I make small money in Photography ( Hobby) by shooting the Parties in the Night time. Past 2 years, I do not use Flashes, because the People brink/ Close their eyes when the flasher shoot out the bright light in the dark area.
Yes, I Make my DIY, the Flashes/ LED Portable Lights Panels, and Start with 2 years ago, Buy 2 panels of 126 Neewer Panels from Amazon = 25 Us Dollars / each, And Use since then = Great Light for the Dark area group shots.
Yes Last week, I want Bigger , Stronger LED Light Panels = 160 LED( Color Temperature = 5400K at full Load, and can reduce to 3200K by the dimmer in the unit) , Same Company " NEEWER " Made in China , By Amazon = 34 US Dollars Each---Yes , I just get 2 panels to day, Yes, I use GE. Light meter test to compare Between 126 LED and Ne 160 LED. BTW = $ 34 US Dollars / Each 160 LED Light Panel.
Yes All of them use 6 AA Rechargable Batteries = Eneloop/ Sanyo---Here the Test Result :
For 126 LED at 3 feet from front of panel in the Dark Area = 150 Foot- Candle
For 160 LED at 3 feet from front of the Panel in the dark area = 250 Foot- candle ( An Overcast day will provide an intensity of around 1,000 foot-candle = From Wikipedia).
Yes, I have very high recommend to all of my Photographers friends for both still photos or / and Videography.
PS, This Weekend, I will use my New 160 LED ( 2 Of Them ) with my DIY Holder, and report back to you.http://www.amazon.com/NEEWER%C2%AE-Dimmable-Digital-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_p_1