Westcott’s Basics LED solves the portability and affordability problems, thanks to the unique design of this LED light system—it uses standard “Edison” fixtures (i.e., the screw-in bulbs you use every day), and it produces an incredible amount of light. Able to throw more than 3000 lumens, the $35 LED is a real problem-solver, and it’s the type of solution that should be found in every studio.
Westcott sells both the bulb by itself and a kit that includes two bulbs, two stands and two fixtures. Thanks to the portability and the standard screw-in design, they’re particularly useful for the portrait and real interior photographer looking to add some additional light. Simply remove the low-brightness bulbs in your client’s floor lamps and replace with these, and a room is suddenly a few stops brighter.
In our video review, we go over the pros and cons of the Westcott Basics LED, which you can also find on their website.