This is the RGB Light Stick. Yeah, I know, weird name. For GHc 140, shipping exclusive, is it any good?
I was a bit concerned with how the packaging was, being crumpled and all, but luckily, the light didn’t come destroyed in any way. I like the inclusion of the Styrofoam cos it seems it is quite necessary for this one. Inside the box is a USB Type-C cable for charging, an LED Remote Control, which we’ll take a closer look at later on, and finally, a tiny, single-page user manual. The light comes in a carrying bag with an adjustable strap for convenient storage and carrying, I guess.
The light is all plastic, weighing in at just 195g/ 6.8oz. The actual LEDs are about 36.5cm in length, which I feel is long enough for most things. But when you consider the full length, it’s approximately 49.5cm if you include the 13cm handle.
It comes with 5 buttons upfront, which we will dive into later. On the left, is the charging port. Then finally, the RGB Light Stick name is on the back. Turning it on for the first time, we have a lot of light modes to go through.
You would know which mode you’re in, with the M1 to M5 mode indicator on the top left of the display. Speaking of the display, it is quite tiny, but they managed to most, if not all the basic settings in each mode. They even added the battery life indicator in there.
On the subject of the battery, we expect about 5 hours of working time at 5% brightness and about an hour and 30 minutes at 100% brightness. I believe that that is average given that it comes with a 2000mAh battery with this long tube of lights. For charging, the USB Type-C to USB type-A connector makes it a lot easier to charge up with a computer, a power bank, or a wall outlet via an AC adapter. When charging though, we get this little yellow indicator on the LCD screen, which is cool.
There are 114pcs of inbuilt lamp beads, with up to 2000lm of brightness. Well, to be frank, not all 114 LEDs work at the same time. There are actually 38pcs in 3000K (warm light), 38pcs in 6000K (white lights) and 38pcs for the RGB.
The design of the lamps also provides a 180° large lighting angle which is stable, even and does not produce glaring, that is in person. But as you can see in this shot right here, the light is definitely spilling out on camera.
The light also provides an adjustable bi-color temperature from 3000K to 6500K with a brightness range from 0%-100%. There are also multiple in-built RGB modes and lighting effects which are ideal for some creative video shooting, portrait, or studio photography. There are different lights modes, we have lighting, strobe, candle lights, party lights, trees, sea, and police lights. I can see myself using a few of these effects.
In case you’re wondering if you can use this as a fill light, well NO. It’s just 20W, so obviously not. But here’s a test for you, just in case. With this, I had the camera set to f2.8 for the aperture, 1/50s for the shutter speed, and 400 for the ISO, and here’s how it looks.
With the remote, it is a lot more convenient to sit at one side and control the lights at will. There is a little red indicator light that allows you to know as and when you press a button. Unfortunately, you cannot turn on the light with the remote. For that, you would have to get up and press and hold the power button for about 2 seconds.
The ¼ mount at the bottom allows this light to be mounted virtually anywhere. On a tripod, a monopod, or a light stand, if you don’t want to hold it up as a lightsabre like this.
That’s it, guys. Quick question, would you spend closed to GHc 150 on a product like this? And if yes, what kind of content are you making that you would need this. Lemme know in the comments below.
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