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Before I even begin to talk about this LED panel, I’d like to point out that the Vpad-150 light panel packaging could use an update. If you are ever put in charge of graphic design for any kind of product, please use this as an example of what not to do. To quote T.J. Roe, a Graphic design artist that does a lot of fine work for me “It’s a light, it should look jazzy, bright, and making halos.  Why don’t they focus a little more on light and how thin it is?”

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Now that’ I’ve gotten that grip out of the way, I’d like to point out that the Vpad-150 isn’t your typical low budget LED light panel. While the Vpad-150 is very large in size, it is extremely light weight and very thin. The built-in cold shoe adapter, while plastic, is well made and provides a very nice audible click when adjusted.

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The back of the Vpad-150 provides your typical Sony NP battery mounting plate and offers up the ability to adjust your light temperature between 3200k and 5600k. That battery indicator is a nice for a light under $40, you can power the Vpad-150 via a barrel plug and as usual, the light is dimmable from zero to 100% output.

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Where the Vpad-150 really stands out is in it’s even spread. While other LED lights in this price range tend to provide a somewhat concentrated beam, the Vpad-150 takes the opposite approach, instead providing the spread of something like a CFL bulb.

As will most LED lights in this price range, don’t expect much throw out of the Vpad-150 light panel. Light starts to fall off pretty quickly at around 4 feet, but within the 3-foot envelope you end up with a pretty decent amount of diffusion.

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I’ve been looking for some affordable LED lights that provide this sort of even fill and I think the Vpad-150 will most likely fit the bill. At $39 a piece, they are affordable enough to have 4 or 5 of them in a bag. The wall wort barrel plug power supply I use with my TorchLED bolt lights are compatible with the Vpad-150 and on top of that, they are feather light and take up very little space.

Right now I only have one in for review, but I might be ordering a few more in the very near future. So far, very impressed.

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