Today’s review is for the Bonlux 40W E27 LED Studio Light. This light bulb can be used for photographic lamps and your get a choice of either a E27 or B22 base.
You get a 40W lamp which produces a daylight rating of 5500K and is 90% more energy efficient compared to a standard CFL bulb or incandescent bulb.
A massive 144 surface mount LED lights produce a complete 360° surround lighting solution, which will enhance your photography.
But is this lamp any good? Will it improve my photography? Time to test it out!
Packaging and Contents.
The Bonlux 40W E27 LED Studio Light comes packaged in a Green cardboard box which features product images and specifications. The box measures 22.0cm x 7.5cm x 7.5cm and weighs 275G. Upon opening the box you’ll find; 1x LED Lamp.
Bonlux 40W E27 LED Studio Light.
The Bonlux 40W E27 LED Studio Light is made from mostly plastic materials and has a metal E27 base. This lamp measures 20.5cm in length x 6.2cm in diameter and weighs 230G.
The Bonlux lamp is also advertised and promoted as having 144x 5730 SMD LED’s, but it only has 132 LED’s. Not that it makes too much difference, but still the description is not accurate.
The Bonlux lamp has been designed to directly replace your existing CFL/Incandescent lamp from your photographic lights. was using the original 45W 5500K lamp that was supplied with my lighting system and over the last year it has become so dim and I was not getting the light I needed to produce photographs for my review for the site.
So, I had to do something and luckily for me Bonlux came along and asked me if I’d like to review their LED light, it was fate!
I can only compare the Bonlux 40W E27 LED Studio Light to my original non-LED lamp as I have no other ways to compare against another model. But I have to say I was very surprised just how good the light output was. It’s super bright and produces a brilliant surround light that makes photographing using my iPhone easy.
I always edit my photographs using Adobe Lightroom to ensure I get the best quality images possible. I always whiten the background further to produce stock image quality images and with the Bonlux lamp the background easily whitens up without any fuzzy product edges.
It has made a massive difference to my set up and I’m sure will improve my reviews that little bit more. I also noticed the lack of heat coming of the lamp compared to my original lamp. I used to sweat buckets photographing product after product, but now only a small amount of heat is present. The Bonlux lamp also produces same light output equivalent of a 150W non-LED lamp.
The only noticeable thing to point out is the length of the lamp. It protrudes more from the shade than the original lamp, but it’s still OK.
- Brand: Bonlux
- Model: 40W E27 LED Studio Light
- Model Code: N/A
- Manufacturer Code: LST0576-40W
- EAN: N/A
- ASIN: B01FJRW8G2
- Light: 132x 5730 SMD LED Chips
- Voltage: 85-265V AC
- Cap Type: E27 Large Edison Screw
- EU Energy Label: A+
- Luminous Flux: 3800 Lumen
- Colour Temperature: 5500 Kelvin (Daylight)
- Wattage: 40W
- Average Lifespan: 35000 Hours
- Beam Angle: 360 Degrees
- Compliance: CE, FCC, RoHS
I really like the Bonlux 40W E27 LED Studio Light. It’s super bright and produces a natural daylight light to photographs. It also doesn’t flicker at all and instantly works with no waiting time.
Obviously, the actual amount of LED chips compared to the advertised amount is different, but the missing 12 LED’s would hardly make much difference in comparison.
The lamp protrudes further compared to my original lamp, but that’s not really an issue either.
Overall, I’m very impressed of the quality of the photographs I can now produce, so you’ll see big difference in future reviews for certain.
If you want the Bonlux 40W E27 LED Studio Light for yourself, it’s available only on Amazon. The RRP for this light is £14.88.
Product sample provided by Bonlux in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.
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