Zhiyun Molus X100 COB LED video light review

Ultra-portable lighting power and an excellent accessory ecosystem, video lighting doesn’t look cooler than this

5 Star Rating
Zhiyun MOLUS X100 LED COB video light
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

There are a lot of LED video lights out there that are hard to distinguish from one another, but Zhiyun has managed to provide a completely fresh take on the COB LED light, and improve on it in almost every way. Offering one of the most portable lighting systems that still manages to pack in 100W of lighting power, an effective cooling system, useful modifiers, and future-proof features like USB-C PD. Although, despite the fan, the light can run quite hot, which can make maneuvering it and changing accessories tricky. But this might just be the best light for creators craving power and versatility on the move.


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    Powerful light

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    Very portable

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    Cooling fan is effective and whisper quiet

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    Looks very contemporary

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    Accessory ecosystem is well thought out


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    100W PD power source hard to find

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    Gets hot with extended use

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    No RGB colors or lighting effects

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    Only 30 mins battery power at 100%

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Zhiyun has become one of the go-to brands for the best camera gimbals and best phone gimbals. Recently Zhiyun has expanded its video range to include a range of LED lights, from the pocketable yet powerful Fiveray M40, to light sticks such as the Fiveray F100. 

Zhiyun has expanded its video lighting range to include two new models of COB (chip-on-board) – the most powerful being the new Zhiyun MOLUS X100.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.