LED ring light - even a simple 1/4"-20 thread.

The diffusing panel over the LED bulbs cuts down about half the light output. It would have been nice if there was a quick and easy way to remove the diffuser when you want extra light output.

Overall the DVR-160TVC LED Ring Light offers some good features and good CRI color. But at close to $200 US (found here), it's definitely on the high side of other LED Ring lights and is going to leave a lot of room for other options for people to consider. But not many of those options offer bi-color temp adjustments or quad section controls, so that's may be something to consider as well.

Falcon Eyes LED Ring Light DVR-160TVC

9 thoughts on “Quick Look at Falcon Eyes DVR-160TVC LED Ring Light

  1. Ivar

    Cheers Emm! Just one more question: are the Boltzen 150w the most powerful LED lights out there right now, that can run on batteries? Or do you know other even more powerful ones?

  2. Post author

    @Ivar - I haven't to tested it against a true 2K, but it's gotta be more than 1K with the focused light. The fact that you can run it off batteries is a big plus too.

  3. Ivar

    Thanks for those vids Emm. Would you say the 150 is equivalent to a 2K tungsten in terms of output?
    It would of course be great to see you review those Boltzens, especially if you could compare them to the Aputure 300d.

  4. Post author

    @Ivar - The big Boltzen lights are great! Been using them for many projects. Super quiet and really bright. Here's one video where I used two to light up an entire white background.

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    This video was just me testing. You'll notice that when I get to the large size, it really blows out the highlights (clips) compared to the smaller models with the same camera settings.

    I'm just waiting for a few other accessories to show with the lights. Running them for several hours non-stop, no problems whatsoever. Really nice lights.

  5. Ivar

    You made an overview like a month back, talking about size differences and such. I'm mainly curious about the big ones, 100w and 150w. What's your take on them, output wise, and longevity using batteries etc.

  6. Post author

    @Ivar - Which Boltzen model were you interested in? They have quite a few now, and just recently released a bi-color in the 30w Mini Fresnel.

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