10 Best Video Lighting Kits

Neewer High Power Dimmable

Neewer High Power Dimmable

The small size of the Neewer High Power Dimmable allows you to use them just outside your video frame as effective hair lights for interview subjects and hosts. They can also easily be mounted in a camera’s hot shoe for a little direct illumination.

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LimoStudio 600W Photography Portrait

LimoStudio 600W Photography Portrait

The LimoStudio 600W Photography Portrait will serve stills photographers as well as it will filmmakers. You can use the included umbrellas to soften the light, or you can leave them off, creating a slightly harsher, more dramatic shot.

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Linco Lincostore AM169

Linco Lincostore AM169

So much content these days is shot in front of a green screen that purchasing the Linco Lincostore AM169 makes sense for a whole host of producers, whether you just want to play around with CG software or you want to create more ambitious science fiction.

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Fotodiox Pro Compact

Fotodiox Pro Compact

The independent bank switching on the Fotodiox Pro Compact allows you to set one box to a brighter output than another, making this set ideal for applications where your key needs to be stronger than your fill. It can create very smooth, attractive shadows.

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Linco Lincostore Continuous 2000 Watt

Linco Lincostore Continuous 2000 Watt

If you want soft, even three-point light on your subjects, then the Linco Lincostore Continuous 2000 Watt is a great choice. It doesn’t allow for adjustments to the brightness of the boxes, though, so it’s not ideal for dramatic effects.

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Neewer Dimmable Bi-Color 480

Neewer Dimmable Bi-Color 480

The Neewer Dimmable Bi-Color 480 comes with a trio of bi-flex panels that get surprisingly bright given the fact that each one contains fewer than 500 diodes. The stands are stable enough to support the lights, but it’s still smart to weigh them down with sandbags.

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Aputure LS-Mini20 Light Storm Flight

Aputure LS-Mini20 Light Storm Flight

For cinematic applications that would benefit from spottier lights than most LED panels have to offer, the Aputure LS-Mini20 Light Storm Flight takes the cake. These units are enough to illuminate almost any micro-budget indie set beyond the director’s expectations.

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Westcott Flex Mat

Westcott Flex Mat

One of the most versatile options on the market, the Westcott Flex Mat provides you with a square foot of light that you can bend and contort to your heart’s content. This set comes as a pair, each of which can be plugged in or powered by their rechargeable batteries.

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Neewer 2-Piece Bi-Color 660 LED

Neewer 2-Piece Bi-Color 660 LED

The Neewer 2-Piece Bi-Color 660 LED gives you two of the company’s more powerful panels, each of which can adjust its temperature along a range between tungsten and daylight, meaning you need to spend less time applying gels in the field.

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Aputure Amaran AL-528

Aputure Amaran AL-528

One of the best things about LED units is their portability, and the handy Aputure Amaran AL-528 comes with three panels and six batteries, as well as a charger dedicated to each unit. As long as you have access to an outlet anywhere near your location, you’ll have light.

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