On Camera Video Lights 2018-06-04T13:55:06+00:00

What Are On Camera Video Lights?

On camera video lights are lights that are used to illuminate a set or recording area to make it easier for the camera to pick up on the subjects being recorded. These lights can be used both in indoor and outdoor recording spaces and come in portable formats to make filming on the go more convenient. The right set of on camera video lights can be the difference between a poor quality and a high-quality shot and can help take your filming capabilities to the next level.

When trying to choose the right lighting options to help enhance your videos, make sure to keep in mind what you will be recording. Lighting options for indoor spaces tend to be different than those used outdoors, and while there is a certain amount of convenience that comes from portable lights, more permanent lighting options can be useful if you find yourself recording in one location, such as a studio. Make sure to invest in the right kind of lighting for you to make sure you get the most out of your on camera lighting options.

Here are some of the more common forms of on camera video lights and how they are used.

Best On Camera Video Lights For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of on camera video lights available to buy:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Ring Light for Camera [Rechargable Battery] Selfie LED Camera Light [36 LED] for iPhone iPad Sumsung Galaxy Photography Phones, White
1,548 Reviews
Ring Light for Camera [Rechargable Battery] Selfie LED Camera Light [36 LED] for iPhone iPad Sumsung Galaxy Photography Phones, White
  • Rechargeable with USB Cord. This ring light includes a built-in rechargeable battery so you do not need extra batteries. Money saved and free from annoying battery replacement.
  • Brightness Adjustable. Three-level light settings for various uses -- make-up, selfie photos, dark scenery vlogging etc. Let this ring light highlight you and darken everything behind you.
  • Compact and Light Weight. Pocket sized and extremely compact, it will not take much space in your bag. Take it with you anywhere you go and record all happy moments in your life!
  • Fantastic for Night Time or Dark Rooms. It helps enhance and brighten up your face for that perfect selfie. No more having to run around the house looking for the perfect spot in your house to take a photo or make your make up tutorials. Note: 【Upgraded Version】with our 【Patented Unique Design】
  • 100% Money-Back GUARANTEE. Who hasn't taken a selfie and ever said I wish I had more light? Well, this little camera ring was made for that. If you're not happy with it for whatever reason, we guarantee a new replacement plus no-hassle money back.
SaleBestseller No. 2
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
3,702 Reviews
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
  • 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: Sony FW series battery can not work with the LED panel.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Selfie Ring Light for Camera, OURRY Clip On [Rechargeable Battery] Selfie LED Camera Light [32 LED] for iPhone, iPad, Sumsung Galaxy, Photography Phones, Tablet, Laptop (Pink)
72 Reviews
Selfie Ring Light for Camera, OURRY Clip On [Rechargeable Battery] Selfie LED Camera Light [32 LED] for iPhone, iPad, Sumsung Galaxy, Photography Phones, Tablet, Laptop (Pink)
  • Rechargeable with USB Cable: So that you can save money from buying batteries. And you can use the selfie light while charging.
  • 9 Lighting Effects Adjustable: 3-level brightness, cold and warm light, with clamp design, it can 360° rotatable, 60° adjustable, you can adjust the ring light for various uses - take selfies, make up, fill in light, as a night light, etc. The cute selfie ring light will light up your life.
  • Super Cute Great Gift: Kitty Shape is very cute and compact, you can take the selfie light anywhere, and decorate your life. And with cute package, the selfie ring light is a great gift to your kids, friends, relatives, or anyone you love as a gift.
  • Take Selfies at Night is So Easy: You can take perfect selfies at night or dark conditions with the ring light, don't worry about the light problems. And the selfie light is bright enough while not glare, the light is soft. You can also use it with a selfie stick.
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee: If the OURRY Cute Kitty Fill-in Light can't satisfy you when your take photos, we guarantee a new set for free or 100% money back. Besides the selfie ring light, you will also get USB Cable, User Manual, Worry-free 18-month warranty and Friendly 24/7 customer service.
Bestseller No. 4
LED Video Light, ESDDI 176 LED Ultra Bright Dimmable Camera Panel Light with battery, charger and USB Cable for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus and All DSLR Cmeras
72 Reviews
LED Video Light, ESDDI 176 LED Ultra Bright Dimmable Camera Panel Light with battery, charger and USB Cable for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Olympus and All DSLR Cmeras
  • 176-LED Ultra High Power lights for optimum illumination and diffuser
  • Rotate switch for on/off and brightness adjustment from 100% down to 1%
  • Including 4 color filters ,a NP-F550 type battery and charger with micro-USB charging cable
  • Portable video light mini but strong light ,for anything from portrait to nature or night time photography
  • Cold shoe adapter with 1/4"-20 threaded hole makes the light compatible with all DSLR cameras, camcorders, tripods and light stands
Bestseller No. 5
Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Mini Light on Camera Video Light, Black
132 Reviews
Aputure AL-M9 Amaran LED Mini Light on Camera Video Light, Black
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 6
SRL l191 Selfie Ring Light For Camera, Rechargeable Battery, Clip On 36 Led Smart Phone, Round Shape, White
272 Reviews
SRL l191 Selfie Ring Light For Camera, Rechargeable Battery, Clip On 36 Led Smart Phone, Round Shape, White
  • SRL did not authorize anyone to sell this selfie ring light which built-in rechargeable battery-saves you money
  • Simple and easy to use-just clip easily onto your phone or iPad, the clip has a rubber bumper
  • Great little tech gadget -works amazing you will be able to make videos at night or take great selfies in darkness
  • Compact and light weight-take it with you anywhere without any bulk, portable size makes it easy to put in your purse
Bestseller No. 7
VILTROX VL-162T 162 LED Video light, Portable Camera Photo Light Panel Dimmable for DSLR Camera Camcorder with Battery, Charger, High Brightness, 3300K-5600K Bi-Color, White Filter and LCD Display
5 Reviews
VILTROX VL-162T 162 LED Video light, Portable Camera Photo Light Panel Dimmable for DSLR Camera Camcorder with Battery, Charger, High Brightness, 3300K-5600K Bi-Color, White Filter and LCD Display
  • Dimmable and Color Modes Feature: Using control switch, brightness dimmer (20%-100%) and variable color temperature (3200K-5600K) to brighten up your videos or pictures. White removable filter will give more softer lighter shots and not dazzling.
  • Battery with Charger Included: AC adapter (Not Included) or battery with charger (Included in Package) for more convenient indoor or outdoor use. With standard hot shoe mount, this light can be adjusted angles while mounted on any DSLR camera, tripod, bracket, or light stand, etc.
  • Built-in LCD display: LCD panel shows a clear battery power, brightness and color temperature readings, let you operate easily and work more effective.
  • Multiple Lamps Combined Design. With 2 extending slots on the both sides, this portable, lightweight lamp can be easily linked together to fill light for different environments. CE, EMC, FCC, RoHS certification approved.
  • Max. brightness illumination with 162 powerful LED bulbs can be provided is : 1070LM/1250Lux(1m). The light design of small size, easy for carrying.
Bestseller No. 8
VILTROX L116T RA CRI95 Super Slim LED Light Panel,3300K-5600K LED Video Light Panel, LCD display screen,Color temperature and Brightness can be adjusted with NP-F550 Lithium battery
359 Reviews
VILTROX L116T RA CRI95 Super Slim LED Light Panel,3300K-5600K LED Video Light Panel, LCD display screen,Color temperature and Brightness can be adjusted with NP-F550 Lithium battery
  • The size is about 20*13*3cm ,only 260g , that's weightlight and portable .also comes with NP-F550 battery and charger.
  • You can change temperature (3300k-5600k) quickly and the brightgauge adjusts (20%-100%) based on how bright you have it.
  • 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.
  • With LCD display which can show the brightness, color temperature and battery percent.
  • Also support 12v AC adapter, can offer more stable power supply in studio . Ac adapter doesn't include.
Bestseller No. 9
Neewer Dimmable Bi-color LED with U Bracket Professional Video Light for Studio, YouTube Outdoor Video Photography Lighting Kit, Durable Metal Frame, 480 LED Beads, 3200-5600K, CRI 96+
195 Reviews
Neewer Dimmable Bi-color LED with U Bracket Professional Video Light for Studio, YouTube Outdoor Video Photography Lighting Kit, Durable Metal Frame, 480 LED Beads, 3200-5600K, CRI 96+
  • 480 LED BULBS: With 240 White and 240 Yellow LED long lasting bulbs, this light illuminates a variable white balance from Tungsten-Daylight 3200-5600K
  • U-MOUNT BRACKET: Enables the photographers to adjust the lighting angle according to the shooting environment
  • AC/DC POWER OPTIONS: Power with AC Adapter (included) or Sony NP-F550 NP-F970 Li-ion battery for wireless operation (battery sold separately)
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL and MULTI-USE: Made of excellent quality aluminium alloy showing simple elegant appearance; Can be placed directly on the light stand, ground or desk, providing multiple shooting solutions, more convenient for your creation work; Comes with a carrying bag to store the light and accessories
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY: Includes 1 year Neewer limited warranty and Life-time e-mail Customer Support
Bestseller No. 10
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
601 Reviews
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
  • [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

Types of On Camera Video Lights

On Camera Video Lights Items

An Example Of On Camera Video Lights

The first kind of on camera video light is the LED light panel. These lights range in size from small to large and are perfect for bringing a pop of light to any recording space, indoors or out. Perfect for night recordings in remote locations, these on camera lights are easy to transport, easy to use, and can be used without a direct plug-in due to their economically efficient nature. Available as both camera attachments and standing light panels, these relatively cheap lighting options can help make filming outdoors and at night a breeze.

Another form of on cameras video light is the ring light. Perfect for makeup tutorial videos or personal interviews, this light bathes the face in light without overwhelming its more delicate features. With many different size and color options available, these lights can come in both large and small varieties and can even be made to work with phone cameras. Though not exclusively used on video, these lights are a staple for any filmmaker and photographer as they really help to bring out the facial features on camera.

Another major type of on camera video lighting is relatively similar to the LED light panel. These lights use energy-friendly LED light panels are longer than their panel relatives and are useful for overhead lighting while on set. These LED lights allow the user to change the various color tones and temperatures that they produce, making them indispensable to any studio.

With the wide range of specialized on camera video lights available, make sure to do your research to find out the recommended lighting type for your personal filmographic needs. Feel free to experiment with multiple forms of lighting to help develop your own artistic style or use one of these on camera lights to add the finishing touches to your video set up. Whatever your needs, finding the right on camera video light for your needs can be game-changing.

The Latest In On Camera Video Lights

New
VILTROX L116T RA CRI95 Super Slim LED Light Panel,3300K-5600K LED Video Light Panel, LCD display screen,Color temperature and Brightness can be adjusted with NP-F550 Lithium battery
359 Reviews
VILTROX L116T RA CRI95 Super Slim LED Light Panel,3300K-5600K LED Video Light Panel, LCD display screen,Color temperature and Brightness can be adjusted with NP-F550 Lithium battery
  • The size is about 20*13*3cm ,only 260g , that's weightlight and portable .also comes with NP-F550 battery and charger.
  • You can change temperature (3300k-5600k) quickly and the brightgauge adjusts (20%-100%) based on how bright you have it.
  • 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.
  • With LCD display which can show the brightness, color temperature and battery percent.
  • Also support 12v AC adapter, can offer more stable power supply in studio . Ac adapter doesn't include.
New
Selfie Ring Light for Camera 36 LED Light for iPhone iPad Tablet Laptop Camera Sumsung Galaxy Photography Phones, Rechargable Battery,White
3 Reviews
Selfie Ring Light for Camera 36 LED Light for iPhone iPad Tablet Laptop Camera Sumsung Galaxy Photography Phones, Rechargable Battery,White
  • 【Rechargeable Battery with USB Cord】. This ring light includes a built-in rechargeable battery so you do not need extra batteries. Rechargeable make it easier and more conveniently to carry. Money saved and free from annoying battery replacement.
  • 【Photographers' Customized Dimmable Lighting 】Three-level light settings for various uses -- make-up, selfie photos, dark scenery vlogging etc. For even and soft light diffusion, this ring light was specially circle shaped, Let this ring light highlight you and darken everything behind you.
  • 【Fantastic for Night Time or Dark Rooms. 】It helps enhance and brighten up your face for that perfect selfie. No more having to run around the house looking for the perfect spot in your house to take a photo or make your make up tutorials. Enjoy your enhanced selfies any time!
  • 【Light Weight, Small and Portable To Carry Anywhere】Compact and Pocket sized, makes it easy to put in your purse. Take it with you anywhere you go and record quality pictures and videos for every important moment in your life!
  • 【Zero Risk to Buy! 100% Money-Back GUARANTEE. 】ANY defectiveness for ANY reasons, we will issue a full REFUND! If you have any questions,please don't hesitate to contact us. ELEBUTE Selfie Ring Light
SaleNew
Avanz Selfie Ring Light, Rechargeable Clip-on Selfie Lighting with 40 LED, 4-Level Adjustable Brightness, White & Warm White, On-Camera Video Light Night Light for iPhone, Samsung, Smartphone
3 Reviews
Avanz Selfie Ring Light, Rechargeable Clip-on Selfie Lighting with 40 LED, 4-Level Adjustable Brightness, White & Warm White, On-Camera Video Light Night Light for iPhone, Samsung, Smartphone
  • Excellent Lighting Effects - With 40 high-brightness LED, the light provides natural fill light when taking a selfie in the absence of light, features face beauty and skin whitening while still maintaining minimal image noise.
  • 4-Level Adjustable Brightness - Press the dimmer button to change the brightness levels. It offers desired brightness as you required, enables to serve various needs wherever indoor or outdoor, night or day.
  • 2 Brilliant Lighting Colors - The cool and warm white lighting can provide stabilized source without dazzling. The two colors can work either alone or at the same time to set a decorous emotional appeal.
  • Rechargeable & Portable - Powered by rechargeable lithium battery, it can be charged via USB charging cable(Included) when the battery level of the selfie ring light depleted. Small and light and easy to in your pocket or handy purse.
  • Multipurpose Use & Universal Compatibility - In addition to acting as a selfie fill light, you can also use it as a flashlight in the dark environment, party and camping. It is widely compatible with most of digital devices(without cover case) with thickness up to 0.6 inch, such as for iPhone, Smartphone, Android smartphone, tablets, MacBook, laptop, etc.

On Camera Video Lights Video

Here is a YouTube video discussing various types of on camera video lights:

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