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on July 13, 2015
UPDATE 10/9/15: The previous unit I had was defective. The new unit works fine. The only thing keeping me from giving it 4 stars is the color can be a little greenish on camera sometimes, and also the cheep plastic construction. However, for $30 you can't expect much more from this light.
DISCLAIMER: This unit was only tested with AA batteries. It was never tested with a camcorder battery. I will update this review upon the testing of my replacement light with a camcorder battery.......
This light was awesome........ for about seven minutes... My first impression of this light is that it was super bright, looked awesome, and was well worth the money. Then I noticed I heard a sparking noise when turning the unit on and off. I then remembered a review that a gentleman posted about battery leaks while filming a wedding. So I took off the back and saw battery acid leaking from the first battery on the left. I immediately turned the light off. I proceeded by cleaning the terminals with a special solution and then trying it again with brand new batteries to make sure the first time wasn't a fluke. Sure enough, the same thing happened. If the the light didn't leak this would be a 4 star light, but a light that leaks battery acid is considered useless to me.