the 500 led video panel uses the 500 ultra bright, 5500k led's and has an equivalent output of 500 watts of incandescent light yet draws about 50 watts. the 5500k daylight balanced leds offer a full spectrum, beautifully soft light. led lights offer significantly further "throw" than a comparable fluorescent light. this is because each of the 500 led lights has a 30 degree beam angle lens that directs light forward. this beam angle creates a beam pattern that is useful from 1 - 15 feet. led lights are ideal for location work because they are virtually shockproof and offer the brightest light in the smallest form factor.