Make sure your video footage looks its best — even when you're shooting at night or in the dark. The powerful and compact Sony HVL-20DW2 video light helps brighten dimly lit or shadowy scenes to enhance colors and give added crispness to your shots.

The HVL-20DW2 features a dual-light design that provides two levels of illumination. You can easily switch it from one-bulb to two-bulb operation for even greater output — a useful option for handling various lighting conditions. It attaches easily to your compatible Sony camcorder's accessory shoe and is powered by a single optional Sony InfoLithium® F Series battery.

Product Highlights:

  • switchable single-bulb/dual-bulb operation
  • mounts to compatible Sony camcorder's accessory shoe
  • lamp power consumption: 10 watts (one bulb)/ 20 watts (both bulbs)
  • uses a single Sony InfoLithium L Series battery pack
  • 10-watt operation possible with Sony NP-F570 battery pack
  • switchable 10-watt/20-watt operation requires a Sony NP-F770 or NP-F970 battery pack
  • lighting distance: approximately 40 lux (10 Watts), 80 lux (20 Watts)
  • lighting direction: horizontal
  • lighting angle: 26 degrees
  • Color temperature: 3,000 degrees K
  • replaceable bulbs (available through Sony)
  • average bulb life: approximately 100 hours
  • 1-15/16"W x 4-5/8"H x 2-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Battery video light
  • Operating Instructions

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Features
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Features

Features Overview: The Sony HVL-20DW2 double-decker camcorder light shines either 10 watts or 20 watts of light on a scene to help you capture footage in nearly any condition and making it perfect for nighttime shooting. The light is also compact and very lightweight.

Compatibility: The HVL-20DW2 Light is designed to work with Sony camcorders that feature the accessory shoe mount. For cameras that do not have the accessory shoe mount you can use an optional bracket (VCT-S30L) from Sony which mounts to the tripod screw hole of the camcorder and then the light mounts to the bracket on the right hand side of the camcorder.

Battery Requirements: The HVL-20DW2 Light requires one of the Sony battery-packs for operation.

  • NP-F330/530/550: needed for single light (10 watts)
  • NP-F730H/750/950: needed for both lights (20 watts)

Specifications

Specifications:

  • Power source: 7.2 V DC
  • Power consumption: 10 W /20 W; switchable
  • Average life of bulb: Approx 100 hours
  • Center Luminous Intensity: 1 bulb (10W) = 400cd, 2 bulbs (20W) - 800cd
  • Lighting Direction: Horizontal
  • Lightning Angle: Approximately 26-degrees
  • Color Temperature: 3,000°K
  • Mass: 100 g (3.5 oz)
  • Optional Accessories: XB-20DX Halogen replacement lamp, VCT-S30L accessory shoe bracket

Continuous lighting time (these are approximate lighting times with a fully charged battery):

Battery Pack 1 Bulb (10 W) 2 Bulbs (20 W)
NP-F550 40 min NA
NP-F730 95 Min 35 min
NP-F960 210 Min 75 Min

Luminance Lighting Distance:

Distance 1 Bulb (10W) 2 Bulbs (20W)
approx 1 m (3 1/5 ft) 400 lux 800 lux
approx 3 m (9 4/5 ft) 40 lux 80 lux
approx 5 m (16 1/2 ft) 15 lux 30 lux
approx 8 m (26 1/3 ft) 4.5 lux 9 lux
approx 10 m (32 4/5 ft) 3 lux 6 lux

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