Looking for the perfect LED to light up your next shoot without going over budget? Check out these 7 LEDs that are sure to illuminate your upcoming videos.

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On-Camera LEDs are perfect for use in dark locations when shooting on the go, such as weddings, parties, or nighttime field reporting. In addition, a well-balanced LED can be used as a fill light without overpowering the key light.

While lighting equipment can get expensive when it comes to tungsten bulbs or fresnel kits, these small but powerful LEDs can help light your subject in all kinds of situations.

Vidpro Professional Photo & Video LED Light Kit

LED On-Camera Lights for Under $200

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The Vidpro LED kit is one of your typical on-camera light kits with individual LED nodes across a panel. This light features a dimmer on the back of the light, and a carrying case full of accessories such as magnetic filters, a battery, and a charger. With all of the goodies included, it’s a worth-while package.

Price – $119

Apture Amaran AL-M9

LED On-Camera Lights for Under $200

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The AL-M9 is the perfect light to keep in an on-the-go camera kit. The LED boasts 9 SMD light beads that creates a very high illuminance for a credit-card sized light. Additionally, this LED has an integrated battery that charges with a conventional USB charger. Truly a fitting tool for the traveling videographer to have in his arsenal.

Price – $45

ikan iLED6 Zoom ENG LED On-Camera Light

LED On-Camera Lights for Under $200

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One of the more unconventional on-camera lights in this list, the iLED6 mimics the shape of your typical tungsten fresnel lights. This LED includes barn doors to adjust where your light falls, along with an adjustable focus ring that can change your light path from spot to flood. It also features a diffusion gel and CTO gel attached to the opposite sides of the barn doors for convenient and speedy adjustments.

Price – $199

Genaray LED-2100 36 LED Compact On-Camera Light

LED On-Camera Lights for Under $200

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Who says power can’t come in small packages? This tiny yet powerful LED has a 40 watt equivalent light intensity, which is powerful enough to light close subjects in a dark space. Unfortunately, this light does not feature a dimmer, nor gels to adjust its light temperature. Consider this light a low-budget option to keep in your camera bag in case of emergencies.

Price – $29.99

Lume Cube 1500 Lumen Light

LED On-Camera Lights for Under $200

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Coming in at only 1.5 inches, this powerful little cube is the perfect companion to your Go-Pro or drone set-up. Find the perfect amount of light with its adjustable 1-1500 lumen dimmer. This is one of the only on-camera LEDs that is light enough to attach to a drone, and it’s also waterproof up to 100 ft., making it fit for several types of outdoor shoots.

Price – $79.99

VILTROX L132T

LED On-Camera Lights for Under $200

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The VILTROX L132T, in my opinion, is the best deal for an on-camera LED. This light includes a color temperature adjustment knob, which completely eliminates the need for gels. It also includes a dimmer for intensity adjustments and a display for battery life, light intensity percentage, and light temperature. Typical LED’s with these kinds of features will usually run up to $300-500. It does not include batteries or an AC adapter, but at such a low price you will easily have room in your budget to purchase some extra batteries.

Price – $35.99

YONGNUO YN300 Air LED Camera Video Light

LED On-Camera Lights for Under $200

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The YONGNUO YN300 is a great selection if you are looking for a light to keep with your DSLR kit. It features an adjustable brightness dial and a large color temperature range to select from. Just like the VILTROX, you will need to buy separate batteries, but fear not, since this compact LED is a great find.

Price – $39.76