These RGB Lights Won't Cost You More Than a Few Lattes

Continuous light can be quite expensive, especially if you are looking for an option that lets you change the color of the light. But perhaps you don't need all the bells and whistles of a high-end option. This simple $15 can be just what your kit is missing.

Over the past few years, the price of LED lights has come down quite a bit. However, the options for color LED lights aren’t numerous, and it remains costly most of the time. There are some exceptions, including this $15 RGB light presented by Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter in the video above.

As a photographer, I can already see myself playing around for long exposures effects in the studio or light a scene with a low budget. For videography, it should be fun as well, aside from the more than likely flickering that these suffer from. According to Pike, when using the maximum power, it seems to be fine.

These cheap lights aren’t as ergonomic as some of the more expensive alternatives. But for $15 can we complain? Also in the video Pike mentions that you can modify the light to use batteries to power the unit, making it a bargain for on-location work.

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4 Comments

I do love how the price of this type of light went up after this article. Lol

Spy Black's picture

Lights like these are also great for augmenting a primary light setup with some color cast accents. Very handy for product and portrait shoots, and other studio work.

David T's picture

Why not just use lamp heads put color gels on them? Probably way more power and color accuracy.

Spy Black's picture

...because you don't have to deal with gels. You can have any color you like too, at any number of brightness levels.