Chromo Inc.® 160 LED CI-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras

Pinned on October 15, 2013 at 3:41 am by Cathy Stone

Chromo Inc.® 160 LED CI-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras

This Chromo Inc® super lightweight 160-piece-LED video light can be used in video taking. either for lights setup or supplement and the light intensity can be changed to offer professional effects.

Chromo Inc Specifications:

Input: DC 7.2V~8.4V Maximum Power: 9.6 W
Color Temperature: 5400K (3200K/filter)
Average Service Life: 50000 hours
Luminous flux: 660 lm
Runtime: 70-90mins
Size: 141x62x150 mm
Weight: 430g (with package)
Illumination: Distance Lux 1m 900 lux 2m 240 lux 3m 120 lux 4m 70 lux 5m 40 lux

Package Contains:
LED Video Lighting x1
Battery Holder x1
Filter x3(Soft Diffuser, 3200k filter, pink filter)

Chromo Inc Packaging

Please note: Batteries are NOT included.

Chromo Inc® is a registered U.S. Trademark under Serial number 85524492

Product Features


R. Shaw "Reviewer" says:

A basic camera light that’s very bright I had recently bought a NEEWER 160 LED light that I gave away, and found this light with the same number of LEDs at an even lower price. The price wasn’t my concern, and I had hoped for a little better mounting bracket this time around.The differences between these two lights is almost negligible, but I discovered that the Chromo light seems to put out the same brightness that the NEEWER light does. It has the same number of LEDs. Instead of having the dimmer on the side, it has it on the back. The button to check for battery life does the same job as the one on the NEEWER light, except that on the Chromo light the light has to be “on” first to test the battery. No problem. There are the same selection of colored gels like the NEEWER light, except that you don’t get the plastic sleeve to put them in. Small issue. The light is a bit bulky, mostly because of its dual battery design / Sony or AA batteries. I would recommend not using AA batteries since you need six of them, and it makes the light much heavier and is more expensive to be using disposable AA’s than one NP-550. Of course, if you wish to use rechargeable AAs that’s another choice, but using just the one Sony battery is a lot easier in my opinion. The Chromo doesn’t come with a battery, but NP-550′s aren’t expensive and neither are the chargers for them.The mount for the Chromo, in my opinion, was a lot better than the NEEWER mount. The light itself has a threaded hole on the bottom, so you could screw in your own mount if you like — something that the NEEWER light can’t do since its mount uses four tiny screws into the light’s frame. The hot shoe mount that comes with the Chromo light is much like others I’ve seen that come with other brands of LED camera lights. It is a screw-in swivel with a thumbscrew to set the angle you wish to hold the light. It’s cheap, but seems to be effective — a combination of metal and plastic parts — not just plastic. Mine actually had some rust on the ball joint, something that I was able to easily scrape off and spray with some parts cleaner. These products from China remind me of the old days when we’d get the same type of quality from Japan. However, in general, I’m giving this light 4 stars since so far it seems like it will do the job and is a lot of light for the money. It’s also less stressful on the job if this light breaks or gets dropped rather than having spent a lot of money on it like products from LightPanels, that make an obviously superior product but overcharge for what you’re getting. We just did a shoot in the Mohave with the NEEWER light. It got rolled in the dust accidentally, but never stopped working and after a bit of cleanup, it still worked fine. These lights are great to use to fill in shadows even in daylight, but you have to get in close. At night, they are amazingly bright. Good also for lighting car interiors and for a quick emergency light when you have to get the shot. With the Chromo, you’ll just have to find a place in your bag for the extra gels. Not a big deal.

Shibuh says:

Excellent light for the price I had bought the Neewer CN-160 and was quite happy with it. It is affordable gives decent light and has infinitely adjustable brightness. My concern with it was the plastic mount.I then bought another light, the Chromo CI-160. They are essentially the same, have gels which I would not consider using except the diffuser. Otherwise there are a few notable differences.Much as I liked the CN-160 very much, I was impressed with the Chromo CI-160* CI-160 is $10 cheaper* It is smaller and shallower, though the weight is about the same.* There is a more versatile mounting option on the Chromo. The lamp has a threaded tripod mount socket on which the ball shoe mount is mounted. Should you lose the the ball socket, you can still mount the Chromo directly on a tripod. With the NEEWER you would be out of luck if you lost the hot shoe mount.* The hot shoe mount is of a better quality, being make of metal vs the all plastic mount on the NEEWER.* The light dispersion of the Chromo is wider than the Neewer, which is excellent for wide angle use. This does not come at a cost to brightness at the center.CI-160: About $10 cheaper, a bit smaller in all dimensions, same brightness as the CN-160. However, the beam is also wider which is excellent for wide angle lenses. The shoe mount is also of a better quality, being ball metal. It is also more adjustableAt the price, nothing beats the Chromo CI-160

miles2121 says:

almost the same as Neewer light for $10 cheaper. similar to the neewer 160 light. Has a better connector than the neewer lights for $10 less. Construction very similar,the dimension are a big higher, but not as wide as the Neewer brand lights.Both use AA (6) or sony batteries. The Temp on this light is a lot bluer than the neewer, so if you mix and match, it may be a problem. Will test out the next week, to see if it just as durable as neewer. Stay tune for update. If it works as well as the neewer for a lower price, than my rating will go up.It really crazy that these light at all trade show use to be in the $200 and up range. Of course those were better quality, but not so much that it cost almost 8x as much.

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