Here's an interesting find from reader impoze. [Thanks impoze] It's an Aputure 160 LED video light + Sony NPF-970 battery on sale right now for under $19 bucks. The LED light alone is usually over $30 dollars. As pointed out, it's almost cheaper than buying a Sony battery alone. Of course, there's no charger, but you can find many generic chargers for under $6 bucks.
Sony NPF Battery Charger
You can find the combo deal for this Aputure 160 LED light + Sony NPF-970 battery on sale right now + free Economy Shipping on eBay following the link (click here).
Aputure Amaran 160 LED Video Light + Sony Sony NP-F970
Got no light, but a refund. My guess: the price was a mistake, they never sent anything and tried avoid negative votes by claiming they've sent and resent it until everybody agrees on a refund. Not the best experience, but one can do very much worse...
Hi eroded, so we're in the same boots. By the way, did you receive the refund? I have not (well, not yet anyway), so now I'm kinda angry. Very bad experience with this seller, sorry to say, but that's the truth.
wtf same deal here
they have sent a replacement and that hasnt arrived either
im starting to think the whole thing is a scam
2 months later & no lights
something tells me they didnt intend to sell these at such a low price & are pretending they haven't arrived when they havent sent them at all :/
Yeah, so I was offered a refund, because it did not arrive... too bad, I wanted the light and the grip instead.
I wonder if any of us received the lights, because same story happened with me... never received them, then they offered to resend of refund, of course I wanted them to resend. Oh, and by the way, not only the lights didn't arrive, but a camera grip too. So even if there's a counterfeiting issue with the lights, the grip should have arrived by now... they were a separate order (at least I ordered them separately, but maybe they put the 2 items in one package, who knows). So now I'm waiting for this second package, hopefully it arrives next week.
Probably because of the counterfeit Sony NP-F970
Yep. Wonder if they knew they were about to be hit with a counterfeiting notice, hence the mad price drop.
UPDATE: I never received the lights. They are giving me a refund plus $5 today. 🙁
I would MUCH rather have the lights. I'm sad
I live in Louisville, KY in the United States.
Where are you based? Wondering if they didn't leave Hong Kong at all if it's a counterfeiting issue?
TBH who are the original manufacturers of these lights anyway? They're like a copy of a copy of a copy.
I just emailed them today as well. same story with my order. i have never received it. i ordered 3. they keep telling me to just wait and they will send me a refund if the package doesnt clear customs.
id MUCH rather have the lights
Just contacted LinkDelight as it's been a full month since ordering and no sign of light. (Rods arrived a week back) It seems they're having issues with their kit being stopped at customs for copyright infringement.
(I'm UK based, no confirmation from UK customs that they have my light)
Not just impoverished film-makers following your posts here.
It's now over $60... Is it still worth it?
I bought this a few months ago, when it was $56 or something and I can tell you it has a very strong green cast, next to say a 500 LED light from Fancier. But even with a naked eye you can notice it.
wow, featured on cheesycam! feel so honoured haha
didn't realise it would end so fast and my friend missed out
Bought two to complement my 312s. Thanks Emm!
Damn, that was fast.
Been searching for the perfect LCD light lately... no idea what to purchase. For 2 x 160 LED lights + 2 x Batteries for under $35 AUD delivered I just had to snap it up!
Wow, that was over pretty quick! Missed it...
Yay!!!! Got one! Thanks Emm!
Jus a question, the battery works with any charger in that ebay Sony NPF charger link u gave right?
Darn, the listing ended.
Lol, from where I come from, a single LED is about 120 USD and the battery is another 40.
Got 4 of them when I saw this post, seems they are sold out already 😛
Bought one just for kicks! hahahahaha. Thanks Emm!
Oh, actually it will, I can avoid buying more chargers. Great!
Just bought 3!!
Thank you so much!!!!
I have NPF55- batteries and chargers (arrived with 312 LED), it wouldn't help me, right?
Wow, thank you!