I am not completely sure how to tag this video, but I am sure that it show at least one specific benefit of LED lights over any other type of light: Durability.
Filmmaker Nitsan Simantov took an Amaran AL-H160 for a spin and while the review does not cover CRI, color temperature or brightness, it does prove one thing and proves it very well. The AL-160 is one tough light.
What starts as an innocent light stand drop, evolves into using the LED as a punch bag, oar, golf ball and Frisbee – the light survived them all, albeit the batteries do fall off on impact every now and then.
While the review holds some entertainment value, (we definitely don’t recommend abusing your gear like this just to test it limits), it shows how far we have advanced in terms of making good gear available for hobbyist. The AL-H160 is rated at 95 CRI and costs less than $50. Show me a “pro” light that can match this sturdiness/CRI/price combination