GVM SD200S 200W LED Video Monolight


Product Overview


GVM-SD200S is a compact and powerful LED spotlight Power up to 200W with standard lampshade.
After installation, it can avoid too strong light and make the light more concentrated.
Fill light with custom controls, making it easy to capture the look you want.
Aluminum alloy has a strong structure and efficient heat dissipation
Therefore, it can provide stable and consistent high output for a long time during the service life.
And GVM-SD200S has a light and compact design

Powerful primary color COB lamp beads

The technologically upgraded SD series incorporates the latest high-quality COB LED engine specially developed for the photo video industry
High Color Rendering Index up to CRI 97+
This enables accurate color rendering on-camera, the most realistic reproduction of object colors.
In order to obtain professional results, it also provides you with natural and vivid shooting results.
Consuming only 200W of power, the SD200S produces a bright, uniform light field with a color temperature of up to 5600K.
It can ensure that the light layout in the matrix system is evenly mixed and not divided into blocks

Generic Bowens Installation Design

By using the commonly used Bowens mount
GVM-SD200S can be matched with various light adjusters, such as diffuser,  standard mask, etc.
Also comes with Bowens light stand
This makes the SD200S one of the most versatile lamps.
It allows you to engrave light art well.
SD200S is suitable for most application scenarios and creative scenarios.
With the push of a button and a quarter-turn, light dimmers can be quickly changed to keep up with today’s fast-paced shoots.

APP Bluetooth Remote Control

With Bluetooth networking system, you can search for “GVM_LED” in the App Store to download mobile App (iOS and Android) remote control lights;

Users can rename connected light devices, group control, and so on, to make the devices work better with different scenarios.


master/slave mode

Through the knob on the panel and the clear LCD display
Rotary buttons, set channels, adjust brightness parameters
Or by downloading the GVM APP on the smart device for convenient operation.
With intelligent light control, one person can control the entire studio.
Support mobile phone APP remote control, with online control function.
One can control multiple lamps at the same time.

Build Quality Upgrades

The original S200S was revolutionary due to its compact size and high build quality. The SD200S now goes one step further with a new round of upgrades.

Lightweight and compact design

Measuring only 228*133*349 mm and weighing only 3.15kg , the GVMCOB is designed with portability in mind and can easily fit in most lighting gear cases.
The lightweight aluminum construction combined with the smart thermal circuit design ensures an efficient heat dissipation for a stable, consistent high output over it’s service life.

Powerful True-Tone COB LED

The new SD200S uses the latest True-Tone COB LED engine specially developed for photo-video industry, reaching high scores for color index ratings (CRI 97 / TLCI 98). This enables accurate color rendering on cameras for professional looking results.
With just 200W power draw, the GVMCOB produces a bright, daylight balanced even field of light with an approx. equivalent output of a 1500W+ tungsten light.

Ultrabright Output 200W

When it comes to lighting, output is like horsepower. Using cutting-edge LED technology, the SD200S uses its 200W COB LED output to create an equivalent to a 1500w tungsten light. It also features 0% to 100% dimming control to ensure that you can always find the right level of illumination for your scene. Meet the brightest (and darkest) light in your kit.


Using the built-in industry standard DMX-512 interface, GVM-SD200S can be integrated into more complex studio installations that require standardized remote control methods, such as news scenes, talk shows, or entertainment production.

GVM-SD200S provides 8bit precision DMX control mode.

Daylight 5600K

The SD200S has a perfect 5600K daylight, allowing it to perfectly blend with other daylight-balanced lights in the GVM ecosystem. 5600k colour temp matches the sun and blend seamlessly as white light for natural look.

Ultra-silent design

With the carefully designed mute system, the GVM-SD series has boldly introduced a new design, with a built-in cooling super-mute fan. The advantage of the dual fan is that it can effectively cool down without requiring a high speed. With 100% light intensity, the noise will not exceed 40dB even if the two fans rotate at the same time (when the ambient noise is less than or equal to 22dB). Almost no sound can be heard, and there is no need to adjust the lighting position to accommodate the noise.

Active cooling system

LED lamps are more efficient than traditional light sources. However, LED light sources generate a lot of heat in some cases. Generally speaking, the colder the environment, the higher the light output of the LED. Higher temperatures usually reduce light output. In warmer environments and higher currents, the temperature of the semiconductor element increases. The light output of an LED varies with its temperature at a constant current. Good and efficient thermal management helps to reduce heat accumulation inside and around the LED, which significantly prolongs its lifetime, increases its light output and minimizes the temperature impact on the shooting site.

The SD series is designed with multiple heat sinks and heat conducting copper tubes, which can greatly increase the air contact area, maximize the heat conduction to the outside, and improve the heat dissipation efficiency.

In addition, when the ambient temperature or the total heat generated by the LED is very high, we can increase the total heat from the device by forcing air to flow through it. Dual fan system allows air convection to maximize air circulation. Adding a fan also has the added advantage of removing any concentration of still hot air (hot spots) so that the entire LED system can remain at a reasonable temperature for a long time.

Locking Yoke

A re-designed yoke construction accommodates an expanded range of motion with over 330 degrees, letting you angle and point your light anywhere needed. An improved user-friendly handgrip design also allows for highly intuitive controls.

Intuitive user interface

GVM-SD200S uses an intuitive panel control interface to operate the lights quickly and easily. The digital display displays all the useful information for the user to adjust and customize the desired values.

Large selection knobs can be easily handled (even in gloves) to fine-tune required parameters.

Featherweight Design

While the SD200S boasts an impressive studio grade build quality, it still weighs in at just over 3.15kg allowing filmmakers to easily take this light anywhere without having to worry about the transportation issues that frequently come with larger tungsten fixtures. Tough lightweight aircraft grade aluminum body for easy carry-around.

The Brightest or the Dimmest

The original S200S was revolutionary due to its compact size and high build quality. The SD200S now goes one step further with a new round of upgrades.

Durable transport case

The GVM-SD200S comes standard with a durable carrying case. And all its major components can be stored in the case . The thick case effectively protects the lamp body and accessories for easy transportation and safe storage.

104 reviews for GVM SD200S 200W LED Video Monolight

  1. 5 out of 5


    I’ve only had this light kit for a couple of days, but from what I’ve seen so far they are exactly what I hoped they would be. I’ve been looking at a bunch of COB Led lights and could not pass these up. I’m not sure how you could beat this kit for the price point. They give out a large amount of light for such a small package. I’ve seen some criticism that they are made of plastic, but I actually see that as a positive because it makes them very light and portable. And the Bowens mount is great because it has a locking mechanism which makes me feel way more comfortable possibly using them as a backlight. I threw on a soft box I had and it fit great and locked in place. I plan on using one with the softbox and the other maybe as a bounce or threw an umbrella. I think they are going to be fantastic for interviews. I also like the fact that the dimmer is very responsive and will go to a very low light, unlike other lights I’ve used that can be too bright even at it’s lowest settings.

    This is the 3rd GVM light kit that I own. I have the 560as bi-color flat panels kit and the 800d RGB flat panels kit and I’ve been very happy with the quality and performance from the GVM products . And this P80S kit is a perfect addition to what I already own.

    Overall I think they are perfect for what they are, a no thrills, affordable light kit that packs a lot of punch for the size and price.

  2. 5 out of 5


    In my opinion, this Continuous Lighting Kit is the best choice for interviews, live streams, and photography that need light colors with optimum accuracy, precision, and flicker-free output. This product features a robust 80W COB beads for efficient and stable continuous output LED light. Moreover, it has a high performance with 5600k color temperature, which matches the sun. Also, it has a built-in silent fan for cooling and premium heat disputation.

    Additionally, it is easy to carry it. It is also substantially compatible with many light accessories. It has a lighting brightness range of 10%-100%. Moreover, it beams at an angle of 120 ¡ã. In addition to that, It requires a voltage of DC30V. This softbox and light stand offers a wonderful experience.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Edgar Alejos

    Got this for events videography, using a Fresnel Lens has really changed the look in my videos. A spotlight helps so much in the video. In addition, I’ve used them with an umbrella for interviews, food and product photography. Also the light shaper it includes has been so useful. I have used them 3 hours non stop and work perfect, love the fact that you can select the level of brightness, I got the 2 pack thinking in selling one since I thought I would need that but I’m really considering keeping both.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Overall, I am very satisfied with this light and I would definitely recommend it.

  5. 5 out of 5


    This light is perfect for making videos and taking stunning professional photos.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Very comfortable and light. None can cover all square footage. area hall…).

  7. 5 out of 5


    Not much to say here other than the great value, flexibility and value for money of this lamp

  8. 5 out of 5


    Using it on set, it quickly became one of the go-to lights and will definitely get another. Bi-color, easy to control temperature to match other lights if desired, quiet, versatile, well-built.

  9. 5 out of 5


    I love this lamp. Color accuracy is spot on. Fan noise has been resolved, so you now have fairly quiet lights.

  10. 5 out of 5


    Nice, sturdy light. Easy to use controls. The Bowens stand works with all my existing accessories. I’ve used it on a few shoots now and it does the job every time.

  11. 5 out of 5


    Seeing this light at a nationally televised event will tell you all you need to know about the versatility and power of this two-color light. Yes, it’s not a metal case, but it’s light and emits a lot of quality, accurate light. The prices are really cheap – I have two and I will get a third.

  12. 5 out of 5


    In actual use, I found the build quality to be perfectly acceptable, and certainly much better than some of the other budget options from other overseas brands. I’ve carried these from one lens to another in multiple locations and they haven’t scratched.

  13. 5 out of 5


    This is a great light for video production, just like my old GVM SD200S, the amount of light this 200S provides is amazing, the difference is now I can control the light temperature with this model.

  14. 5 out of 5


    Plus apps and lighting effects are crazy

  15. 5 out of 5


    The quality build feels very good. Aperture can produce very good light.

  16. 5 out of 5


    Bought one, and after one user, bought another for my video shoots.

  17. 5 out of 5


    Simple operation, but many functions. Great for amateurs and professionals. Photography and videography are all about capturing light. This gives you more options. recommended.

  18. 5 out of 5


    These lights are so bright, what GVM has done with the SD series is basically run on a smaller platform with “similar performance” to keep costs down for entry pros who don’t want to sacrifice power output.

  19. 5 out of 5


    Love this lamp. Lightweight and has enough output for nice key lighting. Happy to report that the fan has no noise issues (super quiet). If you’re in a fence, don’t hesitate. Might buy some more.

  20. 5 out of 5


    This is very helpful because there are so many important shots at work.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Midwest Outdoorsman

    These are very basic in design and build. Don’t expect lots of features and extras, but they are bright and relatively quiet. I have not used them for video work, but as long as they are not right next to a microphone I don’t anticipate it being an issue. I have mostly used them for product photography and still scenes. The color balance is great and they are very bright (I know that I have already said this). The build is acceptable as well. Also since they have a Bowens mount you have numerous ways that you can modify the light.

  22. 5 out of 5


    I’m really looking forward to trying these lights as I think they’re a great alternative to the quality/price ratio…they are powerful and the variety of accessories that can be used with the Bowen stand is incredible….. . On the other hand, the fan noise doesn’t bother at all in the video’s audio… ?

  23. 5 out of 5


    Overall, it was amazing to use it at my last wedding and I’m excited to use it again.

  24. 5 out of 5



  25. 5 out of 5


    The GVMSD200S is a killer light if you want daylight balanced, high output (~200 watts) and a remote control. I use these to light up meetings and the lights are more than enough. I can change the intensity as needed, or turn them off quickly during training.

  26. 5 out of 5


    Very useful and fast light control application. Highly recommend the video ?. Thank you all for the great product! ! !

  27. 5 out of 5


    When I looked up this product, there was a lot that I didn’t know much about because it was so bright on YOUTUBE.

  28. 5 out of 5


    I use it for wedding speeches and dances. Being able to control it from 20 feet away with my phone is invaluable and I don’t need to leave my camera to adjust the light!

  29. 5 out of 5


    The app is a pleasure to be able to control and set up light scenes. Build quality is very good. The housing is as thick and sturdy as the mounting legs. You can use all types of modifiers since it’s a standard Bowen mount.

  30. 5 out of 5


    Once set and metered, they do maintain a consistent color temperature. Used two of these for three months in a commercial production environment and found them reliable and quiet

  31. 5 out of 5


    I’m sure you’ve heard the hype surrounding these lights: they’re pretty smart. They are compact and lighter. They are straightforward and no frills to use.

  32. 5 out of 5


    The fans are very quiet and I see why these are great for video too, I’ll be doing something on the road. The power adapter has a very nice locking end into the light and has a hanging cord for stress relief. love it!

  33. 5 out of 5


    Daylight brightness is an understatement. It’s bright, and the addition of a fan keeps many shots cool. The added remote is the icing on the cake.

  34. 5 out of 5


    The GVMSD200S has variable color temperature, premium light, premium build, low fan noise, affordable price and app control. These have become my studio lights and I don’t even need to touch them. I have them on and always connected, I turn them on or off on the app. It’s awesome to have them.

  35. 5 out of 5


    I bought a plan to buy 2-3 more.

  36. 5 out of 5


    Easy to set up/install. Working well thus far.

  37. 5 out of 5


    I’m a videographer and I own several different lights from ST to SD lights. The GVM is as bright as my $700+ aperture light.

  38. 5 out of 5


    It works very well

  39. 5 out of 5


    GVM has created a very bright, awesome light with many of the features and characteristics of more professional light sets at a more affordable price.

  40. 5 out of 5


    The light output is pretty impressive too, illuminating people on the outdoor dance floor before the sun goes down. After the sun goes down, the light only needs about 30% of the power!

  41. 5 out of 5


    This project is bigger and brighter than I expected. This is a real dining light!

  42. 5 out of 5


    Great Light! Works amazingly.

  43. 5 out of 5


    The 200S is the best deal of GVM’s new range of price lamps. For the performance you get, the price can certainly be considered a budget.

  44. 5 out of 5


    I take pictures with this light. I like that I can dial in the colors and match them to my camera, so there’s no question that the color balance is correct.

  45. 5 out of 5


    Love the fact that you can control it with the app and your phone, which gives you a lot of flexibility.

  46. 5 out of 5


    The result is a very satisfying product.

  47. 5 out of 5


    it’s good for shooting.

  48. 5 out of 5


    A quality light that I highly recommend to any new content creator.

  49. 5 out of 5


    The light provided by this 200W dimmable LED light is like bringing the sun into our studio, the remote control makes every aspect very convenient to use because many times we can’t run from one place to another to change the light Setup, great addition to our studio! cheers!

  50. 5 out of 5


    If you’re happy with the lights you have to plug in, this is definitely a good option

  51. 5 out of 5


    These are good lights for the money.

  52. 5 out of 5


    This LED exceeds all expectations and is very powerful. Worth every penny.

  53. 5 out of 5


    The screws are easy to tighten, no extra torque is required, movement is blocked and the grip has not been loosened so far (4 months).

  54. 5 out of 5


    GVM is known for product quality, and while this light is in a budget-friendly range, the quality is still good. They used more plastic elements to keep the cost down, but it still felt sturdy. The light itself has a good weight, heavier than many LED panels, which is great when used with C-brackets and heavy duty light tripods. Since this light is compatible with Bowens mounts, adding a diffuser will add to its weight, so it is recommended to use an appropriate light stand to properly hold the light.

  55. 5 out of 5


    Bought one for myself, liked it very much, and bought another for my brother. If I had enough money, I’d buy one for your brother too, because anyone taking pictures should have a light like this.

  56. 5 out of 5


    The chassis is cool too. Well made, insulated and travel friendly.

  57. 5 out of 5


    The stand feels sturdy, unlike some cheap brands you can get out there, and its carrying case is easy to carry around.

  58. 5 out of 5


    If you need soft natural light, you can get it with this kit.

  59. 5 out of 5


    The remote is a bit finicky, other than that it’s a good light

  60. 5 out of 5


    The remote has a nice touch so you don’t have to get up to make adjustments, or if you’re mounting it high up, it’s easier to use the remote

  61. 5 out of 5


    This light is perfect for a newbie like me, a first video light, and couldn’t be easier.

  62. 5 out of 5


    The fan runs slower to reduce sound when running, and faster when it doesn’t keep it cool, which is one of the best features compared to other similar lights in the price range. The remote is also very useful, uses radio frequency so it can drain the battery quickly, just remember to turn it off (there is a switch).

  63. 5 out of 5


    Not a video expert, but I own a recording studio and shoot stand-alone (Zoom Q8) video for the room for YouTube webcasts. The room has low ceilings and recessed lighting. This light and softbox attachment completely eliminated my “black spots”. Really incredible value for money. The tripod is sturdier than expected, and the remote works just fine. “10” acquisition!

  64. 5 out of 5


    This light is perfect for the main light in my YouTube studio. Softboxes and honeycombs are perfect for directing the light in the right direction, reducing any spillage and brightening the room. It’s very light at 200 and is dimmable.

  65. 5 out of 5


    seems to work. The fan starts after about 10 minutes of continuous use.

  66. 5 out of 5


    as described

  67. 5 out of 5


    I liked it the first time I used it, and it is easy for beginners to get started. I want to end up with another

  68. 5 out of 5


    It made my life so easy!

  69. 5 out of 5


    For the price it offers a great light. The case is not super durable and is made of plastic. The reflector adapter has a good locking mechanism. Good value for money considering many brighter lights are much more expensive.

  70. 5 out of 5


    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for to help improve my photography projects. I’ve tried the other one, but it’s inconsistent at times and needs some tweaking to make some angles even. The Bluetooth app controls are a lot more useful than I thought. If you’re wondering, I’ll definitely give it a try.

  71. 5 out of 5


    This product is perfect for my needs. As a content creator on YouTube and social media, my lights are always good, but never great. When I improve the quality of my content, I know I have to invest in good lighting to better reflect my work. This GVM light is all I need. It provides better lighting for my videos as well as for photos taken in thumbnail or staged shots. The product is very neatly packaged and the customer service is great. I would definitely recommend this product to content creators.

  72. 5 out of 5


    The fan is very quiet, but still noticeable. I recorded video and had no sound issues, so unless you’re recording very low audio, I wouldn’t worry about it. But I know sometimes people have sensitive cases, so I think it’s worth paying attention.

  73. 5 out of 5


    This thing is bright! It can easily double the light output of any room. You can adjust the tint and brightness of white. It comes with 2 attachments, the first is a spotlight effect and the second is a plate to which the diffuser plate is attached. It comes with all power cables (I may add long cables). So if you need a really bright video light, this workhorse is all you need.