Cameras and lights are two sides of the same coin. You must have heard veteran photographers emphasize that lighting is key. If you have ever wondered what’s all the fuss about, here’s a small taste. You can entirely change the subject’s appearance or the image’s mood depending on the amount and type of light. As you can imagine, sunlight can only do so much for us. But if you are anything like those veterans, you will probably want minute control over the light falling on your subjects.
Here’s the thing, solutions come in all shapes and sizes. You can get colossal studio lights that take up half the space in your studio. Or you can pick the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light. As bright as an enormous strobe light, yet as light as a feather compared to these humongous lights.
Without further ado, let’s see how else can this video light help vloggers, filmmakers, and even live streamers.
Let’s see, Ulanzi has always been a champion of innovation and creativity. But from all our values, we treasure our love for everything photography and those related to it. Therefore, we are constantly tinkering and polishing newer and better products in our labs. To get you up to speed, we will compare our 10" RGB LED Video Light with our VL120 RGB LED Video Light.
First, we’ll begin this round with the color temperature of these lights. Despite the price difference, the 10" and VL120 offer 2500-9000K CCT. Typically, when using portable video light, you would need to adjust the coolness or warmth of the image in post-production. But both lights have covered these bases, so you don’t have to worry.
Next up, you get 360° RGB Full Color Creative Atmosphere with both lights. With Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light, apart from the ability to adjust the color field at will, you can even use the HSI Mode to create different atmospheres. In theory, it might not sound much. But once you see it in action, you will find out that you don’t need to go anywhere else for versatile moods. This light will be enough to create any environment you want from the comfort of your room. Filmmakers and live streamers will know how difficult it can be to get this to work properly. Fortunately, the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light also covers this.
Here’s the best part, both lights are state-of-the-art of our innovation. To demonstrate the ingenuity of our creation, we give you complete creative control. And that too with only a single switch. You read it right, a single switch key allows you to toggle through 20 dynamic light effects. These include cop car, TV, ambulance, strobe, candle, and many more. With a single press, you can quickly simulate 20 versatile environments with immersive lighting.
With the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light, you get true restoration of the real colorful world. Reading this line might not have produced the desired effect. Imagine, you create a perfect studio and buy an expensive light. However, it’s either too bright or too low that it messes up the color tones. There’s no other way to put it but to say that this is exactly what kills the essence of photography and videography. Getting colors rights is half the job. Like always, we have you covered. Unlike common fill lights, the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light provides you with CRI 95+ Video Light. For those who like to keep it simple, it means that the color tones and mood will come out ideally.
As they say, the devil is in the details. In this case, we offer you precision and class with our attention to detail. The Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light is crafted from a one-piece structure. For the minimalists, it is pure bliss. For the classy ones, it will fit right in with the rest of your equipment.
Moving on, you get a high-definition mini-display at the back of both lights. The Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light has an OLED panel. But in both lights, the functionality is almost similar. It provides you with a quick glimpse of the current mode and settings of the light.
Till this point, both lights were almost identical. However, from now onwards, we will start seeing some design and functionality changes between the two. The very first thing you will notice is the design. On the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light, four buttons are placed near the OLED display at the back: Power Button, Switching Key, Mode Key, and two Brightness Keys. On the other hand, the VL120 has a power button, a mode adjustment dial, and a bright adjustment dial on the shorter side of the light.
Moreover, both lights support Type-C charging making them compatible with almost all your devices. On one side, you will see a 1/4" expansion screw port that allows you to pair it up with any stand or device.
Portability and Functionality
Before we talk about portability, here’s a stark contrast between the ability of these two lights. Although the illumination angle of both lights is 120°, they differ in the number of lamp beads. The Ulanzi VL120 offers 120 beads, whereas Ulanzi 10" provides a whopping 266 high-color rendering lamp beads. To be fair, the price difference justifies the vast difference between these lights. But there are no two opinions on which light performs better for professional tasks.
Now, here’s the deal-making information. The VL120 has a generous 3100mAH battery capacity, enough to get you through considerable work. However, the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light dwarfs it with a massive capacity of 8000mAH. Simply said, keeping it at high brightness will still give you a solid 120 minutes. And what’s even better is that you can use the light even while it is charging via the C-Type cable.
Finally, the Ulanzi 10" weighs only 488g with a thickness of 19mm. We don’t really need to say it, as you already know what to expect. But for the sake of this review, this compact profile will give you unparalleled power in an easy-to-carry package.
So, Which Light Should You Get?
If you have scrolled this far, you must have made up your mind already. To sum it up, the VL120 is an excellent light for a great price. It is currently listed for $39.95, which is a steal for that price. But if you want to step up your game, the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light will be right up your alley. More lamp beads, a bigger battery, and a cleaner design are only a few of the enhanced details you can get for only $59.95.
No matter which one you pick up, one thing is sure. They have been crafted with care to provide the ultimate value for the price. Also, don’t forget to send us your thoughts once you start using our products. We love to hear how our products help you or could you better in your studios.