This light is brilliant - in every sense of the word. In using it for some tabletop cinematography, it has been a very versatile source, acting as key, backlight, kicker, etc. The quality of light is beautiful, and the convenience of having something like this is my backpack for grab-and-go shots can't be underestimated. Is it a big, soft source? Of course not. But that's not the intent. This will give you the most punch per ounce of anything in your kit.