Compact light for on the go with Aputure Amaran AL-MX as video light for YouTuber with battery and settings. What is the best video light for YouTubers who are on the go a lot on the one hand, but still want a very good light output? Is there a small light that is portable and still offers a clean light in different colors? At the NAB Fair in Las Vegas, in addition to many improvements for the Lightdome, Aputure also introduced a new edition of the transportable head light – the solution for many mobile YouTubers, the Aputure Amaran AL-MX.
Sometimes you want it to be small and compact on the go when you’re looking for a light solution for filming. Cell phone lights and smartphone lamps are the extreme emergency YouTubers use when the light is not enough for filming. However, there are nicer and better solutions for lighting on the go. The new Aputure Amaran AL-MX lamp is often used as a selfie light or as a light for filming in general. You can easily attach it to your camera or to a tripod.
However, you can also use the video light well as a background light. Sometimes you just want to brighten up a corner in a room or you just want to set specific spots and highlights.
The best video light for YouTubers and vloggers? Aputure Amaran AL-MX
Since a few weeks we have the Aputure Amaran AL-MX video light also in our review and are absolutely thrilled with the changes between the versions. The new Aputure Amaran AL-MX has gotten a bit thicker compared to its predecessor and has its own heat sinks, but both the light output and options have improved significantly.
Aputure ships the Aputure Amaran AL-MX video light with a small storage bag, a small tripod for mounting on the camera shoe, various adhesive pads for mounting on a glass panel, and a charging cable for the USB port to recharge the lithium polymer battery.
The Aputure Amaran AL-MX video light from Aputure features 128 LEDs placed on the surface of a credit card using SMD technology. On the incredibly small surface of just 99x55mm (thickness 25mm) Aputure manages to offer 2,400 LUX in normal mode at a distance of 30cm, at 50cm distance it is still 880 LUX and at a distance of one meter it is still 200 LUX. The beam angle of the lamp is 120 degrees.
The boost switch on the lamp can be used to increase the light output by 30% for up to 60 seconds. After the minute, the Aputure Amaran AL-MX must then first cool down a bit before the boost mode is available again.
With this light output, the Aputure Amaran AL-MX is one of the most powerful lights in this size segment.
Very pleasant compared to its predecessor is the change in color temperature in direct comparison to the previous model. Thus, the color temperature can be regulated between 2800K and 6500K in five steps via the plus/minus buttons located on the lamp.
In review, the Aputure Amaran AL-MX lamp lasts up to five hours in low light and up to one hour in the strongest light.
Aputure claims the color fidelity of the Aputure Amaran AL-MX to be 95, or greater than 95 for CRI, TLCI and CQS indicies.
The robust lamp with metal housing has a weight of approximately 280 grams and is therefore very suitable for transport and travel. The Aputure Amaran AL-MX is a reliable lamp that offers many applications on the road, especially for videographers, as well as photographers.
In the USA, the Aputure Amaran AL-MX lamp is currently available for prices around 149 USD, in Germany there are various providers where the lamp is currently available between 169 and 179 EUR. So if you are planning your next vacation in the USA, you can also look there for the lighting solution for YouTubers.
I look forward to many more videos that I will film with this lighting solution. Maybe I will find a good alternative for the cell phone in the long run.