In this article, we look at Godox LED Lighting solutions that are studio essentials. Godox is a photography equipment enterprise, working on the research and development of incredible lighting technology. It integrates design, manufacturing, and marketing and offers high-quality products at affordable prices.
Godox has engineered a variety of equipment, including Speedlights, studio flash, outdoor flash, an array of continuous LED lights (such as VL series, Bi-colour panel LED lights and R1 Round RGB silver light), and supporting accessories.
Godox VL Series
In its new series, Godox has developed a set of lightweight, easy to use LED lights. The collection includes three versions of the monolite-style, continuous light source with different power consumption.
Godox VL150 Daylight 150W LED Light
One of the variations in the VL series is VL150 Daylight. It has a power output of 150 watts and the colour temperature of the light at 5600K. With the CRI rating at 96 and TCLI at 95, the light offers an accurate colour rendition. The light enables optional power supply, via V-mount lithium battery as well as DC power. VL150 weighs 1.97kg and allows 100% to 0% dimming.
The light features a Bowens reflector mount which makes it compatible with a wide range of modifiers. The controller box comes with an LCD, including dials to make adjustments. It also features a wireless method of controlling the dials, via radio remote or Bluetooth-enabled devices. The brightness of VL150 is 61000 lux(with reflector) and 6400 lux(bare bulb).
Godox VL200 Daylight 200W LED Light
Another light from the series is VL200 Daylight which comes with the power output of 200 watts. VL200 offers a compact design, with stronger power output than VL150. The daylight colour temperature is 5600K with an adjustable scope of 200K either ways. The light shares the same CRI rating of 96 and TCLI at 95 throughout the VL series.
Like the VL150, this also comes with a remote-controlled feature and app support. It can control the lights within six groups and 16 channels, wirelessly at 433MHz. The VL200 weighs 2.23kgs. The brightness of the light is 75000 lux (with reflector) and 7800 lux (bare bulb).
Godox VL300 Daylight 300W LED Light
Godox VL300 has the strongest power output among the three variations in the VL series. The power output stands at 300 watts, and it has a light brightness of about 77000 lux (with reflector) and 10800 lux (bare bulb). The light weighs 2.64kg. Like the former two models, VL300 also has a lightweight aircraft body and similar functions of the controller box.
Which Godox VL Series Do We Recommend?
All the versions in the VL series of Godox are perfect for capturing both photos and videos. The quality of light is just right for stunning portraiture, still life photography, product shots, etc. The lightweight and compact design along with the V-mount lithium battery power supply, make it the best kit at affordable prices.
Although these offer similar functionalities and features, it is best to invest in higher watts. A higher power output means a wider range of possibilities in terms of lighting and experimentation. You can always dial down the intensity for the shot if you pick a higher range, which is not possible when the light capacity is not enough.
Godox Led Light Panels
Godox 1000BI II Bi-Colour Led Light Panel
The Godox 1000BI LED panel has a power output of 70W. The intensity of the light is 4800 lux, which can be dimmed 0% to 100%. The light panel is portable and compact for easy handling. Moreover, it runs on batteries which makes it convenient for outdoor or travel shoots.
It features a wireless system with six groups and 16 channels. The 1000BI LED also comes with a remote control for adjustment. Plus the system also offers a colour temperature of 3300 to 5600K with a ±300K variance, i.e. it has both warm and cool bulbs.
Godox 1000D II Daylight Led Light Panel
This LED panel has a power output of 70W, and the maximum intensity of the light is 5400 lux. The brightness can be dialled down to 0% to 100%. Just like other LED lights, these are lightweight and have a compact design so that you can handle them comfortably. It offers wireless system and remote-controlled operations for adjustments.
The Godox 1000D II Daylight Led Light Panel is a daylight-balanced video light that offers a colour temperature of 5600K with a ±300K variance.
Which Godox LED Light Panel Do We Recommend?
Both the LED light panels share the same configuration and specifications. The distinction lies in the colour temperature they offer to the user. Godox Bi-colour consists of two variations (warm and yellow). This variation expands the possibility of spontaneous ideas and experimentation. In comparison, Godox 1000D II Daylight Led Light Panel has default daylight colour temperature.
Godox Softbox With Grid
Godox FL-SF4060 Softbox With Grid For Flexible LED FL100
The Godox FL-SF4060 Softbox is a perfect fit for LED FL100 to create a soft light pattern on the subject. The dimensions of the softbox are 40 x 60cm. The product comes with a grid for a more directional light pattern.
Godox FL-SF30120 Softbox With Grid For Flexible LED FL150R
Godox FL-SF30120 Softbox fits LED FL150R, creating a soft and mellow effect on the subject. The size of the softbox is 30 x 120cm and comes with a grid for directional light beams.
Which Godox Softbox Do We Recommend?
A softbox, as a modifier, has a defusing effect of the light falling on the subject. Although both are incredible at their function, a bigger softbox is a better investment since it can cover various sizes and light patterns.
Godox R1 Round RGB Silver Led Light
For photographers on the go, Godox has developed a compact technology to make mobile photography more interesting. Godox R1 Round RGB Silver Led Light offers two lighting modes and 14 special effects. The RGB mode allows you to create any colour with customisable hue (0 to 360°), saturation and brightness from 0 to 100%, and colour temperature.
It has a music mode, wherein the light flickers to the beat of a song or any other sound. The light can be mounted magnetically on a metal surface and various other platforms as well. The battery back of the LED is 1.5 hours. The light rates CRI at 98 and a TLCI at 97, enabling accurate colour rendition.