Comprehensive review and comparison between the Litepanels 1x1 5600k Flood and the Manda CN 900-HS LED panel lights.

Interesting to see the difference if any in similar lights with totally different price tags.

As far as colour accuracy goes,the Litepanels is listed as having a colour rendering index (CRI) of 90, The higher the CRI the more faithful the colour reproduction. The Manda's CRI is not listed. The Manda has a slightly lower color temperature (closer to 5400k than 5600k). When balancing the camera using the Litepanels 1x1 the color seemed more accurate (ie. Closer to natural light). Turning the Manda on and using the same balance that was achieved with the Litepanels I did notice a slightly greener tinge - this indicates that the Litepanels has a truer daylight look. I imagine this is the difference in quality between the types of LEDs being used. For many people this won't be an issue. A greener tinge and lower CRI affect skin tones and this is an important point to remember so for people wanting a more accurate colour rendition with their light then the Litepanels definitely has an advantage. At the end of the day budget often dictates your purchase. While the Manda may not be perfect is certainly is very, very good value for money for people wanting an alternative to more expensive LED lights.

Can also be seen here at dslrnewsshooter.com/2012/03/22/a-tale-of-two-led-lights-litepanels-1x1-compared-to-a-manda-cn-900-hsa/

Note: I do not have any commercial agreement with Litepanels or Manda, both these lights were paid for in full. The views and expressions are my own and do not reflect those of any company or organization.

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