While many pros may consider this more of a novelty than a serious tool, the Polaroid RGB LED Camera/Camcorder Light impresses people everywhere I go with it! Check out the versatility and fun you can have with this inexpensive LED light.
The Polaroid RGB LED Camera/Camcorder Light
We’ve seen a ton of various multicolor LED lights and panels over the years and I’ve tested & reviewed quite a few. But this one really caught my eye because of the variety of color options AND – a Bluetooth app controller from your smartphone!
The whole kit comes in a case for easy storage and portability and serves well for small interviews, backlighting, product photography and colored mood/designer accent lighting. And being app-controlled, you can place it where you don’t need to touch it to have full control over the light functions. It even works directly off AC power (adapter not included) if you need to let it run for hours.
320 PRO-GRADE LED LAMPS – Create Ideal Atmosphere or Add Special Lighting Effects to Your Next Still Photography or Video Shoot With Professional Results
PRECISE HUE, SATURATION & TEMP – Select Hue & Saturation RGB, Brightness Level & The Exact Color Temperature You Want to Achieve in the 3200K-5600K Range
FLEXIBLE & VERSATILE DESIGN – Use Handheld or Mount to Camera, Camcorder or Tripod With Adjustable Tilt & Swivel; Stacks Conveniently with Other Polaroid Lights
ULTIMATE TOOL FOR ARTISTIC EXPRESSION – Multiple Lighting Effect Options Provide Endless Creative Possibilities to Enhance Photography & Videography
BLUETOOTH OR MANUAL CONTROL – Dial in Your Preferences or Download The Free App to Control Hue, Saturation & Color Temperature iOS or Android Device
What You Get
- 1 x RGB LED light from Polaroid
- 1 x Battery
- 1 x Battery charger/adapter
- 1 x Swivel head mounting adapter
- 1 x Diffusing filter
- 1 x Carrying case
- Free app
- Perfect artistic tool for your next shoot
Specs & Details
- LEDs: 144 3200K LEDs; 144 5600K LEDs; 32 RGB LEDs
- Color temperature: 3200K-5600K
- Average lifespan: 50,000 hours
- Lumens: 2304 lm
- CRI: 95+
- Output power: 20W
- Dimensions: 9.96” x 3.4” x 2.36” (25.3 x 8.7 x 6cm)
- Weight: 13.6 oz. (387g) without battery
Using the manual controls on the light itself is as intuitive as any other LED blending light. It also has a digital readout to give you brightness intensity and color temperature information.
It provides nice even lighting for the relatively small size of the fixture, which includes both 144 3200K LEDs and 144 5600K LEDs that are blended to provide a mixed tone.
You can download and install the free “fi light” app to control your light remotely. With the app connected to your light, you can selectively choose either warm to cool tones with a slider, or mix your own custom blend using the RGB color wheel and intensity sliders.
Using the 32 large RGB LEDs spaced evenly among the other 288 cool/warm LEDs, you can get a nearly unlimited blend of colors of any combination imaginable.
There are also several custom style effects you can select that will fade, strobe and mix colors automatically for you in addition to the solid color tones you apply.
For endurance testing, I set the light on Seven Color Strobe Flash setting, turned-down the speed and left it plugged into an AC adapter for 4-5 hours at a time to use as a backdrop light for our band. We’ve used it for several gigs now and I’ve directed folks to Amazon.com several times as a result.
In the Studio
I wanted to see how much color the light could throw on a backdrop when in the studio and other model lights are active and was pleasantly surprised how bright it was. I tried to match the corporate color of the manufacturer’s product for a catalog shoot (shown below with just an iPhone photo representation) and I was surprised how close it came.
So seriously – Check out the Polaroid RGB LED Camera/Camcorder Light on Amazon.com. For $100 it’s really tough to beat for the variety of uses you will get out of it.