There’s practically nothing to choose in performance between the two LED heads on test. Both gave an identical maximum brightness, although the angle of the Manfrotto’s flood coverage is slightly narrower. Unlike the halogen-based constant lamps on test, both this and the Manfrotto LED-based lamp have a daylight colour temperature. Another plus point of LED lighting over halogen is that the head runs much cooler.
In fact, LED lights are much more efficient overall, the total power drain of this unit being a mere 45W. Apart from giving better carbon credentials, this means the head can be powered by a rechargeable battery pack that you can buy as an extra. Given the head’s fairly light weight, it’s therefore ideal for fill-in lighting outdoors. A diffusion dome is supplied with the head, and coloured filters