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Geek Review: PIXEL K80 LED Lighting Kit For Video & Photography

Good lighting is a must whether you’re a photographer or videographer, but getting it at a good price is a perennial issue. PIXEL tosses its hat into the ring of LED lighting panels market, with an extremely versatile lighting panel that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

The PIXEL K80 video lights come in an uber-spacious bag that fits both panels, two tripods (included with the lights) and power supplies with extra space for anything else you might need. There are also two sheets of light diffusers for the 552 LED beads in each panel made up of 240 RGB lamp beads, and 156 lamp beads for both cool and warm tones.

It has three modes for you to work with – Correlated Color Temperature (CCT), Hue, Saturation and Intensity (HSI), and Scene mode.

The CCT mode ranges from 2600K-10000K and its brightness can be adjusted from 0%-100%. There are also presets for quick adjustments of its brightness from 0%, 1%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% which makes for convenient fine-tuning on the fly.

The HSI mode has a 360° color spectrum which gives you complete creative control on how you’d want to paint your location or highlight your subject’s mood.

The Scene mode offers nine options to simulate police or ambulance lights, lightning effects, TV screen flickering, RGB cycles, and more!

With its built-in LCD display, you’re able to cycle through, adjust and save your preferred settings across six different profiles.

The aluminum alloy build combined with its design ensures that heat dissipates quickly to protect the LED beads and interface over long periods of use. Its detachable barn door lets you shape light however you want while its U-bracket enables you to change the angle of the light freely if you ever need to quickly calibrate its orientation. 

The panels are easy to carry around at 1.4Kg (with the barndoor attached) and they support NP-F batteries for working off-site. The PIXEL K80 video lights can be purchased in packs of two or three on Amazon.

GEEK REVIEW SCORE

Summary

The PIXEL K80 video lighting kit packs serious power, but the overall build quality leaves much to be desired.

Overall
7/10
7/10
  • Aesthetics - 5/10
    5/10
  • Build Quality - 5.5/10
    5.5/10
  • Performance - 9/10
    9/10
  • Value - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
  • Geek Satisfaction - 8/10
    8/10


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