Matt writes in and shares a YouTube video comparison between two Switronix LED lights [Thanks Matt]. One is of the original TL-50 put up gainst their latest TorchLED Bolt. The TL-50 is not a shabby light, so you should take this as a good reference of how much brighter the BOLT LED video light would be to other common On-Camera LED lights.
Switronix states that the new BOLT 16-LED light is powerful enough to use as a fill light outdoors and features a brightness and throw (40-50') that puts it in the range of halogen lights. The Bolt is powered by Sony L-Series Batteries, or Powertap DC input, and the Bi-Color bulbs can adjust color temperature from 3000K-6000K or a mix of in between.
Thanks for the heads up on this Emm, I ordered mine & it comes with a free Battery system until Dec. paid $299.00 (CRI is 89). You need to put up a tip jar!
@Adam - I've used both lights. The Bolt has a further throw and more light output. But you can also buy several 312 LED lights for the price of one BOLT, and some people don't need the far throw. The BOLT has better CRI (color) than the 312 which has a slightly green tint. There's pros and cons to each.
I wonder how it compares to the LED 312AS Camcorder Light.. I've been very happy with this..
Anyone compare this to the Z96 lights yet?
Wow that is bright and directional.