The Cheapest Video Lights We’ve Ever Tested Are Surprisingly Good

GVM is quickly becoming the first choice for videographers looking for feature-rich, ultra-affordable lighting, but the 560AS LED panel takes things to another level. 

The GVM 560AS can be purchased as a single panel for $89 or a two or three-panel kit that comes with the lights, diffusers, barn doors, light stands, and a soft case for $199 or $267, respectively. This makes these lights the cheapest LED video lights that we’ve ever tested. Shockingly, they are also some of the most feature-rich lights we’ve tested as well. 

In the video above, I gloss over the features of this light and teach a few different simple lighting setups that you can do without buying any additional modifiers. For those looking for more info on these lights, I’ve made a list below. 


  • Powered by included AC adapters or optional NP-F batteries 
  • Fully dimmable
  • Color-shiftable from 2,300-6,800 K
  • CRI rating of 97
  • Silent and fan-free
  • Wireless control with a smartphone app
  • Included barn doors and a diffuser
  • Metal housing
  • Insanely low price


  • Not as bright as other, more expensive LED panels
  • Not easy to mount other modifiers (like softboxes)
  • The included light stands feel cheap

A few years ago, a single panel like the GVM 560AS would cost over $1,000. It’s incredible that you can buy these today for less than $100 each. If you’re not looking to save money, you may want to spend more for some brighter lights, but if you’re looking for the best value in lighting today, nothing we’ve tested comes close to the 560AS


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