10 Best Portable Photography Lights – Based On Realtime Experience

Do you need help deciding which is Best portable photography lights to use? Based on expert reviews, we ranked them. Here are the top ranked portable photography lights including those that sell well. Can’t find the perfect portable photography lights to buy? Since we have already gone through the portable photography lights research process, we understand this problem.

In order to be able to offer you the Best portable photography lights available on the market today, we have compiled a comprehensive portable photography lights list. The Best portable photography lights of 2022 is found after hours of research and using all the current models. See what we ranked below!

#List Of The Best portable photography lights : Expert Choice!

Top 10 Best portable photography lights To Buy

If you’re a buyer, then this section is for you. Many factors determine what the portable photography lights is worth the price, and we’ll cover them all in this blog. There’s much to consider before purchasing an item, from quality to customer service. Read on to find out if it’s worth your money or not!

  • What does it mean to get a good deal on a product?
  • Is the item worth the price?

The portable photography lights are those that provide you with quality and value. Quality means that an item will last for years while providing excellent service. Value means that the product is worth what it costs.

Before buying a product, you should ask yourself these questions:

  • What do I need this for?
  • How often am I going to use this thing?
  • Do I know of any comparable alternatives?
Bestseller No. 1
Newmowa 60 LED High Power Rechargeable Clip Fill Video Light with Front & Back Clip, Adjusted 3 Light Modes for Phone, iPhone, Android, iPad, Laptop, for Makeup, Selfie, Vlog, Video Conference
  • Common Micro USB & Type-C input and the ability to charge with a wall charger, car charger. The led clip light can be charged by most devices that support USB ports or Type-C ports, such as laptops, PCs, power banks, USB chargers, Car chargers, etc. It also includes a built-in rechargeable battery so you do not need extra batteries. (Tips: Type-C cable is not Included)
  • Two kinds Clip-on Design : The selfie light has two kinds clip: front clip and back clip. With the front clip, the light can be adjusted 90 degrees and the mobile phone lens can be fixed to the lens fixing hole on the front clip for use. When using the back clip, the light can be fixed on the back of the mobile phone, which is used for mobile phone's rear camera shooting. It compatibles with various types of mobile phones or laptops, the clip design is not easy to fall.
  • Universal Compatibility and Portable: This light is easy to clip on most phones. Compatible with all smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. It is a professional tool for creating live videos with smartphone or computer, perfect for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, FaceTime, etc. Works on taking selfie, live show, art photography, objects supplemental light, selfie fill in light or inadequate light condition. Pocket sized and extremely compact, it will not take up much space in your bag.
  • 3 Light Modes & 10 Brightness Levels: The selfie light has 3 Light Modes(Bright White, Bright White + Warm Yellow, Warm Yellow), which provided to meet your various usage needs, allowing you to be charming in any situation, such as makeup lighting, selfies, video recording, video conference, vlog show, live streaming. Built in 60 LED lighting beads to solve the problem of light, improve the quality of night photography. Enjoy your selfies no matter it is indoor or outdoor, daytime or at night.
  • 12 Months Warranty & 24 Hours Friendly Customer Service: each customer who orders this portable phone clip light will be fully covered by our friendly customer service; also this selfie clip light is a perfect gift for selfie loving person, or someone that posts a lot of videos. If you have any problems with this led selfie light, just message us and we will give you the best solutions, our customer service will reply within 24 hours.
SaleBestseller No. 2
VIJIM VL100C Bi-Color LED Video Light on Camera,Mini Rechargeable 2000mAh LED Camera Lights,CRI95+ Dimmable 2500-6500K Ultra Bright Photo and Video Lighting,LED Fill Lamp…
  • 【100 High CRI95+ LED Beads & Soft Light Board】The VIJIM VL100C led video light adopts 100pcs High Quality Color Rendering Index 95+ beads and the Max Brightness up to 900Lm(2500K-6500K),lager lighting angles up to 120°.Design with soft light board,make supplement light softer and not dazzling,offer wonderful lighting in a affordable price
  • 【Rich Expandability & Multi-Mount】 4 Cold shoe mounts allow you to attach microphones, fill lights, and other shooting accessories. The photography lights is equipped with a universal hot shoe adapter that can be attached to a camera, tripod, microphone mount, light stand or other support using the 1/4-inch screw on the bottom.It can also adjust the angle to achieve better lighting effects
  • 【Built-in 2000mAh Rechargeable Battery】The rechargeable camera light is built-in 2000mAh rechargeable lithium battery, charging time is 3 hours, maximum brightness output up to 120 minutes, minimum brightness output up to 480 minutes.It supports with type c charging port, 3.7V 6W ouput,safer and more convenient to use.You also can use it while charging
  • 【After-Sales Service】Our products come with 1-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee. If the photography light has any problem, please feel free to contact us.
  • 【3 Color Mode Adjustable】The camera photo light provide 50 white light beads and 50 warm light beads, color temperature 2500K-6500K. Warm light, Nature light and Cold light,you can adjust it quickly by wheel according to the change of application scenario
Bestseller No. 3
VILTROX LED On Camera Video Light, Video Conference Lighting Kit with Mini Tripod, Pocket Photo Light Bi-Color 2500-8500K Panel Lights Photography Lighting for Video Recording Photoshoot Zoom Lighting
  • 💡 【LIGHTS FOR ZOOM MEETING】The VILTROX RB08 video light adopts 24pcs High Quality Color Rendering Index 95+ beads and the Max. brightness illuminance is 720LM. 985Lux/0.5M (0.5M, 5600K 100% power), offer bright but soft light for many remote working, no matter at night or low light environment, and no wires so you can easily place it, like working or meeting on sofa, online class on the outside when after work, live streaming at deep night etc.
  • 💡 【BROADCAST LIGHTING KIT】The adjustability of 10-100% brightness and 2500-8500K color temperature support offers more choices when you broadcast/live stream/game zoom lighting etc. also features with OLED display for accurate reading and convenient adjustment in real time. You can custom the setting to make yourself look on your best and energetic state for the viewers, even if already worked for a long time or at night.
  • 💡 【VIDEO CONFERENCE LIGHTING KIT】The lighting kit come with a mini desk tripod & 180° rotated phone holder, also has a 1/4 screw hole and a hot shoe adapter suitable for camera & camcorder. As a mini desk table fill light or backlight, it's perfect for video conferencing, video recording etc. You also can put your light on the cell phone holder to adjust the best lighting angle, make you looks best state while working or meeting.
  • 💡 【PORTABLE LIGHT FOR OUTDOOR SHOOTING】The light is equipped with built-in rechargeable DC 3.7V 3000aAh lithium battery and USB charging port, continue working time is 1.2h at 5600K 100% brightness, longer if at lower power. From many worries of must charging by AC adapter and it can be charged by laptop, power bank etc, support using while charging for continuous working so that is suitable for indoor and outdoor shooting.
  • 💡 【MINI POCKET VIDEO LIGHT】108g(weight), 4.3*3.1*0.6inch(size), compact and lightweight for carrying even in pocket, it’s smaller than iphone 6, easily to carry by one hand and is a must pack item for your camera bag, very small but puts out a decent amount of light. As a multifunctional mini photography fill light, it is perfect light for video conferencing, video shooting, interview, live streaming, YouTube, studio lighting.
SaleBestseller No. 4
LUXCEO RGB LED Photography Lighting Portable Wand Handheld LED Video Light 1000 Lumens CRI 95+ USB Rechargeable with Remote Control, Carry Bag, Adjustable Color Temperature 3000K-6000K and 36 Colors
  • 【20 Kinds of Light Effects】The W140 RGB video light Simulate real scenes, such as police car lights, lightning, candlelight, etc., can create various atmospheres, enrich movie scene creativity. Suitable for tiktok, youtube, film make.
  • 【Upgrade Portable Handheld Light Wand】Only weighs 0.74lb,easy to handle to fill light by hand or on the tripod/camera(hot shoe adapter included),simple to switch 36 color temperatures and brightness,add fun to your colorful photography.
  • 【1/4" Standard Nut Hole】There is a 1/4 standard nut hole at the bottom of LED camera light, can be easily connected to different photography stand,such as tripod,globoid holder,camera,etc.
  • 【Rechargeable Battery&High Capacity】Built-in 7.4V 2600mAh(nearly equal to 3.7V 5200mAh) rechargeable lithium-ion battery,Micro USB charging port,supports full power 2 hours working and longer time(highest 32 hours) working with lower brightness.
  • 【RGB Full Color with Remote Control】Features with 36 color modes,30-level brightness and maximum 1000 lumens,RA>95,CCT ranges from 3000K(warm) to 6000K(cold).Remote control is available within 7 meters distance,it must target the light surface for control.
Bestseller No. 5
UBeesize LED Video Light Kit, 2Pcs Dimmable Continuous Portable Photography Lighting with Adjustable Tripod Stand & Color Filters for Tabletop/Low-Angle Shooting, for Zoom, Game Streaming, YouTube
  • 【Ideal for Product Photography:】 The retractable tripod has a working height from 23.62" to 57.68" and can be used in hand. Making it the perfect camera stands for video conferencing, recording, and game streaming. Not only can it be directly connected with the lighting panel to provide the position lighting you need (ultra-low or ultra-high).
  • 【Diversification Shooting Effects:】LED desktop video lighting with a tripod is equipped with 2 * 4 color filters (red, orange, white, blue), which can meet a variety of photography requirements and visual effects, and suitable for YouTube videos, product photography, video conferences, online courses, etc.
  • 【Video Lighting Kit:】The small LED panel light is equipped with a 1/4 universal ball head, which can adjust the panel 180°to to easily meet your different shooting angle requirements; cable control 10%~100% brightness level option. The up and down buttons can easily meet the needs of your shooting occasion.
  • 【USB-Powered Light:】 There are more powerful options as all USB ports can be used to power the task light, which can provide continuous lighting for your subject in different situations. You can plug it into a desktop computer, move the plug, etc. (Note: It is recommended to use with a wall plug(5V 2A))
  • 【Multi-functional Use:】 When you capture the right moment and get the best results when recording a video, the studio lighting kit will be a great help. Perfect lighting suitable for studios, lighting for videos and images, used with various desktop studios, basic photography lighting kit for video shooting.
Bestseller No. 6
SVOPY Dimmable LED Video Light - 5600K USB Photography Lighting Kit with Adjustable Tripod Stand and 4 Color Filters, Portable Studio Light for Live Broadcast/Photography, Tabletop
  • 𝐀𝐃𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐏𝐎𝐃 𝐀𝐍𝐃 360⁰ 𝐑𝐎𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 : Stands extends from 21 inches/54 cm to 47 inches/120 cm and LED panel (7.48×4.9 inches / 19×12.5 cm) consists of 160 high-quality energy-saving lights, the panel is very flexible ball joint, can achieve 360 °shooting needs. Compared with the ordinary extension pole design, this tripod uses a locking design, no tools required, quick installation and fast storage.
  • 𝐏𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐀𝐆𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐂𝐋𝐔𝐃𝐄𝐒 : 1 LED photography light with stand, 1 white color filter, 1 pink color filter, 1 orange color filter, 1 blue color filter, 1 carrying bag
  • 𝐔𝐒𝐁 𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐃 : Power supply through USB port. Note: If the LED fill light needs to work for a long time (you can choose to match the wall plug (5V 2A)), avoid using a laptop or mobile power to prevent low power, resulting in dim lights.
  • 𝐔𝐒𝐀𝐆𝐄 : Buy a LED video light, start customizing it by choosing the color, brightness, warm and cool tones of light needed to achieve the best light for turning on your use.Whether in front of the computer, shooting in the studio, or camping outdoors, adjustable height fill light is the best choice.Photography lights widely applied to live broadcast, YouTube video, video conference, shooting products, painting exhibition fill light, home emergency lighting, etc.
  • 𝐄𝐗𝐂𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐄𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐏𝐇𝐎𝐓𝐎𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐓 𝐎𝐑 𝐕𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐎 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 : SVOPY USB photography lighting kit with four high-saturation filters (white, orange, blue, pink) can provide a variety of lighting effects. Led lights are controlled by the brightness of the gear, there are 10 gears from 10% to 100%. The fill light can also adjust the cool light, warm light, natural light, by adjusting the cool/warm light to bring different visual effects.
SaleBestseller No. 7
VIJIM VL120 LED on Camera Video Light,Mini Bi-Color LED Camera Light,Portable Photography Lighting w 6 Color Filters, 3100mAh Rechargeable CRI 95+ 3200K-6500K Dimmable LED Panel Light for DSLR Camera
  • 【SOFT LIGHT, PROTECT YOUR EYES】Comes with Silicone Cover makes the lights very soft and not dazzling. And it will protect your eyes. As a multifunctional mini photography fill light, it is ideal for selfie, vlog, still-life, wedding, portrait, children's photography and youtube video,It is an essential fill light in your camera bag !
  • 【120 HIGH CRI95+ LED BEADS】The VIJIM VL120 on camera video light adopts 120pcs High Quality Color Rendering Index 95+ beads and the Max Brightness up to 1250Lux, Truly restore the color of the object,reducing the workload of post-coloring.Stepless dimmable 3200-6500k,Warm and Cold Bi-color temperature and 10%- 100% brightness are adjustable in one switch. All needs like portrait, nature, YouTube and indoor shooting can be satisfied
  • 【LONG LASTING & FAST CHARGING】Built-in 3100mAh lithium rechargeable battery and USB Type-C charging port, it can be full-charge in about 2h, and offer a 150-minute operation at 100% brightness,over 15 hours for 10% brightness.It supports the fast charge via QC3.0/QC2.0/FCP intelligent charge.Surpport charging while in use
  • 【What you get】1*VL120 video light, 6*Color Filters,1* Type-c charging cable,1*Silicone Cover, 1*Universal base,1*Manual.VIJIM provide 1 year replacement service and lifetime friendly after-sales service for video light, If you have any problems,please contract us via the the Contact Seller button in the Your Orders section,we will provide you a satisfactory solution within 24 hours.
  • 【COLORFUL SHOOTING EFFECT】Comes with 6 color filters (pink, red, yellow,purple,green,and blue), they can provide softer and colorful lighting; You can change the color of the light through the 6 kind filters to create cool photos and videos(Note: Color filters need to be used with the silicon soft cover. Please insert the color filter to the silicon cover firstly )
Bestseller No. 8
Portable RGB LED Photography Light Panel, APP Remote 5W Full Color Streaming Light for Streamers Video Photography YouTube Tiktok Vlog
  • WIRELESS CONTROL Set the perfect mood on iPhone, Android, No WIFI connection, just turn on Bluetooth. When not convenient for mobile phone operation, dial-in settings using the onboard controls.
  • 5W/775lux LUSH ILLUMINATION:Powered by 2000mAh battery, 70 minutes at 100% brightness, recharging before Key Light Mini does,the S05 Mini Key Light makes you look amazing from the studio to the street.
  • APP REMOTE VS ONBOARD CONTROLS:Adjust brightness/color temperature/RGB Color/ to get the perfect shot in any environment.
  • OUTSTANDING CR 95 and a TLCI of 97: Even distribution of spectral colors, Illuminated objects will therefore look particularly natural under this light. ensures beautiful skin tones for fantastic results. reduces editing time.
  • WHITE WARM RGB LEDS: The LEDs enable you to give your photos and videos a colorful touch that suddenly turns monotonous content into creative pieces, the color temperature can be set between 2800 and 6800 Kelvin.
Bestseller No. 9
ULANZI VL49 RGB Video Lights, LED Camera Light 360° Full Color Portable Photography Lighting w 3 Cold Shoe, 2000mAh Rechargeable CRI 95+ 2500-9000K Dimmable Panel Lamp Support Magnetic Attraction
  • 【HUE & Brightness & CCT Adjustable】Hue adjustable from 0 degree -359 degree; Brightness from 0%-100% dimmable; Color temperature from 2500K(warm) to 9000K(cold) dimmable. Led camera light built-in LCD display for accurate readings, let you work more effectively.
  • 【2000mAh Large Capacity Battery】The mini led lights is built-in 2000mAh rechargeable lithium battery, charging time is about 2 hours, max brightness output up to 2 hours, min brightness output up to 10 hours. With Type-C charging port on camera video light, It also can be used while charging, no longer need to worry about the problem of insufficient battery.
  • 【Small Size & Standard 1/4 Screw】The pocket light size is about 66mm*80mm*30mm, easily to carry by one hand and is a must pack item for your camera bag, very small but puts out a decent amount of light. The standard 1/4 screw is suitable for the tripod, also with 3 cold shoe mount for the cameras or DSLR Camcorder recording, Dimmable for DJI OSMO Mobile 3 Pocket Zhiyun Smooth 4 Sony RX100 VII Canon G7X Mark III A6400 GoPro 9 8 7 6 5 Vlogging etc. What's more, Supports multi-light assembling
  • 【Magnetic Attraction Design】Back Side Magnet Adsorption Design, adsorb on most metals surface, set up the scene easily. Mini pocket size, lightweight, portable photography light, making your video creation easier. As a rgb led light, it is ideal for selfie, vlog, still-life, party atmosphere lights, portrait, children's photography and youtube video
  • 【Professional RGB LED Video Lights】The new version VL49 RGB LED video light adopts 60 high color rendering led beads, illumination angle up to 120°, the brightness can reach 800LUX@0.5m, topest CRI95 cab completely with perfect color of sunlight and ensure that its light is natural lifelike. Apply to portrait, children,wedding and new photography etc.
Bestseller No. 10
Neewer Dimmable 176 LED Video Light on Camera LED Panel with 2200mAh Li-ion Battery and Charger for Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Olympus and Other Digital SLR Cameras for Photo Studio Video Photography
  • COLOR FILTER: Two filters (1 orange color and 1 transparent) included are for changing shooting effect, including enhancing skin tone in portraits and soften the light source by using transparent filter, changing color temperature directly to 3200K by using orange filter. Filters can be fastened firmly on the front of the screen
  • KIT INCLUDES: (1)176 LED Video Light, (1)Orange Filter, (1)Transparent Filter, (1)2200mAh Replacement Li-ion Battery for Sony NP-F550, (1)Battery Charger; NOTE: Light stand and camera are not included
  • WIDE COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with many different kinds of DSLR cameras, camcorders or C-bracket, tripods, light stands which equipped with a hot shoe mount or 1/4 inch screw; it is widely used for portrait, fashion, wedding, advertisement photography and video shooting
  • POWER SOURCE: Powered by DC power adapter (NOT INCLUDED) or Sony NP-F550/750/970 replacement battery (INCLUDED); Replacement battery and battery charger included for wireless operation provide you extra convenience
  • ENERGY-SAVING 176 LED VIDEO LIGHT: Constructed with 176 pieces energy-saving LEDs with long life span (up to 50000 hours) for photographers to get perfect light, it supports long time use; A knob set behind is used to turn the light on/off and adjust the brightness; Adjustable brightness from 10 percent to 100 percent; Lightweight while with durable construction

Why you should buy portable photography lights?

Apart from being a trusted brand, Amazon also upholds a standard of quality, so you can be sure what you order is what you will receive. Many sites that sell products such as eBay Wish or Etsy may have the right products, but often, the sellers are not verified, so there’s no guarantee for their authenticity. Amazon has a large assortment of products and is recognized for its convenience when it comes to shopping.

Amazon also offers a wide variety of goods at pretty competitive prices. Amazon sources its products from several suppliers, so you have various options for a single product. It also offers the option to customize your order with other products for effective shipping.

Another reason for choosing Amazon is because it offers free shipping, which is reliable. Compared to other sites that charge a ton for shipping, you can quickly get your goods delivered to your doorstep in a short period with Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime allows you to save on shipping costs and still access excellent streaming services.

How to choose the best portable photography lights

So, you’ve decided on the portable photography lights you want to get from Amazon. Making the final decision to Add to the cart can be challenging because there are many sellers and options to select from. However, you can select the best product base on various factors, which include:

Price.

Price will significantly influence which portable photography lights you settle on, as it is a determining factor for most products. Some sellers will price their portable photography lights differently for various reasons such as shipping costs, taxes, etc. Amazon offers great deals for products when you buy them in combos, so make sure to browse through several sellers to find the best deal for you.

Brand

Another determining factor when it comes to buying portable photography lights is the brand. Well-known brands for portable photography lights will most likely be more expensive than lesser-known brands, but that is because the quality of their product is known and can be depended upon. Depending on the product you want, the brand may make a massive difference when it comes to durability, efficiency, and quality.

Function.

Before you settle on a product, you may need to ask yourself why you’re buying it in the first place. Answering this question will give you more insight that will help you select the best portable photography lights for you. If it’s just a one-time use product, you may not want to invest so much, compared to if you’re buying a product, you will be using every day for a long time.

Old Customer Reviews.

To avoid disappointment after making a purchase, you want to go through the reviews section to determine how previous buyers liked their purchase. Many positive reviews on a product are a good sign that the product is of good quality. The opposite, however, is true. If most buyers complained about their product or rated it less than three stars, you may want to rethink buying from that particular seller. Keep in mind that one or two dissatisfied customers against hundreds of positive reviews may not necessarily rule out a product as bad.

Pros and Cons of the product.

It is also essential that you understand the pros and cons of a product before you buy it. Knowing the disadvantages upfront will save you the disappointment when you receive the product. You can check other reviews online and ask around on social media for people who’ve used the portable photography lights before to get the best reviews.

Service

How long you intend to use portable photography lights also matters. Check the product description to see how long you can expect portable photography lights to serve you at total capacity and if you will have to repair or replace it afterward. Compare this period and ask yourself whether it is worth buying or you can get a more expensive one that will last for a longer period.

Warranty

Lastly, getting an portable photography lights with a warranty is always better because then you know that the seller or Amazon will assume accountability if any damage occurs when shipping the product. You can also check to see if they accept returns if you receive the wrong order or if it is faulty or broken when they deliver it to you.

This technology we use to assemble our list depends on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Brand Value: Every brand of portable photography lights has a value all its own. Most brands offer some sort of unique selling proposition that’s supposed to bring something different to the table than their competitors.
  2. Features:What bells and whistles matter for an portable photography lights?
  3. Specifications: How powerful they are can be measured.
  4. Product Value: This simply is how much bang for the buck you get from your portable photography lights.
  5. Customer Ratings: Number ratings grade portable photography lights
  6. Customer Reviews: Closely related to ratings, these paragraphs give you first-hand and detailed information from real-world users about their portable photography lights.
  7. Product Quality: You don’t always get what you pay for with an portable photography lights, sometimes less, and sometimes more.
  8. Product Reliability: How sturdy and durable an portable photography lights is should be an indication of how long it will work out for you.

Why Trust Elizabeth And Clarke?

Lauren Levitt is a senior commerce editor for Elizabeth And Clarke and was in The Lab for the entirety of this product test. She has researched the ins and outs of all our products carefully. She has first-hand knowledge of how these portable photography lights tests were developed and performed as well as where each product excelled or fell short.

Before conducting testing, she scoured brand and retailer websites, and considered price, verified customer reviews, features, and design when selecting the portable photography lights to test. She also did thorough research on the latest technology and considered practicality and real-life uses.

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