Learn Exactly How Godox Made LED Lights: LA and SLII series

Godox introduced a number of LED lights that have been well received. Let's compare LA and SLII series to see which series is for you.

For YouTubers, live streamers, content producers, and others, the LED light Litemons LA series from Godox offers an affordable illumination option. This high-output, bi-colour LED light ensures natural and faithful colours in a variety of lighting settings. It also provides a clear beam of light with sharp shadows. With stepless dimming from 0% to 100%, you can easily adapt the light to any scene. Eleven special effect modes, including TV, broken bulb, candle, fire, and firework, provide a high level of creative flexibility.

We here at EssentialPhoto are also able to offer a 24 Month UK Based Warranty Period for each of our Lighting units. It allows us to offer detailed and professional advice and support throughout this period. From here, you can generally figure out the key main strengths and weaknesses of these brands and also choose the appropriate flash. 

Bi-colour and Daylight-Balanced 

Godox products is having three ranges of colour temperatures. It gives the user the opportunity to easier for users to simply match the colour of existing illumination. The first one is ranging at 5600K which is the SL100D. For the second one, the colour temperature can adjust anywhere between 2800K to 5600K, the product having this range is Bi Colour light including SL100Bi/150Bi/200Bi/300Bi. The final range is from 5600K±200K including SL150II/200II/300II. In order to avoid having unfavourable mixed lighting in your scene, you can use this to match the colour temperature of the Godox product by achieving ambient lighting in your shooting area. 


All content creations come with the promise of reliable brightness. The LED lights LA Series is compact but strong. It produces 101,000 lumens at one metre by the LA200D. You can control step-less adjustment from 0 to 100% that aids in realising the precise lighting effect. While the GODOX SL series will use a COB LED Chip. It can increase the maximum power of the light to produce more brightness. The GODOX SL150D/150Bi has a maximum output of 150W and can be dimmed down to about 10%. With the standard seven-inch reflector that is provided, it offers a brightness of more than 58,000 lux at one metre. This figure increase for the SL200II D/200Bi which has the maximum output of 200W but this product will produce 74,000 lux.

The GODOX SL300II D/300Bi has a 300W COB LED chip that is extremely strong and produces 99,300 lux at one metre when used with the regular reflector. For ultimate precision, it also has stepless power adjustment from 100% power to 0% power. The number will continue to increase more at SL300Bi, this product has a super powerful 320W COB LED chip. With the normal reflector, the SL300 Bi is capable of producing 99,300 lumens at 1m (12,900lux bare bulb). 

For the LA series, the power consumption of LA150D/150Bi is 190W and LA200D/200Bi is 230W. With an average light output of 84,800 lux at 1m with the usual reflector, the LA150D/150Bi is a potent LED light that is only 205mm x 145mm x 215mm in size and weighs 1.4kg. Its small body is flexible enough to be used in small studios or at home and may easily fit into tight locations. There are a little bit higher in light output, size and weight for LA200D/200Bi LED lights. With only 205mm x 145mm x 215mm in dimensions and 1.4kg in weight, the LA200D has an average light output of 101,000 lux at 1m with the normal reflector (8,670 lux @1m bare bulb). 

Colour rendering 

The CRI/TLCI figure for all the Godox products except SL100D/100Bi is very high, showing much better colour rendering ability. In any application, both series will have natural and true colours guaranteed with a high CRI/TLCI value of 96+/97+. As a result, you obtain realistic colours and save time in post-production. Not only having that support, but the Godox Bi-Color also LED Video Light will provide you with the confidence of accurate colour rendering. The light of Godox will guarantee that the colours in your photos or videos are accurately represented. It is appropriate for larger TV and film projects as well as for broadcast use. For the model SL100D/100Bi, the CRI is smaller than other models at 95+ CRI. All the Godox product has a dimmer dial that allows you to adjust the brightness in 10% increments between 100 and 10%.

App Control at Ease

It is incredibly simple for both LA Series and SL series to alter brightness, colour temperature, and FX effects, and collaborate with other LED lights of the Godox family thanks to the Godox Light APP.

Fast Setup Easy Production

The LA Series weighs 1.4 kg each and can quickly assemble and transport. It will save you time and effort on every production. The small body can easily fit in small locations. It makes the ability to adapt for usage in the home and small studio filming. Despite having a Professional-Grade Metal Outer-Casing, the SL150II and SL200II are only 2.95kg, and 3.3kg in weight respectively. This eliminates the need to transport bulky tungsten fixtures with generators wherever they go. For the Godox SL300II/300Bi the weight is highest among all Godox products at 3.62kg and 3.78kg, respectively. 

Light Effect 

This feature is very special based on each model of Godox because the brand has especially used the FX Effect. With its 8 FX light effects, the LA150D/200D offers more creative options without adding any additional costs. These effects include Flash 1, Flash 2, Flash 3, Storm 1, Storm 2, Storm 3, TV, and damaged bulb. These effects are the same for LA150Bi/200Bi but it has 3 more special effects which are candle, fire, and firework.

The SL100D LED lights contains built-in special effects like TV, Flash, Flash2, Storm1, and Storm2. You can quickly imitate various lighting conditions, like storms, flashes, broken bulbs, fire, candles, TV sets, and fireworks, using the SL150IIBi's array of 9 different lighting effects. Additionally, it offers a special FX Special Effects mode that enables you to imitate lighting effects like flashing, storms, TV, and broken bulbs. This feature gives your photography and videography additional creativity and options. There are nine built-in special effects for SL 200 Bi. With the SL300II/300 Bi's assortment of special effect presets, you may simulate a variety of lighting situations for your cinematography. These effects can include storms, TVs, damaged lamps, and flashing. Ideal for bringing drama and mood to your filmmaking endeavours.

Modifier Compatibility

It is compatible with all Bowen's mount light shapers and performs flawlessly with the Godox light shaping system and other common modifiers on the market. It gives your production more light sculpting options. The ability to get softer lighting has never been simpler thanks to a built-in umbrella mount. This Bowens mount is famous for Godox products. It allows you to use it with a variety of different modifiers and accessories, including softboxes, reflectors, and other types of lighting modifiers. As a result, the GODOX of both series' potential is essentially limitless.

Silent mode

The Silent mode on the SL150IIBi300II/300BI is perfect for circumstances when fan noise may be an issue, including while recording video interviews. Since you won't have to worry about needing to remove fan noise during post-production, this will save you a tonne of time. Another model like the SL150II/200II/300II/300 Bi has a special heat-dissipation mechanism that maximises airflow or more effectively dissipates heat for an operation that is practically silent.

Wireless remote control 

With the wireless remote control, there are lots of models of Godox that can be controlled with the RC-A6 Wireless Remote control. This remote enables you to control a single LED light, or multiple LED lights remotely in up to 16 groups, handy for larger productions. These include the SL150IIBi/150II/200II/SL300II//300Bi. Additionally, the two last models also offer 32 configurable channels, providing you with a lot of alternatives to prevent interference.

Final Words

In general, Godox intends to give anyone who wants to start creating an accessible light solution which made Godox eager to release the affordable model. The above analysis of the LA and SL series is suitable for each photographer's needs.

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
Model LA150D LA150BI LA200D LA200BI
Retail price (USD) £195.99 £232.99 £265.99 £310.99
Max Power Consumption 190W 190W 230W 230W
Beam Angle 105° 105° 105° 105°
Color Temperature 5600K 2800 to 6500K 5600K 2800 to 6500K
CRI CRI 96 CRI 96 CRI 96 CRI 96
Cooling System Fan Fan Fan Fan
Dimming Yes, 0 to 100% Yes, 0 to 100% Yes, 0 to 100% Yes, 0 to 100%
Housing Material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Reflector Mount Bowens Bowens Bowens Bowens
Fixture Mount 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver
Remote Control Type 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
DC Input Power DC 48V DC 48V DC 48V DC 48V
Power Source AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter
Dimension 205*145*215mm 205*145*215mm 205*145*215mm
Weight 1.4kg 1.4kg 1.4kg 1.4kg
Special Effects (FX) 8kinds 11kinds 8kinds 11kinds



Brand Godox
Model SL100D SL100Bi SL150II D SL150 Bi Bi-Coulour SL200II D SL200II Bi-Colour SL300II D SL300II Bi
Retail price (USD) £154.99 £197.99 £327.99 £395.99 £382.49 £440.00 £455.00 £475.00
Max Power Consumption
150W 150W 200W 200W 320W 320W
Beam Angle 120° 120° 360° 120° 360° No data 330° No data
Color Temperature 5600K 2800K - 6500K 5600K±200K 2800K-6500K 5600K±200K 2800K-6500K 5600K±200K 2800K-6500K
CRI 95+ 95+ 96 96 96 96 96 96
TLCI 97+ 97+ 97 97 97 97 97 97
Cooling System Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan
Dimming 0%-100% 0%-100% 0%-100% 0%-100% 0%-100% 0%-100% 0%-100% 0%-100%
Housing Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum No data Aluminum No data
Reflector Mount Bowens Bowens 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 5/8" Receiver 5/8" Receiver
Control Method Smartphone App, RC-A6 Wireless Remote (Sold Separately) Smartphone App, RC-A6 Wireless Remote (Sold Separately) 2.4GHz Wireless Remote, Rear Control Panel 2.4GHz Wireless Remote, Rear Control Panel 2.4G wireless 2.4G wireless 2.4G wireless 2.4G wireless
Wireless Range Approx. 30m Approx. 30m
AC Input Power
AC100-240V 50/60Hz
AC100V – 240V (50/60Hz) AC100V – 240V (50/60Hz) AC100-240V 50/60 Hz AC100-240V 50/60 Hz AC100-240V 50/60Hz
AC100-240V 50/60Hz
DC Input Power
Power Source AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter
Dimension 243.0 x 205.0 x 127.0 mm 9.6 x 8.1 x 5.0" / 243.0 x 205.0 x 127.0 mm 340 x 200 x 160 mm 340 x 200 x 160 mm 360.7 x 200 x 160 mm 65.5 x 20 x16 mm 362*194*311 mm
407*316*199 mm
Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg 2.95kg 3.07kg 3.33kg 3.25kg (without relfector) 3.62kg 3.78kg
Special Effects (FX)
8 kinds 9 kinds 9 kinds 8 kinds 8 kinds