When it comes to small portable lighting or cube lights there is plenty of choice on the market. Some of the top portable lights include the Lume Cube and the Litra Torch Light. The problem with some of these lights although they are fantastic, they can be very expensive especially if you need to purchase several. In this video review and comparison, we thought we would compare the Ulanzi L1 Pro which comes in under $30 and is a little more budget friendly. It is lacking in many of the features of some of the higher priced lights but if you don’t need some of those fancy features and just need a basic portable and small LED light it may be a good option for you.
I could not find anywhere in the manual nor online about the lumen brightness of the Ulanzi LI pro were as both the Lume Cube (1500 Lumens) and Litra Torch (800 Lumens) are clearly advertised. Another interesting thing to note is the manual for the Ulanzi L1 Pro states there is a magnet inside but when testing there definitely is no magnet. To me, this is a good thing, if there was a magnet inside for mounting, it would make the lights unsuitable for mounting on drones as the magnet could cause interference with the drone’s compass. The Ulanzi L1 Pro is waterproof up to 33 feet without any housing. It has a simple one-button design with a total of 4 brightness settings. A realy nice feature of the Ulanzi LED light is the fact that its charging port is USB-C, both the Litra Torch and Lume Cube still has an older Micro-USB connection, not a big issue but for those who only want USC-C rechargeable gear, this light is a better choice for you.
Inside the box you will find a USB-C charging cable, wrist strap, cold shoe mount, there is also a nice collection of color filters to allow you to adjust the temperature and color cast of the light. If you watch my video you can clearly see that the Ulanzi L1 Pro is not nearly as bright as the other lights I compared it with, however, it did throw off an ample amount of light and definitely a good contender if you’re in the market for a small portable LED budget light. You could purchase almost 3 of these lights compared to just one Lume Cube or Litra Torch.