Neewer NL 660 Review

  • By: Mark J Draper
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Neewer NL660 Bi-Color LED Lights Review

Quick review of the Neewer NL 660 LED light which I've been using when filming reviews. The unit I was sent didn't come with any stands, but there are options ...

As someone who publishes videos on YouTube I’m always looking up my game and have been using the Neewer NL 660 LED when filming.

Kindly sent to me to review by Neewer, there are a number of variations available. I’ve been sent the basic model which has the light only, you can also buy it with batteries, stands etc depending on your needs.

It arrived snugly fitted in it’s in a carry case fully assembled and first impressions were good, it looks and feels like a quality bit of kit.

The front panel is taken up with 660 LEDs (hence the NL 660 name), with each line alternating between white LEDs and yellow LEDs. Barn doors and a U bracket are pre-installed to allow you to easily adjust the light focus.

Around the back are the main controls: a dimmer for the white light, dimmer for the yellow light and a power switch. I really like that Neewer have added the option to power this via 2 F-970 batteries, meaning you don’t need a power outlet to use this light, perfect for outdoor filming/photography.

The power switch has 3 modes, off, mains power or battery power, it keeps things nice and simple so you don’t accidentally run down your batteries instead of using mains power.

The sample I was sent didn’t include a stand, I used a stand from my existing softboxes (the recently reviewed Mountdog softbox kit). I found the included power cable was too short and when on a stand the length left the power brick dangling in the air.

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I’m not that experienced in using lights, the NL 660 light was very easy to set up and adjust to help enhance the videos I’ve shot. The dimmers offer great control over both the yellow and white LEDs, you can just use one, the other or mix them together and I’ve used all combinations in different situations.

As well as using this light when filming people I’ve also used it when filming products and in all situations I’ve found it helps enhance the shot once you set the correct lighting level (it can go very bright which can create a washed out look if the subject is too close).

Compared to my existing softboxes this is much easier to move around and set up, it doesn’t weigh much and the compact size means it’s easy to move into different locations.

If you’re looking to up your video quality I highly recommend the Neewer NL 660, it offers excellent value for money and gives great results. If you’ve no existing lighting equipment I recommend spending a little more and getting a bundle that includes a stand, and if filming outdoors make sure to get a bundle with the battery packs.

Neewer 2 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit Includes:(2)3200-5600K CRI 96+ Dimmable Light with U Bracket and Barndoor, (2)74.8 inches Light Stand for Studio Photography Video Shooting

£201.99
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Features

  • Kit includes: (2)Bi-color LED Video Light with U Bracket and Barndoor, (2)White Diffuser, (2)Power Adapter, (2)Power Cable, (2)36.2 inches/92 centimeters-74.8 inches/190 centimeters Adjustable Light Stand
  • With 330 White and 330 Yellow LED long lasting bulbs, this light illuminates a variable white balance from Tungsten-Daylight 3200-5600K Color Temperature; U-mount Bracket enables the photographers to adjust the lighting angle according to the shooting environment
  • The video light is made of excellent quality aluminum alloy showing simple elegant appearance; Can be placed directly on the light stand, ground or desk, providing multiple shooting solutions, more convenient for your creation work
  • The light is powered by AC Adapter (included) or NP-F550 NP-F970 Li-ion battery(not included); Attaching barn doors to light sources creates a beam spread of light; Comes with a white diffuser to soften the harsh light
  • Adjustable Light Stand: Height ranges from 36.2 inches/92 centimeters to 74.8 inches/190 centimeters; Solid locking capabilities ensure the safety of your lighting equipment when in use

Neewer Professional Metal Bi-color LED Video Light for Studio, YouTube, Product Photography, Video Shooting, Durable Metal Frame, Dimmable 660 Beads, with U Bracket and Barndoor, 3200-5600K, CRI 96+

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Features

  • 660 LED BULBS: With 330 White and 330 Yellow LED long lasting bulbs, this light illuminates a variable white balance from Tungsten-Daylight from 3200 to 5600K
  • U-MOUNT BRACKET: Enables the photographers to adjust the lighting angle according to the shooting environment
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL and MULTI-USE: Made of excellent quality aluminum alloy showing simple elegant appearance; Can be placed directly on the light stand, ground or desk, providing multiple shooting solutions, more convenient for your creation work
  • AC/DC POWER OPTIONS: Power with AC Adapter (included) or NP-F550 NP-F970 Li-ion battery(not included), or V-Lock Mount external battery (battery sold separately)
  • Attaching barn doors to light sources creates a beam spread of light; Comes with a white diffusing cloth to soften the harsh light and a carrying bag to store the light and accessories

Neewer Dimmable Bi-color 660 LED Video Light 3200-5600K with U Bracket and Barndoor,2 Pieces Rechargeable Li-ion Battery and USB Charger for DSLR Camera Photo Studio Photography,YouTube Video Shooting

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Features

  • Kit includes: (1) Bi-color 660 LED Video Light with U Bracket and Barndoor + (2) 7.4V 2600mAh Replacement Li-ion Batteries + (1)USB Battery Charger for Battery NP-FM50/FM70/FM90,QM71D,91D, NP-F500H/F55H + (1) Carrying Bag
  • Designed for photographers shooting in studio or making a video; Multiple ways to place, can be placed directly on the light stand, ground or desk
  • Bi-color Temperature: 660 LED Bulbs, 330 white and 330 yellow long lasting LED bulbs; this light illuminates a variable white balance from Tungsten-Daylight from 3200 to 5600K. High CRI: CRI≥96, can reveal the colors of various objects faithfully and give you a perfect shooting experience
  • Solid Construction: Consisted by metal material, sturdy and durable; Attaching barndoors create a beam spread of light; Comes with a white diffusing cloth to soften the harsh light
  • Double Power Solutions: Apart from included power adapter, the 2 pieces replacement batteries and battery charger can offer extra power when you are shooting, no need to worry about the break off of the video light

Neewer 2 Packs Professional Metal Bi-color LED Video Light for Studio, YouTube, Product Photography, Video Shooting, Durable Metal Frame, Dimmable 660 Beads, with U Bracket and Barndoor

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Features

  • 660 LED BULBS: With 330 White and 330 Yellow LED long lasting bulbs, this light illuminates a variable white balance from Tungsten-Daylight from 3200 to 5600K
  • U-MOUNT BRACKET: Enables the photographers to adjust the lighting angle according to the shooting environment
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL and MULTI-USE: Made of excellent quality aluminum alloy showing simple elegant appearance; Can be placed directly on the light stand, ground or desk, providing multiple shooting solutions, more convenient for your creation work
  • AC/DC POWER OPTIONS: Power with AC Adapter (included) or NP-F550 NP-F970 Li-ion battery(not included), or V-Lock Mount external battery (battery sold separately)
  • Attaching barn doors to light sources creates a beam spread of light; Comes with a white diffusing cloth to soften the harsh light and a carrying bag to store the light and accessories