New Affordable Super Bright LED Light HDV-Z96

Posted on 8/11/2010 7:10:00 PM

Brought to you by your trusted US reseller, LA Color Pros introduces the new HDV-Z96 800 lux LED light.

Brand new 800 lux 5500K Z96 LED light kit features 96 super super bright LED bulbs in an affordable price. The light equipped with a fuller dimmer control, and two magnetic filters: Tungsten filter for matching indoor lighting fixture color temperature, Diffuse Filter for soften diffused spread output.
Now you can order the light from us with domestic warranty. Also, do not have to wait for 2 to 3 weeks for the light to be shipped to you from Asia without any tracking information.
You can order the HDV-Z96 LED Light Kit at L.A. Color Pros.


Super Bright 800 LUX Lighting

The HDV-Z96 is about 40% brighter than most other LED Panels available for a fraction of the cost. It delivers 5600K day light color balance LED output. The wide 16:9 form factor allows the HDV-Z96 to produce a wider, softer light spread without creating any hot spots.

Dimmable 25-100%

The HDV-Z96 produces a flicker free light and has a rear facing dimmer knob that can be adjusted from 25% - 100%.

Expandable Link System

The HDV-Z96 has an expandable link system where you can attach multiple units together using the included link brackets.

Flexible Battery Support

The HDV-Z96 has built-in battery support to be powered using a single Sony L Series DV Battery including NP-F570, NP-F770, NP-F970 batteries, 5 AA batteries, or AC power.

Magnetic Filter Plates System

The HDV-Z96 has magnetic filter plates that simply snap onto the front of the LED light. Included is both a 3200K daylight to tungsten warming filter and a white diffusion filter. The HDV-Z96 comes equipped with a swivel shoe mount that is perfect for mounting on any DV or DSLR camera.


Power Consumption : 7W
Illumination : 800lux
Color Temperature : 5600K (3200K with included warming filter)
Beam angle : 65 degrees
Size : 127x75x45mm
Net Weight : 188g
Power supply : 5xAA batteries, Sony compatible F570, F770, F970 batteries
Shoe moutable: Yes with included shoe bracket.
Bottom screw : 3/8"

What's in the Box

   Z96 LED Light
   Diffuse filter
   Warming/Tungsten filter
   Shoe adapter bracket
   Stack mount socket
   User Manual



Posted by Dave on 8/11/2010 8:26:00 PM Taky. Would you please help us compare the Z96 here with the Pro160

Replied by LA Color Pros Basically Pro160 gives higher lux output (900lux compared to 800lux). Z96 is a little bit more compact in size. Pro160 takes 5 types of batteries or AA batteries. Z96 takes only Sony L-series battery or AA batteries. The construction of Z96 is sturdier.
Posted by Dave on 8/11/2010 10:07:00 PM Thanks. And I think it the stringing together of multiple units may be unique to the Z96. Yes?
Are they the same manufacturer?

Replied by LA Color Pros Dave, they are made by different manufacturers.
Posted by Dave on 8/11/2010 10:09:00 PM Oh, and I see why you put up the cheesycam video. There's the nice comparison.
I'll get one. Thanks.
Posted by San on 8/12/2010 2:20:00 AM Hi, how does this light compare to the Comer 900 interms of picture quality?

Replied by LA Color Pros San, I would consider this light in the class of Pro 126/160. It is still 5600K color temperature which you will need to use the orange filter for sure when shooting indoor. Comer is 4500K. It is ready to be used indoor without any filter. The built and construction is more solid on the Comer. Z96 beats the Comer only with a full dimmer.
Posted by paul slabaugh on 8/12/2010 11:26:00 PM Is there less of a green look to this light? (as compared to the 160). Many of us find that spike in the green wavelength hard to deal with ... it's an odd hue for LED's. Such a green spike diminishes chances for good color rendering regardless of filtering. Full spectrum, thus color reflection, just isn't there.
ps... You have an unusual level of candidness and honesty and I trust doing business with you. I just don't like that 160's light quality...despite good brightness and coverage.
Posted by Laurie on 11/22/2010 9:36:00 PM Does the 96 come with a hotshoe mount for Nikon (D700)?

Replied by LA Color Pros Laurie, it comes with a standard accessory shoe mount. If your camera uses standard shoe size, then it will fit.
Posted by Joseph on 2/8/2011 2:54:00 AM Is there less of a green look to this light? (as compared to the 160). Many of us find that spike in the green wavelength hard to deal with ... it's an odd hue for LED's. Such a green spike diminishes chances for good color rendering regardless of filtering. Full spectrum, thus color reflection, just isn't there.

Replied by LA Color Pros HDV-Z96 does not have the green spike as in the Pro126 and Pro160 light. However, they are both inexpensive lighting options. For better color rendering and post color space processing, you should consider professional LED lights.
Posted by seroquel on 9/5/2011 7:04:00 AM Thanks for tris interesting information! I found it very useful =)
Posted by Dan Roujansky on 5/20/2012 10:15:00 PM Can someone please tell me if there is any difference between the Z96 & HDV-Z96 LED Camera lights. They appear to be the same. I will ultimately be creating strip and panel lights with more than one.

Replied by LA Color Pros If the manufacturer is F&V, then Z96 and HDV-Z96 are the same light.
Posted by Dan Roujansky on 5/20/2012 10:42:00 PM In comparing the Z96 & HDV-Z96, the Z96 (which comes with battery, case, recharger and light) is made by Vidpro while HDV-Z96 could be F&V. Could they be the same manufacturer by another name? Is there a difference in manufacturers for this unit and which one should I look to buy for the best quality?

Replied by LA Color Pros From the outside, it looks they rebadge and bundle it with a carrying case, battery and charger in it.
Our NP-F570 (2 hrs) battery is only $17 and NP-F770 (4 hrs) battery is $27. Charger is only $16.
HDV-Z96 is more an inexpensive consumer/amateur level product. If you are looking for best quality, you should consider our Comer 900 or Comer 1800 lights.
Posted by Dan Roujansky on 5/20/2012 11:06:00 PM Your prices for batteries are very good! Which manufacturer makes your HDV-Z96? Also, I noticed that the price was $106.00 while others are selling it for about $60.00. What is the best price you can offer for this unit?
Thanks for all your assistance.

Replied by LA Color Pros Our HDV-Z96 is the all manufactured by the original F&V.
We cannot compete with price on eBay as we offer 1 year domestic warranty.
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