06/12/11 213 W, 3 I - + 3 - 1 Yongnuo LED Photo Light

Trying a new camera light. Bought on eBay, paid about $25 including shipping. Shipped from Japan. Made in Japan, by a company called Yongnuo Digital. The product is named LED SYD-0808 and/or LED Photo Light. The thing has an array of 64 LED lights, which can be switched into "low" mode with just 32 LED lights lighting.

Mounts on a camera's flash shoe, or using a screw-attached bracket . There's no electronic connection, however. The thing is manually activated. The power switch is a push-button, which is problematic. Seems like it could easily be activated if carried in a pocket, or even in a camera bag. For now, mine'll be stored with one of the four AA batteries removed as a precaution.


Test drove the light last night on Poole Road, at the scene of a motor-vehicle accident. See those photos, which include comments about the lighting and other technical details. The results? As expected, the light lit all the reflect surfaces. Vests and gear glowed as if radioactive. Ditto for the lettering on the trucks. Hopefully it'll work better at a fire scene, and when there's a very dark building with very bright fire. We'll see. Below are a couple examples from last night. Click to enlarge:

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