Best affordable LED light for photo & video

9 Apr 2019

The Phottix Nuada S is one of the best affordable LED lights on the market right now. With a diffuser in front of the light, it provides soft, continuous light for creatives on the go whether at birthday parties, weddings or events.

Phottix Nuada S VLED Video LED Light from the front
Phottix Nuada S VLED Video LED Light from the back

Highly portable

Measuring only 192 x 128 mm, the Nuada is smaller than the size of an A5 paper, which is 148 x 210 mm. And it only weighs 260 g, making it the ideal handheld LED light.

Bright light output

The Nuada boasts a bright maximum 830 Lux at 50 cm, which provides enough power to fill shadows in bright light or just light up a subject in low light. Using an adjustment knob, you can control light’s brightness to suit various lighting conditions.

Sensible display

The backlit LCD displays power level and colour temperature and even has a battery indicator to the right. Use it when adjusting the colour temperature from 3300-5600 K to get the balance just right.

Various mounting options

An included standard shoe mount enables the Nuada to mount on most DSLRs, video cameras and camcorders. A 1/4 thread on the bottom of the Nuada enables mounting on tripods, monopods, and other support such as light stands.

Dependable battery life

The Nuada includes one NP-F550 battery (with a battery life of 100 minutes at full power) and a charger. It pops onto the back where you’ll also find a convenient power switch.

Other battery options include using NP-F750 and NP-F960 batteries, or by using a 12 V DC Adaptor, which are sold separately.

Girl outside admiring the flowers. Image by Vanessa Serpas.
Child playing with building blocks. Image by Markus Spiske.
A siblings portrait where sister holds younger brother. Image by Chayene Rafaela.

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