LED Database: CRI (Ra), CRI (Re), TLCI, CQS, and TM-30-15

Introduction

For a thorough explanation of our ranking and testing procedures, as well as how to interpret the various color rendering data, spectra, and graphics, check out Page 1, “Understanding the Complete LED Database” page.

Briefly, measurements of all LED lights were taken with the Asensetek Lighting Passport SMART Spectrometer that was synced with the Spectrum Genius Mobile App. Lights tested at NAB 2016 are labelled “NAB”; lights tested in our blacked out studio are labelled “Studio.” We compared some controls in both environments and found the difference to be negligible. Lights are ranked by averaging together CRI (Re), CQS, and TLCI values, then grouping them every 0.5 values. The best possible rank using this method is 100.

(For those interested in last year’s LED models, here is the 2015 LED database, which includes CRI (Ra) and CRI (Re) )

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Complete LED Color Rendering Database of 2016: CRI, TLCI, CQS, TM30-15 (Page 2)

Results

Rank: 100.0

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Tungsten and DaylightTungsten/Daylight Samples

STANDARDS: Tungsten and Daylight
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
100.0 2839K99.899.7100.099100100
 6104K95.599.4100.09999100

Rank: 98.5

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Yuji VTC Series (160x160)
Price (USD): $197.50 (Yuji Int’l)
Yuji VTC Series – 5600K
Product Page (Measured 5/2016, Studio)

Yuji VTC Series LED Ribbon - 5600K (Generation: 2015)
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
98.55287K98.497.599.59797100

Rank: 98.0

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Barger 3X4 20 LITE LED Bicolor
Price (USD): $15,000
BargerLite 3X4 20 Lite LED BiColor
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Barger Lite LED-update
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
98.0 3190 96.996.199.19896102
 5586 98.897.799.59795100
Cineo Maverick 3200K Remote Phosphor LED Light
Price (USD): $2,070 (B&H Photo)
Cineo Maverick – 3200K
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Cineo Maverick 3200K Remote Phosphor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
98.03195K98.397.398.99795101
Zylight F8-100 LED
Price (USD): $2250 (B&H Photo)
Zylight F8 100 Tungsten
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Zylight F8 100 - Tungsten LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
98.0flood: 3331K97.497.398.69796103
spot: 3319K97.697.398.69796103

Rank: 97.5

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Aladdin Bi-Flex 50
Price (USD): $648.90 (B&H Photo)
Aladdin Bi-Flex 50
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Aladdin Bi-Flex 50 BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.52823K98.297.598.59896101
5211K96.895.598.79494102
Aladdin Bi-Flex2 Bi-Color LED Panel
Price (USD): $2,051.10 (B&H Photo)
Aladdin Bi-Flex2 Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Aladdin Bi-Flex2 Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.53368K96.696.098.39796104
5619K96.195.198.99796103
Aladdin Bi-Flex4 Bi-Color LED Panel
Price (USD): $2,820.60 (B&H Photo)
Aladdin Bi-Flex4 Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Aladdin Bi-Flex4 Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.53195K95.593.799.09894102
5453K98.496.999.29694101
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Aputure Light Storm COB120t
Price (USD): $645 (Amazon)
Aputure Light Storm COB120t
Product Page (Measured 5/2016, Studio)

Aputure Light Storm COB120t LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.52950K98.096.997.59796102
BB&S Area 48 Soft LED Remote Phosphor, 3200K
Price (USD): $2,088.45 (B&H Photo)
BB&S Area 48 Soft LED Remote Phosphor, 3200K
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

BB&S Area 48 Soft LED Remote Phosphor, 3200K
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.53016K97.396.199.19795101
BBS Pipeline 3200K - 4x4 Bank
Price (USD): $2495(B&H Photo)
BB&S Pipeline Remote Phosphor, 3200K
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

BBS Pipeline 3200K LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.53172K97.596.498.89794101
Fiilex Q1000 Bicolor LED
Price (USD): $3,495 (B&H Photo)
Fiilex Q1000
Product Page (Measured 8/2016, Studio)

Fiilex Q1000 LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.53454K97.896.998.89796101
5328K98.097.598.79696100
Lumos Hawk LED
Price (USD): $4140 (B&H Photo)
Lumos Hawk 400 – 3200K
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Lumos Hawk 400 - 3200K LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.53278K97.195.898.69793101
Quasar Science Q50S Bicolor LED
Price (USD): $250 (Quasar Science)
Quasar Science Q50S Bicolor
Product Page (Measured 2/2017, Studio)

Quasar Science Q50S Bicolor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.5300896.495.997.99796103
538998.397.099.29694101

Rank: 97.0

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aladdin A-Lite LED
Price (USD): $499 (Amazon)
Aladdin A-Lite
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Aladdin A-Lite BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.02973K97.196.996.49594104
6381K96.495.699.19796103
Aladdin Bi-Fold4 Bi-Color LED Panel
Price (USD): $2,949.30 (B&H Photo)
Aladdin Bi-Fold4 Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Aladdin Bi-Fold4 Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.03046K97.097.096.39694104
5620K97.296.798.59796103
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Aputure Amaran M9 LED (160x160)
Price (USD): $45
Aputure Amaran AL-M9
Product Page (Measured 5/2016, Studio)

Aputure Amaran AL-M9 LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.05198K97.696.799.19595102
Aputure Light Storm Mini 20c Bicolor LED Light
Price (USD): $749 (three lights; Amazon)
Aputure Mini 20c (Bicolor)

Product Page (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Aputure Light Storm Mini 20c Bicolor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.03271K98.597.698.79896102
5784K96.795.298.39393102
Cineo HS2 - 3200K
Price (USD): $3,780 (B&H Photo)
Cineo HS2 3200K
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Cineo HS2 3200K LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.0324897.296.298.3969299
Dracast LED1000 Silver Series Foldable Bi-Color LED Panel
Price (USD): $349.95 (B&H Photo)
Dracast LED1000 Silver Series Foldable Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dracast LED1000 Silver Series Foldable Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.03134K97.696.698.19794100
5282K97.195.797.6949299
F&V Z1200S UltraColor Bi-color LED Studio Panel with V-mount
Price (USD): $1,859 (Amazon)
F&V Z1200S UltraColor
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

F&V Z1200S UltraColor LED BiColor
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.0306496.895.999.09896102
 549196.995.398.59493102
Kino Flo Celeb 201 DMX LED BiColor
Price (USD): $2,460.75 (B&H Photo)
Kino Flo Celeb LED 201 DMX
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Kino Flo Celeb 201 DMX LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.03088K95.394.698.19695104
5467K95.795.098.49796104
Kino Flo 401Q LED
Price (USD): $4,164.95 (B&H Photo)
Kino Flo Celeb 401Q DMX
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Kino Flo Celeb 401Q DMX LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.03072K95.494.798.09695104
5443K95.794.998.59796104
KinoFlo DivaLite LED
Price (USD): $2,205.75 (B&H Photo)
Kino Flo Diva-Lite 30 LED
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Kino Flo Diva-Lite 30 LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.02927K95.694.698.49794101
5481K97.295.398.79692100
KinoFlo Select-LED
Price (USD): $2,460.75 (B&H Photo)
Kino Flo Select 30 LED
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Kino Flo Select 30 LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.02920K95.995.098.49794101
5488K97.595.798.99693100
Quasar Science A19 12W - 300K LED
Price (USD): $25 (Quasar Science)
Quasar Science A-Series 3000K
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Quasar Science A-Series - 12W 3000K LED Bulb
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.0282297.596.197.6969398
VLite 075MK LED
Price (USD): $1495 (Amazon)
VLite 075MK
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

VLite 075MK BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.0303498.297.498.59796102
 523397.295.997.59392101
Zylight Pro-Panel LED
Price (USD): $2699 (B&H Photo)
Zylight Pro-Panel
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Zylight Pro-Panel BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
97.0 321095.594.698.397 95104
 532395.894.699.29796103

Rank: 96.5

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Aputure Light Storm LS 1/2W LED
Price (USD): $483 (Amazon)
Aputure Light Storm LS 1/2w
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Aputure Light Storm LS 1/2w LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 545797.496.398.1959399
Aputure Tri8c Bicolor LED
Price (USD): $498 (Amazon)
Aputure Tri-8c (Bicolor)
Product Page (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Aputure Tri 8c Bicolor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.52268K96.295.295.79795102
5964K97.596.198.59592100
Aputure Tri8s LED
Price (USD): $488 (Amazon)
Aputure Tri-8s
Product Page (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Aputure Tri 8s LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.55082K97.596.398.19492100
Cineo Matchstix 12
Price (USD): $449.10 (B&H Photo)
Cineo Matchstix 12″ – 3200K
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Cineo Matchstix 12
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.53457K96.494.898.69692100
Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Panel
Price (USD): $179.00 (B&H Photo)
Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.53104K96.295.398.29793101
5363K96.594.997.69491100
ikan Lyra 1x1 LED
Price (USD): $699 (Amazon)
Ikan Lyra 5600K 1×1 Panel
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Ikan Lyra 5600K 1x1 Soft-Panel LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 555196.294.298.89593103
KinoFlo Celeb 401 LED
Price (USD): $4,245.75 (B&H Photo)
Kino Flo Celeb LED 401 DMX
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Kino Flo Celeb 401 DMX LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.53073K95.394.698.19695104
5489K95.694.898.29695104
LiteGear LiteMat1 Hybrid LED
Price (USD): $1259.99 (LiteGear)
LiteGear LiteMat Hybrid
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

LiteGear LiteMat Hybrid BiColor Flex LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 312298.197.198.09594102
 544597.496.397.99492100
Lumos 300GT LED
Price (USD): $1278.80 (B&H Photo)
Lumos 300GT
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Lumos 300 GT BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 320397.696.898.59794100
 567495.593.797.49491100
Lumos 300MK LED
Price (USD): $2208 (B&H Photo)
Lumos 300 MK
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Lumos 300 MK BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 308097.997.198.49793100
 529695.293.297.29490100
Lumos 500 MK LED
Price (USD): $3036 (B&H Photo)
Lumos 500 MK
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Lumos 500 MK BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 319297.997.298.59693100
 552896.494.996.89391100
Lumos 700MK LED
Price (USD): $5520 (B&H Photo)
Lumos 700 MK
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Lumos 700 MK BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 318297.996.998.89795102
 534796.294.597.39392100
QuasarScience Q50 Bicolor LED
Price (USD): $275 (Quasar)
Quasar Science Q-LINE Q50X
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Quasar Science Q-LINE - Q50X BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5342393.691.398.39694105
543798.297.099.29694101
Rayzr 7 7
Price (USD): $1,259 (B&H Photo)
Rayzr 7 7″ 200W Bi-Color LED Fresnel
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Rayzr 7 7
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.53193K97.196.298.09693100
5419K97.796.498.39493101
Rayzr 7 7
Price (USD): $1,599 (B&H Photo)
Rayzr 7 7″ 300W Bi-Color LED Fresnel
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Rayzr 7 7
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.53140K96.996.097.69693100
5313K97.496.397.99493101
VLite 150MK LED
Price (USD): $2295 (Amazon)
VLite 150MK
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

VLite 150MK BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 3054 98.197.398.49794100
 5388 96.995.597.29392100
Westcott Flex 1x1 Bicolor LED
Price (USD): $849.90 (B&H Photo)
Westcott Flex 1’x1’ Bi-Color
Product Page (Measured 2/2016, Studio)

Wescott Flex Bi-Color LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.52924K97.096.198.597
5576K97.296.097.493
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Yuji BC Series Bicolor LED
Price (USD): $120 (Yuji Int’l)
Yuji BC Series 12x Multirow Hybrid
Product Page (Measured 5/2016, Studio)

Yuji BC Series 12x Multirow Hybrid BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5 323895.894.298.99794102
 556296.594.598.29493102
Zylight F8-200 LED
Price (USD): $3299 (B&H Photo)
Zylight F8 200 Tungsten
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Zylight F8 200 - Tungsten LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.5flood: 3279K96.996.597.09594104
spot: 3356K96.996.596.89594104

Rank: 96.0

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Aputure COB 300d LED
Price (USD): $1099 (Amazon)
Aputure Light Storm COB 300d
Product Page (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Aputure COB 300d LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.05143K97.096.097.89393101
Brightcast Variable 15-345 LED
Price (USD): $499.99 (Amazon)
BrightCast Variable  15-345
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

BrightCast Variable 15-345 BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.0 289197.996.797.49695102
 544996.494.797.39392100
Dedolight DLED9 Bicolor LED Light
Price (USD): $2156.25 (B&H Photo)

Power Supply: $749.06 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight DLED9 Bicolor
Product Page
 (Measured 11/2017, Studio)

Dedolight DLED9 Bicolor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.03184K97.596.597.79591100
5610K95.292.697.59491100
Dedolight LEDzilla2 Daylight LED Light
Price (USD): $490.88 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight LEDzilla2 Daylight
Product Page
 (Measured 11/2017, Studio)

Dedolight LEDzilla2 Daylight LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.05578K97.595.998.09491100
Gel3272K94.692.595.89391100
Dracast LED2000 Kala Bi-Color LED Panel
Price (USD): $649.00 (B&H Photo)
Dracast LED2000 Kala Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dracast LED2000 Kala Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.03113K97.096.098.19793101
5313K96.294.397.2939199
Dracast Silkray 800 Bi-Color LED Panel
Price (USD): $344.64 (B&H Photo)
Dracast Silkray 800 Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dracast Silkray 800 Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.03173K96.795.998.09693100
5422K96.895.596.69291101
Fiilex P180 LED
Price (USD): $625 (B&H Photo)
Fiilex P180
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Fiilex P180 BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.0296297.996.796.79594102
566696.094.398.3959598
Fiilex P360 LED
Price (USD): $695 (Amazon)
Fiilex P360
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Fiilex P360 BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.0308898.196.997.59593100
560995.594.796.5949296
Lumos 700GT LED
Price (USD): $3495.08 (B&H Photo)
Lumos 700 GT
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Lumos 700 GT BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.0 3097 96.695.398.89793101
 5612 95.893.896.69390100
Rayzr 7 7
Price (USD): $1,339 (B&H Photo)
Rayzr 7 7″ 300W Daylight LED Fresnel
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Rayzr 7 7
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.05444K97.195.798.09493102
Rosco Silk-210 LED
Price (USD): $2335 (Samy’s)
Rosco Silk 210
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Rosco Silk 210 BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.0 3318 97.095.798.396 94102
 5776 96.093.896.793 91101
SumoLight Sumospace LED
Price (USD): $4995 (MACCAM)
SUMOLIGHT SUMOSPACE
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

SUMOLIGHT SUMOSPACE LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.04123 95.394.696.59694105
Westcott Flex 2x2 LED
Price (USD): $1999.90 (B&H Photo)
Westcott Flex 2’x2′ Daylight Mat
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Westcott Flex 2'x2' Daylight Mat LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.0 5020 96.495.297.4948998
Westcott IceLight 2 LED
Price (USD): $499.90 (B&H Photo)
Westcott Ice Light 2
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Westcott Ice Light 2 LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.0536295.594.297.49695103
Price (USD): ???YT bigLED
(Measured 4/2016, NAB)

YT bigLED BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
96.0 3052 97.996.997.69594102
 5794 97.295.697.89392101

Rank: 95.5

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Aputure Light Storm LS 1s LED
Price (USD): $691 (Amazon)
Aputure Light Storm 1S
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Aputure Light Storm 1S LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.5 5173 96.194.496.7948998
ARRI SkyPanel S30 RP LED
Price (USD): $2812.50 (B&H Photo)
ARRI SkyPanel S30-RP
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

ARRI SkyPanel S30-RP LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.5507096.094.297.99392100
Cineo Matchbox 5600K Remote Phosphor LED Light
Price (USD): $462.83 (B&H Photo)
Cineo Matchbox – 5600K
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Cineo Matchbox 5600K Remote Phosphor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.55678K96.895.396.8939198
De Sisti Super LED F10 VW
Price (USD): $4200
De Sisti Super LED F10 VW
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

De Sisti Super LED F10 VW BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.5 3312 96.795.397.79594104
 5539 95.293.097.89392103
Dedolight DLED3 Bicolor LED Light
Price (USD): $1382.81 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight DLED3 Bicolor
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dedolight DLED3 Bicolor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.53105K97.696.397.99594101
5373K95.492.997.49392102
Dedolight DLED4 Bicolor LED Light
Price (USD): $1746.50 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight DLED4 Bicolor
Product Page
 (Measured 11/2017, Studio)

Dedolight DLED4 Bicolor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.53181K97.796.697.49491100
5580K95.793.297.29391100
Dedolight DLED7 Bicolor LED Light
Price (USD): $1598.88 (B&H Photo)

Power Supply: $657.95 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight DLED7 Bicolor
Product Page
 (Measured 11/2017, Studio)

Dedolight DLED7 Bicolor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.53189K97.396.097.49491100
5578K96.694.997.29391100
Dedolight DLED7 Daylight LED Light
Price (USD): $1078.13 (B&H Photo)

Power Supply: $609.38 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight DLED7 Daylight
Product Page
 (Measured 11/2017, Studio)

Dedolight DLED7 Daylight LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.55909K96.394.996.89491100
Dedolight LEDzilla Bicolor LED Light
Price (USD): $740.63 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight LEDzilla Bicolor
Product Page
 (Measured 11/2017, Studio)

Dedolight LEDzilla Bicolor LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.53208K97.796.798.09591100
5617K94.091.097.59491100
Dracast LED 1000Plus Daylight
Price (USD): $729.13 (B&H Photo)
Dracast LED1000 Plus Daylight
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Dracast LED1000 Plus Daylight
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.55390K96.994.296.89491100
Dracast Silkray 600 Bi-Color LED Round Light
Price (USD): $289.00 (B&H Photo)
Dracast Silkray 600 Bi-Color Round
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dracast Silkray 600 Bi-Color LED Round Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.53084K96.695.897.59693100
5465K96.494.996.09291101
FluoTec CineLight-120 LED
Price (USD): $3671
FluoTec CineLight 120
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

FluoTec CineLight 120 BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.5 3227 96.6 95.3 96.2 94 93 101
 5333 95.794.197.4949099
LitePanels Astra LED
Price (USD): $1350 (B&H Photo)
Litepanels Astra 1×1
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Litepanels Astra 1x1 BiColor LED (Generation: 2016)
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.5 3126 98.297.098.6969399
 5450 95.293.495.8929097
Lumos Hawk LED
Price (USD): $4140 (B&H Photo)
Lumos Hawk 400 – 5600K
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Lumos Hawk 400 - 5600K LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.5 5729 97.295.897.29392101

Rank: 95.0

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Aputure COB 120d Bicolor LED
Price (USD): $645 (Amazon)
Aputure Light Storm COB120d
Product Page (Measured 2/2017, Studio)

Aputure COB 120d Bicolor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.05477K95.494.097.79392102
Aputure Light Storm Mini 20d LED Light
Price (USD): $749 (three lights; Amazon)
Aputure Mini 20d
Product Page (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Aputure Light Storm Mini 20d LED Light (with included tungsten gel)
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.07392K94.693.396.9948897
Gel5877K92.591.596.4938797
Boling LED bl-2220pb
Price (USD): $445 (Boling)
Boling BL-2220PB
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Boling BL-2220PB BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.0 2941 96.7 94.095.4959299
 5002 96.393.796.89491100
Dedolight DLED4 Daylight LED Light
Price (USD): $1164.50 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight DLED4 Daylight
Product Page
 (Measured 11/2017, Studio)

Dedolight DLED4 Daylight LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.05837K96.294.897.39291100
Dedolight DLED9.1 Tungsten LED Light
Price (USD): $1154.95 (B&H Photo)

Power Supply: $527.95 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight DLED9.1 Tungsten
Product Page
 (Measured 11/2017, Studio)

Dedolight DLED9.1 Tungsten LED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.03428K96.294.496.69391100
Dedolight Felloni Turbo BicolorLED Light
Price (USD): $1422.50 (B&H Photo)
Dedolight Felloni Turbo Bicolor
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dedolight Felloni Turbo BicolorLED Light
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.03202K93.592.097.7959099
5540K93.991.498.19591100

Price (USD): $449.00 (B&H Photo)
Dracast LED500 Silq Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dracast LED500 Silq Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.03352K95.694.897.39592100
5603K95.994.196.39291101

Price (USD): $799.00 (B&H Photo)
Dracast LED1000 Silq Bi-Color
Product Page
 (Measured 4/2017, NAB)

Dracast LED1000 Silq Bi-Color LED Panel
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.03280K94.693.997.29591100
5118K94.592.396.69390101
Fiilex Matrix Bicolor LED
Price (USD): $2495 (B&H Photo)
Fiilex Matrix
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Fiilex Matrix BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.0 3174 94.292.598.69693101
 5850 94.6 93.995.4939195
GL CSJ100WS LED
Price (USD): ???
G&L LED Fresnel CSJ100WS
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

G&L LED Fresnel CSJ100WS BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.0 3269 94.594.097.29592100
 5341 93.793.195.6938997
GL LP450DS LED
Price (USD): ???
G&L LED Soft Panel LP450DS
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

G&L LED Soft Panel LP450DS BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.0 2853 96.295.497.09594103
 4947 96.194.895.59290100
Price (USD): ???G&L Starlight
(Measured 4/2016, NAB)

G&L Starlight LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.0526294.492.896.9948999
LEDGO D1200M LED
Price (USD): ???
LEDGO LG-D1200M LED
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

LEDGO LG-D1200M LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.0 532994.192.097.7959099
Steve PS1020 LED
Price (USD): $462 (1688.com)
Steve PS-1020
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Steve PS-1020 BiColor LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.0 3102 96.694.194.49592100
 5542 95.393.996.6948999
Westcott Flex 1x1 LED
Price (USD): $649.90 (B&H Photo)
Westcott Flex 1’x1′ Daylight Mat
Product Page (Measured 4/2016, NAB)

Westcott Flex 1'x1' Daylight Mat LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.05113K95.093.396.7948897
Zylight F8-200 LED
Price (USD): $2964 (B&H Photo)
Zylight F8 200 Daylight
Product Page (Measured 9/2016, Studio)

Zylight F8 200 - Daylight LED
RankColor (CCT)CRI (Ra)CRI (Re)TLCICQSRfRg
95.0flood: 5623K94.994.396.79392104
spot: 5830K94.994.496.99392104
63 replies
  1. Luiz
    Luiz says:

    I’d love to see the Yongnuo Y-900 led panel sensation here. Cheaper and brighter than the Amaran 672s. But is it better?

    Reply
    • Jeff Brass
      Jeff Brass says:

      can’t speak for colormetrics but the yn-900 is a great budget light (we use a few) as long as you change the noisy fan. It’s the only thing I don’t really like about them

      Reply
      • Tim
        Tim says:

        I’ll see if we can get a demo unit.

        Good to know about the fan. Some people assume that LEDs are low heat, but they actually aren’t. So fans are necessary on mid to large size fixtures. LEDs are much cooler than incandescent, but there is still heat that needs to be dealt with. Heat can quickly shorten the lifespan of an LED, including the small amount given off by household LED bulbs.

        Reply
  2. Kyle
    Kyle says:

    I didn’t see the FloLight BladeLight – I’ve gotten consistent 95 CRI with the 5600k and 96 CRI with the 3200k maybe I missed it?

    Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      Nice! I don’t think FloLight was showing that light at NAB this year. However, every chance we get we’re adding more and more LED lights to the database. I’ll try to get ahold of the BladeLight to add it.

      Reply
        • Joe
          Joe says:

          Looks like bad news for the CAME-TV High CRI lights. I always wondered why they were so coy about their numbers on these and it is nearly impossible to get any rebranded version to release any hard data on these lights.

          Well, I found that the CAME-TV High CRI lights are rebranded Lishuai lights. The GTC who created the TLCI rating, has a database on their site of test results on certain lights. The 1024 scores a TLCI of 72 and 71! Just awful.

          Here are the results for the Lishuai/CAME-TV/Fotodiox High CRI lights:

          Model Setting CCT d Qa Date

          LED 576 3200 3050 -2.1 88 09/08/16
          LED 576 5600 5277 -1.2 94 09/08/16
          LED 876 3200 3086 -1.7 89 09/08/16
          LED 876 5600 5347 -2.0 95 09/08/16
          LED 1000 5600 5775 -4.4 62 09/08/16
          LED 1024 3200 3209 -2.0 72 09/08/16
          LED 1024 5600 7173 -4.4 71 09/08/16

          See more results here:
          http://www.gtc.org.uk/members-area/tlci-results/current-tlci-results.aspx

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    • Tim
      Tim says:

      There are a few companies coming out with products similar to the Westcott Ice Light. Just looking at the Yongnuo YN360 I see a few design issues. I’ll get one to see how the color quality does.

      Reply
  3. Joe
    Joe says:

    This database is incredibly useful. I am glad to see it restored.

    Just a suggestion: Can you add a sort by “newest” or “date tested” so that we can easily see new additions as they’re added to the database?

    Thanks again for your work.

    Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      That’s a great idea Joe. We have a lot of new LED models that we are processing and will add a section in the left sidebar that shows the newest ones. Right now a majority of the lights in the database were tested April 2016.

      Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      The two lights look nearly identical. Could they possibly be the exact same light, just sold under two brands? I noticed this quite a bit as I measured all the LED light being shown at NAB 2016.

      At this point we are backlogged measuring LED lights from companies that have asked us to test individual lights and add them to the database. I will reach out to Godox and Jinbei to see if we could get a sample unit to test. Otherwise we can test them if they are at NAB 2017.

      Yes, buying a spectrometer to test an inexpensive light doesn’t make sense. This is why we decided to help everyone out by doing the work for the film community. The good news is that every year the average LED light has much better color quality than the previous year, so it is getting easier and easier to find lower cost, high quality LEDs.

      Reply
      • Jonathan M
        Jonathan M says:

        Thanks for the reply. I noticed their extreme similarity, which is why I was curious if there are differences that a spectrometer could detect. Thank you so much for your contributions to our community. Merry Christmas!

        Reply
  4. JAMES
    JAMES says:

    I only saw the LS1s (studio) version on this list. I’m assuming the LS1C (bi-color version of the Light Storm) isn’t on this list b/c it was intoduced in 2015??? I know the studio version was introduced this year which is why maybe its the only LS version on this list? However that woudn’t explain why the 628’s made the list.

    Wouldn’t the Light Storm LS1c (bi-color) rank high on this list? Based on all of the reviews I’ve seen it appears to have a rating of around a 96CRI so it would place fairly high on this list.

    Anyone familiar with the Lightstorm LS1c (bi-color) and why it is not on this list? Seems to be one of the best lights on the market. I was about to purchase a few of them until I saw this list and realized they were not on here. Could anyone enlighten me on why this light isn’t on the top list? Does anyone suggest a better Bi-color light with the same power and CRI at the same price point? It seems to be one of the best lights on the market yet its not on this list.

    Can anyone advise if the LS1C is a good purchase or is there a better option on this list at a similar price point? Any advice would be appreciated. I bought LED early and have some lights that have a green spike in them and I’m needing to replace everything. I’m thinking a LS1c for the key, LS1c for the fill and a set of 3 x 628c panels for background and overhead lighting. My thoughts are this setup would be a good all purpose lighting setup that would have excellent light quality and would be extremely flexible. Any advice? I don’t want to buy yet another set of lights. I love the set of 3 Flixel’s but they just don’t seem to put out enough power to fully light a set for even a simple interview or makeup tutorial. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts as to a the perfect lighting kit for all around video shoots.

    here even though its gotten a ton of reviews. I only see the

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  5. Paul
    Paul says:

    It’s interesting how the R9 value with the Litepanel Astra changed from the previous year’s measurement with the Sekonic. On this meter, it turns out a lot better–by a magnitude of some 10 points. I saw that for the Astra, on the picture chart, it says (next generation). Is this accurate? I understand there’s only one Astra model so far, unless you mean it’s the next generation from the 1×1 which was not named Astra. Please clarify, thanks.

    Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      The differences you are seeing between the databases are not due to the spectrometer used. I know this because I own some 2015 Litepanel Astras and use them as one of my references between spectrometers.

      The LED industry is rapidly improving, and the color quality from the average LED brand is surprisingly better than the previous year. As a result, most LED companies switch out the emitters used to best utilize any and all advancements. The 2016 Litepanel Astras fixed some issues that the previous models were having. (I heard talk among big time DPs that the issues were widespread. Again, this is not a surprise for any LED brand because the industry is improving so quickly.) Think of it like car models, and how the model may have the same name, but certain model years are better than others. I have yet to see LED companies change the model name as they make improvements, so it is difficult to track the changes. This makes buying used LEDs a bit tricky for those without spectrometers.

      Reply
        • Tim
          Tim says:

          Thank you very much for sharing this, Randy! In looking through the various pages on Waveformlighting.com, I see a lot of highly valuable information that is important to anyone needing to work with high quality light. In fact, there was knowledge there that I have been searching for for many months now. Everyone should check out the link and explore a bit!

          Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      Yes, Joe, we will be testing more lights at NAB this week, ALL WEEK! In fact, we are going to attempt to color test EVERY MODEL of light at the show. There are over 70 LED vendors listed, so this will be quite the task. We even bought new shoes so that our feet wouldn’t give out half way. Wish us the best! (Note: processing the data may take some time. We are devoting a lot of our resources toward speeding this up. It may involve uploading partial results as they are created, then filling in the rest later.)

      Reply
  6. Giulio
    Giulio says:

    Hi, Is the Pixapro 100D Mk II going to be on this list? Probably PRC Made by an UK Brand, looks very interesting. Was it at NAB? Many thanks, your work is terrific!

    Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      They weren’t at NAB this year or last, and I haven’t seen their fixtures being used on any sets I’ve visited. So unfortunately I haven’t tested them yet. I’ll reach out to them to see if I can borrow a test unit.

      Reply
      • Giulio
        Giulio says:

        Many thanks, actually i found out the 100d mkII is based (or a re-brand) on the Neweer EL-1000, you can find on amazon.The UK company looks serious though, they sells a lot of accessories and provide a good customer support.Got to see if the CRI/TLCI is what they say. They sell also a led panel, the VNIX 1000/1500, that in some reviews has been compared to the Aputure LC1.

        Reply
        • Tim
          Tim says:

          Good to know. Yes, there is a lot of rebranding that goes on in the LED industry. We ran across it often at NAB both this year and last. Thanks for sharing this info.

          Reply
  7. Joe
    Joe says:

    Hey Tim, I know many of us are anxiously awaiting the new readings from NAB, and thank you for the mammoth undertaking.
    I am wondering if you tested the Falcon Eyes RX-18T (Daylight only). I would love to know the Re, TLCI and R9 scores on that, as I’m about to pull the trigger on one.

    Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      All but one of the Falcon Eyes LEDs that I tested were bicolor (LPL S6002TD, LPW 100TD, SO 66TD, and SO 88TD). The non-bicolor fixture was the LP 253 daylight. Most likely the results for the LP 253 will be similar to the fixture you are looking at, but no promises.

      Here are the results for LP 253:
      Rank: 93.0; CRI (Ra): 94.66; CRI (Re) 92.28; TLCI: 94.9; R9: 87.2; R12: 71.0.
      (R12 is saturated blue, which LEDs have a hard time with, sometimes more than R9.)

      Other than R9, R10 (87.8), and R12, all other CRI (Re) values are in the low to mid 90’s which is great!

      Hope this helps!

      Reply
      • Joe
        Joe says:

        Thanks so much! I wonder if the values will be the same for the flex fixture I’m looking at. Those numbers don’t sound too bad aside from R12. Thanks again and looking forward to the other results!

        Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      We expect to have most of the well known brands up on the database by the end of next week. All the important information will be included in these fixtures, although the graphics might not all be complete just yet.

      Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      We haven’t tested any Boltzen (also known as Came-TV) fixtures yet. Hopefully we’ll get some so we can add them to the list. Otherwise, we’ll test them at NAB 2018.

      Reply
  8. Christopher Fox
    Christopher Fox says:

    I just found this database today as I’m searching for a cheap but great setup on a tight budget, and wow So helpful!!

    I was looking at the YONGNUO YN600L online until I came across this database and then I noticed the NanGuang CN-Luxpad43 had a rating of 93.5 and at 1/4 the price of others in the same rating

    But no barn doors 🙁

    What are your thoughts on this light?

    I mainly do short films, music videos and cable commercials an sit down interviews and looking for something cheap / good and portable

    Any help / comments would be great

    Thanks in advance,

    Christopher Fox

    Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      For the price the NanGuang CN-Luxpad43 has pretty good results. A few things that jump out at me: 1) The bicolor range isn’t that large. We normally measure at 3200K and 5600K. The fact that the “5600K” setting gave back a 4818K color temperature tells me that might be close to the top of the range or it might be difficult to dial in temperatures close to the end of the ranges. 2) The saturated red value (R9) is VERY low at the tungsten end of the bicolor range, but is really good at the daylight end. So if you are filming anything with a lot of red, such as someone’s face, you will want to use the daylight end of the bicolor range. If you need tungsten in these instances, it is better to gel it with Rosco or Lee gels because you’ll retain better R9 values. 3) The daylight spectrum is pretty “bouncy,” but it isn’t too bad. If the ARRI Skypanels can get away with bouncy spectra, then this one should too.

      Yes, not having barn doors can be a problem. However, a cheap solution is using black Cinefoil and create your own barn doors. Cinefoil is a HEAVY DUTY aluminum foil that is painted matte black. You can easily reuse pieces for years, so a small roll will last you a very long time. Plus, Cinefoil has lot of uses elsewhere on set controlling lightspill, so it is one of those must have’s in your set bag.

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      • Christopher Fox
        Christopher Fox says:

        Hey Tim, Wow. Thank you so much for such a fast reply and such informative info on the NanGuang CN-Luxpad43. For the $$ it seems to be a decent option. So your basically saying to use it in the daylight mode and gel it up if / when need tungsten setting?

        What do you think about the Yongnuo 600L3200-5500K. They seem a little cheaper but I couldn’t find that on this awesome site.

        I also see B& H has a deal on the Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color for $179 I saw the review on the 1000Series, I wonder if the same applies with this LED500 Series.

        Reply
        • Tim
          Tim says:

          We have not seen any LEDs from Yongnuo.

          One thing to note about LEDs is that the adage “you get what you pay for” is often in full force. The cheap LEDs from Amazon, and from department stores and hardware stores (often used by low budget filmmakers and as practicals) have TERRIBLE color quality. By “terrible” I mean that the red qualities (specifically R9) are basically non-existent. The reason for this is that the red phosphors used to broaden the red qualities is fairly expensive and so inexpensive fixtures simply can not afford to use those materials in their LEDs. This isn’t a technology issue; it’s a sourcing issue. As such, I doubt it will change in the future.

          That said, I rarely can justify buying the VERY expensive fixtures except when brightness is the issue. Often with the expensive lights you are really paying for the brand name.

          As for the Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color, I literally was working up the data on that fixture yesterday and I expect to have it posted by the end of the day. (It takes about 20 minutes PER FIXTURE to research and create the graphics for an entry into the LED database, and so it takes time to post everything.) The spectra for this Dracast model is fairly good, and I’d say it’s a better buy than the NanGuang CN-Luxpad43. The Dracast also has a broader CCT (correlated color temperature) range and has good color across that range.

          One broad observations I’ve seen with LEDs (and confirmed by talking with LED manufacturers) is that all LEDs basically are formulated for daylight, then “filtered” to create tungsten LEDs. The result is that, per watt, daylight LEDs are going to be brighter than tungsten. This means that with bicolor LEDs, the daylight end of the range will be brighter than the tungsten end. Of course, the middle of the bicolor range will be the brightest since both sets of LEDs will be used.

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    • Tim
      Tim says:

      We have not tested any lights from Viltrox. I looked at their website to see if they might be a rebranded version of another light (which is common with LED companies), but that isn’t the case.

      About 1/3 of the LEDs in our database are ranked 95.0 and above, so it is possible that their CRI claims are accurate. However, most likely they are referring to the CRI (Ra) average instead of the CRI (Re) average. As we’ve mentioned in our Understanding the LED Database article, CRI (Re) includes colors that LEDs have a harder time reproducing, namely saturated blue (R12) and saturated red (R9). As a result companies that produce lower quality LEDs don’t like to mention the CRI (Re) value, instead only reporting the CRI (Ra) value.

      Reply
  9. Erik
    Erik says:

    As a photographer, many of my colleagues and myself are expected to dabble a bit with movies on the side. Many of the flashes used now incorporate leds for various reasons and some are claimed to be suited for video also.
    I use the Elinchrom ELB 400 flashes and to the eye the light from the led is usable.
    Testing those lights would benefit a lot of us and help in creating better footage without having to buy double sets of gear.
    Sorry for the extra workload 😉
    Erik

    Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      Very good to know! I didn’t realize that still photographers also are using a lot of LED fixtures.

      We test whatever LEDs we can get our hands on. Buying fixtures just to test is out of the question since that would be one HUGE credit card bill! So instead we test mainly at trade shows or if we know someone who just got a new light. We’ll plan to go attend photo trade shows too to test LEDs made specifically for your demographic.

      Reply
    • Tim
      Tim says:

      Hi Chris,

      I have never heard of the GVM brand of LEDs, which sort of surprises me since it looks like a higher quality light fixture. The LED market continues to grow by leaps and bounds, so it is possible they are new. Or they could be a rebranded light. All that to say, I can’t really give you any advice on them until we test them.

      I do know Dracast and continue to be surprised by their color quality for the price. They are well built fixtures and I’m surprised they aren’t used more often.

      So between recommending a known light (Dracast) and an unknown light (GVM) that seem to have the same price and specs, I’d point you to Dracast.

      Reply

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