The ML360HP Midi Hybrid Plus LED light has an on-board rechargeable lithium cell battery (giving 90 minutes of full-power continuous light) instead of standard replaceable AAA batteries like its sister ML360H model. Other extras compared to the standard ML360H are the '"ball head to hotshoe'" system (which allows the ML360HP to be pivoted, angled and turned) and the included light modifying accessories - a diffusor and two gels.
Those differences aside, the ML360HP performs like the ML360H, and combines continuous and flash lighting in a single small unit, making it an ideal hobby light for those shooting both video and photos on compact cameras or entry level DSLRs. It can be hand held, fitted to numerous Manfrotto supports via its standard 1/4" thread or mounted on a flash hotshoe, either horizontally or vertically thanks to the DUO feature with its two shoe attachments. This also allows multiple ML series lights to be stacked together to give a stronger light.
As a Hybrid LED light, the ML360HP has a flash setting, triggered by a sync cable, that emits a pulse of light four times brighter than the maximum continuous light it can produce.
When used as a continuous light source, the ML360HP's 36 LEDs emit light at a constant temperature of 5600 degrees K (daylight), with an illuminance of 420 LUX at a distance of 1m. Its dimmer allows precise control over light output and exposure. An ML360HP is a convenient, compact and portable light source. The cone of light it produces is diffuse and soft-edged; with no heat generated and with a beam of around 30 degrees, it can illuminate a person standing 3m (10ft) away, making it ideal for many close-range applications such as interview lighting, Vox Pops, casual or social video. It can be used off-camera as a macro photography light without overheating delicate subjects. When fitted onto a DSLR shoe, a handy 3200K LED lights the camera controls to assist you in low light conditions.
The ML360HP has an in-built rechargeable lithium battery which will keep it lit at full brightness for approximately 1.5 hours. LEDs also have a longer lifespan than traditional bulbs and are more shock-resistant.