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Pixel G1s RGB Light Review – Feature Rich


Price / Value
100 %
Build Quality
100 %
Brightness Output
90 %
100 %
Battery Life
90 %

The Pixel G1s comes in at a lower price than many other mainstream video RGB lights, but can it compare?

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Technical Specs

✅ 80 Bi-color LEDS
✅ Up to 1500 lux at ½ meters
✅ 2500K to 8500K Color Temperature
✅ 3200mAh rechargeable battery
✅ USB Type C charging port
✅ Hue & Saturation Adjustment
✅ Brightness adjustment from 0 to 100%

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Pixel G1s Package Contents

The package comes with the RGB LED light unit, a cold shoe mount, an adjustable ball head mount with a 1/4″ screw thread, a USB type C charging cable and a carrying pouch.

Pixel G1s Package Contents

Pixel G1s Body & Build Quality

The built quality of the Pixel G1s is excellent! The light has an aluminum alloy body and comes in at around 0.6 lbs or 260 grams in weight. There are not parts of the unit that feel cheap or flimsy.

The unit’s bottom has a swing-out arm, which is excellent for attaching the light to any device that accepts standard 1/4″ mounts. The swing-out arm easily holds the light unit’s weight if it is swung entirely out to the opposite end.

Pixel G1s Charging Port & Swing-Out Arm

The underside of the unit contains the USB type C charging port, which can be utilized with or without the swing-out arm in the way.

pixel g1s metal build quality
Pixel G1s Metal Build Quality

Pixel G1s Features & Buttons

The side of the unit has two adjustment dials and a button to modify the following:

  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Color temperature
  • Lighting modes
  • Brightness output

The light modes can be changed to either RGB mode or non-RGB mode. In non-RGB mode, the color temperature is adjustable from 2500K to 8500K.

In the RGB mode, the color’s hue and saturation can be set. As well, there are 12 different lighting modes to simulate the following:

  • Lightning 1
  • Lightning 2
  • Flashing
  • Candlelight
  • TV Screen
  • Breathe Effect
  • RGB Slow
  • RGB Fast
  • RGB Strobe
  • Police Sirens
  • Ambulance Sirens
  • Fire Truck Sirens

There is also a color guide at the back of the unit to help you quickly dial in the color that you want.

Pixel G1s Brightness Demo

Pixel G1s Lighting Modes Demo

Here is a quick demo of the different lighting modes (seizure warning).

Usage Experience

I have used this light for about 7 months without any issues for multiple YouTube videos and for taking product photos. For example, the colored backgrounds shown in some of these photos are from using a second Pixel G1s light.

Even with the light being on for hours continuously, it doesn’t get crazy hot where it has overheated or where it is uncomfortable to hold. The mounting points on the swing-out arm are great for securing it to a tripod, c stand, camera, or tabletop tripod.

The battery life can last for a few hours at max brightness on a full charge, so I usually leave it plugged in via a USB type C cable, and it always lasts for a day of shooting videos without overheating.

Pixel G1s RGB Manual Color

Summing Up

I loved using this light so much that I ended up buying a second unit. In my YouTube videos, I have one light that casts a fading RGB color cycle on the wall as a changing color background. Then I use the other unit for B-roll shots to add accent lighting or for product shots. I recommend it highly for the price, compared to other more mainstream offerings.

If there is anything that I missed in the review, or if you have any questions that I did not cover, please leave a comment below.

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Adrian is a tech lover that enjoys helping people make the most of their tech in a simplified way.

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