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Things to know about LED studio lights for video

LED studio lights for video are continuous lighting source that adopts LED technology. They can reproduce the accurate color of objects, adjust the color temperature, and change the brightness. All these features make them popular in video production and photograph shooting as well. In this article, we will focus on it and talk about the following topics.

  1. What are the differences between fluorescent and LED video studio lights?
  2. What LED studio lights can you find at COLBOR for video shooting?
  3. What equipment is needed to build a studio lighting kit for YouTube kit?
COLBOR CL220 professional LED studio lights are mounted with a reflector.

Lighting video studio LED vs fluorescent: What are the differences?

When choosing lights for your video studio, you must choose the highest-quality bulbs and lighting kit, but with so many options, it can be difficult to know what to choose. The variations in quality and cost between LED and CFL (compact fluorescent light) may make or break a shot. This section will explain the differences between LED and CFL bulbs and analyze the benefits and drawbacks of each.

LED overview

LED is powered by electrons moving through a semiconductor. They offer the same light quality as incandescent bulbs, which were previously the industry standard. LEDs are significantly more energy efficient than tungsten types. The fact that just 10% of the current going to the bulb is converted into heat provides the bulbs an advantage: they stay cool.


We think it is a good investment to use LED studio lights for video because of the following benefits:

  • Longevity: These bulbs have an extremely long lifespan ranging from 25,000 to 35,000 hours, which means they may last up to four times longer than CFL bulbs.
  • No heat: If your lights stay cool, so will your models. You want a bulb that creates less heat if you're photographing portraits or food.
  • Energy-saving: LED lights use less watts while producing the same amount of illumination as more powerful tungsten lamps. This leads to cheaper electric bills and the ability to run your studio on a far more efficient electrical circuit.
  • High CRI: CRI is important to videographers and photographers because the greater the CRI, the less work you have to carry out in post-production to correct color aberrations. LEDs with a high CRI are available and reasonably priced.


There aren't many disadvantages to LED studio lights for video, but we've identified a few. They are as follows:

  • Cheap LEDs feature low CRI: Low CRI LEDs generate a greenish hue in the final image and work for you in post-production.
  • Upfront cost: LEDs are more expensive up front, but they have longer lifespan, lowering their overall cost since you buy fewer bulbs over time.

CFL overview

When an electric current flows through a tube containing argon and a trace quantity of mercury, a CFL (compact fluorescent light) produces light. A chemical reaction happens, producing UV light. In turn, the UV radiation reacts with a fluorescent coating on the inside of the bulb. The reaction of the two components results in visible illumination.


CFL bulbs have the following advantages:

  • Longevity: While CFL bulbs may not have the longevity of an LED lamp, they remain longer than tungsten bulbs. One bulb should last 10,000-15,000 hours.
  • Efficiency: Although CFL bulbs are four times more efficient than incandescent lights, they are not as efficient as LEDs.
  • Cost: Because CFL lights have a lower initial cost than LED bulbs and a longer lifespan, they are more cost-effective.


There are some drawbacks when using fluorescent lights for video studio.

  • Mercury component: Despite the minimal quantity of mercury contained within a CFL bulb, some individuals are concerned about its presence. In actuality, working with these sorts of bulbs poses little risk, but they must be disposed of correctly.
  • Need time to reach max temperature: CFL lights do not provide their maximum light output the minute they are turned on. You have to wait for it to warm up.
  • Reduced efficiency: CFL bulbs age and require additional volts to generate optimal light output. Non-color variable: Because CFL bulbs are non-variable, the temperature they generate is unchanged.

Table: Specs of COLBOR LED studio lights for video

COLBOR has introduced several LED lighting fixtures that can be used in video studios. Take CL220 as an example. It offers constant output at 220W and is available in daylight 5600K model and bi-color 2700-6500K model. In addition, it supports multiple control methods. You can control this LED video studio lighting with remote, COLBOR Studio App, and onboard buttons & wheels. Below we list the specs of key products at COLBOR. And you can Click Here to learn more about the features of COLBOR LED studio lights.

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Color temperature

CL60: 2700K-6500K; CL60M: 5600K; CL60R: 2700K-6500K; RGB

CL100X: 2700K-6500K; CL100XM: 5600K

CL220: 2700K-6500K; CL220M: 5600K

CL330: 2700K-6500K, G/R Compensation; CL330M: 5600K

Beam Angle

≈∠120°; Reflector ≈∠15°

≈∠120°; Reflector ≈∠15°

≈∠120°; Reflector ≈∠15°

≈∠120°; Reflector ≈∠15°

Illumination (at 3.28ft/1m 5600K, With Standard Reflector)





Output power





What should be included in studio LED lighting kit for YouTube videos?

A three-point lighting setup is the best technique to obtain ideal lighting for a video shot. To provide ideal illumination, three (or four) LED studio lights for video are carefully arranged around the camera and the subject. The setup necessitates the use of LED studio lighting kit, which contains all of the components required to make the magic happen. A typical kit might include the following components:

  • Key light: The brightest or most powerful light source shining directly on the subject
  • Fill light: A smaller light source that softly illuminates the other side of the subject's face
  • Backlight: A smaller light source, often the same as the fill light, that illuminates the backdrop.
  • Reflector: A reflecting surface, often a round plate or an an umbrella, that redirects existing light to lessen shadows
  • Grip gear: Usually includes basic stands, A-clamps, C-stands, extension cords, sandbags, and gaff tape
  • Modifiers: A roll of black plastic that can be used to block off undesirable illumination, adjust a light, or regulate light spill