SmallRig RM01 mini LED Video Light Kit review

Add professional three-point lighting to your YouTube unboxing videos (or any product photography) with this accessory-packed mini LED kit

SmallRig RM01 mini LED Video Light Kit
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Digital Camera World Verdict

This mini lighting kit will help elevate the production values of your product photography, giving you a Hollywood look on a B-movie budget! It’s packed full of accessories that enable you to change the color and quality of your lighting set-ups and cold-shoe mounts let you take the LEDs out and about to brighten up ‘talking heads’ on location. You can carry all the LED lights and accessories around safely in a branded SmallRig carry case. Excellent value for money!


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    Packed full of accessories

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    Faithful colour rendition

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    Brings Hollywood lighting to your desktop

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    Adjustable tripods

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    Four levels of brightness

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    Magnets for faster accessory swapping


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    Fixed color temperature of 5600K

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One popular topic for channels on YouTube is unboxing videos. Here people enjoy showing off a shiny new product by removing it from its box and then forensically exploring all of its features in minute detail. If you use available light in an unboxing video then your products can look washed out and flat (and therefore unprofessional). 

To achieve this, you'll need the best lights for YouTube. The SmallRig RM01 mini LED Video Light Kit consists of three mini LED lights that you can use to add more professional-looking three-point lighting to your products. In a three-point lighting set-up, a key light acts as the dominant light source. A fill light can be used to fill in the harsh shadows caused by the key light. A backlight helps add a rim of light around the edges of the object so that out stands out from the background. Three-point lighting helps accentuate the shape and form of your subject by adding ‘modeling’ light to it. 

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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.