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A Bright Idea

R-300 LED Light

R-300 LED Light


There is new light flicker-free for photography and video, with an excellent quality light coming from it at an excellent price, so we picked up 2 of them them.  F&V is the company behind the popular Z96 LED video light and they have one exciting product that is now available, the R-300 LED Video Ring Light.  Perfect for portraits, interviews, or any scene calling for a soft, full light.

Starting at $199 dollars, the R-300 LED Light features 300 daylight-balanced LEDs which produce 1950 Lux @ 1-meter. With this output, the ring light is equivalent in power to a conventional 1×1 light panel. The video from the light is brighter than Litepanel’s $1800 dollar 1×1. An onboard dimmer offers seamless power variation from 0-100%. Keep your shoots portable with the built-in battery plate, or power your R-300 through the wide-voltage DC jack to keep the juice running all day. (60 min with a Sony NP-F550 battery) Battery and AC Adapter Sold Separately. I use the ac adapters that came with my Seagate Backup Plus hard drives.

R-300 LED Light

R-300 LED Light

Quickly modify your light with two magnetic filters that easily snap on and off the face of your light. This is a great light to be used both on camera as a ring light and off camera as a stand light.

I’ve performed some basic comparisons of the output and spread and it shows that it does not carry the same slightly green cast which is common for inexpensive LED lights. The real true benefit of this light is the cheaper price of the R-300, smaller and lighter form factor, and the ability to power with inexpensive Sony NPF batteries. I like this set of lights for lightweight traveling.

You can find the R-300 LED Ring lights via F&V product page (Click Here).

There was a occasional problem that I will show in the video below and I found a solution.


(1x) R-300 LED Ring Light
(1x) L-Shape Mounting Bracket
(1x) Magnetic Diffusion Filter
(1x) Magnetic Tungsten Filter

LED Count: 300
Light Output (LUX @ 1 meter): 1950 LX
Correlated Color Temp (CCT): 5600K
Light Beam Angle: 65°
Power Variation: 0-100%
CRI (Ra): ≥85%
1/4″-20 female thread on underside for mounting capabilities.

Adorama Umbrella

Adorama has a translucent umbrella that can be used on this light discounted at this link.

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4 Responses to A Bright Idea

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  3. Toni Gino says:

    I noticed the light is hooked up to a Canon can this be used on a Nikon?