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
3,062 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.
Bestseller No. 2
Ulanzi Ultra Bright LED Video Light - LED 49 Dimmable Ultra Bright Portable High Power Panel Video Light, LED Light for DJI OSMO Mobile 2 Zhiyun Smooth 4 Gimbals,Canon,Nikon, SONY Digital DSLR Cameras
150 Reviews
Ulanzi Ultra Bright LED Video Light - LED 49 Dimmable Ultra Bright Portable High Power Panel Video Light, LED Light for DJI OSMO Mobile 2 Zhiyun Smooth 4 Gimbals,Canon,Nikon, SONY Digital DSLR Cameras
  • 3 SHOE MOUNT: Support interlocking Multiple video lights, multiple lights can be interlocked together to strengthen lighting brightness and to get better lighting effects.
  • UNIVERSAL: Fits almost any DSLR cameras and camcorders,Used for macrophotography, product shooting, and video recording, etc
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & DIMMABLE: Lightweight and portable lights can be interlocked, so as to achieve different light brightness.
  • STABLE COLOR TEMPERATURE: Stable color temperature after long time uses.
  • LONG LIFE SPAN: Up to 50,000 hours.
Bestseller No. 3
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
177 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. 4
Emart 60 LED Continuous Portable Photography Lighting Kit for Table Top Photo Video Studio Light Lamp with Color Filters - 2 Sets
114 Reviews
Emart 60 LED Continuous Portable Photography Lighting Kit for Table Top Photo Video Studio Light Lamp with Color Filters - 2 Sets
  • Contents: 2 x15w High Output Table Top LED Photography Light with Stand, 2 x Orange Color Gel Filter, 2 x White Color Gel Filter
  • Ideal for Product Photography: Retractable bracket, hand-held use available, Soft, wrap-around lighting is great for photographing small-to-medium-sized items
  • LED Table Top Studio: 60 LED / 1000 Lumen / 180° Adjustable Angle / Maximum Height: 11inch
  • 90+ CRI: Daylight balanced 5500K, 15w LED continuous lighting, deliver true and nature colors
  • Multi-function use: Perfect light for photography studio, lighting for video, images, collocation with all kinds of tabletop studio, an essential photography lighting kit for video shooting
SaleBestseller No. 5
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
4,100 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 1: Sony FW series battery can not work with the LED panel; NOTE 2: Batteries are needed to be taken out if not in use
Bestseller No. 6
Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit Includes:(2)3200-5600K CRI 96+ Dimmable Light with U Bracket and Barndoor and (2)75 inches Light Stand for Studio Photography, Video Shooting
173 Reviews
Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit Includes:(2)3200-5600K CRI 96+ Dimmable Light with U Bracket and Barndoor and (2)75 inches Light Stand for Studio Photography, Video Shooting
  • Kit includes: (2)Bi-color LED Video Light with U Bracket and Barndoor, (2)White Diffuser, (2)Power Adapter, (2)Power Cable, (2)Carrying Case and (2)26 inches/66 centimeters-75 inches/190 centimeters Adjustable Light Stand
  • With 330 White and 330 Yellow LED long lasting bulbs, this light illuminates a variable white balance from Tungsten-Daylight 3200-5600K Color Temperature; U-mount Bracket enables the photographers to adjust the lighting angle according to the shooting environment
  • The video light is made of excellent quality aluminum 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
  • The light is powered by AC Adapter (included) or NP-F550 NP-F970 Li-ion battery(not included); Attaching barn doors to light sources creates a beam spread of light; Comes with a white diffuser to soften the harsh light and a carrying bag to store the light and accessories
  • Adjustable Light Stand: Height ranges from 26 inches/66 centimeters to 75 inches/190 centimeters; Solid locking capabilities ensure the safety of your lighting equipment when in use
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
144 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
GVM 560 LED Video Light, Dimmable Bi-Color, 2 Packs Photography Lighting with APP Intelligent Control System, Lighting for YouTube, Studio, Outdoor, Video Lighting Kit, 2300K-6800K, CRI 97+
88 Reviews
GVM 560 LED Video Light, Dimmable Bi-Color, 2 Packs Photography Lighting with APP Intelligent Control System, Lighting for YouTube, Studio, Outdoor, Video Lighting Kit, 2300K-6800K, CRI 97+
  • APP Intelligent Control System: The light equipped with mobile APP control function, can be controlled by your smart mobile device ( above ofAndroid 4.0 or IOS 9.0 ), to searched and download the GVM APP in major APP stores ( such as Apple syore / Google Play. Etc.)
  • GVM 560AS LED light is a professional photo and video LED light with a slim aviation aluminum body that is light and simple. The high quality LED bulbs life can reach 70, 000 hours.
  • A Variety Power Supply Methods: Can be powered by the DC adapter when shooting indoors; or used the NPF mount battery when outdoor shooting portable and easy to carry.
  • The GVM 560AS supports to adjust the brightness and color temperature. The color temperature ranges from 2300K to 6800K. Equipped with 560 high color rendering CRI 97+ LED beads to help you restore true colors.
  • With a digital LCD screen display and a stable system, that supports 360° rotation improves light control. The step-less adjustment is used to control the brightness/color temperature which brings great convenience to your shooting.
Bestseller No. 9
Yirind LED Ring Light 6.3" with Tripod for YouTube Video and Makeup, Mini LED Camera Light LED Lamp with 3 Light Modes,Fill Light+Desktop Stand
  • The 6.3" led selfie ring light kit is great you can adjust brightness and tone it is a perfect light for what you want. you can choose from 3 light color and 10 level brightness for each mode : white light, warm yellow, white + warm yellow, all 3 light colors are equally bright dimming works for YouTube videos and its perfect
  • Beauty makeup ring light is well constructed and durable?You can easily adjust the height of it and it keeps a secured grip on my phone,it?s easy to use, easy to bring places and gives you quality light for quality content, which makes it a possibility to be used as a folded table tripod or stand it on the floor for indoor and outdoor
  • The desktop makeup ring light can swivel and be locked into place at any angle. 6.3" LED Ring Light with cell phone holder compatible with iPhone XR,MAX / 7 Plus, 7, 8, 8 Plus, X, 6, 6s, 5, 5s, 4, 4s /Android Samsung Note 8, S8 / S9 / HTC, etc.making it ideal for professionals for YouTube video recording, camera photography shooting, makeup live streaming
  • The ring light with a USB cord, so it can plug into any USB outlet: wall, computer, vehicle. laptop, PC, power bank, USB charger, AC adapter, and etc,which mean when you?re indoors it?s cool I plug in the outlet or for outside you use my portable chargers
  • Mini led camera desktop ring light making it ideal for professionals who film for, YouTube etc. Very handy! For the best ring light out there this is the best option! enjoy full satisfaction with our product, Lifetime warranty warranty and lifetime friendly email service or receive your 100% payment back.please kindly note that we are always here for you. THANKS
Bestseller No. 10
Lume Cube AIR LED Light for Photo, Video, and Content Creation
42 Reviews
Lume Cube AIR LED Light for Photo, Video, and Content Creation
  • UNMATCHED LIGHT QUALITY & CUSTOM LENS - 5600K Color Temp, 90+/- CRI, 400 LUX @ 1M, 60º beam angle
  • COMPACT, WATERPROOF & DURABLE DESIGN - 1.625" Tall, 2 oz, waterproof to 30 ft, made with tough rubber exterior
  • BLUETOOTH & APP CONTROL - Wirelessly control brightness, flash duration, mode, and check battery levels from the Lume-X App
  • BUILT-IN MAGNET - In addition to the 1/4 20 mounting thread, the AIR has a built in magnet to mount to new surfaces
  • IN-BOX ACCESSORIES (DIFFUSION INCLUDED) - Comes with both a warm and white diffuser, lanyard, and micro USB charging cable

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
GVM 560 LED Video Light, Dimmable Bi-Color, 2 Packs Photography Lighting with APP Intelligent Control System, Lighting for YouTube, Studio, Outdoor, Video Lighting Kit, 2300K-6800K, CRI 97+
88 Reviews
GVM 560 LED Video Light, Dimmable Bi-Color, 2 Packs Photography Lighting with APP Intelligent Control System, Lighting for YouTube, Studio, Outdoor, Video Lighting Kit, 2300K-6800K, CRI 97+
  • APP Intelligent Control System: The light equipped with mobile APP control function, can be controlled by your smart mobile device ( above ofAndroid 4.0 or IOS 9.0 ), to searched and download the GVM APP in major APP stores ( such as Apple syore / Google Play. Etc.)
  • GVM 560AS LED light is a professional photo and video LED light with a slim aviation aluminum body that is light and simple. The high quality LED bulbs life can reach 70, 000 hours.
  • A Variety Power Supply Methods: Can be powered by the DC adapter when shooting indoors; or used the NPF mount battery when outdoor shooting portable and easy to carry.
  • The GVM 560AS supports to adjust the brightness and color temperature. The color temperature ranges from 2300K to 6800K. Equipped with 560 high color rendering CRI 97+ LED beads to help you restore true colors.
  • With a digital LCD screen display and a stable system, that supports 360° rotation improves light control. The step-less adjustment is used to control the brightness/color temperature which brings great convenience to your shooting.
New
Yirind LED Ring Light 6.3" with Tripod for YouTube Video and Makeup, Mini LED Camera Light LED Lamp with 3 Light Modes,Fill Light+Desktop Stand
  • The 6.3" led selfie ring light kit is great you can adjust brightness and tone it is a perfect light for what you want. you can choose from 3 light color and 10 level brightness for each mode : white light, warm yellow, white + warm yellow, all 3 light colors are equally bright dimming works for YouTube videos and its perfect
  • Beauty makeup ring light is well constructed and durable?You can easily adjust the height of it and it keeps a secured grip on my phone,it?s easy to use, easy to bring places and gives you quality light for quality content, which makes it a possibility to be used as a folded table tripod or stand it on the floor for indoor and outdoor
  • The desktop makeup ring light can swivel and be locked into place at any angle. 6.3" LED Ring Light with cell phone holder compatible with iPhone XR,MAX / 7 Plus, 7, 8, 8 Plus, X, 6, 6s, 5, 5s, 4, 4s /Android Samsung Note 8, S8 / S9 / HTC, etc.making it ideal for professionals for YouTube video recording, camera photography shooting, makeup live streaming
  • The ring light with a USB cord, so it can plug into any USB outlet: wall, computer, vehicle. laptop, PC, power bank, USB charger, AC adapter, and etc,which mean when you?re indoors it?s cool I plug in the outlet or for outside you use my portable chargers
  • Mini led camera desktop ring light making it ideal for professionals who film for, YouTube etc. Very handy! For the best ring light out there this is the best option! enjoy full satisfaction with our product, Lifetime warranty warranty and lifetime friendly email service or receive your 100% payment back.please kindly note that we are always here for you. THANKS
New
dalina Broadcast Live Photography Fill Light LED Camera Flash Dimmable Light Camera Video Lights
  • Suitable for phones or tablets, it is not easy to fall
  • It will be useful when you need extra light to make up, take pictures, make videos, read books.
  • Mode: 3 way fill light mode
  • Round shape, compact size and light weight. Cable length: 200 cm / 79 inches
  • Package Contents : 1 x phone camera fill light, 1 x desk stand

On Camera Video Lights Video

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

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