First, a correction. In the video I say “660mAh battery”, that’s actually a 660Ah battery which equals 6600mAh.

After taking the TorchLED BOLT out on a weekend long shoot and spending some time with it, I have to say that I’m very impressed. If you’re in the market for an extremely bright compact battery powered LED light, the TorchLED BOLT is defiantly something to consider. It’s compact size and portability make it perfect for outdoor work and lighting applications were you don’t have access to electricity. Three or four TorchLED BOLTS, a few light stands and some Soft boxes would constitute a decent portable kit.

There are a few things to keep in mind. First the case is made out of plastic which could be considered a positive or a negative. The positive is that it reduces the over all weight, the negative is that the light might not survive a fall from a 10 foot light stand. The other consideration is that the case is filled with ventilation holes, so if you’re shooting outdoors it’s probably a good idea to avoid wet situations.

At a price tag of $299, the TorchLED BOLT will probably be out of the price range of some and there are more affordable options if you always have access to electricity.  But if you’re working in a situation were you need a compact portable light, the TorchLED will give you a much better performance than other low priced LED panels on the market.

For more photos of the TorchLED Bolt check out this earlier post.

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