DigitalFoto recently launched a new RGB LED tube light: the DigitalFoto P200. This 20cm tube light is rain-proof, and it has a built-in 4000 mAh battery with a maximum run time of up to six hours. With a CRI over 95 and a maximum brightness of 500lm, let’s take a closer look at this versatile accent light that you can put nearly anywhere thanks to its built-in magnets.
LED tube lights are everywhere nowadays, and I already wrote about this new trend a few years ago. More recently, we saw dozens of LED tube lights hit the market, such as the Godox TL60, the Nanlite PavoTube II 6C, the Vibesta Peragos LED tube lights, and many more. This is great news for filmmakers because more competition usually means that prices will be dropping.
If you’re new to DigitalFoto: the Chinese company is known for making camera accessories at affordable prices, including tripods, gimbal supports like the THANOS-PRO II, and LED lights such as the Tree Frog pocket LED light that we discussed here. And now they are back with the P200: a compact RGB battery-powered LED tube light.
DigitalFoto P200 – Features
The P200 is a 20cm long RGB LED tube light. Of course, with such a small form factor, this fixture’s primary goal is not to act as your key light. These type of lights are usually best-suited as accent/background lights.
According to the company, it will give you an output of around 500lm at maximum brightness.
You can dim it from 0 to 100%, and the P200 can reach color temperatures ranging from 3000-6000K. Also, DigitalFoto claims that the CRI is over 95 and the TLCI is 97.
The P200 has a 4000 mAh built-in battery with a maximum run time of six hours at minimum power. The light has a USB Type-A port for charging, but you can also use it as a power bank with an output power of 5V/2.4A, which is enough for a smartphone.
Rain-Proof and Mounting Options
One of the main selling point of the DigitalFoto P200 is its IP65/Rain-proof rating, which could be useful under tough shooting conditions.
In terms of mounting options, the P200 has one 1/4″-20 mounting point at the bottom. Also, there are built-in magnets at the back of the lights so that you can stick them nearly anywhere. If you want to mount it on a non-magnetic surface, it includes an iron sheet in the box that you can gaff tape to the wall/ceiling and mount the P200.
Controls and Similarities
To control the P200, you have two choices: either via an App or a remote controller.
Obviously, the App gives you more control over your settings, and it can even control multiple units at the same time. I would’ve love to have physical buttons and a screen at the back of the fixture, similar to the Nanlite PavoTube II 6C.
Talking about similarities/comparison, below is a tab with all the differences between the Nanlite and the DigitalFoto LED tube lights.
As you can see, despite being smaller, the DigitalFoto P200 should run for a longer time than the Nanlite – it has more control options, it’s more compact but also a little bit less powerful.
Price and Availability
The DigitalFoto P200 is available now at an impressively affordable price of only $62.00.
For more information, please visit DigitalFoto’s website here.
What do you think about this new LED tube light option? What is your favorite LED tube light size? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!