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