Minute Review – Cineroid LM400 LED Light

October 25th, 2015 Jump to Comment Section 5

For the last few months I’ve been using the Cineroid LM400 as my main documentary light and found it was a marvellous little LED solution. Check out our minute review on the Cineroid LM400.

Following my own “rule” that “what doesn’t fit my bag stays behind”, I was searching for a small yet powerful replacement for my traditional 1×1 LED light. The Cineroid LM400 proved to be perfect. It is powerful, has a CRI of 92 and is very easy to pack. In fact, if you have 3 of those, you can travel light knowing most if not all your documentary lighting requirements will be fulfilled.

The LM400 light kit comes with: Barndoors, yoke mount, diffusion filter, carry case,  AC adapter and power cord. You can also separately purchase a V or Gold mount adapter to power that LED light.

The main strengths of the Cineroid LM400 light:

  • Extremely compact yet powerful
  • Built-In 30-Step Dimmer
  • 120° Beam Angle
  • Variable colour temperature
  • DMX Compatible
  • Durable metal body
  • 4 x 1/4″-20 Mounting Holes
  • Can easily be defused

The weaknesses:

  • Buttons are a bit flimsy
  • The readout windows are on top making difficult to control
  • The Yoke is easy to bend and “lock position” is not “locked” (Cineroid informed me that they revised the yoke and it is now thicker and harder to bend).
  • Diffuser can be at times hard to install.

Cineroid LM400

All in all it is an excellent light that comes at a price. If you can justify purchasing it, go for it.
Highly recommended.

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