Review - Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light

Cameras and lighting are two sides of the same coin. You've probably heard experienced photographers emphasize that lighting is the key to success. If you've ever wondered what it's all about, here's a little sample. Depending on the amount and type of light, you can completely change the look of the subject or the mood of the image. As you can imagine, sunlight can do very little for us. But if you're anything like these veterans, you probably want to closely control the light that falls on your subjects.

The thing is: solutions come in all shapes and sizes. You can buy huge studio lights that take up half the space in your studio. Or you can choose the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED video light. It is as bright as a giant strobe light and yet light as a feather compared to these gigantic lights.

Without further ado, let's see how this video light can help vloggers, filmmakers and even live streamers.


Ulanzi has always been an advocate of innovation and creativity. But of all our values, we value our love for everything related to photography. That's why we're constantly tinkering and refining new and better products in our laboratories. To get you up to speed, let's compare our 10" RGB LED video light with our VL120 RGB LED video light.

Let's start this round with the color temperature of these lights. Despite the price difference, the 10" and VL120 offer 2500-9000K CCT. Typically, when using portable video lights, you need to adjust the coolness or warmth of the image in post-production. However, this is not a problem with both lights.

Next you get 360° RGB Full Color Creative Atmosphere with both lights. With the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED video light, you can not only adjust the color field as you like, but also use the HSI mode to create different atmospheres. In theory, that might not sound like much. But once you see it in action, you'll realize you don't have to go anywhere else for versatile moods. This light is enough to create any environment you want from your room. Filmmakers and livestreamers will know how difficult it can be to get this device to work properly. Luckily, the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light has this covered too.

Creative freedom

And now comes the best: Both lights are the result of our innovation. To demonstrate the ingenuity of our creation, we give you complete creative control. And all with just a single switch. You read that right, with a single switch you can switch between 20 dynamic lighting effects. These include police car, television, ambulance, strobe, candle and many more. With a single touch, you can quickly simulate 20 versatile environments with immersive lighting.

With the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light, you get a true recreation of the real colorful world. Reading this line may not have had the desired effect. Imagine setting up a perfect studio and buying an expensive lamp. However, it is either too bright or too dim, so it messes up the tones. There is no other way to say it than that this is exactly what destroys the essence of photography and videography. Getting the colors right is half the battle. As always, we've got you covered. In contrast to conventional brighteners, the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light offers you a CRI 95+ video light. For those who want to keep it simple, this means that the shades and mood come out ideal.

The Details

As the saying goes, the devil is in the details. In this case, we offer you precision and class with our attention to detail. The Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light is made from one piece. For the minimalists, it is pure bliss. For the style conscious among you, it will blend in with the rest of your gear.

It continues with a high-resolution mini display on the back of both lights. The Ulanzi 10" RGB LED video light has an OLED panel. But the functionality of both lights is almost the same. It offers you a quick insight into the current mode and settings of the light.

Up to this point, both lights were almost identical. However, from now on we will see some changes in design and functionality between the two. The very first thing you will notice is the design. The Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light has four buttons near the OLED display on the back: power button, shift button, mode button and two brightness buttons. The VL120, on the other hand, has a power button, a mode dial, and a brightness dial on the shorter side of the light.

In addition, both lights support Type-C charging, making them compatible with almost all of your devices. There is a 1/4" extension screw connector on one side that allows you to connect the light to any stand or device.

Portability and functionality

Before we get into portability, here's a stark contrast between the capabilities of these two lights. Although the lighting angle of both lights is 120°, they differ in the number of lamp balls. The Ulanzi VL120 offers 120 beads, while the Ulanzi 10" has a whopping 266 beads with high color rendering. To be fair, the price difference justifies the big difference between these lamps. But there are no two opinions about which lamp is better for professional tasks.

And here is the crucial information. The VL120 has a generous 3100mAH battery capacity, enough to handle a significant amount of work. However, the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED video light beats them by far with a capacity of 8000 mAH. Simply put, at high brightness you'll still last a solid 120 minutes. And what's even better is that you can also use the light while charging via the C-type cable.

Finally, the Ulanzi 10" weighs only 488 g and is 19 mm thick. We don't really need to say anymore because you already know what to expect. But for the purposes of this review, this compact profile offers unparalleled performance in an easy-to-carry package.

So which light should you buy?

If you've scrolled this far, you've probably already formed an opinion. In summary, the VL120 is an excellent light at a great price. It is currently listed for €47.94, which is a bargain at this price. However, if you want more, the Ulanzi 10" RGB LED Video Light is for you. More lamp balls, a larger battery and a cleaner design are just some of the improved details you can get for just €59.95.

No matter which model you choose, one thing is certain. They have been crafted with care to provide the ultimate value for the price. Don't forget to let us know what you think when you use our products. We would be happy if you let us know how our products help you or how you can improve your work in the studios.

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