GVM-SD300S 300W Daylight High Power LED Monolight


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Product Overview


GVM-SD300S is a compact and powerful LED spotlight Power up to 300W 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-SD300S has a light and compact design
The size is only 228x123x349mm and the weight is only 3.15kg
One of the most compact stationary styles of its kind, it fits in most travel kits.

Ultrabright Output 300W

When it comes to lighting, output is like horsepower. Using cutting-edge LED technology, the SD300S uses its 300W COB LED output to create an equivalent to a 2000w 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.

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 300W of power, the SD300S 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-SD300S can be matched with various light adjusters, such as diffuser, diffuser, standard mask, etc.
Also comes with Bowens light stand
This makes the SD300S one of the most versatile lamps.
It allows you to engrave light art well.
SD300S 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 intelligent control system

SD300S has mobile phone Bluetooth APP control function
Lights can be controlled via smart mobile devices
Search APP “GVM_LED” from major APP stores or manuals
One or more SD300S devices can be controlled simultaneously.
The APP can also control the lighting effects.
This saves a lot of time and effort when operating multiple SD300S in the field.

Daylight 5600K

The SD300S 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.

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.


Using the built-in industry standard DMX-512 interface, GVM-SD300S can be integrated into more complex studio installations that require standardized remote control methods, such as news scenes, talk shows, or entertainment production. 

GVM-SD300S provides 8bit precision DMX control mode.

Featherweight Design

While the SD300S 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.

Build Quality Upgrades

The original S300S was revolutionary for its compact size and high build quality. The SD300S now takes this a step further with a new round of upgrades.


master/slave mode

Through the knob on the panel and the clear LCD display
Rotary buttons, set channels, adjust color temperature/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.

Excellent excellent brightness

High power 300W LED video light.
Brightness under bare bulb: 43700lux/0.5m, 11640lux/1m
With standard lampshade brightness: 91500lux/0.5m, 56600lux/1m
An ultra-high color rendering index of 97+ helps restore the truest colors.
And can enrich the color light and provide the most natural light perception.
Make this luminaire suitable for studio and large-scale film crews on-site use.
Provide you with vivid shooting effects and provide users with a worry-free experience.

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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.

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.

Durable transport case

The GVM-SD300S 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.

103 reviews for GVM-SD300S 300W Daylight High Power LED Monolight

  1. 5 out of 5


    The knobs and buttons both feel good, although I did find that if I had to go from one end of the scale to the other, it took a lot of turns to get there. The good news is that it can be linked to other lights so I can control all lights from one master. It even has app controls to make it even easier.

  2. 5 out of 5


    The main body of construction is metal and plastic. The metal requirements for the heat dissipation area are higher.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Have no complaints.

  4. 5 out of 5


    At 100% output, I can do it 6 feet away with lights without modifiers. Shot with my Sony A7Siii in Slog3.cine. Shutter 1/50 ISO 640 is a bit brighter than f/11. Colors seem to be fairly accurate, probably a warm 300 Kelvin. Compared to the Apture 300X, it looks very similar in terms of color and brightness. I got an exposure of F/10 at 5600K.

  5. 5 out of 5


    It has a diffuser cap. I’ll have to check it out if it’s protecting the LED chip during travel (protective cover not included) or if it’s a diffuser. I’m a little scared to use it because the chip gets hot during use. I might just use it for travel protection.

  6. 5 out of 5


    The display is large and easy to read. It does get darker at steep angles, but it’s still easy to read.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Reflectors are great. It really focuses the light and lets you get some extra output out of it. Much better than most 7″ reflectors that come with these lights.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Operation and dials are very intuitive. You turn the “BRG” dial and it will adjust the brightness level. You may need to adjust it by switching the Mode to Rotation. Otherwise, you are in master/slave mode. I want to have only one master/slave switch with all modes. But not the boss. DMX requires an adapter (not included) – but won’t show up on the schema until the adapter is plugged in.

  9. 5 out of 5


    I was curious and bought it as an option for photography.

  10. 5 out of 5


    Color accuracy is not exactly the same as the LED screen on the back of the lamp. A true 5600K is closer to a 6800k – 7000K. As long as you know this and adjust, it shouldn’t hold you back too much. The lights are a bit magenta, but not overpowering and easy to correct in post.

  11. 5 out of 5


    Build quality is very good. It’s a plastic-type material, but it looks and feels well done. There are some metal parts (watch out for heat). I think that’s a benefit of dealing with heat.

  12. 5 out of 5


    While a lot of people love to hate that GVM products aren’t “professional,” this 300W COB light and many of their other products are just as good as their big-name competitors. I’m no stranger to GVM lights. I have a set of their 75 watt panels and they are great considering the price point. This 300W COB is as good as the Apurture 300x in terms of features (Apture wins in design and build, but at 2.5 times the price). The light output is excellent – very bright – but considering it’s dimmable, I’d rather go for very bright as I often use it with two layers of diffuser. And the advertised 5600k color temperature is dead. One of my complaints is the power pack, it doesn’t have a way to hang it on the light stand, and it’s too heavy to hang. I glued a 3-M hook through the gorilla and attached a loop of thin wire so I could hang it from the tension knob on a light stand, like an Aputure power supply, but with the exception of the slight Annoyance aside, my jury came up with a solution. , otherwise the light is perfect. As far as fan noise goes, it’s quiet enough for almost any application (especially considering it’s so bright that you can place it away from the mic rather than a low-powered light). With proper placement and use of a shotgun mic, it’s nearly silent. This light is very good value for money.

  13. 5 out of 5


    It comes with a diffuser and a reflector so I can use it out of the box. I like to use it with a large reflector disk for beautiful, full lighting.

  14. 5 out of 5


    It also comes with a nice travel/storage box. It will keep everything together nicely.

  15. 5 out of 5


    This budget lamp is a great option when you need a lot of light output. There aren’t really many lights on the market, and I honestly can’t think of a price with that much light output.

  16. 5 out of 5


    Overall a fantastic light. highly recommended.

  17. 5 out of 5


    Most LED video lights you see are 60w. Maybe 120w sometimes. This bad boy is 300w. It was crazy bright. This is handy if you’re shooting in an area with some ambient light, using large modifiers, or if you have to keep the light source away from the subject. I’ve been in a few situations where using a 300 watt light would have made the job a lot easier.

  18. 5 out of 5


    very quiet. Since most of what I do is video, it’s important to me to have bright light that doesn’t create a lot of noise. The only way I can get any audio out of it is if I put a mic on it.

  19. 5 out of 5


    If you’re looking for something like the Apture 300D, but want a more budget option, this might be a good option, they claim a CRI of 97, which is great especially at this price point, the body is mostly It’s plastic, but for studio use it’s fine. Something useful about this light is an LED display that shows your power settings, so it’s easier if you’re running multiple lights and need to match them. The power cord is also lockable, not a standard IEC cable, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally pulling it out. Overall, this is an amazing lamp that offers performance above its price range and I would recommend it to anyone on a budget.

  20. 5 out of 5


    I love GVM lights. I’ve never had a problem with the lights not working or overheating. The fans were very quiet. Fans won’t make audio for your movie unless you put a lav mic on the lights. I actually only use GVM lights (utility lights not included) for my short film Cyber??? Attack. I hope to have a GVM 600watt one day.

  21. 5 out of 5


    This 300 watt light is a lot more powerful than I need, I might go for a 200 watt or even a 100 watt light, but I like to have enough power to have some versatility in case I need it in the future. Now with a big softbox I only have about 10% power and it works great.

  22. 5 out of 5


    Quiet: Quiet even at 100% intensity, yes, the sound is there, but can’t be picked up when doing video reviews.

  23. 5 out of 5


    The operation of the light is fairly simple, you have the main knob for adjusting the brightness, tap it to adjust the color temperature. Press and hold the center button to enter RGB mode. There is an app to adjust settings more intuitively.

  24. 5 out of 5


    I love this lamp. It’s built like a tank, albeit with some hard plastic but mostly metal with an aluminum handle. This daylight balanced light is very bright, like 300W, and with the reflector in the package, it gets even brighter. You can’t go wrong with a quality lamp from the CRI 97*, and then there’s the price, it’s probably the most affordable 300W daylight-balanced lamp with a price cut. I am very happy with this lamp and have no complaints.

  25. 5 out of 5


    This light comes with a reflector disc and a strap to attach the power brick bracket to the light stand. It takes a second to get up to work, but it’s perfect for studio use and better than nothing.

  26. 5 out of 5


    The carrying case is great, it’s a soft but sturdy design, and it’s fairly small.

  27. 5 out of 5


    GVM 300W LED lights are great value for money, especially when compared to 300W lights from other popular brands. This light is bright! It comes in a nice carrying case which is very nice and comes with a reflector, small diffuser and power cord/brick. For most applications, you’ll probably need some kind of light modulator, such as a softbox or lantern attachment.

  28. 5 out of 5


    At this price point, there are few lights on the market this bright. So if you just need a bright video light for your home studio, this is a great option.

  29. 5 out of 5


    Great value! Fulfills all my needs for product photos and portrait videos.

  30. 5 out of 5


    Large screen lighting for easy manual operation.

  31. 5 out of 5


    Overall, I recommend this light, and it’s now on sale for about $299.99, which is a good price for this light. For reference, a similar one from Godox is $499.

  32. 5 out of 5


    It has a standard Bowens mount. This will be very helpful if you have other lights (Godox???) that use the same Bowen system. Additional modifiers feel good and safe.

  33. 5 out of 5


    Includes many special effects like candles, tv, etc. I didn’t use those, but they’re there if you need them.

  34. 5 out of 5


    Very good light, no flicker and very powerful. Not as good as a flash, it’s great indoors at night and during the day, not outdoors during the day. The remote works great and you can adjust the power. Overall the light is good,

  35. 5 out of 5


    Great value for money. It lights up beautifully, it’s not the main light. But as a back or filler, it’s great.

  36. 5 out of 5


    The power cord is very simple. It clips onto the back of the device, and the power pack can be mounted on a stand. A long cable connects the power pack to the wall.

  37. 5 out of 5


    The included case is fantastic. It offers tons of protection and looks very professional in front of clients.

  38. 5 out of 5


    Good size, good light, nice dimmer. Satisfied with the purchase.

  39. 5 out of 5


    App works fine (you need to enable bluetooth and location) and you have full control, even if you close the app, when you open it again, the light is still connected and you can control it.

  40. 5 out of 5


    The fans weren’t loud, you could hear it, but since I took more photos than videos, it wasn’t a big deal.

  41. 5 out of 5


    Compatible with a wide variety of modifiers available on the market due to the use of Bowens mounts.

  42. 5 out of 5


    Once I see this light is available, no If’s , And’s or But are about getting it. GVM makes great video lighting products that are easy to use, affordable and high performance. This may be the fourth light I’ve gotten from the GVM, but it’s the most modern and easy-to-control light I can use for event photography and video. I’ve been thinking about getting more into video, but photography has been very lucrative so far.

  43. 5 out of 5


    The lock on the Bowens mount felt solid and I didn’t have to hit it to get the latch to disengage.

  44. 5 out of 5


    Powerful: 300W gives you great power and light

  45. 5 out of 5


    In photography work, light is the most important, for video, light and sound are the most important, if you have this GVM light, your work is 1/3 done. I am very happy with it.

  46. 5 out of 5


    The arms have locking teeth so I can attach a very large softbox without worrying about it slipping and tilting.

  47. 5 out of 5


    This is an extremely powerful light. For long distances and large boxes, this is the light to use.

  48. 5 out of 5


    It’s great to see GVM push their game up with new lightweight releases every year. This light is a huge step up from their previous budget light boards and I can’t wait to see what they will do in the years to come.

  49. 5 out of 5


    The build quality makes this light a money saver. The lamp itself has a fair amount of plastic. However, the yoke is metal and has teeth on the rosette so it can handle larger modifiers 60 inches or larger. Very solid setup.

  50. 5 out of 5


    Check out the build quality. While the lights are mostly made of plastic, for areas with metal, they do get hot after being on for a while. So when the light comes on, be careful and only handle the plastic parts. The tightening knob on the yoke is solid. The Bowens attachment works smoothly. Overall, I feel like if you take care of it, the light stays the same.

  51. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been using GVM products for a while now and I’m very satisfied so far.

  52. 5 out of 5


    With the price of these lights, it gives us independent filmmakers a lot of options, and I’ve been a fan of GVM for a while now because I own some of their lights. This is one of the strongest. The build quality is solid and sturdy, and since the hinges work so well, I don’t really have any complaints. Overall, this is a solid 300 watt bi-color LED that I would definitely recommend to have in your arsenal. Very affordable option considering the power.

  53. 5 out of 5


    Very nice simple upgrade, finally nice to see in a lighting kit. 1. Power adapter harness! I’m tired of all this clutter and ropes stuck in knobs. 2. Lock the power cord. This seems like a basic principle, but hardly any company does it. 3. Compared with other similar lamps, it is light in weight. This unit is easy to handle. 4. Bright enough to act as a modest side key light. Thanks so much for this!

  54. 5 out of 5


    This light will be the best choice for you as a photographer.

  55. 5 out of 5


    good results. It’s really bright, quiet, and you can’t go wrong with the price. The controller is a bit clunky and it shuts itself off to save battery, but it works just fine.

  56. 5 out of 5


    First of all, this is a smart boy. At 100% it’s as bright as my two brightest panels combined, and the spread is much better. It has an aluminum body with vents on the top and bottom, and all the controls are on the back. It’s really simple considering everything, if you’ve used any other GVM lights you don’t need instructions, and honestly if you’re under 30 you probably don’t need them either, it’s actually two buttons and a dial. I keep my settings between 5000K-5500K which is a nice warm white tone and it gives me nice colors and fantastic brightness as both the warm and cool LEDs are near their maximum brightness use. I’m personally not a fan of the new grandstand genre – I understand the appeal of a stand that collapses from the inside out, but it’s not my cup of tea. It’s good to be clear, I’m just using my own. I have an old Interfit stand with a base that’s 4 feet wide and it’s impossible to knock it over – this is important for my sets as I work a lot with hobbyists and bands and not everyone…be careful …anyway, I have no complaints about the power of light, it’s absolutely morbid. I need to pick up two more soon so I can set them from my YouTube set to the other side of the room and light them up without breaking a sweat.

  57. 5 out of 5


    At this price point, few lights can compete in brightness and bi-color capability. If fan noise doesn’t interfere with your workflow, then this light is worth considering!

  58. 5 out of 5


    The power is enough and I don’t use it alone as it’s not enough to light a medium sized room well enough with a diffuser material.

  59. 5 out of 5


    There are some lights out there that perform as well as this one – the difference is that you can buy 4 or 5 of this for the price of 1 other. Do yourself a favor and save the money.

  60. 5 out of 5


    For me, the biggest highlight of this LED light is that it is very quiet! I mean it’s quiet! The biggest complaint many people (myself included) have when buying budget lights for video work is that they tend to be noisier than their more expensive counterparts. Not so with this cheap little gem. It’s a sleeper; you want to buy one, or two or three. They are so good. For their nature and cost, they are totally worth it. You won’t find quieter, brighter lights in this category. get one! Or two!

  61. 5 out of 5


    I just found out that to get the brightest setting you have to use this light at 5100k, which makes sense since it’s between the 2700k bulb and the 7500k bulb in the LEDs. This is an amazing light from GVM, it’s very powerful and useful when I’m shooting content for my real estate clients. In my video I have a use case using this 300w LED.

  62. 5 out of 5


    This light is amazing I have been struggling with strobe lighting and finally decided to try continuous again. There’s no need to guess what the light looks like, it’s there so you can check the intensity and shadows before shooting. like that. So, decided to try this GVM light. I have one of these lights so I already know the quality and how it works. And this lamp has everything I want. There is a knob on the back to adjust the brightness. long power cord. LEDs are so much better than light bulbs. Shows percent light output on the rear display. There’s even a temperature display so you can see if it might be overheating. Now, this one even has a remote, which my older model didn’t have. Controlling the lights with the remote is much easier than controlling them manually, which is a great feature.

  63. 5 out of 5


    I used it to shoot for 2 hours without any issues. Thanks to the internal fan, the lights stay cool without any overheating issues. The fans are very quiet and don’t disturb live recorded audio. It’s made of sturdy plastic, so this makes the unit super lightweight yet sturdy at the same time. The Bowens stand allows me to mount any other professional lighting accessories I may need. The mounting knob is large and has a nifty button to help turn the knob and adjust it. I’m concerned that this piece will be weaker due to its plastic construction, but I’m confident in its ability to hold a light and heavy softbox lantern after it’s raised. The large handle on top is super handy and a great place to hold while adjusting the lights. My only regret is having one of these!

  64. 5 out of 5


    I really like this lamp. This is a great addition to my lighting arsenal. Whenever possible, I use it to light up my outdoor videos.

  65. 5 out of 5


    Great for bargain light. Great for small to medium studios. I use it as my main video light and it works just fine. becomes very bright. Most of the time I don’t have more than 45% bulbs. It comes with a fairly long cord (I still use an extension cord). Great supplementary light for beginners or professionals! The Bowens bracket is not as tight as I would like, but it is still very secure. The lamp itself is very portable. I definitely recommend. The only thing that sets this light apart is whether it has a battery pack!

  66. 5 out of 5


    I use it more than anything out of curiosity, but it’s becoming my new go-to light. Simple interface, powerful basic functions, very cost-effective.

  67. 5 out of 5


    At this price, it’s an unbeatable bright light. It’s made of plastic, so for small indie projects it won’t survive a real production day, but be sure to deliver! !

  68. 5 out of 5


    As far as it goes, it’s probably the best of its kind. It’s as quiet as a light with a fan, and the build quality and size are excellent. It’s as bright as any other 300-watt lamp, so it’s comparable. This is a great light, but it’s definitely a beginner’s light.

  69. 5 out of 5


    I love that it’s small, light, powerful, easy to transport and very bright.

  70. 5 out of 5


    This is probably my new favorite photo light. Perfectly connected to my softbox and I love the light it emits.

  71. 5 out of 5


    Very happy with my purchase, it was exactly what I wanted and it worked great.

  72. 5 out of 5


    Of course, this 300w LED is a direct competitor to Aputure’s 300x, which is also a 300w bi-color LED video light. This particular light has super color accuracy and renders skin tones well without changing and changing white balance. One thing I didn’t mention in the video overview is that the package comes with an extra light stand and softbox. With a rating of over 100,000 lux, this light is very bright. I haven’t used it in the sun, but I’m sure I have a lot of wiggle room when I use this LED on set. The bi-color nature of this LED makes it so versatile that I don’t need to carry extra colored gels, and it allows me to shoot in any lighting condition that can match the color of the environment. I didn’t mention in my video overview that the power brick is lighter and smaller than the Aputure 300x light, which means the carrying case is also more compact. I don’t like the included light stand, but I think they would work, but I would never trust this 300 watt LED light stand with a giant softbox.

  73. 5 out of 5


    The light gets very bright, so you can match the amount of light coming into your space through the windows, so you can balance the shadows, matching hues to help blend natural light with artificial light. Also, dimming control over a wide range is great. Has a known ultra-pure color temperature (set camera white balance to this value and forget about it!). The lights are very quiet and the cooling system keeps them cool. I love this light because it’s very easy to use, great for photography, video, and it’s very sturdy.