Hobolite Micro Creator Kit review

This mini bi-color LED combines a stylish retro design with the power to creatively enhance your portrait photos on the go

Hobolite Micro LED video light
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Thanks to its retro 60’s design feature this is an LED light that you’ll want to show off to clients before you use it to add modeling light to your subject. It's pocket-sized stature and lightweight construction guarantee it a place in your kit bag (or you can transport it and its accessories in the beautifully branded Hobolite carry case). And with three supplied batteries it should go the distance in a typical shoot.


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    Gorgeous retro design

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    Variable light intensity and color

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    Charging dock

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    Carry case

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    Magnetic gels and diffuser

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    Animated light effects


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    Noisy cooling fan

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In March 2023 Hobolite released a collection of beautifully designed and feature-packed bi-color LED lights - the Hobolite Pro, the Avant, and the Mini. Check out our review of the Avant and Mini

August 2023 sees a new member being added to the Hobolite family - the Hobolite Micro. The Micro - as its name suggests - is the smallest and lightest LED in the Hobolite range, but its diminutive size comes with advantages. The Micro is sold in two kits - the Standard Kit ships with the Micro, a frosted diffuser dome, a fresnel lens, and a pair of barn doors, while the aptly named Creator Kit is packed with extra accessories such as six colored gels that enable you to creatively change the mood of your shoots.

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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.