The Best Portable Film Lights To Take On The Road

If you’re curious to learn more about your options when it comes to the best portable film lighting to take with you on the road, then you’ve come to the right place. This post was inspired by an older post I found on videomaker a few days ago.


In general, it’s important to choose something that’s relatively lightweight, especially if you’re going to be lugging the equipment around with you on location. In this guide, we’re going to highlight a few of your best options, so by the time you’ve finished reading you’ll have a much better idea of which equipment is worth the money.

First of all, one of the top options available has to be Dedolights – and these are recommended by many industry experts, especially to students at a film school who need something to shoot low budget footage without sacrificing on the overall quality of your lighting. Of course, these lights can also comfortably fit inside a simple travel case, which is certainly very convenient when you’re traveling around or simply on the move from one location to another. However, these lights can be quite expensive – and may be too expensive for those on a tight budget.

Another option is the Aputure LED lights, which give you incredible color and decent power – while also being surprisingly compact and easy to carry around with you. These lights are widely used by students, who certainly seem to appreciate the improved affordability – and while they may not quite rival our primary option, they definitely give you good value for money whenever you’re in need of a quality portable lighting system that won’t let you down when you’re on the road.

Ultimately, the more compact and portable the lighting is, the more money you can expect to pay – so finding a compromise that suits your needs isn’t always easy.

However, if you follow the advice in this guide, you’ll be sure to discover a lighting system that suits your needs without breaking the bank.

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