Improving the Amaran AL-H198 LED

The Aputure Amaran AL-H198 is a small inexpensive LED light with great color. The build quality is pretty suspicious, as are some of the design decisions, but it excels nonetheless. Here are some fixes to problems I’ve encountered…

Replacing The Gel Mounts

The mounting system for the included diffusion and CTO gel panels is particularly problematic. They friction-fit onto plastic posts that protrude from the lights themselves … until the posts break! Then you’ll probably resort to gaff tape.  Here is one solution, based on the magnetic gel mounts seen in other LED lights.

Parts List for 1 light + 2 gel panels:

4x – Neodymium Magnets, 1/4″ square (.1″ to .2″ thick)

8x – M4 x 6mm Screws

8x – M4 Thin Nuts