Following the technological progress of recent years, LED panels are becoming ever more popular when it comes to lighting videos and, increasingly, photographs. Getting your head around the various units involved can be confusing so this video can be a useful means of learning what they mean and how they relate to one another.
Beyond a vague understanding that they give an idea of how much light something emits, watts, lux, lumens, and nits are a mystery to most people. If you’re about to invest in some LED panels, whether it’s something affordable like the Yongnuo YN600Air to help make your vlogs look a little more pro, or something a bit more serious like the Rotolight NEO 2, understanding what all of these figures mean can be critical.
In this short video, Gerald of Gerald Undone gives a very simple explanation of these measures of light and provides a means of understanding how you can compare an LED panel to a light bulb, which might be useful trying to figure out how much power and how many light sources you require. What’s more, if like me you’ve always wondered how many lux I’m achieving with one foot-candle, now’s your chance to find out. As well as learning how lux differs from lumens, it’s useful to know how watts relates to them both, especially when you’re running your gear from batteries.
Be warned: Gerald does a great job of breaking this down but there’s a lot to take in in a very short amount of time.