Kaiser StarCluster LED Camera Light
£140, $220 www.fotospeed.com
With a panel size of 8.5x6cm, this is the smallest model in the group. This dinky panel runs on five AA batteries. (You can also run it direct from a Canon LP-E6 camera battery, although you’re unlikely to have one of those in your gadget bag.) Additional options include a mains adaptor, which is available for separate purchase.
Unlike the Interfit Matinee, the Kaiser StarCluster’s colour temperature is fixed to a daylight value of 5600K, although both a diffuser panel and a tungsten filter, which attach magnetically, are supplied with the panel.
Rated at 600 Lux, the panel enabled an aperture of f/3.2 in our one-metre test, but only f/2.8 when the tungsten filter was fitted. Power adjustment is smooth and overall build quality feels good for a lightweight unit.
Pros Small but robust; diffuser and tungsten filter included. Cons Shame the external battery option is Canon-based. We say A good buy, although it only has daylight-balanced LEDs.
An interlocking case design makes it easy to stack multiple panels for greater output