The Manfrotto ML360 Midi-36 LED Light is an ideal hobby light for use with a compact camera or entry level DSLR. It can be hand held, fitted to numerous Manfrotto supports via its standard 1/4" thread or mounted on a flash shoe, either horizontally or vertically thanks to the DUO feature with it's two shoe attachments. This also allows multiple ML series lights to be stacked together to give a stronger light. Used singly, an ML360's 36 LEDs emit continuous light at a constant temperature of 5600¥?K (daylight), with an illuminance of 420 LUX at a distance of 1m. Its infinately variable dimmer allows precise control over light output and exposure. An ML360 is a convenient, compact and portable light source. The cone of light it produces is diffuse and soft-edged; with no heat generated and with a beam of around 30¥?, it can illuminate a person standing 3m (10ft) away, making it ideal for many close-range applications such as interview lighting, Vox Pops, casual or social video. Like the smaller LED lights, it can be used off-camera as a macro photography light without overheating delicate subjects. When fitted onto a DSLR shoe, a handy 3200K LED lights the camera controls to assist you in low light conditions. This Manfrotto LED light takes 4xAAA batteries, which will keep it lit at full brightness for approximately 60 minutes. LEDs also have a longer lifespan than traditional bulbs and are more shock-resistant.