SUNPAK RL-20 Readylite 15 Watt Super Compact Video Light
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- Compact cordless video light for use on any camcorder
- Extra light provides improved color, sharpness, and image quality
- Provides 17 minutes of light
- Shoe mount for use with variety of camcorders
- Comes with rechargeable battery and charger
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Readylight 15-Watt Compact Cordless Video Light
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The world's most compact cordless videolight for use on any camcorder, the Sunpak Readylight 20 provides improved color, sharpness, and image quality, yet weighs only 7 ounces (including battery). The supplied CHG-16 charger charges the CL-10 NiCd battery in 5 hours, providing up to 17 minutes running time. The shoe mount and compact size allow this unit to work on a variety of camcorders.
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This light seems brighter than the built-in camcorder light. It enhances the video quality when filming indoors or under low light conditions. However, it also appears to have added a slight orange tint to the picture. The light can be mounted onto the hot/cold shoe of a camcorder or a tripod. It is not so small compared to the size of a palm-held camcorder and its glass lens is about 34mm in diameter. The 15-Watt halogen bulb is replaceable, so is the rechargeable Ni-Cd battery (the replacement bulb is $18 and the battery is $20 directly from ToCAD America, Inc., the Sunpak distributor).
The drawback is the battery's short illumination time per full charge. Five hours of charging would yield only 10 to 11-minutes of constant use. The Ni-Cd battery could suffer the voltage depression (memory effect) and further reduce the usage time. The DC port (opposite the red on/off switch) is for charging the battery only. It cannot be used to power the light by a DC adapter.
At the $30 price tag, it is a decent and useful video light, despite the short usage time per charge. I would suggest keeping at least two of this light in the camera bag, instead of just buying the spare batteries.
Note: 55RL is the "Cat no." for this Sunpak ReadyLite 20.
I do recommend these bad boys if you want to do experimenting.