I have tried quite a few disco lights of this type but at last, this one brings something new to the table.
In the attractive mid-market box you get the disco light itself, USB power cable, remote control, a ball and socket suction mount and a well written and easy to read if rather a small User Guide. I enclose a scan of the User Guide in the unboxing video.
The light and mount are made of plastic and this is where the budget price has to be paid as more costly rivals of the same design are made of metal. The remote control is quite small but the buttons are well marked and have a positive feel to them. Although the disco light is made of plastic so far my unit has shown no signs of packing and seems capable of staying the course.
The low power consumption and the USB power source means the unit can be easily used outdoors if connected to a powerbank or similar power source. However, don’t be tempted to use this outside if there is any sign of rain, as this device is not water-resistant or designed for outdoor use.
Two features make this disco light stand out from its many rivals. Firstly, this one comes with a suction ball and socket mount. which allows it to be mounted to almost any suitable surface and then precisely aligned as desired, although it can also be fitted to a standard tripod screw mount. It also has a ring of 27 multi-coloured LEDs that fully encircle the base of the unit. This secondary light source makes a big difference to the nature of the light display.
Operating is easy enough. Just plug in – there is no Off/On switch – select the mode and features you want from the remote, and there you go. The supplied power cable is quite short and so an extension cable may be needed. It is good that the light uses a USB power source but annoying that the connection to the light unit itself is non-standard. There is a very slight noise as the internal light wheel rotates but this would be no problem in normal use. The ring of external LEDs does add quite significantly to the overall effect and is a nice addition to the unit.
The remote allows you to select various lighting colours and combinations (R, G, B, RG.RB, GB), a stroboscopic lighting effect, auto colour scrolling, and all with a rolling rotating light wheel effect. There is a music-controlled mode determined by the internal microphone which allows the lights to pulse in time with sounds over 48db.
The lighting effects are very effective and would be perfect to give atmosphere to a party or small disco. The £16.99 price for a sophisticated remote control unit such as this is very good indeed although for long-term or professional use a more expensive and more robust unit might be better.
Dramatic Lighting Effects
27 LED External Light Ring
Multiple lighting modes
Good User Guide
No power switch
Non-Standard USB plug