I was recently contacted by Neewer to review on of their latest LED light, the Neewer 960 RGB Led Light. This is my third Neewer LED light, I originally purchased the 480 LED and this unit has more output power, plus the fact that it can be switched to any colour, not just bi-colour, makes it a better option.

The light packs 480 RGB bulbs, which 240 are cool colour beads and 240 are warm colour beads and a CRI of 95+.

One of the greatest additions from previous models is the inclusion of 3 modes: CCT, HSI and Scene, in CCT mode you can change the colour temperature from 3200K to 5600K and stepless brightness adjustment from 0-100% are available to be controlled. In HSI mode you can control de hue, saturation and intensity via panel knobs and in the scene mode you can activate film making effect such as Police Car, Ambulance, Fire Truck, party, Fireworks, Lightning and TV Screen.

Additionaly, you can power the light with a v-lock so it’ll run for ages if you don’t have a socket nearby, the irony being the battery will be twice the cost of the unit. One thing we noticed regarding the ballhead system that the LED uses is not strong enough, making it difficult to keep the light in place, this issue is especially noticeable when attaching an additional V-Lock battery.


  • APP intelligent control system:You can set the channel (1-8/ALL), adjust the color temperature/brightness/HSI parameters/Scenes through the button and knob on the panel with clear LCD screen or by downloading “NEEWER” APP in such as Apple Store/Google play, etc through your smart mobile device (Android 4.3 or IOS 11.1 or above) for easy operation (Please Make sure the Bluetooth signal shows up on the LCD screen); 2 sets of parameters can be saved
  • Neewer RGB 960 LED Video light with full metal housing is designed with premium quality and durability, featuring an extremely efficient heat management system. White diffuser included can help soften the light source and enhance skin tone in portraits photography.
  • Specially it can be controlled by smart mobile device (Android 4.3 or IOS 11.1 or above), you can adjust hue, saturation, color temperature and the brightness by downloading “NEEWER” APP in the app stores (such as Apple Store / Google play, etc). You can set the channel (1-8) through APP and design by its memory function (2 sets of parameters can be saved). With preset three sets of scene modes (siren, fireworks, lightning), which can be freely switched to provide rich scene effects.
  • Built-with LCD Display shows brightness, CCT, HSI, Scene and power status of the light clearly, easier for you to set up the lighting condition.
  • Detachable Barndoor included helps better control the light, keeping stray light from other areas from reflecting into the camera lens and causing flare. When you close the barndoor, it can protect the lamp beads.
  • Adjustable U mount bracket enables the light to rotate 360 degree to find appropriate angle for your creative work.
  • Powered by AC power adapter (Included) or Sony NP-F550 NP-F970 Li-ion Battery(Not Included); Perfect to use both indoor and outdoor.
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The build quality is good, considering this is a budget LED light, the casing is aluminium, it’s light and easy to carry.

The included carrying bag is great for transporting the light. It’s a nice touch if you are constantly shooting on location.


– Good quality materials
– Very sturdy construction
– Very high quality LEDs, much better than cheaper lights
– Due to aluminium housing it runs cool
– No issues running for extended periods of time
– Fine and accurate control for both LEDs groups
– Robust power supply
– It can be control via bluetooth with the Neewer app
– Carrying bag included
– Last, but definitely not least, this is a very powerful light and can easily fill a scene or even small room.


– The adjustable ballhead is a bit flimsy, really have to tighten it up to keep the LED in place.


A great budget solution for fast moving low budget productions, certainly planning to get another one at some point.


  • Material: Metal
  • Model: RGB960
  • LED Beads Quantity: 480 RGB bulbs,240 Cool color beads and 240 Warm color beads
  • CRI: 95+
  • Color: RGB+Bi-COLOR (cool color+warm color)
  • LUX: 8000 LUX/0.5M, 3000 LUX/M
  • Color temperature: 3200-5600K(±100K)
  • Input Voltage: DC15V
  • Power: 50w
  • Size: 41.2x 20x 5 centimeters/ 16.23x 7.89x 1.97 inches
  • APP Control Distance: 50 meters

The Neewer 960 RGB light is available on Amazon