A compact addition to the Litepanels LED product line, the micro LED offers a small size and adjustable head for on-camera applications.
It provides daylight balanced 5600K light. The Micro draws only 3 watts of power and can be powered by either 4 AA batteries or a battery adapter for Sony L-series batteries. The Micro can also be powered by a 5-12 VDC source via input jack.
Note: Tungsten warming filters and a diffuser are available upon request.
Most people want to know about the amount of light the various shoe-mount lights put out, since the manufacturers seem to go to great lengths to avoid direct comparison. We shot identical images with each below. Note that the room was completely dark except for the light, the distance was 11 feet (a bit longer than they’re designed for) and the camera set to underexpose the images to show the width of the light beam clearly. The lights are all better than this, the shots are for comparison purposes only. The weakest light is the Litepanels Micro: it’s good for fill light, but couldn’t be your sole light source in a dark room, even for an interview situation. The Bescor is brighter than the Micro, and has barn light modifiers built in and comes with a heavy-duty battery, so it’s great for field work when you want a tight beam—say just to light an interview on camera. The Zylight and Litepanels Micro Pro are about equal in total light output, although the MicroPro has a more spotlight effect while the Zylight is a bit broader and softer.
Top row: LitepanelsMicro (left), LitepanelsMicroPro (right); Bottom Row: Bescor (left), Zylight (right)