Add a bit of ‘Disney’ to your lighting this Christmas

Meet Walli, the 2-LED battery-powered video lamp.

Walli LED Video Lamp mounted on a Nikon DSLR

At this time of year many of us are putting our feet up to watch a few classic family films. But when we return to the studio, there’s no need to leave that festive spirit at the door, thanks to Shenzhen-based manufacturer DSLR Kit.

Meet Walli, the 2-LED battery-powered video lamp.

Walli LED Video Lamp mounted on a Nikon DSLR

Not to be confused with the waste-collecting robot WALL·E (because Disney have obviously not endorsed this one), Walli is “designed for professional video taking”, and bright enough to emulate a traditional 200W lamp, or so say the manufacturer. The device is powered by Sony F750 or F960 lithium batteries with a runtime up to around two hours.

Walli has a coldshoe foot and a 1/4″ screw thread for mounting on your video camera, bracket or light stand. Each of the two LEDs can be switched on and off independently, and there are also seven different dimmer settings. According to the manufacturer, the light has a colour rendering index (CRI) of 92.

Walli LED Video Lamp and accessories

Unlike the Disney character, Walli doesn’t come from the scrapheap, instead claiming advanced LED technology, constant current control and a new kind of heat dissipation. A video demonstration of the light can be seen here. Walli is also known as the ZF-2000.

Where to buy

The Walli LED Video Light is available for US$99.99 (£66.80) from online dealers including a one year warranty.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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