Miniature RGB lights are an emerging product category and it seems that every manufacturer is keen to offer their own colour-tunable pocket LED.
Nanguang has just announced the Nanlite LitoLite 5C, a $75 palm-sized LED panel with adjustable hue and colour temperature.
The LitoLite 5C is dimmable from 0â€“100%, colour temperature adjustable from 2700â€“7500K (with tint shift) and has user-pickable hue control. The claimed TLCI is 95 and the unit is battery-powered, supporting up to 1.5 hours of runtime at full brightness.
As well as the LitoLite, alternative options on the market include the Aputure MC, Boling BL-P1, Falcon Eyes PockeLite F7 Mini, Godox M1, Pixel G1S, Viltrox Weeylife RB08P and Yongnuo YN365RGB, among others.
Between these different products are a mostly similar feature set: RGB and colour temperature adjustment, special effects video modes, built-in battery with USB charging. Mounting options vary from a simple tripod socket to an fold-out articulating arm or (in the case of the LitoLite 5C) magnets. Many, but not all, support remote control via a mobile app.
You can mount one of these lamps on your camera as a fill, or tuck it away elsewhere in your scene as a background or accent light. It won’t be the brightest, but it’s small enough to throw in your bag to be available when you need it.