Adorama now have the Speedlight Partner LED video / modelling light available under their Flashpoint house brand, for $39.95 including Lithium-ion battery and charger.
We first came across the Speedlight Partner a little over a year ago. Though it was difficult to find any accessible sellers, and prices where also generally over the $60 mark.
The Flashpoint Speedlight Partner (or CL-SLP), feature two 5 Watt LED lights, and can be used as a video light, modelling light, or even just to assist with focusing in low light.
The Speedlight Partner delivers flicker free 5600k daylight color, with a CRI > 80%, and a wide 80 degree spread of light.
Power is via a NB-2LH Lithium-ion battery commonly used in the early Canon Rebel XT / XTi DSLR’s, and a number of Canon Powershot camera models.
The compact lithium-ion battery offering a lot of power, while keeping the weight down to a low 120 grams for the complete unit.
Run time of the Speedlight Partner appears to vary anywhere from 30 minutes up to 70 minutes, depending on the capacity and quality of the battery used.
The Speedlight Partner has two power levels, the with second level being 20% brighter than the first.
And there is also a Super AF assist mode which provides a brighter light for just 7 to 8 seconds. A handy battery level indicator is also included.
The Speedlight Partner is attached to the speedlight head with a simple adjustable rubber strap. Rubber padding on the base of the unit grips to the flash head securely.
There are likely quite a number of LED torches, or bicycle lights etc, which could possibly be strapped to a flash head and be used in a similar way now.
Though the Speedlight Partner appear to be designed quite well for this specific purpose, and they also really look like they belong mounted on the flash head.
It would have been ideal if the battery was also used with more current DSLR’s, though not everyone could be catered for there anyway.
So the Speedlight Partner are still really looking to be a pretty decent compact video / modeling light option.
Those with a keen eye may have also noticed the flash units pictured with the Speedlight Partner are the Godox V850 / V860. So this could possibly be a sign that Adorama may be adding these to the Flashpoint range in the near future as well.
FlashPoint LED Lights –
As well as these great looking new circular LED panels, which can run off AC or portable DC power packs –
Price and Availability –
The Flashpoint CL-SLP Speedlight Partner are available now from Adorama for $39.95 with battery and charger.
The full range of Adorama’s new Flashpoint LED lights can be seen here.