I was listening to Episode 11 of the Digital Photography Café podcast and heard a recommendation for the Sima SL-20LX Ultra Bright LED light. Since they run about $30, I thought I would pick one up and try it out.
It is fairly bright and has a built-in diffuser to disperse the light nicely. I am still experimenting with it, but below are a couple of shots I have taken with it.
The light stays cool to the touch even when on for several minutes, which is nice. The only thing I see so far to be aware of is that while charging the plug itself gets pretty hot.
I am looking forward to more experimenting with this very portable light. If all goes well, I will likely pick up another.
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” -Ernst Haas