In the first edition of my BIG LED LIGHT GUIDE I recommended the china_lighting 520, 1000, 1900 lights, all of the same design. These are sold by other companies too, but all look exactly the same. All of them appeared to offer the best value for money, so I bought the one that I thought gave me the most for my buck, the 1900LED. Unfortunately I turned out to be a big disappointment, even though it’s cheap. I foolishly thought that 1900 will give be almost 4 times more power that a 500LED that I bought before it. Well, the LEDs on 1900 are much smaller that the ones on 500LED, so don’t except crazy power from it. It’s no more that twice as bright. This is nothing really comparing to the other problems with the light.
Next problem is that the LEDs on this light don’t produce a clean 5500k daylight color balance. They have a greenish tint comparing to my other LEDs. This can be corrected with specific gels that could be bought separately, but it shouldn’t be this way.
The last problem I recently discovered is that the dimmer now acts very strangely. Last time I’ve used it, it wouldn’t really adjust the light properly and started flickering. Maybe the light got hot and it will work fine next time, but again, it should happen even if light gets hot, everything should work properly.
I do not recommend this light at all and I highly advice everyone to stay away from this and similar lights, which are based on exactly the same design including the 520LED and 1000LED sold by china_lighting, injoycamera and photolight to name a few.
Please read my newly updated BIG LED LIGHT GUIDE to learn about the lights that are actually worth looking at.