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iLED 100 Light Kit (Video Light), retail $349.00 (
Manufactured by iKAN (
Last updated 01-10-11

The iLED 100 Light Kit is a completely portable source of illumination specifically intended for shooting videos in subdued lighting. It has an amazing 144 wide-angle white LEDs, its intensity is fully adjustable via an easy-to-turn knob on the back, it comes with two orange-tinted filter gels so that your camera's white balance won't get “thrown off”, includes a diffusing filter as well, and it has a mounting shoe designed to fit the receptacle on many professional video cameras.

Although it already comes with a high-capacity (6.60 ampere hours) Li:ION (lithium ion) battery, it can be powered by any L-series Li:ION battery commonly used by video cameras. And if that's not enough, you can also power it with the included “wall wart”-style AC adapter.

When I saw the hard-sided case it comes in, I immediately thought of the briefcases on the TV game show “Deal or No Deal”.

The first photograph above is from the product's web page and was used with permission.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the iLED 100 Light Kit, first snap the included battery pack into the receptacle for it on the back of the product (see directly below), and THEN you can go and see if that Scotchguard will protect the chair from an axe...

* I guess I've been listening to the Worm Quartet song "Let's Break some Furniture" too much lately.

"You see that dresser there? {yes} says it's very rare...this chainsaw says it ain't worth {toliet word censored}..."
"...Throw the loveseat down the stairs, take an axe to all the chairs, soon we won't have nowhere to sit..."
"...We'll make that Lazy Boy go down with just a couple of whacks"..."let's see if that Scotchguard can protect it from an axe..."
"...They're threatening to go on Sally Jesse Raphael
+, so she'll send me to boot camp where they'll beat me till I'm well..."
"...My parents have so much to learn about young growing boys, if you don't want your stuff trashed then buy me cooler toys..."
"...Now we've shredded every ottoman the counter's cut in three, the dining table's burning and the chairs are soaked with pee..."
"...My sister's futon stares at me I swear I heard it laugh, let's see if it still chuckles when it's {toliet word censored} cut in half..."
"...There's mommy's little table lined with rings perfume and pearls, let's cut it into little bits & force-feed it to squirrels..."
"...There's nothing left to break here so cummon let's go to Sears (and break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...Your little coffee table's now a little pile of sticks (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...We're not making a statement no we're just a bunch of pricks (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...That recliner may be on wheels but it can't get away (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...I don't know what a credenza is let's break one anyway (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...That ottoman, it looks so smug that I just gotta pound it (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."
"...Tell the security guy that it was like that when we found it (let's break some furniture, let's break some furniture)..."

Neither Worm Quartet nor myself advocate destroying furniture; that {vulgar term for feces} is expensive.

This is Worm guy (Reverend Shoebox) and three worms.
I don’t think that those worms can drum, play a bass axe, or stand in front of a mic, so WQ is very likely a “one man band”.

+If you didn't know, Sally Jesse Raphael had a TV talk show in the late 20th century; one of her recurring themes was "Sally's Boot Camp" where parents who were guests on the program could send their unruly teenaged children in order to get them to "straighten up & fly right". Sally was most recognisable by her red-framed eyeglasses.

This is what Sally Jesse Raphael looks like.

Now I'm going off on a tangent here - let's see if I can put this choo-choo train back on the tracks...

If desired, screw the included mounting shoe to the female threaded receptacle for it on the bottom of the unit, and fasten the other end of the shoe to your video camera. The iLED 100 has a ¼ /20 threaded mount allowing you to use the supplied shoe adapter on most cameras or adapt it to mount to practically any type of grip accessory.

The top portion of the mounting shoe swivels on a ball-and-socket joint, so you may direct (aim) the iLED 100 in any of a number of different directions; use the thumbscrew on the side of the mounting shoe accessory to “lock” that position.

This photograph shows the unit affixed via the mounting shoe to my Canon Powershot G3 camera.
Since it is affixed to the camera’s hotshoe (which triggers the photoflash), only video clips & stills with photoflash disabled may be reliably shot in this configuration. But for dedicated video cameras, this will ***NOT*** even be an issue.

With my Canon Powershot G3 camera (shown in the above photograph), the camera's onboard flash is automatically disabled to help prevent damage; however, I cannot verify that this will be the case with other makes & models of digital cameras.

IMPORTANT: The time & date stamp on this photograph is incorrect.
I do not yet know how to rectify this.

To switch the iLED 100 on, turn the rotary pot (knob) on the back of the unit clockwise (as though tightening it) until it clicks, and keep turning it to increase the light output until it is where you want.

To switch it off, turn the same knob counterclockwise (as though loosening it) until it clicks and no longer turns.

The intensity is continuously variable with the same knob; you can easily adjust the light output “on the fly” using this knob.

To use the filter gels, just remove them from the Velcro-lidded pouch they’re stored in, and slide one or more of them into the unit between the Plexiglas window and the LEDs (a standard “gel frame” as it is called in the industry). Insert the filter(s) so that the tab on one edge still protrudes slightly from the light so that you can easily grab & remove it (them) when you’re finished using it (them).

The battery that powers the iLED 100 is rechargeable, so I don’t have to tell you which part to remove, huck into an open-pit cobalt or gadolinium mine so that a front-end loader will run over & destroy it, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

Place the included battery (or any “L-series” camcorder battery) onto the back of the unit so that its metal contacts face the “closed” end of the bracket for the battery on the iLED unit, and then slide it toward the contacts on the iLED unit like the video clip below shows. Installing the battery is not really intuitive (not at first anyway), which is why I furnished the video.

To charge the battery, install it as shown in the video, take the included “wall-wart”-style AC adapter, and plug the large part into any standard (in north America anyway) 110 to 130 volts AC two- or three-slot household receptacle (outlet), then plug the plug on the end of the AC adapter’s cord into the small, round female receptacle for it on the back of the iLED 100 unit. This receptacle is located below the knob that turns the unit on & off and adjusts the intensity.

From my contact at iKAN, comes this text regarding the battery & charger:

In answer to you question, the built in charger in the light is not a processor controlled charging circuit but is “semi intelligent” it should hold and maintain a charge at a trickle after fully charging
The charger should communicate the stages charging cycle thru the led either changing color or blinking ….. the charger and batteries are third party sourced …. Just an FYI these are sony compatible “L” series camcorder batteries and chargers and easy to find and replace in the field.

When the charge cycle is complete, unplug the plug on the iLED 100 unit itself first, then unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the battery installation procedure.
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Directly above this text is a video clip showing how the battery is installed.
I deliberately left the unit on so that you could see it spring to life when the battery installation was complete.

Please be certain that your computer speakers are turned on or your earphones are plugged in, as there is a small quantity of audio commentary in this short video.
I had to speak softly so that I would not disturb others whom I share this home with.

The iKAN iLED 100 Light Kit is a video light, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my sister's citty kats or my parent's big dog's ghost piddle on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a large claw hammer in order to smash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on this little light that flashlights might have to have performed on them. So this section of the web page about the iLED 100 Light Kit will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The two tints of orange filter gels included are a real positive when dealing with white LEDs, which can render recorded images (stills and video alike) with a distinct bluish tint. With the filter(s) in place, the overall color balance approaches what you might expect to see with incandescent video lights, so that your camera’s white balance is not thrown out of whack in the case of cameras that do not automatically adjust this particular parameter.

(Update 02-22-09): Since accidents *DO* happen, I have decided to perform a drop test on it.
After dropping it onto a carpeted floor from a height of ~5 feet (the height you might have it when attempting to affix it to a tripod-mounted video camera and subsequently dropping it), no damage or malfunctions were detected.

Photograph of an oil painting using the iLED 100 as the sole light source.

Measures (unmeasureable) (low) and 109,400mcd (high).
Both measurements were taken on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
And the measurements were taken with *NO* filter in place.

These readings appear low because the LEDs have very wide viewing angles.
And if I've told you once, I've told you 2,458,770 times:
Wider viewing angles always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS equal lower mcd values!!!

Same as above; the diffusion filter was used.

Same as above; the lighter orange filter was used.

Same as above; the darker orange filter was used.
That red streak on the upper left of the picture frame is from a Laserpod and may be ignored.

Same as above; both orange filter gels were used.

Photograph of the LEDs illuminated at low intensity.

Photograph of a closet using my camera's speedlight (strobe flash).

Same photograph using the iLED 100 as the sole source of illumination.
The lighter orange filter gel was used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this lighting unit (no filters).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this lighting unit (lighter orange filter).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this lighting unit (darker orange filter).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this lighting unit (both orange filters).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the yellow-green "Charge" LED in the battery charger for this product.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing a video shot *WITHOUT* the light.
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Screen dump of the above video.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the same video shot *WITH* the light.
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Screen dump of the above video.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the same video shot *WITHOUT* the light (different camera).
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WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the same video shot *WITH* the light (different camera).
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WMP movie (.avi extension) showing me asking my R2D2™ Astromech Interactive Droid a question.
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I used this product as the sole source of illumination for this video; the lighter of the two orange filters was used.

I cannot provide any of them in other formats, so please do not ask.

As you can see, the second two videos show that the camera used for them is a real “catbeat segment of feces maternal parent fracker” (toliet words replaced with innocous ones; the correct acronym is “PWPOSMF”) when it comes to shooting video footage in reduced light situations - well - ***ANY*** situations actually.

Test unit was sent by C.M. of iKAN on 01-19-09, and was received at 11:27am PST on 01-23-09.

The included AC adapter is rated to output 12 volts at 1,200mA (1.2 amps).
Center of connector is (+) positive, outer can is (-) negative.

UPDATE: 02-26-09
I have decided to rate this product a full five stars and place it in "The Trophy Case" on this website.
Truly, I can find *NOTHING* wrong with it!!!

UPDATE: 07-07-09
I found my older model (possibly *VINTAGE*) video camera, and the iLED 100 does indeed fit it if the camera's viewfinder is removed so that it is handheld or unplugged from the camera altogether. You could conceiveably place the video camera on a tripod, set up the shot with the camera's viewfinder, then attach the iLED 100 and go on a "shooting spree" as it were.

The following two photographs show the unit mounted to the camera: the first photograph shows the iLED 100 unlit; the second shows it lighted.

UPDATE: 02-20-10
I used this product to supplement natural light when shooting a video of the R2D2™ Astromech Interactive Droid.
Needless to say, it performed fantastically!

Here is that video:

Video clip on YourTube showing the R2D2™ Astromech Interactive Droid dancing to a cantina song (reshoot of original video; this one was made on the morning of 02-18-10).

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I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

UPDATE: 02-28-10
When the battery reaches a certain level of discharge, the unit simply winks out.
This prevents the battery from being damaged by overdischarge.

UPDATE: 03-26-10
The AC charger can also be used as an EPS (Emergency Power Supply) unit; if the battery poops out, you can power the unit with the AC charger.

UPDATE: 01-10-11
This is a video I shot using the Polaroid x530 Digital Camera both without and with this video light.

A video clip on YourTube from the Polaroid x530 Digital Camera. During the first half, no additional lighting was used. And during the second half, this video light was used.

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Does what it was meant to do, and does it very well!!!
Reasonably durable
Included filters are truly useful
If the included battery poops out during a shoot, it can use your video camera's battery

Nothing that I've been able to find thus far

    PRODUCT TYPE: LED video light kit
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm wide-angle white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 144
    BEAM TYPE: Wide, smooth flood
    SWITCH TYPE: Rotary pot with on/off switch built in
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by thick Plexiglas window
    BATTERY: Rechargeable Li:ION battery pack, 7.4 volts 6.60Ah
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure (adv. as "<10 watts")
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Pete sakes NO!!!
    ACCESSORIES: Hard-sided case w/ 2 keys, three filter gels in lidded pouch, shoe mount, battery pack, charger
    SIZE: 6.0" wide, 3.25" high, 1.375" deep
    WEIGHT: 0.45 lbs (w/out battery), 0.85 lbs (w/battery)
    WARRANTY: 1 year


    Star Rating

iLED 100 Light Kit (Video Light) *

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