SmallRig RC 220B COB Bi-Color LED Video Light review

This powerful point-source light from SmallRig is the perfect asset for videographers and photography studio setups

SmallRig RC 220B Video Light Review
(Image: © Beth Nicholls / DCW)

Digital Camera World Verdict

While a little tricky to assemble at first, this SmallRig light is of such a high quality and standard, arriving luxuriously packaged in a durable carrying case with all of the specified accessories - though it's important to note that it does not include a stand! The light is excellent and extremely powerful when set to the highest frequency, with remote-control app capabilities.


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    Powerful light

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    Easy to use

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    Many adjustment settings

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    Fun modes such as Party

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    Carry bag is exquisite


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    Doesn't come with stand

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    Softbox tricky to assemble

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    User manual not clear

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This professional video light from SmallRig is intended for videographers and filmmakers, optimized for on-location shooting at official sets in a dark studio environment. However, I am the furthest thing from being a professional filmmaker, and a complete novice when it comes to videography and video editing.

So for these reasons, I decided to review the SmallRig RC 220B Bi-color video light in the context of photographic use, with the intention to approach this review in the assessment of its practicality as a tool for photographers and still work, rather than its intended use as a videography and studio companion. Photographers need top-quality studio professional lighting rigs too, right?

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.