13 Best On-Camera Video Lights

List Updated September 2022

Bestselling On-Camera Video Lights in 2022


Neewer CN-LUX360 3200K-5600K Dimmable LED Video Light Lamp for Canon Nikon Camera DV Camcorder

Neewer CN-LUX360 3200K-5600K Dimmable LED Video Light Lamp for Canon Nikon Camera DV Camcorder
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • High quality LED lights and IC technology
  • A PMMA protector in the front of light housing, makes LED bulbs more safe
  • Low power consumption and high efficient output
  • Brightness can be adjusted by the filters and dimming knob
  • Stable color temperature and brightness.Note:use 3 x AAA battery only

NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras

NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • 160-LED lights for optimum illumination and diffuser.
  • There are 2 filters included with this item, with Spotlight effect, Diffuse effect, and for reducing the color temperature to 3200K
  • The light intensity can be changed to offer professional effects.
  • Rotate switch for on/off and brightness adjustment.
  • Compatible Battery (NOT INCLUDED): AA Ni-MH or Alkaline battery; Panasonic SD Series Li-ion Batteries; Sony Li-ion Battery FH, FM and F models. NOTE 1: Sony FW series battery can not work with the LED panel; NOTE 2: Batteries are needed to be taken out if not in use

Altura Photo 160 LED Video Light for DSLR Camera and Camcorder Complete Kit - Ultra Bright Dimmable with Battery, Charger, Filters, and Carry Case (Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus)

Altura Photo 160 LED Video Light for DSLR Camera and Camcorder Complete Kit - Ultra Bright Dimmable with Battery, Charger, Filters, and Carry Case (Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Altura Photo LED Video Light Panel Kit for DSLR Cameras
  • ULTRA BRIGHT LIGHT: 160 Daylight Balanced (5500k) LEDs.
  • DIMMABLE ADJUSTABLE POWER: 8 levels of brightness and LED battery level indicator.
  • COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES: Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery, Charger, Frosted Diffuser, Tungsten (Orange) Filter, Adjustable Hot-Shoe Mount, and Hard Shell Protective Carrying Case.
  • COMPLETE SATISFACTION: Backed with Digital Goja 90-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

Neewer on Camera Video Light Photo Dimmable 176 LED Panel with 1/4" Thread for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Other DSLR Cameras, 5600K (Battery Not Included)

Neewer on Camera Video Light Photo Dimmable 176 LED Panel with 1/4
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Note: Power adapter, cord and battery are not included; 176 Ultra-Bright LED Bulbs: With 176 individual LED long lasting bulbs, this light provides wider lighting range and illuminates a continuous daylight balanced output at 5600K
  • A twist of the dial is used to turn the light on/off and adjust the brightness; Adjustable brightness from 10 percent to 100 percent
  • Universal Use: The LED light can mount to any standard hot shoe on most DSLR or digital video cameras, tripods and light stands equipped with a hot shoe mount or 1/4-inch thread
  • LED Light powered via DC or Sony NP-F550/750/970 battery (not included); Comes with transparent and orange filters to soften the light source and enhance skin tone in portrait photography
  • Digital display screen design, which makes it easier for photographers to get accurate parameters; Note: Tripod, Camera and battery are not included

Neewer LED Video Light - Dimmable Bi-Color LED Panel with Standard Cold Shoe for DSLR Cameras,280 LED Beads,3200-5600K,CRI 95+ (Battery NOT Included)

Neewer LED Video Light - Dimmable Bi-Color LED Panel with Standard Cold Shoe for DSLR Cameras,280 LED Beads,3200-5600K,CRI 95+ (Battery NOT Included)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • CRI 95+, 280 BI-COLOR BULBS: With 280 individual LED long lasting bulbs, this light illuminates an even and stable output of up to 2240lux/0.5m, showing a natural, pure color
  • Simple Elegant Appearance: Small and lightweight; Included soft diffuser helps to soften the harsh light and produce a soft, even glow with no hotspot
  • Two Separate Control Knobs: (1)Yellow LED Dimmer Control, (1)White LED Dimmer Control (6-level adjustment)
  • Industrial Standard: Fits for any standard hot shoe digital video cameras as well as tripods and light stands equipped with a cold shoe mount or 1/4-inch thread
  • A Swivel Head Adapter Included: Allows rotational aiming of the light source; Note: Camera, Battery and Light Stand are not included

Godox Cn-64 Interlocking Continuous Dimmable On Camera Led Panel Light Lighting for Vedio Camcorder, DSLR Camera like Caon,Nikon, Sony, Panasonic,Olympus,Fuji Camera

Godox Cn-64 Interlocking Continuous Dimmable On Camera Led Panel Light Lighting for Vedio Camcorder, DSLR Camera like Caon,Nikon, Sony, Panasonic,Olympus,Fuji Camera
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Selling by LETWING DIGITAL,Also selling LED36/126/160/308/500/1000 Continuous LED lighting
  • Lightweight and portable lights can be interlocked, so as to achieve different light brightness and Led64 Low power consumption, friendly environmental, and long service life.
  • 4 AA batteries (not included) or AC power (DC 5V),64 LED bulbs, steplessly adjustable with a dimmer.
  • Interlocking design for multi-lamp array,Universal shoe mount fits major brands of cameras & camcorders.
  • excellent for wedding, macrophotography, product shooting, photojournalistic and video recording.

LimoStudio, AGG1318, 160 LED Video Photo Light for Digital DSLR Camera and Camcorder, High Brightness Lumen Value, Dimmable Switch with Color Filter Gel, Battery, Charger, Carry Bag Included

LimoStudio, AGG1318, 160 LED Video Photo Light for Digital DSLR Camera and Camcorder, High Brightness Lumen Value, Dimmable Switch with Color Filter Gel, Battery, Charger, Carry Bag Included
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • [1 x] 160pcs LED Continuous Light / / [1 x] Battery for Video Light, NP-F550 to NP-F950 / [1 x] Battery Charger / [1 x] 4 Color Filters: White, Yellow, Blue, Pink / [1 x] Premium Hard Shell Carry Case
  • 10 Watt / 1500 Lux / 5600 Kelvin / 120 Degree Lighting Angle
  • Dimension: 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 3/4" (L/W/H), Net Weight: 13 Oz
  • 1/4" Standard Screw Thread for Mini Ball Head / Universal Mounting Bracket Size
  • Water-proof Premium Quality Hard Shell Carry Case / Battery and Charger Included

VILTROX L132T 0.78"/2cm Ultra Thin CRI95 5600K/3300K LED Video Light Dimmable Flat Panel On-Camera Light Pad for Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus Samsung Panasonic DSLR Cameras DV Camcorders

VILTROX L132T 0.78
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Using knob button , press it to switch brightness and color temperature .when rotating it , the brightness (20%-100), or color temperature (3300K-5600K) parameters will be increased or decreased .
  • Topest CRI95 cab completely with perfect color of sunlight and ensure that its light is natural lifelike .apply to portrait , children is , wedding and new photography etc.
  • Has two kinds of power supply mode , you can use Lithium battery such as NP-F550/F750/F960 series when outdoor ,and use the AC adapter when indoor . Please NOTE : the LED light doesn't include battery and AC adapter , if you need , please contact me before you order it .
  • LCD display screen for parameters .
  • The LED Light has get the CE, EMC, FCC, RoHS certification , the quality is assured. it comes with 60-Days return-back guarantee when you received the item but you do not satisfied with our item.

Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Mini Light on Camera Video Light, Black

Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Mini Light on Camera Video Light, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • The Amaran AL-M9 is a pocket sized LED fill light. It is incredibly compact and lightweight with 9 SMD bulbs that are powerful in the palm of your hand
  • It's flexibility makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications from run and gun video to macro product photography and so on
  • High Efficiency Bulbs, TLCI 95+,CRI 95+
  • Built-in Lithium Battery, Charged via USB
  • Ultra Thin with Only 140g Weight, adjustable Brightness in 9 steps

Godox Dimmable Ultra Bright Portable 260LUX CN36 Continuous On Camera Led Light Panel for Camera Camcorder Video(Fit Canon Sony Nikon Almost DSLR Camera)

Godox Dimmable Ultra Bright Portable 260LUX CN36 Continuous On Camera Led Light Panel for Camera Camcorder Video(Fit Canon Sony Nikon Almost DSLR Camera)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022

LED Video Light, GILUMI 192pcs Ultra Thin Dimmable High Power Panel Lamp on Camera Video Light with Battery for Canon Nikon Sony DSLR Camera/Camcorder

LED Video Light, GILUMI 192pcs Ultra Thin Dimmable High Power Panel Lamp on Camera Video Light with Battery for Canon Nikon Sony DSLR Camera/Camcorder
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2022
  • Ultra Thin and Lightweight, with mighty power and balanced luminance
  • Adjustable Brightness -Offering a soft light output with variable power, 6000k-3200K, achieving 93% light efficiency
  • Flexible Adjustment - 90 degree adjustment holder for providing different angle's light need
  • Hot shoe with 1/4" screw hole for many use convenience
  • Professional LED Video light included - 1 x W192 LED Light + 1 x NP-F550 Battery + 1 x Wall Charger

WALI Bullet Dummy Fake Surveillance Security CCTV Dome Camera Indoor Outdoor with one LED Light + Warning Security Alert Sticker Decals (TC-S4), 4 Packs, Silver

WALI Bullet Dummy Fake Surveillance Security CCTV Dome Camera Indoor Outdoor with one LED Light + Warning Security Alert Sticker Decals (TC-S4), 4 Packs, Silver
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2022
  • Features: The inexpensive solution for security theft problems with high resemblance to real cameras and activation light. No motorized pan movement. With elegant and contemporary design, this camera is very popular.
  • Design: Made of high quality and durable material. Compact design and easy to install. Appear to work as an actual security camera.
  • Installation: Cheap and effective way to deter criminals. Installs quickly and easily to the ceiling or wall using the included screws. No wiring is required. 2 pcs AA batteries operated (NOT included).
  • Environment: Protect your homes, shops and business. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage. Mix dummy and real cameras to increase your security at a fraction of the cost of real cameras.
  • Package Includes: 4 x Wali Bullet Simulation Camera (Silver), 12 x Screw, 4 x Steel Bracket, 4 X Warning Security Alert Sticker Decal, 18 Month Protection, 2 pcs AA batteries operated (NOT included).

LED Video Light Commlite CM-L50 Dimmable 50 LED Ultra High Power Panel video light Portable Multi-functional Mini for Micro Camera Sony Camera and smartphone(Black)

LED Video Light Commlite CM-L50 Dimmable 50 LED Ultra High Power Panel video light Portable Multi-functional Mini for Micro Camera Sony Camera and smartphone(Black)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2022
  • UNIQUE DESIGN: The light specially designed for cameras and smartphone. It can be directly installed in or pasted onto your phone or pad, and connected to Micro Cameras via the accessory, it's either a light for cellphone and also a light for professional camera. Horizontal 360 degree for any direction fixing.
  • WITH 3 FILTERS: Assembled with White/Orange/Blue filters, you can put different filters in front of the light for creating different colors for different occasions. Push-button dimmer with 8-levels and non-gradual light of adjustable brightness.
  • PERFECT HEAT RADIATION DESIGN--installed with 80 degrees high-temperature battery, and utilizes multiple heat radiation-holes design. it's super heat-resisting and safe enough.There are 4 levels power indication at back of the light body, which helps you to check the power status conveniently. Please charge the light while the power is lower than 25%.
  • BANK-CARD SIZE,SUPER SLIM BODY: Commlite LED video lights comes with very delicate design, size is the same as 'Bankcard', 1cm super-slim body, making your using practice very well.
  • HIGH BRIGHTNESS& SUPER LONG WORKING TIME: Commlite CoMiray CM-L50II's brightness is up to 6880 Lux (10cm distance), which is enough for video assisting light used during travel or night shooting. The working time lasts up to 18 hours in low light mode after full-charge, which bring you shooting delight.

The Video Light Shows of Seventies’ Rock and Roll

Between the psychedelic light shows of the Sixties and the laser light shows of the Eighties there existed the video light shows of the Seventies.

Most people are familiar with the oil lamp projections of the early psychedelic light shows that accompanied the music of live "Acid Rock" bands. They consisted of a mixture of oil and water projected onto large screens usually made of white bed sheets using an overhead projector like those we all know from school lectures and made to pulsate or swirl in time to the music by rubbing around the mixture. The effects were reminiscent of the hallucinations caused by psychedelic drugs and were considered the visual equivalent of the music.

In the late Seventies and into the Eighties the laser became the light show tool of choice. The bright, solid and colorful light of a low power laser beam could create interesting patterns on a wall or ceiling and without expanding or dissipating like a conventional light beam it could be used for great effects at great distances. Eventually it became the mirrored Disco Ball that became the most popular light show effect of the era and although lasers continue to be popular the oil lamps of the Sixties are now mostly found in museums.

What is now largely forgotten is the video light shows of the 1970s. These accompanied the now also largely forgotten genre of the concept album. In the seventies a portable video tape player was about one foot wide by two feet long by about eight inches high and weighed about twenty pounds. They did not have a built in a monitor and when I had to make video presentations back then I had to lug around the large, cumbersome player and a Sony Trinitron TV set, the seventies equivalent of an iPod.

Video projectors were hooked up to video players and the images were projected onto the back of special back screen projection video screens suspended over the band at rock concerts. Since these projectors showed video tape and not just light effects and had a sound track to which a click track could be recorded, stories were produced that were in sync to the songs. The drummer would wear headphones to be able to hear the click track and know when to start the song and keep in time to the visuals. The show of this type from this era made a huge impression on me.

Some of my favorite shows incorporating video were the Kinks' legendary shows at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in the mid-Seventies. These became an important annual event for me until the Kinks got so popular in the Eighties that they moved to the vastly larger and much more impersonal L.A. Forum. At the end of that disappointing show Ray Davies said, "Thanks for coming and we'll see you again next year... at the Santa Monica Civic!"

I soon learned that the Kinks would do two shows in one night at the Civic and that the later show was definitely the one to see. The Kinks were a great, and I mean GREAT, party band and taught me that the right attitude neutralizes any mistakes or sloppy playing. Of all the bands I've seen live over the years, and living in Los Angeles and playing in bands myself since 1965 I've seen a few, the Kinks were the most fun, melded the separation between the band and the audience the most effectively and were the most bullet prove, mistakes-wise.

A good example of a video light show concert was the Kinks' School Boys In Disgrace Show. They had two rectangular screens hung vertically on either side of the drummer. Sometimes both screens showed the same image, other times they showed two different images and other times they showed different angles of the same scene. At one part in the story Ray Davies, dressed as the school boy in disgrace, is being scolded by the head master, also played by Ray in costume, who appears on one of the screens. When school boy Ray runs across the stage to escape the headmaster with whom he is singing a duet, the headmaster suddenly cuts him off by appearing on the other screen. This sort of inventive interaction was what made that particular show stand out and makes me remember it even forty years later.

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