Godox ML60II Bi review: powerful LED light for video creators in a studio or on location

The Godox ML60II Bi walks the tightrope between being both a studio light and a portable location light source

Godox ML60II Bi
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Godox ML60II Bi provides a powerful handheld light source on location and a strong studio-based light source when mounted on a stand and attached to the mains. This makes it a versatile asset for both photographers and videographers, though as a Bi-colour light, it lacks the more colorful emissions of an RGB LED. The ability to control its color temperature and lighting effects via a smartphone app makes it a useful tool for self-operating video makers.


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    Lightweight & compact-sized

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    11 animated effects

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    Battery grip

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    Control via app


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    Plastic body

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Since 1993, Godox has become an experienced creator of a wide range of photography and video lights, from traditional photography flashguns such as the Godox V1 to always-on LED (light emitting diode) lamps like the Godox LC500R Mini light stick . 

As a videographer, I prefer a portable light source, the 21W Godox LC500R Mini light stick, but occasionally I need to shoot in a video studio that requires a more powerful light source - such as the Godox ML60IIBi tested here.

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Dimensions3.46” x 3.62” x 4.38”
Input power70W
Output2610 lux (or 23300 with attached reflector)
CCT2800K - 6500K
LED typeBi-color
Animated preset effectsFlash, Lightning, Cloudy, Broken Bulb, TV, Candle, Fire, Fireworks, Explosion, Welding, SOS,
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FeaturesCompact and lightweight with adjustable colour temperature and animated effects★★★★☆
DesignCheap plastic build but easy to control output using rear dials/buttons★★★☆☆
PerformanceA portable yet very powerful studio and location light source. ★★★★☆
ValueMuch more affordable than comparable studio lights★★★★★
Zhiyun Molus B500 COB Video Light

Zhiyun Molus B500 COB Video Light
If you tend to be a studio-based rather than a location shooter and you need more power than the 70Ws from the Godox ML60II Bi, then consider the Zhiyun Molus B500. This 500W light can emit an eye-blinding 76400 lux when you attach the supplied reflector to it! As a mains powered LED the Zhiyun Molus B500 isn’t portable like the Godox ML60II Bi, but at that intensity it belongs in a large studio.

Nanlite Forza 60C

Nanlite Forza 60C
The Nanlite Forza 60C is similar to the Godox ML60II Bi in that it can be powered by a battery handle or via a mains connection, so it also suits both studio and location work. However unlike the Godox ML60II Bi the Forza 60C can produce a wider range of creative colours which enables it to supply additional animated effects such as the red and blue flashes from a police car’s lights.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.