10 Best Affordable Softbox Light For Video – Tested By Expert

In the quest to tidy, affordable softbox light for video can make the difference between an organized home and one heaped with mismatched boxes in the closets and garage.

Consumers have been using storage boxes to organize nearly every part of their lives: In homes, on the farm, at warehouses, and even for travel. Over the years, many users have bought numerous brands and styles of storage containers for different applications. Some have served faithfully for decades in storage sheds, while some were only good for a year before cracking.

The best affordable softbox light for video can lead to smarter living in your home. With a functional aesthetic, storage bins can declutter and organize. To find the ideal affordable softbox light for video available, we conducted hours of research and evaluated product models on durability, size, type of plastic, closures, and price.

Top 10 Bestaffordable softbox light for video : Editor’s Choice

 

List of 10 Best affordable softbox light for video: Selected and Tested by Experts

1. VL-81 LED Video Light w Softbox, Portable Light for Photography Cold Shoe On-Camera Video Lights CRI95+ 3200K-5600K Bi-Color 3000mAh Rechargeable Dimmable Vlog Light for DSLR Camera Camcorder Gopro

Features :

  • 81 Beads Fill Light with Softbox: The VL-81 LED video light is a upgraded version of VL49 2000mah led video light. It comes with 81 beads, CRI95 + 3200k-5600k, brighter, bigger angle. Softbox design, not dazzling
  • Warm Light and White Light Adjustable: 41 white light beads + 40 warm light beads, color temperature 3200K-5600K, can be adjusted quickly according to the change of application scenario. Built-in lithium battery Type-C interface charging
  • Rechargeable Camera Led Light: 3000mAh built-in lithium battery: Charging time is 3 hours, maximum brightness output is up to 150 minutes, minimum brightness output is up to 480 minutes
  • 3 Cold Shoe Mount:The VL81 camera light is designed with 3 cold shoe, enable to connect multiple lights for brighter lighting; and it can be mounted a microphone, work as vlog filming light for gopro camera dslr iphone smartphone DJI Osmo Mobile
  • Portable Light for Photograph: the VL81 camera light is very portable, super mini only 7.6*8.9*2.5cm/3*3.5*0.1in, ultra lightweight only 120g/4.2oz. And it has a hot shoe, enable to work as on camera light, extremely convenient for photograph
  • Shooting lighting Vlog Video Light: Compatible with Sony a6300/a6400/a6500/a6600, Canon, Nikon, DJI osmo pocket/osmo action/osmo mobile 2 3 ZHIYUN smooth 4 q Gopro hero 8 7 6 5 Max. Travel Record Life Record YouTube Video Selfie Food Photography Live Broadcast TikTok For Filmmaking youtube

2. YICOE Softbox Lighting Kit Photography Photo Studio Equipment Continuous Lighting System with 5700K Energy Saving Light Bulb for Portraits Fashion Advertising Photo Shooting Video

Features :

  • ❃New LED Light Bulb & light beads❃ Our new LED energy-saving light bulbs have 30 high-quality light beads inside, bring you a brighter and clearer lightness, long service life and less fragile than the traditional soft box bulb. Energy saving up to 80% compared to incandescent bulbs of similar output.The color temperature can be adjusted from 2800K to 5700K easily and the bulb has a wide brightness dimming range from 1% to 100%.
  • ❃2×Remote Control (1 FOR BONUS)❃ You can turn on / off the light and adjust the brightness and color temperature of the softbox lighting by a remote control. No need to very near the soft light box when you want to adjust it. Save your time also. In addition, we will give away a remote control. So you have two remote controls to use. When one of the remote controls is damaged, you can use the other to operate. The remote control is not equipped with battery,please buy it yourself.
  • ❃Dimmable Tricolor Light & Suitable for Multiple Scenarios❃ The lighting kit featured with 3 color light modes: white,warm yellow,warm white and yellow. You can freely change the color of the light to meet your different needs. This photography lighting kit is suitable for multiple scenarios,such as Youtube/Vlog Video shooting,live streaming and makeup,portrait photography,fashion photo studio,home daily photo shooting, children’s photo shoots, tiktok shooting and product photography.
  • ❃Rotatable Lamp Holder & Adjustable Light Stand❃ The studio softbox can rotate 210°,providing you with the suitable light from different angles,making your photos or video more perfect. The tripod stand can extend from 26 inches to 78 inches with a 3-section column design, you can quickly install and disassemble them.If you have any problem with our product,please feel free to contact us.
  • ❃High Quality Materials❃ The light tripod is made of premium aluminum alloy, more solid and stable. The softbox is made of premium cloth and high quality reflector material,which is more thinner and softer and makes the reflected light brighter. Softbox diffuses the light and gives you perfect even lighting when you need for the best shots possible.With E27 socket, you can directly connect light bulbs, fluorescent lamps, or slave flash to offer the light.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 6.8897637725
Width 9.448818888
Length 27.55905509
Weight 8.2893810512

3. VIJIM VL120 LED on Camera Video Light,Mini Bi-Color LED Camera Light,Portable Photography Lighting w 6 Color Filters, 3100mAh Rechargeable CRI 95+ 3200K-6500K Dimmable LED Panel Light for DSLR Camera

Features :

  • 【120 HIGH CRI95+ LED BEADS】The VIJIM VL120 on camera video light adopts 120pcs High Quality Color Rendering Index 95+ beads and the Max Brightness up to 1250Lux, Truly restore the color of the object,reducing the workload of post-coloring.Stepless dimmable 3200-6500k,Warm and Cold Bi-color temperature and 10%- 100% brightness are adjustable in one switch. All needs like portrait, nature, YouTube and indoor shooting can be satisfied
  • 【COLORFUL SHOOTING EFFECT】Comes with 6 color filters (pink, red, yellow,purple,green,and blue), they can provide softer and colorful lighting; You can change the color of the light through the 6 kind filters to create cool photos and videos(Note: Color filters need to be used with the silicon soft cover. Please insert the color filter to the silicon cover firstly )
  • 【SOFT LIGHT, PROTECT YOUR EYES】Comes with Silicone Cover makes the lights very soft and not dazzling. And it will protect your eyes. As a multifunctional mini photography fill light, it is ideal for selfie, vlog, still-life, wedding, portrait, children’s photography and youtube video,It is an essential fill light in your camera bag !
  • 【LONG LASTING & FAST CHARGING】Built-in 3100mAh lithium rechargeable battery and USB Type-C charging port, it can be full-charge in about 2h, and offer a 150-minute operation at 100% brightness,over 15 hours for 10% brightness.It supports the fast charge via QC3.0/QC2.0/FCP intelligent charge.Surpport charging while in use
  • 【What you get】1*VL120 video light, 6*Color Filters,1* Type-c charging cable,1*Silicone Cover, 1*Universal base,1*Manual.VIJIM provide 1 year replacement service and lifetime friendly after-sales service for video light, If you have any problems,please contract us via the the Contact Seller button in the Your Orders section,we will provide you a satisfactory solution within 24 hours.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Weight 0.2425084882

4. 【Upgrade LED】 MOUNTDOG Softbox Lighting Kit, Photography Studio Light with 19.7″X27.5″ Reflector and 3 Colors Temperature 45W Bulb with Remote, Professional Photo Studio Equipment for Portrait Video

Features :

  • 【Updated LED bulbs】 MOUNTDOG Softbox Photography Lighting Kitupdates the LED bulb, which is more energy efficient compared with other bulbs. It uses ABS material and will not break, thus increasing its long service life. Besides, the softbox lighting kit has 140 LED bulbs, which is more suitable for professional photography.
  • 【Three modes of adjustment】With white, warm,and cold light, you can adjust the LED bulb in three modes, and the color temperature of 2800-5700k can be adjusted. We are equipped with a remote control, which can be used within a space of 7-8 meters. Different color temperatures are used for a wider range of scenarios.
  • 【Applicable occasions】210 degree adjustable soft light box, adjustable bracket(Max: 200 cm / 80”, Min:140 cm /55”)The products are suitable for professional photography companies, photography studios, individual photography enthusiasts, people who have high requirements for photo lighting and aesthetic.
  • 【what will you get】1*19.7″X27.5″ Studio Softbox,1 x Lightstand 8′ tall,1*45watt bulb containing 140 LED beads,1* remote control for adjusting light and color temperature.The installation has no complicated process and is very easy to install. It can be completed within 5 minutes.
  • 【what do we offer you】90 days product problem free product replacement, any installation problems can contact us. We specialize in photographic equipment and accessories for 5 years, any professional questions can contact us.

Additional Info :

Color white -1

5. SH Softbox Lighting Kit Studio Lights LED Photography Lighting Equipment with 2 Remote Dimming 6000K Bulbs for Photography, Vlogging, Podcast, Video, Live Stream, Film etc.

Features :

  • 【Upgraded Bulbs Life Longer】2 LED photography lighting bulbs, containing 30 energy-saving lamp beads, longer life, up to 50,000 hours, compared with the traditional studio light bulbs, more robust, to bring you a dimmable photography experience, with warm, white, cool 3 color modes, the softbox light color temperature can be adjusted from 3000K to 6000K, photography softbox light bulb brightness dimming range of 20%- 50%-100%.
  • 【PET Reflector Material】the soft box using high-quality PET material, which can achieve good reflective effect, maintaining a perfect diffuse angle, soften the softbox light , the inner surface of the thin strip to reduce the loss of light, so that the light is evenly distributed, and at the same time can prevent water in the external photo lighting shooting.
  • 【Rotatable 210°Head & Adjustable Stand】The photography light box can be rotated 210°to provide diverse photographic needs. Like photography, photo shooting ,video lighting, camera light, vlogging lighting etc. Softbox stands are made of aluminum alloy, it has a good strength and stability. The light stand can be adjust from 2.2ft/70cm to 2.6ft/120cm.
  • 【Photography Lighting Kit Included】Our softbox lighting kit include:2x E27 socket led light bulbs; 2x height-adjustable softbox light stand; 2x softbox head; 2x remote controller;1xportable carrying bag. (Controlled by only one remote control, the other as a back-up.)
  • 【24-Month Warranty】30-day refund guarantee, 24-month warranty. Please feel free to contact us and “ask a question” and we will be online 24 hours a day.

Additional Info :

6. Softbox 450W Photography Lighting Kit 40x40cm Continuous Lighting System with E27 Socket 50W 5400K Bulb, Studio Photo Equipment for Filming Model Portrait Product Fashion Photography

Features :

  • 【ENERGY SAVING LED BULB】Our video lighting kit has a 50W bulb with a standard E27 socket. 5400K color temperature: you can feel the daylight even in a dim environment. 50W LED bulb energy saving up to 80%, the service life of about 8000 hours, energy-saving, and adequate lighting.
  • 【Tripod & 210° rotating box up and down】The tripod of this softbox is made of high-quality aluminum alloy, the height can be conditioned in the range of 40 to 150cm. The lighting angle of the softbox can be adjusted up and down by 210° to meet different shooting needs and give you the right light from multiple angles.
  • 【SOFTBOX WITH SUPER QUALITY MATERIAL】40x40cm softbox light reflector made of professional particulate silver film reflective fabric with nylon white gauze mesh, softening hard light and eliminating object shadows. One-piece opening and folding for easy use and storage.Bulb socket in E27 standard size.
  • 【MUST-HAVE FOR PROFESSIONAL OR AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY】The softbox is suitable for a variety of scenes. Professional photographers can take more perfect photos with a more natural combination of light and shadow under the action of the softbox. Amateur photographers can more easily take beautiful pictures, or provide sufficient light sources for their video photos. Suitable for portrait photography, fashion photography, children’s photography, video shooting, live shooting, etc.
  • 【Lifetime Warranty】If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, we will reply to you within 1 working day and give you a satisfactory solution.

Additional Info :

7. Neewer 16″x16″/40cmx40cm Photography Photo Video Studio Wired Softbox Flash Light Lighting Diffuser with E27 Socket for Fluorescent Bulb Lamp

Features :

  • Removable external diffusers so you can decide on the level of softness;
  • Portable design – Packs up quickly and simply;
  • Randomized reflective inner surface removes “hotspots” as light scatters around the inside of the tent;
  • Extra long cords help you move them freely to position it for best lighting effects;
  • Adjustable lamp holder for different shooting angles.

Additional Info :

Color 40cm Box
Release Date 2015-03-02T00:00:01Z

8. RALENO Softbox Photography Lighting Kit 20″X28″ Photography Continuous Lighting System Photo Studio Equipment with 2pcs E27 Socket 5500K Bulb Photo Model Portraits Shooting Box

Features :

  • RICH PACKAGING CONTENT 2 x 20 x 28 softbox window; 2 x E27 5500K 85W 110V CFL bulb; 2 x 27 – 80 height-adjustable light stand; 1 x portable tote from Oxford cloth. Raleno worry-free 365 days warm services and lifetime customer service: if you have any questions about our products, please contact us, we will reply you within 24 hours
  • SCIENTIFIC SOFT LIGHT TECHNOLOGY E27 socket directly connected to provide light source. Lighting kit uses dual soft light technology. Embossed stone on the silver diffuses the bulb light, reducing light loss and continuously illuminating the light with 2 x 85W bulb. High quality soft 5070 Nylon cloth for smooth light flow, eliminating shadows and making fine light suitable for photographic lighting
  • LIGHT BULB FOR PHOTOGRAPHY 2 x 85W 110V-50Hz 5500K daylight CFL lighting bulb, the total output is equivalent to 800W ordinary incandescent bulb, low operating temperature, service life of about 8000 hours; independent switch control light, cable length 90 inches, can move freely in the studio, for shooting provide an excellent environment
  • PORTABLE AND EASY TO OPERATE Foldable to 27 inch and extended to 85 inch adjustment light stand, durable and foldable for portability and work; made of high quality aluminum alloy with 1/4 inch standard threaded tip for heavy duty applications. Sturdy locking system ensures your items are safe from any swing during use; fast locks provide fast and precise height adjustment; durable Oxford cloth tote to accommodate softbox kits
  • MULTIPLE SCENE APPLICATIONS This softbox is suitable for photography art, and meets the different needs of photography lighting, live broadcasting, video fill light, etc. It can be applied to advertising products, industrial technology photography, portraits and product photography, photographic reproduction, etc

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 8.27
Width 8.66
Length 27.5

9. 10” Ring Light with 50” Extendable Tripod Stand, Sensyne LED Circle Lights with Phone Holder for Live Stream/Makeup/YouTube Video/TikTok, Compatible with All Phones.

Features :

  • 【High Brightness & Clever Touch Control】Sensyne selfie ring light features a high sensitivity touch panel design that has a longer life than traditional mechanical buttons. It provides full control to easily adjust the 3 color modes (cool white, warm yellow and daylight) and 10 brightness levels to meet your different needs. Perfect for Photographers, YouTubers, Vloggers, TikTokers, etc.
  • 【Versatile Accessories】 The included AC/DC adapter helps protect your safety while improving the ring light’s brightness by over 50% than other USB-powered models. The phone holder is spring-loaded and extends up to 5.3″ wide, it is compatible with almost ALL smartphones with or without a case.
  • 【Fully customizable portable tripod Stand】 Extending from 15.7 inches to 50 inches, our tripod can be adjusted to any height within seconds as needed, short enough to stand on tabletop, tall enough to fit your height. This compact circle light set comes handy when you do makeup, artworks, beauty & fashion live streaming, video calls and more.
  • 【Wireless remote shutter】- the pocket-sized Bluetooth remote allows you to take selfies or group photos easily from a distance up to 30 feet. Compatible with most Apple/Android smart phones like iPhone 8/7/6 Series, Samsung Galaxy Series, etc. No app download necessary.
  • 【After-sale service】We will provide you with a high quality after-sales, 12 months After-sale service. Please contact us anytime if any question.

Additional Info :

Release Date 2021-10-27T00:00:01Z

10. Softbox Lighting Kit, skytex Continuous Photography Lighting Kit with 2x20x28in Soft Box | 2X 85W 2700-6400K E27 LED Bulb, Photo Studio Lights Equipment for Camera Shooting, Video Recording…

Features :

  • The kit included: 2pcs 20″ x 28″/50cm x 70cm Softbox +2pcs 85W 2700-6400K 100V-240V LED Light Bulb + 2pcs 79″/200cm Aluminum Alloy Light Stand + 2pcs Remote Control + 1pcs Oxford Cloth Carrying Bag.
  • Updated LED Bulbs: 3-Color dimmable led bulbs with diffuser built-in, has better heat dissipation compared to incandescent bulbs and save energy up to 80%, color temperature 2700-6400K and brightness 1-100% adjustable via remote control, lifetime approx. 10000 hours. Besides, the softbox light bulb 140 high-quality light beads inside, which is more suitable for professional photography.
  • Rotatable Head & Adjustable Stand: The light stand tripod height adjustable from 26 to 79 inch/66cm to 200cm, 3-section column legs, made of aluminum alloy more sturdy and stable. Angle can be 210°adjustable lamp holder, which can suit for different perfect shooting with 1/4-inch Standard Screw Thread Tip. And with extra-long 8.5Ft/250cm cable,greater range of movement convenient for shooting photography.
  • Remote Control& Easy to Operate: Turn on/ off the light and adjust the brightness and color temperature of the softbox lighting by remote control(The remote control is not equipped with battery, please buy it yourself). Durable Oxford cloth tote to accommodate softbox kits, Highly portable and lightweight to carry.
  • Dimmable Tricolor Light & Suitable for Various Photography: Compared to incandescent lamps, led bulbs can provide natural light, but also warm and cool light. Different color temperatures are used for a wider range of scenarios. This professional kit is great for home studio lighting, portrait, product photography, pet, still photography, live, gaming streaming, video recording, interview, Youtube..etc.

Additional Info :

Color white,cold,warm

How to choose the best affordable softbox light for video: Important features to consider

Materials: Polyethylene vs. polypropylene – Low-density polyethylene (stamped on the bottom as LDPE, recycling group number four) is more flexible than stiff, cheap polypropylene (recycling group five), so it won’t crack as easily if you drop a loaded bin on the garage floor. It also won’t become brittle at freezing temperatures the way polypropylene does.

Each material has some advantages. Polypropylene can be made see-through, and it’s much more heat resistant — all the way up to boiling temperatures. LDPE is always tougher, but it gets very soft at temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit and melts in boiling water. Our testers have seen far more polypropylene bins fail in long-term storage, especially in cold climates, but in a baking-hot attic, you’d want to be very careful about how much weight is stacked on an LDPE bin.

Latching lids – A flip-up latch will hold your bin closed even if you over-stuff it, which is handy for things like bulky sweaters and puffy blankets. If you put too much strain on latches, though, they’re prone to pop out of the mounting holes. Those holes also mean an entry point for moisture and insects.

A waterproof seal – If you just need a bin to shed rain, almost any will do: with one exception, the lids we tested to cover the edge of the bin, which means water will roll off without getting inside. A totally sealed lid (like our top pick) will also keep out humidity, though damp items can mildew quickly if you’re not careful about what you put in the bin.

Stackable designs – Nearly any bin can stand on top of another, but some designs are able to neatly mix and match small and large bins while creating a topple-resistant tower.

Single-size lids – If you’re building a collection of storage containers to fully organize your life, it can be handy to have bins with same-size openings. This usually means you can stack and nest different sizes as well as share lids between them. Usually, there will be at least two sizes in a series of containers with a common lid and footprint size, with the difference in volume made up by height.

What to Look for in a Plastic Storage Bin

Capacity

“Pre-sort items you want to organize into categories for containment,” says Marci McAvoy, professional organizer and founder of Marci McAvoy Home Organization. After pre-sorting, consider the storage bin’s capacity. Measure what you need to store and the space where it will live.

“There’s nothing worse than buying a bunch of bins and getting home and realizing that your space is too narrow for the bin you chose, or maybe you didn’t realize that your shelves couldn’t be adjusted for height,” says McAvoy.

Plastic storage tubs list the capacity in quarts or gallons, and some may also include the weight limit. If you’re shopping online, you can get a sense of what a bin can hold by looking at both product photos and images posted by shoppers, which are often the most helpful.

Material and Design

Rigid plastic materials are less likely to buckle when filled with extremely heavy items. These are sometimes labeled as high-density bins. “A bin like this tends to be more expensive because it is really durable, keeps dust and critters out, and is airtight,” says McAvoy.

If you’re storing bins vertically, look for a stackable style (these usually have recessed lids), since this will help the bins stay stable and maximize your storage space from top to bottom. Note that some storage bins are narrower at the bottom and wider on top, so they can nest when they’re empty. This is a helpful feature, but if you are lining these up on shelves horizontally, you may have wasted space between them.

Lid Closure Type

Storage bin lids can be attached or removable. The attached lids might be on a single set of hinges, or they may split down the middle and interlock. When the lid is integrated into the design, you’re less likely to lose track of it, but McAvoy warns that sometimes these can break, rendering the entire bin unusable.

McAvoy prefers removable lids with side snaps and latches. If you live with small children, you might need to opt for more secure closures. If you love color-coding, consider lids that come in different colors. Others might opt for clear lids so they can easily see the contents.

 

FAQ
  • When is the best time to buy plastic storage bins?

    Plastic bins often go on sale in January or February, when retailers try to capitalize on customers’ resolutions to get organized. Containers in colors like red and green maybe even more deeply discounted at this time.

  • How should you label plastic storage bins?

    There are almost as many labeling options as there are plastic containers. If you want flexibility, stick to erasable options such as removable chalkboard or whiteboard labels, and use either chalk paint or dry-erase markers. Label bin clips work well on the handles of open bins, and can also be used with dry-erase markers or Sharpies. Some people opt to simply write directly on clear bins, or buy pre-printed stickers. If you want your label to be permanent, use a marker like a Sharpie or an acrylic paint pen.

  • How can you hide plastic storage bins in your home?

    If you’re looking to hide storage bins in your home, one option is to buy larger, more attractive containers made from materials like wood or rattan, and fit the plastic boxes inside. This works best for items you don’t need frequently. You could also use fabric, washi tape, drawer liner paper, spray paint, and stencils to decorate the exterior of plastic storage bins. If you really don’t want to see them, opt for under-bed storage containers.

  • Can you recycle plastic storage bins?

    Check the number on the container as well as your area’s recycling rules. Many storage containers are made of polypropylene (labeled 5 or PP), and although this can be recycled, not all localities currently do this curbside, but some may accept them at transfer stations. You may be able to recycle polypropylene storage bins through a recycling company like TerraCycle. Try searching “specialty recycling company” and then the name of your town and state. Acrylic can be difficult to recycle, but some specialized facilities may accept it1. Products containing BPA cannot be recycled.2

    If you can’t easily recycle your old bins, try posting them on a local swap group such as Buy Nothing or Freecycle, or using them for other home projects, such as building a terrarium or mini greenhouse. If they’re clean and in good condition, you can also donate them.

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