Looking for a Portable solution for video interviews and other convenient purposes, I was intrigued by these LED panels that you can get. So to try it out for the first time, and on a budget, I picked up a couple of 126 LED panels from China for a total of ~$40 each. At that cost, I figure I can try a few of them and still be ahead whether they work or not.
Here’s a frame pulled from a first test. Key light in line with face, background light behind subject to camera left. Both have dimmers on them making ratios a breeze and they run off of the same batteries as my Sony camera bodies, so no extra kinds of batteries to fuss over.
Hopefully I can run some tests to see the battery stamina and if they last under working conditions.