Work flashlight vs AD200 flash

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Bman70 Regular Member • Posts: 165
Work flashlight vs AD200 flash

Just for fun, I wanted to try out my Ledlenser P18R Work LED flashlight as a continuous lighting source. According to its specs, it's around 5000k temperature. 3 brightness modes - 70 lumen, 1000 lumen, and 2600 lumen. (Run time on high approx 3 hours.)

There's also a "boost" mode of 4500 lumens which can run 10 seconds.

It's supposedly flicker-free constant lighting, so could be good for video if it works nicely.

The flash was my trusty Godox AD200, 200W flash with temperature around 5600k. It was in TTL mode.

I put both lights (not at the same time) in my 32-inch Neewer reflective softbox. The lights faced in so they were reflecting off the back.

I didn't move the softbox while changing lights, so everything but the lighting source should be the same.

The Sony A6300 had a Sigma 30mm EX DN lens, f/3.2, ISO 400, 1/50 handheld. At first I shot with Auto White Balance by accident, but later changed it


1. With ambient light only:

2. With Ledlenser LED flashlight in medium (1000 lumen) mode, AWB:

3. With Godox AD200, TTL mode, AWB:

4. Ledlenser flashlight at medium (1000 lumen) with WB 4300k:

5. Godox AD200 flash, TTL, WB 4300k:

6. Lastly tried the Ledlenser flashlight in High mode (2600 lumen), WB 4300k. A bit overexposed, but it means I have room for lower ISO or faster shutter.

In conclusion, I'm pretty happy with how the Ledlenser held up. I did somewhat prefer the Godox coloring with Auto White Balance, but Lightroom could adjust that.

The flashlight fits great in a Bowens mount, is lightweight and uses a rechargeable battery, so it beats my high-wattage CFL bulbs in being portable. Until I can get a Profoto B10, this at least gives me some additional continuous lighting options.

 Bman70's gear list:Bman70's gear list
Sony a7 Sony a6300 Sony a7 IV Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN +5 more
Sony a6300
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