LED lighting is popular among both photographers and videographers. While it is particularly favored by those who work in the studio, LED lighting can also be useful when shooting on location – after all, you never know when you might need a little bit of extra illumination.

The term LED stands for “light-emitting diode”, referring to an electronic semiconductor device that emits light when a voltage runs through it. It’s one of the two most popular forms of photographic light, the other being flashguns. The main difference between the two is that while flashguns fire an extremely short burst of light in sync with the shutter release, LEDs emit light continuously.