2 Affordable LED light Series For Home Studio Lighting

Do you looking for set up home studio? Do you want to set up home studio lighting. Here are some lighting products might suitable for you?

Many photographers aspire to have their own practise studio. Well, what are the best LED lighting product it’s easy to get started and also advanced. Remember that your lighting is the most important part of your studio setup. Godox and Amaran are one of the most a well-established brand over the years by offering quality products at a very competitive price. In order to contribute to the development of the industry and provide an accessible light solution to anyone who wants to start creating. Godox released budget-friendly Litemons LA150D/150Bi/200D/200Bi. Belong with the appearance of Amaran series. In fact, with different output designs and different specifications, the LA series and Amaran series can meet the diverse needs of your demand such as Youtubers, live streamers, video makers, home studio lighting set up and more. So let's take a closer look at Godox LA series and Amaran series.


The appearance of the LA series 

The housing appears to be reasonably sturdy, and the swivel mount tightens securely. The controller is integrated into the light fixture, but the power supply is separate. Godox actually includes a fixing band and a wire rope so you can secure the power supply to the light. If you happen to be using it in an area where it could fall. It also has a separate controller built into the fixture, allowing you to set up the light quickly. 

In fact, the Godox Litemon series used COB technology. This technology refers to the packaging of multiple LED chips as one lighting module. By the ability to contain many times more light sources in the same area, the Godox Litemon could significantly create a higher lumen output per square rich. 

Тhe 100D іѕ іnсrеdіblу роrtаblе аnd ѕіmрlе tо ѕеt uр. Іt fеаturеѕ аn аll-іn-оnе hоuѕіng. It ѕtаnded аѕ оnе оf thе еаѕіеѕt ѕtudіо lіghtѕ tо аdјuѕt аnd trаnѕроrt duе tо іt bеіng а fullу-іntеgrаtеd fіхturе.  

Cooling System 

The Godox Litemon’s fixture does have a rather large fan on the underside of the light. This fan appears to be very similar to the one found in the Godox SZ150R. The fan does emit some noise, but it is pretty quiet even when run at 100% output. Therefore, the Godox Litemon series are not only suitable for shooting outdoor but also become the perfect choice for shooting in home studio lighting. 

For reference, the Amaran 100D and Amaran 100X also have the same cooling system as active cooling by a fan. From this point, both two series have many more advantages when compared with other devices out there. While one of the outstanding strengths of a fan cooling system is the physical size of the heat sink.

Weight And Size 

The Godox Litemons LA series both weight 3.1lb/1.4kg while the controller is built-in to the lamp head separately with an AC adapter. In the comparison, the Amaran 100X and Amaran 100D have the exact same weight. However, the Amaran series have a little bit bigger than the LA series with the dimension at 207*154*212mm and 205*145*215mm respectively.

One of the reasons leading to the same weight of two series could be mentioned in the same materials as polycarbonate. In detail, polycarbonate is known as a high-performing thermoplastic. It used to be more in roof domes to exterior elements for LED lighting. Obviously, you don't need to worry about carrying the heavy light equipment around. Furthermore, both two series are quick to be set up and transported, saving your time and energy. It also fits in a narrow space or home studio lighting as well. 

Modifier Compatibility

Both lighting series using the Bowens S-Type Mounts are compatible with more selection of mounts. This is also the most common mount available on the market right now. Each light comes with its own umbrella to be able open different mounts of the lighting control and possibilities endlessly. Take the Godox LA150Bi Bi-Color Lamp is easily compatible with a reflector to produce quality light source wide and neutral. In terms of Amaran 100D and 100X, If you need a soft light, a hard light, or even a spotlight, simply add the compatible Aputure lighting modifiers and get to work.

Beam Angle 

Both fixtures have a beam angle of 105°. In comparison, the beam angle of the Amaran 100D and 100X is 105°. Both the Godox and the Amaran fixtures are said to have 55° reflectors. The Litemon LA150D and LA200D have a similar appearance and built quality to the Amaran 100X and Amaran 200D lights. However, it still has some differences between the LA series and Amaran series that the buyers should know.


Quality Light 

As the name implies, the Godox LA series has two versions of “D “ (LA150D and LA200D) which stands for daylight with 5600K, and two other of “Bi “ (LA150Bi and LA200Bi) indicating a bi-colour LED light with 2800K-6500K. Therefore, if you only pursue daylight-balance lighting, the LA150D and LA200D will be your perfect choice. You can also use the 100D with the same day-light balance as LA150D and LA200D. The LA150Bi and LA200Bi will help you be well-prepared fitting in various environments and making creative scenes. It is also suitable for almost all lighting needs corresponding to the user's warm or cold colour gamut levels. On the other hand, The Amaran 100x is a bi-colour point-source LED fixture with stunning brightness, and flexible colour temperature control Therefore, you might be able to match the colour of the ambient lighting in the scene and set the mood of your scene.

The target for the Littemons LA series is content creators looking for an affordable and more compact lighting solution. For example, the LA150Bi can output an average of 84,800 lux at 1m with the standard reflector of 7,030 lux @1m. The LA200Bi is a powerful LED light, with an average light output of 101,000 lux at 1m with a standard reflector of 8,670 lux @1m which is the same as the LA200D is a powerful LED light.

In order to create and control the exact lighting effect in your ideas, the LA series and Amaran series allowed you to adjust steeples from 0-100% flexibility to change the light brightness until it's exactly what you want, no filter needed. In contrast, the 100D is able to output a powerful 39,500 lux at 1 meter. It seems to produce less the number of lumens and lux more than the LA series. Therefore, the light quality of Amaran is not good as the LA series. 

Godox LA series has high CRI 96+ and TLCI 97+ colour ratings, respectively, which accurately reproduces natural, true and vivid colours for users, satisfying demands even by professional videographers. While the Amaran seems less competitive when compared with the Godox LA series in this figure. Because the Amaran only offered 95 of CRI and 96 of TLCI. 

Hard lighting to drama of the image 

Lighting Effects

In order to increase the user’s experience, the Godox team released the LA daylight balance with 8FX light effects without extra cost. However, the bi-colour models offered three additional effects such as candle, fire and firewood. While, the Aputure Amaran 100x has nine different lighting effect modes, including paparazzi, fireworks, lightning, faulty bulb, TV, breath, flash, explosion, and fire.

Control Method 

Godox LA150Bi Bi-Color LED Light allows users to control the lights with their smartphones through the Godox Light app. After connecting the app and the light, with just a few simple taps, you can customize the brightness, colour temperature, and even FX effects on the lights extremely easily. Moreover, you can also control your own lighting by Bluetooth making it easy to change brightness, colour temperature, and FX effects.

These features also come with the Amaran series. The Sidus Link app рrоviding рrоfеоnаl lighting соntrоl, аррlсаtiоn аvаilаblе оn bоth the tесhnоlоgу. It is аllоw еvеrу light аvаilаblе nеrе tо аutо-соnnесt, ераnding thе rаngе оf уоur nеtwоrk tо uр tо 100 light. And also, the Amaran is ready for worldwide use via its built-in 100-240V power supply and optional batteries when AC power is unavailable. 

Litemons LA150D Daylight-Balanced COB LED Studio Light


Both two series produced a good amount of output and nice quality of light. However, the price of the Godox LA series seems a little higher than the Amaran because of its unique specification and experiences for users. The LA series also comes at a more convenient price with suitable for beginners who want set up home studio lighting.  With diverse power consumption from 193W to 230W. With a lot of modern LED lights, it is easy to see why Godox fixtures are pretty popular amongst shooters.

EssentialPhoto and PiXAPRO are pleased to be a direct partner of Godox in the United Kingdom, with the largest collection of Godox stock available in the UK, so you can be confident with the support and assistance we provide. As we are representing Godox at The Photography Show 2022, this further shows our partnership and commitment to the Godox Brand, and we are always looking to expand this further.


Brand Godox Godox Godox Godox Amanra Amanra
Model LA150D LA150BI LA200D LA200BI Amanra 100D Amanra 100X
Retail price (USD) £195.99 £232.99 £265.99 £310.99 £204,00 £254,99 
Max Power Consumption 190W 190W 230W 230W 100 W 100 W
Beam Angle 105° 105° 105° 105° 105° 105°
Color Temperature 5600K 2800 to 6500K 5600K 2800 to 6500K 5600K 2700 to 6500K
CRI CRI 96 CRI 96 CRI 96 CRI 96 CRI 95 CRI 95
Cooling System Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan
Dimming Yes, 0 to 100% Yes, 0 to 100% Yes, 0 to 100% Yes, 0 to 100% Yes, 0 to 100% Yes, 0 to 100%
Housing Material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Reflector Mount Bowens Bowens Bowens Bowens Bowens Bowens
Fixture Mount 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver
Remote Control Type Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Wireless Range 98.4' / 30 m (Bluetooth) 98.4' / 30 m (Bluetooth) 98.4' / 30 m (Bluetooth)
98.4' / 30 m (Bluetooth)
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power DC 48V DC 48V DC 48V DC 48V 48 VDC 48 VDC
Power Source AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter, External Battery
AC Adapter, External Battery
Dimension 205*145*215mm 205*145*215mm 205*145*215mm 205*145*215mm 207*154*212mm
Weight 1.4kg 1.4kg 1.4kg 1.4kg 1.4kg / 3.086lbs 1.4kg / 3.086lbs
Special Effects (FX) 8kinds 11kinds 8kinds 11kinds 8kinds 9kinds


Related Products