DSLR News Shooter: Litepanels 1×1 Compared to a Manda CN 900-HSA

DSLR News Shooter | A tale of two LED lights – Litepanels 1×1 compared to a Manda CN 900-HSA.

Matt has a 20 minute look at what on the surface appears to be two very similar lights with a large price difference.

Last NAB I noticed at least a dozen Chinese companies offering very similar LED panels.  Just like the recent article I did on fluorescents, LED’s are pretty much a commodity, and that inevitably leads to companies making similar products for less.  Just remember that, as with all things, you have to judge the big picture.  How is the colour rendering index?  Do they use good solder on the boards?  Will the yoke brakes hold up?  And that’s only the technical considerations.