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Portable power: LituFoto announces affordable, portable LED light panels

Portable power: LituFoto announces affordable, portable LED light panels
(Image credit: LituFoto)

There are many LED light panels on the market, but LituFoto has just announced five new slimline options that aim to make video lighting both portable and practical. 

No larger than a mobile phone, these panels are must-have lighting accessories for photographers, vloggers, filmmakers and content creators

Paul Genge of PhotoTEQ

The LED light panel range was previously only available in the UK under private label brands, in a higher price bracket. Now it is available under the original LituFoto name for the first time, offering panels that are compact enough to fit into a pocket, thanks to an ultra-thin and lightweight design. 

They are powerful enough to provide fill light for most purposes, to lend video clips an even, professional quality. They are ideal for content creators, videographers, vloggers, photographers, mobile filmmakers, streamers, and other web-based broadcasting including video conferencing. 

 Read more: Best video lights

An interesting and unusual extra feature is the built in high-capacity power packs on three of the models (the F18, R16 and R18), enabling them to be used as power banks for externally recharging other devices – making them dual-purpose kitbag essentials. Details for all models are as follows:

The smallest option: LituFoto F12
Price:
£42.99 / $49.99

• Smallest in the range
• Powerful 112 premium bi-color LED diodes, outputting CRI 96+, max power output 9W
• Adjustable color temperature (3200K – 5600K) with simple button operation
• Brightness control variable between 5% - 100% in 5% increments
• Single ¼”-20 screw mount, for mounting light to camera or brackets, or mounting other devices to the light itself – cold shoe adapter included
• Clear display screen shows color temperature, brightness, light status and remaining battery capacity
• Built-in 2470mAh lithium battery
• Clip-on front diffusion panel softens the light output
• Made from durable aluminum alloy
• Includes zip-closure neoprene case for transportation
• 125.7 x 70 x 10.3mm, 130g

(Image credit: LituFoto)

Higher power: LituFoto F18 (includes battery bank)
Price:
£49.99 / $63.99

• 180 bi-color LEDs CRI 97+, max 12W output
• Adjustable color temperature (3200K – 5600K) with simple button operation in 100K adjustments
• Brightness control variable between 5% - 100% with 5% increments
• Universal ¼”-20 screw mounts on three sides for mounting light to camera, gimbals, cages or adapter brackets
• Intelligent LCD screen shows color temperature, brightness, light status and remaining battery capacity in minutes – recomputes with every change of settings
• Built-in 4040mAh lithium battery – can be used as a mobile power bank for recharging other devices; supplied with a micro USB cable and USB adapter
• Clip-on front diffusion panel softens the light output
• Made from durable aluminum alloy
• Includes neoprene zipper close carrying bag
• 149 x 80 x 10.6mm, 195g

(Image credit: LituFoto)

Pro spec for users of Sony NP-F950 style batteries: LituFoto L28 (bi-color)
Price:
£59.99 / $69

• 228 premium bi-color LEDs packed into a thin body and boasting a maximum output of 16W
• CRI 97+ top end quality lighting
• Clip-on softening diffusion panel
• Adjustable color temperature from 3200K – 5600K in 100K adjustments
• Brightness control variable between 5% - 100%
• Weight of just 175g – easily carry two or more units in a kit bag
• Three sides feature ¼”-20 screw mount for mounting light to camera or brackets
• Choice of three power options, Sony NP-F950 battery or similar, mains power adapter 9V-12V / 2A or USB C 5V 1A/2A – perfect for people on the go: provides power whenever and wherever required
• Made from durable aluminum alloy
• Includes neoprene zipper close carrying bag
• 159 x 95 x 22mm, 175g

(Image credit: LituFoto)

Full RGB output: LituFoto R16 (RGB)
Price:
$49.99 / £64.99 

• Lamp beads: 145pcs
• CRI 96+
• 3 modes, 9 creative lighting effect modes including simulating lightning, color wheel scrolling and emergency service vehicles
• Rated power: 9W
• RGB color gamut: 0-360° full color – creates dramatic lighting effects
• Adjustable color temperature from 3200K – 7500K with 100K control
• Brightness control variable between 5% - 100% in 1% adjustments via independent dial
• USB C charging input to onboard 4040mAh lithium battery
• Output power: 5V 2A for recharging other devices with full size USB A connection
• Made from durable aluminum alloy
• Includes draw-string cloth carrying bag
• Double-sided universal ¼”-20 screw mount for mounting light to camera or brackets
• 131 x 80 x 11.8mm, 175g

(Image credit: LituFoto)

Top-of-the-range (professional film producer): LituFoto R18 (RGB)
Price: $89  / £79.99

• Lamp beads: 198pcs
• CRI 96+ / 1100 Lux at 5600K and 0.5M
• 3 modes, 9 lighting effect simulations including lightning mode, computer/TV monitor screen, slow speed color ranges, high speed color ranges, emergency service vehicles
• Rated power: 10W
• Maximum power: 13W with boost mode
• RGB color gamut: 0-360° full color controllable
• Adjustable color temperature from 3200K – 5600K
• Brightness control variable between 5% - 100% in 1% increments
• Built-in 4040mAh lithium battery, enough for up to 1.5 hours’ continuous use at 100% / 5600K
• Single input and output USB-C power: 5V 2A used to charge light, or for recharging other devices
• Made from durable aluminum alloy
• Includes semi-hard-shell premium zipper case
• Three sides feature universal ¼”-20 screw mount for mounting light to camera or brackets
• 149 x 80 x 11.5mm, 205g

(Image credit: LituFoto)

“No larger than a mobile phone, these panels are must-have lighting accessories for photographers, vloggers, filmmakers and content creators on the move," said Paul Genge of PhotoTEQ, UK distributor for LituFoto. 

"Each model delivers an exceptionally powerful output, and is perfect for discreetly hiding within the background, dramatically lighting products, or for camera-top mounting and filming yourself or your video host. Offering a wealth of features, these LituFoto panels deliver exceptional versatility at a fraction of the cost of similar products.”

We will be testing the LituFoto range and will let you know how they rank among the best photography lighting kits whether you're shooting stills, video, or just want to get the best quality zoom calls!

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